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Despite writing quality hubs I don't see them listed in google search.

  1. JvicIndia profile image83
    JvicIndiaposted 9 months ago

    Dear Friends,

    I need your opinion on a serious problem which Im facing. Despite writing many hubs of high quality and unique content, I dont see any of hubs listed in google results.Note that I have about 50 featured hubs. I follow Hubpages T& C of writing hubs properly. Almost all the daily traffic comes from Hubpages and from Google search, its almost NIL

    My hubs have an average size of 800-1000 words with some of them written over 1200 words with high quality content

    As such, im puzzled and worried

    I have 2 specific doubts

    1. Whether google has blacklisted my hubs. I read something about the "Sub domain" system of hubpages after the panda update of google. Whether its related to this?

    2. Whether my Hub titles are not catchy or not being properly framed? Or is my hub designing which is the problem?

    Your help will be greatly appreciated

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Hi John,

      I hate to have to tell you this, but from what I can see, your articles aren't particularly 'high quality'. Just looking at the summaries on your profile I can see grammatical problems.

      For example, your abs workout one.

      Firstly, the title is way too long and not in title case.

      It is in a very over-saturated topic, therefore it's going to be competing with pages with greater authority, so you will never see it on the first page of search engine results unless you type in the exact title.

      It starts with you referring to another page that the reader probably hasn't read. And there's no link to it. Your reader will be confused and frustrated.

      There are several minor grammatical issues all the way through.

      Your images aren't sourced or cited, and they look as if you have taken them from another website. Unless you have permission, that's illegal. You could be landed with a demand for payment. Some of the images are pixlelated. https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … -image-use

      I also get the feeling that you have just written this as a researched article, you don't actually write from experience.

      Even so, none of that, apart from writing in an over-crowded topic, would prevent your hub showing up in search results.

      Glancing at your other titles, it seems as if they are all aimed at an Indian audience. HubPages tends to be more focussed on a western readership. Do you think you are going to get the necessary traffic from your target readership?

      I just spotted another interesting one - "What is Content Writing?" You must understand that if you are going to write about writing, your grammar must be perfect. You have an error in the very first sentence. It should be "A content writer is..." The second sentence is wrong too, "They are also called as Freelance Writers." should be "They are also called freelance writers." (though not all freelancers are content writers, mind).

      Anyway, this is just to let you know that your hubs do have quality issues, and it might be a good idea to fix them. If you are not getting much traffic they will eventually become unfeatured.

      Try to find topics that aren't in such popular areas - body building and weight loss, even content writing are all very saturated and highly competitive.

      Good luck.

      1. JvicIndia profile image83
        JvicIndiaposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks a lot for your valuable insights. I acknowledge the mistakes that you have pointed out. However I would like to state that most of my articles are written with my own experience and accumulated knowledge- they are not recently researched

        I actually joined hubpages way back in 2009. I got good traffic at that time. But i stopped writing  3-4 years ago. Since I am starting again my skills have probably become rustic. Thanks for pointing them out.

        Thanks for the advice you gave me regarding my concentration on Indian audience. I'll try to write for a wider global audience from now on.  I will also try to write on new topics that aren't saturated.

        Thanks once again

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 9 months ago

    If you hubs are not "no index" you can submit them to Google yourself. http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl

  3. Will Apse profile image92
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    If you want hubs to be featured in search and get traffic, you need to get your pages onto the niche sites. You can submit one every 2 weeks. The main HP domain is not highly regarded by Google.

    I would suggest a rethink of your topics. Mostly, you appear to be writing stuff that you think should get high traffic, but a lot of other people have beaten you to the subjects long ago. That means your pages struggle to be original.

    I would focus on areas where you are strong and where a little research on your part shows you can write a page that is better than those that already exist.

  4. Butterfly67 profile image92
    Butterfly67posted 9 months ago

    Just a small bugbear of mine is titles that start with "How to..." aren't questions and don't need a question mark after them. You have quite a few titles with unnecessary question marks. Maybe rephrase them as "How do you...?"

    1. JvicIndia profile image83
      JvicIndiaposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  5. Butterfly67 profile image92
    Butterfly67posted 9 months ago

    I did a search on google for a section of text on one of your hubs and it did appear as a result so I expect they are in there but maybe just too far down the search results to find...

    1. JvicIndia profile image83
      JvicIndiaposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      My sincere thanks for taking the time to help me. I will follow your advice

 
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