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Help! Very little traffic.

  1. xanzacow profile image82
    xanzacowposted 4 years ago

    Somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong. Is it my subject matter, my writing skills, or what?? Please, any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just took a look at your article on how to quit smoking.  Frankly, I think your use of language is good, and your info is also good.  However, your topic is one that has been beaten to death, which means your work probably is getting lost out there in Searchville.  Also, I think that putting things in lists rather than using paragraphs to explain every single detail would help.  Internet readers like it quick and simple.  A more clever title might help as well. 

      Hope this helps and good luck.

      1. xanzacow profile image82
        xanzacowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you TIMETRAVELER2. I will go back and see if I can tweak it. I wasn't aware that I could change the title once published. Thank you again.

        1. xanzacow profile image82
          xanzacowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I changed the title and got a warning that the hub appeared to be about tobacco. This is so frustrating sometimes....

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Well, theoretically, it IS about tobacco and probably you would have gotten this warning sooner or later anyhow.  HP is pretty picky when it comes to asking people to adhere to the rules.  Sorry about the glitch...but FYI...I once had to get rid of an entire article for this very reason.  It's a hard lesson to learn!

            1. xanzacow profile image82
              xanzacowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yes. I suppose I assumed HP already knew that....lol

          2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
            Georgie Loweryposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I wrote a Hub about the chemicals in cigarettes and I've had that warning since I wrote it. It's a standard thing. As long as you aren't violating the terms of the site, you have no worries.

            1. xanzacow profile image82
              xanzacowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Georgie!

  2. Robie Benve profile image93
    Robie Benveposted 4 years ago

    Hi there, I read your plastic bag ban hub, and it's interesting. The title is nicely search friendly, with 18100 searches per month.
    Maybe you can split it in two or three text capsules with subtitles including some keywords like    
    biodegradable plastic bags (5,400 searches)
    recycling plastic bags (12,100 searches)
    biodegradable bags (22,200 searches)
    banning plastic bags (5,400 searches)

    good luck
    : )

    1. xanzacow profile image82
      xanzacowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Robie I will try to work on it!

 
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