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So long Long Tail Keywords!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by IamNRE, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How Google Killed the Longtail of Search

    A Look at How Longtail Content Lost Its Edge

    Over the years Google has moved to consolidate search volume against fewer keywords (which are easier to match ads against) and they have inserted their own vertical listings in their search results. The result is that the longtail has become far less profitable for many publishers.:nana:


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    seoguru13 Senior Member

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    Woww.. Interesting stats bro.. while I would not recommend guys to yet ignore the long tail, these inputs are useful in trying to identify better keywords for your site.
     
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  3. Soayame

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    Awesome work i never knew all of this information.
     
  4. zebrahat

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    You may know my theory, which goes simply: Google is out to make money for Google, and to prefer big boy (branded) sites over small IM sites. The whole laundry list of elements they want from sites to fairly rank them shows the objective is to bury small sites in the rankings, even if they provide the relevant content or value searchers want. If you're not big, G doesn't want you on page one.