• Data Source: Google Search Console (or any keyword analysis tool)
  • Type: Text
  • Calculation: "CASE WHEN REGEXP_MATCH(Keyword Length, "1|2|3") THEN "Short Tail Keyword" ELSE "Long Tail Keyword" END"


Keyword Length Type categorizes search queries based on the number of words they contain into “Short Tail Keywords” (comprising 3 or fewer words) and “Long Tail Keywords” (comprising more than 3 words). This classification helps in understanding the nature of user search behavior and intent.


Short Tail Keywords are typically more general and have higher search volumes, making them highly competitive. In contrast, Long Tail Keywords are more specific, often indicating a higher intent to take action, and can be easier to rank for due to lower competition. Analyzing the distribution of Short Tail vs. Long Tail Keywords can inform content and SEO strategies, tailoring efforts to capture a broad audience or to target niche segments more effectively.

Use Cases

  1. SEO Strategy Development: Tailor your SEO strategy to balance between Short Tail Keywords for broad reach and Long Tail Keywords for targeting specific user intents and niches.
  2. Content Optimization: Optimize content to include a mix of Short Tail and Long Tail Keywords, ensuring it is relevant to a broad audience while also addressing specific queries and user needs.
  3. User Intent Analysis: Analyze the proportion of Long Tail Keywords to gain insights into the specific needs and questions users have, informing content that directly addresses these queries.
  4. Conversion Rate Optimization: Leverage Long Tail Keywords, which often have higher conversion rates due to their specific nature, to drive targeted traffic likely to convert.
  5. Competitive Edge Identification: Focus on Long Tail Keywords to find opportunities in less competitive niches, allowing for easier ranking and targeted traffic acquisition.

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