jump to last post 1-37 of 37 discussions (80 posts)

Better traffic and better CTR - Are you doing this ?

  1. Ronaldos profile image79
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    Hi hubbers. Although there might be many of you already doing this, i would still like to share my personal experience with you guys. After a month of joining hubpages, i thought of trying something different. This is what i experienced:

    Instead of writing hubs that are more 'internationally' targetted, i decided to open a second account. This account i use to write ONLY about the city which i live in. This way, my hubs are more targetted, i get more traffic and a higher CTR. I dont have to play in a big pool anymore. The competition is also lower.

    I still use my other account as well, and its also doing good ! Since that is more internationally focussed, it take more work and time.

    If you want to try it, simply go do some keyword research on which ever city or town you live in, and Voila ! there is so much to write about. i know this might be random, but just thought i'd share this with all of you !

    let me know what you think !

    1. O B One profile image61
      O B Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well focus is good and essential.You never know what might just click.Innovative thinking is the key to generate traffic.When you find your hub topic is not doing well rethink and innovate.

      Happy hubbing... smile

      1. Ronaldos profile image79
        Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree. That is what i been doing !

    2. bipolar girl profile image61
      bipolar girlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      do u make  money from it lol

      1. arun kuruvilla profile image66
        arun kuruvillaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yes..just crossed $1.(in first 4 weeks - is that bad?)

        1. Ronaldos profile image79
          Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The aim is to make that your daily Minimum LOL

      2. Ronaldos profile image79
        Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, ever since i have implemented this, my adsense and traffic has gone up ! I have written a hub on this though !

  2. Ronaldos profile image79
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    Anyone ?

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Kind of. I have written about a small town in my county, and had a few half decent clicks from it. I intend to extend it to other towns around that area.... so in a way, yes I have targetted a local market.

      1. Ronaldos profile image79
        Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cool, makes me feel better to know im not the only one. At first i thought i was weird, but hey, this really does work. No HARD competition and what not. I am going to focus on only Cape Town, and then move on to the surrounding cities, before coverinf SOuth Africa. That a good idea?

    2. profile image59
      PirateGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I agree, it is a good idea !

  3. soni2006 profile image47
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    That's great idea. Thanks.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Youre welcome ! Trust me, the pool is way smaller and the competition is lower.

  4. ssstock profile image61
    ssstockposted 7 years ago

    I am a little confused. Are you researching keywords that include your city or town? Is there anyway you could explain the process a little. I think this is a fantastic idea to lower competition. I live in Chicago so I would definitely still have the traffic aspect.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Its very simple. I found my initial HP account, (Internationally targetted), to get fewer CTR and lower traffic due to the high volume of competition. If you for example, live in Illinois, Chicago, use a keyword research tool and see what you find. All you strat off with is typing your city in the box and see what it kicks out. There is so much to write, trust me ! You will have lower competition and higher CTR.

  5. profile image0
    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i'm also confused. i am just wondering why a second account is needed...why can't you just use the same account but write some locally targeted hubs? p.s. this is actually the first time i have considered another account because it sounds so good smile

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There are many people using multiple acocunts here, just more than 80% of them dont use it for this purpose. Its just a little "experiment" i have tried and it works. MAke it about your city/town. Go national and local smile

  6. kowings profile image76
    kowingsposted 7 years ago

    I just wrote a locally targeted hub, as you suggested. Thanks for the idea. We'll see how it goes.

  7. Sophia Heresford profile image81
    Sophia Heresfordposted 7 years ago

    This is a good idea.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Sophia

  8. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    I'm with cosette - can you give a little more inof on what kinds of hubs...pretty please?
    Things like Best places to eat in... Or best place to buy a winter coat in...  ? smile

  9. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I don't see any real benefit in opening a separate account to do this. 

    You can group all your locally-focussed Hubs and even write a Capstone-type Hub as an index.  Very few paying visitors use your profile as a base to browse from.

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I second this.

      1. anjalichugh profile image88
        anjalichughposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yep! Me too.

  10. tdarby profile image60
    tdarbyposted 7 years ago

    Seems to be a good idea if that is what you are shooting for.  Me, I would rather work really hard to get to the top of a big giant pool.

  11. rumbling profile image29
    rumblingposted 7 years ago

    I have also published some hubs specific to my country , which is Sri Lanka so I don't have much trouble ranking for them. There isn't big internet audience here so it doesn't bring much traffic but it is targeted.

  12. blaise25 profile image63
    blaise25posted 7 years ago

    got the idea...but what about with Adsense? I mean, did you use separate account, too?

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

      You can only have one Adsense account, but you can use it on any number of accounts.

      BTW did Angelina give you permission to use her picture?

      1. blaise25 profile image63
        blaise25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        nope but i wish she could lol

      2. blaise25 profile image63
        blaise25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for the reply. BTW changed my profile pic already... ;p

        1. J-ART profile image61
          J-ARTposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yah, I was a little confused about that... I was thinking 'angelina' who?

    2. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, you just stick your adsense publisher id on your second account. You canuse it on a 100 accounts if you want lol

  13. futurenetads profile image60
    futurenetadsposted 7 years ago

    its very good idea ......keep going

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe i should write a hub about this? Give hubbers everything they need ?

  14. Ronaldos profile image79
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    If you guys think i should write a hub on this 'idea' and give you better insight of what and how to do this, please let me know.

  15. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    I think it's a great idea and writting a hub about it is also a good idea.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very well, i will surely write a hub on this to elaborate ! Hopefully this helps more hubbers with higher traffic and CTR

  16. Csjun89 profile image76
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    I was wondering
    Is making more than one account okay with the Hubpages Terms and Conditions?

    If it is, i was thinking of making another account too!

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes you are allowed multiple accounts

  17. ssstock profile image61
    ssstockposted 7 years ago

    Yes! A hub on this would be excellent.

  18. Roffi Grandiosa profile image59
    Roffi Grandiosaposted 7 years ago

    you don't have to have 2 accounts and you could write anything (as long as we follow the HP guideline).

    What matters is the topic you discuss. If you get more specific (where there are less competition), then traffic should always come!

  19. Ronaldos profile image79
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    In my personal opinion, i think having a set of 2 account is more helpfull and disables confusion etc. Its also more organized.

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

      I organise my Hubs by using the Groups function. I'm up to 90 Hubs now and still very manageable.  People like Relache, Whitney05 and Maddie Ruud seem to be manage very successfully with one account, too.

      1. Ronaldos profile image79
        Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        People are different. As i said, my PERSONAL opinion ! To me, i feel it is more organized. I see it as: Account 1 - Internationally targetted, Account 2 - Locally targeted. Just saying, it works for me. I wrote a hub on how this actually helped my CTR and traffic.

  20. visitmaniac profile image60
    visitmaniacposted 7 years ago

    Very true, Going after easier more targeted keywords while they might not get as many searches your likelihood of having your hub page at the top of the list as the first result is much greater. If you do a search for internet marketing you will land yourself stats like these...
    Internet Marketing **Google**
    137,000,000 Results
    With only 1,500,000 searches a month that's not even enough searches to cover how many web pages there are for this topic. and if you wanted to get on the first page your competition looks like this....
    2,805 pages and over 9,100 backlinks
    not counting on page factors and how old the domain is etc.

    Now looking at something like building a shed
    Although we are looking at 12,500,000 and about 11,000 total searches monthly your first page competition placement is much easier! Around
    20 backlinks and 5 pages but with hub pages your have the entire support of hubs network behind ya wink Just a little secret there for you for those that did not know.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      TOTALLY agree ! I been implementing this about a month ago and the results are amazing ! Maybe i can retire soon lol.

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

      Fair enough, but there's still no need to open a separate account to do that.  Not saying there is anything wrong with multiple accounts if that's what you want to do, but some of the newbies reading this might get that impression.

  21. ScottJStone profile image60
    ScottJStoneposted 7 years ago

    This sounds like a really interesting idea.  I think, as a very new member to HP, that I will try this with my next hub!!

  22. thranax profile image44
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Sounds like you stirred up a lot of people with this suggestion.

    ~thranax~

  23. arun kuruvilla profile image66
    arun kuruvillaposted 7 years ago

    yaa..its very difficult to hold your score on two-three accounts.I cant even manage one!

  24. pisco profile image61
    piscoposted 7 years ago

    I would do this also, but the main issue is that i would have to write in portuguese, and hubpages does not support that, maybe i should just "adopt" another city smile.

    Either way it is a good ideia, it has always been an issue to target smaller niches as the big ones still are very tempting.

    1. arun kuruvilla profile image66
      arun kuruvillaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      same problem.I would have to write in malayalam(kerala-India).Hope there will be a day when the whole world speaks the same language.

      1. Ronaldos profile image79
        Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        English is a international language ! Start there !

  25. Georgina_writes profile image85
    Georgina_writesposted 7 years ago

    Great, I have been writing one or two very local hubs, but wasn't sure if I was on the right track.  This makes me feel much better, so I'll continue.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great stuff ! Just go for it !

  26. Georgina_writes profile image85
    Georgina_writesposted 7 years ago

    Great, I have been writing one or two very local hubs, but wasn't sure if I was on the right track.  This makes me feel much better, so I'll continue.

  27. Ronaldos profile image79
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    Any success Hubbers ?

  28. Georgina_writes profile image85
    Georgina_writesposted 7 years ago

    I'm also having a 'slow start'.  I think I've made around $5 so far, but you just have to keep working on those hubs I guess - keep improving.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great stuff. After starting with this idea up to now, (A month later), and im showing pretty impresive results. I have written a hub on the whole process and how i did all this though. Keep going strong. It pays off !

  29. Gemsong profile image85
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    I think this is a great idea. I live in Richmond Virginia and it's heavy on the history stuff. Time to start interviewing some of the native born.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great stuff ! This is why i am busy getting up the ladder.

      1. Gemsong profile image85
        Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I'm on the bottom rung at the moment.

        1. Ronaldos profile image79
          Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          GO FOR IT ALREADY smile

          1. Gemsong profile image85
            Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Can't. Gotta get ready for work. And then when I home I have to spend time researching what CTRs are and how to use them. Not to mention learning how to use keywords. So there! tongue

            1. Ronaldos profile image79
              Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              K well... Good Luck !

              1. Gemsong profile image85
                Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Hehehehehe. *cackles maniacally*

  30. Cranoo profile image60
    Cranooposted 7 years ago

    I generally just write about what I like and what I think people want to know about.

    Don't focus too much on the search engine formulas. Although it does help, writing well is much better than earning money and sounding like a robot wrote it with the the latest word people are searching for every second sentence.

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, thats usually people that smothers their hubs with all these high paying keywords. My idea is working for me and i am happy. There are many people following this today. My hubs are just well organized and monetized to the way i want it.

  31. Gemsong profile image85
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Have you written the hub about this yet? I want to see it when I get home tonight. wink

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes i have.

      1. Ronaldos profile image79
        Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You will find it very simple and usefull. I have it on my other account, so feel free to search rynaldos. Its the higher adsense traffic and CTR hub. Let me know what you think.

  32. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
    GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

    I careless hehehe, just love to write hehehe if it earns then its good otherwise i feel good too...

  33. Rehma Jamshed profile image61
    Rehma Jamshedposted 7 years ago

    What a great idea. I will try local now!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Ronaldos profile image79
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome. Keep me up to date with your progress.

  34. Gemsong profile image85
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    My brain hurts.

  35. Gemsong profile image85
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Wish me luck. I posted my first local hub. After two day of mind numbing research.

    Gak.

    1. glendoncaba profile image80
      glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And traffic so far?

  36. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I was thinking about this.

    I think the point Ronaldos (and everyone else) is missing is this - travel tends to be a popular subject. 

    If you live somewhere that people want to travel to, and you write Hubs about it, those Hubs are going to do well. 

    If you live somewhere no one would want to visit in a pink fit, and write Hubs about it, they won't do well.

    ...whether or not you create a separate account.  It doesn't really have anything to do with whether you're writing "local" or not.

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have to agree with Marisa. 

      I also think that Ronaldos (and many others) are not realizing that his methods can't be that great, or his author score wouldn't be so low that his outgoing links are being dinged.  As it stands, I don't follow the advice of people whose Hubs are marked "nofollow."

  37. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 7 years ago

    Some of my early hubs were related to a small town I lived in, yes they are specific, but it was annoying that the ebay and Amazon were US ones as I am in the UK.

    Often I write about UK specific items and it would be nice/more relevant to be able to include UK ebay modules.  The US results are often just not relevant at all.

    1. bittybrasize profile image59
      bittybrasizeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, that's such a good point. I'm in the US but I would also like to feature international eBay items, because I've bought things from the UK and Europe sites that I couldn't find on the US ebay.

 
working