I have created and published my first hub and added a list of tags. Using a search engine with these tags doesn't bring up my hub - what do i need to do?
Though your hub has been published but it hasn't been indexed by Google (or any other search engines) yet, so for obvious reason it can't be found - at least for now.
Promote off-site. Traffic is not instantaneous. Sprinkle your links around the web. not bad neighborhood sites either
This is one way. Say hello, and see who's attention you stir up. It has to start somewhere.
I found it!
Hi Jools, firstly welcome to hubpages.
Secondly, your local to me so nice to see a Yorkshire lass on here too.
Thirdly, I can tell you exactly why your hubs are not getting found using your keywords. Its because they are too generic, the web is a very competitive place and there are naturally going to be millions of articles if you type in 'Bees'.
Instead, you should use this handy tool:- https://adwords.google.co.uk/select/KeywordToolExternal
You should use this to find your keywords and phrases, as it tells you how many people search for a phrase. If you type in 'Beekeeping' it will give you a list of keywords to use for beekeeping.
The list gives you a number of related keywords. For example 'how to start beekeeping' gets 590 searches per month or 'beekeeping training' gets 390, 'starting beekeeping' also gets 390 global searches per month.
Chances are that if you use 20 relevant keyword phrases like those instead of single words, your article will get on the first page of google results for at least a couple - and thats where you get your traffic from.
Quite why some of the hubbers that have already responded to this couldn't have told you that I do not know, because I'm sure that they know the very simple answer to your question.
Good hub by the way. One more tip, it is search engine traffic and traffic from external links that are worth cash, traffic from hubpages is not worth cash as they cannot click on your ads (for fear of being accussed of cheating by adsense).
Hope that helps a little.
jools, you will find, as ryankett suggests, a handful of hubbers to be very informative. seek them out.
by Cardia5 years ago
I know that this is the most asked question here, but I'd still really appreciate it if anybody answered.I've been on Hubpages for about 6 months now, and I've just published my 7th Hub, and I'm starting to write a few...
by Albin Pius3 years ago
There are lots of fellow poets in here at hubpages some do not even focus on getting search engine traffic to them but writes to enjoy.If you have an idea on increasing traffic to poems please share.
by Yvonne Spence4 years ago
I love HubPages, I feel that I have learned so much here and my confidence in writing non-fiction took such a huge leap when I was invited onto the Apprenticeship program last year. I have met some wonderful people here...
by qeyler13 months ago
I've been writing here for quite a few years, I go back to the ancient era before the 'featured' 'not featured' declension.I have found that 'fixing' a Hub which is not featured is a total waste of time, as in a day or...
by Joween Flores22 months ago
Well, when you are suffering from depression and you opened your hubpages stats then you notice that 9 of your supposed to be featured hubs got unfeatured due to lack of traffic.. Very disappointing indeed but, can you...
by Gary Anderson13 months ago
But I am wondering why there seems to be competition in the real google world and no competition showing for it in the external keyword tool world?
Copyright © 2017 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.