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well check out this one, maybe it will work

  1. Appletreedeals profile image81
    Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago

    I've changed directions with my Hubs several times without the success I was hoping for. Maybe this one will help.

    I would appreciate your feedback and critique

    http://hubpages.com/hub/campfire-cookin … dutch-oven

    thanks

    1. LiamBean profile image87
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow. I'm impressed.

      First, I didn't know about the keyhole campfire and I was a scout many (many) moons ago.

      I like the nice little touches too such as having to use a twig instead of a toothpick to test for doneness.

      My only observation is that you are using "Dutch oven" a little too often. "Oven" here and there sprinkled between "Dutch oven" will cut down on the repetition. This is tough though; there are only so many words that mean oven. Not very many in fact.

      It's also good that you are doing a product evaluation with some history and "flavor" thrown in for good effect. The addition of recipes is also a nice touch. "Something for everyone" as the saying goes.

      Finally, though seasoning cast-iron has been covered in other hubs, it is rarely covered with history, technique, recipes, and obvious direct experience. For whatever it's worth I think this is a first class hub and I want to thank you for sharing it.

      1. Appletreedeals profile image81
        Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your kind words, and taking the time to look.

        But shame on you for not knowing the keyhole campfire. (lol) I taught BSA Cooking Merit Badge and it was one of the first things covered. Saves a lot of singed clothes.

        1. LiamBean profile image87
          LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well, shame on my scout-master.

          I think sunforged made a good point about off-site links. Lose them. You have enough hub material to simply redirect the traffic to more of your hubs. Certainly, good candidates would be "Campfire Recipes" which you've included and "Buy Cast-Iron" which you haven't. Keeping the bounce rate down will get you more adsense revenue.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No, don't lose them - having outbound links to quality sites improves your Google page rank.

            However, I put all my outbound links in a links capsule right at the bottom of the page, below the comments box (and below the news capsule, if I've included one).  That way Google will see it, but with a bit of luck, real people won't!  (Darkside's idea, actually, not mine).

            1. sunforged profile image73
              sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              my comment was only half quoted

              marissa pointed it out last time you posted this hub, and now FD,...forget capsules...get rid of those links!..dont send your hardearned traffic anywhere....sure stick em in a capsule way on the bottom...def dont have them front and center in your body

              1. Appletreedeals profile image81
                Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I agree with both of you, sunforged, I never really wanted them in anyway, didn't make sense to give readers a reason to exit, but I'm a new hubber and was following advice.

                But I think I have better advice now (thanks all), and have buried them as suggested.

                As to Amazon, with the cast iron hubs, it was my intention to tie amazon products with the hub's content subject, I think I did. Maybe

                ps. to sunforged - checked out your "write for money online" hub, thanks a lot for the info I have signed up and am going to try out content article writing. I used your links to sign up, I hope they were affiliate links so you get the benefit. (LOL assuming I ever get paid)

            2. Appletreedeals profile image81
              Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Marissa, I followed your advice and did just that, get the Google benefit of the links, but don't really expose them to the reader.

              Yes I always include a news feed for search engine freshness

          2. Appletreedeals profile image81
            Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the comment about the links, I agree and have already moved them

  2. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    First off - it's a great hub. Second - I'm confused. You've pretty much written what amounts to a flagship hub. Are you aiming your article at adsense or amazon? Your keyword was a little hidden - I'm assuming cast iron dutch oven?

    It would have been much better IMO if you'd inserted your links into a link capsule but that's personal choice. Overall, a great hub - but better you either go for adsense or amazon seperately.

    And if you're writing for the sheer pleasure of it - leave it alone. There's nothing wrong with writing for the sake of it smile

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Im going to have to disagree. All of the visible ads for adsense are triggered to "cast iron....." so he has have succeeded there.

      I dont get why someone would focus on one or the other its so simple to trigger the ads you want with adsense they will always be there, so always optimize that option no matter what affiliate program u are ultimately targetting

      On a well written hub like this the adsense rev will come from less focused traffic, people who got their by accident...because anybody interested in the topic would have plenty good stuff to read and wont be clicking out in the first paragraph

      marissa pointed it out last time you posted this hub, and now FD,...forget capsules...get rid of those links!..dont send your hardearned traffic anywhere....sure stick em in a capsule way on the bottom...def dont have them front and center in your body

      1. Appletreedeals profile image81
        Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sunforged - thanks for taking the time to check my hub, and the advice

        glad to hear your opinion on the links, really did not want to send readers away, or to free resources to compete against products I was promoting. just following previous advice about a hub needing outbound links.

    2. Appletreedeals profile image81
      Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for taking the time to look

      I was aiming at both, but with this hub - primarily Amazon, I'm too new to realize it should be focused on one or the other

      as for the links, just following advice a good hub needed links, didn't really want to send reader off-page

      and yes, I also enjoy writing, guess that's what makes my hubs so "wordy"

  3. Appletreedeals profile image81
    Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago

    once again, thanks very much to the hub community members that help in these forums. You are a hubpages asset to new hubbers

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was tired the first time.

      You do not need to focus on one or the other, adsense is included on your page by default, take advantage of it always.

      Yes, Good hubs have outbound links, google likes 'em, but it doesnt know where you place them...put them somewhere that doesnt compete with your income related links.

  4. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    When I said focus on one or the other - I meant that amazon success appears to come from focusing a hub on specific products and writing the hub pointing at them, either in a review format or similar - then picking out the sepcific products.

    Adsense is a given (if you're affiliated etc) no doubt. Check out the likes of Nelle Hoxie, Mark Knowles, Whitney and I think Relache for amazon centred hubs. There's others but these guys spring to mind. In fact I think Girly Girl and wordscribe write amazon related hubs also.

  5. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Ohhhh, I was soooooooo enjoying your pic.... sad

  6. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Appletree,

    They are not affiliate links, per say, I do not get pay per click or sign up, a few are referral links, those providers will give me a cut out of their end for any sold articles

    Which means, as a referral of mine, i have an invested interest in your success, so if you ever have any questions regarding that service or about anything that fits my experience, you are welcome to contact me directly via my profile

    1. Appletreedeals profile image81
      Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, thanks, you may come to regret that offer, as I will be contacted you to take you up on it.

 
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