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Hello,
I have a question for long tails researchers. I get them via google,bing suggestions.

Here is the question:
It is necessary at all worrying about a volume of monthly searches for keyword or you get decent traffic via other relevant keywords and LSI based keywords you are using in the text?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Originally Posted by dodinda View Post

    Hello,
    I have a question for long tails researchers. I get them via google,bing suggestions.

    Here is the question:
    It is necessary at all worrying about a volume of monthly searches for keyword or you get decent traffic via other relevant keywords and LSI based keywords you are using in the text?

    Thanks
    Of course. No point spending time ranking for Long tailed keywords if they arent going to bring enough traffic. I go for LTK that have over 500 monthly searches, and the plus side is you will still get traffic from LTK you weren't even trying to rank for.

    For instance, a long tail keyword i was trying to rank for was "Make money with Fiverr" and GWT started showing traffic for searches like



    Which is why you should write articles that help the user, rather than just cramming your keyword into it and surrounding it by crap.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElusiveEnd
      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      Of course. No point spending time ranking for Long tailed keywords if they arent going to bring enough traffic.
      That's the worst advice I've heard in a long time.

      The search volume of a long tail keyword is not overly important and I am generally happy to target them even if they have searches as low as 80 a month. Main reasons why:
      - Ranking for 1 long tail keyword will inadvertently rank you for multiple variations of it, which makes up for the smaller search numbers.
      - Long tail keywords are generally very specific which means that even with such a small number of searches the traffic is almost always going to be very targeted and relevant to your niche.

      Also, if you find a long tail keyword that has say 100 searches a month but it is a buying keyword, or one very direct to your product, then it is normally worth targeting. In particular, if the keyword is a buying keyword for a product worth more than a few dollars, maybe $20-50+ than it's definitely worth spending the time to write content and rank for it regardless of whether the search amounts are 100 or 10,00 a month.
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      • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
        Originally Posted by ElusiveEnd View Post

        That's the worst advice I've heard in a long time.

        The search volume of a long tail keyword is not overly important and I am generally happy to target them even if they have searches as low as 80 a month. Main reasons why:
        - Ranking for 1 long tail keyword will inadvertently rank you for multiple variations of it, which makes up for the smaller search numbers.
        - Long tail keywords are generally very specific which means that even with such a small number of searches the traffic is almost always going to be very targeted and relevant to your niche.

        Also, if you find a long tail keyword that has say 100 searches a month but it is a buying keyword, or one very direct to your product, then it is normally worth targeting. In particular, if the keyword is a buying keyword for a product worth more than a few dollars, maybe $20-50+ than it's definitely worth spending the time to write content and rank for it regardless of whether the search amounts are 100 or 10,00 a month.
        Are you blind or did you just decide to cut out the rest of my quote to feel more superior.
        You basically said what i said, but your LTK have to have a 80 minimum whereas i would rather have 500 minimum. Never did i say to ignore LTK.
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        • Profile picture of the author ElusiveEnd
          Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

          Are you blind or did you just decide to cut out the rest of my quote to feel more superior.
          You basically said what i said, but your LTK have to have a 80 minimum whereas i would rather have 500 minimum. Never did i say to ignore LTK.
          My comment was aimed only at that initial sentence, thus I removed the rest of your post to avoid a pointlessly long quote. The rest of my post was not aimed at yours.

          I was simply saying that even if a keyword has such a small number of searches, e.g: 50,80,100 etc, it is still worth targeting if it is a buying keyword or a targeted keyword.

          My point being, that it is worth targeting Long Tails regardless of search volume rather than if "if they arent going to bring enough traffic". Quality over Quantity.
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          • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
            Originally Posted by ElusiveEnd View Post

            My comment was aimed only at that initial sentence, thus I removed the rest of your post to avoid a pointlessly long quote. The rest of my post was not aimed at yours.

            I was simply saying that even if a keyword has such a small number of searches, e.g: 50,80,100 etc, it is still worth targeting if it is a buying keyword or a targeted keyword.

            My point being, that it is worth targeting Long Tails regardless of search volume rather than if "if they arent going to bring enough traffic". Quality over Quantity.
            Ok, i should have added "in my opinion" to the end of the sentence, but saying its the worst advice you have heard in a long time was probably overzealous.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices2000
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    In fact, the conversions for long tail keywords give much better conversion compared to the regular keywords. It is better to work with more keyword variations which are easier to rank along with the original keyword.

    Adding more LSI keywords in your article would boost your ranking to large extent and would have long lasting ranking
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