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I need a critic

  1. roadlady profile image58
    roadladyposted 8 years ago

    I am new to hubpages and have written a couple of hubs.  I would really like your critical eye and some tips or possitive reviews.  http://hubpages.com/profile/roadlady

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You will get more people looking at your hub if you post it in the extreme hub makeover forum.

  2. UltimateGamer profile image55
    UltimateGamerposted 8 years ago

    I think they look rather good. With a little work I am sure your sites can be ranked on the first page on google as they are unique but still information people will want. Great job so far. Look into backlinking and SEO

    1. roadlady profile image58
      roadladyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the comments smile

  3. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Roadlady, your hubs are great! Good information, aesthetically pleasing, well laid out.

    BUT...no one is searching for your keywords. Okay, so 22 people last month searched for "button flowers". But if one of those 22 people clicked on an AdSense ad, you would get a small percentage of approximately $.05.

    I do like your writing and all. But if you're here to make money, you will need to learn how to do keyword research. Not all of my hubs are intended to make money. Some I just do on subjects I'm passionate about. But I equal those with more commercial hubs.

    1. roadlady profile image58
      roadladyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can you give me some tips

      1. lrohner profile image82
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto what Thranax said. Go into the keyword tool and put in one or more keywords or key phrases and search for the results. In the upper right corner, change Match Type from Broad to Exact. In the Show/Hide Columns, select "Hide Global Monthly Search Volume" and "Show Estimated Avg. CPC". Then take a look at your results.

        I look for high CPC ($1.00+), decent search volume (1,000+) and some wiggle room in the competition.

        1. roadlady profile image58
          roadladyposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  4. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Well, I don't know much about what you wrote about (but the hubs layout seemed ok).

    About keyword research..well this is the ad sense average PPC keyword list.


    You place in the keywords you plan on writing about and it will tell you the average price of the click.

    Thats at least a first step. There are many other helpful things you can do out there.


  5. roadlady profile image58
    roadladyposted 8 years ago

    My traffic is starting to fall off in one of my hubs "How to host a successful yard sale".  Any hints or tips as to how I can keep this from happening?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your initial traffic was probably from other Hubbers.  Once we've all checked it out, you'll get a lull until Google and the other search engines wake up to your work.  Then you'll gradually get outside traffic, which is the traffic you really want, because they click on ads!

      Most people don't get much outside traffic (or earnings) until three or four months after they've joined here, so don't get discouraged.  Just keep writing Hubs, and learning more about Hubbing.

      By the way, Lrohner is right about all that keyword stuff, but I'm not sure you're ready for that.  I started out writing on things I enjoyed writing about, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that.  I'm sure if I'd researched keywords I wouldn't be writing about dancing - but if I felt obliged to write about high-paying subjects I didn't care for, I probably wouldn't still be here.

  6. karmen88 profile image54
    karmen88posted 8 years ago

    I love your exotic pets hub. I'm a huge animal lover and always wanted a pet that wasn't ordinary. I think you're doing great!

  7. roadlady profile image58
    roadladyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the really great advise.  I have just written my 3rd hub and would like your tips and comments, please. http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips-for-Choosi … c-Pet?done