A new tip for hubbers

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  1. yoshi97 profile image56
    yoshi97posted 14 years ago

    Well, new to some ... old to others.

    Several weeks ago I wrote a hub on keyword research and explained how you need to find a good keyword to write about before writing. What I neglected to add (and will place here in the forums - as its that important) is that you want to try to use that keyword on the URL line when you create your hub.

    For example, let's say Maytag Washers is a good paying keyword you want to write about (I doubt it is, but you can check if you want). So, when you create the title for your hub, erase your URL line and type in your keyword or keyword phrase. Be aware that some will already be taken, so you might need to add a word i.e. reliable Maytag Washers.

    If you do this one small trick, your hub stands a better chance of rising up the Google ladder. Just make sure you do it BEFORE you save your hub, as you will never get a chance to change the URL once you save your hub.

    I can't believe I forgot to mention that in my keyword hub, and for all who already read it ... I didn't want to make them read it all over again for a sniglet (albeit a very import one) of information I should have remembered the first time.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thats awesome Yoshi!! thanks so much for sharing helpful info smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for that tip, I'll try it on my next hub smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Look at you UV wearin 100 again ,kinda suits ya (must be the sexy eyebrows)..smile

  3. yoshi97 profile image56
    yoshi97posted 14 years ago

    No prob ... I just feel stupid for forgetting to mention it the first time. smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    That's okay smile

    I'm slowly learning all this seo stuff, I swear I don't understand why it's so hard for me to get a grasp on it. But, I think I'm gradually learning the art of working keywords into text without making it meaningless.

  5. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 14 years ago

    Yoshi97, your explanation makes sense to me (jumps for joy).  Thank you!  Could you add it into your hub, then I can bookmark the hub instead of coming back to find it in the forum???

    1. yoshi97 profile image56
      yoshi97posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I went in and added the info to the end of the hub. smile

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, you are very thoughtful!

  6. txgal profile image59
    txgalposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the tip. I just finished publishing my 3rd hub.

  7. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    You have a wonderful heart and carried it to the forum for correction. smile

    1. yoshi97 profile image56
      yoshi97posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, well I figured you'd all set aside 1% of your adsense earnings to furnish ole Yoshi with a stay in a good nursing home years down the road ... wink

      1. beautyrose profile image60
        beautyroseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the tip. But can you explain also about URL tracker? How to do it? like if i want track your hub? is that the use of URL tacker or is it a back link? I really don't have much time reading in the internet since I only got on my pc after work. Thanks.

        1. frogdropping profile image79
          frogdroppingposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Beauty - check this hub out. All you'll need is written within it, regarding url trackers.

          Url Tracking

          And whilst your there, have a look at his other hub related articles.

          They are thorough, well written (painstakingly so in my opinion) and I doubt you'll need to look elsewhere for hubpages info.

          You will find hubs on: How Hubscore Works, Capsules, Flagship Hubs, Capstone Hubs, How Hubpages Work, How To Hub - and goodness knows what else.

          There's even one about Pepe the Prawn. Happy reading.

          1. beautyrose profile image60
            beautyroseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks frogd.

  8. Ivorwen profile image65
    Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the tip.  I have often done this, but only by default, as I did not have a title I was happy with. 

    Is it better to make the URL one long word, or individual words?
    i.e.  Maytag Washers or maytagwashers

  9. VioletSun profile image77
    VioletSunposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for this tip! Just became your fan. smile

  10. Insurance Guy profile image61
    Insurance Guyposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the tip smile, ill try it in my new hub.

  11. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 14 years ago

    Good tip yoshi smile Another one I recently discovered is that you can change the summary text of the hub - the key phrase/s need to be in here too - close to the beginning if poss.

    The summary text is what the search engine will show under the page title in search results.

  12. jiberish profile image81
    jiberishposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the tips.  I just wish I knew what to do when I get a blue triangle after my hub, and it's usually the one with the most traffic.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yea that doesnt make much sense to me either .
      I think the triangles are not in sync with google's activity ,because I had 6 red triangles yesterday ,and zilch revenue...ie page veiws 60?..just doesnt compute

      1. Silver Rose profile image67
        Silver Roseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Just because you get traffic doesn't mean you are guaranteed to get revenue, it just means that the probability of revenue increases.

        The plain truth is that sometimes we make hubs, they get traffic but don't make any money at all because the subject matter and the type of readers are not looking to buy anything. One of my early hubs about Sarkozy gets healthy traffic every day (and has done since I published it) and makes no money. I've just chalked it down to experience. Overall, only 56% of my hubs produce anything.

        Don't fret too much about existing hubs that don't make money. Just conclude that they are in a niche that doesn't pay and resolve not to write any more hubs in that niche. And then go on to write new hubs. It's just trial and error as to what works. But if you don't write anything new, chances are you'll get stuck in the no-money zone.

        1. yoshi97 profile image56
          yoshi97posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Precisely right, Silver Rose. The oddest topics become the winners in the adsense lottery. Also, your profile can sometimes become a breadwinner ... as I have recently discovered.

          This is why I tell everyone to start out with at least 10 good hubs, with the hope one will catch and start making a profit for them and from there they can keep mining for more adsense.

          My personal experience has been 3 out of 10 striking a good mark, which makes one wonder ... should the non-money makers be deleted?

          Oddly enough ... in some cases that would be a poor choice. Case in point ... I have some hubs I wrote to provide information on writing - nothing more. One of those has unexpectedly sparked adsense and it's usually arrived at from a page that spawns nothing (according to Google Analytics), so some pages make great launch pads to others, which ... while providing no adsense of their own ... they do lead people to pages where they seem drawn to click.

          My mantra? Write about a variety of things and see what blossoms. Also, write about things that are of interest to you as you will inevitably do a better job of writing them and will enjoy the research.

          If you diversify and write many hubs ... in time ... the income will draw in.

          I remember my first days here, being told it would take three to four months (and quite a few hubs) to start seeing any real income. At two months and nearly twenty hubs, I can honestly say that their advice was correct.

          Give them many worthy articles to read ... and they will come ...


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