Maximize Traffic and Earnings on Hubpages by editing old articles.
Maximize Earnings by editing hubs
When I started writing on hubpages, I began by writing articles that interest me and figured they would interest others as well, one of the articles I wrote was regarding teeth grinding, I thought the coolest title ever was "Is the daily grind causing you to do the same?", now that I have written and read many articles that provide help on writing, SEO, maximizing your traffic by using tools such as Google adwords, I have found that my titles are not very web friendly.
I watched my earning slowly climb, and I mean "slowly". My teeth grinding article offered a lot of good information for anyone researching information about teeth grinding but they probably will never find it with a title that doesn't even mention the words "teeth grinding". Besides the title on this article and many other articles I wrote, my tags are not properly defined and web friendly.
As I was writing new hubs, I found that I had many comments and responses to the hubs I was writing for a short period of time and than nothing. It seemed that I was making it quite difficult for the general public to find my articles, thus limiting the amount of traffic coming in to my hub, which also translates to less earnings.
Hubpages makes it really easy by notifying us of broken links within our articles, allowing us to correct these broken internal or external links. Although I write about a variety of issues, I mostly focus on dentistry related articles. As I was writing new articles, I never took the time to go to older ones and link old hubs to my new ones.
I spent an entire day organizing my hubs, tuning the titles, researching existing tags and adding new ones, the next day, I immediately noticed my earnings grow. I have now decided that it's just as important to revisit and edit existing written articles as it is to create new ones.
I have decided to organize myself a little better, although all my articles are under my account, I've created an excel spreadsheet that I have organized by category and in Alphabetical order. Every time I write a new article I add it to the list, this forces me to see what other articles I have written that relate to the new one and it reminds me to go back to the existing hub and tune it up a bit.
I'm sure there's plenty more in store for me as i continue to write on hubpages, I wish that I knew than what I know now. Hubpages is a great community with helpful hubbers, if you have a question, just ask and someone will help. It's easy to know that Hubpages is for writing articles, building links and earning income, but it's more important to know how to maintain your standing within Hubpages and maximize the benefits. If you're thinking about starting, go ahead and sign up for a new account, it doesn't cost you anything, but do all the research on writing well and maximizing your long term potential.
As you're writing new hubs, the focus shouldn't only be on the new hub you're writing but spend a little time on existing hubs and updating links to your new work, you will without a doubt maximize traffic and earnings on Hubpages by spending a few extra minutes editing your old articles.