Would it be important to have the hub title and hub URL have slightly different words to rank better in search engines?
For example, if the word "vehicles" is used in title and the word "cars" is used in URL.
Are our hubs mainly found because of the title or URL? Obviously having a better title or a title that peaks interest in a reader may make that reader more likely to click the link to our page.
Yes, content is king! Haha I remember hubbers saying that years back!
Most hubbers get most traffic from Google. Although it would be nice if we got more traffic from other search engines. I'd imagine some topics may rank better in bing or yahoo.
I have never, ever seen that advice given anywhere.
Yes, it is good to have your keywords in both the URL and the Title, but they don't have to be the same. If you're trying to target several keywords, then you can't possibly include them all in both - so using different words in each is a good way to cover all bases.
I never use the Hub title (Page Title) in the URL. They are two different things and serve different purposes.
For the URL, I keep it as short as possible and use only one keyword phrase. For example, one of my Hubs has this URL: /SEO-Tutorial-Guide (I would have used just SEO-Tutorial, but someone already had that URL.)
The Page Title is: SEO TUTORIAL | 2013 SEO BEGINNERS GUIDE
Many Hubbers make the mistake of having a URL that runs on forever. Also, many make the mistake of a Page Title (Hub title) that is too long. Google will only display 60 characters, including spaces, on search engine results pages. That should be your Hub title limit.
I have some URL's that are longer. Isn't it better to have URL that is a bit longer so we have a better chance to rank better? Obviously, having a ridiculously long URL would not be good, though.
Oh and I guess I got to keep that 60 character limit in mind. But let's say a title does exceed that and had good keywords that are relevant - couldn't that make the hub rank better? Perhaps I am over thinking that.
That is so funny, because this question popped into my head earlier, as I had done some work on a Hub I wrote, and decided to rework the title a bit. Knowing that you cannot change the URL, I wondered if it would positively or negatively impact the traffic to the Hub. I guess I will wait and see what happens...
I do change titles of webpages from time to time to improve ranking and add or change targeted keywords. So long as the wording in the URL generally applies to the content, don't worry that it doesn't exactly match the top phrase you are targeting. In fact, Google began targeting what is called "exact match" URLs on certain websites with thin content. Keyword popularity and competition changes over time, so reviewing Titles and improving Titles is a good practice.
by TahoeDoc 5 years ago
SEO experts....How important is it that URL matches title keywords?I titled a hub, partially typed and saved it. Then I decided a different title would be more appropriate and changed it. I just realized the URL (in the address bar in the search engine) keeps the original title. So my URL does not...
by Sanjay Sharma 4 years ago
After changing the title of the hub, the URL remains the same. Does it affect the existing traffic or the position on Google ? How often the title could be changed ? Is it advisable or not ?
by Kelly A Burnett 4 years ago
SEO is a hard science.and yet we are not able to update/change/amend our url readily, Yes, we can re-write, re-create but wouldn't it be nice to write a hub, then do the SEO and amend the url?I am not good with SEO and writer's block hits me when I start looking at the SEO. I don't write for money,...
by yoshi97 9 years ago
For a long time it has puzzled me how one of my hubs keeps doing great, when it shouldn't. You see, I started a hub on one topic and then changed my mind in the middle of it.Now, back then I had no idea you couldn't change the URL later, so I was horrified when I was stuck with a URL that couldn't...
by Dorsi Diaz 9 years ago
When I first started writing at HubPages I was under the impression that one should make the url and the first title of their hub the same.So my question now is: When trying to write the url for maximum traffic, how much should you really deviate on the main title? Or does it even matter if the key...
by aoiffe379 9 years ago
I discovered from experience[hub on Financial Angel] and from reading articles by other hubbers as well as those found by research that some keywords are high paying and searched for frequently. Financial,success and money are among them. After the hub on Financial Angel shot up almost overnight, I...
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