Anyone Familiar with Traffic Travis?

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  1. west40 profile image61
    west40posted 8 years ago

    I think I am writing a really great hub with great keywords and I feel I use them in the correct places and then put it into traffic travis and the best score I can get is a D+.  I'm going to pull my hair out!!!  Am I missing something?

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    *bump* your thread. I have not used that which you speak of, but I am interested in hearing from others. Hence, the reason for my *bump*. smile

    1. west40 profile image61
      west40posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, maybe someone will see it and have some advise

  3. MyWebs profile image83
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    Traffic Travis is pretty good software. It scores based on some of the following factors:

    If your "Title" has the keywords in it.

    If the "Summary Text" has your keywords in it.

    If the "Meta Keywords" has your keywords in it <--- This one you have no control over on hubpages and it will lower your score. Don't worry about this one as Meta Keywords are pretty much worthless to most search engines.

    If <H1>, <h2> and <h3> tags have keywords in them.

    Just click on the "Report summary" tab then select your page in the drop down box to see the details for your grade. Anything in red text your score is getting dinged for.

    I'm pretty good at SEO and the best score I get in Traffic Travis usually is a B+ because of the Meta Keyword ding. Sometimes I also get dinged for my keyword density being too low. Page I just tested got dinged for this, but it is still about #5 on Google so this one is not all that important either in my opinion. Otherwise they would be A's.

    1. west40 profile image61
      west40posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you mywebs - I must be an idiot - I ran my newest hub through the page analysis the first time - went to the report made what I thought were the correct changes and my score went from a D to a D+ - I guess it is some improvement.

      1. thisisoli profile image68
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If you look on the summary page after you have ran the analasys all the things which need improvement should be highlighted in red.

        Remember though, the summary is only a guideline for a specific keyword. Use tools like traffic travis for suggestions on how to improve the SEO of your page, but don't end up letting tools like that dictate the layout and content of a webpage!

        1. MyWebs profile image83
          MyWebsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well said.

          I really like to use Traffic Travis to sum up page 1 competition for a keyword. It makes it rather obvious what your chances are and any holes there you could easily fill by doing a better job.

          1. ruanz3 profile image64
            ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Affirmative. I like throwing in a keyword and checking the difficulty rating. I dont know how to read the other stuff so much so that difficulty rating is pretty useful. Do you think its accurate MyWebs?

            1. MyWebs profile image83
              MyWebsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Based upon the few items I compared from TT to live results in Google it seems to be accurate usually.

              I did use the SEO analysis on a keyword I'm already top ten for from one of my hubs and it said in that section that my hub didn't contain the keyword in the Title, Description and H1 tag. All of which I do have, but my Title isn't an exact match. So maybe this is what its looking for: exact matches with no extra trailing keywords.

              So I would have to say its possibly not 100% accurate depending on the criteria it uses, which I'm not sure of yet.

              Now that I look again I do get green check marks for all items. Maybe it was just a one off error?? Who knows...

              I would have went for an exact matching hub's Title but I didn't think I could hit top ten for it so I added extra keywords to capture easier long tail keywords. But I did end still end up top ten for the harder keywords for the main phrase I was afraid of, a medium competitive keyword phrase. DOH teach me to wimp out and still win the harder way lol

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Thank you MyWebs. Much appreciated. smile

  5. ruanz3 profile image64
    ruanz3posted 8 years ago

    I find TT pretty handy and not too hard to use. Mywebs have already explained how to use it. If you check the summery page it tells you everything and where you can improve. Dont worry i also got a few D+'s at the start, but than again i wasnt entering any keyword. Lol roll

  6. west40 profile image61
    west40posted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the help, I will work with it some more this evening.


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