Ok, I guess that constructive criticism is well worth the end result.
Can I get some help for this hub?
Please provide as much feedback as you can as I can not figure out why it is doing so bad.
If you search your subject matter on Google you will find well established and even .gov sites that dominate these searches. Look at the page rank of these sites and they are 6 or 7, you are very very very unlikely to get so much as a sniff of a page one position in the serps and thus gain traffic..
The key to getting traffic is finding keywords and phrases that people search for and using the ones that have very little competition. If you do a google search for your proposed keywords and you see high pr sites, well established authority sites, .gov / .edu sites dominating the list on page one; move on......
Agree with LeanMan. It's like you writing a hub on "Hats". There are millions of sites writing on that exact same topic, why would Google choose to send you traffic over those older and more in depth sites?
I'd recommend creating a Made For Pinterest image along the lines of "How To Find Your Ancestors In Two Easy Steps" or something along those lines. Without some serious changes to the broadness of you topic, I'd give up on search traffic.
My experience with your Hub left me feeling that it was redundant and poorly-written.
What are you saying about this subject in your Hub that no other person on the web has written about this exact same topic? Nothing. You stand zero chance against sites that are entirely devoted to this and which offer up actual genealogical records as well as teaching people how to do family trees. Unless there is something unique and compelling to what you are saying, there's no reason to read your Hub.
Proofread. A lot. Learn the difference between "there" and "their" and use appropriately. Same goes for "sighted" and "cited." And "you're" and "your." And "babies" and "baby's." Review when and how to use apostrophes, periods, quotation marks and commas correctly. By the time I got to the end of the section titled "Step One," I had counted 17 punctuation errors and 18 grammatical/usage errors. Google actually takes those details into consideration these days.
What people do not maybe understand that needs stated when they see you in all of my forum threads is that two points need remembered.
1. You are one of only three people I do not get mad at when they criticize my work. Beth is the second and wrylilt is the third. Though this is true I am not past taking advice from others. But you relache are the first person I took advice from ever on this site. And I wanted to thank you publicly.
2. The problems I have with grammar are going to start showing resolution soon as I have asked an editor friend who is very good with words, to step in from time to time and edit my work. He is also teaching me such things as myne and mine and their and there. That way I look more professional. So I am going to have to point one final thing out before this hub vanishes. This hub was the first one I ever published. And will be the first that leaves my account. It affects my ratings, views, and over all standing with a lot of sites that search it to much to keep it.
I agree with Relache about the writing quality. There are far too many mistakes. Google won't want to send you traffic as they know that when viewers see the article lacks the professional writing quality they expect, they'll simply hit the back button and come away thinking that perhaps Google isn't the best search engine to use after all.
Here are a couple of other notes in addition to the issues listed above:
Your big image at the top of the Hub is not licensed for commercial use. Unless you turn off your ads, you're using it in a commercial setting.
There is no need to nofollow links, unless they are affiliate links. Just make sure outgoing links are useful, relevant and to sites with some authority on the subject.
Obviously fixing grammar, spelling and style issues is paramount, but your main issue with traffic is going to be, as said above, too much competition. However, if you were to write a bunch of genealogy-related Hubs with useful and original information and link them together, and really dig deep with your keywords to find phrases you can rank for, you may be able to draw readership. Or maybe not. The point is, if you can find inroads to a topic by using lower-competition keywords in other Hubs you can funnel visitors to Hubs like this which have little chance of ranking in the SERPs. But one-off hubs on heavily saturated topics aren't going to cut it.
My aunt is really into this stuff, and if she stumbled on an HP subdomain with a bunch of genealogy Hubs I know she'd read them all from start to finish in one sitting. So, it's not that people aren't interested. You just have to find a way to get them to you.
I think I will abandon this hub. Preferably to a blog archive or something.
As far as grammar my newest hub about he 20's is fully grammar checked and that will be my new standard practice.
As far as the image noted by Eric the ads are non relevant, I do not have adsense and there for would not be in violation of that CC policy, as I do not make money in any way. HP can legally confirm that. For whatever reason they have those ads on it. I have debated turning ads off on all of my hubs. Just to have a rather clean amount of space.
Thank you every one for your advice, I took it better than I thought I would.
Good attitude and spirit. That will help you to look at yourself and see where you can improve as you continue to accept the help of others. I wish you well in your endeavors as an online writer.
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