A problem I see with many hubs is that they don't answer a question. So my top tips:
-Your title is THE most important part of your content for SEO. -Choose a topic that's low competition (not a lot of other articles ranking in Google for the exact same thing.) -Answer a question. Or even put a question in your title.
Bad title: "Celebrating my Birthday" Better title: "How I Had a Birthday Party for under $50" Title based on Google suggest: "My Best Birthday Breakfast for under $50"
I personally don't use the Keyword tool. I DO use Google suggest AND check the competition before I write on a topic.
As Cardisa says: People Google questions, not titles!
Can you suggest a good title for a hub I plan to write? It's about overcoming opiate dependency. What would you suggest? Thanks so much. I already have about 100 photos to share with the hub. PegCole17
Thanks, Christin. I did the Google suggest thing as well. None of the titles or suggestions that came up from there really grabbed me. Your suggestions are really helpful. Thank you. I've noticed that WryLilt has a natural gift for coming up with a catchy title that makes the reader want to click on that article and read more. I agree with her that the title is one of the most important things we have to gain notice from potential readers.
My hub on creating click worthy titles really emphasised on numbers! People these days love numbers in titles, so the "listicle" was born. Mixing in profitable keywords with numbers is a great for both social media and Google.
Hello Brie, I like that suggestion and it does have a certain appeal. I, too, have noticed that a lot of articles use a numerical value in an attempt to draw in the reader. I guess we need a finite reason to be assured that there will be a limit to our dissertation. Thanks so much for your helpful recommendation. Nice one.
I know but the number doesn't matter in the permalink. For example if you google: Things to do with Bamboo or what can I do with bamboo my article will come up. I could change the number all day long and it will still come up.
Brilliant advice, (as usual) I got a hint about this accidentally, with a random hub posting that did answer a question. It has been a top earner for me. ( Which one?? Not telling right now.) People need to think about things they have personally searched for on Google, and what words they used.
It's not a tool Lisa, as you begin typing something in Google, it gives you more options (continuations) based on what you're typing. Those suggestions are from data google collects based on what people across the globe (or your location) are actually searching for.
Just as Susannah has stated, don't bother too much with the keyword tool. But, once you get a suggestion - there could be other options that you would want to look at, I'm talking about the way you frame your question a.k.a the order of the words.
I use the free semrush tool (limited searches per day) to get rough estimates of the search volumes and it shows you other similar searches. The related keywords feature is something I love.
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