Why are keywords completely unrelated to my content bringing most of my traffic?
You may have used the wrong keywords, try using googles keywordtool. Type in your title an see what words come up, an then tag them, be sure to spell them the way they are searched.
Unrelated keywords come from other pages at HubPages. When someone types something in a search engine and arrives at a hub at HubPages, they sometimes look around more and then they come to your hub. But the keywords that they used might be totally unrelated to your hub. That's why you can see a lot of unrelated keywords in your Google Analytics account. HubPages itself tends to show only related keywords though.
I've had a bizarre experience, as someone searched for the death of another person, and found one of my hubs. the person isn't dead, I know him, and he's not mentioned in my hub. I've never figured it out.
The number of times certain words appear in the content of a hub with good links can greatly influence why the hub will show up in a search.
Often people who optimize websites will use this trick to improve search ratings for a site.
On YouTube it's called "Rick Rolling". Usually it's a title that has little to do with the actual content of the site then repeating those words in tags.
For instance mentioning Justin Beiber even though the article or video has nothing to do with him.
The very fact that I mentioned his name in this answer actually guarantees this answer will now be indexed by Google.
But to be sure I have to say Justin Beiber again or Justin Beiber will not be indexed so high.
Are you getting it Justin Beiber?
by Dr. John Anderson 6 years ago
This issue has been raised many times in the past – but given the 20% drop in traffic it should be rectified urgently (good enough is no longer sufficient (IMO)Links to unrelated pages is something that Panda and Penguin have hit sites for. If an author puts an unrelated link on their page they...
by Keith Schroeder 6 years ago
I imagine a few people will notice as my hubs disappear here and appear elsewhere. So I write this forum and my last hub detailing my discontent.There have been issues in the past, but nothing I would leave over. A lot of very good hubbers picked up and left Hubpages this spring and I thought they...
by jellygator 6 years ago
I submitted a hub about the difference between assertive and aggressive women called "She's such a Bitch: So Why Does He Love Her?" and I can't figure out exactly what's blocking it from publication.The bots flagged it as possibly containing inappropriate content, and sent it for a...
by Elisabeth Sowerbutts 7 years ago
Hi I noticed recently that when hubs are listed in the Google search results the 2nd link doesn't got to the hub but to the category page - for example: You can see the tumblr page has the normal double link to the page ranked - but the hubpage doesn't the 2nd link is to...
by Audrey Wright 3 years ago
I have a hard time reaching above 75 points on my QAP assessment. I have no idea what else to do. I made sure my text is correct, stylized and broken into digestible chunks, bold only on important phrases, headings, sub-headings and other formatting techniques used. Since I had a lot of images, I...
by RoadMonkey 3 years ago
Someone wrote about the related hubs featured below their articles NOT being related. I just updated my Academic abstract hub, which shows you how to create a shortish piece of writing for submission and aimed at getting a longer article published for a conference or journal. Three of the...
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