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My best hub has the worst traffic...

  1. Darrke Thoughts profile image60
    Darrke Thoughtsposted 6 years ago

    Of the 5 hubs I've written so far, I think this is the best one.  It has the least amount of traffic though, 13 from hubpages and one from Google.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/keep-new-year-resolution

    I don't suppose there is much point in writing a great hub if no one sees it.  Any suggestions on getting more traffic?

    Is the "New Year's" in the title death until next December?

    Someone told me I don't have enough tags, I can't think of more that would be relevant though.

    Thanks,

    1. Stan Fletcher profile image79
      Stan Fletcherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think your tags are fine.  There is a lot of similar infor out there at this time of year, so you might be struggling with being a small fish in a big pond.  I did read the hub and it's very well written, so no problems there.  I would say that your main issue is that you've just been here for 3 weeks.  Be patient, keep writing good stuff and the traffic will come.  And yes, it won't be long before the 'New years' in the title will definitely be a negative - that is, until next year, when it will become relevant again.  Good luck to you.....

      1. Darrke Thoughts profile image60
        Darrke Thoughtsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for taking a look and commenting, Stan.

    2. J Sunhawk profile image82
      J Sunhawkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Could be the title. It looks seasonal. I'd wonder if people would be interested in reading a hub about New Year's in July. Or you could just play with it, do a bunch of backlinks and get it all spruced up and ready for the 2011 holiday season. Me? I'd leave it alone. Let it age for a year.

    3. ImChemist profile image59
      ImChemistposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You need to optimize your hub for search engines

  2. PurpleHubs profile image66
    PurpleHubsposted 6 years ago

    Just wait for few more days. Your hub will get more traffic and yield more value once it gets older.

    1. Darrke Thoughts profile image60
      Darrke Thoughtsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks PurpleHubs.  This hub is older than a couple of others that are getting more traffic.  I guess I just feel like I worked a little harder on it, and would have thought the topic would have broader appeal.  So I expected it to do better relative to my other hubs.  2 of the others are on politics and 1 on religion, you know?  This one is just self-help and seems like it would be interesting to more people.

      I'm really thinking it's the New Year's in the title.  Maybe if I changed to to achileveing your goals year-round or somethign along those lines...

      1. shibashake profile image84
        shibashakeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Great article!

        There is a lot of competition for searches with "New Years resolution". I just did a quick search on Google and got back over 15 million results.

        At the top of the list is Wikipedia, bottom of the list is Huffington Post, and all the ones in the middle have very high page rank.

        It is usually easier to rank higher in the search engine pages if you go for more niche keywords.

        Welcome to HubPages!

  3. Darrke Thoughts profile image60
    Darrke Thoughtsposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Shibashake,

    I haven't done any keyword research for any of my hubs yet. I'll have to learn some more about that.

 
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