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Should my longtail be my niche?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Atomic21, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Atomic21

    Atomic21 Junior Member

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    My main keyword niche is nearly out of reach but several long tails are easy to go after. Should my long tail become my niche? An easy longtail is What is "keyword"? The niche is obviously just "keyword". Should the first page of my blog be What is "keyword"? or does it really matter? Won't google figure it out anyway?
     
  2. danlit

    danlit Newbie

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    If you're interested in building a strong, long lasting niche I'd recommend going for the keyword and not take the easy solution of the long tail.
    I think that anyway you should start with targeting the long tail, but only as a mean of getting a stronger grip for your keyword.
    What I mean is like that:
    If I was after the phrase "keyword" I'd open a site/blog/landing-page optimized for it.
    Then I'd built a few pages in different domains each optimized for a related long tail, the long tails providing the best competition/searches -a-day ratio (e.g. "what is a keyword", "which keywords are hot"...)
    Have all the long tail's pages link to each other in the a-b-c method, in addition, have each of them link to your main site, optimized for "keyword".
    That way you'll get pretty much instant traffic for your long tail sites, but with doing nothing extra you'll get your main site stronger
    As for google, although it does recognize the context, it presents pages optimized for the exact phrase first
     
  3. Atomic21

    Atomic21 Junior Member

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    Thats what I was thinking but was not sure.