I've been searching keywords this morning on a few articles I have. So as my luck goes - my key words do not have enough information. As I scroll down the page, totally unrelated words crop up, like gifts, presents, Christmas gifts, birthday gifts. I don't want to add any of these words to my title because the article I've written is not about gifts.
Thoughts...just go with it and see what happens?
Maybe I should just write and the hell with trying to make money. Oops, there goes the PMS monster again.
While Google has been deciding what most of my hubs are about, a friend of mine on here is doing very well with some hubs that the keyword tool show little to no search info for. A few of these are making upwards of $50 per month from adsense for a single hub that google shows almost no search volume for. While the topic is popular the keywords in these hubs are not (according to Google). He told me sometimes you just go with your gut.
Some pages rank for words we would never consider. One of hubs ranks on a keyword I never picked for it and fails to rank on the one I chose. As such, keywords aren't 100% guarantees, but they can often set you in the right direction.
This time I just did it! Not real happy with the ads that are showing up, but what can you do? I think I'm happy, because I wrote from the heart on this one.
There are three things here to bear in mind:
1] When logged into adsense you can block specific adverts you dislike. Click on:
a] The Adsense Setup tab
b] Ad Review Centre link
c] Scroll down and click "change" to get rid of any you don't want
2] Apart from this, advertisers get to choose where they are advertising to. You might, for example, be seeing adverts aimed at people in your town, or your country. You won't necessarily see the adverts other people will see (although the odds are high that you will). Most geo-targetting will be done at a country level, if any has been applied.
3] Once the page has "aged" a little, the adsense bot will have crawled it and decided what adverts are better there, so look again in a week or two you might find the adverts are better/more suitable. For this reason, it's probably a good idea to publish your hubs one day, then leave it a day or two before promoting them (unless they are time specific).
In the main, I just see ads I don't like and never remember I can block them.
Hope that helps.
Yeah, when I sit down with the keyword tool, I'm often amazed at what I end up with. Just yesterday I started out on one thing and ended up on something else completely different with much more search traffic. This happens to me fairly often...to the point that I now have more hub topics than time to research and write about them.
You could try another keyword tool such as keywordsift.com or wordtracker.com, they both give different results to googles keyword tool.
keywordsift is free as its in beta testing and you can get a seven day free trial with wordtracker.
Just hang in there Jane. Keyword research can be difficult. For some people it comes quite easily and then others like myself not so easy.
Thank God I have a partner that caught on very quickly because it took me months and months.
The thing is thinking outside the box and you really can come up with some gems.
Thanks you guys. Ya know, this particular hub just rolled off my fingertips, so maybe it wasn't meant to have key words and I was just hyped on key words when I should not have been.
Thanks for the adsense info..I will check that out tomorrow.
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