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I happen to use a keyword which I am very strong. If you key it in google searches, my hub articles are in the front page from no. 1 to 5 status.
The keyword is technical, but I am getting practically half of my traffic from it. I cranked out several articles about it and the result is, my hub collection is getting to look like a government manual for accountants.
My other hubs are not doing as well. I just wonder.... for the love of google searches, do I still continue to do this type of articles? I am one of the few writers crazy enough to write about the subject matter, and google is rewarding me by placing me in the upper rung of the G ladder.
I want to squeeze this keyword to the last drop and continue writing about it. But I squirm whenever I look at my site as it's beginning to look like a short version of the government accounting manual. Do other writers have this same predicament? How do you break the tempo?
Thanks much for any help that you can give me.
I agree with everyone: "Ride the wave." There's no reason not to write about other things as well, but if people are interested in your topic (as they obviously are), give them as much information about it as you can. I would love to have your problem.
Ride the wave.
And if you feel like writing about something other than that particular topic as well; as far as I know, there is no reason not to do that, too.
I break the cycle and write about something else, but it doesn't fly off. It lies flat and squirts out a little life, but it doesn't really fly. How do you write about so many topics and still remain interesting to your readers? I think I have to read some more hubs to learn the techniques. I just can't hack it, doing all things at the same time.
I have no readers. Only searchers.
And as for hubs that get steady traffic, I've never had one that got steady traffic right away. Usually the thing has to sit there and molt for over a year before the party begins
It took me about 10 mos to reach 12,000 views for 10 hubs, with 5 of them unfeatured. Of the 5 featured hubs, two got more than half of the views. When I checked with Google, I am up the ladder, occupying the 1st and 2nd rung using the same keyword. It is strong locally (Philippines) but practically no views from out of the country. It is still going strong now.
I plan to crank out 5 more posts of the same genre and milk the keyword till it runs dry. Heheh! But I will look very weird in HP as I will only be talking about one and the same thing.
Well, let's see what goes next. Unless the admin steps in to stop me, I might as well play the samba, since it seems like the only thing that I am good at.
One way to break the tempo and still keep you blog relevant to your audience / keywords is to pick more general topics related to your key words. I see that most of your hubs are about accounting. How about writing on some broader topics related to accounting that would benefit peoples in every day life such as home budgeting, understanding and filing tax returns, understanding credit card interest rate (APR) and so on. This way your blog will still be relevant to your key words while attracting traffic outside your niche.
Yes, CS, you're doing the right thing. Use that successful keyword until as you have said, "it runs dry." Congratulations on your achievement. Try to find equally successful keywords for your other articles, but don't limit yourself to just those if you feel passionate about a topic that doesn't draw as much traffic because, in time, no one knows what will happen. Don't forget to promote slower moving hubs on social sites. Again, congratulations on your success.
Be careful. If your entire account hinges on this new government program and one keyword, your entire traffic structure could collapse in the future when it runs it's course and the need for info drops. If you don't mind that, keep mining that narrow niche.
Yep, but it is something generic and green, I think. I don't know how long it will hold out, though. I guess, I better learn about finding strong keywords related to this one so I can expand my subject area. Thanks for the comment!
Wow! Your stats look great! At 10 million plus views, I should probably read your hubs to know more about SEO writing!
Interesting. I don't know enough about SEO. Since HubPages wouldn't allow me to follow a discussion without a post I'm posting so I can follow the and learn.
I know what you mean. Do you publish for traffic, to make a point or, to share what you love? Unfortunately, if you want to make money, it has to be on topics that people are searching for. I'm going for the middle road. Some hubs that I want to write and some just to attract traffic.
I think it is all three. I normally write about the Finance and Accountancy niche, since these are my comfort zones. All about other things, I write in my own blog site which I have just started recently.
It is comforting to see that a particular keyword had hit base where I am ranked highly. But there is a need to expand to other markets, not just this specific niche. I saw relanche's site and she is doing great writing about varied topics and getting the traffic as well. I hope to be able to do the same, someday.
To equate traffic with varied interests is something that is hard for me to do. I'd need to read around and learn some more about SEO writing from successful hubbers, I guess.
Thanks for the comment!
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