I have recently started to put more effort into making articles and hubs with the intention of making more with adsense. I normally just write my own blogs and websites.
Now normally an article on a subject ranks better and faster on a blog or website that already focuses on that subject. An article about cat litter should easily rank good on a pet blog, if your any good at it.
However the same article written as a hub should not do that great, since hubpages is not about any one thing. It's a big site with articles on everything.
I've been looking up key words to see what ranks on the first page of google, and frankly for short key word phases I never see any from hubpages.
LONG phases yes, but not short. I would like to make hubs on different things that I think would make money. However it seems like it would be better to write them on your own blog or site that is about that subject.
Does anyone here rank on the first page of google for SHORT key phases? By that I mean one to two words. I'm just trying to decide if I should make hubs or start blogs about subjects I want to push.
I do know many here make good money with hubs, I know that. But would those same people and articles be making more with their own blogs or websites? Or does hubpages website itself bring in much more traffic, which in turn finds your hubs?
To quote The Dude, "Yeah, well, that's just like your opinion man."
I have to say my experience is contradictory to what you've said. Is a two word phrase "long" to you? Because it's not to me, and I have a few Hubs that hold not just page one SERP spots with Google when searched for with a short phrase, but are often the first or second result.
I have a variety of Hubs that I would say are doing great on HubPages and I'm sure other authors would concur. If a Hub can pull down $100 in AdSense in a day, or $1000 in a month, how is the diversity of the site working against it?
He never said that a two word phrase is long. Read again.
You did not read what I wrote right Relache.
I said "Does anyone here rank on the first page of google for SHORT key phases? By that I mean one to two words."
So yes, a two word phase is short by me. You say you rank high for short phases here at hubpages? Great, that is what I wanted to know. I've put in many popular key words and I can't find any hubs on the first page for those.
But you must have some I did not look for. I actually want to think that you can use hubpages and get good ranking, that is why I'm writing this, to find out if others can achieve that.
I already said I know many make good money here, that is not my point. My point is, is using hubpages the BEST way to get those articles out there and making money?
The thing is the way that the hubpages site is organised structurally means that it's like one umbrella site with many sub parts. That's why they have the related hubs section on the right of a hub, the tag pages, the text links between hubs, clear categories and topic areas. One hub on a topic is just one of in whole web of related hubs which becomes like a site within a site. The way HP is organised to maximise individual hub search engine rankings is pretty awesome!
Yes, a post made on a blog related to that subject ranks higher than hubs. BUT your blog need to be a high ranking one with lots of backlinks and a lot of hard work.
Posts made on a new blog won't rank very well. This is what I have experienced.
Yes I have two-word, high-ranking hubs and blogs in the same category, so that I will have 6 of the top 10 positions for for that two-word phrase.
There's a lot of short-tail phrases to go after, so you very well might not see a hub ranking well for them. But that doesn't mean that it's not possible.
And sometimes I don't rank for the exact phrase that I thought I would. SEO just isn't a precise science - no matter what the "gurus" tell you.
It takes a little bit of thought to figure out how you relate your blogs, websites and hubs into a consistent strategy - but well worth it.
My top three hubs in terms of $$ and traffic rank on page 1 in Google for common, two-word phrases. One of them is in the #2 spot, one in the #3 spot and one in the #5 spot. I haven't even bothered to check where my others rank since these three generate the most cash.
And I totally agree with Nelle--HP should be just one part of an overall strategy.
Thanks Nelle, glad to hear your doing well with Hubpages. I guess even if you have your own high ranking blog it's good to have hubs about the same subject.
That way you can get more links to the top, as like you said once you can only get two links to show per key phase per site. So using only one blog will only show two of your results for a phase, whereas a hub also about the subject might give you four.
I guess I'm going to make more hubs and try to make them about the same subject I have a blog article about. Maybe also try some hubs on topics I have no blogs about just to see what happens.
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