Book Review tags or keywords

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (6 posts)
  1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    I've attempted 2 hubs that are book reviews.  I enjoyed writing them both, as I love to read, but neither has really gotten any traffic... and the scores are lower than I'm used to seeing.  It was my first attempt at book reviews, and I'm wondering if I've missed the mark somewhere.

    Any ideas would be appreciated, and any tips on what sort of keywords and tags to use with this type of hub would be great.

    Thank you. … -President

  2. goldenpath profile image68
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    Great question!  I've started a series and already posted a couple product evaluations.  No spectacular events yet.  I'm still researching the keyword thing as I obviously am still clueless on optimizing my keywords.

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Its fairly new to me too.  I've got author names, titles, plus some generic stuff like "book review" "children's book review" etc.  But, I'm not driving any traffic to them. 

      When its more of a technical, or home improvement article, etc., I'm starting to figure out the keyword game, but a book review seems so straighforward... But, unless someone is looking for the particular book I am reviewing, I'm not sure how to get them to my hub.

      Eh.  Maybe someone else has some better ideas... I'll let you know if I figure anything out.

  3. travelespresso profile image78
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    Hello ThoughtfulSpot....I know exactly what you mean.  I enjoy writing book reviews too and I've published a couple here on Hubpages. 

    They're on armchair travel which is a very popular genre, but I get very little traffic.  A few people have left very nice comments so they enjoyed them but I too am at a loss to know what to do with them!

    Its such a good question.  I will follow this thread with interest.

  4. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    I feel folks read more on impulse more and more these days as busy lifestyles really aren't conducive to searching for reviews.  I did many book reviews on Squidoo a couple years ago and they never got much traffic nor ever made money.  It's a fun thing to do but maybe not a good money maker.  Just my experience.

    Peace smile

  5. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    Thanks all for the commments.  I'll probably keep doing them as I get a chance to read (which isn't often) because they are easy and fun for me... but maybe I just shouldn't expect too much out of them.

    Katiem2- That's a really good point.  I used to go browse the bookstore or library, and ask the people there for rec's and look around online... but, now I'm more likely to pick up a book that catches my eye at the grocery store - if I have time to read at all.  I guess I'm not alone.


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)