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Life in Emerald City - Irrevocably dead keyword phrases.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Both "Emerald City" and "Life in Emerald City" are permanently impossible keywords. If so inclined, plug them into Google. My hub can never compete against that onslaught.

    The name is so perfect... But if the hub is never going to be seen...

    Here's the hub, http://paradigmsearch.hubpages.com/hub/Emerald-City

    I need a new name. One as perfect as "Emerald City".

    I have really tried. But I have just flat out not been able to come up with a different name that still invokes the same feelings.

    This thread is my last resort before hub deletion.

    Thanks. smile

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    I have some different web pages on different sites that do okay with that key phrase but are not entirely dependent on it.

    However, your page is a poem about the afterlife.  Mine are all about the city of Seattle.

    I would believe that between the real-life city and Wizard of Oz references, your Hub is not serving up what the majority of searchers using that phrase are seeking.

    You need a title that indicates the content is a poem about the afterlife, not one which is heavily-associated with pop culture or travel.

    OR... Leave the title and change the content to be a fictional account of living in the WOZ Emerald City.  That would be truly unique....

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I do want to keep my beloved, pet poem though. big_smile

      Whether it remains here or is transferred somewhere else, I still need a new perfect name to replace the dead-end one. My hopes are dimming...

  3. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image91
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    Using your own words from your last comment, how about one of the following titles?

    Life continues undimmed in the Emerald City

    Hope does not dim in the afterlife.

    No dead-ends and hope remains undimmed.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry, I wasn't clear. What I meant was I need a name to replace the emerald-city-name used throughout the poem. As an example, replacing "Emerald City" with "Silverado" everywhere. Except "Silverado" doesn't work for me. big_smile

      And, of course, the same new name would be used for part of the new title. smile

  4. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Keep "Emerald."

    Ditch "city."

    Find a synonym for "afterlife" that is less competitive but has some traction.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OK, I've come up with a new name. Personally, I hate it. But maybe I'll get lucky and be wrong. I'll have to work on the afterlife synonym. But it will be interesting to see how Google digests the new name in the time being. smile

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
        LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Try beryl. It is a synonym for emerald.

  5. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    I keep a handful of strange Hubs which I use for purely experimental purposes.  I find the lab space worthy.

  6. Solaras profile image92
    Solarasposted 3 years ago

    I like Etherial City - well done!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! It really will be interesting to see what happens when Google gets around to discovering it. big_smile

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I write about the afterlife a lot, and like Ethereal. It's worth a shot. Good luck.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I just checked.

          "Last Crawl Google 2 hours ago, Bing 6 hours ago"

          And we're off to the races... big_smile

          1. Solaras profile image92
            Solarasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Good luck - I hope it works!

  7. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Sometimes I just want to bang my head against the wall. lol

    It turns out that "Ethereal City" is a famous city in the very famous and well-known place known as Second Life.

    I just can't win...

    Or can I? It gets weirder...

    I just now discovered all this because the hub has suddenly started getting traffic and I was trying to find out what was going on.

    My hub is #3 on the front page of Google for "Life in Ethereal City". And that is without putting it in quotes.

    Will this become the first CW hub to get regular organic traffic? Stay tuned...

    I am seriously beginning to think that intelligence just does not work on the internet. The magic secret is to just keep throwing stuff against the wall until something sticks.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      As people get older, they question religion and many come to Buddhism or a belief system that includes reincarnation. Or if they aren't older, they are jaded. How's it going?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I came up with my "We are all lab rats" theory around 3 years ago I believe. So far, it is standing the test of time just fine. In fact, the more evidence that piles in, the more the theory is reinforced. big_smile

        1. Jean Bakula profile image93
          Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          That theory could make an interesting hub smile.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Done that. It is there. Nobody cares.

 
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