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Long tail keywords - all in one article or one article for every long tail keyword?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by asker1, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. asker1

    asker1 Junior Member

    Mar 9, 2015
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    so what would you recommend if the situation is like this, just an example:
    One of your main keywords is "payday loan online" and the long tail keywords are "fastest payday loan online" "payday loan online now" "payday loan online in 10 minutes" "payday loan online easy" etc.

    Would you create 1 article for the main keyword "payday loan online" and try to use the long tail keywords in it OR would you create one separate article for every long tail keyword? Whats better?

    First i thought its definitely better to create an article for every long tail keyword (with a search volume above 50 lets say) but thats too resource demanding if the articles should be worth something, there is keyword cannibalization and also there is a problem with external links - your resources will be now spread across a lot more URLs if you use for example a PBN.

    Now I think its better to squeeze more long tail keywords into one main article. Perhaps create links from my PBN using long tail keywords as anchor text too, what do you think?

    So whats the better approach to it?
  2. lightningblitz

    lightningblitz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 30, 2014
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    A little bit of a precautionary tale...

    I have a site. It has hundreds of articles, each article targeting a Medium or higher Comp KW. I was plugging away, and am ranking them.

    I discovered something interesting. Some pages were ranking for multiple KWs, some of which I had articles on. For example, If I had the pages:

    - Home Loan
    - Home Mortgage
    - Home Refinance

    The Page 'Home Loan' was ranking for all three. While the other two were ranking for nothing. I had used the same resources on ALL three.

    Sometimes, that is the way Google rolls. Other articles on the site, such as Home Refinance Quickly, or Home Refinance Easily, were ranking for their exact long tail KW.

    So what I say is this, put up the main article and see IF it ranks for long tails on its own after a little while BEFORE you waste time and effort with other content.

    This depends how alike all the pages are.

    I have had a KW like, "Home Repair" rank for "Home Renovations" out of left field. So now, I put up the article, throw the KWs in the rank tracker, see if it ranks for it, and if not build the page.
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  3. 008Rohit

    008Rohit Regular Member

    Oct 1, 2013
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    Combine them. Less resources, better results.
  4. Ambitious12

    Ambitious12 Elite Member

    Jun 26, 2014
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    IMO one long tail will keep more focused instead of many LT Keywords.
  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2013
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    I always create a separate article per keyword to avoid keyword cannibalisation, however as lightningblitz illustrated, you should be aware that there's a chance that you could end up ranking for the LSI keywords of your primary keyword all in one article, so it's best not to create separate articles for true LSI keywords (e.g., "home repair" and "home renovations" should be used in the same article, one as a primary and the other as an LSI) to avoid that predicament.
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  6. KHer0

    KHer0 Supreme Member

    Mar 22, 2011
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    Well, Here is how I deal with my sites

    I divided keywords into types... long story short

    There Adj+Keyword like

    Best + coffee makers in 2015

    I will try to rank for a keyword and all its adjs in one article ( Best, top, great, 10, red, black,...etc )

    However, there LTK like

    Braun Coffee Makers

    Here I will try to make an article for the LTK cause in most time I will be the only one targetting it. Then the same rule apply, I will also rank for

    Best Braun Coffe Maker in 2015 ... Top, great,....etc

    I hope you get the idea
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  7. UrsuAke

    UrsuAke Power Member

    Sep 28, 2011
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    I would advise against doing one article for each long tail but to group it into one big article.

    Reason: Thin content penalty. Basically you'll eventually get slapped for having more than one article talking about the same subject. It's an automated penalty so you can say "bye bye" to the site at that point. Happened to few of my silo sites this year. Switched the strategy and now I'm using one article for each kw family and it's working great. No more weird URL's ranking for short terms, no more unpredictability.