jump to last post 1-9 of 9 discussions (19 posts)

Product Review Hub - I'd like some feedback please - :-)

  1. dprice99 profile image76
    dprice99posted 8 years ago

    I posted this hub a while back.  I carefully researched keywords before writing it.  The product is was reported to be a "top seller" for Amazon.  I thought that it was relatively well written but haven't seen hardly any traffic.

    I'd appreciate any thoughts and feedback about the topic, writing style, number of keywords, etc. to help me better understand what I can do to increase traffic.

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Appletreedeals profile image74
      Appletreedealsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just a thought... did you create a custom summary for SEO? It's just a personal opinion, but I prefer hubs that lead with a text module with a keyword-loaded description of what's to follow. But I don't if that makes any difference at all for SEO.

      1. dprice99 profile image76
        dprice99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Appletreedeals,... what do you recommend on how to create a "custom summary" for SEO?  Is that a particular approach in doing this?

        1. Appletreedeals profile image74
          Appletreedealsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          when editing your hub, at the top, 3 tabs - Title, Summary, Group

          click summary, if box "calculate summary auto" is checked, your hub summary (the short blurb search engines read and return with search results) will be pulled from your hub contents.

          If you uncheck this box you can write your own summary, which gives you a better shot at constructing it for SEO results.

          It's mostly for search bots, so load it with content keywords, human readability is still needed, but not as important as getting the keywords in

          1. dprice99 profile image76
            dprice99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Appletree!  Your feedback is GREAT!

    2. Jezzzz profile image46
      Jezzzzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think the hub is very good, but you picked keywords that are very difficult to rank with.  Your competition for each of these keywords are very strong.  For example, www.gpsreview.net/garmin-nuvi-760 is the first entry in Google for the keyword "Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS".  The page has a PR3 associated with it and the second entry is "www.amazon.com/Garmin-760-Widescreen.../B000UX9YJ0" with a PR6.  These two serp entries are very difficult to overcome to get page one position.  If you want this hub to rank you are going to have to get some very strong links directed towards it.

      Continue writing and add more links pointing to this page and over time it may start to rank.

  2. pageantgirl31413 profile image82
    pageantgirl31413posted 8 years ago

    Well the very first thing I noticed is that in the title you should have 'review' so that people know it's a review. On first impression, it looks like your trying to sell the item (that's without reading it), so if you want to attract more people, you may want to put in the title that it is a review so they don't automatically assume your trying to sell it.

  3. Rebecca E. profile image81
    Rebecca E.posted 8 years ago

    If you'd add review to it, then people would know what it was for.

    The content is good but only one paragraph for one thing doesn't make it an easy read.

  4. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Very nice hub , next time try to make the url small , so that only a 2 or 3 ketter keyword is there

    1. dprice99 profile image76
      dprice99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So does your URL end up being set up in some cryptic manner?  I see that the system defaults you to something that includes the title of the hub.  Is this a bad thing?

  5. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    You did pick keywords with good traffic and a high CPC, but all of them have extremely high competition. That's not good.

    'Garmin navigation' has some wiggle room with a few PR1 and PR2 sites coming up on the first SERP. But forget 'Garmin GPS'. All of the first page results are pretty established with a high PR. 'Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS' has some wiggle room also.

    For the two where you stand a chance of coming up on page one, just give it time. Hakuna Matata. Breathe deeply.

    1. dprice99 profile image76
      dprice99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay,... what do you mean when you say PR1 and PR2 etc.?  Also,... what is SERP?

      1. lrohner profile image83
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry...a SERP is a "search engine result page". So when you Google "purple people eaters", the first page that comes up is the first SERP. And the first SERP is where you want to be. Maybe second. But you'll get your best traffic from the front page.

        PR stands for Page Rank. Long story... Just look for things that would make the sites on page 1 "authority" sites. Do they have the keyword in the title and URL? Are they established sites with lots of traffic?

        For instance, if your keyword was "hotels in Atlanta" and when you Googled "hotels in Atlanta", everything that came up on the first SERP was a pretty established website for an Atlanta hotel, you'd really have trouble ranking on page 1 with just one hub. If page 1 has a results from Ezine, Squidoo, eHow, Yahoo Answers, or other smaller sites, you have a good chance of beating those.

        Did I make sense on that?

        1. dprice99 profile image76
          dprice99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes the information is very helpful.  Question - Page Rank 1 means that it was on page 1 and the first result is that correct?

  6. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    no Page Rank 1 has no reference to the page it appears on

    (this would be impossible to do , as they are so many possible search terms!)

    PR extends between 0-10 , Facebook for example is PR9 and the hubpages login screen is PR6

    The ranking system is exponential also, a PR2 site is twice as authoritative to google as PR1, and so on.

    For the purposes of this conversation, you just need to learn how to analyze your competition BEFORE ever battling for first page results, the most minor of title and keyword nuances can amke the difference between position 1 for a searched term and being lost in the thousands of competititors

    1. dprice99 profile image76
      dprice99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sunforged!  So how do you find the Page Rank for a particular keyword combination???

  7. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    The Page Rank would be for the competition that comes up on the search results for the keywords that you search.

    It is easiest found via firefox plugins:

    SEO for Firefox and  Keyword Spy, are the ones I use

  8. Ronaldos profile image62
    Ronaldosposted 8 years ago

    Very well done ! Great hub ! Keep up the good work !

  9. 1974 profile image73
    1974posted 8 years ago

    The url is what kills it for me.  It just screams out "spammy" in my address bar. 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Garmin-Nvi--Gar … vi-760-GPS

    I counted Garmin five times in there.  I realize it is not easy to be the first one to grab a nice url at HubPages or anywhere for that matter, but you can do better than that.  Clean it up a little and remove all the extra words and double hyphens.  I might even suggest creating a new hub with a cleaner url and copying your content over to the new one and delete this one. Try a url that has your keywords in it just once each "Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS Review"

    I would also try to get the whole model name into the first paragraph.  You could modify this line "The focus of this review is on one of the most popular brands of GPS units."  and turn it into this "The focus of this review is on one of the most popular models of GPS units, the Garmin Nuvi 760". 

    Other than that, I think the hub is good.  Lots of information on the product and don't see any reason why a shopper wouldn't purchase one or at least click an ad block on your hub.