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Today let’s talk shop. We are going to talk about the definition of what are long tail keywords and why you need them to hep grow your blog traffic. Well first let’s start with, I promise I do have a post coming at you about why I made the switch to wordpress. However, if I had to sum it up in one word for simplicity reasons, it would be……plugins. You know how when it comes to iPhones there is an app for everything? That is how WordPress works. Every since I made the switch, I have been working really hard on my site’s SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. What is the point of writing good content if it can’t be found.
That is where long tail keywords come into play. For example, go to google and search “Rachel Zoe box of style” or “what to wear for pure barre“. Both of those posts show up in the first page. Do you know how many blog posts there are about pure barre, what to wear, what to expect etc etc. My post shows up in the first page. That is because of my SEO plugin that I use on my site called Squirrly. I have lots more on that to come however, today we are going to talk about what are long tail keywords.
What are long tail keywords?
My number one referrer on a daily basis is Search Engines, specifically google. Long tail keywords are essential. The easiest way to think about what are long tail keywords and what they mean is think of how you search in google. Do you type in “Restaurants” or do you type in something like “restaurants in downtown that have happy hour specials“. You type the second thing am I right? You want specifics. That is what long tail keywords are. That is how people are going to find your site. So if you write a tutorial about sock buns. You will have some steep competition and get buried in a google search. If you make your keywords “what to buy to create a sock bun“, you will have a better chance of google exposure. Does that make sense?
So because you know I like to make funnies. Let’s see some of my favorite long tail keywords in the past 30 days. I crack up on a daily basis seeing how people stumble onto my site with the keyword searches and thought I would share a few of my favorites.
“Martha stewart and her grandchildren photo”.
Ummmmmm. I can’t believe people are searching that in the first place or that it would somehow be connected to my blog……but then I got to thinking. Yup. I have referred to my mother as the original Martha Stewart on many occasions. Connection made.
“Do Amazon Prime members get free returns?”
Can we even be friends anymore if you don’t already know the answer to that question? You do know what Amazon prime is all about right? Lighting fast shipping and FREE returns. So to answer that question google searcher who I hope is now a die hard daily reader. With Amazon Prime you always get free returns and if you live in these cities, you know get same day shipping *cue the angels singing*. If you have more questions check my post about all the benefits of your Amazon Prime Membership.
“Do I need the special brush for the bare minerals foundation?”
Sadly. Yes you do. On another note, my highest google searchable post ever is one from my very early blogging days about Bare Minerals vs Tarte Amazonian Clay. When in doubt compare two very big name brands…..double the search potential.
“Age Limits on Crop Tops”.
See I wasn’t the only one who had that question! From this post about what age limit on wearing crop tops. It’s a fantastic post if I do say so.
This post still gets me traffic and it was from 2 years ago. It’s pretty hilarious and I want to hide in a corner with my lack of blogging beautification back then but it’s still a little gem.
“What does Martha Stewart say about thank you cards for engagement party?”
There goes Martha again making another guest appearance on my blog. I’ll take this one Martha. Yes, write thank you cards. Rule of thumb. If someone takes the time out of their day, buys you something, puts it in a bag/wraps/uses their special tissue paper and gives you a card. You need to write them a thank you card. Full post here.
“Is it possible for my butt to be get stuck as I leave a room?”
If you are Kim Khardashian……it’s possible but for everyone else….probably not. I really have no clue why somebody is concerned enough about this to google it or how that lead them to my page but they are and they did. So there is my answer. No.
Finally my favorite
“Blondes with booties”.
Clearly they can’t be talking about me. For any of you who know me, I am like an extension of my back into my legs. Can’t really shake what my momma gave me because I’m not working with a lot. I cracked up when I found that one. Maybe it was talking about Pure Barre booties or something? That keyword remains a mystery.
Then we have the boring and typical searches “barre blog, meet at the barre, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015, barre clothes, what to wear to pure barre” etc etc.
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So in my way of trying to be funny and educational all at the same time. Long tail keywords are very important for your blogs traffic. I use this site to search for my long tail keywords. That way I am not shooting in the dark when it comes to giving my titles a chance to grab some attention. What are your thoughts? Did you know about the importance of long tail keywords? What SEO plugins do you use? If y’all liked this post, I would really appreciate it if you would pin it, like it on bloglovin or share it with that sweet little share + button down below. xoxoxoxo