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Using Difficult Words to Gain Better Ranking

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by seoaroundtheworld, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. seoaroundtheworld

    seoaroundtheworld Registered Member

    Feb 4, 2011
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    The kind of words that are perplexing to some and recognizable to many. I think will gain better footing and rank better in the long run versus using more common words to describe things. I do not think going out of the way to make a sentence look awkward is right either, I think there is a recognition of context and how the word is used that becomes important in ranking.

    Example of words that I think are uncommon.

    • Arduous
    • Brevity
    • Cajole
    • Duplicitous
    • Esoteric
    • Fallible
    • Gullible
    • Havoc
    • Intermittent
    • Jovial
    • Kismet
    • Lassitude
    • Meander
    • Nautical
    • Obelisk
    • Perforated
    • Qi
    • Rotund
    • Serendipitous
    • Tumultuous
    • Unequivocally
    • Vexing
    • Wondrous
    • Xanadu
    • Yonder
    • Zephyr

    Even if I am wrong at the moment, I still think vocabulary will play a bigger role than it does now. Once every niche has been saturated with every angle possible is when I think more value will be given to the artistic value of an article.

    And no I did not think of all those words on my own, I did receive some assistance for some.

    Please share you thoughts on this, I only was thinking of this as I made someone's squidoo lens rank better with my writing compared to anything he has tried writing. Maybe it was the item that he was trying to sell, regardless it made me think of a broader vocabulary playing a major role in ranking his lens.

    So start reading those dictionaries folks, so that we can put the good people at Merriam Webster to work making easier words for us to use.
  2. Nato1

    Nato1 Regular Member

    Nov 2, 2008
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    i don't know about difficult words, but niche related words should play a role in seo. so if you write about "acne", maybe medical terms will or are already used to determain the value of the information of a site and might rank it better than sites without these "difficult" medical words.
  3. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

    Jan 11, 2012
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    Don't really see any reason for content to rank any better by using "longer" or "more difficult" words. The context, that's a whole another thing, and that will surely plays some part - as mentioned before.

    Also how well the content is written and structured is a factor at some level, but hard to say was that the sole reason of your content overpowering another. Or maybe it was just a serendipitous occasion?
  4. johnnyd77

    johnnyd77 Senior Member

    May 6, 2011
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    I think bounce rate will play more in that case than the word itself.
  5. davidhussy19

    davidhussy19 Newbie

    Feb 26, 2013
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    Thanks for sharing nice information with us....
  6. BrianKade001

    BrianKade001 BANNED BANNED

    Aug 25, 2011
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    I may humbly and politely disagree with you here. At the end of day, if reader is not able to understand the content and has to refer dictionary 5 times before finally understands a fucking paragraph, then do you think he'd like to carry on reading the next paragraph.

    I have always believed that the reader should get things easily. A majority of People love to stick with those things that they feel is easy to do. Take for instance, there are 5 roads that lead to your office. 4 are easy and 1 of them is relatively tougher. By tough I mean you may have traffic jams and old people crossing the roads. However, this road has many sceneries on the sidewalks and beautiful buildings. Do you think you'd waste additional amount of time waiting for traffic to clear or let the oldies crossover the road just for viewing those fucking sceneries. I don't think you would. Nor would I or anyone else unless he or she has hell lot of time to waste.

    I hope I made my point clear. And yeah, If I sounded like a di*k as I gave the explanation, then please pardon me. :)