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  1. Doneta Wrate profile image90
    Doneta Wrateposted 9 months ago

    I am in a bit of a quandry.  Before I started my article on the apocrypha,  I researched it on google using the word apocrypha and found only about 5m listings.  But now that I have almost finished the article I have found that there are many listings on the subject that do not use the word apocrypha, but instead like "Why are some books not in the Bible."  Like 70m to 100m.  Now uber suggest says that the second title has a search volume of about 2500.  The word apocrypha has a search volume of 0, but I know it has some because there are listings on Google.  I am trying to decide which way to go with my title.  I tend to want to go with the word apocrypha rather than get lost in the 100m listings.  The thought just occured to me that maybe I could do both by using the sentence title and apocrypha in the body of the article.  What are some of your thoughts?

  2. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 9 months ago

    My thoughts are that you should use the most logical sounding title and write your article in a natural way. Publish it and see how much traffic it gets after about six weeks. If there's nothing, then you can think about adjusting the title.

    Make sure your subheadings include relevant keywords for the topic too smile

    Don't try to over think the SEO aspect - that'll come later with experience. Just write articles that you think people want to read.

    1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image98
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      This is the best advice. The thing with SEO is that you might feel tempted to get too technical with it but when Google updates, it's often looking for results that best match how a person searches for information. People don't search for information on the internet in a technical way, they search the way they think and the way we think is pretty straightforward, really smile

  3. Doneta Wrate profile image90
    Doneta Wrateposted 9 months ago

    Thank you for your advise. I thought I was supposed to wait 6 months before changing a title.  I like the idea of 6 weeks better.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 months ago

    I change titles all the time. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't.

    1. Doneta Wrate profile image90
      Doneta Wrateposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      It is interesting that you say that.  But I like raggededge 6 weeks better because it does take while for Google to do its thing on a listing

  5. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 9 months ago

    Other than the advise here, remebember the URL is something you cannot change and is a very important factor when it comes to ranking an article. So try and put in both your options into the URL. If you know you are writing about a missing book and a particular book without the intention of changing it in the future (to cover another book). I'm quite busy and I know the sentence is hard to make sense of, but my phone's about to die and I'm walking so it's crazy to go back and edit.

    1. Doneta Wrate profile image90
      Doneta Wrateposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      lobobrandon, thank you for taking the time to try and answer out of your busy schedule.  I see value in both your reply and FatFreddys

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Haha, it was not a busy schedule, it was me being busy trying to memorise a map before my phone battery ran out. But, I'm glad you found it helpful.

  6. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 9 months ago

    When I publish a new hub I always plan ahead for the possibility that I may need to change the title later. So I make the URL less specific, but including all important keywords. Remember that you can only specify the URL before publishing. If you don’t change it, then it will default to the title you first used.

    1. Doneta Wrate profile image90
      Doneta Wrateposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Glenn Stok  Lobobrandon was recommending something similar.  I am going to keep that in mind.

  7. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 9 months ago

    Tut-tut - "advice", not "advise", the noun, not the verb, just saying smile

    1. Doneta Wrate profile image90
      Doneta Wrateposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Eugbug  haha tut-tut.  I noticed that after I hit submit wink

      1. Glenn Stok profile image99
        Glenn Stokposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Did you know you can click “edit” under your comment? But you only have a few hours to edit it before that option goes away. wink

        1. Doneta Wrate profile image90
          Doneta Wrateposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          no, I did not know that.  Thank you


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