Short Tail keyword or Long Tail keyword

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  1. spyindiatom

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    Which type of keywords is best in our site..Short Tail keyword or Long Tail Keyword..?
     
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    Long Tail Keywords:Canon power shot digital camera 2MP, 17 inch LCD TV free shipping, Barack Obama action figure are the examples of long tail keywords.These type of keywords can easily be rank in search engines, they don't have do much competitions.

    Short Tail Keywords:Digital Camera, LCD TV, Desktop, Mp3 Music player examples of short tail keywords.Using short keywords is not a bad idea, but it might work or might not, because a person before who is using a long keyword has done more research on the same thing like the price of the product, model no, manufacture, etc...


    You can find how to find long keywords here http://www.searchenginepartner.com/Latest-SEO-News/seo-trends-utilysing-lsi-and-the-long-tail.html
     
  3. Rocky

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    Both type of keywords are good. But depending on the competitiveness you have to choose between them so it is easier to rank those keywords. If the competition for a short tail is high then you need to use a long tail which would be easier to rank.
     
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    When people start their searches, it's more for research. As they figure out what they want, so I think keyword dose not matter here, but for making good backlinks long keyword are best because they ranked quickly than short tail keywords. But this is also true that short tail keywords got 11 times more traffic than the long tail keywords.

    Thanks :)

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  5. Joseph.Shivell

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    I'm not sure what your point is here. If visibility in the market matters, SEO is a very effective way of increasing your visibility for those who are searching for your product/service. But I don't understand why you mentioned "any company profile or suggestion work". Can you explain this?

    Short tail keywords may get more traffic, but how much of that traffic converts? Long tail keywords get more conversions because they more closely resemble what the searcher is looking for.
     
  6. Rocky

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    Yes, people initially search for researching and compare it with other products. But unless your keyword is ranking how do you expect them to find you and eventually compare and later purchase your product. Therefore, the keyword is important. Without a good ranking your product would not be visible.
     
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    I prefer using long tail keywords initially to rank top in search engines... later once long tail keywords rank high on search engines, then move to short tail keywords... Long tail keywords are easier to optimize...
     
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    It depends upon which type of website you have. If you have business website , then short tail keywords are fine. But for earning websites long tail keywords are more preferred.
     
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    Both type of keywords are good but it depends on your website and compitition also. Short tail keywords compititions are high and difficult to get ranking in less time but long tail keywords compititions are low and medium which is best for get ranking in less time period. Normally we used both for website.
     
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    Both are Important , As Diversification of text or Vary Text link is Important in order to create a natural like structure . So choose long tail , short tail , brand name , url , non-money (click here , this page etc) as types for keywords to linked your website .
     
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    Both fits. However, it depends on your target goal, type of website, niche, and competition.

    But mostly, long tail keywords are what users always use when searching for something. But it will not guarantee you to have good conversions unless you anticipate what users will mostly use when searching.
     
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    depend upon your seo strategy.. mostly long trail keywords are effective as you can target more keyword search terms in those. !
     
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    Both short tail and long tail keywords are good, if competition on those are good. Short tail keyword competition is very high and it is not easy to rank these keywords on top SERPs. Long tail keyword competition is sometimes high and sometimes low, so these keywords may be analyzed before used.
     
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    Both Keywords are better for ranking long tail keywords are rank easily but the short tail keyword are rank gain not easily.
     
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    Long tail keywords create less competition on the other hand short tail keywords create much competition as people like to write less or in short for searching something. but depending upon the competition and number of visitors you need in a particular time period you have to choose type of keywords.
     
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    30% new query generated on Google at every time, long tail sales keywords are good to get direct lead for business because of very less competition on this keywords, it ranks high easily and fast on top search engine result but short keywords has more search volume than long tail keywords, use of both types of keywords are good to get traffic and business on website.
     
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    You try always to target long tail keywords like seo company in india or web development company in india because it also cover short tail like seo company, web development company.
     
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    It depends upon your website. for example:- If you have product website. visitor may use short tail keyword. then services based on long tail because of visitor would like to know about your website services base. So they are used FAQ - Frequently asking question type sucha as Do, does, how, what..
     
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    short tail keywords having more competition on google whereas long tail kw has less competition. so its easy to target long tail kws and bring them out high on google. but people less searching long tail kws.
     
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    Long tail keywords are better than short tail and you can make a long tail keyword using the short tail keyword for example if you have 2 short keywords like wireless camera and online camera you can use these two keywords as a long tail keyword can make buy online wireless camera.
     

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