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Are Keywords Important for Your Hub?

Updated on January 1, 2013

Top 12 Keywords


Keywords are the Key to Success:)

How Important Are Keywords for Your Hub

If you want to make money from your HubPages, you have to know the ins and outs of keywords. Keywords will help your hub get noticed. Use the right keywords and your hub can be view hundreds – maybe even thousands of times. Personally, I haven’t really tried to amp up my hub by using keywords. At least, not until this one. This one is an experiment.

I searched for the top 12 keywords that were searched in the last 365 days. I decided I would write a small paragraph about each keyword and see what kinds of hits I get. I will try to keep you up-to-date on the results.

The most popular keyword searched for in the last year is actually the word “keywords.” I imagine that this is for the same reason I looked it up. You want you hub, blog, article, etc. to be searched for so you look up the top keywords. It makes since to me.

The second most popular is also keywords – don’t know how that works, but that is what the list says.

Next is “hotels.” I can see this word being used often. People travel every day and many stay in hotels. Everyone is searching for just the right hotel to spend a night or two in.

“Facebook” is the next biggest keyword. Since there are hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people using Facebook every day, I can see how this one can be popular, as well. After all, I personally have more than 200 “friends” on Facebook, and I imagine many people have more friends than this.

After Facebook is YouTube. I think my own son is personally responsible for more than half of all the searches for YouTube. He finds more music, videos and other interesting stuff that he shares. I use YouTube, as well, for great songs and videos for my students.

Next in line is Aquarius. Aquarius? Hmmm….not sure about that one. Unless Aquarius is the most common sign of the zodiac? Or there may be some unknown to me meaning of the word Aquarius. Whatever the reason – it is among the top.

Facebook login comes next. I guess if there are that many users on Facebook, they need to log in. So it does make sense that Facebook login is near the top of the keyword list.

I am addicted to Craigslist almost as much as Facebook or HubPages. It is in my top ten list of sites to visit. You can find anything to a mate for life to freebies sitting on a curb near you and everything in between. Craigslist is also an international site that gets views worldwide.

I am surprised that “Google” is not the top listing. But more than likely, most people are already using Google as their homepage and are not like me searching for Google from my Yahoo page. But there must be enough of us Yahooing Google to make this keyword be in the top ten.

I have a friend who makes enough money on eBay to take her family on exotic vacations every summer. I use eBay to check the value of some of the antique books I collect. Others use eBay to sell their unwanted items. EBay deserves to be on this list, as well.

Maybe people who have Google as a homepage use it to “Google” Yahoo. Yahoo is not as high as Google on the list, but it is still there. I use Yahoo only because it is the search engine I have used for many, many years. As a college student, we were told that Yahoo was the only safe search engine, and I guess that has stuck in my mind. Google had not come along yet.

Yahoo Mail follows Yahoo on the list. I guess if you are going to use Yahoo you will probably use Yahoo Mail as your email address. I have two Yahoo Mail accounts – one for Joy’s Hope Tutoring and one for my personal life.

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    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... is doing okay...but not as well as I had hoped! I thought it would get a lot of outside traffic, but mostly the traffic is coming from HubPages...

      Thank you for SHARING...

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Good info, how is this hub doing?

      I've also written about keywords, and the key seems to be finding reasonably well searched phrases without high competition ... not easy, but worth 10 mins of your time.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Victoria - it is doing okay - not really as well as I had hoped. But it was fun doing it!

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Interesting and useful hub! Is this hub doing well with all the keywords that you cleverly used--keywords, yahoo, google, etc. Very cool! I'm going to bookmark this to remind me of it. Thank you!

    • JaneA profile image

      JaneA 6 years ago from California

      Interesting test. Looks like this "keyword" hub is doing pretty well!

    • Leaderofmany profile image

      Leaderofmany 6 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

      The keywords show the signs of the times, our social network to our shopping habits. I think that you did an experiment in an experiment.

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      tarajeyaram 6 years ago from Wonderland

      This is really good information. Thank you for sharing.