I'm Wondering What I Should Do With the Title of This Article?

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  1. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 5 months ago

    I've tried lots of different titles like "An Idiot's Guide to Power Tools", "A Beginner's Guide to Power Tools", "Power Tools for Beginners" and similar.
    Views have dropped to about 8 per day. I guess what's happening is that people search for information on a specific tool, rather than look for a compendium. I added the names of popular types of power tools in the title a couple of years ago, but views were never much more than 30 per day. It has the featured snippet for "guide to power tools" for over a year.

    https://dengarden.com/home-improvement/ … ower-Tools

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I think you've part answered your own question Eugene - concentrate on specific tools with a separate article for each if possible. Maybe tweak it for now and check on the views per day for the next month and if the views don't rise think about separate articles?

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      How about narrowing it down with titles such as:  What You Need to Know about Buying and Using _________" or "Which Power Tools Are Best to Use for __________"

      1. eugbug profile image98
        eugbugposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Hmm, maybe. I could possibly divide it up into several articles covering the various saws in one guide, sanders in another, drills, grinder tools etc. It's a pity there's no way of getting multiple titles to feed into one URL. Cordless drills are a popular tool, so maybe I could call it "What You Need to Know about Buying and Using Cordless Drills" and keep that content at the top, but then lead the reader into the next section which covers all the other types of tools.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I don't think so because doing this would lose your focus.  However, you could use paragraph heading 3 to separate sections.  I do that sometimes and it works pretty well. That way you could have a more generalized title and still discuss the various tools.  However, I think dividing the article up is your best bet if you want good views.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      It seems like a good bit of it is about drills. Maybe you should break it up into separate hubs, one of them something like A Beginners Guide to Power Drills, How to Use a Power Drill or How to Choose a Power Drill.
      It seem to me that some one is more likely to search for "How to use a power drill" than "How to use power tools." I'm no SEO expert, that's just my two cent worth.

  2. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 5 months ago

    Some stuff from Google:

    how to buy power tools

    power tool knowledge

    learn to use power tools

    power tools for home renovation

    must have power tools

  3. Ladymermaid profile image90
    Ladymermaidposted 5 months ago

    Google is putting the answer at the top of the search page so why would anyone need to search further. Grrrr...

  4. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 5 months ago

    Beginners already know what they are, and experienced people already know what they know. Keeping it short seems a good thing.

    How about "Learn About Basic Power Tools" or "Decode Basic Woodworking Tools"?

    1. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I seem to be in first position in SERPs already for "Learn About Basic Power Tools". The tools covered are for woodworking but also metalwork, home maintenance, crafting, decorating etc. I probably need to do some work to find out what's the most searched for term.

      1. profile image0
        RTalloniposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Learn About...as opposed to Decode Basic... is more of an attention getter for readers, but it occurs to me that it might be a good idea to do a series of tool posts for each one. So much more could be posted on each tool that you could have a great series of useful but shorter articles.

  5. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 5 months ago

    Have you tried "A Beginner's Guide to Power Tools Used For Home Maintenance, Construction, Woodwork, Metal Fabrication and Crafts" ?  Or how about "A DIY Guide to Power Tools Used For Home Maintenance, Construction, Woodwork, Metal Fabriacation and Crafts"?  Just thinking about how I would search for info on power tools.

    1. eugbug profile image98
      eugbugposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds good but only the first 70 characters are displayed, so I'd have to choose the word after "used for" wisely if I went for those titles. I think the problem is that people search for specific information about a particular power tool rather than searching for all encompassing guides. It's worth trying all those titles though. I wonder how long it takes for a new title to start improving traffic?

  6. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 5 months ago

    Eugene, I am not sure what kind of traffic you are going to get with this subject. Maybe double digits is the best you can hope for. After all, if you had written an article about "Reasons Things Dont Start" it is going to get a lot less traffic than "Why Your Lawn Mower Will Not Start". I think it is the same thing with this article.
    If I am looking at a drill I am not going to search for such a general article. It is the same in the area I write in, and I think all of the other people that write in niche subjects will tell you that it is the same for them too. "How to grow your garden" is less likely to get traffic than "Tips on how to grow organic lavender" and "RV problems" is less likely to get traffic than "How to find out why your RV septic system is not working".
    Since you are so knowledgeable in this area, I think you should write more detailed articles about each of the power tools in your original article.

  7. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 5 months ago

    Dr Mark and Sherry, I agree with what you all suggest. I'll probably break it down into sections for the moment until I create enough content to have an article for each tool. So I could have articles about tools for e.g. drilling, sawing, grinding, cutting, carving, sanding etc and group the appropriate tools together into each one.


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