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How to DOUBLE or TRIPLE Daily Views on Your Articles
An Important Tool for HubPages Authors
Hub pages has an effective, easy to use tool. I used this tool and my daily views for my most popular hub increased more than seven-fold. The Adjustment Bureau Movie (Explained) hub was receiving from 20 to 55 views per day. One day, I noticed there is a new tool: "Words that appear in searches that are not in your title." I used the tool in the afternoon. By end of the day, I had more than 200 views. The second day, that hub received 316 views in 24 hours!
The basic idea is to make your article title match the searches already producing visits to your article. Here is how to do this on HubPages:
While logged into your hub pages account, visit the article you desire to improve. Follow these easy steps:
1. Click "Stats"
2. Click the "keywords" tab. The default, active tab is "Total". It is white while inactive tabs are gray. Immediately right of "Total" is the tab you want- "Keywords". Click it.
3. Review the data. Some individual keywords will stand out. You want to look at the most popular "long tail keywords". These are strings of words forming common questions entered into search engines like Google, Bing, and Dogpile. In the information for the Adjustment Bureau Movie hub, the word "Chairman" appears in 83% of searches that do not overlap my title. However, phrases like "Who was the Chairman in the Adjustment Bureau?" happened hundreds of times, with slight variations.
4. Add a new text block to your hub, and use the long tail search term as the title of this new text block. Include the term again in the text itself. In the Adjustment Bureau hub, a new poll with the above question about the Chairman produced the surprising results mentioned above.
Using Keywords Can Increase Traffic
Add Long Tail Search Terms to Your Summary
Also, in the edit mode, change the "summary" section of the hub. This summary appears in the short description of search engines. I changed the wording slightly, and replaced my third sentence. The summary for this hub is short enough that this important long tail search term appears in the Google results.
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Follow-up One Week after Optimizing
One of the commentors, molometer, noted that after employing information from the statistics tools, his view count shot up for 48 hours, then plummeted. I experienced the same- very briefly. As malometer said his views then bounced up, and remained higher, so have mine. Prior to using these tools, I had 24-hour view counts sometimes spiking up near 200 total for all my 41 articles. My Adjustment Bureau hub received 20 to 50 daily views, typically. I had a high of 55 once. My view count for that hub one week after optimizing is 201. This is quadruple my previous view count. Because I used the above four steps on several of my other hubs, my total view count after 7 days is 330. I recall, just prior to noticing the built in stat tool suggestions, praying that my view count would hit 200 daily, and stay above that. Now, I have doubled my total view count for all my hubs.
Also, my average revenue experienced an increase to 239% of previous levels, more than double the previous amount.
Follow-up After 3 Weeks
The optimized Hubs continue to bring in view counts beyond what they did previously. The primary hub, The Adjustment Bureau Movie, Explained, receives more than a hundred views every day.
Follow-up after One-Year
The article on the Adjustment Bureau movie continues to bring steady traffic. I have learned along the way that each article should be optimized for more than just one keyword. It should also include two minor search terms as well. This, for articles of about 800 words, the number I try to hit for each article (a recommendation from Hubpages.)