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Will long tail keywords rank if short tail keyword is included?

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Msg#: 4558582 posted 1:18 pm on Mar 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

My question is this - if you have a long tail keyword, that includes the short tail word in it, will it still be seen as that keyword? Or will google just see the long tail keyword - example

Widgets Wood Round Brown

If my short tail keyword is Widgets Wood, would it still be seen like that - or will google only see the 4 word long tail keyword?




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Msg#: 4558582 posted 2:24 am on Mar 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

Assuming the semantics make sense, your content can still be rated as relevant for the shorter phrase as well as the longer one. To rank well is definitely a higher hurdle to clear, in most situations. it's very common only to rank for the longer phrase for a long time.

Eventually (if the site continues to grow and appeal to its visitors) ranking for shorter phrases is a real possibility. However, it may take more pages about the shorter phrase which I assume is more general.

Google has a major set of patents for what they call "Phrase-based Indexing." You may find that this technology opens your mind to new ways of understanding document retrieval in Google, including how they may score relevance. See [webmasterworld.com...]

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