My hub is good but it is not getting search engine traffic

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  1. greathub profile image64
    greathubposted 15 years ago

    When I said that my hub is good, I really mean it.

    I believe that its a well written hub. I have also made sure through Google Adwords External tool that all the tags are highly searched keywords too.

    Despite that I am not getting traffic from Google or other search engines.

    I have sent my link to various websites to display and share. One of them has placed it on their website. That's the only website from where I am getting traffic.

    What should I do to increase search engine traffic to my webpage?

    1. darkside profile image59
      darksideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      How many people are searching for information about "Process Piping"?*

      Like a lot of topics I cover, I can't imagine it being a highly popular search term. And there's no shame in that.

      Write unique, original articles. Publish them. And then write some more. And publish it somewhere else. And link to your hub.

      johnr54 mentioned EzineArticles, which is an excellent suggestion.

      There are plenty of others. Just make sure each article is different. There's no point someone reading an article and clicking through and seeing the exact same thing.

      * That was an actual question.

      1. Lissie profile image76
        Lissieposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Which was my thought too darkside - to which the answer is
        6,600/month search for "process piping" and another 720 for "process piping design" who'd have known! BTW before someone asks how do I know

        greathub - your hub is not well optimised for "Process piping" - which I assume that is your main kw - you should have used it for your hub url - in fact Id recommend you go and write a hub with a url excactly that process-piping. (The title can have more words in it to make it user friendly but keep the url to your kw if its available) Also I would make sure you use process piping in at least one sub heading.
        I would add an ebay capsule or a news feed to keep the hub fresh by automatically updating your hub.

        How old is the hub - if didn't go to page 1 at all of google I think you need to do the stuff above on preferably a new hub and optimise for 'process piping' Then link this hub to the new hub - try to get about 5 hubs all of a similar topic linking to each other. My guess is that will be enough to put you on page 1 at least initially.

        If its not you need to get more backlinks from the usual places:articles work best for me

        BUT the real question is - how is this going to make you money - the CPC on Adsense is rubbish - about $1.20. Is there ebay or amazon products you can sell? (There may well be I really no very little about this topic) - just make sure that once you are on page 1 and have that traffic that you have a way to make money from it - assuming that's why you want to be on page 1 of course?

        1. greathub profile image64
          greathubposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          I have added "process piping" in one of my subheadings.
          I will try to write more hubs on the topic. I will try articles too.

          Where did you get the figure of $1.20 CPC from?
          Ebay is not working for my region these days. There are Amazon products. But my past experience is that Amazon products never sell, at least for my case.

    2. sixfigurewriting profile image60
      sixfigurewritingposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I've written a Hub with specific ideas that could help.  You also need to learn basic SEO techniques, which some folks here have described, but not in a methodical way. You will need LOTS and LOTS of links to rank highin the SERPS and capture that traffic from Google.  Write more hubs and link to them, write a blog and link from there, find other websites willing to exchange links.  75% of your time should be spent on linking once thesite is optimized. Hope this helps!

  2. johnr54 profile image46
    johnr54posted 15 years ago

    This hub has a Page Rank of 0, basically you need to get more links into it.

    The easiest place to get links is from your own hubs.  I see you don't have this hub in a group.  Put in in a group and it will at least get a couple of links from other hubs.

    The other thing I would do is to change the title to something like

    Process Piping - Key Facts on Process Piping Design

    Gets the keywords that are most searched into the titles, which are also the anchor text for the links back to the hub in most places inside Hubpages.

    Link to it from your profile, and if you are really wanting it to rank, I'd write a couple of related hubs on subtopics and link back to it.

    If that didn't do it I would write and article for Exinearticles and link back to it.

    That should get you started.

  3. greathub profile image64
    greathubposted 15 years ago

    @ johnr54:

    I have changed the name of the hub to Process Piping - Key Facts on Process Piping Design.
    I have included the link on my profile page too.
    I will write articles on soon.
    Thank you very much for ur suggestions.

    @ darkside:

    Many people are searching for the keywords I have mentioned in my hub:

    piping design 22,200/month
    process piping 6600/month
    pipe fittings 110,000/month

  4. johnr54 profile image46
    johnr54posted 15 years ago

    Don't forget to put it in group.  That gets a couple of links for no work.

  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 15 years ago

    I only counted process piping used three times in the article. Did I miss some? If that's it you need to have it more.

    What's your competition for this phrase? Is it big companies with lots of google juice ranking ahead of you - that also sell this stuf. When a searcher sees these sites, will they ever get to you?

    I have no idea of the process piping market, but it sounds like there may be some heavy hitters in it - and those can be the devil to win in.

    1. johnr54 profile image46
      johnr54posted 15 years agoin reply to this

      There is more than one result on the first page of google for "process piping" that has a Page Rank of 1.  A good Hubpage with several links should be able to rank on the first page.  There are a ton of Hubpages with PR of 2 or more.

  6. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 15 years ago

    I have that same problem on my hubs. Just starting out here on Hubpages and rceived approximately 300 hits total on my 9 hubs. Don't know if that is the norm, but I think I need to get a handle on "linking", "grouping", and branch out to other blog areas.

  7. The Empire profile image66
    The Empireposted 15 years ago

    The $1.20 CPC figure comes from the Adwords Keywords Tool. 

    If you click the dropdown box Choose Columns To Display and select Show Estimated CPC it will add these results to your listings.  Keep in mind that you don't get the entire $1.20 for each click, that is what advertisers pay.  But it is still a great tool to figure what kind of results you may get from a keyword.


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