Is it appropriate to use the title of a hub in the content?

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  1. vocalcoach profile image97
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    Is it appropriate to use the title of a hub in the content?

    How many times can the title of a hub be used within the hub before it is considered bad taste?  Will google or hubpages penalize the writer if it's used 2/3 times.  And can the title be used as a "tag?"

  2. Hyphenbird profile image89
    Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago

    I don't know but look forward to learning the answer(s).

    1. vocalcoach profile image97
      vocalcoachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, glad I'm not alone here.  What very good answers by great hubbers.

  3. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    If the title is even a bit long, then it becomes too obvious. Google and other search engines have become smart enough to spot this. A few years back it was recommended by various SEO gurus, that the keyword phrase in the title should be used about 4 or 5 times in the content.

    I don't think you can do this anymore. It's called 'keyword stuffing'. You should use variations on the keyword(s) of the title, sprinkled among the content. Related words and phrases that are commonly associated with the title are your best bet. Google can figure out what your content is about, and knows what other words and phrases are appropriate. You get extra points for using these and painting a more complete picture of your subject.

    1. vocalcoach profile image97
      vocalcoachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Glad I asked this question. Thanks for the suggestions and great information.

  4. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    I'm no expert but I think if you keep repeating the actual title of your hub within the content Google won't like it at all!
    As far as I know you have to optimise the keywords which means using relevant words (in long tail fashion ideally) that enhance your title and are useful to the reader.

    Perhaps the best thing to do is to write as naturally as you can and create great content organically so to speak. That way you should end up with a well written hub containing useful information, that isn't repetitive, spammy? or full of grammatical errors.

    The best of luck with your research!

    1. vocalcoach profile image97
      vocalcoachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good advice.  I've been doing it all wrong, thinking that the title should be used in the first couple of lines in the content and then again at the end of the hub. Oh boy!  I have some changes to make.  Thanks.

  5. Insane Mundane profile image59
    Insane Mundaneposted 5 years ago

    There is nothing wrong with using the title of your Hub throughout the content.  As long as you don't execute this function like some robotic writer on an SEO binge of insanity, it should be fine.
    It is better, though, to just use parts of the title mixed with other words and combinations of related phrases along with it, etc., to give it a more natural flow as opposed to just saying the same phrase over and over, as that would throw a flag of potential spam.
    Anyway, if you have selected a proper title for what you are writing about and your article is even halfway related to it, this should never be a problem.
    I mean, it would be sort of odd to feel like you couldn't use some of your title as keywords or to treat them like forbidden verbiage!

    1. vocalcoach profile image97
      vocalcoachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Now I understand just what is appropriate.  I'm grateful for your explanation and help:)

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