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Search term analytics now available on hubs

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    Fresh on the heels of accolades, we've just released another new feature that I'm pretty excited about.  You can now see the top search terms that people are using to reach your hubs broken out by search engine.  To see it in action, just navigate to one of your popular hubs, click on "Stats" and then "Keywords".  The data will generally be refreshed once a day.

    1. Aya Katz profile image88
      Aya Katzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now there's something really useful! Thanks!!

    2. Dense profile image64
      Denseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great new feature, already adding in newly discovered keywords. wink
      Is it possible to add in keywords for the last 1 day (or 7 days) as well? I'd always wanted to see whether recent additions in keywords have any effect on a hub and don't know how to do this in analytics. smile
      Pretty please? big_smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Did you read Paul's post warning you not to go adding all the keywords?

        1. Dense profile image64
          Denseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes Marisa, but I believe he was referring to tags but I added them in the post itself. smile
          Let me know if I still need to be careful not to overdo this.
          I am not really into keyword stuffing, just added in the odd one or two that I think is relevant to my page. smile

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ah OK that makes sense!

            1. Dense profile image64
              Denseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

        2. MyWebs profile image83
          MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I surely plan to better target the keywords that are working that are worthwhile now that the data is easier to view. Of course like Paul was implying, you don't want to go overboard either.

          Then again for the more competitive keywords one must often flirt with the boundaries to get top rankings. In my opinion your living on a razors edge when your top 3 on Google. Your content must be highly optimized to get there, but go a bit too far and your penalized. Worse yet no one knows exactly what all the rules are.

    3. Jennifer James profile image55
      Jennifer Jamesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am sorry guys I am pretty new to this   How does this work?  Sorry for being a blond bimbo

      1. Dense profile image64
        Denseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        When you click on "Stats" at the top of a hub page, you will now be able to see a new "Keywords" tab. smile

      2. Dobson profile image80
        Dobsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You may not see it unless your hub has reached 75 hub score, thus being seen by the search engines.

        1. MyWebs profile image83
          MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The 75 hub score you mention is wrong on 2 counts. The author must maintain a 75 author score for outgoing links to be "Do Follow" links on all of their hubs.

          Individual  hub scores must be at least 45 to have "Do Follow" links. Even if a hub were to have  the "No Follow" attribute added to its links this would in no way effect a search engine's ability to "see" your hub.

          "No Follow" simply tells the search engines which use this attribute not to follow the outgoing links and pass along PageRank to the web page that is linked to. Google is the main search engine which uses the "No Follow"  attribute.

    4. Jule Romans profile image83
      Jule Romansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WOW thanks!

    5. gramarye profile image61
      gramaryeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is really useful - thanks for such a great addition to our toolboxes!

    6. Singular Investor profile image78
      Singular Investorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cool ! Thanks for the heads up

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      selrachposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Once again a new tool which is simple to use for us internet numpties.

      Congrats.

    8. Jane Grey profile image91
      Jane Greyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very cool! Much simpler to use than google analytics. Thank you so much for keeping on the forefront of new technology!

    9. Bendo13 profile image84
      Bendo13posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just noticed that yesterday!  Great addition... I love seeing what terms are bringing people to my hubs

    10. 07Angel01 profile image86
      07Angel01posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      awesome idea, i love it! It should be very helpful smile

    11. jaishe profile image54
      jaisheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks I will have a look.

    12. pinkboxer profile image60
      pinkboxerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the helpful tools!

    13. VAMPGYRL420 profile image80
      VAMPGYRL420posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is a wonderful feature! You're awesome!

      Love & Light,
      Windy Grace <3

    14. Andrew0208 profile image58
      Andrew0208posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome! Thank you very much...I love HubPages.

    15. warrioRR profile image59
      warrioRRposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When will it is available for the use???

  2. health advice profile image79
    health adviceposted 7 years ago

    Brilliant!

  3. Alison Graham profile image93
    Alison Grahamposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, this will be a really useful tool.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So would it be a good idea to add the top terms to our tags if they are not already there?
      This looks interesting.

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'd be careful about doing that, it might appear to search engines that you are "over-optimizing" and it may have the opposite effect to what you intend.

        One area that this data could be useful is in identifying topics that you could expand into new hubs.  For instance, maybe you got some traffic for a term that you only touched on briefly in a hub, or even that was brought up in a comment.   A new hub that addresses that subject more completely may well be able to compete nicely for that and related terms.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OK, glad I asked. (Having a new wrench doesn't help if I use it for hammering.)

          1. Alison Graham profile image93
            Alison Grahamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            What a great expression Rochelle, I have never heard that before (I guess because I live in UK) - as we say down here in Somerset 'I be gwain a save he up n use n!!'

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I don't think I've ever heard it before, either. I was just thinking about the fact of having a new tool and using it incorrectly-- which I would have, before being set straight.

              1. Alison Graham profile image93
                Alison Grahamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I love new sayings and ways with words, the wrench and hammer saying is so pictorial and says exactly what you mean with just a few words.  I think there could be a whole new forum topic about favourite sayings and expressions.  My mum had a saying for almost every occasion and I look forward to being able to use your saying in a conversation, I think it's really clever!

          2. Shadesbreath profile image86
            Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ROFL  God, you are so me.  lol

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol lol lol

      2. Bendo13 profile image84
        Bendo13posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah I wouldn't add them in... if you're already getting traffic from those terms then you don't really need to add them to your tags do you?

        They already show up in the results for the terms so I'd keep it as is. 

        But it would help give you an idea as to how people search for certain topics and how they word things

  4. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/29615.jpg 

    love it!!

  5. Jen's Solitude profile image85
    Jen's Solitudeposted 7 years ago

    Oh wow! It is fun to have so many different tools to be excited about. Thanks so much.

  6. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Wow - I'm impressed. Another cool tool. Love that you pick up on the details, the different ways to help the users and the site to gain a better footing by way of an overstuffed Hubtool Box. Cool ... and thankyou smile

  7. Mike Lickteig profile image89
    Mike Lickteigposted 7 years ago

    This is terrific.  I can't wait to check it out!

  8. ngureco profile image86
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Thank you, for the neat tools you are coming up with.

    You say, ‘The data will generally be refreshed once a day’. Shall we be able to see the cumulative total per month for the top search terms?

    1. MyWebs profile image83
      MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      On my most popular hub I can already see how many times each keyword has brought me a view for the last 30 days, or say it says. My numbers would indicate it's really more like 2 weeks of data so far.

      So yes there is a cumulative total for each keyword.

  9. Polly C profile image87
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    This is great, I've just checked it out smile

  10. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Wow, this is super!  Thanks HP Team!!  I now know of a few article themes to go with in my writing.  Super, just super!  smile

  11. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Great Job! Everyone at HP is doing such nice work.

  12. Janet21 profile image64
    Janet21posted 7 years ago

    I just noticed this and came straight to the forums.

    AWESOME!!!

    Thank you!!

  13. chinweike profile image43
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    This is one feature i have long been expecting. At least i will save myself the stress of going to google analytics to get this.
    Brilliant work from hubpages.

    1. Alison Graham profile image93
      Alison Grahamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad it's not just me that finds Analytics a bit stressful!

  14. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    COOL!  Super Cool.  This is an excellent tool.  THANKS.

  15. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    nicely done guys
    big_smile

    thanks

  16. englightenedsoul profile image61
    englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

    Amazing feature!!  I love it...

  17. AEvans profile image68
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I am feeling overhelmed! That is so cool!!! Thanks bunches! smile

  18. rmr profile image87
    rmrposted 7 years ago

    Love it! It's kind of a pain to wade through this info on Google analytics. This has it all laid out for you. Thanks!

  19. MyWebs profile image83
    MyWebsposted 7 years ago

    This is pretty much exactly like what I requested not too long ago. Thank You, Thank You! This is so much easier to see it all on one page than digging all through Google Analytics. Now I can easily find which keywords are working and tweak as needed.

    Any chance of getting a real time Ajax feed that aggregates all our hub's keywords to one page like I use on my web sites? smile j/k the bandwidth usage would kill hubpages's servers. It is a cool SEO toy to have though.

  20. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    A very nice addition!

    1. MyWebs profile image83
      MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      relache said "Analytics provides so much better keyword information, I don't think it would be worth HubPages' time to reinvent that "wheel.""

      When I suggested this you basically said it was a bad idea. When they actually do this now it's very good, which is it????? big_smile

      The KISS programming methodology wins again! KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid, which is the exact opposite of Google Analytics.

  21. embitca profile image88
    embitcaposted 7 years ago

    Thank you! This is awesome. It will be so much quicker than logging into Analytics to check keywords. Great addition smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Thank you, finally a change that helps me be more productive. More of this kind of stuff please. Just put it through it's paces and it really helped me judge the effectiveness of some new strategies.

    1. Whitney05 profile image62
      Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely agree to this!

      Analytics was always so complicated.

  23. Don Simkovich profile image59
    Don Simkovichposted 7 years ago

    I just saw this today and I thought "wow" this is great. It shows the phrases and whether they're from Google, etc. I do use Google Analytics for a couple of sites of mine and I wondered about putting some of my Hubs on Analytics, too. But this not only takes of that it also gives me ideas on topics to write. Thanks!

  24. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    What a fantastic new feature!!! I'm soooooo lovin' this!  Thanks!!!!  HP just keeps getting better and better!!

  25. Csjun89 profile image72
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    This is great, less need to log into analytics every day!

  26. tonymac04 profile image87
    tonymac04posted 7 years ago

    Thanks very much for this helpful new feature. Now I think I will learn in a practical way about key words. Congrats also on the new look profile page. It's also great.
    Love and peace
    Tony

  27. Anamika S profile image74
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    Wow! This is fantastic!

  28. zotophe profile image57
    zotopheposted 7 years ago

    Keywords playing a key role here too. And I simply ignored various websites who specializes in keyword related issues. Wonder now how much all the words, that I had written in my hubs, depends so much on one key for each. I begin to fear that these are the keys for my mind too. And to all those who writes here. Interesting!

  29. Susana S profile image93
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    Just saw this new feature and I think it's great - it's already helped me improve one of my hubs! Many thanks HP team - another fab addition smile

  30. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Good idea - and I like the idea that you have taken time to explian to people like myself who are not so technical smile

  31. Sufidreamer profile image78
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Fantastic innovation, folks - the best one that I have seen in my time at Hubpages. I have a few Hubs that do not attract enough traffic and this will really help with the tweaking. smile

  32. Hovalis profile image86
    Hovalisposted 7 years ago

    This is great! I just checked one of my more popular hubs and the keywords gave me all kinds of new ideas! It's good to see that, by the keywords used, that the traffic I'm getting to that hub is the type I intended as well. :-)

    Now I'm going to check some more!!

  33. easyspeak profile image70
    easyspeakposted 7 years ago

    just discovered it...wow, nice.

  34. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    When I saw this new feature on the hub stats I was not sure how I would use it. Returning to it and looking at how it works on some of my older HubPages I can see how useful this will be. It is so handy to have it there on the stats of the hub. Thank you very much. I appreciate this new feature and will try to make good use of it.

  35. jasonycc profile image76
    jasonyccposted 7 years ago

    hmmm... not too sure how to use it to my advantage at this point. but no worries, i will learn from more experienced hubbers here. Many of them are generous with their knowledge.

    1. Jule Romans profile image83
      Jule Romansposted 7 years ago

      Thanks again for this useful tool. As a new writer, I used it to learn what was actually working in EACH hub. this helped me learn more about SEO from direct experience.

      A few weeks ago I posted about feeling overwhelmed. Since that time HubPages has really helped me begin to learn more. Helpful people, great new tools, the 60DC, and tons of relevant new hubs have all been great learning tools for me.

      ...A BIG "Thank you!" to the staff and active, professional members here at HP.

    2. Jerilee Wei profile image87
      Jerilee Weiposted 7 years ago

      Extremely useful for me.  Thanks!

    3. Simple Tim profile image56
      Simple Timposted 7 years ago

      Fantastic new feature! Great work team hubpages!

    4. Whitney05 profile image62
      Whitney05posted 7 years ago

      Way Cool!!! I love it! Thanks guys!


      (May use these keywords to write a few more hubs. I mean my top ones are top for a reason apparently, so why not write a few more on the topic and use keywords that people search.)

      1. Research Analyst profile image77
        Research Analystposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is a great idea Whitney. I think that was the motivation behind the new tool, which is great.

    5. soni2006 profile image47
      soni2006posted 7 years ago

      But it's not available for old hubs, I can see this feature only in newly published hubs.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think you will only find it on hubs that are currently getting moderate to good traffic.

      2. Whitney05 profile image62
        Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Really? I've checked about 4 hubs from 2007 and a few recent ones, and they all feature the searched terms. If you're not getting good traffic, then you probably won't see any searched terms because the data will be limited. Check your more popular hubs and hubs that get more views.

    6. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

      It's looking at traffic in the last 30 days.  On hubs with no traffic in the last 30 days, it has no data.  All my old ones with even only a view or two have data. 

      Edit:  Just went back and checked and it appears that they have to have had at least 2 pageviews in the last 30 days.  I couldn't find data on any of them that had only 1 pageview, but could on 2.

    7. waynet profile image49
      waynetposted 7 years ago

      Oh dear, I've just checked my top trafficked hubs and have written down enough titles of new hubpages from the keyword search terms to keep me busy to the tune of at least 223 more hubpages...back to work then for me!!!!lol!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What a nice "problem" to have!  Congrats!  I changed a title or two on my existing hubs based on this new data.

        1. waynet profile image49
          waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I've re-jigged a few tags and stuff since.

          Just gotta start work on these new hubpages now, no time like the present!!

      2. Whitney05 profile image62
        Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ha... I did the same thing... Or at least had the idea to do so. I opened a new hub from on of my popular existing ones, using a title from one of the terms found on my list of search terms. When I finish the many I have in my to-do's and my growing notebook of organized series, I'll hopefully get around to making another list in my notebook using search terms found on my more popular hubs.

        HubPages is making busy bee's out of many...

        Busy bee's who should be writing papers and not playing on hubpages and on line. :-/ Ha... Yes, I have a paper I'm supposed to be working on; I need about 4 more pages by Sunday, although ideally in 30 minutes before I get off work. ha

        1. waynet profile image49
          waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm lucky I've got nothing better to do other than writing hubpage content and ebooks for online businesses, work is underway on them 223 hubpages aswell as the 60+ unpublished hubpages in my account dashboard....I like it when Hubpages makes new stuff to get us busy and also keep us motivated with new tools and the recent accolades which was nice.

          Good luck with your papers and hubpages whitney!

    8. weblog profile image51
      weblogposted 7 years ago

      Thanks team.. It's a great tool..! smile

    9. WeddingConsultant profile image68
      WeddingConsultantposted 7 years ago

      This is an awesome addition. Thank you HP team!

    10. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

      this is such a fun feature. so handy to check and as others have said, it gives us great ideas on writing hubs that can be linked together. I have found some great ideas for new hubs. also helps me see what I could add to the hub.

      thanks HP! big_smile

    11. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

      Excellent enhancement.... cheers smile

    12. profile image0
      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

      Hubteam, this is fantastic!  Thank you all so much, it really makes things easier.

    13. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

      This is really great. Thank you.

    14. ns1209 profile image42
      ns1209posted 7 years ago

      This is really helpful and will help me get more traffic.  Although I do have Google Analytics I find it a little fiddly and it is nice having everything in one place!  Thanks for making the site even better!

    15. Research Analyst profile image77
      Research Analystposted 7 years ago

      This is a very useful tool and like it has been mentioned will help in expanding upon a popular topic for greater quality contribution.

     
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