When I logged into HP a few days ago I was upset to see that all of my featured work was now unfeatured. And I got the dreaded emails that said my traffic had dropped to zero.
Google works against us all the time. As search traffic comes and goes. But there is a quick way I found to not only keep those Featured hubs featured but to also increase traffic. In my attempt I got 5 new viewers in the first hour. And the rusults went up from there.
The solution is a title tweak.
Go to Google and search for the general idea of your hub. Note the exact tiltes of the top 3 that come up.
Go back to your hub, and update the title to be as close to those three as possable. And make your description include the key terms highlighted across the top 5 google results.
What this does, it put your hub at closer relevence to google search items. And also causes HP quality filter to re run. Meaning as long as you didnot change much, the Hub will return to featured, and list on HP. Giving you your first couple hits. Over time, a day or so. HP will be crawled by Google and your hub will list higher in search engines.
Frequently visited post show up higher in search results, may be that' s why your hubs were listed higher. Google probably won't rank your hubs unless you have at least 12 of those.
Even myspace works! Any social network site you can join. Use your HP link for website.
Ask other hubbers with similar topics for links. Exchange links with others.
by Joween Flores2 years ago
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by qeyler5 months ago
I've been writing here for quite a few years, I go back to the ancient era before the 'featured' 'not featured' declension.I have found that 'fixing' a Hub which is not featured is a total waste of time, as in a day or...
by Learn Things Web5 years ago
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by Cindy Lawson4 years ago
How is it that a hub on the 'common mistakes new hubbers make' can suddenly become not featured, in spite of the fact it has had 9 views in a day, 24 views in 7 days and 35 views in the last 30 days? I only replied to...
by LaThing5 years ago
Does the title of the hub effect the search?Does google look at the title for the keywords?
by Dana Strang5 years ago
How do you choose a title for your hub?Do you focus more on what is eye catching and sounds good? Or do you work for something that will be optimal for search engines? How much succes do you have in acheiving both?
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