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Long Tail Strategy?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Pripod, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Pripod

    Pripod Regular Member

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    I am beginning the process of building a 200+ article how-to, and was wondering the following:

    If I want to monetize ASAP would you recommend writing the obscure how to first as they are easier to get SERPs? Or is is better to write the competitive ones first and work my way down to the obscure long-tail ones?

    Help is appreciated! =)
     
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    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    Do you think ranking for how-to articles much easier? Most of the time I see the authority sites occupying the first 5 spot!
     
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    fromtodo Newbie

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    Hi,
    I think is better to start from low competition keywords to get first money ASAP, and after that enlarge % of competitive keywords. I'm doing almost the same now (but it's not a "how to" niche), and I start from 150 low competition keywords and now doing 70%(low)/30%(hi competition)
     
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    Low competition for sure. a) It's easy and you can see results so you won't get discouraged and more importantly b) you can actually tell what's working and what's not.

    If you target competitive stuff, you could be on to a winning strategy but you might not realize it because you're not working with the volume / resources that you need to actually be successful at that level. If you target less competitive stuff, you can more easily tell what's working and what's not.

    You can get just as much traffic and make just as much money targeting 100 long tails as you can with 1 competitive keyphrase.
     
  5. Pripod

    Pripod Regular Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. What would you say would be the minimum long-tail keywords to target. If they are only getting 5-10 exact searches per day do you still think that these would be worth the creation of a long-tail article?