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

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  1. Stickypony profile image70
    Stickyponyposted 6 years ago

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

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 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 image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

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

  4. Neinahpets profile image87
    Neinahpetsposted 6 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 image74
    Paul Maplesdenposted 6 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 image61
    technicheposted 6 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 image70
    livewirezposted 6 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 image74
    JimTxMillerposted 6 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 image71
    starstreamposted 6 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 image70
    nayaz1625posted 6 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.


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