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Longtail Keywords vs. Target Keywords

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by santanna76, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. santanna76

    santanna76 Newbie

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    Hi Insiders, I'm a new blogger that has learned a lot during my short time visiting BHW. I've read extensively about the use of LTK to rank for low competition keywords and have a list I'm comfortable moving forward with.

    Where I'm a little uncertain is how do I mesh this with higher volume target keywords or keywords I'd really like to rank for. At what point do I start targeting KW with higher a KC. Also, how do I address writing about topics that actually interest me but don't fall into the LTK category.

    I'm in the beginning stages of working on backlinks and worry that posts based on LTK will not be as appealing.

    Hope this makes sense and appreciate your feedback in advance.
     
  2. mindmaster

    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Aim for your main keyword when you write. Concentrate on the topic and cover it in the best way you can. This way you will hit long tails without even knowing.
    If the article is naturally written and especially long, you will hit the long tails.

    Here is a little tool that I like https://answerthepublic.com/ when I want to cover a subject.
     
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  3. ContentWriter

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    The first thing you need to do is to define your content's purpose. So since you are writing about topics that interest you, make sure that you are using your long tail keyword in your article and make it as natural as possible and don't overdo it.

    Loren
     
  4. blackbeans

    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    RankBrain pretty much NUKED longtail keywords. Sorry to say.

    Focus on MEDIUM-LENGTH keywords that are THEMED

    In the RankBrain AGE, CONTEXT is KING.

    Content is still king but CONTEXT is a crucial 'co-regent.'
     
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    you should never aim for high competitive keywords, Always focus on 1 LTK and try to target relevant LTK to your main LTK. Focus on content always write upto 2k words articles to actually compete with every competitor you will find in your way. Add video and images in your article and then give some social signals from different social platforms and after 2 months aim for pure manual backlinks to your main LTK.
     
  6. AngelSeo

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    Fuck this shit. Ignore the keywords completely - exact match, long tail - all of them. As you are writing the content, in the topics you are interested about, keywords are useless. Completely useless. Let me explain:

    Keywords are needed when the author did not understand the matter much, so need something to start writing around and fill with some other craps. Anyone with "some" experience at SEO can detect such content from first glance. Do you think Google cannot? Its look unnatural, it looks like written for the bots. not for humans. Sure if you are paying someone else to write your content, you would need those, but otherwise - big NO NO.

    My advice - just write as you like. Let your thoughts flow and write your text. Do not think for keywords. Just write the damn content. Then when you log in your webmaster tools and see for what phrases you got clicks (that you did not even imagine are connected to your text), come here and thank me. :)

    Fun Fact: 15% of daily searches in Google are unique. As never seen before. Think about that.