When I go to google adwords keyword tool and get my relevent key words shoul I be putting them in as Tags in my hub?
I'm sure someone will answer this better, but I would say yes. Also use them in your title and url if possible, and in your opening paragraph-- perhaps, too in your graphics captions. All the places the search engines robots will find them. Make sure you are using them naturally and not "stuffing" into every nook and cranny of your manuscript where they look obviously forced.
I usually publish first and then do the keyword thing I have tried writing around the keyword and am never satisfied with the results.
So when I pick the keywords I am very careful as to their relevance
Am I jabbering? Did that make any sense at all?
You are further ahead than me Ohma, I don't know how to use the tool and gave up for now. When you figure it out let me know. Trying to boost you up, don't want the thread to slip away. We could all use help on this I am sure.
Ohma, I do the same thing. It makes perfect sense. I incorporate the keywords so that it flow naturally with the hub.
Thanks everyone I appreciate your answers.
Faybe Bay you are doing fine.
I would suggest placing keywords in tags and content, but as already mentioned, I'de avoid keyword 'stuffing'.
Thank you Wren. That is what I was thinking to but I get a little confused over the terminology sometimes.
keywords and tags are two different things - most of the time
keywords are used by search engines to find content that matches a user query
tags are labels used to group similar content for site search
i.e. click on a tag named widget and you will get a page of other hubs with widget tags too.
so the two are only sorta related ...
But, But, But ...
sometimes a search engine query,(i.e. Keyword) may retrieve those tags as if they are also keywords. look at some of your Google results sometimes and you may stumble across a few results that have a tag list instead of a site description
So ... go ahead and treat the tags as keywords, it may help, and, contrary to some opinions concerning "orphan tags", I don't think it could hurt.
regarding keyword research, and using them, do a hub search for keywords for some basic guidance, ton of good info available.
again, But, But, But,
if you are not into SEO, (search engine optimization - a term that means writing in a way that helps the search engine find your content), don't stumble in and get overwhelmed, just get an understanding of the basics.
like this ...
Adsense places ads on your content, (you get a cut of this revenue - read "money")based on words advertisers pay for that are related to your content
search engines search for words users ask about - advertisers pay for words people ask about
so, take the phrases: "clouds of white" and "white clouds"
now imagine, nobody ever searches for "white clouds", so nobody wants to pay money to advertise with those words, so a related adsense click would sell for 5 cents, and you would have to wait a long time before some user asked Google to find those words - and your content
now imagine, everybody searches for "clouds of white", so every advertiser wants to buy that term for advertising. a related adsense click could be worth $5 instead of 5 cents, and search engines would be looking for content using "clouds of white" all the time, instead of almost never.
assuming you could shape your content to use either phrase, which one would you use?
I always do keyword research first because I have found it much easier to shape my content with those words in mind as I write, vs. doing it after-the-fact and doing so much editing.
didn't mean to be so long winded, but even if you are not SEO possessed, (as some of us are), or are writing just for the pleasure, why miss opportunities to get some money, and just as importantly, help people find your content.
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