This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-10 of 10 discussions (10 posts)

Do you research keywords before you start with a new hub page?

  1. Stickypony profile image72
    Stickyponyposted 5 years ago

    Do you research keywords before you start with a new hub page?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Nope.  I never have and don't intend to either.  I do wish to earn money, and I definitely DO earn money here, but I just go off of what sorts of things have been successful already, and then I otherwise just publish what I'm interested in at the moment.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Nope. That SEO stuff cramps my style and makes my brain hurt.

  4. Neinahpets profile image86
    Neinahpetsposted 5 years ago

    Not really, no.  I think I'd mess up my writing if I were to try and work around keywords.   I wonder if I'd even be able to get the hang of it anyways.

  5. Paul Maplesden profile image72
    Paul Maplesdenposted 5 years ago

    To an extent, the process i normally go through is:

    1. Think about what I want to write at the moment
    2. Think of a good, punchy title
    3. Take the key parts of that title and run them through keyword checking
    4. Tweak the title accordingly
    5. Write

    I don't spend more than about 5-10 minutes on keyword research, but even that can be enough to ensure that you're targetting the best ones.

    After all, if you're taking the time to create great content, it makes sense to give it the best chance of being found.

  6. techniche profile image64
    technicheposted 5 years ago

    Nopes ,, I do not do the same too. It affects the writing style. But when you talk about micro niche sites , then of course , you got to do that.

  7. livewirez profile image74
    livewirezposted 5 years ago

    For me no, I just simply focus on writing useful article and hopefully and I don't mind any keywords.

  8. JimTxMiller profile image77
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Depends on what I'm going to write. More often than not, I will check out potential keywords for the subject I have in mind, and this keyword list is saved at the top of my research notes. Every now and then a keyword will pop up that suggests another angle to the topic that I had not originally considered. But for me keywords are just another tool that I use without letting them use me.

  9. starstream profile image77
    starstreamposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I check them out before choosing  title and subject.  It likely would improve my number of views to pay more attention to keyword popularity.

  10. nayaz1625 profile image71
    nayaz1625posted 5 years ago

    I have never tried so far - neither for hubpages here or for my websites and blogs. I only write few things that cross my mind on my blogs, my hubs are mostly answers to questions posted by other hubbers while my websites follow specific syllabus for accounting.
    However, I think I will have to give it a try as I find so many people talking about it now. As Paul Maplesden just said, it does make sense to try making your writings more visible on search engines and be read by a bigger audience. That is the purpose of writing after all.
    So, I'll have to learn how to do that.

 
working