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How to rank for longtail keywords like these?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tihiq, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. tihiq

    tihiq Newbie

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    According to Google Suggest, there are visitors who search for: where can I buy {any product} online

    But see this example:
    1. Search for where can I buy ephedra online in Google.
    2. You will see only buy ephedra online results. Yet, there ARE actually sites with the entire exact phrase in their title. Looks like the where can I part is being totally ignored.

    Why is that and is it useless to optimize our articles using titles like "can I buy", "where can I buy", etc. If Google ignore such phrases we're just wasting precious space in our titles instead of using keywords we can actually rank for. Is there a list of keywords that Google just ignore during searches?
     
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  2. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google "Google Stop words". Hope that helps.
     
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  3. tihiq

    tihiq Newbie

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    Thanks a lot! The keywords from my example are in the "Google Stop words" list indeed. I will stop using these in titles and use some "real" keywords :)
     
  4. marcmarcmarc

    marcmarcmarc Registered Member

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    interesting.
     
  5. SaraJ

    SaraJ Junior Member

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    I disagree.

    I get different results.

    I rank for a "where can I buy such and such product". When I type in just "buy such and such product" the top 5 listings are completely different.
     
  6. tihiq

    tihiq Newbie

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    SaraJ, this could be easily tested and I'm actually going to do it when I have more time. Write an article and use "Where Can I Buy Ephedra Online" as a title. If Google consider all keywords we should be able to rank in top 3 easily as there is virtually no competition for phrases like that. So far I'm unable to rank high for phrases that long (not that I tried hard but still...)

    Anyone else interested?