I think I'm officially stunned. I did a couple of test searches tonight on Google based on one of my earlier Hubs and saw it at #8 out of over 18 million search results. It wasn't a hugely impossible search, either -- it was actually pretty basic.
I feel like popping champagne. ^_^ Thank you to every single person who has encouraged me here, and everyone, really! Without all of you I wouldn't be able to feel this excited right now.
It's an early milestone, I know, but it helps my confidence and lets me know there is much more in store.
I am seriously doing the Snoopy happy dance over here.
Way to go, PoeticVine. I find tweaking your hub title to match what internet searchers are actually typing into the search engine, pays off after a while. If you use the Google keyword tool to refine the search term or title, you'll find the best combination of search phrase, and search volume. Unless you're prepared to do a lot of promoting, or backlinking, It's best to go for a lower search volume (<10,000 a month).
Thank you, timorous! I'm still on the learning curve with respect to online writing -- I've written for print up to now and am still getting used to the idea of keywords as traffic generators. Even so, this represents something of a milestone for me, and I know it will only improve as I learn more!
I really appreciate the advice, too -- I think I'll probably stick with going for lower search volumes for now. I'm kind of easing into things by writing in my "niche", but plan to expand into a larger topic range after I get some high-quality Hubs under my belt. One step at a time...
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by Susan W 5 years ago
Hi everyone,I finally reached the 10,000 views milestone here on HubPages (my accolade won't appear for a few hours). Wow, what a journey! I would like to thank you all for supporting me and following me. I made a hub about it too, just published. Here's to the next ten thousand!
by soulfully 5 years ago
First you find an image online you might like to use in an article. Save it to your computer and rename it using keywords. Upload it. Then add an image title and caption. Assuming you use keywords for all of that, would you consider it over optimized?
by Earl Noah Bernsby 4 years ago
I can here the snippers approaching.Snip, snip.Snip.
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