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How to DOUBLE or TRIPLE Daily Views on Your Articles

Updated on June 15, 2014

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

A screen shot of the keywords used to find my Adjustment Bureau Movie Review, June 12, 2012
A screen shot of the keywords used to find my Adjustment Bureau Movie Review, June 12, 2012 | Source
The two giant peaks followed some optimizing. My huge increase continued for 4 months. The hub continues to receive traffic based on the optimizations I added using the keyword tool.
The two giant peaks followed some optimizing. My huge increase continued for 4 months. The hub continues to receive traffic based on the optimizations I added using the keyword tool. | Source

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.)

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    • Karen Hellier profile image

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Interesting info. I am on my way now to check this out on one of my hubs. Thanks so much for this information which is probably new news to a lot of hubbers out there on Hub Pages. Voted up and useful.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Going to try this..If I can follow directions. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shelley Watson 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for this, I am going off to try it right Now!

    • maheshpatwal profile image


      6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Superb hub. I was aware of the keyword tab but never knew it could increase page-views by many fold. Thanks for sharing the great information with all of us.

    • Dr Pooja profile image

      Dr Pooja 

      6 years ago

      learnt an important lesson.Thank you

    • madmachio profile image

      Nathan K 

      6 years ago from Kansas

      cool ideas!! I'll try it out. thanks

    • snigdha.s profile image


      6 years ago from India,mumbai

      I used to add keywords based on the feedback per hub initially but later on I stopped as there were so many keywords that i could not add them to my title without compromising on giving a sensible title to my hubs. Nevertheless keywords do help sometimes. Good hub.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      brilliant write along with convincing stats.... Very useful

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks for the help. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks goodness for you generous hubbers!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful hub. I've made changes to one hub of mine, in the title, summary, tags, introduce a poll capsule as well as introduced a new capsule with the title of the long tail keywords.

      Now I'll keep a watch and will be back to report my observations.

      Thanks for sharing this hub. Bookmarked this hub.

      Voted up and all the way across. Shared this hub all over.

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)


      About a quarter of my hubs have only ever had traffic from hp itself. The secret is to keep writing. I am surprised at which hubs became big-traffic hubs. So, I have been increasing my learning, and increasing my output.

      Hubbing is exciting, and we have a good community here. Keep learning like you are, and you will be a master hubber sooner than you know.

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      6 years ago

      I see, now I got it. Just now I didn't manage to follow up because there was nothing at all in the search term data for my hub and then only I realized that I am still a newbie and my hub is still quite new, so it is not very surprising. Thank for the help anyway, will keep the tip in mind. Cheers.

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)


      I added a screen shot of the keywords from the Adjustment Bureau Movie Review hub. I highlighted (in gray, sorry) the title of the section, "Words that appear in searches that are not in your title."

      I did not change my title. However, I added a capsule, and a section on "Who is the Chairman". I even added in an original (terrible, buy original) sketch. Don't laugh, but check it out:

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      6 years ago

      Nice hub, but I fail to catch what to do next after going to the keywords tab there. Could you please explain in more details so that I can follow? I am still a newbie on hubpages

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      Another fine hub. I will definitely go back and look at the stats tool and refine some hubs. Thank you for such valuable information.

    • naeemshaikh27 profile image


      6 years ago from maharashtra , India

      useful hub

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      6 years ago

      Great suggestion/tip! Looks like I have some editing to do.

    • alocsin profile image


      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wow, and I thought I knew everything about SEO optimization on HubPages. I'll use this info and recommend my readers visit the link that you put in my comments. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • lobobrandon profile image

      Brandon Lobo 

      6 years ago

      Nice hub, I've done this before using the title tuner; but, its been a while. Maybe adding a paragraph of text to suit the needs of the searchers isn't such a bad idea after all :)

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      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      I am still navigating my way through HubPages and articles like this are what I find helpful. Thank You. While I continue to work on improving my Hubs, I know that I must also improve my titles and SEO tools. Thank you for sharing this tip!

      Best Regards,.

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      Looking forward to getting this down pat and seeing how it goes--thanks much. This hub is generating interesting comments, a sign of good things to come! When I see affirmations from hub writers who do stellar work my antennas go up. :)

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      6 years ago from Maine

      Excellent hub! Thank you for taking the time to share this information. I'm sure this will help to increase page views. Again, thank you!

    • supermom_in_ny profile image


      6 years ago from NY

      Great hub! You can also use this tool to write a related hub, so that you can link them together. This will increase your views as well.

      Voted up!


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      Amber Dahnke 

      6 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      seriously, I am already seeing increased traffic. :)

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      These are great ideas! Thanks for the suggestions of including another text box and adjusting the summary.

      Voted Up, useful and interesting.

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      Amber Dahnke 

      6 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I had no idea this tool existed to help, thank you so much for the hub and I will see if it works for me too! Thanks, voted up and shared.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      I've used the "words that appear in searches but not in your title" feature and the title tuner. I've even written a new hub to cover things that don't fit that particular hub. But I really haven't done much with using those words in other places in the hub, including the summary, so thank you for that.

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      MG Singh 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Well, I will give it a try.

    • 2patricias profile image


      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This sounds like it is worth a try. Thanks for sharing this advice.

      I've voted up and useful.

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      Jools Hogg 

      6 years ago from North-East UK

      Gread advice, thanks so much for sharing!

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Interesting information.... I am going to have to give this a shot!

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Thanks for the details about adding a text capsule, or putting those suggested keywords in the summary.

      I've looked at that tool before, and thought, "Those words cannot be added to my title--it would make no sense, and/or would confuse matters and/or be very ungrammatical.

      Now I can see that those suggested terms can be used elsewhere in the hub, not just the title, it is much more sensible.

      Voted up, interesting, useful and shared.

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Thanks for the information, did not know that. Voted up and useful.

    • truthfornow profile image


      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I didn't even notice that all that information was at the top of each article. Thanks for pointing it out and giving detailed instructions.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      6 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Thank you so very much for the great tip! I will definitely try it out. Voted up and sharing.

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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      I've done this, and it definitely works! How nice of you to write a hub about it to share with your readers! :-)

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I'll give it a try.

    • LaThing profile image


      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for the info. Will try it out.... Always learning something new! :)

      Voted up, and useful!

    • Trish_M profile image

      Tricia Mason 

      6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      Thank you for this!

      It could prove to be very useful! :)

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      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      Good advice I have been tweaking my article to see if I im able to increase traffic. I plan to Use your advice. Socially shares thanks for sharing.

    • MarriageOnABudget profile image


      6 years ago from Greenville, South Carolina

      Sweet idea! I'm gonna try it now!

    • teutophile profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a very useful article. I just looked at the tool and found it very useful. Thanks!

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      7 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Comparing my totals on the "my account" page, I see I still have about 33% increase in views overall. However, my revenue has more than doubled (229% of previous). Here is why: I am getting more traffic from search engines. We read each others' hubs often. Low-traffic hubs often have visitors from our own community. These people are interested in writing style, layout, and technical information, not so much the topic. So, these readers do not (in my mind) click through.

      Organic views from Google, Bing, and Yahoo! do click through on the topic, it seems.

      The optimization technique above increases the kind of readers who will click ads.

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      Melissa McClain 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Wow, I never knew this feature existed before. Thanks for this hub! I've tried it out on my older hubs so let's see how it does. Thanks again!

    • Lightlee profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      excellent tip, Thank you1

    • Satori profile image


      7 years ago from California

      Voted up! Awesome, I just checked and I've been missing a lot of traffic!

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      A Little TRUTH 

      7 years ago

      Good advice! I'll try it out as soon as one of my hubs has enough searches to be statistically significant.

    • tlpoague profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      I have tried this tab out and didn't have much luck. I will have to try it again to see if I get a different result. Thanks for sharing this information.

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      Danielle Lopez 

      7 years ago from Spain

      Great hub! I really needed this! I had no idea what that tab was for. Thanks for this very insightful hub. I'll have to try this out. Voted up!

    • princesswithapen profile image


      7 years ago

      Man from Modesto

      This is an awesome hub that outlines a helpful analytic tool. I'm bookmarking this and sharing it with followers on HubPages and elsewhere. Thanks for sharing this tip with fellow hubbers.


    • nikkiraeink profile image


      7 years ago from So. Cal.

      I'm going to try this out right now. Thank you for the tips. I've been on HubPages for three years and don't see that kind of traffic. I think it's time to try something new.

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      Paula Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Austin. Texas

      You are so right. It worked. I doubled my views in just a few hours. I have the highest amount of views I have EVER had today. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Kris Heeter 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      This was very helpful. Thanks for the step by step instructions!

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Fantastic information that I will act on right away. Thank you so much for sharing. Voted up and useful!

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      7 years ago

      Man from Modesto, thank you so much for your super speedy reply. Yes, the Hub I tried was just published today. I will follow your steps, and I thank you LOADS for taking the time out to explain this all to me. Voted up and all the rest. And bookmarked for online prosperity!

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      Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 

      7 years ago from Heaven

      what does it mean?

      "no search terms found."

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      Kristin Trapp 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      This is excellent advice. I have done the same thing in the past with this tool and seen the results - though not as dramatic as you.

      ~voted up and useful~

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      rorshak sobchak 

      7 years ago

      Your steps were easy to follow. Just tried them out. Thanks for the great Hub!

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Molometer, I just did it, and I will have to remember to keep track. Great idea!

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      7 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)


      Check the section for stats, and then click over to "hub metrics". There need to be some viewers coming through Google or another search engine in order to provide data on searches. If you have a very new hub, the stats may not have caught up to your account just yet.

      If you are not getting any Google traffic, use this tool here:

      If that ugly looking address fails, just Google for Google Keyword tool.

      The Keyword tool is simple. Enter some terms you will use in your article. The results will show you just how people are searching. For example, when I originally decided to write the Adjustment Bureau hub, I FIRST went to the Google keyword tool and learned that people were searching for "Adjustment Bureau Movie Explained". So, that is what I researched and wrote. That is also how I titled it.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I'll have to try this.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I didn't know what that tab was for! Going to have to try this. Thanks! Voted up!

    • molometer profile image


      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Me too PP, lets compare notes after a few days? I am just going to do one hub and see what happens.

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      7 years ago

      I found this interesting, but when I tried it, I got as far as KEYWORDS and "No search terms found." What am I doing wrong? Or what am I lacking when it comes to the copy?

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      7 years ago

      I will have to reread this to figure out exactly how to do this, but it doesnt seem TOO hard. Thanks for the info!

    • molometer profile image


      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Voted up useful and interesting hub.

      I too have been messing about with this tool, for a while now and like most things on the internet; seems to work,then stops again, then works again.

      I too saw my traffic shoot up for 48 hours; only to crash to almost zero.

      It was very freaky however the good news is that it seems to have settled down and my hit rate is now better than marginally higher.

      Thanks for a useful hub.

    • rochelj profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      This is very useful.

      another, similar option is to go to "my accounts"- "title tuner".

    • prairieprincess profile image

      Sharilee Swaity 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Hey, this is a great idea! I had not thought of adding these long tail searches in, but I am going to try it. Great hub!


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