Longtailing is a form of search engine optimization that is also called catalogue SEO. The reason it earned this nickname is because of the long metatags that are attached to every image, product description and product number on a merchant’s website. There is also an emphasis on making sure that every photo has a keyword-optimized caption and properly structured labeling. The idea is that if each product is meticulously labeled and properly described it will appeal to the search engine spiders simply because the information is so targeted and accurate.
This form of SEO is so obvious and simple that people simply don’t even think of utilizing it. The only situation in which you may not be able to deploy it as an effective search engine optimization strategy is if for some reason your website doesn’t allow it. Bravenet.com is a cheaper website that is a good example of a host that does not comfortably allow metatags.
If you have a catalogue style site that does not seem to be turning over any business it might be well worth your while to look into attaching your own metatags or have a professional SEO expert do it for you. However the HTML for these types of metatags is fairly basic and many people can learn how to do it on their own. There are all kinds of sites on the internet that teach the basic HTML formula for attaching keyword optimized html code to pictures, titles, graphics, links and text.
If optimizing each and every title and description on your site seems tedious and time consuming, well it is. But the plain fact is that bothering to do this can greatly boost your presence in the search engine page rankings. Why let learning a little bit of HTML code stand between you and making generous profits with your website? It seems ridiculous to do so but many people just let that happen because they fear working with HTML.