I am going to use the keyword "dog training" as an example. The numbers are close but don't apply to dog training.
I did some keyword research and found a great keyword "dog training". There are almost 10,000 searches a day and the competition is very lax. First page should not be a problem.
I wanted to get the domain dogtraining.com but it was taken. So I ended up with DogTrainingThatActuallyWorks.com. Probably a little longer than I needed but it does have my keyword.
I threw up a quick WP blog with 5 posts. I used Dog Training That Actually Works at the beginning of every title.
A few days later I checked the ranking and I'm #4 for the search Dog Training That Actually Works. I am not listed at all for the term Dog Training.
I have dropped a few articles on ezine using Dog Training as my anchor text and a couple more with ArticleBot. I used Dog Training That Actually Works in the title and they are all on first page for that term, not dog training.
In the next day or two I will add an article to my site optimized for the term Dog Training. Dog Training - The Best Way to Go About Dog Training or something like that. I will also drop a few more on ezine and with ArticleBot. This time I will shorten the keyword in the title to judt "Dog Training".
I am sure it's just the lag of my articles but I have to admit that I am kind of surprised. I mean I have the keyword in my domain.
Is my domain too long tailed? Is that even possible?
Am I just being impatient? That is definitely possible.
Would I have been better off to get DogTraining2.com?
I will submit some more articles and add a few backlinks. I just wanted to get your opinion on this.
Thank you in advance,