When I logged into HP a few days ago I was upset to see that all of my featured work was now unfeatured. And I got the dreaded emails that said my traffic had dropped to zero.
Google works against us all the time. As search traffic comes and goes. But there is a quick way I found to not only keep those Featured hubs featured but to also increase traffic. In my attempt I got 5 new viewers in the first hour. And the rusults went up from there.
The solution is a title tweak.
Go to Google and search for the general idea of your hub. Note the exact tiltes of the top 3 that come up.
Go back to your hub, and update the title to be as close to those three as possable. And make your description include the key terms highlighted across the top 5 google results.
What this does, it put your hub at closer relevence to google search items. And also causes HP quality filter to re run. Meaning as long as you didnot change much, the Hub will return to featured, and list on HP. Giving you your first couple hits. Over time, a day or so. HP will be crawled by Google and your hub will list higher in search engines.
Frequently visited post show up higher in search results, may be that' s why your hubs were listed higher. Google probably won't rank your hubs unless you have at least 12 of those.
Even myspace works! Any social network site you can join. Use your HP link for website.
Ask other hubbers with similar topics for links. Exchange links with others.
by Person of Interest5 years ago
I am. I tweak hubs that have been published for hours, days, weeks, months, and (soon to be) years.This includes adding/removing commas and semicolons.Adding/Removing/Moving keywords.Adding/Removing...
by qeyler13 months ago
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by Joween Flores22 months ago
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by Liz Elias2 days ago
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by Giselle Maine4 years ago
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