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Improvement to the Statistics page

  1. jackclee lm profile image79
    jackclee lmposted 17 months ago

    The current hub score is ok but not a great measurement of a hub or the quality of the "title." I would like to suggest adding a new column that shows the current Google Page Rank number of the hub. This information may be obtained currently by using one of the SEO rank checker such as -
    http://www.seocentro.com/tools/search-e … ition.html
    Automating this process is the challenge for Hubpages staff.
    I believe they will show the top 50 ranks. Anything over that can be designated as "not ranked".
    The value of this information will help hubbers in choosing future titles for their hub. A primary goal is to get their hubs found by search engine such as Google. Having the Google Page Rank updated daily will be a much better rating than the current hub score. It will also save us time in checking them manually.
    Thanks.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Google no longer updates Page Rank (I think it's been two years or so?)
      Now they use domain authority or page authority scorings.

      This is STILL no indication of whether you'll get traffic. You can have a page which is brand new but gets good traffic - for instance if it's the only one on that subject, or it's on a viral topic.

      Want info about your content? Go look at your Google Analytics. Time on page is more of a factor than ranks.

      1. jackclee lm profile image79
        jackclee lmposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        I don't understand. When one search on google, the return hits are ranked aren't they? That's what appears on the result page 10 at a time. Aren't those the Page Rank? That is what I would like to see on the stats page. A good chosen title will appear high on the page rank and thus lead to more traffic perhaps.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 17 months ago in reply to this

          "Pagerank" was the term used to describe site authority, ranked from 0-10. Nothing to do with the listings in search results themselves. It was based on the number of backlinks.

          If you're referring to where things rank in SEARCH - there's no definitive way to show that. Your hub could rank for 1000 different search terms, so there is no way to know which page of Google it will be on! People Google all different things to get to your hub.

          For instance my hub "40 Ways to Induce Labor".

          People Google things such as:

          Ways to induce labor.
          How to induce labor.
          Self induce.
          Induce 40 weeks.
          How do I induce at 40 weeks.

          And so on...

          1. jackclee lm profile image79
            jackclee lmposted 17 months ago in reply to this

            I think i understand it better now. Thanks for the clarification. So the rank checker programs are not  really providing the page rank but the search rank of the search term. Back to my main request. Is it possible or useful to provide this search rank based on the title of the hub in the stats page of the dashboard? Thanks.

            1. LeanMan profile image80
              LeanManposted 17 months ago in reply to this

              If you mean the position in the search results (SERPS) it also depends on where you are searching from as to where the hub will sit in the results page. If I was to search for one of my hubs in New York it would probably be in a different position on the page than if I searched for it in London....
              Also the title is not necessarily the keyword or search term that the hub writer is targeting, often their keyword phrase is often only a part of the title.
              If you have a long title in a little trafficked niche then you will probably get the first slot in Google search if you look at the whole title - but then no one is searching for your whole title so you still get zero traffic. So knowing that you have first place in the SERPS is a little misleading..

              1. jackclee lm profile image79
                jackclee lmposted 17 months ago in reply to this

                You make a good point. I know about the personal results that google try to return based on the user. It still would be nice to know what my hub title will show up on serps even though the likelyhood of people searching that exact title may be slim.

                1. WryLilt profile image87
                  WryLiltposted 17 months ago in reply to this

                  Most of the users would laugh themselves silly if the hub title keyword's SERPs position was listed.

                  For instance if I have a hub called "Wrylilt's Guide to Potatoes", how many people do you think are typing the exact words "Wrylilt's Guide to Potatoes" into Google? None!

                  1. jackclee lm profile image79
                    jackclee lmposted 17 months ago in reply to this

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  2. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 17 months ago

    I hate to have to say this, but please please remove any hubs you've written about keyword research, rankings and search terms. You may be getting great traffic (although you have less than 10,000 views since joining Hubpages) but the information you're providing about SEO is completely inaccurate and very misleading for anyone who reads it. There are some great SEO guides on this site, and others, and I'd suggest you start from scratch with learning the basics of how the keyword tool works, how the SERPs work and how keywords work.

    1. jackclee lm profile image79
      jackclee lmposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the feedback. I am trying to learn. Do you have any insight as to why HubPages seem to do better on Google than with other search engines?  This was what I experienced while publishing with Squidoo and now with HP. It seems to me, if all things being equal, I would expect the same webpages to "rank" about the same across most search engines.
      Also, what do you think about these seo programs that check for ranking? Are they useful and worth using?
      BTW, please let me know which guide on seo you consider worthwhile. The problem is there are so many and I don't know which to believe. The whole thing seem to be some mystery and so far I havie not found anyone who knows for sure.

 
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