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What Makes The Difference?

  1. aoiffe379 profile image61
    aoiffe379posted 6 years ago

    Well, I am back again. I have changed some titles,changed a few things and I have a few questions.

    My leading hub is http://hubpages.com/t/f0f3f which is out of sight! This one took off so fast that the gap is so big. This hub is my Olympic gold medallist. Google.comvisitors come in first  with a three digit figure. Google co.uk is close to its first 100. Hub metric says $$$ and incoming links says ****.I feel proud of this hub because it provides hope and encouragement. I would like to know what I did 'right' so that some more hubs can compete with Olympic gold medallist in statistics.

    This one was revisited. I changed the title and the link is http:hubpages.com/t/135212. According to hub metrics the potential is $$$$. Like the one above, there is a common keyword. For the first cited hub I did no keyword research and just wrote what came to mind. I did some research to provide links. For this hub I did keyword research and aimed for SEO; but somehow I fell short.Exactly where I would like to know because of the potential interest to readers.Since I changed the title I saw a few more visitors.This morning I changed the title again- omitting some words.I have not changed Part II and Part III yet but I will.

    What I discovered about this hub http://hubpages.com/t/b2176 is that most of the  traffic is coming from images.google.com. In my mind I get the impression that visitors like the pictures more than the hub. But, there is a difference of 20 in statistics between the images.google and slide views- the latter being lower. Hub metrics says $$$ and view duration is** or below average. The overall total is lower three digits. I placed the text in capsules and aligned the photos next to the text.I probably will not get any image statistics now; or maybe I will.

    I am seriously looking forward to earning some money; but my primary goal is to learn how to fish. Catching a Nassau grouper, though undersized, during a fishing trip told me that I could catch a fish.The second fish was so big it broke the line and got away!I am not interested in letting hubs with potentials get away.I know how to wait for fish to bite; but I hate knowing that all those around me are pulling in fish while fish are taking my bait and leaving an empty hook or breaking my line.

    After 102 hubs, I realize that I need to stop and re-evaluate what I am doing so I can pull in a lucrative income. For this reason I am asking for your critiques  again. Thanks.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Take a look at Google Analytics to see what people are typing to find this Hub ("Keywords" under "Traffic sources" in the left sidebar). 

      Ask yourself - are the keywords relevant to your content?  More importantly, are they relevant to the Adsense ads appearing on your Hub, so your traffic will convert? 

      Rearranging the photos will make no difference to whether people find your images - Google Images doesn't care about size or location! 

      People are finding your Hub through images because your photos are clearly labelled:  whereas your Hub is not. I had to read halfway through the Hub before I discovered the island is in the Bahamas! 

      The title of your Hub shouldn't be "catchy" or "intriguing".  It needs to be bleeding obvious! 

      I wrote a Hub on "HubPages Tips" - you can find it by searching on my profile.

      1. aoiffe379 profile image61
        aoiffe379posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa Wright,thank you for your honesty. Okay, to which specific hub do you refer? I would like to know so that I can fix it - improve it.Sometimes what is obvious to one person  is not clear to another. You said that people are finding the images because they are clearly labelled but the hub is not. Do you have suggestions? I am working on  improving titles so they can be bleeding obvious and finding precise keywords.Tell me frankly. Should I adjust my hub to suit the AdSense? You mean I had it wrong all this time? Why would I think the AdSense matched the topic of the hub?Anyhow, i am off to read Hubpages Tips.

  2. Super Chef profile image65
    Super Chefposted 6 years ago

    Just so you know the second link is coming up with another users name meir-french I think. I looked at your hubs and glad you are doing so well with them.

  3. aoiffe379 profile image61
    aoiffe379posted 6 years ago

    Thanks SuperChef.I will check it and make the correction.

    1. aoiffe379 profile image61
      aoiffe379posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The corrected link is http://hubpages.com/t/1352f2