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 !
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Just a little secret there for you for those that did not know.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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