Longtail Keyword Research for Ranking Your Sites

So you’ve read a lot recently about keyword research for ranking your websites. You know you need to research keywords to be able to have a niche site worth investing in. The problem is, there’s so much contradictory information out there, your head is spinning. So, who do you listen to? How do you know if a keyword is worth pursuing? Do you even need keyword research to begin with?

Let me shed some light on this for you. First of all, if you are trying to monetize your website or blog, you absolutely need to optimize it for keywords.

Think of it this way. You do a search in Google for keyword research. On the first page of Google are the ten results of sites that receive the most traffic, naturally, because they are optimized for that keyword. You see one that interests you, a video. You click on it and go to Youtube to watch the video. On the same page are other videos with more keyword research tips. You bookmark that Youtube page so you can find it again later, making it more popular.

It’s a page that you otherwise wouldn’t have known existed if you didn’t search for the keyword in Google and see it on the first page. Now, imagine you’re trying to rank a website that sells products, like an online store. Do you think it would be worth having your site on page one in Google? Sure, it’s hard to do that. Many people are already competing with you to get their sites there, so they can enjoy the benefits of free targeted traffic to their sites.

As you can see, it’s pretty important for traffic for your site to rank well in the search engines. So, just how do you do this? Well, you’ll never do it using generic keywords like dieting. You have to use long tail keywords like dieting for women over forty. Long tail keywords are normally 3 or more word phrases that have much less competition but are still searched for heavily.

Remember that a word doesn’t need a million searches a month to make money for you. As a general rule, try to look for at least 1000 searches a month. People are making a fortune on long tail keywords that have hardly any searches. But, those are targeted searches with very little competition. Which means that when someone searches for them, they are being very specific in their request for that particular information.

This can have a tremendous impact on your bottom line if you’re selling products online. Of course, you should have articles and content on your site that caters to the particular terms being searched so that you will get indexed for those terms. When you combine that with a back linking strategy and some search engine optimization, you can enjoy a ton of free traffic coming to your site from those obscure keywords.

This, of course, can translate into more sales for you, if you’re selling products. This is how many entrepreneurs are enjoying free traffic and making sales for seemingly little effort.

I’ll be following up with more posts on keywords, as it’s a very important part of your online money making strategy. For now, start doing some more research into long tail keyword. Be sure to read the other resources at the end of this post for more in depth information.  Until next time, take care and Be More. Patrick

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20 Responses to “Longtail Keyword Research for Ranking Your Sites”

  1. there is nothing wrong with the way you chose your keywords, but you should try to find as many long tail keywords as you can, that you think you can rank for in Google.

  2. Well, If keywords are used that get a site a first page ranking, about what percent of surfers will become visitors? What do you think?

    (That would depend on many different factors including popularity, which keywords are driving the traffic, and also the reasons your site gets first page rankings. Ultimately it boils down to delivering quality content that makes people want to come back.

    Every successful site that has large amounts of traffic delivers lots of quality content. Start there and you should convert a high percentage of visitors to subscribers. Take care. P)

  3. According to me your blog have the best tips and tools for blogger’s. I always learn so many things from your articles…keep blogging..

  4. Hi Patrick

    I’m being admitted to hospital again tomorrow, our blogs’ 1st birthday. I should (hopefully) only be gone for 2 weeks.

    I just wanted to stop by today and wish your blog a very happy 1st birthday for tomorrow, and to wish you all the very best for the year ahead.

    May you sail the sea of ambition and land on the shores of success.

    Respect and Regards,
    Barry

    (Barry, Thank you very much. I wish you a speedy recovery and much success in this new year. Take care. Patrick)

  5. This is exactly what I have been looking for Zemanta – thank you very much!

  6. Ive noticed that some sites rank with only a small number of around 300 rank higher or even 1st for a popular keyword where just below it would be a website with 2500 or more inlinks, why is this?

    (Many times, it’s not about how many links you have. It’s about relevant links and the page rank of those links. If you have 20 links from high page rank sites, that will carry more weight than hundreds of links from sites with no rank. P)

  7. One important consideration, I think, is to select the keywords that drive our visitors toward our goals. I mean if we want to sell, let’s look for the keywords beginning with “but …”, “purchase …”, etc.

  8. Through you post you really share very important rules and tips with us…thanks lot…

  9. Please tell me, I want keywords Ranking in Search Engines in Fastest way, anyone have methods to increase keywords ranks.

    (That’s beyond the scope of this article. You can find some great courses on this on the Warrior Forum. Take care. Patrick)

  10. Let me shed some light on this for you. First of all, if you are trying to monetize your website or blog, you absolutely need to optimize it for keywords.

  11. Howdy Patrick,

    Excellent information on long tail keywords. I have never heard of such an animal and know now that a person can score a phrase rather than just keywords to enhance traffic.

    Thank you and keep up the great work mister!

    Barry Williams

  12. Keyword research is really important. It involves a lot of trial and error even with advanced tools. Therefore, it can be quite overwhelming. A great keyword software will produce results easier. It also facilitates if the niche you are researching is one that you are fanatic about.

  13. I’m happy! It is simple to see that you are passionate about your writing. Looking forward to future posts. Thanks!

  14. I’m happy! It is simple to see that you are passionate about your writing. Looking forward to future posts. Thanks!

  15. Howdy Patrick,

    Excellent information on long tail keywords. I have never heard of such an animal and know now that a person can score a phrase rather than just keywords to enhance traffic.

    Thank you and keep up the great work mister!

    Barry Williams

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  17. Would it be possible to get permission to use some of your posts on forums with a link?

    (Sure, as long as you keep my link intact, no problem.)

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