So I wrote this hub: Best Fidget Spinner Under $10, and tried to SEO it as much as I knew how to. But it's only on the third page of Google. What can I do to improve it's rank?
Thanks in advance!
Your keyword should be 'best Fidget Spinners'. Try and work it in at least twice, but don't overdo it. It should appear in the first paragraph.
Can you distribute it to social media accounts? Embed a YouTube video to increase engagement? Research and use keyword synonyms in headlines and body text to attract more traffic via different phrases?
You might get only Page 3 on your main keyword phrase, but you might get Page 1 on other related phrases.
All good ideas, I appreciate that!
Since I'm very new to SEO, could you take a moment and give me a couple suggestions on keyword synonyms, if you have the time?
The most thorough way is Google's Keyword Planner. Do a search on Google to find the tool. Enter your main keyword phrase, such as best fidget spinner, to get the results. You can modify the results using the URL address of your article or choose an optionto include only words in your phrase.
The other way is just common sense, such as phrases you can think on your own like cheap fidget spinner. Or try Google search autocomplete or even the words you see in the titles of Google search results for "fidget spinner":
https://www.google.com/search?q=fidget+ … p;ie=UTF-8
Check out Wrylilt's Hub on using Google Auto Suggest; it's the easiest way to find keyphrases.
Fidget Spinners are the hot thing right now. Everybody and their dog is writing stuff about them.
Could you elaborate? All the boxes in the top right are checked, so it should be evergreen, or am I missing something?
Evergreen means that the topic will still be relevant in, say, three years. Those spinners will probably have had their day in six months.
My experience is that it can take at least 3 months for an article to get a decent spot in the SERPs, more or less.
Ah, I see. I guess I've just been very lucky with my previous two hubs that got in top 5 after just a couple of days. I'll play the waiting game now then!
You can play with the Keyword Planner all you like, but it can give misleading results unless you know exactly what you're doing. You have to remember that it is NOT designed to help writers. It's designed to help advertisers. Any time you try to use a tool for something it's not designed for, it's going to be imperfect. I'd stick with Google auto complete.
However, the main reason your other Hubs made it onto the front page is because they were moved to Levelskip. Your fidget spinner article wasn't judged good enough to move, so it's stuck on the main HubPages site which doesn't rank well on Google. Rather than worrying about SEO, I'd be trying to improve the Hub so you can apply to have it moved to one of the niche sites.
by Robbie C Wilson 5 years ago
Not sure if anyone else has had a similar issue, I published five hubs around the 27th to the 28th of December. All five are featured hubs, however, three of the five do not appear in any search engines I have tried (I tried Google and Bing). This is unusual as I have not had any other featured hub...
by CCahill 6 years ago
Do Hubpage Questions appear on Search Engine Results, or just internally on Hubpages?Should they appear on Search Engines, Should we be worried about the SEO concerns of idle questions?
by Rohan Jagtap 4 years ago
How to Make Search Engine Results on Google to Open in a New Tab by Default?Search result links on Google open in the same tab. If someone wants to open multiple urls on the same search result page, he has to manually open all the links by using right click option. This is not so convenient way to...
by andrewwilliams63 7 years ago
Why do google search engine results vary from place to place and from different devices?
by Bev G 2 weeks ago
Something strange is going on. I have a hub that's been doing really well for years. It was hub-pro edited a couple of months ago and traffic increased by a couple hundred a day. Over the last week or so it's hovered around 750 per day. Overall it has almost half a million views.Today, views are...
by Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago
So if I look at my Google DMCA dashboard, several of the websites reported for copying my hubs show as "approved" and no longer pending, but if I go on the link, it's still live, and these are links I have reported back in October, so not sure why they are still live. I have read...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|