1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How would you rank terms with 50-500 exact search volume?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kharm, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. kharm

    kharm Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    97
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneurship
    I have domains which target 10k exact monthly search volume for the main term. But there is traffic in the long-tails. How would you rank a batch of long-tail terms with 50-500 exact search volume, so they add up to good traffic for your website? In general, the competition is not too high for these long-tail terms.
     
  2. Swiss

    Swiss Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    323
    Location:
    Take a guess
    You have to have the content to match the keywords..

    If you have a blog, make posts each targeting one of these tiny keywords. If your site has a good backlink profile they'll probably rank pretty good anyways. The posts that is.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. nikao

    nikao Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    180
    Home Page:
    create a page for each keyword and do link building for each page.
    Depending on competition you'll have to go build linkwheels around each page.

    Don't forget internal linking on your site!
     
  4. kharm

    kharm Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    97
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneurship
    After panda my site has lost some of its rankings for these long-tails. Thanks, I'll go with targeted keywords and link wheels.
     
  5. ronmojohny

    ronmojohny Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    59
    You can use links with anchor text that has multiple keyword combinations in them. That way you can rank for several keywords with 1 link (I wouldn't use more than 5 words, or it will look spammy) exzmple if you want to rank for "dog training" you could use "best free dog training videos" and rank for multiple terms.
     
  6. kharm

    kharm Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    97
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneurship
    Right, what tools scrapebox comments? linkwheels? forum profiles?
     
  7. Moogle!

    Moogle! Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Pearl of the Orient
    3 link pyramids should be enough, 1 if you have 75% of the keywords on your domain name.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    1,460
    I wouldn't. Let's take an avg volue of 300. That's 10 searches per day. You're going to get 4-5 visitors a day from that. Is that worth it to you? Even if you have 100 of them (which would be a lot of work), you're getting 400-500 visitors, which is decent, but not for the work it will take to get every one to #1.
     
  9. kharm

    kharm Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    97
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneurship
    Some niches I've found to be worth it paying $10-15 per lead. Although you're right, most are not worth this kind of effort. I'm not wasting my time with those.
     
  10. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    1,460
    True, but many high pay niches, even the low keywords like 300 searches per month are competitive. I usually cut off around 1000 searches, and I even try to avoid those, unless it's "Buy xxxxx". I have 120 domains in one niche and stopped around the 1200 search mark. Actually didn't even want them, it just kinda got addicting after a while and it was hard to draw the line lol. Especially when you see the EMD available.

    If anything, I'd try to target a bigger word, and have that tied in. ie if keyword was mac computers in Deleware, I'd be targetting mac computers or computers in deleware, and try and insert mac computers in Deleware int he article once or twice. So when you try to target the bigger words, you can throw a couple links in the long tail keyword too. It'll be good for diversity as well.

    What I've actually been doing lately is getting my writer to do that. Have one main target to focus on, then I give a list of about 5 long tail keyword to include in the article.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012