Tapestry of HubPages | SEO | Keywords and More!

Tapestries have a rich and long history dating back thousands of years.  It is interesting that artists from almost all cultures have contributed some form of textile wall art. Long ago I fell in love with an Asian tapestry, then while attending college, my college has an entire collection of rare tapestries.  So tapestries are a fond memory for me in many ways.

Recently tapestries and wall hangings have enjoyed a rise in interest, with many people looking beyond traditional options for wall decor. The tactile nature of tapestries, combined with their long history, has made them once again a choice for the discerning home improver.

As a visual learner, I must admit I was lost for months here on Hub Pages. I understood bits and pieces but the big picture was something I was missing. I read and read, researched day and night and wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote. The terms were all new for me - from "SEO" to "keyword tool" to a numerous new websites and applications appearing almost daily. Very overwhelming for the person who was trained with textbooks and lectures at the university. Yet, I persevered. And with the help of the forums and a number of experienced Hubbers literally holding my hand and guiding me each step of the way, I am still here - alive and well and still smiling. Oh, I have had my frustrations like many of you but "this too shall pass".

I printed the technical items such as RSS and dedicated a silent 2 hours to mastering this technical mystery. All the while, I still had no real picture of what I was doing. I knew the "why" - to be found on the Internet but RedGage, SheToldMeSo, Twitter combined with esoteric terms such as RSS and pings - all meant, in essence, nothing to me. Why so many items, why so complicated. What works and what doesn't. What or who is lying. What is the reality. I was in the dark for months. Then slowly the big picture appeared - clearly and very distinctly. The Internet is a tapestry. It is a tapestry that we create. The threads are sometimes smooth, sometimes textured, sometimes a complimentary blend, sometimes juxtaposed. A tapestry is crafted by a weaver. As writers and webmasters and promoters, we are creating a tapestry here in the Internet.

Oil Painting Inspired by Asian Tapestry

An oil painting that mimics a famous Asian tapestry of 7 Sages (photo courtesy of GmaGoldie) - a visual example of the tapestry of SEO and the interconnectivity
An oil painting that mimics a famous Asian tapestry of 7 Sages (photo courtesy of GmaGoldie) - a visual example of the tapestry of SEO and the interconnectivity | Source
SEO is akin to a Tapestry - Individual Threads and Colors on a Loom All Making a Coherent Design
SEO is akin to a Tapestry - Individual Threads and Colors on a Loom All Making a Coherent Design | Source

HubPages Revenue Sharing

HubPages "shares a hefty portion of ad-revenue with authors, giving Hubbers 60 percent of the revenue."

source: techcrunch.com

SEO Tapestry and Threads

Tapestry Frames:

  • HubPages
  • eHow
  • Helium
  • YouTube/Vimeo

Tapestry Threads:

  • Comments
  • Profiles
  • Bookmarking
  • Social Media

Colors of the Hub Pages Threads:

  • HubPages Author Profile
  • HubPages Forum Member
  • HubPages Comments

Bookmarking Sites Threads:

  • Red Gage
  • She Told Me So

Social Media Threads:

  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

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A weaver has a canvas to work from. Similar to the chair we are bound to as we as writers type, so too, the weaver is spell bound to the loom. The weavers loom is a physical tool that is carefully crafted together with literally millions of threads finely spun so too are our Hubs and inter related items.

In weaving a tapestry, the threads of the weaver must all be carefully tied together. Textiles are fascinating. Upon exploring the history of textiles, I came across the first automatic knot tying machine. It was developed by a man from Wisconsin, by the name of Howard Colman. His invention is said to have been one of the most profitable of all time. The length of time for his invention took over one decades, if memory serves me right close to 18 years. In the meantime, he survived on a machine he invented for the dairy industry.

In a similar fashion, we knot tiers on the Internet, the writers on the Internet may have a different name and yet all serve the same purpose - to connect us to together in a meaningful and colorful manner. People such as Steve Jobs (Apple), and Bill Gates (Microsoft) built the framework of this loom that we work upon each day. Other people such as Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolk (My Space) and Hub Pages (Paul Edmondson, James Reitz, Paul Deeds) created the threads that actually color our tapestry.

Think of the threads as a certain color. Say for instance, you are writing on Health and Fitness. These two subjects blend together beautifully on the canvas. If we clump several Hubs together with that subject, use the right key words, our weave will be consistent and strong. What the Internet is seeking consistency. Can we sprinkle in technology information? Most certainly.

What if we stray over to fashion with one single Hub? Then the Internet will simply see a dot - until others pick up that article and link back to you. That dot is on our canvas and it may simply take up space and look like a mistake.

A beautiful canvas is built with the composition and the colors all in coordination together. So too, is our activity on the Internet.

Can we build a canvas that is scattered? Disjointed? Most certainly yes but it will look scattered and disjointed to the search engines of Google, Bing and Yahoo,etc.... Our goal as creators, directors and writers is to organize our work into a pleasing composition. Not built of paint but built on a weave that is all interconnected, carefully crafted together to showcase to the Internet our value - the beauty of the technological tapestry that we have created.

The Framework of Your Loom

The framework of your loom, the wood that supports your tapestry are the various platforms that you choose to write upon. Framework is made of a type of wood. That wood may be strong like maple or oak or may be soft like pine. The framework of your canvas is very important. The framework provided by HubPages is similar in nature to the mighty maple and oak trees that provide hard wood that stand the test of time. The foundation of education and training here on Hub Pages is strong and proven. The technical tools provided are the simplest and the very best in the industry.Most importantly, IF you care doing something right, they say the highest form of flattery is to be copied. If you search the other sites, you will now see training programs similar to Hub Pages being offered to their writers.

The framework of HubPages is estimated over 33 million strong and growing daily. To put this in perspective, Imagine the strength of the HubPages framework is 10% of the population of the United States! That is one mighty oak tree!

The stated goal of Paul Edmondson is to make Hub Pages a “living, breathing piece of content.” HubPages is built upon the hard work and creativity of each individual weaver that sits behind the loom of the tapestry. The framework provided by Paul Edmondson and his team includes forums and capsules and statistics and keyword tools - all serving to contribute to the excellence in what we are all seeking to focus upon - content.

SEO is Akin to a Tapestry - Different Forms and Colors - Different Threads

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What Does Your Tapestry Look Like? What Are You Telling the Search Engine?

I started out scattered. I wrote on anything that came to mind. I wrote and wrote and wrote. Then when the big picture hit and I fully understood what I was creating, I went back and boosted the subject matters that I had started. I wanted to add continuity to my canvas. I wanted a collection of Hubs that were interconnected. To date, I have 250 Hubs with subjects ranging from fashion to toys (Barbie) to communications to health and fitness. Some items are scattered but loved by others (back links) adding to the complicated weave and boosting the presence of that Hub out on the Internet. Some of my Hubs are great but lonely. Some of my Hubs are controversial (fluoride, ammonia, real coral jewelry, etc...). Some Hubs are loved solely for themselves. Some Hubs have allot of company - Barbie, artists, gifts. All of these Hubs are a thread in this complicated tapestry.

Now, in addition to the Hubs, add in the other venues available to us out on the Internet. Weave all of these items together and this is the tapestry that the Internet sees.

Is your tapestry scattered like mine? It is filled with related subject matter? Is your tapestry a glowing sun, showcasing hope and inspiration? Is your tapestry business black and brown? Is your tapestry creative with literature and poetry? Is your tapestry about travel and far away places?

The point is this - no canvas is wrong, but organizing your canvas, understanding the big picture of Internet and how the Internet sees your work in relation to the whole provides an important perspective to allow us to be a better writer and to deliver to the Internet what it is seeking, a coherent canvas of information - a beautiful work of art - all exclusively our own - intertwined with others from Hub Pages and from the Internet.

Beautiful Tapestry

beautiful tapestry in bright gold, yellow and royal blue with a little bit of orange and red
beautiful tapestry in bright gold, yellow and royal blue with a little bit of orange and red | Source
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© 2011 Kelly Kline Burnett

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Barbara Kay profile image

Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

Very good hub!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Nice analogies! I'm still trying to figure it all out daily :-p


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

A great hub and well written.


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

@Barbara Kay,

Thank you very much!

@Wesman Todd Shaw,

I love analogies - hope it helps the journey.

@Rhonda Waits,

The visual part I think is the fun part. Thank you so much for stopping by.


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The-BestMouseTrap 4 years ago from The heartland, USA

I love the analogy, and a compendium of information as well, and the tapestry pics too, wonderful addition to my bookmarks. Thanks


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GmaGoldie 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

The Best Mouse Trap,

I think the analogy helps. It is difficult to comprehend the esoteric concept of linking and how Google views the links. Thank you very much for bookmarking my hub.


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

Nice and worth reading hub !

Thanks for sharing !


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GmaGoldie 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

As a blogger, I must be savvy with SEO - yet I find it a very foreign language and a difficult topic to master. As I learn from my fellow Hubbers, I enjoy sharing my knowledge.


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Dolores Monet 21 months ago from East Coast, United States

Hi Gma, I love the way that you use weaving to illustrate writing and producing articles for an online audience.


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GmaGoldie 21 months ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

Hi Dolores Monet,

That is the only way I could understand this esoteric SEO stuff! Thank you so much for stopping by - greatly appreciate it.


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Cool Tapestries 4 months ago

Great hub, thanks for sharing. Love Tapestries!

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