When I started writing for Hubpages I just wrote hubs with no keyword research at all. I had almost 102 hubs but struggled to reach even 100 page views daily. Then I decided that I would need to use keywords in my hub to get better traffic and revenue. Today I have 154 hubs and I am regularly getting close to 200 page views and sometimes even going past it. This clearly shows that keywords have done the trick. Whatever little I have learned about keyword research tells me that a keyword with high CPC is good but it also should have decent CTR. For example "Sell Structured Insurance Settlement" shows a CPC of over $60.00 but its not worth writing about as the conversion rate or the CTR is not that great. On the other hand there are Keywords which will give you just $2-$3 per click but have an excellent conversion rate. I call them profitable adsense keywords. Is there a way I can find them more frequently. As of now I have spent 1-2 hour to find one such keyword to write a hub on. I believe I am doing something wrong. Any help from my fellow Hubber friends would be highly appreciated.
Ok lol you're finding out that there are positives to k/word research.
As an example, I currently have one hub, in another account, that I use for different niches, that currently gains over 100 views per day. In time, I expect that to increase significantly.
I have others, whereby I applied the same technique and they receive anywhere between 60 and 100 views per day.
Then again, I have a few that are just as healthy viewings wise that had no real SEO underpinning them.
As for cutting down on your research time, try using your eyes. What do you see in the media? When out and about? What do you know about?
As an example, I know a good bit about logistics, warehousing and JIT strategies. The knowledge was gained when I embarked upon a degree in logistics a few years ago.
I looked into it, briefly, and discovered that many keywords associated with logistics are rather lucrative. However, they are also well served therefore competing would be fairly difficult.
Try typing single words into the keyword tool: management, lighting, decor, jackets, bathroom, sheds, flooring, paintings, certificates ... and see what comes up. From that, start sifting through what looks positive and work from there.
The above are examples by the way, I haven't actually looked into any of them.
Do the same with what you know, enjoy doing, want to share. Use Google's search assist - which is an effective tool for popular searches. What you type into the search bar and what others type may well differ, so it's a good place to start.
Interestingly, one of my most popular hubs isn't even a keyword or key phrase. Some of it really is just luck
I don't think there is any sure fire system for finding good keywords easily, otherwise everyone would use it, everyone would be competing for the same keywords, and it would be impossible to rank for them!
You said 'just $2-3', but that seems pretty high to me. I get a few for £5-6, but they are the exception rather than the rule. I think you just have to keep on looking, keep on publishing on topics that get less than $2-3, and every now and then you will stumble across a good one that you can rank for. That's what I do anyway.
Get some niche idea and go to google keyword tool and start from base kw you found already so that you will get more relevant keywords.
Yes of course it is a best idea to go with kw that has around $1 CPC.
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