Looks like I have good company here. When I "published" my first hub today I was a little embarrassed to see the "suggested tags" still appear on the page. How do I delete those?
Also, any general comments on content/style much appreciated ... I think I'm ready!
This first hub was done as sort of "test" but also a soapbox for a current issue going on now. Any comments on my barely controlled rant?
Thanks so much,
You are the only person who sees those. You should use them as they increase the chances of being found on Google, Bing, or Yahoo.
Looks good to me.
None, except "have you talked to Honda?" Those batteries only last so long.
Don't use them mindlessly though - the suggested tags are automatically created based on your text, and they're not always relevant to the main subject of the Hub. Only accept the tags that are truly relevant.
MPIvy, welcome. Don't worry, you can see the "suggested tags" but others can't, so you don't need to delete them.
I recommend you search out some of Darkside's Hubs on how to Hub(just search for him and you'll find the links on his profile). Especially the use of capsules.
Always split your text up over several capsules, not just one. If you are looking for income, don't put pictures or videos at the top of your Hub - you want your first Adsense ad to be in the top right hand corner, and to do that your first capsule should be a text capsule, a couple of paragraphs long.
Newbie: My bad. I followed your link and watched the video AFTER I posted. Sheesh!
I think it looks good. The video is a nice touch and the link at the bottom is a good idea.
Following Marisa's advice will certainly set you on the right path! Poring over Darkside's Hubbing How-To Hubs is a must for the newbie!!
All I have to offer (being no expert here by any means) is a sincere WELCOME to you!
Welcome to hubpages MPIvy. Don't be sccared just publish your hubs away.
Hey there and welcome. I'm a 'newb' too. Not even two weeks old here, hehe.
You are indeed, not alone!
Yeah, what Marisa said.
Seriously, though, with tags less is often more. Only use relevant tags. The 'suggested tags' will sometimes pull random words from your hub that don't at all reflect what your hub is about. It's a cool feature, but you have to use your discretion with it.
I recently went through and edited a lot of the tags I had and I think traffic is improving as a result. Basically, you want to steer clear of overly general tags ("car") and shoot for long-chain (I think that's what they're called) keywords ("hybrid honda problems" "honda hybrid review").
I hope that helps in some way!!
PS - Definitely keep writing. You'll learn as you go (I know I still am!!) and can drop back and edit accordingly anytime.
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