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Is it better to use the Keywords in your stats of your hubs?

  1. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Or not? I mean the kewords there are not listed in the keywords I put for the hubs.

    1. climberjames profile image61
      climberjamesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would like to know this too, I have been pasting the search keywords into my hub keywords as sometimes they are not ones that I originally provided . . .

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

      Look at how many times a particular search is coming up.

      If your stats show one particular phrase is being used a lot, that tells you it's a popular search term.  If you're not using those words in your Hub already, that suggests there aren't many other sites using that keyword phrase (or they'd be getting the visitors first).  So it would be worth using that phrase in the text of your Hub - or better, in your title, if you can see that nobody is searching for your existing title.

      You'd be pretty safe to ignore any search terms that are only giving you one or two visitors.

    3. Blogging Erika profile image81
      Blogging Erikaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Honestly I'm not convinced that the Hubpages keywords are particularly useful.  I try not to go crazy with these, because if you throw in too many, it's going to look suspicious to a search engine.

      I'm almost positive that Google ignores any keywords that are added as such.  Google works really well because it searches your text and builds up its index from there - from the words you really use.

      Rather than putting words into your Hubpages keyword, focus on using them all in your text.  Break out that thesaurus! 

      And if you see a phrase being used to find your site (i.e. the keywords that show up in your stats) you might want to edit your site to include that phrase a time or two in your text.  Assuming that it's relevant, of course!

  2. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Kewl, I was wondering this for a long time but was afraid I was being blonde and missing something... lol

    1. climberjames profile image61
      climberjamesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No lol, not unless I'm being blonde too - and I'm not blonde.

      Im not really sure about the keyword stuff, some of the search terms that end up with them reaching my hub are really random :S

  3. liljen23 profile image74
    liljen23posted 6 years ago

    Hey kmackey I believe it is good to use the keywords from the stats because that is what people are using to pull up your hub and if you tag it with those keywords, the better your hub will be easy to search for...I have been doing this and it is bringing me some traffic. Thanks for bringing this up..

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do occasionally -  however I get some long, ridiculous search terms on my hubs... for instance on my potato bake hub it was something along the lines of :
      Potato recipe - chill -crockpot cream soup

  4. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    There was another forum discussion on this not too long ago.  Some of the more experienced Hubbers said that we need to be careful not to overdo this (i.e., inserting those keywords into the Hub text), because it might appear to Google that we are "gaming the system."  That doesn't mean not to use those keywords at all, just don't go overboard.

    Someone else suggested that the keywords that people actually use might serve as suggestions or inspiration for other Hubs, since you would know that someone out there somewhere is interested in the topic. 

    But what if it's just one person in the whole wide world who is interested in that specific slant to the topic? Wouldn't that end up using a lot of your time? - That's where keyword research comes in.

  5. Richieb799 profile image67
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I would imagine the keywords in the Google keyword tool are more accurate than the Hubpages ones, that is my 10c

    1. waynet profile image48
      waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Although the ones in the Keyword stats within each hubpages metrics are a good second opinion!

      I now use some of these to create a second or third hubpage which adds more to the first hubpage, although you could just add the keyword phrase that you find in the Keyword/hub metrics, but no I prefer to use this as what it was intended to add further content to an ever expanding topic.

      Although just sometimes you may struggle to write more on what you've already written....

      I guess the tag suggestions are only there to prompt you with possible ideas for keywords!