Longtail searches

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (9 posts)
  1. homesteadbound profile image80
    homesteadboundposted 12 years ago

    Until a week ago, there have been alot of things I have never heard of. One of those is longtail searches. Do long tail search only work in conjuction with the Title and subtitles, or do the searches also look at the body of your hub. Thanks.

    1. WriteAngled profile image73
      WriteAngledposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I understand (and I am not very au fait with SEO), a search will cover all of an article. However, the search engine gives more weight if the search terms appear in the URL, title, headings and summary than if they only appear in the body.

      So if you are writing about purple widgets with green spots, you need to have a title which includes "Purple widgets with green spots" rather than choosing a title such as "Widgets for people who are colour-blind or have poor taste".

      1. homesteadbound profile image80
        homesteadboundposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Where is the summary that you speak of?
        And are tags also included in the longtail search?
        Thanks so much for your previous comment, WriteAngled

        1. WriteAngled profile image73
          WriteAngledposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          When you are producing a hub, on the right hand side of the screen about half-way down, you will see a section with tabs. One of these includes the tags (descriptors) HP asked you for right at the start. Another tab is for the summary. This is the snippet of text that will appear, for example, under each link in Google search results.

          It is best to produce a summary yourself, because as well as this being given weight by the search engines, you can also control the very first impressions people get when they find your hub in a search.

          1. homesteadbound profile image80
            homesteadboundposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            OOOOOOhhhhhhhh! .....Thanks so much, WriteAngled. I will have to go back and do that on all my hubs. You have been very helpful.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    "Long tail" just refers to catering to a search based on multiple words. 

    So Googling "red hats" would not be long tail, Googling "red hats for happy hamsters" would be long tail.

    It doesn't mean anything more than that.

    1. homesteadbound profile image80
      homesteadboundposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, psycheskinner. I think I have it! Thanks!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    The summary is good for search engines (for indexing your hub page), but as far as searches, depending on what word/words are being searched, those are the words which appear in the search result text. It could come from anywhere in your hub; Google will try to find the closest match of text to the search query.

    longtails are often used in search queries. If you do a search here at HP on longtails, you'll find useful hubs. They may touch on it in the Learning Center.

    Here is a brief video about how google search works.

    1. homesteadbound profile image80
      homesteadboundposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, rebekahElle. It's all becomer a little easier to understand. I appreciate the time you took to reply to my query.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)