I was extremly surprised when I did a google search and my article came up number five on the first page of google search that made me happy
I suppose many of us have articles on the first page for certain subjects. Whether anyone is searching for them is another story.
yeah I understand that - but this is my hub about storage unit auctions and since the show began on tv - ya know storage wars - well this hub of mine has taken off! I can do several different searches in several differnt ways and still come up on the first page so I am excited as hell haha
A few of mine are on the first page of google, usually around the middle. If you copy and paste the full title of your hub article, and it's a moderately long one, you'll probably be in the top spot, although statistically, very few people would be searching for that exact, long-tail phrase (except you..haha).
You can also use this page rank checker site to check the page rank of any of your articles. Anything above 2 or 3 is pretty good for a single article.
My article about how to live a simple life currently has a page rank of 3, and is at #1 at Google, if I put in the full title. Not an obscure topic, by any means..
Last time I checked all of mine are on first page for the full title, and most in the top couple of spots. I do tend to use longer titles, though.
Some time ago Paul mentioned that the full title really should result in the top few positions on page #1, and I updated the few that weren't.
A very important distinction, yet hubbers still do this.
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I shall have to try this tracker. Sounds interesting.
As of today I have about 5 hubs on the first page as number 1. From the total of all my hubs about 38 are on the first page but not number 1
Woot! I'm number 1 for "Melbel on HubPages is totally awesome"
I'm so happy!
I've got a good number of articles on page one of Google, about 10 to 15 of them actually (and at the moment I've got 62 articles published here on HP). Possibly a few more, even.
2 or 3 of them are also in the first spot on the first page, the others being usually third or fourth.
I've found it's quite easy to rank high on Google's search results. I love it
You stole my name.
TheMagician is the id I've been using on my regular forum for years and I'd planned on using it here. I had to reinvent myself for HubPages. I always find it confusing reading your posts because I don't remember writing them.
I have a few articles here and from my website on page 1. One of my hubs has first position, and a page on my website ranked 7th for the same term. The problem isn't getting good rankings, it's getting good rankings for terms that are frequently searched.
Still, it's gratifying to see yourself rank well, so congrats. It might not be much, but it's something.
Most people who find themselves on the first page of Google or in the top spot are doing such a specific search, that's to be expected.
The real trick is to do a very vague and non-specific search that turns up a Hub in a top spot, as that's more like how some random person will find you.
That's absolutely true, relache. It's those vague searches resulting in first position that really count as no one actually searches for a title.
The voice of reason, thankyou relache. Few of my hubs turn up on page one as a result of such a search. Disappointing, but reality. To be thrilled at your own full title article / url appearing as a result of specifically searching for it is missing the point, for mine.
If your objective is AdSense revenue, and people in their thousands aren't searching every day, or week at least, for a particular piece of information, and finding your article as a result, you're failing. (I know you know this, relache, I'm really just reinforcing your initial advice...)
Only my Luciferianism article is on the first page of google. Not surprised that's the only one since most people are not searching for the kind of subject matter I write. I could probably write a hub called An Example of Agnostic Human Sacrifice and that would be on the first page of google as well.
As Relache pointed out, if you search for your title it will almost alwyas show the hub on page one. Even if you use a generic term to search for your hub, you will often find it ranked high if your are using your own computer. So don't get too carried away.
That's what I do to make sure I'm not fooling myself, I use a computer at my local civic center and make sure to use broad terms or questions for the searches. Works for me. Perhaps I'm just lucky
Page 1 is relative to the search query. Hopefully it's a popular one! Targeted traffic is what we all want.. I think. I know that's what I want.
I'm on page 1 (as close as spot two) for a bunch of queries that get about 300-500 searches a month, according to Google's keyword tool.
This is a rather sloooooooow way to build up traffic and income, but it does work, bit by bit.
Remember, when checking to see where your article ranks, click the globe button on Google's search results page to turn off personalized results. By default, Google ranks up the pages and site you visit.
Someone else that goes for low traffic keywords! Most of mine are less than 1000 per month according to the keyword tool.
You never know, though. I have one hub that google said should see around 270 per month - it perks along at nearly 3,000! Yes, I built several long tail keywords into it and it is on first page for 3 of them, but I never hoped to see traffic anything like that.
Yes, I find I can usually count on many of mine on the first page. It doesn't mean good earnings though!
There is your hint right there- Google search vague keywords to determine how to title your article, then look at the results and see what the top articles use as keywords, this is your "competition" then use those keywords in your title with the sites as links in your hub, this will make Google happy to splatter your content in an array of searches.
We are lazy searchers, we type in the gist of an idea and rely on Google to give us what we want, more times than not, we have to get specific in our search to weed out the "spam" or scrapers.
I can take a keyword i used in the article or hub and find it on page one every time. 90% of my content is one page one; this is just typing in a gist of the title not the whole title.
I only have a few hubs on page one of Google. Seems to me that half of the hubbers posting on this thread would be having massive traffic, and among our HP top earners, if they really had the Google love that they seem to think they do. Some are definitely not top earners by their own report.
Type the same keywords into Google search and AdWords keyword tool. Is anyone looking for your page one keyword or phrase? Again, beware of “celebrating useless keyword victories”.
There is one article on HP that gets a lot of traffic; one that I was emailed by Google for its raised search on the topic, now if I could do that another 50 times; yes that house down by the river would be sweeter!!
Mine are recipes mainly and these do get traffic, granted it has been a slow and rigorous process.
What are your thoughts on the Google Insights tool? Do you use this for ideas for keywords?
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