I keep saying this but - this is probably one of the BEST ways I've found to get organic traffic and find out what people REALLY want to know. It's called Google suggest. You probably remember it as that little annoying drop down box which appears when you start typing into Google. I've been using this on my main website (in a very competitive niche) for two years and it does very nicely.
These suggestions appear ONLY for questions that quite a few people are Googling. That means that every question in that drop down has traffic to some degree.
Writing content to answer REAL questions is a great way to rank well in Google. The only thing you need to watch for is how many other answers there are. If there are no ARTICLES (ie, there are only Yahoo Answers or forum posts on the front page of Google for that question), it's generally low competition.
And yes, if you need further info on doing it, I have a hub on this topic as well.
Good info. I just used Google Suggest for a post on one of my own sites.
WryLit, I really appreciate all your suggestions. I'm going to try to use Google Suggest as you mention. And yes, I've always considered it "that annoying drop down box". LOL
I find it works best if I use an incognito window or private browser, otherwise it comes up with all the searches I've done or my own pages.
These days, there are many HubPages forum threads that come up against those Google queries. I recently googled "What is Wizzley?", a few days ago. The first slot was occupied by a HubPages forum thread.
Recently based on google suggest i found out a keyword "christmas gifts for stressed women" however it shows no competition and monthly search in keyword planner tool. What does it mean then?
Should i write a post on this or should i leave? There are many more like these which are seen in google suggest but shows no competition or av. monthly search in keyword planner
The keyword planner only gives semi-accurate results and only for 2-4 words in my experience. Also, "Competition" is in Google results.
In the keyword planner high "Competition" is best for writers, because that means lots of advertisers are bidding on those keywords (ie, more money for us).
I looked at the Google results. I'd say you have medium to high competition as there are quite a few other articles on that topic.
Thanks, WryLilt. Really useful info. I've used that box to decide the wording of titles. Not sure if I knew exactly what I was doing but your explanation gives me a better understanding of strategy. I'll use it more often for topic and title selection.
by Jonathan Wylie2 years ago
What are your strategies for finding good keywords for articles, and what factors do you associate with a good keyword or keyword phrase?
by Susannah Birch2 years ago
I think my last try was over a year ago. I honestly have never had success with it EVER, even with third party tools, bar ONE title about three years back. If you're freaked out by it, don't stress. You don't HAVE to do...
by Catherine Giordano23 months ago
CPM, as I understand it. is the amount an advertiser pays per 1000 impressions from your hub. I have noticed that the number of impressions that show in the earnings tabs is lower than the number of views. I am guessing...
by Toni11 hours ago
What advice do you have for other hubbers?I'm just getting back into writing on HP, and it feels like idk how to write anymore. I'd like to reach $100/month- and of course, I'm sure others would. Do you have any advice...
by PaulaHenry12 years ago
I admit, I used to come to HubPages everyday to celebrate sales or money made w/ ads. Now I find no need...I remember the good ole days when I would get a payment every month or two from HubPages..Now it's been since...
by Jeff2 years ago
I have tried to look up and read articles posted from other Hubpages authors on AdWords. All of them seem to involve instruction on how to use the tool itself, but I cannot find one that can explain to me how I...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.