How do I rank for certain Long-tail Keywords

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So as somebody that is fairly new to SEO I am currently in the process of re-doing one of my websites and am then going to try to rank for some long-tail keywords that I think I can rank for.

Now I know there are a lot of factors that go into ranking a site in Google's eyes (# of quality Backlinks, content quality etc) however with that aside I was wondering where on my site do I need to put my keywords for Google to be able to crawl them and rank me for them? I have the SEO Yoast plugin so I am wondering If I should put them in the Focus Keyword Slot, Meta description, SEO title, or should I just put them anywhere in my articles?
Thanks guys and look forward to any responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by mattburgessbc View Post

    So as somebody that is fairly new to SEO I am currently in the process of re-doing one of my websites and am then going to try to rank for some long-tail keywords that I think I can rank for.

    Now I know there are a lot of factors that go into ranking a site in Google's eyes (# of quality Backlinks, content quality etc) however with that aside I was wondering where on my site do I need to put my keywords for Google to be able to crawl them and rank me for them? I have the SEO Yoast plugin so I am wondering If I should put them in the Focus Keyword Slot, Meta description, SEO title, or should I just put them anywhere in my articles?
    Thanks guys and look forward to any responses.
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    For what I would consider a good start.. there are give or take 9 places you want to insert your keyword.
    1. The URL
    2. The Page Title
    3. The Page Description
    4. H1 Tag
    5. Top portion of the text
    6. Image File Name
    7. Image Alt
    8. Mid section of text
    9. Bottom portion of Text
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    • Profile picture of the author Safrock Allow
      Thanx for ur tips .. but i have only one ask if you never mind .. what do you mean about image Alt ???
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You're not serious about ranking pages If you think the yoast plugin is SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author mattburgessbc
      Hey Yukon, why is the Yoast plugin no good? What would you recommend instead? Sorry for my ignorance but like I said I'm fairly new at the SEO game and looking to learn
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by mattburgessbc View Post

        Hey Yukon, why is the Yoast plugin no good? What would you recommend instead? Sorry for my ignorance but like I said I'm fairly new at the SEO game and looking to learn


        Yoast goes after the masses and tells folks what they want to here, stuff they read on SEO blogs, etc... for instance, keyword density is nothing, doesn't even exist.

        If you seriously want to rank pages you need to learn SEO. Followed links and plain text are the core things for SEO, everything revolves around these two things. More links and text doesn't mean it makes anything better for SEO. The quality of the link source and optimization of text is what matters.
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        • Profile picture of the author mattburgessbc
          Yukon thanks for the info. I get that SEO is more than just keywords on the page, I know Google has a lot of metrics by which it ranks pages, lots of Quality Backlinks, the quality of your content which will cause people to spend more time on your page etc. But in order for Google to crawl your site and recognize you for a keyword so you can rank for it, doesn't that specific long tail keyword that you are trying to rank for have to be on your site somewhere? And If so where? That's all I was asking
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by mattburgessbc View Post

            ...doesn't that specific long tail keyword that you are trying to rank for have to be on your site somewhere? And If so where? That's all I was asking

            Technically no, the exact keyword doesn't have to be on a ranked page but it does help make ranking pages a lot easier. You will eventually find competition pages that don't have the exact keyword on their ranked page/s.

            There's several ways to optimize a webpage for SEO. The keyword in a page title helps, I know yoast does this but some of their other things are fluff that doesn't matter (ex: scores, density, etc...).

            Keywords in HTML heading tags and keyword proximity on the page can help.

            Internal links from relevant internal pages (ex: SEO silo) can be very helpful.

            There's a bunch of different techniques, really it depends on what you're trying to do in Google SERPs.
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            • Profile picture of the author mattburgessbc
              Ok makes sense. Basically I sell products on Amazon. I built a quick site last year for my brand and now I'm in the process of re-doing it and am going to try to drive some traffic to it outside of Amazon to continue growing my list. Anyways thanks for your help, you answered my question
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    • Profile picture of the author papercloud
      would like to know more on this as well... i rely heavily on yoast plugin for my seo ranking

      what is an Url structure? can you elaborate pls?
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    • Profile picture of the author mattburgessbc
      Thanks ss9301, I will need to experiment with those. I know Google can penalize you so some people say yes and some people say no to PBN's
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  • Profile picture of the author ShirleyBrown
    what do you mean about image Alt ???
    It depicts alternate text for any image whenever the image can't be displayed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fadia Sheetal
    Yes it is helpful. You can put these keywords in article also.

    Page Title
    Page description
    Heading
    Image Title
    Image Alt tag
    Url structure
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    • Profile picture of the author papercloud
      is this structure necessary for SEO building on long tails?
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      • Profile picture of the author Elliot Dean
        You may still be able to rank for long tail keywords without ensuring they are in all those areas. It all depends on the competition levels, as well as your existing domain authority. But having your long tail keywords in the page title, description, heading, URL and within the content (as long as they are integrated naturally) will definitely help. You don't want to over-optimize, and within the content you should look to have variations of the keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author sinGN
    Hi,
    Focus on long-tail keyword ranking:Long-tail keywords are longer,they are not common keywords.these keywords are targeted and less compitative.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Jones42
    use keyword in title, url and description in page and creat backlink of this page in high authoriy do-follow site this is only way to get rank.
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