I have 1 or 2 hubs that do much better for traffic then the rest. I recently realized I was missing a trick, that I could place some relevant products in the hub and possibly make a sale or two. Other common mistakes I make is to forget to check the summary text to make sure its appealing and has at least my main keyword. So thats missing out on potential traffic by not attracting them in the first place with the summary text and wasting them when they get to a hub by not offering them the chance to spend some money! Back linking? Sure, but first we gotta make sure we are not losing opportunities by being less appealing or less monazited (assuming you would like to earn something from any hub).
Are there simple tricks like mine that you sometimes over look and kick yourself later for?
I think it is important to match your content with your monetization model. I'm constantly catching myself and reminding myself to keep that balance that converts.
Mike, could you be a little more specific for those of us who don't have our heads quite wrapped around SEO strategy? What do "...match your content with your monetization model" and "...that balance that converts" mean?
Conventional thinking says AdSense and Amazon (or eBay) do not mix well, because the on-page text is so different.
AdSense generally works well with text that more or less does not relay much detailed information so that the reader may click the AdSense ad to find what they need, which is usually more information.
Amazon or eBay, for example, would typically work best with detailed product review or "sales pitch" type text, leading the reader to the Amazon/eBay displays towards (hopefully) a purchase.
Hubpages is unique in that it attracts both types of traffic, so a clear demarcation is less important than it would usually be (as with a blog), but still important.
I just try to think along with the potential reader, and create the page to match what I view as their journey within the page.
I've missed a lot of them, especially in my early hubs.
In the past few weeks I have gone back and improved some of them-- especially the lower rated ones.
1.) making multiple text boxes instead of one.-- adding sub titles, improving spacing, using bold type or italics in some areas.
2.) Adding news or rss feeds. adding links
3.) adding graphics, captions, videos
4.) editing tags
5.) making sure comments are answered and other misc. stuff.
I only just found out about summaries-- so working on that, too.
I've been here two months and only sold one Amazon product. I really haven't cracked Amazon at all .
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