I usually don't go on Google and search for keywords, etc before writing a hub... I just go and write a hub on whatever it is I feel like writing about and sharing with others. Some hubs get lots and lots of views while some hubs get little views. How can I figure out what exactly I did in the hubs with lots of views so I can do the same for the other hubs?
Like for example, I wrote a hub about How To Make Miso Soup. This is my best hub in terms of views. It's got over 11,000 views and I have no idea what I did that make it so popular traffic wise. I would have loved to know what I did so I can apply same technique to my other hubs...
That's funny, I was just wondering the same thing. I have a hub that out of no where has 13 views. (Sadly, that is like 11,000 views for my page.) I didn't do anything to it... no one commented on it... why all of a sudden did it get a bunch of views?
BTW, I have read the miso soup one myself.
Hi Beth - five months you been here. Pages just starting to settle in maybe.
Soon my tribute to you will make us both world famous.
Nice tribute... thanks.. but I wouldn't count on it. I'm now planning on being famous in about five hundred years.
Look, one of us is getting rich off that hub mister. If it's me, Ill toss a farthing your way... do you all use farthings? I should google farthing before I use it in a sentence.
We last used farthings about forty years ago.
It's one quarter of one penny... so about as much as Ive made here in 5 months.
I have a couple of farthings somewhere - when I were a young lad they were still legal tender where I came from!
I must be a bad person. I think I assume everyone is American until I catch a word/phrase that tips me off.
Well I'm pseudo American - lived in the UK for 30 years, lived the rest of my life in the US! I still get confused with my pronunciation of to-may-to or to-mar-to! I also spell color in many different ways!
I have one too that suddenly gets 160 views in one day, when it never got hardly any. It does make you wonder where in the heck they came from. You can look on your page stats and get a good idea. Usually they come from Pinterest or someplace like that.
hmmm... that's a good idea Barbara Kay, maybe it's something like that. I pay so little attention to pinterest and stumble upon that I forget they're there.
There are also times when a hub can be popular for a day or a couple of days - hubs about rock bands tend to get a lot of traffic on the bands anniversaries, when someone dies or when they hit the news.
Yeah, I don't know how to read that thing.... it makes no sense to me. I will just stop worrying about it, sit back and let the farthings roll in.
People need to be searching for your title / subject.
You need to be better than the other pages.
Get lucky. A few pages work, there seems no rhyme or reason why they all don't.
Perhaps lots of people are searching for how to make miso soup but I am not the only one writing about this topic...and my hub is not even on first page for keyword "how to make miso soup". It's on the second one. I wish I could figure out what I did that's causing it to have so many views so I can improve my other hubs using same technique... I would sure love for all my hubs to have that many views...
"one of us is getting rich off that hub mister" - if you are referring to me Beth, I can only wish I was rich... it takes me many months just to reach the minimum payout with Ad Program.
LBG - do you use Google Analytics? Do you know how people are getting to your page? Is it search or social traffic? What keywords do they use, where do they come from?
Keywords are important - use Google Adwords (free). Traffic analysis is essential - use Google Analytics (free).
From the information that an accidental hit provides can come clues for improving that page, and also for other possibly related articles.
It is not writing. Not art. Not fun.
But to build traffic it is the minimum work required.
In my opinion.
I have Google Analytics and I believe it is linked to Hub Pages but I hardly go on there. I will check now...
People will tell you to look at successful hubs and do yours in a similar way to help make those other hubs more successful. That's why I want to know why my Miso hub is so successful views-wise. I guess I never will.
Well the keywords people are using might give a clue for that page. Or maybe it just got lucky.
We all approach this thing differently.
One other VERY important lesson is never to tell people your best hub and page-views. It is a green light to the copiers.
I know, so good, and it's my daughters favorite food.
I think it's such a popular hub cause ppl just want to know how to make it. It was a great idea.
Maybe there aren't a lot of recipes out there for it?
I don't really understand how any of this works yet... I don't know what makes one article high on the google list and one way at the bottom or how to change anything.
I have a ton to learn here.
It's weird when you write a hub and don't expect it to do well views wise and it does and then write a hub you expect to do well views wise but it does not.
lol. I have a couple that seem to always be doing something all by themselves. One has a pic of lauren bacall and humphrey bogart on it, I always assume that's why that one gets hits.
Does anyone know what kind of thing this is? It was one of the listings on my traffic sources and I don't really understand if it's a person or what.
mail.yahoo.com is where one goes to login to check their yahoo email...I don't get how that would be a traffic sourse lol. unless someone sent them the hub ink via e-mail and from their yahoo email they opened the link to the hub
The best ways to decide on hub topics:
>Check popularity. Are people going to be Googling that topic?
>Check competition. How many other people are writing on that EXACT topic (not just mentioning it in passing when writing about another.)
>Answer a question no one else's article does. For instance I had a hub on a popular Facebook game - it was getting hits for how to DELETE that game. So I wrote a hub on how to delete the game and it was very popular.
Reasons for traffic spikes:
>If a topic is in the news and people are suddenly interested.
>If someone who has a big following (via a subscription list, social media page etc) posts your hub.
>If someone visits your hub and pins, likes or tweets it and it goes a little viral.
>Different seasons - for instance people won't be Googling "Bathing Suits" in the middle of winter, usually.
>Age. The older content is, the more impressed Google usually is. Visitor comments and people linking back to it impress Google so it's more likely to rank higher.
>Check your keywords. You may be getting hits for a keyword you never thought people would use to get to your hub. Like hairy armpits or unimpressed turtle (I remember someone awhile back getting those as keywords!)
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