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niche content or general?

  1. akihan profile image71
    akihanposted 8 years ago

    i find that the contents of my hubs are pretty niche and hence attracts relatively poor traffic flows. no one seems to be interested in too obscure topics it seems.

    what sort of hubs do best in attracting traffic? i've seen some really trashy hubs and they are doing like totally wonderfully.

    1. Neil Ashworth profile image47
      Neil Ashworthposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here's a simple formula that most people seem to overlook when trying to make money online...

      Market research + product research + keyword research = effective article production = traffic = sales/profit

    2. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it really depends if you want high traffic or if you want those coming specifically to your hub for your content. many hubs get lots of views, but your hubs are going to draw those looking in that field. you could visit some sites in your field and start participating in forums, or leave links if allowed.

      also check in 'my account' section in the 'ideabank' section, these are topics that are being searched, you can also go the 'questions' you see on many hubs and start answering questions, especially if related to your niche.

  2. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    It may not necessarily be a matter of whether they're in a niche, as whether the title includes words people interested in that niche will search for.  Lots of Hubs are niche Hubs.  Good content is "rewarded" by Google more than trashy content is.  If you have good content related to your niche that's a big thing.  Keep in mind that it takes many people about eight months or so before things (earnings) start to pick up.  It took me that long (and I didn't know what I was doing with regard to writing the right kind of titles; I didn't promote either). Also, the more Hubs and activity you have, the better. 

    You might want to search for information (in Hubs and in the forum) about the most effective way to word titles.  If you haven't used this yet, you could also look up Google's keyword tool, which helps you find the best keywords for your subject.

    Some people have two accounts, one for their niche writing and one for other, more general, writing; and promote the niche differently; although some just go with the one account and say it all just adds up to their unique collection of Hubs.  You could try doing more promoting on sites related to your niche.

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    I have a wide variety of topics that I write on some of them are kind of niche but others are just general. The one thing is what Neil said if you want to make money no matter the topic you have to do some marketing research to see what it will gain you.

    I just did one on how to make car air fresheners. While Homemade Car Air Fresheners is very low on the totem pole of keyword = revenue there are some other ones like car air fresheners that rate pretty high.

    It takes a while to get the hang of it and how to write it so you are making money but keep reading and learning the techniques and in the end it will pay off. I haven't made payout yet but I am seeing 100 plus in traffic most days and getting clicks and page impression money everyday now. I also just had my first ever Amazon sales this past weekend so be patient and learn.

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    WayneAnsellposted 8 years ago

    I agree that doing keyword research can help your artcile. A little research will go a long way. Also unique content. Having a niche is a good idea.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Akihan, you've only been here 4 months - not really long enough for traffic to really start to flow.  Give it time. 

    It's good to have a niche if it's a money-making subject.  What is a money-making subject?  It's hard to tell - sometimes the most surprising subjects are money-earners.  Yours may turn out to be profitable, or not. Only time will tell.

  6. akihan profile image71
    akihanposted 8 years ago

    righty. thanks for all the feedback. generally everyone says it takes time for the efforts to show, but somehow it seems that there isn't any way to know if you what you are doing is on the right track until many months later. i may just continue to do ineffective stuff.

    been trying to optimize my keywords and stuff. guess i just have to wait!

  7. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Do a little more work on your tags as well. They're pretty weak. You should have 10 to 15 (or more) per hub.

    In my experience, niche articles/hubs tend to perform better, as long as the keyword actually gets decent traffic. It's much easier to rank well for a niche topic generally.

    1. akihan profile image71
      akihanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the constructive comment! Thought i read somewhere that too many keywords spam will get you penalized by search engines? Or am i wrong.