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Chosing A Good Title

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Ok bit of a problem in picking a good title for one of my hubs. All of my hubs get a read every day except one which has frozen in reads after a few days of its issue so I am thinking could it be the title. I won't name it because I don't want anyone thinking I am looking reads but is there anywhere you can go to type in the subject matter to obtain a good google searchable title, many thanks !

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You seem pretty genuine about getting traffic- your posts are all over the forums- so I will tell you what I really think.

      On the one hand you tackle quite serious issues in your hubs and on the other, you play up the comic persona. This may go down well in hubpages but someone looking for serious information and arriving from a search engine will simply be baffled. Would you take advice on issues like phobias, high blood pressure or tranquillizers from a man in a pirate hat?


      I think you have a choice- enjoy the social hubbing or get serious about visitors from the world outside. Or create two accounts and do both. Best of luck either way.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        In my heart I sort of knew that Will, thanks for your honesty. I think I can only do one and that is get serious about visitors from the world outside. The man in the pirate hat thanks you and bids you farewell. !

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          Florida Keysposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'd for one hate to see that happen.  I'd prefer to see you have an alter ego or two like you already have.  Wouldn't do for a wingman to go off all serious and such.

        2. Sufidreamer profile image81
          Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Why don't you compromise - a serious alter-ego, and let the pirate out to play at the weekends. It would be a shame if you had to be serious all the time smile

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            MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            check with my hub, the answer is there

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              badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I know the answer, always have

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                MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I don't get this, sorry. smile

  2. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Lol BC I have no idea, I just write the first thing that comes in my head I guess

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Jeeez great damn help you were then lol, blinking blondes smile

  3. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    Hi guys,
    Long time no see BP - I'm still recovering :-)

    BC - have a look at https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    put in your topic, and do a search.
    The actual search terms people use, as well as the number of times that term has been searched, will be shown.

    Choose a term with a reasonable number of searches, and use the term in your title, hub name, in a heading, and a couple of times in the hub.

    Oh hell, just go to http://theinternetbloke.com/Keywords.pdf and download the pdf file about keywords that  I give to my newsletter subscribers. that'll give you the basics you need to know!

    cheers,
    Eric G.

  4. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Now look BC there is a man who knows what he is talking about. How you going ? Long time no see..BC be grateful to me I rustled him up for you,I knew he would answer the questions to those you seek..

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Cheers Eric much appreciated, besides Blonde why are you in the Knowledge Forum, ya holding yer map upside down lol !!

      1. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, she's flying through the air at the  moment. That's why her map (of Tassie) is upside down!

  5. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    BC, what is it about and I'll give you an awesome title

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Womens Health

      1. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Wow. What a competitive keyword phrase.
        No wonder you can't get anywhere in google with that one.
        There's millions of competing sites for pretty much anything to do with that term.

        Womens Health Issues is about the only term I could find that would have any chance of being effective.

        Maybe Cindy can come up with something.
        Cheers, Eric G.

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          badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I tried that Eric but nothing, you are right though it's damn competitive and I regret picking it. But deff research first now before doing a hub, cheers for checking though.

          1. Eric Graudins profile image60
            Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            You'd have to build anchored backlinks to the hub from other sites (ie squidoo, blogger, etc) over a period of several weeks to improve your chances with this one.

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              badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Damn that sounds like work which I am allergic to. But all joking aside I am taking a look at your links later tonight and will be totally revamping all of my hubs instead of writing anymore over the next few weeks. And many thanks for your help in the matter, means a lot that people are really helpful.

              1. Eric Graudins profile image60
                Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                You're welcome, but unfortunately there's really nothing left on Hubpages that would help you. I've removed it all, and am using it as content for a book I'm writing.
                (There's a hub about my reasons for removing this material. It's easy to find :-) )

                Have a look at Peter Hoggan's series of hubs about SEO for Hunbbers:
                http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Free-SEO-Trai … or-Hubbers

                you might want to check out this post I 've just made as well. It's about the value of a click.
                http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/14749?page=2#post189325

                Also, do a search on hub pages for SEO tutorial. There's a few others around.

                Cheers,
                Eric G.

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                  badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks again, will read both later.

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    well....I did write a hub about picking titles... LOL
    depends on what its about and what the genre is. Funny, pick a funny title, serious--be sort of more straight forward.
    Me, i tend to head to a clever title first.  One word titles are good too. simple.  I dunno...I would need more info to really help smile

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Its the Womens Health one, have changed it to Womens Health Problems and that actually attracted the 1st read in days. I prefer using a 2 word title, do you have much success with 1 word titles ??

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    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Luckless Ladies
    Diseased and desperate
    Coital Shennanigans
    Curing Colleens

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    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Diseased and distressed downunder

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I have a mix of one word, two word and short sentences. my single word ones do pretty good, they are more to the point (Stress, Bullies) doesn't leave much to the imagination LOL
    My best trafficed hubs are more silly titles.  I like cindy's suggestions LOL

    I will have to think about it....a man talking about women's health-- in my opinion you're gonna need something funny. I read it and there's the usual BadCo humor undertones big_smile  Go with funny.

  10. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Janetta then I reckon it's got to be either Curing Colleens, or, Diseased and Distressed Downunder

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I happen to be partial to diseased and distressed Down under...sounds like a call in radio show.  Like Sleepless in Seattle! LOL big_smile

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    You two are totally Crazy !

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      Janettaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'll take that as a compliment  big_smile  I've been called worse.... LOL

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    R. Blueposted 8 years ago

    I'd title it "Vaginal Itching...and 20 ways to scratch it"

    It may not be what it's about...but it'd get loads of reads...not that I'd know anything about titles....but my "Intercourse" title has done pretty well.....not really sure why....who'd be interested in such a thing???

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      freelanceworldposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      just stopped  for a second writing this ..LOL

      But BC there not a iota of lie in that statement... you need views... that will do it tongue

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    MangoGirlposted 8 years ago

    I think you've made a reasonable decision. Good luck! Maybe someday the captain returns from the dead. smile

    Congrats on the 10.000 hub views!

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    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Now that starts to sound interesting. If one assumes that MangoGirl is a new BadCo instance, many pieces of the puzzle start to come together wink

  16. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    and here I was thinking MangoGirls was you, Misha!

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      yikes Is it THAT obvious? yikes

      LOL I swear she is not me. smile I do have a sock puppet account, but this is not MangoGirl smile

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        MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ok. I admit. It's me Misha.

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    MangoGirlposted 8 years ago

    Misha, you give me way too much credit. smile

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I always give waaaaay too much credit to pretty girls, and always suffer from consequences wink

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    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    MangoGirl is definitely not Bad Company, he's an innocent little pirate.  I know who MangoGirl is and all about that sad sad hubber.

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      MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You do know right? Perhaps the stalker you originally thought of was not me after all....

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        That is the line that nailed you my friend, at first I thought you were my stalker but you are not, you are however someone elses stalker. Why not just remove the mask now because I know you are not female and I also know who you are !

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          MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Can assure you I am female. smile I know what you and Cindy believe so why not say it? It is silly badco. Say it then.

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    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Don't think so MangoGirl, don't think so...

  20. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You got my full attention lol

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    MangoGirlposted 8 years ago

    Mine too. So accuse me of something or stop it forever.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Just ignore me ok, just a bit down with my life and have been drinking too much tonight. I like you Mango and it wont happen again, just a lonely drunken pirate at sea with nothing better to do, am ashamed of myself now ( :

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        MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe it was you who said we all have these moments. So just let it pass. You're alright! Your not just a great pirate. You're an intelligent man. I've read your hubs. I've read many hubs in here, so just believe me. Keep your chin up.

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          badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Not that intelligent when I drink though, I think its because I like your style and am probably trying to get your attention. I am a sad old fool.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Oh perhaps I am silly, sure I am a man after all plus a stupid pirate in a hat that nobody would listen to ; )

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      MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's not so! What are you talking about? Are you really you?

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    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    BC99 , zero in on the specific disorder you have written about then do a search , that should help you some. hmm

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What are you on about ?

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        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        it took me a while to figure LOL Actually Dame is trying to give you an advice on the original topic of the thread tongue

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          badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Lol I thought she meant my mental disorder, all joking aside I am sorry Mango I just like to come on here and have a laugh, I didnt mean to pick on you, I blame those South Africans, they make a potent red wine.

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            Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            The Irish (and Scots)sometimes get a little maudlin when they drink - the Celtic temperament smile

            Either that or it is the pain of being a Manchester City supporter http://www.bbc.co.uk/606/2/refresh/images/smileys/f_laugh.gif

  24. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Well, at least you got something right, BadCo!  Oops, time for my shower and then have to get ready for work.

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      MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      some more of that potent cindyvinese teasing smile

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah I think shes a bad influence on me Mango, I feel such a damn fool just as we were getting on ok.

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          MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Now this was some enlightening thought to me. Because Cindy really says things. She says them to me, but as it turns out she's doing something similar to you. btw, why are you drinking?

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            badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I will mail you ok !

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    MangoGirlposted 8 years ago

    I think it's just late enough, and I'd better go home now. Sleep well. smile

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    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    I have never mailed you MangoGirl, so what have I been saying to you.  And by the way, was not teasing, just making a serious statement, have to shower to get ready for work, which I did and am now on my way to catch my bus.

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      MangoGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Never said you mailed me. smile Have a nice day!

 
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