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Should I try to rank for long tail keywords with no competition but no traffic

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SeoNewbie56, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. SeoNewbie56

    SeoNewbie56 Newbie

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    So i was wondering if ranking a blog post for long tail keywords that had very little competition and no monthly searches is beneficial. For example if i attempted to rank for SEO backlink analysis free (which has 0 monthly searches) would ranking for this keyword help my site overall. Would the fact that this post is ranked make it better for internal linking to other blog posts of mine. Really struggling in Seo any other tips are greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The only way it would help is that a) if you are building links with that anchor text it is helping to diversify your anchor text and b) the more different related terms you have in your content the more it re-enforces to google what your content is about.

    But aside from that no it won't help. You are much better off picking keywords and lsi terms that do have a search volume.
     
  3. blackpanther111991

    blackpanther111991 Registered Member

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    Do you literally mean no searches or just double digit searches? I read some advice about making 1 article a week targeting a long tail keyword that is "useless". The reason being is that it adds up. Keywords that gets 40 searches per month. 40 (searches) x 12 (months) x 4 (keywords) x 12 (months) = 23,040 searches/year if I did the math right.
     
  4. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

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    you shouldn't target any zero traffic keywords
     
  5. ramyaseo

    ramyaseo Newbie

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    Just can't be with our replying for your messg. If you want to diversify your searches then you can use longtail keywords. But it is not worth of using no competition and no traffic keywords. Best suggestion is to use those long tail keywords for your blogs or web 2.0 properties. That may some what 5 to 10% may help.
     
  6. danno

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    I like targeting low search keywords (under 100 a month) with super low competition as they're easy pickings. Even better if they're buyer keywords. I definitely wouldn't waste my time on a keyword that got no searches at all.
     
  7. Stefan85

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    well... i would go for it, from my point of view google identifies by this niche/s of your site and drill down the content - so more higher ranked results should result (at least in my opinion) in a small, small boost for your entire domain - depends on your niche/s and if you could become more of an authority by this.