I recently wrote a hub on Mike Huckabee's books. To my surprise I noticed that it had ended up on the front page of google for the search term "mike huckabee's books". The phrase has "about 5,280,000" results according to google.
I mean I've back linked it a lot on mikehuckabee.com and through sites like digg and stumbleupon but I've done that with pretty much all my other hubs.
I have a little more than 700 views in 3 days or so. Thats great for me (my fastest growing yet I think) but I wouldn't think thats front page of google stuff... is it? (especially since about half of the traffic all comes from the same source)
Another odd thing is that google puts me as the 2nd result (to Amazon.com). Similarly aol.com has me as the 2nd result (Amazon is first again) and Yahoo has me as the 1st result!
One last odd thing is that being on the 1st page for google, yahoo, and aol hasn't seemed to get me all that much traffic as of yet. Only 52 views from google and 14 from yahoo. Maybe it'll just take time for it to get going?
Anyway, Whats everybody else's take on this? How did it happen and why so few results?
How did it happen? You have the right combination of keywords and a lot of content (information) about the subject matter.
So few results? While there are 5 million+ results that doesn't reflect the number of times people are actually using the term.
Google Trends indicates that the search volume is too low to show results.
It's because hubpages has become more of an 'authority' site on google.
It has many pages indexed, relevant and original content
Happens alot here at HubPages, but feels good every time nonetheless!
Thanks for the information guys! Interesting site Darkside... I'll have to use that one in the future.
Interesting side note... it seems that while yahoo still has me on the front page google doesn't anymore. I guess it fluctuates a lot?
That's awesome. It's great to see Hubs ranking well on Google.
Congratulations College that's awesome.
Coincidentally, I just wrote a hub about this.
Another coincidence is that I was prompted to write it by a comment in these very forums in a thread name almost exactly the same as this one.
Some guy came on to me and told me how clever he was at internet marketing because his hub was on top for the search term "online goldmine." but when I looked it up, it turned out no one ever used that search term.
Anyway, congratulations once again, and if you are interested, the hub is here:
How I got my hub to be on Google's first page
It may help to answer your question.
If you want to get on first page of google you can write a hub with title "xzcvgvdsfvagdajdbegdvasd" and you will be on first page for that term.
So what's the lesson we get from this: It's not important to get on the first page of google it's important to get the first page for a searched term. You should check Mark's hub to see how to do that actually.
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