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If you're a Hubber, do you use SEO for your hubs, or not? If you do, what kind(s) of SEO?
I'm exploring why Google treats different article-publishing sites differently. So this is an informal poll to get a sense of what search engine optimization techniques, if any, Hubpages writers tend to use.
For me, always backlink, use good keywords and a nice title. The rest, leave it to content and it will works
I usually follow what I do with any of my blog post. Add keyword variations in titles, add the keywords, add the description. Then I try to add some supporting images and videos with proper titles etc.
But ultimately it comes down to back links. I have the HubPages feed added in few other blogs so I automatically generate some back links. If I'm trying to rank for a specific keyword then I do some additional link building.
However after Panda and all I'm a bit reluctant to put extra effort for Hubs.
I pretty much use on-page SEO: using keyword(s) in URL, title, etc. Use heading tags (H2, sometimes H3). Usually use image captions which forms the text for alt= at HubPages. I include a few links to credible external sources, making sure that the link text for each is not generic. I try to write error-free, unique content. I pay attention to content above-the-fold (no additional ads to the ones guests already see). All-in-all, I focus on creating content (text and original photos when possible) for the user. Then I follow-up by discovering any search query trends and making necessary adjustments. I have not backlinked from external sources, including social networks, to-date since my attempt is to get backlinks organically.
I research keywords and apply them to title, url, headings and image captions in a hopefully natural-sounding way. I do not concern myself with keyword density, instead assuming that if I write naturally on the subject I will get a good mix of keywords and synonyms in my text. I do not backlink. I tweet occasionally, but otherwise use no social networks. Basically, I try to write on subjects I enjoy, and hopefully create content other people might find interesting, while taking a few steps to make my work findable by Google and other search engines.
I make sure that the title tells what the hub is about. At the beginning, I found I wasn't using the words (book review) anywhere in the hub, and thought that was something I needed to do. I don't really try to add keywords too much in the hub, but if there is more than one word (patchwork vs quilting) or spelling (lawnmower vs. lawn mower) that I try to use them both. I do add captions to photos that refer to the keywords in the title. I add misspellings in the tags. (geneology)
I figure that the relevant keywords will show up naturally on the site as I write my hub, and don't worry about density. I always add a summary.
I title my paragraphs with heading tags. I don't really use the Adwords tool very much. I add links to other sites only if it would help my readers. I do include links to my other related hubs just to try to keep my readers on my site if I can.
When I finish, I usually add a link to my hub on Facebook or Google +, or both. I rarely add older hubs to these sites. I do have an RSS feed that shows up on my blog so the latest hubs are listed there at all times. I haven't been very active with blogging since I wrote here.
I always tory to SEO, naturally. SO I identify keywords that are relevant to the topic of my hub and make sure I include them four or five times in the article. I've read that some people say it's important to include a keyword in the hub title, as this helps google identify what it important in your hub, and I think it also likely meals the URL will contain the keyword.
I use the same SEO tactics for my hubs as i do for some of my own sites. I basically do article marketing. If possible, and if i have enough money, i would purchase high PR comment backlinks. Sometimes, high PR blog post backlinks as well.
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