Okay listen, I don't write hubs thinking "oh my, I'll make money from this!" No, I'm dirt poor,...
but I refuse to do that, I write what I want to write, and when I want to write it. So, if you realize that I'm only gong to publish whatever is on my mind, is this keyword research business still the thing to do? I mean, I only write about subjects that I know, so I would think that I would already know what keywords to use for those subjects. Somebody fill me in if I'm missing something here.
Write for you and for those that you want to share your experiences with. They will find you. Just stick to relevant keywords and don't worry about the rest.
However, Try using word-strings in your key words too. Another thing I've noticed about tags and Google, is that upper and lowercase letters do make a difference in where you appear in the search results so, bear that in mind.
Its actually nice to meet someone who writes for the sake of writing...We're becoming extinct.
Wesman no matter what you write about or how you write it you wil always benefit more by at least doing a little checking to find the best form of that keyword to target.
Doing so does not take away from writing in the way you choose to write or what you write about. Say for instance you were going to write about Chili Dogs. You look on Google Adsense free keyword tool and find that Chili Dog only gets searched for 1K times a month for broad search,but also see that Chili Hot Dog gets searched for 5K times a month (hypothetical numbers here).
Upon a little further looking you also see that advertisers are paying an average of $3.00 CPC for Chili Hot Dog versus $1.50 for Chili Dog. This number is not an exact indicator of earnings potential,but it's likely the higher the bid on that keyword the more you will earn from clicks on ads the majority of the time.
So you write your Hub and change nothing about your original plan except you have changed Chili Dog to Chili Hot Dog and gave yourself more traffic and earnings potential in the process.
This example may apply to every keyword you could come up with off the top of your head,that there could always be a higher potential form of it available for use.
I too am dirt broke,unemployed and am doing something I always wanted to do in writing about the trucking industry to share my experiences with those looking for a good basic understanding of that business,however I am trying to make money in the process as well.
Just because you change a word here or there to give better money making potential does not diminish the fact that you are a writer. In my opinion as long as you can live with yourself and your work why not make money.
you are a lot like me when it comes to writing hubs. i only write because i have something to say about things i have thought about. money is not the issue for me on here and since i can't access adsense for some reason i wouldn't know if i was making money anyways.
I like this......I am just like you.... I don't know how to work this thing but I write what i want, when I want....just to express my feelings and take up room in this "hub thing", I think that I joined to vent or something? Not sure, but I think that you are doing a swell job.
The way to go is obviously writing about what you know best. And if the topic has nothing to do with a business or making money, you should still consider doing some keyword research. You'd be surprised as to what keywords you can find about your topic that others are desperately searching for.
If you have written something really interesting, people will flock in droves to your articles. Part of them will convert to cash eventually.
Look at the gobbly gook on the Internet news, check trending that Google offers and still, I like to write for me, the things I enjoy writing about, but if money is the name of the game, believe me, you must play the game to make any substantial income. Marketing has always been a game, whether it is on the Internet or out there in the big world. Those who play it best, make more money.
Yeah you should definately try and do some keyword research and I am not just saying that because I am a search engine optimization specialist, I am saying it because I am young and an extra couple hundred bucks a month buys rounds at the bar and puts food in my belly.
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