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Fat shaming and obesity.

  1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
    TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago

    This hub is not garnering as much traffic as I had hoped. What do you think the issues are?

    http://hubpages.com/health/Obesity-deni … tification

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
      SakinaNasir53posted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I think it's fine. Don't worry Tess. One or two of my hubs don't have enough traffic as well. But sometimes they get a lot of views. Depends actually. smile

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
        TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I'm trying to make each of those articles that already get some traffic to be the best they an be. smile

    2. promisem profile image94
      promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      The Google keyword planning tool shows that "fast shaming" is a phrase with a lot of searches.

      https://adwords.google.com/ko/KeywordPl … er=0#start

      The tool shows some related phrases that might work well in the article and subheads, such as "what is fat shaming" and "fat shaming definition".

      FYI, I believe fat shaming is not hyphenated. The hyphen might be one reason why Google isn't ranking it higher. You might also make sure that "fat shaming" appears at least three or four times in the article, but not too much more.

      I also noticed the URL page address is different from the title. The URL has "obesity denial" in it but not fat shaming, while the title has fat shaming and not obesity denial. Google sees those two differences as conflicting signals.

      I also suggest a photo at the top of the article for immediate visual interest to attract more engagement and time on page.

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
        TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Okay, I can fix all of that except the url. What do you suggest? That I redo the article under another url? I've altered the title to say fat shaming and obesity denial. What do you think now?

        Also put a photo on topl smile

        thank you for your input.

        1. promisem profile image94
          promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          The keyword tool shows about 12,000 searches on fat shaming but only a small number for obesity denial. So I would emphasize fat shaming in anything you do with the article.

          Changing the URL is a tougher problem. I don't see that option in the edit mode. You might send an email to the HP staff asking if you can republish under another URL.

          Glad to help!

          1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
            TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Yup. Sent off an email. I have a feeling it can't be done, in which case I'll have to lose what I have gained so far and just redo it. It was one of those hubs where I had all the ideas in my head but hadn't settled on a title yet. I wish they would enable us to change urls.

      2. simplehappylife profile image81
        simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Great points promisem!  There's no way around the url issue...you'd have to unpublish and copy it over to a new hub (yes, each capsule at a time). 

        I have a bunch of conflicting titles and urls (sometimes I change my mind with wording after the fact), but I'm not having many issues with lack of traffic at the moment.  However, I hear what your saying promise, and am definitely keeping that in the forefront of my thinking from this point on.

        1. promisem profile image94
          promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks, SHL. I would republish (assuming HP allows it) only if the article has poor rank and traffic. Otherwise, Google would have to index and rank it all over again.

          Republishing an existing article with high rank for the sake of getting it higher is a risky step.

          Congrats on the strong traffic!

          1. simplehappylife profile image81
            simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            You're Welcome smile  and Thanks Again.  While many of them have a good amount traffic, I do have a few that could use doing a little better (that aren't on network niche sites).  I may consider doing as you suggest.  In the end, it could pay off. 

            Thanks Again!

  2. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image92
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 7 months ago

    Hi Tess,
    David Cameron has not been UK Prime Minister or leader of his party since July 2016. Perhaps you could change the first paragraph slightly so that you don't need to keep updating it every time there's an election here? His view (which was his personal opinion only and wasn't ever adopted as party or government policy) doesn't really add anything to your article which reads well without the opening sentence referring to him.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
      TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Brillaint. You're absolutely right. Thanks  I knew I needed another set of eyees on this. smile

  3. Leonard Tillerman profile image85
    Leonard Tillermanposted 7 months ago

    Other than the point which was made about David Cameron in the last post, I think this is a brilliant hub.  It has a wealth of information and a very attractive design.  I am quite new here but have found the traffic I receive is directly related to the amount I market it.  If I publicize it on social media it tends to get a lot of traffic.  If I don't...the traffic is pretty small.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Leonard.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
      TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Leonard, no. A good hub doesn't nee marketing. The first time I was on hubpages, one of my hub routinely got somewhere between 5000 and 10,000 views a day. I didn't publicize. Currently I have a few hubs that get decent traffc. I don't publlicize them.

      Good hubs get traffic because people are looking for that topic and Google has put one's hub at the top of the Google search engine. Google does that when one's article is the 'best fit' for the search question. However, it is very difficult to get Google to select one's hub because there are thousands of people writing about the same thing out there.

      My hub isn't being picked up by Google very much and I'm trying to figure out why. smile

  4. simplehappylife profile image81
    simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago

    Hey Tess smile 

    I manage a simple living facebook page (beauty, spiritual, money, every subject really) to help simplify life.  I'm sharing your article right now smile  Let's see in a couple of hours if that helped smile

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
      TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you. That is kind of you. I have found that if an article catches on on facebook (or pinterest) it becomes an evergreen. Just never been able to figure out a formula to do that!

      1. simplehappylife profile image81
        simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        You're Welcome smile  I hope it helps smile 


        A great way to catch people's attention would be to use the pic of the girls with healthy bodies.  It's much more eye-catching than the body diagram.  I just think you'd get more hits with it like that.  If you decide to change it, let me know and I'll repost with that image.  The default pic is your first pic, I would just switch those pic positions out so the girls are the first pic.  Then it will show up as the main article pic when shared smile

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
          TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Excellent point. I am usually very aware of that and am super careful with my first picture. In retrospect, it was a serious topic from an unsual perspective and I didn't want to put a pretty picture upfront. But you're right. I'll change that as well. smile

          I find with facebook that, for reasons I can't figure out, that once one puts up a hub, forever afterwards, it uses the original picture. It works that way for other links as well. Not quite sure why that is. Does your fb page change the picture to the updated one?

          1. simplehappylife profile image81
            simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I'm not sure, but I'll try smile  and let you know of course smile

          2. simplehappylife profile image81
            simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            or maybe use a pic (if you can find one) that shows a girl looking in the mirror?  just an idea

            1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
              TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              I'll check it out - tomorrow. smile Thanks for your help. I knew there was something not quite working on that article. smile

              1. simplehappylife profile image81
                simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                You're Welcome smile  Yeah, it's a great topic and article smile

                1. TessSchlesinger profile image93
                  TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                  Hi, I changed it, but when I posted it on Google Plus, it had the old picture. Please can you repost for me and see if the old picture still comes up. Much obliged. smile

                  1. simplehappylife profile image81
                    simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                    I'll go try right now smile

                  2. simplehappylife profile image81
                    simplehappylifeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                    nope, it pulls the same image.  I don't want to delete the original post anyway.  There is a share and 19 people reached on it right now.

  5. TessSchlesinger profile image93
    TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago

    Yup. They're wonderful. ;smile

 
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