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Automatically adding key words

  1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Is there a way for HP to allow authors to add specific key words to all hubs or at least to our profile?
    For example; if I write about photography and there are some key words that I use on all my hubs, wouldn't it be a good idea to be able to add some specific key words to all of my photography hubs at once instead of doing so one by one or at least be able to add key words to our profile?
    Opinions anyone?..................hmm

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can, of course, add all the keywords you want to into your profile dialogue.  You just can't turn them into links.

      Why would you want the identical keyword in every hub, though?  Google frowns in similar titles, thinking you're trying to corner the market there, and it wouldn't surprise me if they have the same opinion of many pages all with the same keywords.

      You can put them in your "tag" section and try to get HP to send anyone looking for that keyword your way, but that seems a little like gaming HP at the expense of others...

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
        LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        90% of my hubs are about photography and I have not seen anywhere on a profile a place to put keywords, unless as you said adding them to the dialogue. Plus the titles are different is just some specific key words which I use a lot; photos,images,pictures,photography. These are more or less it.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          It would make sense to me to have those keywords in your profile dialogue in the hopes that google would direct searchers to your profile and from there to a hub that interests them.  I'm not sure how effective the strategy would be, but it's probably worth an try.

          Putting that particular set on each and every (photography) hub, however could be misleading unless all of them are about photography and contain lots of photos, images and pictures.  But why would anyone search for "photos" or "images" unless they want to steal them?  Images of dogs, Big Ben or a waterfall I could see, but not a search for just "Images".

  2. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 5 years ago

    This proposal has been overtaken by the removal of tags and the addition of auto-keyword generation.

    See this forum post from Simone: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/106827

  3. Greekgeek profile image94
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    A lot of people still don't realize that you can't just submit a list of keywords to search engines and say, "here's the words you should rank my article for."

    Over ten years ago, that's how the web worked, then everyone started gaming the system by keyword stuffing. (For example, I could put "astronomy nasa mars rover curiosity" in my tags, but that wouldn't guarantee my page was very good at covering any of those topics.) So, starting in the early 2000s, search engines stopped paying attention to keyword lists and on-site tags EXCEPT as a warning sign that someone who overuses them may be a spammer whose content should be ranked down.

    That's why Hubpages has hidden tags from search engines for a few years and has now phased them out altogether.

    Search engines don't trust us to tell them, "My page is the best photography page ever, so you should rank it well for photography keywords." Instead, search engines decide for themselves what keywords our pages appear to be relevant for. They analyze the text on our page and links pointing to it, checking to see what terms we actually use in our writing, especially our section headers ("photography" for example). They also check to see if reputable sources or good pages related to our topic link to our page. There are many on-site and off-site clues search engines can use to help them figure out what search terms are relevant to our pages.

    So, if you want to convince search engines to rank your pages for photography-related keywords, write good pages on photography and use language and terms specific to photography. That will get across to Google what keywords you're trying to rank for.