What it actually means to promote my hub and make it seo friendly?

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  1. Jimut profile image77
    Jimutposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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!!!

      1. Jimut profile image77
        Jimutposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. SimeyC profile image95
          SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Easiest way is to simply copy the URL and then paste it into Facebook etc. - it should automatically creater a 'snapshot' in FB (same goes for Google+)

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            WryLitt:  Got it...Thanks!

        2. SimeyC profile image95
          SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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. WryLilt profile image89
            WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Double posted, lol.

  2. zeke2100 profile image72
    zeke2100posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. younghopes profile image70
      younghopesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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,,

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image91
        Anti-Valentineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. zeke2100 profile image72
        zeke2100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  3. livinggood profile image60
    livinggoodposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the great advice guys. Now I know what to do.

  4. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 6 years ago

    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:
    http://www.squidoo.com/the-what-is-seo

    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.

  5. thisisoli profile image75
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. thisisoli profile image75
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thisissoli:  That's what I thought the competition column meant, but I often hear the opposite.  I agree with Writer Fox that high competition articles must fight to be recognized and am wondering if using medium might be a better idea?

  8. profile image0
    magnificientposted 6 years ago

    I am new to Hubpages and I just published my hub. Can you please help me to improve it? Thank you so much

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. profile image0
        magnificientposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much wilderness for that very useful comment. I will make some improvements on my hub..

 
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