Since I started being active bere in April this year I've become much more direct in choosing titles and hub urls. The direct approach seems to produce organic traffic whereas picking a title that sounds good , doesn't work so well.
Pick a title/url with your keywords in it and you have a better chance of ranking in the organic search results.
Having a keyword rich domain is probably the one single most overlooked, but influential [re google] factor regarding any new website. Hubpages are sub-domains, but the principle remains every bit as relevant.
Adding a news feed (you may have to tinker with the keywords to get relevant results) or highly-relevant RSS feed can really help, because it changes frequently, and search engines read that as updated content.
Are there directions anywhere about how to do add an RSS feed to our hubs? Where do we go for the feed? Where do we get the URL? I'm lost when it comes to RSS and I've got some hubs I would love to add it to.
A news feed is easiest, because you can simply add a news capsule and then mess around with keywords until you find a combination that get you relevant results.
There are lots of places to find RSS feeds. On most blogs, there will be a link to subscribe to the RSS feed, and you can click on that and then copy the URL and add it to an RSS capsule. If you're doing that, make sure it is a reputable, highly-relevant blog, that it's not spammy, and that it is frequently updated.
There are a combination of things I went back and changed about my hubpages, the titles was one, I went back and made most of them more keyword focused according to what people were seaching for, the added bonus of having your permanent url and your title reflecting similar but equally different keyword titles helps alot.
Also making sure that every capsule has some sort of related keyword, usually the top keyword phrase of the hubpage in question.
There are other changes that help, but you can find these all over hubpages, so I don't repeat what others are saying too much!!
E.K. - did you read this? This is Maddie's response to my question asking the same thing. I'm going to try it.
"There are lots of places to find RSS feeds. On most blogs, there will be a link to subscribe to the RSS feed, and you can click on that and then copy the URL and add it to an RSS capsule. If you're doing that, make sure it is a reputable, highly-relevant blog, that it's not spammy, and that it is frequently updated."
Had a tinker around yesterday and put in a few news capsules and my traffic has plummeted. dear me I don't know what to do now is anyone else having a severe drop in traffic this week. Perhaps hubpages is on vacation.
Helen I think Saturday into Sunday is a little slower overall. I'm usually online quite early Mon thru Fri (work etc) but I'm usually well into the day before I get online at weekends.
I never bothered tweaking mine for ages, then tried it on a few and they did improve. I altered headers, reduced or added keywords/tags. Move pictures around in order to manipulate ads a bit better (I think relache and lissie have hubs related to ad placement and presentation).
One time, for the hell of it, I published a hub that followed one of Mark Knowles methods word for word. I don't know when it appeared on Google but I remember checking one day and it was on page one.
I've done more since, it's worked again. Though I have gone and added a backlink or two and/or improved the hub a little more with pictures or a bit more text in order to have them 'stick' to the position - ie not drop back a few pages.
This was his method: 4/500 words, one picture, one link, preferably an internal one and one that linked back to a related hub of your own. Off the top of my head - you'll have to read his hub, but something close to that. Of course I researched the topic/keyword, I wasn't stabbing in the dark.
Try it - in your niche. I can send you a couple of ideas if you want them
Helen, you've hit a brick wall? I'm not surprised. You have written a good number of Hubs in a relatively short time, and I know you didn't just dash them off - you worked on SEO, layout, etc, so they all took effort to produce.
I think you've done very well, I'd be patting myself on the back right now.
Actually I'm not a mommy - but I'm a fabulous cool Auntie. My nephew is now 28 and niece 24. So I don't get to "play" with them much anymore.
I'm good on the general season, but miserable with the actual day. I don't think I've gotten a birthday right since they stopped having their birthday parties. When I do remember I have to make up for it with really good presents.
I have only been a member for 2 weeks. I only have had time to write 3 blogs. I haven't made that much at all, I am still learning quite a bit when I have the chance. I appreciate all the information that everyone gives at the forums. I am still quite a bit confused on how to move things around on your pages, or to use keywords. If anyone can help me out that would be absolutely fantastic. Thanks!
First of all, stop thinking of your Hubs as blogs. Blog posts are chatty and short. Hubs are more like magazine articles - the kind of thing you'd like to read in your favourite women's magazine, for instance. Sounds like you're a fan of vampire shows - what would fans of those shows want to read? Write quality articles on that subject, then you'll make money. But don't expect to see much income for several weeks - it's not instant!
Marisa - Thanks So Much for the advice. I will definitely not refer to my hubs as blogs - I write on another website and they consider them blogs. However, hubpages seems to be way more interactive and I like that. I knew the monetary side wasn't instant. I am going to write more in the future to build traffic, when I am not working a bazillion hours a week. By the way, thank you for your advice.
I have really do any changes to get organic traffic to my hub just because i am new to the site when i do i will post it here. But with my knowledge on SEO i believe summary, RSS and tagging can generate traffic most especially writing on with your keywords smartly.
I would like to know if anyone else has mysterious earnings from google AdSense. I keep getting around 70 cents show up on top of my displayed earnings and I have no idea where it is coming from. I have all my hubs in the channel data and have double checked that i have not missed any. It only started happening this week. Is it due to an Ad sell or do we not get anything from people buying?
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