I have something that can help you get more traffic from google but no one ever mentions it on hubpages. It is something I learned from journalism in high-school. Inverted pyramid style. Make your first sentence your BEST and most interesting sentence. Then when people see you in the search results even if you are #5, if you have a super interesting lead in they will be more likely to click your page instead of 1-4. Also make sure to include the keyword you are going for in the lead in so that google focuses on that sentence. please feel free to disagree or elaborate.
I often write a thesis for the summary. I am pretty sure that this is what shows up on Google when someone does a search. I know it is what shows up when someone links to it.
Tis good advice, remember you can change your summary in edit mode, so your intro paragraph and what shows up in search results can be different
but doesn't google find the search term in your hub and focus on it in the little summary? So like if your search term is half way down your hub that what google will focus around?
for the most part google uses the meta-summary, which is automatically created on hubs by your intro paragraph, but can be created via "custom summary" in edit mode
but yes, google does show the excerpt that shows the search term, in most cases if your writing is planned and organized right, you should know what those terms are and have them in your meta/custom description
by Paul Edmondson3 weeks ago
I wanted to share two trends I see in content that are very successful today. The first one is what I call the opposing argument to the search term. Google wants balanced search results. You will often see articles that...
by Janis Leslie Evans23 months ago
I'm researching for my latest hub article and noticed that the top articles on the subject (at the top of Google) don't have a lot of images at all. They typically have one pic at the top, several links throughout the...
by Ronald E. Franklin9 days ago
I have a hub with a title along the lines of, "I smooched with my wife." For that keyword, it places first in Google results.I also searched for "kissed my wife," which doesn't actually appear in the...
by Michael Kitz23 months ago
how come my hub does not appear on any search engine no matter how specific the search is?
by Isaac Asante2 years ago
Hi guys,For a while I've been using Google's Keyword Tool to research high-paying keywords and their estimate monthly traffic. Normally, what I do is that I look for Low competition keywords with around 1,000 monthly...
by Margaret Perrottet3 years ago
I've noticed that when I do a Google search that my Hubs show up in the search results without any date. I just made a change to one of my articles "What is Dave Chappelle Doing These Days". I made...
Copyright © 2017 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.