Long tail keywords - What are they?I have viewed the lessons on SEO and long tail keywords, but I am still a bit confused.
diogenes wrote:I have just spent a bit of time pulling out some long tail keywords for the search terms Paintball Guns (and in quotes) and Greek Travel (and in quotes) and their keyword derivatives. On the search term "pink paintball guns for cheap" things started to look very exciting what with a Keyword Effectiveness Rating of 729,000, a competition rating of under 300 (actually 0) and a count of 27. Wordtracker advised this was an excellent keyword to target ... "a gift in fact".
For the Greek Travel long tail keyword "santorini greece hiking" I received the same pronouncement. A KEI analysis of 900,000, and a low competition rating - under 300 (actually 0 ) and a competition rating of 30. On that basis I felt I should give some serious consideration to narrowing in to a niche site revolving around Santorini using this keyword phrase.
Also .. putting up a page on my Cheap Paintball Guns blog targeting the "pink paintball guns for cheap" term.
I have had Adwords Analyser for some time and thought to run the terms through there. I don't profess to be proficient with it, but in my searches take note of the percentage of results over searches - the lower the figure the better. Using both their Overture results and Google Sandbox I found that absolutely no-one was searching on these terms.
I am left asking myself then ... how come? How does this reconcile with what Wordtracker is recommending?
Any explanation on this would be appreciated.