What is the best method for ranking high for long tail keywords?

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How do you guys rank for long tail keywords? I found some low volume/high CPC long tail keywords relevant to my niche and I would like to know how to rank for those keywords. My particular webpage with the long tail keywords in the article is showing up on the first page of Google for these keywords but, it is in positions 5 thru 10 and I want to get it up to the first position. How should I go about doing this?
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  • Profile picture of the author DivyaRai
    Just add good quality contents, use same long tail keyword as your title and related url, description to the website. Check keyword density once you add the contents.
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  • Profile picture of the author INSTANTPROXIES
    Quality is the key. If you can do "guest posting" on a high authority site related to your blogs, that's the best way to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    Increase the keyword density, or consider using them in subheadings as well. Otherwise, build links. Pretty simple stuff....
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by godoveryou View Post

      Increase the keyword density...



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    • Profile picture of the author PASTRYCOOKBRIAN
      hi there

      what do you mean by build links?

      thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOGhost
    Thanks, guys. So, I am guessing that anchor text back links are just as important for ranking long tail keywords as they are for short keywords?

    Unfortunately, I'm not a very strong writer. Is there another off-page SEO way to rank long tail keywords that is just as effective as blog guest posting?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brown2
      Originally Posted by SEOGhost View Post

      Thanks, guys. So, I am guessing that anchor text back links are just as important for ranking long tail keywords as they are for short keywords?

      Unfortunately, I'm not a very strong writer. Is there another off-page SEO way to rank long tail keywords that is just as effective as blog guest posting?
      Yes, there are some other off page SEO activities that can help to rank your website:
      1.You can do social bookmarking of your website links as well as of the blog links.
      2. Video sharing, infographic sharing, PPT sharing with keyword optimized title and description.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigborker
      Originally Posted by SEOGhost View Post

      Thanks, guys. So, I am guessing that anchor text back links are just as important for ranking long tail keywords as they are for short keywords?

      Unfortunately, I'm not a very strong writer. Is there another off-page SEO way to rank long tail keywords that is just as effective as blog guest posting?
      You might check out this tool that guides you through writing properly balanced content with tons of keywords and related terms.

      Cyrano Content Optimizer
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    The easiest way I know of is to add one of those keywords in your title. You are bound to experience a boost for that keyword if you do this, but it's for just one keyword. To rank higher for the rest, you will need backlinks.
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  • Blog posting ,Forum posting,Press release ,Directory submission are some effective techniques for get ranked with search engine.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOGhost
      About press releases. I haven't done anything like that yet and my guess is you have to pay for a press release that will actually get results. Can someone suggest a trustworthy company that can do a press release that gets results and drives targeted convertible traffic to my website? I can't afford to pay thousands of dollars but, hundreds of dollars isn't out of the question.
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  • Profile picture of the author justicejr
    1) Identify core keyword(s)
    2) Build deep, relevant, unique, and useful content surrounding keyword(s)

    Post in forum, blog comment or social bookmark.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bestseoservice
    Yes Just add the Quality content in your posting and submit your website to high page rank websites .
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  • Profile picture of the author enterprisemind
    Use at least 3 LSI keywords in your content. In other words, when you research your keyword pull 3 related keywords associated with it and include them in your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexiastukes
    this is best method ranking high long tail keywords
    1. Use Google Suggest
    2. Use Google's Related Searches
    3. Use More and Different Keyword Research Tools
    4. Mine Your Analytics
    5. Mine Your Search Query Reports
    6. Browse eHow
    7. Browse Q&A Sites
    8. Browse Wikipedia
    9. Steal From Competitors
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOGhost
      All very interesting approaches. I will experiment with these. GOY, what you said about increasing keyword density makes sense but, is there a way to know what the highest percentage of that keyword on the page will help you rank for it before crossing the threshold line and over doing it? I am building backlinks on forums that are relevant to my niche with various longtail keyword anchors. How long does it usually take to see a rise in SERPS after pinging those backlink pages if they have a PR of 4 and above?
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  • Profile picture of the author sumeno
    As all says content is king so make sure you have original content which is actually written for your readers then SEO and build natural links from related websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author justicejr
    Use long tail in title content and Create high quality and useful content by use long tail keyword. Promote this page by use social media or niche forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmilyJose
    Good onpage + Unique content, also provide some social boost to your post/site, share on google + and facebook..
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  • Profile picture of the author quinng123
    You rank long tail keywords the same you rank any other type of keyword, by doing off-page seo link building & using increasing social signals for social network sites.

    Obviously there are services here on the forum that will easily rank your page higher
    , but if you want to do it yourself you can link build manually by using the following :

    Web 2.0's- Tumblr,blogspot,weebly,pinterests,etc

    Social Bookmarking sites- reddit,stumble upon,etc

    Web directories

    rss feed aggregrates

    press release sites

    Blog commenting

    Forum Link buidling

    Article directories

    Image sharing sites

    Slideshow sites
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  • Profile picture of the author WebOutGateway
    Long tail keywords can be done by the following tips:
    1. do semantic researching
    2. MAke a content that carries these long tail keywords.
    3. promote in social media.
    4. Optimize content.
    5 Do it again!
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  • Profile picture of the author larrypaul
    For long tail keywords just some title formation optimization as well as some quality content marketing would help in ranking for this keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author diana calvin
    Useful content and blog posting is best for ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author turboshandy
    Quality content and heavy promotion of the website is what I would do. And, someone here said adding keywords in titles, definitely do that too! It's good advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author jcorkern
    Wow, WF is getting bad. I was emailed over this worthless thread.

    Content: The average word count for first page placement is 2,300 words long. I have seen a trend that longer and high quality content ranks much better. increase your word count.

    Make sure your title and H tags have other long tail variations.

    Email Outreach: email other top bloggers that have semi-related content and ask for links. You can find email templates anywhere that are effective.

    Guest Post: Yes, they still work and work well as long as you don't guest post on trash sites.

    Social: Make sure you promote your post in social media on your accounts.

    This is not rocket science and it's fairly easy to do...even if you're not a writer.

    You can get content on Iwriter, odesk, elance and other places online for a fairly low price.

    for outreach, they will likely anchor it with some variation of your title, all guest post should be branding and/or URL links. Never use keywords in anchor text on guest post.

    You also get a boost if you link to your social accounts in guest post.
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    • Profile picture of the author VVarrior
      Originally Posted by jcorkern View Post

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      Never use keywords in anchor text on guest post.

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      Hi jcorkern,

      could you explain what you mean by this?

      thanks in advance
      VVarior
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      • Profile picture of the author jcorkern
        Yeah, if you use keyword anchors in guest post and your site has a manual review, it will get hit if you have keyword anchors in guest post.
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  • Originally Posted by SEOGhost View Post

    How do you guys rank for long tail keywords? I found some low volume/high CPC long tail keywords relevant to my niche and I would like to know how to rank for those keywords. My particular webpage with the long tail keywords in the article is showing up on the first page of Google for these keywords but, it is in positions 5 thru 10 and I want to get it up to the first position. How should I go about doing this?
    To rank long tailed keywords (or any keywords) you need to Build backlinks on high PR pages, using those keywords as your anchor text. The backlinks need to be dofollow, and are better if they are contextual (surrounded by related text) and relevant (on sites in your niche). Also, when building backlinks, make sure to vary your anchor text by using synonyms/variations of your targeted keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    Hi

    I'm going to go against the grain of everything said here

    before you can plan your attack you need to know what kind of Domain Authority your competition has against yours

    next you need to know why they are ranking

    I am finding many websites are ranking top ten without even the keyword in any of its content

    with that being said if your competitors are ranking without the main keyword to be found in their content they can only be ranking based on their authority

    I'm basing this against millions and millions of keywords being tested

    if you look at this youtube video I can demonstrate what I mean with having no keyword phrases in the content for all 10 rankings but they still rank




    sorry for hijacking the thread but

    something wrong here I can't see youtube videos anymore no matter what thread I am on
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    • Profile picture of the author ZacharyProhodsky
      First I think its great you are asking this question, shows you are interested and that interest also shows you are taking this seriously! KUDOS!

      My advice is to read as many books as you can get your hands on.
      Not only will you receive the knowledge you wish but you will also
      gain so much more to use in your business.

      Books + Keyword Planner + dedication = success.
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      • Profile picture of the author sparrow
        halimbd

        then how do you explain many websites ranking for keywords they don't even have in their content

        its all about the over all domain these days, and nothing to do with the page your presenting

        every niche is different for what is considered an authority and I can prove it

        when you have viewed millions and millions of keywords eventually the new Google changes start revealing themselves

        if your still using PR after John Mueller and Matt Cutts announced updates have ceased 2013
        and Keyword Planner for metrics your missing what Google has done

        what has happened is branding, popularity and authority from offline has finally caught up with the internet good luck if your trying to rank for terms that offline power houses dominate

        the little guy does not have a chance anymore unless your competing where the big boys are not
        and I can prove it things have change

        one page wonders don't rank well anymore but sites with mass appeal do
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    If you've got 50% of the first 10 rankings it's possible that's all you'll get for that single webpage, so why not just write another page about the same topic and make it better then the original. ???

    Most of the advice in this thread is way off and screwed because some of those who posted replies stand to benefit if you buy their link package from them.

    Originally Posted by SEOGhost View Post

    How do you guys rank for long tail keywords? I found some low volume/high CPC long tail keywords relevant to my niche and I would like to know how to rank for those keywords. My particular webpage with the long tail keywords in the article is showing up on the first page of Google for these keywords but, it is in positions 5 thru 10 and I want to get it up to the first position. How should I go about doing this?
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  • Profile picture of the author DiamondArticles
    How much searches per month is ok for one long tail keyword?
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  • Profile picture of the author howtogurus
    With Google's new ranking algorithm you need to not only be using the right keywords, but your page content needs to show as an authority on the subject to Google. Basically you can rank for keywords now without ever using those keywords if the rest of the content on the page is very relevant to that keyword.

    Consider a site about any topic, real experts will be using a lot of words that Google knows are relevant to that topic, so Google not only looks to see what keyword your page looks like it is targeting, but if the page content is using other words that are also appropriate for that topic. This is where "quality" content comes in, if your content is truly "quality" on a topic you will naturally be using lots of words or phrases that relate to the topic of your page.

    So, how do you do this? First longer content will naturally be using more words, and more words means more chances to have related words in the content. Second you need to do a little bit more detailed research on the word or phrase you selected as your keyword. Make a list of other words or phrases that an expert in that topic would likely use and then make sure you get those words into your page as well.

    It is no longer just about picking the right keyword/phrase, Google's new algorithm looks at all of the text on your page and gives it a quality score as well. The more you sound like an expert based upon the words/phrases you use in your content the higher you will place on the page. And, yes this also means that you can get 1st page placement for keywords that you don't use if you happen to use a lot of other words that are related to that keyword.

    Bottom line, write great content.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOGhost
    Wow. It looks like I stirred the pot with my original post and really got a great discussion started on this topic. Thank you all for the helpful replies! I am learning so much on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author PriyaN12
    Quality content is necessary and promotion of the blog on high pr websites is important,
    Also creating do follow backlinks with long or short keyword will help you to generate traffic and ranking your blog
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    • Profile picture of the author PASTRYCOOKBRIAN
      what are meta tags? im confused
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Open some web page, right click on it, choose to view source, hold down CONTROL, hit the F key, type in META.

        It will show you meta tags on the page you're viewing.

        Follow this link for additional edification: https://www.google.com/search?q=defi...utf-8&oe=utf-8.

        PS Google is the friend of those who seek info. Use it's search bar liberally.

        Originally Posted by PASTRYCOOKBRIAN View Post

        what are meta tags? im confused
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  • Profile picture of the author taposh123
    Follow these steps very carefully:

    1) Maintain keyword density 2-3%
    2) Use your keyword in h1-h6 tags.
    3) Create hyper link using your keyword.
    4) Rewrite your meta description..

    Probably this may help you..
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  • Profile picture of the author gsesoftsolutions
    It is all about Quality Backlinks from Authority Websites. You need to have backlink in that keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author extremeboy
    Is interlinking inner post of same blog with those keywords might help also?

    What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author flogab
    Try to get more social engagement on your website, will help you more than SEO. The new Panda and Penguin updates are deacreasing keywords( long or short) and backlinks importance. And yes, content is the new king. Google + posts rank very well
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    • Profile picture of the author sparrow
      Everything discussed here has its place

      but the one thing that is being missed is the relationship of the keywords being sought
      and the intent of the keywords for what they do for you

      are you trying to rank and establish yourself for a informational site first and monetize
      later on within

      or are you trying to sell products

      it is very important to select keywords to rank for a purpose
      if your using keyword planner or other traditional tactics you can't tell

      my first plan of action is to always follow the money trail
      this tells you exactly what is happening in the search results
      success leaves evidence

      here is a video to prove what I have to say




      you can't trust what Google tells you
      you actually have to see what and who they rank
      this is only done by looking at the search results

      it's the old saying don't do as I do but do as I say

      no longer can you just look at keyword planner first other than a keyword generator

      in addition Google specifically throttles certain keyword groups for specific reasons
      offline trust has come to the internet

      and it is all niche specific
      more about that later
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  • Profile picture of the author muneebahmed
    Use long words in title and make your long tail keyword but others was sharing some useful information about this its great tips for all.
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  • Profile picture of the author yasser
    few high pr links, social network signals, build trust to your website
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  • Profile picture of the author mahnoormalik
    If you are not targeting long tail keywords, you are missing out on a lot of traffic.
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    There are 3 easy ways to to Optimize long tail keywords ;
    Step 1: Build a Basket

    Step Two: Put It On The Page

    Step Three: Building Links For Your Keyword Basket

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  • Profile picture of the author Dionne03
    Write a compelling headline for the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author beincashpoker
    writing the title and the content on the page
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  • Profile picture of the author JNFerree
    Does your long tail KW answer a question your target audience is asking or does it pose a question your target audience "should" be asking? As the semantic web becomes more adept and the search engines get batter at crawling and indexing articles, videos and decks that contain relevant Q&A on the topic, I think this is how you/we can get our content to rank high in search for our targeted long tail KW phases.
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  • Profile picture of the author hoangnguyetnga
    when you seo long tail keywords, i think it easyer than sort keywords , you could have lot traffic , it make long keywords have in top easy
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  • It is no longer just about picking the right keyword/phrase, Google's new algorithm looks at all of the text on your page and gives it a quality score as well. This is where "quality" content comes in, if your content is truly "quality" on a topic you will naturally be using lots of words or phrases that relate to the topic of your page.

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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Adding good quality content is the key, write it for the readers and make it interesting so they will share it! Use keywords as well, but don't overdo it, focus on writing for your visitors, not just for Google. And if you're not a strong writer, then get help, hire a freelance writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author sujan49
    Good quality may be the crucial. When you can complete "guest posting" over a large guru web site in connection with the websites, that is the ultimate way to position,from my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjohn93
    Just add quality content and keep posting quality articles, blogs to high PR websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author addbizglobal
    You need to do local listing and tell about your business services as a keyword. You also need to put long tail keyword in Meta Title and content of your website. So you can get the rank for long tail keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyhoundinternet
    Blog posting is the best way.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Why do you say that?

      Just saying it doesn't make it so.

      As a matter of fact, I know for a fact a great fact: it's not. Broken links is the best.

      I also know for a fact that buying old domains and putting a wordpress site on and linking back to your money site is the best.

      Actually, I know for a fact that creating a gazzilion web 2.0 properties is the best.

      No, no. Article marketing is the best.

      See, I can do it too. So, now, which is the best?

      Originally Posted by skyhoundinternet View Post

      Blog posting is the best way.
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  • Profile picture of the author saurabhthakur12
    You add high quality content & work on high authority guest posting sites.
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