Pick Your Topics Wisely

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  1. profile image42
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    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 smile

  2. janni321 profile image59
    janni321posted 9 years ago

    Hi Captain!
    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

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. oderog profile image44
      oderogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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

  3. Silver Rose profile image68
    Silver Roseposted 9 years ago

    janni321 - see this thread on what to do:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/18275

  4. Jen's Solitude profile image85
    Jen's Solitudeposted 9 years ago

    Hi BC,

    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.

    Jen

    1. profile image42
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This shows what each keyword pays and also how popular it is and what phrase makes a good Title.

      https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

      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 !

    2. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The easiest way to get an idea of the revenue potential of a keyword phrase is to go to-

      https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

      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.

  5. profile image42
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    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 !

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. profile image42
        badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Jeeeez nothing worse than toothache, glad it's all sorted out now, Chinese Dentist so I guess you got a takeaway indeedy lol.

        Hmmmm no offence to you Chinese writers ok smile

  6. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image42
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 !

      1. emievil profile image77
        emievilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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).

        1. profile image42
          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Tis indeed Johnny Depp, saw him in the Public Enemies movie last night and if you haven't seen it deff see it as it's his deff his best piece of acting !

  7. Jen's Solitude profile image85
    Jen's Solitudeposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image42
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

      1. beautyrose profile image56
        beautyroseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        wow I like your new look here. lols

        1. profile image42
          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Cheers Tinkerbell !

  8. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. profile image42
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, it only pays 14-20 cents and thats without Hubs share taken out !

      1. Lady_E profile image66
        Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks a lot.

  9. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    I'm messing around with Adsense and a few others, and the info here is helpful.  Thanks BC et al!

    1. profile image42
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No Problemo Beth glad it helped ya and I hope Beth is well !

      1. Beth100 profile image71
        Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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!  wink

        1. profile image42
          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Which old Avatar, I have had about 10 up this last week smile

          1. Beth100 profile image71
            Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry, haven't been around much ya know...the original Art is much nicer  smile

            1. profile image42
              badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              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 smile

              1. Beth100 profile image71
                Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Hardly wait to see the fashion show!  smile  Later is good...

  10. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 9 years ago

    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??????

    1. profile image42
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Dunno I can't see that, Depps acting isn't plastic smile

      1. emievil profile image77
        emievilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        LOL. But you have to admit, it will be very interesting to see Depp in that role.

        1. profile image42
          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I think he would be brilliant in it but I am a diehard Johnny Depp fan but Public Enimies has just beat Cry Baby as his best Movie, laters !

      2. Beth100 profile image71
        Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol big_smile

  11. Kya profile image61
    Kyaposted 9 years ago

    Is there a way to see how my income is split between the hubs and which hubs actually generate money?

    1. bigmikeh profile image78
      bigmikehposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. fayans profile image70
      fayansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can use *channel* in your Adsense account to track the earning of individual hub.

      Here's how

      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...

  12. Rik Ravado profile image92
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    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 ...

  13. manchito profile image56
    manchitoposted 9 years ago

    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.

    Best Regards,

  14. White Teeth profile image57
    White Teethposted 9 years ago

    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.

  15. Kya profile image61
    Kyaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for your tips fayans and bigmikeh smile
    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 smile

 
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