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[Noob question] Can targeting long tails keywords rank you for short tail as well

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by fawhash, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. fawhash

    fawhash Newbie

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    To some it seem like a noob question, but can targeting a long-tail keywords such as "seo training course" rank you for the keyword "seo" inadvertently?This keyword is just an example.
     
  2. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Maybe it depends on the site and competition
     
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  3. Fantasea

    Fantasea Newbie

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    It will help but for a keyword like SEO or another keyword that is just as competitive, it'd require a lot more work.
     
  4. ranksonic

    ranksonic Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hard to believe. It's not so easy. Just because short tail keywords are very competitive. You should do a lot of work. Nothing is happening by itself.
     
  5. GoTRooT

    GoTRooT Power Member

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    if you are ranking for all of the long tail variants of your head term I would not give much of a shit about the head term, its the long tail which converts. The roi on targetting a head term needs to be awesome before I even think about going for it.
     
  6. IronicMetaphors

    IronicMetaphors Newbie

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    I always tag my long term keyword queries that have very low competition, around 20 direct searches per month.. If you target one of those each day, in your niche, after a year, that has large potential of consistent search results displaying for your targeted users..
     
  7. neat06

    neat06 Registered Member

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    short or one word keywords are usually more competitive , so no
     
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    fredfred547 Power Member

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    You most likely won't rank high for those short term keywords, but it may be buried within the pages of Google.
     
  9. Josh Escusa

    Josh Escusa Junior Member

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    I've done this with a lot sites. I ranked for the long tail and then the bigger keywords rank as well. Takes longer to rank for the higher competition term, but it works.

    It's always interesting to me when SEO packages offer to "rank 1 keyword". When I rank a site, I rank hundreds/thousands of keywords all at once.