The thing I love about writing and Hubs is you learn all the time. There I was thinking great the Celebrity Tattoos was a good idea and both the Peaches and Depp ones had hit the Google Rankings and are getting great traffic.
But after a few low payment days I went and studied my analytics and guess what. Celebrity Tattoos only pays 4 cents, convert to my Pounds Sterling and take away Hubs share and no wonder I am getting 1p clicks.
Wheras tens units and massage will get you well over the Dollar, I know most of you golden oldies know all this but I am realising that the value of the keyword is just as important as the keyword. Best 20 reads and 1 click of $1.74 than 100 reads and 10 clicks at 4 cents.
This Topic is mainly aimed at all you newbies who are trying to make a few dollars. Anyways BadCompany is deff giving Tattoos a miss, tis true they are deff cheap looking
I am working very hard on picking my topic but still a newbie and not getting much traffic. One of my hub on honey remedies is I m google top ten (shuffling by google many times between top 6-12) for the keyword ''honey remedies'' is also receiving very few views daily.
I need advice on how to choose a topic that receive good traffic from google. Thanks
By the looks of it only 480 people a month in the US search for "honey remedies" though the estimated average Cost Per Click is 96 cents.
Though that is what the advertiser pays. It's unknown exactly how much Google takes from the split.
Hi, Janni321, search volumes sometimes determines the amount of traffic your hub is going to receive, and who are the tageted audience with your hubs, are they those that spend time online or they are always buying offline. Hope this will help
janni321 - see this thread on what to do:
I'm not a newbie, I guess, but I am still learning so I appreciate this post. I was wondering how you find out what your clicks pay out in Analytics? Is it difficult to set up? I know what key words are working, but not how much each individual click pays. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
This shows what each keyword pays and also how popular it is and what phrase makes a good Title.
Anyway at the top right you will see a pull down menu saying "Choose columns to be displayed:"
Pick " Show estimated average CPC " and there is all the info you need Jen. Good Luck !
The easiest way to get an idea of the revenue potential of a keyword phrase is to go to-
Enter the keyword phrase, get the number of searches per month them toggle 'show estimated CPC' (cost per click). This way you get an idea of what you are going to get before you write the article.
I want money, so I always write for a keyword with at least ten thousand views a month and a dollar a click. Checking out the competition with SEOquaken or equivalent is also essential.
Cheers for that Will, I swear I should have listened to your advice 2 months ago but as my old teacher used to say " Art, you are a slow learner "
Still better late than never, hope you are doing good Will !
Thanks for asking, badcompany. Would you like a really long, drawn out and very grisly description of all my troubles in the last month?
Actually, they all ended in a dentist's chair in the local government hospital a few days ago when a very stern Chinese woman (if you no fross, you no teeth soon!)finally pulled out the biggest ugliest and most twisted molar God ever created. Six weeks of antibiotics and three abscesses that wouldn't go away really give you a dim view of the world and the people in it.
Today, the park was full of beauty and I actually smiled at someone for the first time in weeks.
Glad to see you are still hanging in there (or here). It really is worth it financially. And some of the people are pretty honest and decent.
Thanks for the site. I just went there and typed "accounting" and viewed the average CPC. The keyword/s with the highest CPC is accounting classes with $14.63. My question is, is this amount good or bad? Anybody can give me feedback on this? Thanks.
It's damn good but check out the competition. How many times is it viewed, what key phrase are you using and who is in the top 10 in the Google Ratings with it. What is their PR Rating and can your Hub beat them. You need to take all that into consideration. I am doing a Hub on a Hand Massager but I am using 2 Titles that have good traffic, high paying keyword and I think I can get it into the Google Top 5.
Hope that helps !
Wow! I'm glad I asked - I can see there are a lot of other things to consider. Thanks badcompany. (PS I hope that's Johnny Depp on your avatar, I love that guy).
Thank you very much BC and Will, I have that link, but didn't understand how to use it to its full potential. I appreciate your help.
Jen no worries, I have had the same link for ages but its only now I am starting to get the hang of things. Deff takes ages to work it all out, I am still learning
Would it be a wise idea if I wrote a Hub on Big Brother? Its running in the UK now. I know some people don't like it, but some do.
Is it a Good idea, anyone?
I'm messing around with Adsense and a few others, and the info here is helpful. Thanks BC et al!
No Problemo Beth glad it helped ya and I hope Beth is well !
It does, and I am...and you?? Been missing ya this past week...me thinks I'm the only one, but I prefer yer ol' avatar... much more you!
Which old Avatar, I have had about 10 up this last week
Sorry, haven't been around much ya know...the original Art is much nicer
Oh the blue shorts one, I have 2 more of the real me lined up so might post them over the weekend. Anyways moi lunch is over, good to see ya back Beth and maybe catch you about later tonight
I'll make sure that I will watch that movie (hope they show it here). He's a very versatile actor. Last I heard he was being considered to play Michael Jackson in the movie??????
Dunno I can't see that, Depps acting isn't plastic
LOL. But you have to admit, it will be very interesting to see Depp in that role.
Is there a way to see how my income is split between the hubs and which hubs actually generate money?
It's all there in Google Analytics if you link your Adsense account to Analytics. It's a bit of a pain to set up but worth the effort.
You can use *channel* in your Adsense account to track the earning of individual hub.
Go to Adsense Setup > Channels > choose URL channels AND type in the url of your hub without "http://" and you're good to go.
Hope it helps...
One of the highest paying keyword combinations is 'hot indian aunties' and the amazing thing is no one on Hubpages (except me) knows this. Oops I've given the game away now ...
The Keyword external tool is great, however I am picking not only high paying keywords, but also, those keywords having at the same time, a decent amount of traffic. However there is an extra ingredient in the mix.. It is the will that people gotta have to go through a click, whether it is an affiliate one, or an adsense/kontera. There is no way to guess that, other than trial an error.
Anyway for to double check the results given out by the keyword external tool, a good idea is to use the traffic estimator, found from the tools menu (Go there from the external keyword tool, there is a link).
But I think the whole plan takes time. Lately I have published 5 hubs and they have a decent traffic, even if at the moment some ezine articles linking to them haven't been published yet, which in my opinion will boost the traffic a little bit. Anyway I am waiting for conversions from these hubs and in the meantime keep optimizing keywords and adding new hubs.
On one of my hubs (no not that one, the other one...in a different profile) I have been hovering between google rank #10 and #11 for the past several days for a search term that gets 30,000 searches a month. I have only gotten one hit in about 3-4 days (1/3000 hits, or about 0.3%), and no click-throughs...SWEET!?????
As the OP said, pick your topics wisely.
Thanks for your tips fayans and bigmikeh
I set up the channels and need to wait for 2 days until they are displayed.
Analytics: showing 0$ - you mean the index? I understand there is a formula behind to divide turnover by traffic, which in my case gives 0 after two digit rounding
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