Fresh on the heels of accolades, we've just released another new feature that I'm pretty excited about. You can now see the top search terms that people are using to reach your hubs broken out by search engine. To see it in action, just navigate to one of your popular hubs, click on "Stats" and then "Keywords". The data will generally be refreshed once a day.
Great new feature, already adding in newly discovered keywords. Is it possible to add in keywords for the last 1 day (or 7 days) as well? I'd always wanted to see whether recent additions in keywords have any effect on a hub and don't know how to do this in analytics. Pretty please?
Yes Marisa, but I believe he was referring to tags but I added them in the post itself. Let me know if I still need to be careful not to overdo this. I am not really into keyword stuffing, just added in the odd one or two that I think is relevant to my page.
I surely plan to better target the keywords that are working that are worthwhile now that the data is easier to view. Of course like Paul was implying, you don't want to go overboard either.
Then again for the more competitive keywords one must often flirt with the boundaries to get top rankings. In my opinion your living on a razors edge when your top 3 on Google. Your content must be highly optimized to get there, but go a bit too far and your penalized. Worse yet no one knows exactly what all the rules are.
The 75 hub score you mention is wrong on 2 counts. The author must maintain a 75 author score for outgoing links to be "Do Follow" links on all of their hubs.
Individual hub scores must be at least 45 to have "Do Follow" links. Even if a hub were to have the "No Follow" attribute added to its links this would in no way effect a search engine's ability to "see" your hub.
"No Follow" simply tells the search engines which use this attribute not to follow the outgoing links and pass along PageRank to the web page that is linked to. Google is the main search engine which uses the "No Follow" attribute.
I'd be careful about doing that, it might appear to search engines that you are "over-optimizing" and it may have the opposite effect to what you intend.
One area that this data could be useful is in identifying topics that you could expand into new hubs. For instance, maybe you got some traffic for a term that you only touched on briefly in a hub, or even that was brought up in a comment. A new hub that addresses that subject more completely may well be able to compete nicely for that and related terms.
I love new sayings and ways with words, the wrench and hammer saying is so pictorial and says exactly what you mean with just a few words. I think there could be a whole new forum topic about favourite sayings and expressions. My mum had a saying for almost every occasion and I look forward to being able to use your saying in a conversation, I think it's really clever!
Wow - I'm impressed. Another cool tool. Love that you pick up on the details, the different ways to help the users and the site to gain a better footing by way of an overstuffed Hubtool Box. Cool ... and thankyou
This is pretty much exactly like what I requested not too long ago. Thank You, Thank You! This is so much easier to see it all on one page than digging all through Google Analytics. Now I can easily find which keywords are working and tweak as needed.
Any chance of getting a real time Ajax feed that aggregates all our hub's keywords to one page like I use on my web sites? j/k the bandwidth usage would kill hubpages's servers. It is a cool SEO toy to have though.
I just saw this today and I thought "wow" this is great. It shows the phrases and whether they're from Google, etc. I do use Google Analytics for a couple of sites of mine and I wondered about putting some of my Hubs on Analytics, too. But this not only takes of that it also gives me ideas on topics to write. Thanks!
Keywords playing a key role here too. And I simply ignored various websites who specializes in keyword related issues. Wonder now how much all the words, that I had written in my hubs, depends so much on one key for each. I begin to fear that these are the keys for my mind too. And to all those who writes here. Interesting!
This is great! I just checked one of my more popular hubs and the keywords gave me all kinds of new ideas! It's good to see that, by the keywords used, that the traffic I'm getting to that hub is the type I intended as well. :-)
When I saw this new feature on the hub stats I was not sure how I would use it. Returning to it and looking at how it works on some of my older HubPages I can see how useful this will be. It is so handy to have it there on the stats of the hub. Thank you very much. I appreciate this new feature and will try to make good use of it.
Thanks again for this useful tool. As a new writer, I used it to learn what was actually working in EACH hub. this helped me learn more about SEO from direct experience.
A few weeks ago I posted about feeling overwhelmed. Since that time HubPages has really helped me begin to learn more. Helpful people, great new tools, the 60DC, and tons of relevant new hubs have all been great learning tools for me.
...A BIG "Thank you!" to the staff and active, professional members here at HP.
Really? I've checked about 4 hubs from 2007 and a few recent ones, and they all feature the searched terms. If you're not getting good traffic, then you probably won't see any searched terms because the data will be limited. Check your more popular hubs and hubs that get more views.
Oh dear, I've just checked my top trafficked hubs and have written down enough titles of new hubpages from the keyword search terms to keep me busy to the tune of at least 223 more hubpages...back to work then for me!!!!lol!
Ha... I did the same thing... Or at least had the idea to do so. I opened a new hub from on of my popular existing ones, using a title from one of the terms found on my list of search terms. When I finish the many I have in my to-do's and my growing notebook of organized series, I'll hopefully get around to making another list in my notebook using search terms found on my more popular hubs.
HubPages is making busy bee's out of many...
Busy bee's who should be writing papers and not playing on hubpages and on line. :-/ Ha... Yes, I have a paper I'm supposed to be working on; I need about 4 more pages by Sunday, although ideally in 30 minutes before I get off work. ha
I'm lucky I've got nothing better to do other than writing hubpage content and ebooks for online businesses, work is underway on them 223 hubpages aswell as the 60+ unpublished hubpages in my account dashboard....I like it when Hubpages makes new stuff to get us busy and also keep us motivated with new tools and the recent accolades which was nice.
this is such a fun feature. so handy to check and as others have said, it gives us great ideas on writing hubs that can be linked together. I have found some great ideas for new hubs. also helps me see what I could add to the hub.
This is really helpful and will help me get more traffic. Although I do have Google Analytics I find it a little fiddly and it is nice having everything in one place! Thanks for making the site even better!