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So I have a Question

  1. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image73
      Faybe Bayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There's some really good videos on how to use the kwyword tool on youtube smile

    2. Flightkeeper profile image74
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ohma, I do the same thing. It makes perfect sense.  I incorporate the keywords so that it flow naturally with the hub.

  3. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone I appreciate your answers.

    Faybe Bay you are doing fine.

  4. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    I would suggest placing keywords in tags and content, but as already mentioned, I'de avoid keyword 'stuffing'. smile

  5. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Wren. That is what I was thinking to but I get a little confused over the terminology sometimes.

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image82
      wrenfrost56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean, sometimes I find myself just getting to grips with something and then I find theres something else I want to learn. Still it's all good fun, right and if you never ask you'll never know. smile

  6. Appletreedeals profile image71
    Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago

    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.


    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your explanation!

  7. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Appletreedeals, That was a fantastic explanation.