Use longtail keywords to roll up to larger terms


Tired of Making Chump Change Online?

If you’re optimizing a site that is in a very competitive space, you may want to look into getting a list of TONS of longtail keywords for your niche.  Filter and rank them based on competition level.   Optimize for the lower competition items first. Here’s the tested and proven strategy you might want to try:

1)  Build content for the first priority long tail keywords but mention secondary priority keywords in subheadings and content body.  Keep track of your secondary priority keywords and where you mentioned them.

2) Optimize for the first priority items.  Build links using cheap outsourced linkbuilding services.

3) Once you rank well with first priority items, build your secondary priority keyword pages.  Take out the list you made at Step #1 above and link from those pages to your new pages.  Keep the linking to a minimum (1 per page is enough).  Mention tertiary terms.  Keep track of them.

4) Optimize the secondary keywords.  Repeat this process until you are targeting the most competitive terms in your niche.

5)  This process “banks” authority and “rolls up” to higher volume and higher paying (but often less converting) terms.

What will speed up this process?

The best form of “SEO” is quality content.  That’s it.  Period.  Good content will inspire your readers to link to you.  However, you can speed this process up by using social bookmarks, linking to the content through blog comments, sending the link to relevant discussion email groups.

Will I be spamming?

There is a line between welcome content and spam.  Know that line.  Good, relevant, and useful content will almost always be welcomed since it ADDS VALUE to ongoing online conversations about your niche.  How you present this content also determines whether it will be regarded as spam.  Blasting the same message over and over again will probably get you banned for spamming.  Same with formatting your message in obnoxious ways.  Use Web 2.0 sites to get people to “taste” your content.  If it is good, they will do your job for you.  Regardless of what you do though–never give up and keep thinking “LINKS LINKS LINKS“.  Keeping links in mind focuses you on the task at hand–make every second you are online count.

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  1. John@efusion says:

    Long tail is definitely the name of the game. It is much easier to get traffic target these keyword strings.

  2. Las Vegas For Kids says:

    People talk about longtail a lot but they don’t often follow through with the “how to” part. I use google keyword tool but they don’t really tell you much about how many people really search for the longtail phrase. The bar is just greyed out.

  3. Donald@kredittkort says:

    Long tail is good for really targeted traffic, but where`s the point if the term`s only got like 150 searches a month? Cuz in a lot of forums around and about, I`ve seen people target keywords that make them just like 100 dollars a month. Now, I wouldn`t put in a lot of work in a site that only make 100 bucks a month.. That`s why I target single words as well. And it`s not as hard to rank as a lot of people make it seem.

  4. Bina@Games tennis shoe says:

    You mentioned that if you ONLY have quality content, you won’t need any marketing. I have a different view, even if you got great content, and don’t tell people about it..success would take more than double the usual time.

  5. selectsplat says:

    “The best form of “SEO” is quality content. That’s it. Period. Good content will inspire your readers to link to you.”

    That’s assuming you have readers. most people are interested in SEO becuase they are trying to GET readers in the first place.

    You can have the best content ever written, but if you don’t utilize some form of SEO, people will never see it.

  6. donnie@Chattanooga Web Design says:

    I use logtail keywords myself. Often these keywords have higher response rates. If you are selling more than ads, then there can be a nice payoff.

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