How possible is it to get a great ranking (1st page of google search results) for longtail keyword, if the competition is strong for shorter variation of that keyword?
Example / explanation:
I'm doing SEO for accommodation website. My plan is to use longtail keyword, like "best apartments for rent near town_abc",
or "best place to stay near town_abc" ... any longer phrase like that.
- The idea is to use that exact long phrase KW (along with its variations) in URL, text, headings & subheadings, alt tags etc (in appropriate / natural way of course, so it fits in the sentences).
If the competition (strong local agency websites + tripadvisor + booking com + airbnb, or popular travel blog sites like lonely planet etc.) is strong and unbeatable on short keywords - like "apartments town_abc", "where to stay in town_abc" ... how likely is it for me, to get to first page for above mentioned longtail version of keywords?
Is it possible, or the google will rank those stronger websites above me even for longtail variation also, regardless of the fact that those big sites don't have that exact longtail phrase (and its variations) used in their URL, text and subheadings, like I have?
I appreciate any advice and suggestions;
Thanks in advance and have a good day!