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Changing Your Title and Traffic???

  1. Brie Hoffman profile image80
    Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago

    If you get a decent amount of traffic and your article has been online for years, do you think it would hurt your traffic to change the title?  I mean would google be confused?  I want to change the title of this hub:

    http://brie-hoffman.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … f-the-Grid

    to a more SEO keyword friendly title of

    Off-Grid Small Business Ideas

    Feel free to comment on the title and suggest a better one if you can think of one.

    Thanks

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    I'm all for updating content.  That is one of the best things people can do to increase traffic.  That said, it's a good idea to be careful with titles.  If I wanted to change the title of a page that was getting significant traffic, I'd want to be sure I'm not removing the words in the title that are driving the traffic.

    To figure out what words are driving traffic, the best way to do this today is to look in your google webmaster tools account.  They will show you the search terms.  If the terms that are driving traffic to your site are in your current title, I suggest leaving them as is.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. It's amazing what you can learn even after 3 years!

    2. Brie Hoffman profile image80
      Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Oh..I forgot about that..thanks I'll take a look

    3. Brie Hoffman profile image80
      Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Where do you find the google webmaster tool?

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image80
        Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Nevermind, I found it.

  3. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago
 
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