Increasing Traffic and Earning Money With Google AdSense
Increase Traffic and Make Money
The idea behind making money online is that people will use the search engines and then will click on an ad and this will make you money. However, they do forget that increasing traffic from as many sources as you can means that you will need to think about what you are publishing online. (yes we all think we have fine hub... but let's be serious about that part!) you have?
What? I can hear it now, After having read some of my hubs on quality and quantity you might think I am asking you to write more hubs faster, no I am not I am asking you to think about your business on hubpages. Publishing a hub is one thing, going back and improving your writing is another thing-- and most people don't like doing this part of the job.
Yes, for those who don't believe that you have to do work on hubpages to get money from Google AdSense or other affiliate programs, you are not thinking online business. You want something too quickly-- that is make money fast, and it does not work that way. This is a business and you are in a business to be a professional no matter what you write. We all want to make money and visits (or traffic) is the only way to make money. That and not giving up after 5 months.
It takes for the most part about 4-8 months to make a payout from Google AdSense using hubpages, but there is more to it, the power of linking your hub both with your other hubs and to the bigger Internet community. If you want money you need visits or traffic.
Getting Traffic Equals Getting Rich?
But I Get Traffic, and I should get paid! When I do get a click from Google AdSense there is very little to speak of!: the fact of the matter is that some clicks are worth more clicks and some well, it really depends upon what sort of traffic you are getting, and most importantly, how much keyword research and optimization your are doing-- this is where it takes a lot of time and energy if you plan to build your passive income, there is no short cuts to this plan.
Luck also is putting your self one step forward each day and keep on working in creating links and everything else. See, Google itself, from what I have read does like older more established websites and blogs which also have a lot of links. This can take a while, but you need to do the work. It is a long process, but as with anything worth while, it takes time to get traffic and money.
The idea to making money with Google AdSense is simple: Create Great content, find good keywords and then begin by building links to make some magic-- that magic is what most call page rank, a term which simply means that Google finds you hub, and you have enough credibility with that hub that it is found in the first page or better with many keyword combinations. (This means on one word keywords and long tail keywords -- multi-word keywords)
Of course this is Google at its most basic, and we all need a foundation to work with. Start with the basics and then keep learning.
Increase Your Traffic
Increasing Traffic and SEO? A Good Thing?
So what about visits? What about SEO, and page rank and everything else?: You are right these things are important, but the key thing to remember is if no one, and I mean if no one finds your writing (content) useful, at some point, fairly quickly, there will be no traffic. Then it does not matter what you dream of-- it will not happen. This is why there is a huge push that you publish content that is useful that you work hard at improving your writing to make that traffic stay and read more of your work.
SEO is search engine optimization, and to me that not only means links but also what you give to the traffic that comes to your site, you want them to go away with the basics-- or at least find why you published useful for their needs. There should be something for each reader. Again it can also be more advanced, and you should have links out there to experts as well as your own things. It increases your professionalism.
That is why hubpages does what it does, in other words allows us to vote up and down content. So, if your content is not good there is more of a chance that people will not find it useful or helpful, and will not come back to look at your other work. Also allowing comments is a valuable part, but telling people what they should and should not comment is a discourtesy to you and to others. I am of the mindset that if you say on a hub that you should not comment if you do not have anything nice to say, then this hub should not be published, you need to have a thick skin, we all know this... or at least I do. ( I have read many hubs which begin a very controversial subject and then says no comments which are against my view or seem to me to be belittling... that is asking for trouble)
Content is a must, again hubpages is not a blog nor is it a site where you post one hub and then let it be. It is an ends to a means, which is traffic and content.
Content, I got that, not a problem... but my problem is traffic: Often traffic comes in wave or comes and goes, Marisa Wright, a resident guru on hubpages said it best in her hubs, check out where you are getting your traffic and focus on these ( Sorry Marisa I can't recall which of your great hubs it was in... please advise!)
Content is a must, but when you have traffic then is the time to encourage it, and to keep it by adding links carefully and slowly, and do this each day. I was one who used to do this at a rather fast pace, but I have found that traffic which comes from the search engines needs more of a reason to stay when they have choice.
The other thing which is important is the idea that you will always have a few hubs which don't do all that well and a few hubs which do. Which links are you going to focus on?
For me, I would add some external links to the hubs which are getting great traffic over a long period of time, and then interlink inside that hub with other hubs which could use some help. In other words I find what works well, in terms of which older hubs are getting traffic and use the power of traffic to my advantage.
Now this will create traffic between your hubs, but there are a few other things which help. So I'll explain these now. SEO and links.
My traffic is beginning to come to my hubs and other sites, but nothing, nothing is making me money!!: Well, go online into Google, or Yahoo (I do both) and type in some of your keywords. See where it gets you, most of the time some of your hubs will be found on page six or seven. This is not so good, as most hubs which make money for you need to be at the very least on the first two pages of ANY search engine. Now, some will argue to focus only on Google, but the other search engines have value as well.
So the question you need to ask is where are my links coming from? What about how I have my site set up? What about the Search Engines? These are the basic questions you need to ask yourself.
If for example I write a hub and then put links to all the social networking sites and then begin to write another hub adding a link to the older hub will that help me? Somewhat, but if you wan tot make money it probably won't. You have simply done the most basic thing you can do which is building a link, but it needs to go beyond that.
What about your keywords? See, this is something similar to links and to SEO in my mind since most people simply put a bunch of words they THINK will help them, and then add it to their hubs. Often this is the worst things you could do for your hub. See, Google and the other search engines are smart, they can figure things out.
What they are looking for is good content and good keywords. Traffic from the search engines is written about a lot since if you want to make money you need the traffic to come from the search engines. Look at your competition, if a keyword has the top ten sites as wikipedia, well you are probably not going to out link or out optimize this site.
Aim well, and use Keyword searches to your advantage. I sue Google AdWords as a starting point in finding out a few extra keywords that help with my traffic or will help improve my content. This helps make my hubs stronger. when a hub is stronger, (content) and you have good links, traffic will come and so will the money. Think like a business.
The Last Word--- most people do not like to hear that links and content and traffic and SEO and all these things relate but they do, you need to keep writing and keep learning. This is a business, and you need to have a rather thick skin and understand that some will love your hub and some will not. Again this is a business. You might or might not be right but....
Frankly, your content will prove if you are correct or not, you will get traffic and you must at all times be the most professional person you can be. You need to care about comments and you need to write well. You also need to learn. Even I am still learning, and it is thanks to so many hub writers that I can say I will always be learning.
Keep writing, keep aiming to make money, keep linking, and keep learning, and with traffic will come what you want money.
To your success.
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