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Keywords and increased earnings

Updated on November 13, 2015
keywords and increased earnings
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Know your audience

So you want to increase your earnings using keywords? Use keywords those who frequent the platform you are writing on are interested in. Demographics is knowing who the audience is and reaching them with information they find of value. This you should feel is of more importance than “high paying” keywords. The most important goal of writing is giving your audience something they can’t find elsewhere.

Locating statistics and demographics

Where do you find who is visiting a writing platform? Alexa I believe can’t be beat. Go to Type in the URL of the platform you are considering. Click through to the statistics page. You will find the information at the lower left of the page. For this article we will use hub pages.

Demographics for Hub Pages search term “Based on internet averages, is visited more frequently by females who are in the age range 18-24, received some college education and browse this site from home.”

Use keywords which fit your content

For a while I used keyword tools to try to find more visitors. For me it backfired. What I found works best is write about what you know. Then choose keywords which are relevant what you write. My first ten hubs which were written from personal experience consistently pull more traffic than anything written to a "high paying" keyword cluster. These articles have been aging for three years now and are still receiving visitors.

Answer questions

Some of the articles I remember writing as an answer to a question. Actually an article which answers a question someone is asking usually does well. Think of it this way, if someone wants information their search query will be in question form. This is why "How to" articles do so well.

Ask questions and answer them
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What does value for the reader do for you?

Up until a year ago I never understood readers are who add value. This ia for earnings and optimization. It helps if a readers leaves a comment and shares with their social networks. It is important to remember also that every comment you make should create a backlink to your work.On hub pages it always does. Always share something your readers value.


The best way to write

People who tell me on page optimization makes a difference make me laugh. What you should do is write as if you’re writing to your best friend. Everything you write should be natural. Other than the title then the first and last paragraph no thought should be given to keywords.

Make sense to the reader

Always put your article together in paragraphs with sentences which make sense to the reader. When you write this way you will find your keywords are there. Everything you write should contain some part of you. You want to consider who you are and how what you write has value to others.

The key to increased earnings

What is the real key to increased earnings? Give your audience something which is of value to them. Something they enjoy and are willing to share. Readers sharing your work have more clout with search engine placement than any on page optimization you can do. The comments they add, help with optimization also.

© Aug 27, 2012 1:50 AM CDT Dennis Thorgesen for Lisech eMarketing, All rights reserved.

© updated November 4, 2014 11:30 AM CDT Dennis Thorgesen for Lisech eMarketing, All rights reserved.

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    • wheelinallover profile image

      Dennis Thorgesen 2 years ago from Central United States

      vocalcoach This has been working and has kept me on page ones since April of 2011 for articles written before the Panda updates. To me is is simply "Write from the heart" "Share what you know" and do a little keyword testing to make sure the right people will find the articles.

      viking305 Optimizing pictures and videos doesn't hurt either. I am on page ones for pictures where the content can't be found other than by clicking through the picture.

      mio cid As I said above, write from the heart and share what you know. sooner or later people will find your articles. If enough do then share socially you will at least earn something. Social sharing also helps with page one placement.

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      mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay

      After 4 years of being in hubpages I still don't know how to do the keyword thing so I've given up on it.

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      L M Reid 2 years ago from Ireland

      Yes a mixture of keywords and interesting content in our articles is the key to success.

      Very useful information - Shared and voted up

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you for this excellent hub. I agree with all you've said. And also thanks for introducing me to Alexa. I'll check it out.

      Take care. Voted up and sharing.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 3 years ago from Central United States

      We each have our own system. I chose evergreen subjects because at least one of the keywords have traffic and relevant ads. I will admit there is an exception to this. That group of articles I use as ice breakers with potential customers for my business. Either way they help the bottom line. In business, know, like, and trust are important. It was simpler to put articles relevant to my young life on Hub Pages. It doesn't hurt my feelings that when people are checking me out I am being paid. As important as where you post is how is it going to help you personally earn.

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      Best Online Schools 3 years ago from UK

      choosing a keyword that has low competition or moderate competition on Google keyword planner implies that you are choosing a keyword that has few or no advertisers. In this case you might end up with irrelevant ads showing up, hence reduced click through rate or low pay per click despite having a lot of traffic.

      Type on Google, the keyword you want to write for to see if there is any adequate number of ads showing up, otherwise consider writing 'buying topics' so that you can monetize your traffic through Amazon for instance.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 4 years ago from Central United States

      For me this is true Steve and Vicky. I use at least one of Google's tools every day. Google AdWords is used to test keywords for myself and others. I check AdSense numbers and analytics for my sites and ones I have built for others. Blogger is used for comments.

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      Steve and Vicky 4 years ago

      Cool article with great info that we can always use each day. Thanks!

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      Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

      Thanks Rajan. We search for what is most current as we write articles for ourselves and others. Website content is another area we create content in. Unless we keep up to date we would be of no value to us or others.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very sound advice. Content and correct information is what is more important.

      Voted up & interesting.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

      Thanks Brett and Amber522. Brett I had to add value to one of the website blogs today. I was getting way too many complaints about not going deep enough into the subject. I didn't want to have a thousand word blog, no one would read it. Instead I linked one of my hubs to it which contains the information they seem to be asking for.

      Amber unless you are a business person with a website or know someone who is chances are you haven't heard of Alexa. I am adding the link for those who haven't Today I found two pieces of information of importance. Sub domain websites are ranked by Alexa however Hub pages sub domains are not. In case you didn't know all hubbers are on sub domains.

      This was done so the spammers would no longer hurt the overall ranking of hub pages which comes in at Alexa Traffic Rank: 332 Traffic Rank in US: 272. Alexa rank has nothing to do with search engine placement. Google and other search engines use an algorithm each has created. A good Alexa rating though may have something to do with some of the algorithms search engines create.

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      Amber522 5 years ago

      I had never heard of Alexa before coming across this hub, but I will definitely have to check it out. Thanks for the advice. Voting up and sharing :)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      You make some interesting points. I tend to write what I want, but find low-moderate competition keywords to weave into the piece. I also try not to repeat the keywords, but instead use various keywords on the subject. What you say about value is very true though and is always obvious from results.

      Shared, up and useful.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

      Thanks innerspin, rjsadowski, and deepak. The point of the hub is you need to decide whether you are going to write to the primary audience or use "high payout" keywords for which your audience have no interest. This is unless you can match a "high paying" keyword to the audience. It is possible with certain programs to find high paying keywords. The question is should you use one of them?

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It is the hub which provide helpful tools to us.Yes,a great deal of work depends on keywords as they play a crucial role for earning.

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Useful advice.

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      Kim Kennedy 5 years ago from uk

      Interesting points, thank you. I'm still learning things all the time, this was helpful.