Advice Requested

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (9 posts)
  1. P.M. pen profile image60
    P.M. penposted 8 years ago

    I have some writing experience behind me,  but little experience with SEO or web promotion. I decided that Hubpages would be a great learning experience to help me broaden my horizons, but have literally had to start at square oneâ�¦and I was wondering if some of you more experienced hubbers could take a quick look at my hubs and give a little advice.

    I first decided to start a group of hubs which focused primarily on frugal living, saving money, and making money; I thought they would be popular topics.  But now I am wondering if they are too popular for me to be able to generate desired traffic. Any insight on this, as well as constructive criticism concerning my hubs would be greatly appreciated.

    I have to add that I have been very encouraged reading all the posts from hubbers here in the forums. There is a something really encouraging about the spirit of a place where fellow writers are so helpful and encouraging to one another. Cheers to all!

    1. Grills Guy profile image57
      Grills Guyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think if you are a good writer and you stick to a niche like you have, you will eventually see results.

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages!!! smile
    Try building some backlinks AND ...

    Patience my friend, is a virtue! tongue

    In most cases, hubs take some time to rank high in SERPs especially for topics with some competition.

    1. P.M. pen profile image60
      P.M. penposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice!  I know that patience is going to be necessary as ranking with the search engines is not going to happen overnight.

      But I guess my real question was whether or not I should essentially "start over" and write a group of hubs with a topic that does not already have so much competition.

  3. Appletreedeals profile image75
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    Even if a niche seems heavily competitive, you just may be able to narrow your focus more.

    for instance the "Save money" or "coupons" niches may be very tough to get ranked for, but maybe a more focused "save money with left-handed widgets" or "coupons for women's clothes" direction may be easier to rank for. or maybe not. Just a little keyword research will help you decide.

    even if you are not ready to get into a lot of seo, you MUST at least do some keyword research if you want your hubs found.

    do a hub search here for "keywords". There is a lot of valuable advice from experienced hubbers that will help you.


  4. Internetwriter62 profile image81
    Internetwriter62posted 8 years ago

    Personally, I think you are doing very well, you only joined two weeks ago and you have already achieved a hubber ranking of 87, that is excellent. Also as to traffic, the beginning can be frustrating at times. I suggest you back link, and promote your hubs by tweeting them everyday, that helps. Most of all you need to be patient. It takes time. Hang in there, you are doing a great job.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Generating traffic takes time and we all had to first establish a web presence. Once you do that with marketing your urls then traffic starts building. Make a schedule, one two days to maybe write, research, tweak and edit, another day promoting, etc. A routine will help set a ryhthm. Use search at the top right of the page here and you will find all sorts of awesome and helpful articles answering questions about traffic. Don't be too hard on yourself and for competition, we dont all share information per verbatim. smile welcome to HubPages!

  6. Ladybird33 profile image67
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    You will get there, backlinking, social networking and it will come together.  You are starting off very nicely.  Welcome.

    1. P.M. pen profile image60
      P.M. penposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for all the helpful info and encouragement!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)