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On-Page SEO: Unnatural sounding long tail keywords in your content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by qu4rk, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. qu4rk

    qu4rk Junior Member

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    Ok. I have a long-tail keyword that I'm targeting. I'm writing my content for the page & it is unnatural sounding. How do you get your keyword in the content when it sounds unnatural?

    For example, let say the keyword is:

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    sounding keyword tail long unnatural
    How do I get that at 2% keyword density. I can't even put that in once. Of course you can tell I'm at this stage :baby09: when it comes to keywords, so any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. eightysixluck

    eightysixluck Registered Member

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    I suggest taking a closer look and seeing if more natural phrases related to the keyword have more exact match search volume. This is usually the case, like misspelled words or 'where to purchase "XXX"' versus 'where to buy "XXX"". Idk what else without knowing your exact keyword, and I'm not asking for it.

    Cheers!
     
  3. efwebs

    efwebs Regular Member

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    Maybe use a more natural phrase on most of the page, and just hide that in a few places like at the bottom or behind a picture.

    I've hidden H1 tags behind images with style="margin-top: -50px; " to move the image...although it hasn't always worked.

    you can still use it for title tags and alt tags
     
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  4. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    Sometimes I don't even try to get it in more than a few times. A lot of times, long-tail keywords that are obscure will be easy to rank for. Throw it in your title, description, and use it a few times in your content.
     
  5. Remington

    Remington Regular Member

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    How I handle it if I can - and if it really matters:

    If only it was always that easy.
    But you get the idea of what to do if you really care about how it reads.

    Usually for these things I end up just holding my nose and posting it with the obvious clunkers. I don't have much patience for gourmet spam cookin'.

    On my money sites, it's amazing how many people will buy rather than go away - assuming that the rest of the sales pitch is written well, that is.
     
  6. qu4rk

    qu4rk Junior Member

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    I had no idea. I will try to work it with the punctiation.
     
  7. qu4rk

    qu4rk Junior Member

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    Ok so, I'm using Easy WP SEO which is an SEOPressor clone and I have a question.

    If my keyword is this:

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    sounding keyword tail Long unnatural
    and I have it as earlier stated:

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    sounding keyword tail. Long, unnatural
    It doesn't rank on Yoast or Easy WP SEO. Is there any reason they don't count it with the punctuation?
     
  8. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

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    Don't hide the keyword, Google's not an idiot and you don't wanna burn bridges by trying to mask/hide keywords and stuff them on the pages.

    If you can't use it naturally try and get it as close to natural as possible. For example if your keyword is

    "san diego pizza companies late night"

    Use it as you would normally, "Jeremy's san diego pizza companies are open late night"

    Remember that Google wants to see well written content, not something that sounds robotic. Generally longer tail keywords are lower competition so you shouldn't have a problem if the on-site (titles, content, h1) use this same principle.
     
  9. luca26

    luca26 Junior Member

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    Maybe add in quotations a few time like xxxxxxxxxxxxxx also known {as|by} "xxxx xxxxx xxxxx"