How do you choose titles for your hubs?

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  1. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 7 years ago

    How do you choose titles for your hubs?

    I posted my latest hub this morning (11/14/12).  Before doing so, I spent some time on Google Adwords.  When I was finished I had my title.  "How Can I Stop Drinking."  I just checked and I am number two on Google's first page on search.  The title was the phrase most people were using to search that topic.  Of course when I put in my exact title, I should expect to be well positioned.  Is there a better way to choose a title?

  2. Kimberly Vaughn profile image78
    Kimberly Vaughnposted 7 years ago

    I do the exact same thing. I check Google Adwords to see what is most searched with low competition and plan my hub that way. I didn't learn this until it was taught in the apprenticeship program so it looks like your right on track!

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kimberly, thank you for confirming my method.  I've only done it this way a couple of times.  Normally I write my article and then adjust the wording with what I find in Adwords.  Thanks for stopping by.  Nice to meet you.

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    Garifaliaposted 7 years ago

    I'm not as clever as you cam8510. What I do is think of different ways anyone would search the theme I've written about. Then I type the title in on google and see what I come up with. If there are other texts with the same title I give it a slight twist. Perhaps yours is simpler and a lot more efficient. Good luck.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Garifalia, I appreciate your input.  You are being somewhat scientific about it.  Adwords would be a step farther.  I am still working to understand how to best use Adwords, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.  I am retitling everything

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      Garifaliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't even know there was such a thing. Although I've been here a few months there are lots I still don't know. You probably need to have already connected with AdSense, right?

    3. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 7 years agoin reply to this … WORD_IDEAS  That is the link.  You shouldn't need anything except your Google id and password.  Choose keyword tool.  Play with it till you under

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      Garifaliaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate your trouble, but I haven't been connected to AdSense and haven't got a Google password.

    5. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Adsense isn't necessary for getting Adwords.  Just sign up for a gmail account and you'll have a Google ID and password.  They you read any instructional material on the Adwords site and start experimenting.

  4. foodietaylor profile image60
    foodietaylorposted 7 years ago

    I try to find a healthy balance between an interesting title that demands the reader's click, and ones that benefit from keyword research, using Google Adwords.  The title extremely is important in getting ranked...

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 7 years ago

    Um...I just make something up off the top of my head and go with it.

  6. eHealer profile image83
    eHealerposted 7 years ago

    Hi Cam, since I am in the Apprenticeship program, I use the "exclusive" titles. But I still make sure they are SEO friendly by using the keyword tool in google. I submit the name I think will work and see my competition, and how many people are actually searching for my information on my hub. If at least 1000 people search a month, and I have less than 1000 titles as competition, I use that title so people can find me in the cyber universe. See you soon on the hubs!

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks eHealer.  That is good information.  I use Adwords, but I'm making that up as I go along.

  7. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 7 years ago

    For my latest hub, my title shows competition of 87 million.  I am second on the first page.  Is this how you determine if it is a good title?


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