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
HubPages Revenue Sharing
HubPages "shares a hefty portion of ad-revenue with authors, giving Hubbers 60 percent of the revenue."
SEO Tapestry and Threads
- 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:
Leave Comments on Other Blogs
Write on a Local Blog
Create a Website
Create a Blog on Your Website
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 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! HubPages
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 ThreadsClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
SEO Links of Interest
- HubPages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Quantcast, HubPages has become one of the 50 most visited US sites on the Internet. In June 2010, it received around 33 million visits and and over 89 million page views , which, according to the site, were across over 830,000 pages
- Internet marketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Internet marketing, also referred to as web marketing, online marketing, or e-marketing, is the marketing of products or services over the Internet. The Internet has brought media to a global audience. The interactive nature of Internet marketing in
- Search Engine Optimization, Google Optimization - SEO Chat
Search Engine Optimization, Google Optimization - SEO Chat
- Search engine optimization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. Other forms of search engine marketing (SEM) target pai
- TechCrunch Review of HubPages
After the recent TechCrunch post about HubPages, we received several questions about how HubPages got to 39 million unique visitors per month. Heres how we did it:
- OPTIMIZING ELECTRONIC DISPLAY OF ADVERTISING CONTENT - Patent application
- Hubpages Launches, Gets $2 m from Hummer Winblad
Profits with HubPages
Share With Us Your Tapestry - Your SEO Strategy
What does your tapestry out on the Internet look like? Health and fitness, technical issue, random thoughts?
Have you found your niche?
What do you want your tapestry to do for you? Generate income? Spread your insights? Change the world? Contribute to global peace?
Share with us the appearance of your tapestry out on the Internet. What do the search engines see when they find your tapestry?
© 2011 Kelly Kline Burnett
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