As you know, I rely heavily on free search engine traffic for my niche websites. One of my favorite strategies is to go after long tail keywords.
What Are Long Tail Keywords?
Long tail keywords have 3 or more words in them. They are much easier to rank for than main keywords. For example, it would be very hard to rank on page one of Google for the term weightloss or even weightloss program. Going after “weightloss program for preteens” on the other hand would be much easier.
How To Find Long Tail Keywords
I use the paid version of Wordtracker to find thousands of long tail keywords for my sites. I spend about 30 minutes or so generating a list and then pick 40 or 50 keywords to use throughout my site. When I’m done with those, I just rinse and repeat.
Creating Content Around Your Keywords
I start with the keyword I want to use and create a title, using the KW as early as possible. Then I write a blog post or article, using the keyword a few times throughout the content. When possible, I use it within the first 100 words of my post.
Promoting Affiliate Products In Your Content
Last but not least, I work in an offer for an affiliate program. This post is a good example of two different strategies. The first is to simply link to products as I’m mentioning them in the content. My Wordtracker recommendation is one of those examples. I also go into a lot more detail on how I do this and how I go about creating and promoting content in the Daily Affiliate Tasks program.
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