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Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby mediamonster » Mon May 18, 2015 4:24 am

Long tail keywords are hard to find and short tail keywords are hard to rank. What is the basic difference in between Short Tail Keywords and Long Tail keywords to get ranked in the SERP's?

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby motionz » Mon May 18, 2015 4:28 am

There isn't any difference between them. Short tail keywords are highly competitive and if you want to get ranked in them then you will have to be one of the most popular site of your niche otherwise its not possible. And in the case of long tail keywords they may be hard to find but they are more specific and have mush less competition so they are much easier to rank.

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby brian » Thu May 21, 2015 4:25 am

Basically there isn't any difference and no other strategy to rank them. Its just the fact that short tails are highly competitive so people target long ones, they may be hard to find but it worth the hard work.

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby frank » Fri May 29, 2015 4:47 am

The major key to rank on short tail keywords is that you have to be one of the most authoritative and mass backlinked site.

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby siva s » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Short tail keyword : Given the competitiveness of short tail keywords, you’ll have a hard time ranking high on search engines.
Long tail keyword : Since long tail keywords are phrases that make more sense within the text versus generic keywords, your content is more readable.

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby amanrai » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:51 am

There is no difference between them. One more thing, it is easier to rank long tail keywords.

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby davidsmith21 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:08 am

Short tail keywords are 3 words or less. Examples include: “athletic apparel,” “DVD player,” or “engagement ring.” Short tail keywords are also known as “head terms”.
Long tail words are more than 3 words.Long tail keywords are obviously a lot more specific than short tail keywords

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby RH-Calvin » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Short tail keywords have high search volumes and are more difficult to rank. But ranking short keywords will give you maximum benefit in search engines. Alternatively long tail keywords have less number of searches in search engines and they can be easily used to rank webpages in search engines.
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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby EthanR » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:21 pm

Short Tail Keywords are short in size just like 2-3 words and hard to get in a Search engine. But Long tail keywords are bigger in size like 5-7 words or more than that and easy to get in a search engine as they have less volume.

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Re: Difference between ranking Short and Long Tail Keywords

Postby mediamonster » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:32 am

I asked this question when I was a newbie. Now after all these years I feel stupid.

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