I know there is a way to get better ranking on the search page but I don't know how. I just checked one of my hubs. I just typed in the general key words not my title and I am #8 on page 1, how do I get to number 1, 2 or 3 spot?
Well done. The way to increase your ranking is to get backlinks on other sites. You can do that by guest blogging, writing on other rev-sharing sites, leaving comments on blogs related to your topic.
What's the benefit to anyone for helping you to get a #1 spot on Google?
I really admired you as a veteran hubber but sometimes your comments really make me feel awful.
I felt it was an honest question. Would you have felt better if I had said "take the time to learn what it takes to do better with Google" instead?
I have Hubs that do rank that highly on Google and so do other Hub authors I know, but I don't know anyone who is doing that well who will give away how they got there for free. But I will say, I don't do it by getting backlinks.
I am sorry Relache, I guess I was a bit sensitive. I have taken a lot of time researching and learning this online thing. My question was also a part of my quest to learn. I don't consider this as a competition that because someone is in #1 spot that they can't tell me how to get there.
Look at your score you must be doing something right. Your on page 1 that's good I think. Sometimes it's hard to get to the very top. I wish I could give you answers but I'm not sure myself.
Getting backlinks is not as simple as it once was. It used to be that you could just go over to Fiverr and order up some backlink gigs, point them at whatever page on the internet you wanted to promote (your own site, a hub, squidoo lens, or whatever) and you'd be boosted up as long as your on-page factors were tight.
With the new Penguin update, it's not so easy. Now you have to vary your anchor text and be sure to get some TRUE High PR backlinks that are dofollow. These are the ones where you visit a page to drop a comment and the actual page that you are commenting on has a PR of 5 or 6....not the root domain. If you can get a link from HighPoweredSite.com and it's a PR6 but the actual page of HighPowerededSites.com/blog-post-with-your-comment/ is a PR0, it's not helping any more than article links or such.
Backlinking is an art and a science. It really is the deciding factor on who ranks though. I've seen content that was either extremely light or terribly written and even had bad on-page SEO and it STILL outranked good content that was properly structured for SEO because that trashy page had a great backlink profile.
Google blogs, etc. and SEO sites give plenty of info, but as things have been going the last year, I think that's anyone's guess. You'll get all kinds of answers. I had one on page 1, the first spot underneath the ads for a long time, then with one of the algo changes, it disappeared. The only reason it got there in the first place was timing, and it was very nice to be there. It's still indexed, but I have no idea where it is and I learned my lesson. There are a zillion articles that basically say the same thing, and I'm not a brand or a business, so it got zapped. Luckily, I don't write product hubs.
Ask yourself, does your work deserve one of those top spots. Is it better than what is currently there for your keywords, search queries. I'm not directing this personally to your writing, as I haven't read it, but am simply passing on something I read somewhere.
I have a couple on page 1 for certain search terms, but there's no magic formula.
Depending on the search term, sometimes page 1 doesn't mean anything if 'no one' is searching for that phrase or keyword.
I have several that show up in the top 3 results on google. Some say that you have to have a hub done for at least 6 months before it will get on the front page. All I can say to that is it is far from true. Just keep writing quality work. When starting a hub ask yourself 2 questions. Is there a demand? and Is there too much supply?
I have a hub on page one that I just wrote this month, so I know it's possible. I credit it to creating a title that has keyword power. Of course, keywords might go through trends, but the hub ranked high right away.
Since your hub is already created, see if there are additional keywords you can use in subheads to increase the ranking a bit?
Cardisa - thanks for asking this - I'm still learning too, and I'm glad there are some supportive Hubbers to share ideas so we can all benefit!
I have one hub that consistently is on top for the keyword. I think it is partly due to someone I didn't know linked to my hub from their successful site. They also tweet my hub occasionally to their followers without my asking. And obviously people search for the topic a lot.
Hi Cardisa I have a couple near the top purely because I wrote about something that hadn't been written about a lot. The one that has driven me mad is the fact that I wrote a hub about something that had never been on the internet before. It went around the world like a bee on a bike, got copied numerous times, or 'linked' yeah right! now its about 4 pages down with the copies on the top! can't win! lol!
That is a total rip off Nell. Have you filed a DMCA with google for the copies? I find the linking thing getting really dangerous too. I checked my hub with the link checker you provided and some Amazon links were showing as bad links.....lol....I found it really frustrating yet funny
I did file a complaint ages ago, but its gone too far now. The trouble is with most of them is that they put a link to my page, but then copy and paste all of it onto theirs anyway! so they keep to the rules on one part, but not on the other, never mind I will have to let that one go I think. Funnily enough it was my first ever hub so I was a bit innocent of the whole process then. The hub was in fact about a descendant of mine, but luckily Wikipedia wrote to me to get advice on it and put my link on his page of wiki, so at least if someone reads his they will see mine, hopefully! its a bit like trying to climb backwards up a hill sometimes! lol!
It's never too late. And adding a link doesn't let them off the hook - if they copy the whole article, it still counts as stolen.
Did you file a complaint direct with the site or with Adsense, or their host? Can we help you identify the host so you can complain to them?
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