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Keywords alone, gets you at the bottom of a search engine - Hubpages SEO Tips

Updated on May 17, 2016

This hub is an answer to a question in the Q&A area

Question - My titles are keyword crazy, why am I not getting more hits?

asked by seattleamilehigh1

Useful tips & Answer

Patience is the key to gaining web traffic and loads more SEO aspects to boost a web pages overall quality. Keywords alone will not be enough to do the trick and especially for a person that just arrived onto hubpages or any other online portal. You will need to give it some time before your hub traffic views begin to pick up. The search engines are where most of the traffic comes from and Google has no idea what quality your articles have, until users begin locating it, as well as after it gets inspected by the hub hopper visitors, random hubbers, by social shares, and the bot programs from HP and from Google.

A good suggestion is to get started on reading hub articles and commenting here, so that you can share with others to get feedback to your hubs as well. Below is some wisdom and useful tips from intense experience on hubpages and the web as a whole.

Things you should know in addition to using Keywords

Web of trust - By establishing oneself amongst a community such as hubpages, you can learn to leverage communications amongst other users. For starters the single most important factor here in the equation is effective communications here, because before you even think of getting ranked on a search engine, a hub needs to gain start up traffic results.

Exposure- You need to gain some exposure to your content, this can be done in various ways after people notice you on hubpages.

This initial traffic is sort of like a kick start to it all, and alerts the search engines, that your now to be ranked amongst all the other web content out there already. The overall time factor a hub has been published counts, the number of followers you have, and many more forms of communications made on hubpages will make the difference.

Networking - Joining social networks like Google plus, facebook, stumbleupon, Digg, and many more. Getting well established in their communities as well is essential, & is what needs to be done to get things up and running, even with hubs.

Sharing Features- You have many options to share amongst them all & from hubpages itself. I provided many useful resources below, at the very end of the hub, like the hubpages profile widget, to discover how to do so, & many more ways to help in getting the word out about your hubs as well as traffic increases.

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Timing is key

Longevity - The longer a person is here on hubpages sharing and communicating efforts, the more the web will respond, as well too us writers, who actually make all the magic happen around here in terms of marketing for hubpages.

Hub Statistics & Page Ranking- The mathematical algorithm that goes into cranking the numbers out for ranking, hub statistics and the likes is all arbitrary pretty much, but one things for sure is, it doesn't all happen over night, it takes hard working effort on our parts as hub writers and community members.

Keywords - Using meta-tags, tags, or keywords is something that, alone will only serve to the search engine an indication of your web location being present and detectable, but without traffic to such a web location your overall web rep and ranking will have your hub, skating at the very bottom of search results.

Search engine optimization - Good SEO is also accompanied by, a web of trust that your going to be forced to create on your own. This is the very reason why so many hubbers on hubpages are so dedicated and have learned the ways to the web, and its governing laws of search engine optimization.

Seasonal changes & Timing - The seasonal timing of using certain topics, can also hinder a hub from flourishing. So be wise about how you title your hubs, when you release them for publishing, because whats interesting to you may not be that of what many people are currently in search for.

Example: Publishing hubs about the holidays

Tip: be wise & create the hub at least a month or two prior to the holiday.

Videos & Imaging - make sure to use relevant videos & images for your hubs

Below is a very cool video to learn a bit more visually about SEO on hubpages.

Awesome SEO Tips & tutorial

Just getting started on Hubpages here's some great resources

Welcome to hubpages & good luck on your experiences here, there's definitely much more to the formula than just keywords when it comes to traffic.

Join hubpages today its fun & even the staff know how to get loose a bit.


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Your very much welcome @Healthierdiet, I'm glad you found this article to be of help to you.

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      Donna Paul 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, you are very helpful.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Your very much welcome @Sadika Alloush, its nice to have met you on hubpages, and thanks for the visit.

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      Sadika Alloush 5 years ago from Baja, California

      Thank you for your awesome information. :)

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      To everyone who has shared with me thus far by leaving insightful comments, thanks for visiting, and I'm truly happy to see people have found use, for such a hub.

      I'm learning the ropes myself, and just wanted to share my own travels with it all thus far. May everyone be blessed this year of 2012, I wish much success to us all on hubpages & beyond.

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      flashmakeit 6 years ago from usa

      I am new at this so I really thought that information was helpful and worth respect cause keywords that bring some one to your hub is not enough people have to be interested in the hub you wrote.

      Thanks for the advice

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      rob_allen 6 years ago from MNL, PH

      Oh God, this is so useful especially to me. I am an SEO newbie and I really learn a lot from this :) I agree, more than just keywords, you have to establish yourself and your blog before it gets good ranking in Google. :)

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      thesingernurse 6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much! These are very helpful tips! :)

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      crosby123 6 years ago from Georgetown

      What I can say is Good and useful hubs!

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      It's nice to see many people have enjoyed this new resource I cooked up for a Q&A response, thanks for visiting @ THEHuG5, I'll be visiting everyone's hubs tomorrow for sure, gotta catch some Z'sss for now.

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      THEHuG5 6 years ago

      I'm glad I came across this while hub hopping.This is very useful info good job.

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for sharing with me again @ Dahoglund, I'm glad it came of use to you.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I can use all the tips I can get.

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Your sharing and comments helps and that goes for everyone here, thanks a great deal. I truly appreciate everyone coming to visit my hub here, hope it helps everyone in some way.

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for sharing! :-) Helpful.

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      tarajeyaram 6 years ago from Wonderland

      CloudExplorer - Thank you so much for the information. Absolutely useful information for new hubbers like me. Many thanks.

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      Cardozo7 6 years ago from Portugal

      Easy to read and nicely summarized. Good hub

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for reading and sharing @ Sabrani44, I give it my all, to bring what I can out from all experiences here, your welcome.

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      sabrani44 6 years ago

      Great hub, so much useful info here. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks a great deal KrystalD for reading and sharing with me, I'm glad it has helped you in some way to get a better hold on things a bit.

      The whole SEO keyword thing, isn't quite clear at all for most inexperienced users, no matter which way people might talk about it all to them, because there many underlining factors that go into the equation of it all.

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      KrystalD 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      This was very useful CloudExplorer. As a newbie here to hubpages and online writing in general I am finding it takes awhile to understand. You answered questions I have not even even thought of yet! Thanks for such an informative and well written hub!