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10,000 Views, 100 Followers and 50 Hubs

Updated on February 8, 2013

What It Feels Like to Publish My 50th Hub

This is my 50th hub! Congratulations to me! Coincidentally, I have published my 50th hub around the same time that I have received my 10,000 view and my 100th follower. So, I am celebrating three achievements and what great achievements they are. I am proud of my hubs and ecstatic for having my followers and my viewers. Without them there would be no purpose or reason to write hubs. Thanks to all.

Unlike some Hubpages' members, I am slow to write and slow to publish. I write in spurts non-stop for days at at time and then stop writing for months only to come back to the computer and write as if there were no tomorrow. So, it has taken me two years to accomplish what some hubbers accomplish in months. I am not complaining. I have learned a few things by taking my sweet time. I have learned to be an expert on capsules, I have learned to use keyword research to my advantage, I write niche articles and I promote them through social networks and by building backlinks. By taking my time writing hubs, I have absorbed what works well for others and incorporated it into my own writing. The end result is a high quality hub that is well researched and executed. I become an expert on a particular subject in a short time and relay what I learn to the reader. Basically, I learn something new everyday. This, for me, is the best part of being a writer for Hubpages. I learn something new, become an expert on a topic, write a hub and share what I have learned with an audience that spans the globe. Besides the monetary perks that Hubpages offers to a writer, this is my favorite part of writing. I meet new people and share information with them. It is very rewarding.

How I Use Google Adwords Keywords Tool to Find a Niche for My Hubs

There is a lot of advice out there about using Google Keywords to research a topic and develop a niche. I have been writing and researching online for years. I have been a writer for Associated Content now Yahoo Voices for three times longer than my stint here at Hubpages. I have read a lot of articles about developing a niche. I have studied online and attended seminars about SEO, niche marketing, article marketing, and making an online income. I have spent years weeding through those only out to scam or make a fast buck. Niche marketing is not confusing and does not have to be difficult. Here are a few tips I have learned over the years that will help you to use niche marketing quickly and effectively when writing an article.

  • Choose a topic and then break it down into subtopics using Google Adwords Keywords Tool. For instance, I might want to write about coffee, the keyword "coffee" results in several different search terms when I use the Keywords Tool to break down the phrase. The results are widely different. We get coffee beans, green coffee, coffee grinder, best coffee, coffee roasters, wholesale, roasted coffee, coffee machine, cup of coffee and coffee pot as search term results.
  • Choose a subtopic and break it down further by using the Keywords Tool. "Coffee roasters" breaks into coffee roaster, home coffee roaster, commercial coffee roasters, home coffee roasters, best coffee roasters, gourmet coffee roasters, specialty coffee roasters, and top coffee roasters.
  • Choose a subtopic from the break down and quickly analyze the word or phrase by using the results listed under columns for "Competition" and "Local Monthly Searches" in the Keywords Tools results page. You are looking for low to medium competition results and between 1,000 to 2,000 for a local monthly searches score.
  • Use the result and incorporate the search term into your hub's title. The phrase "top coffee roasters" resulted in a medium competition score and a 1,600 local monthly searches score. Top coffee roasters becomes part of my hub title and I use the keyword throughout the body of the article.
  • You can take niche marketing further by breaking down your topic again by using the "show more like this" feature on Google Adwords Keywords Tool. I may break down a search term again if my competition and local monthly searches are still too high to be considered a niche or to use the search term as a title for a capsule in my hub.

That is how I develop a niche for writing online. I do not try to analyze it any further than that. If I write a quality hub using my keywords, strive for 800 to 1,500 words, and incorporate quality photos and/or videos or an interactive vote or chart capsule, then I have optimized my hub for Google's search engines and the hub will get readers without any other help on my part. A hub written this way will eventually get indexed into the search engines and will take on a decent rank in the search engines to boot. I do not stop there, however, and use social bookmarks and back links to promote my hubs. This is probably why I do not write as fast as some other Hubpages writers do because I actively promote a new hub as soon as it is written and I continue to promote hubs well after they are written in order to keep the traffic steady.

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thank you Kimberly!

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thank you unknown spy!

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thank you dwachira!

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      Kimberly Vaughn 5 years ago from Midwest

      I appreciate the detail! Very helpful!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi, a big Congrats to you Cab!! Cheers!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Congrats cabmgmnt, this is really a milestone and we all wish to get somewhere. I wish you well. Voted up, interesting and shared with my followers.

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thanks JT!

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      JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida



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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thanks Julie,

      I hope this helps people use the Keyword tool more readily. It is by wrote for me at this point. Thanks for the vote up!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      I really liked the way you broke down how to use the google keywords tool. Thanks for sharing. I voted it up!

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thanks again Vespawoolf,

      This is how I use Adwords and there are others who really analyze it but I do not have time for that and this works for me!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, I've learned so much from this hub! I wasn't using Adwords to it's full potential so I really appreciate the pointers. I've never taken any classes and am struggling along as everything is new to me. Congratulations on 50 hubs, 100 followers and 10,000 views! You're doing great!