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long tail

n
(Commerce) commerce the segment of a market representing the large number of products that sell in small quantities, considered by some to be of greater financial value than the few products that sell in very large quantities
[C21: from the appearance of typical sales patterns on a graph]
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As he was passing by the house where Jeff Thatcher lived, he saw a new girl in the garden -- a lovely little blue-eyed creature with yellow hair plaited into two long-tails, white summer frock and embroidered pan- talettes.
And although the area is a well-known long-tail hotspot, hunters can find similar inland sea duck opportunities on other Great Lakes.
There should be a perfect, long-tail keyword phrase you could write to describe that customer.
Flexible long-tail cast on: Note: The top needle is the needle on which you will begin working the piece and the lower is another needle of the same or similar size.
And in its communications with analysts and other industry observers, Netflix took pride in calling itself a long-tail company.
One of the real keys is long-tail keyword phrases and keyword density.
Those SMEs, who wish to join the E-commerce movement but have held back because of expensive fees, now form a vast long-tail market.
The long-tail phenomenon, he argues, will "re-shape our understanding of what people actually want to watch" (or read, etc.
Oldsquaw (or long-tail duck, which they now are officially called due to political pressure, believe it or not) can be a nasty target.
Those retailers willing to embrace long-tail products find that they can and do make a profit on almost everything they put on their shelves.
But the book falls short: Its introduction promises to show us how the long-tail concept can affect many other markets, but Anderson fails to follow through.
Capturing the long-tail opportunity means offering an abundance of information, which becomes overwhelming when a person can't find what he's looking for.