Ok bit of a problem in picking a good title for one of my hubs. All of my hubs get a read every day except one which has frozen in reads after a few days of its issue so I am thinking could it be the title. I won't name it because I don't want anyone thinking I am looking reads but is there anywhere you can go to type in the subject matter to obtain a good google searchable title, many thanks !
You seem pretty genuine about getting traffic- your posts are all over the forums- so I will tell you what I really think.
On the one hand you tackle quite serious issues in your hubs and on the other, you play up the comic persona. This may go down well in hubpages but someone looking for serious information and arriving from a search engine will simply be baffled. Would you take advice on issues like phobias, high blood pressure or tranquillizers from a man in a pirate hat?
I think you have a choice- enjoy the social hubbing or get serious about visitors from the world outside. Or create two accounts and do both. Best of luck either way.
In my heart I sort of knew that Will, thanks for your honesty. I think I can only do one and that is get serious about visitors from the world outside. The man in the pirate hat thanks you and bids you farewell. !
I'd for one hate to see that happen. I'd prefer to see you have an alter ego or two like you already have. Wouldn't do for a wingman to go off all serious and such.
Why don't you compromise - a serious alter-ego, and let the pirate out to play at the weekends. It would be a shame if you had to be serious all the time
Lol BC I have no idea, I just write the first thing that comes in my head I guess
Long time no see BP - I'm still recovering :-)
BC - have a look at https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
put in your topic, and do a search.
The actual search terms people use, as well as the number of times that term has been searched, will be shown.
Choose a term with a reasonable number of searches, and use the term in your title, hub name, in a heading, and a couple of times in the hub.
Oh hell, just go to http://theinternetbloke.com/Keywords.pdf and download the pdf file about keywords that I give to my newsletter subscribers. that'll give you the basics you need to know!
Now look BC there is a man who knows what he is talking about. How you going ? Long time no see..BC be grateful to me I rustled him up for you,I knew he would answer the questions to those you seek..
Cheers Eric much appreciated, besides Blonde why are you in the Knowledge Forum, ya holding yer map upside down lol !!
Wow. What a competitive keyword phrase.
No wonder you can't get anywhere in google with that one.
There's millions of competing sites for pretty much anything to do with that term.
Womens Health Issues is about the only term I could find that would have any chance of being effective.
Maybe Cindy can come up with something.
Cheers, Eric G.
I tried that Eric but nothing, you are right though it's damn competitive and I regret picking it. But deff research first now before doing a hub, cheers for checking though.
You'd have to build anchored backlinks to the hub from other sites (ie squidoo, blogger, etc) over a period of several weeks to improve your chances with this one.
Damn that sounds like work which I am allergic to. But all joking aside I am taking a look at your links later tonight and will be totally revamping all of my hubs instead of writing anymore over the next few weeks. And many thanks for your help in the matter, means a lot that people are really helpful.
You're welcome, but unfortunately there's really nothing left on Hubpages that would help you. I've removed it all, and am using it as content for a book I'm writing.
(There's a hub about my reasons for removing this material. It's easy to find :-) )
Have a look at Peter Hoggan's series of hubs about SEO for Hunbbers:
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Free-SEO-Trai … or-Hubbers
you might want to check out this post I 've just made as well. It's about the value of a click.
Also, do a search on hub pages for SEO tutorial. There's a few others around.
well....I did write a hub about picking titles... LOL
depends on what its about and what the genre is. Funny, pick a funny title, serious--be sort of more straight forward.
Me, i tend to head to a clever title first. One word titles are good too. simple. I dunno...I would need more info to really help
Diseased and desperate
I have a mix of one word, two word and short sentences. my single word ones do pretty good, they are more to the point (Stress, Bullies) doesn't leave much to the imagination LOL
My best trafficed hubs are more silly titles. I like cindy's suggestions LOL
I will have to think about it....a man talking about women's health-- in my opinion you're gonna need something funny. I read it and there's the usual BadCo humor undertones Go with funny.
Janetta then I reckon it's got to be either Curing Colleens, or, Diseased and Distressed Downunder
I happen to be partial to diseased and distressed Down under...sounds like a call in radio show. Like Sleepless in Seattle! LOL
I'd title it "Vaginal Itching...and 20 ways to scratch it"
It may not be what it's about...but it'd get loads of reads...not that I'd know anything about titles....but my "Intercourse" title has done pretty well.....not really sure why....who'd be interested in such a thing???
I think you've made a reasonable decision. Good luck! Maybe someday the captain returns from the dead.
Congrats on the 10.000 hub views!
Now that starts to sound interesting. If one assumes that MangoGirl is a new BadCo instance, many pieces of the puzzle start to come together
MangoGirl is definitely not Bad Company, he's an innocent little pirate. I know who MangoGirl is and all about that sad sad hubber.
You do know right? Perhaps the stalker you originally thought of was not me after all....
That is the line that nailed you my friend, at first I thought you were my stalker but you are not, you are however someone elses stalker. Why not just remove the mask now because I know you are not female and I also know who you are !
Just ignore me ok, just a bit down with my life and have been drinking too much tonight. I like you Mango and it wont happen again, just a lonely drunken pirate at sea with nothing better to do, am ashamed of myself now ( :
Maybe it was you who said we all have these moments. So just let it pass. You're alright! Your not just a great pirate. You're an intelligent man. I've read your hubs. I've read many hubs in here, so just believe me. Keep your chin up.
Oh perhaps I am silly, sure I am a man after all plus a stupid pirate in a hat that nobody would listen to ; )
BC99 , zero in on the specific disorder you have written about then do a search , that should help you some.
it took me a while to figure LOL Actually Dame is trying to give you an advice on the original topic of the thread
Lol I thought she meant my mental disorder, all joking aside I am sorry Mango I just like to come on here and have a laugh, I didnt mean to pick on you, I blame those South Africans, they make a potent red wine.
Well, at least you got something right, BadCo! Oops, time for my shower and then have to get ready for work.
some more of that potent cindyvinese teasing
Yeah I think shes a bad influence on me Mango, I feel such a damn fool just as we were getting on ok.
Now this was some enlightening thought to me. Because Cindy really says things. She says them to me, but as it turns out she's doing something similar to you. btw, why are you drinking?
I think it's just late enough, and I'd better go home now. Sleep well.
I have never mailed you MangoGirl, so what have I been saying to you. And by the way, was not teasing, just making a serious statement, have to shower to get ready for work, which I did and am now on my way to catch my bus.
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