What do you do when you want to write on a high paying keyword and when you check the competition in Google for the keyword you find a hub written by another hubber already indexed on page 1?
What are your options-
1- Leave the thought of the keyword
2- Write it anyway as you are passionate about the topic
3- Write and maybe bookmark more.
I am just curious to know if any one has faced this situation. I have been in one recently while doing one of the past hubmobs and chose option 1.
Charanjeet, if you're basing your subject choice on high-paying keywords, that's inevitable - because other Hubbers are using the same tools as you, and coming to the same conclusions.
Generally, I'm told it's more important to look for low-competition keywords than high-paying ones.
write it anyway. there's half a million hubs and over 100.000 hubbers, so i bet there's lots of hubs about the same things and with the same keywords. just put your own spin on it and you'll be fine.
If you're passionate I'd say write about it anyway, but consider a slightly different keyword.
You're going to find lots of competition no matter what website. There's really nothing that you can do. I'd suggest writing more hubs on that keyword.
I second both Whitney05 & The10DollarMark. You should go ahead and write about the same topic.
You never know, 6 months from now yours might be ranked higher
Ditto to the above. If you pick anything worthwhile, there will almost always be people that got there first. But that doesn't mean that you can't pass them by and reach #1 if you're willing to work hard (and smart).
I honestly have never looked to see who was writing about what, I just wrote what I felt. My recommendation is just do it, your hub may have a different spin on things.
Agree! One of the best things about research is to find similar works and determine the differences. You learn a lot that way. By adding your article, you add value to what is already out there if you've put your own special spin on it.
I agree with AEvans completly, If you start looking to see who else has written on a subject, you will probably go all negative on the subject and write a 'not so good' Hub.
I say "go for it" and write the best Hub that you can with no inhibiting factors.
If you both are strong enough to rank on page 1, there will just be a double listing on Google, which likely will increase the clickthroughs for both hubs.
Go for it.
A lot of hubs are close to others, all it comes down to is who made the better one
I am sorry for replying late, it was night for me here. Thank you to everybody, really each and every one who took the time to reply. This was one question i needed answer for as was really putting me in a dilemma each and every time. I will take every advice given in this thread and put it in advice. Each and every hubber has been helpful in changing my mind. Thanks again.
My sister and I both wrote a hub on the same topic, knowing we had different audiences. She get large amounts of traffic from other countries, where s most of mine comes from the USA and Canada. We used the same basic key words, and even related some of the same stories. Both of us get good traffic on those hubs, and have had them bookmarked by others. Mine is front page with google, hers, I cannot find.
Having similar hubs has in no way been a hindrance to either of us. Neither is there any duplicate content to be concerned with, since we both told things our own way.
by Simone Haruko Smith5 years ago
Hey y'all!Jason Menayan just published a GREAT blog post about his secret to finding high-traffic Hub topics: http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/02/high-traffic-topics/The gist is that he shies away from news, newsy titles,...
by Keino Chichester2 months ago
Hi All, My traffic has been flat over the past week or two. Admittedly, I haven't promoted any of my hubs over that time period. That being said, I would like to get some steady and sustainable traffic. Any tips or...
by Glen5 years ago
And it's right under our very noses. What is it? Stuff that you're interested in!Your hobbies, your work, your experiences... do a bit of keyword research to see how many other people are interested in it and what...
by Cardia4 years ago
I know that this is the most asked question here, but I'd still really appreciate it if anybody answered.I've been on Hubpages for about 6 months now, and I've just published my 7th Hub, and I'm starting to write a few...
by Gary Anderson9 months ago
But I am wondering why there seems to be competition in the real google world and no competition showing for it in the external keyword tool world?
by Megan Harvison3 years ago
I'm having an issue deciding what keywords to go after. Most of the lower competition words I'm not as interested in and it takes me longer to write since I'm not enjoying. But, most of the things I'm very interested in...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.