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High rank and low views

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago

    I have two articles that are ranking high on searches but have horribly low views.  How can this happen?

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Because not many people are searching for those terms.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        There are more than 2 million people searching for them!

        1. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Then perhaps you are not matching things up correctly.  Or you definition of high ranking omits that you are under a supreme authority or on the second page.

        2. Susana S profile image91
          Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          2 million in the keyword planner?

          Or 2 million google results?

          They aren't the same thing at all.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            2 million in google results

            1. WryLilt profile image86
              WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              There could be 10 million results for the word "purple carrot" but maybe only 100,000 people a month searching them. Number of results mean how many people are writing on them, not how many are searching for them. Maybe only 5 people a month are searching your phrase!

              I rank all over the top pages for my name (Susannah Birch) but only about 20 people a month Google that. Ranking doesn't mean much.

            2. Susana S profile image91
              Susana Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              The number of google search results lets you know how many pages indexed by google contain the words in your search phrase - in any order, and in any places on the page.

              Some people use the figure to determine the number of competing pages, but it's never used to determine search volume.

              You will only get an idea of search volume from a keyword tool, like google's keyword planner or wordtracker. 

              http://darkside.hubpages.com/hub/celebr … -victories

              1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                +1

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    How are you determining the articles rank highly on searches?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      By seeing both articles either on page 1 or two on Google without typing in anything but the key words

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Doesn't matter...I dumped them both today.

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You do realize it's possible to do searches using phrases so unique to your Hubs that they automatically come up in the top spot when you look, right?

        You only get lots of traffic if your Hubs come up in the #1 or #2 spot on page 1 for a keyword or phrase that EVERYONE is using.  The #1 spot on Google will get about 33% of all the traffic.  Number 2 gets about 18%.  After that, it really drops off.

        http://searchenginewatch.com/article/22 … ffic-Study

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Relache:  Yes, I know that.  One of these showed up as number one with only two keywords, but as I said, it doesn't matter.  When views get too low, I dump the articles (of course after I have tried to upgrade them which I have done several times with these two articles)

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    For more effective searches, it's suggested users put in six to eight nouns and objects.  Two word searching doesn't do it so much anymore.

 
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