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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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He went roaring and resentful; but in the very center of the clearing his voice was suddenly hushed and Tarzan saw the great head lower and flatten out, the body crouch and the long tail quiver, as the beast slunk cautiously toward the trees upon the opposite side.
The eyes brooded on Cocky, and the entire body was still save for the long tail, which lashed from one side to the other and back again in an abrupt, angry, but monotonous manner.
Suddenly the long tail snapped stiffly erect, and as though it had been attached to two trigger fingers the two rifles spoke in unison, for both men knew this signal only too well--the immediate forerunner of a deadly charge.
In aggregate, "long-tail" searches make up a much greater percentage of what Google sees each day than simple searches like "insurance quotes." There is a famous chart circulated around the internet that illustrates the size, and value, of the long tail.
So long as the ecosystem is healthy, the big sites provide the sort of concentration we need in order to coalesce knowledge, which gives those sites power, but there is also power spread out in the long tail where smaller groups can speak more frankly (because they're out of the bright public glare), can generate local knowledge about smaller topics and can spark ideas that percolate to the larger sites.
The sample pictured features the long tail method because it's easy to keep the edge nice and even.
LT stands for Long Tail, which is a reference to the long tail McLaren F1 GTR that raced in the 1990s and 675 refers to the horsepower (up 25bhp on standard).
Remarkably, Schmidt seems to have had a change of heart about the long tail. A couple of years after championing the idea, he said: "I would like to tell you that the Internet has created such a level playing field that the long tail is absolutely the place to be --that there's so much differentiation, there's so much diversity, so many new voices.
One such book I am currently reading is "The long tail" by Chris Anderson.
The long tail keywords should be inserted throughout the website and blog post.
One of my favorites is the theory of the "long tail," popularized and perpetuated by Chris Anderson (The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, Hyperion, 2006).
Shanghai, May 14, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - The Long Tail, a concept that was popularized by Chris Anderson in 2004, challenges the traditional Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 Principle) in the realm of E-Commerce; because in the E-Commerce era, the Pareto Principle ignores exactly where the business opportunities lie.