I heard many times about promoting your hub, and making it SEO friendly or SEO optimized. How to do that exactly? And what to do?
There are books dedicated to SEO and sharing, but trying to boil it down to a few simple principles:
-Searchable titles – use Keyword Research to create decent long tail headings – look for titles that will get between 100 and 25000 views daily that have no competition (when searched) or the competition is so poor that your article will rise to the top.
-Searchable sub-headings – as above but used to break up your article logically and also give you more chance of being found in the search engines by being different to your main title.
-Sharing – the key to sharing is to share articles with people you know will want to read them – don’t simply spam twitter, Facebook etc. Join forums and be very active – become an authority in that forum so that people will trust you and therefore read your articles. Don’t simply spam the forums – add value to them. This same principle goes for Facebook groups, twitter subjects etc.
-Pinterest – moderate sharing of articles will help – ensure that your picture is ‘brilliant’ and if necessary use Words with the picture to ensure people will re-pin and share your work.
A quick word about sharing – if you use sites like Pinterest, Reddit and any other type of sharing site, make sure you spread the ‘love’ around – don’t simply share your articles – but share anything that interests you on the web – also be active and re-pin, share other people’s work – the more interactive you are the better.
This is simply the tip of the iceberg and to be honest I haven’t said much about SEO!!!
A heart full of thanks to you I had no idea for these.
If you could give a little bit extra info on sharing it would be great, like i never found a share button in hubpages, i found the like button but when i go to my wall there's nothing.
Simey: I thought the "competition" section was for advertisers, not writers. Several people have told me that during my time here, and I was always advised to use "high" ratings to earn more money because the advertisers would compete more to advertise on a particular article. So...which is it?
SimeyC is said low competition when searched. He's talking about putting the keyword/s into a Google search to see who else is using them.
You're right, the "competition" bar in the keyword tool is for advertisers. In theory, as writers, we should be going for "high competition" in those bars as it means advertisers are paying well. LOL
I ignore the 'competition' section of adwords- what I meant was that I narrow down my keywords and phrases, then go and use Google search to look at the quality and quantity of those who have already written articles - that's my competition...if they are all authority quality articles then there's no point writing an article as it's highly unlikely I'll rank. (Unless I already have authority in that niche!).
1. Use Google Keyword Tool to identify what is trending and what people are searching for.
2. Use the keyword in at least 2% of your article. Bold it once, and italicize it once.
3. Use www.Pingler.com to ping your Hub to let search engines know there is new content available.
4. Use the Hubpages guide (top right hand corner) to meet the standard for Quality Hubs.
5. Post the URL of your Hub on social media.
6. Link the new Hub at the bottom of related Hubs you have already written.
hi zeke, hope you are fine, you talked about pingler.com for pings. i have used it, but i am not sure as to how may times should we ping our blog, i mean everytime we update our blog or else once or twice a week because i have heard that too much pings are considered spammy,,
It might also result in a copied content alert, because your RSS feed will be displayed on other sites. So you are effectively contributing to copied content and potentially even lowering your search ranking. This was advice I received from HubPages staff.
I personally do not use Pingler to ping hubs. I have used it to Ping my blog after a new post, and it appears to be indexing quicker but I cannot tell you that it helped me that much.
It is better to just write a Hub that receives a featured on Hubpages.
There are two kinds of search engine optimization (SEO): on-page and off-page.
If you want to read a tutorial about what to do:
Everything starts with on-page, which means what you actually put on your Hub for search engines to find. Off-page has to do with links, etc.
Getting traffic has to do with SEO and marketing. Facebook is used for marketing, not for links, because the links are not followed links.
That basic tutorial will give you a great understanding of how all of it works.
Pinging has no impact on SEO other than possibly getting something listed a little faster.
"– look for titles that will get between 100 and 25000 views daily that have no competition (when searched) or the competition is so poor that your article will rise to the top."
Judging competition isn't easy, I hope you aren't talking about competition in the Google keyword tool here. If so, that advice is plain wrong.
You have to remember that if some keyword phrase has a great deal of competition, that you will have difficulty ranking well on a search engine results page. People still have to find your article.
To clarify this, the competition section of the Google keyword tool is for advertisers (the whole tool is for advertisers).
So when you see high competition in Google keyword tool it means there are more people bidding on the keyword.
To you and me that means the following.
High competition = more stable higher value earnings per click.
Low competition = unstable and low earnings per click.
I am new to Hubpages and I just published my hub. Can you please help me to improve it? Thank you so much
Your picture needs attributed; where did you get it and do you have the legal right to use it?
It could use a little more length, if it can be done with simply adding fluff with no real useful information. I like to shoot for a minimum of 1,000 words and preferably more.
With some more meat, another picture or two might be nice simply to break up the (now longer) text.
"Look at your calendar, see for important events!" See for important events?
This subheading needs a little work.
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