Should I ignore long-tail keyword anomalies

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  1. J Sunhawk profile image70
    J Sunhawkposted 7 years ago

    I've looked at long-tail keywords that are finding a hub, and there are dozens of weird keyword combinations that are finding the hub.

    These multi-word keyword strings are used only one time by visitors. As mentioned, there are literally dozens of them.

    Should I ignore these strange word combinations?

    Is it worthwhile to run them through a keyword analyzer to try to find other keyword combinations?

    1. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Something to be aware of is if you're finding the info in analytics then a lot of what you'll see will be phrases that brought a visitor to another page on hubpages and then they went to your hub from there, often through the related hubs box or intext links. So the phrase brought a visitor to your hub indirectly.

      Sometimes you'll see phrases that have nothing to do with your hub as well such as hot aunties or something like that.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    That's what a long-tail is. You can't find them in any keyword tool because the combination does not appear often enough to be counted.

    1. J Sunhawk profile image70
      J Sunhawkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So if my hub is on brass beds, and I'm getting keyword hits from "how to polish a brass doorknob," I should do what?

      Not trying to be a wise guy, I'm trying to determine if there's any value in using an unrelated keyword phrase in the hub. For example, I could throw in sentence that states: If you know how to polish a brass doorknob, that particular skill will be helpful in maintaining your brass bed.

  3. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I find long-tails to be worthwhile. I have a site that gets thousands of hits per month from hundreds of different articles that rank with long-tails.

    Also you should be able to get dozens, even hundreds of hits per month from one good long-tail.

    A good way to find them is using the auto-complete in Google search, or the related keywords you often find at the bottom page of a search. smile

    1. J Sunhawk profile image70
      J Sunhawkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not familiar with the "auto-complete." Can you explain, please? Thanks.

      1. Bill Manning profile image73
        Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, different browsers and tool bars can be different. But normally when your typing in a keyword in Google search page or your google search box in your tool bar, a list of the most common terms pop up as a list.

        That is Google's way of helping you put in what it thinks your going to type in, as a way to auto-complete your search. Those keyword phases are the most common phases people search for.

        Sometimes you can find some good ones. Like, I started to type in "do cats,,,"

        And I got a long list like:

        do cats sweat
        do cats see color
        ,,,and so on.

        I found one that said "do cats need sunlight" and I made an article on it. I get a few hundred hits per month on my site for that. smile

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          TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I tried that but often these types of keywords don't have any bids by the adwords advertiser. So how would you deal such a situation?

          1. Bill Manning profile image73
            Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well I admit those types are much better for your own websites. With a hub your relying on just that one article.

            But using a word like that on your own site, you already have sponsor ads and so on in your sidebars. Plus due to the mix of other content the adsense ads normally still show paying related ads.

            So yeah, if you see a long-tail that does not seem to have any bids and are just relying on adsense, it's better for just your own website.

            However you still can put in Amazon links in a hub with that keyword, targeting related items. smile

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              TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Interesting and good options to use those keywords but right now I am only working on hubpages. Thanks.


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