High search volume, low competition keywords yet no traffic!

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  1. greathub profile image63
    greathubposted 13 years ago

    Hi hubbers

    I have written two hubs with very high search volume keywords and I have chosen those keywords which had least competition. Its been 3 weeks but there has been no traffic at all from any search engine.

    Please share reasons why this is happening and solutions to resolve this problem.

    1. Healthy Living Is profile image55
      Healthy Living Isposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Keep trying and research.  you will get traffic

    2. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Please share these keywords otherwise we'll just be throwing darts at a dartboard while blindfolded.

      1. darkside profile image68
        darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Supply Management Snapshots and Mechanical Engineering Jobs: Petrochemical Plants are the hubs you're referring to, seeing that they're published 2 and 4 weeks ago respectively, and the last one before that was published 8 months ago.

        Looking at Supply Management Snapshots I'll assume that "Supply Management Snapshots" and "strategic supply management" are the keywords you're referring to, seeing that one is used as the title, and the other as your URL.

        If that is the case, I'm wondering how you came to the conclusion that these have "very high search volume keywords"?

        1. greathub profile image63
          greathubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          The best three keywords (which i consider best and may not be best in ur expert opinion ) i used:

          supply management strategy
          supply management strategies
          global supply management

          They all have high search volumes and low advertiser competition.

          1. darkside profile image68
            darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            The low advertiser competition is of interest to Adwords advertisers. To me that says there are less of them. Which isn't a good thing for Adsense Publishers.

            The estimated average CPC of your targeted keywords is excellent, but the Global Monthly Search Volume isn't what I'd consider to be very high, or high. I'd call it low. Still though, if it's something that you're interested in, then go for it.

            [strategic supply management] $5.06 and 260 (searches per month)
            [supply management strategies] $3.73 and 91 (searches per month)
            [supply management strategy] $4.92 and 36 (searches per month)
            [global supply management] $5.82 and 480 (searches per month)

            If you're using the Adwords Keyword Tool you need to change the Match Type from Broad to Exact, so you get an accurate result for what people are actually for.

            For [supply management strategy] there is less than two people in the entire world who are using Google to search for that term. You're really going to need to be sitting on the first page of results, and if not in the number 1 position then at least 2 or 3 if you wish to have that one person a day to click through and land on your hub.

            Once on your hub there is no guarantee that they'll then click on an ad.

            If I were you I'd change the title of your hub from "Supply Management Snapshots" to "Global Supply Management" to give yourself a fighting chance.

            1. greathub profile image63
              greathubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the useful suggestions darkside.

              I have visited the Adwords page and found that I was using this tool incorrectly.

              Thanks for the advice.

              I will change the keywords. Will let u know about tweaking results soon!

              1. darkside profile image68
                darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                A "Broad" search is useful for when I'm unsure of what I'm looking for, but once I've locked onto a keyword phrase I'll change it to "Exact" so I can see just how much search volume it's pulling per month.

                There's no hard and fast rule as to how much CPC a person should aim for (which is only a very loose guide, particularly for an Adsense Publisher who only get a percentage of whatever Google is being paid) or how much search volume. More will mean it's harder to rank high, but if you do it's great. The lower it is the easier it should be to rank highly. A case in point is that if no one is searching for it, then a person can easily secure number 1 position. Which of course is worthless.

                But it is surprising to see something that has only 36 searches a month ("supply management strategy") could have such a high average estimated CPC of $4.92. It would be nice if you could capitalise on that, and if you do you will at least know that while it could be a nice little earner that you won't get great streams of traffic.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image87
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      When you say least competition, what do you mean?  Least competition from advertisers interested in those products, or least competition from other websites?  And how did you work that out?

      1. bgamall profile image70
        bgamallposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Write one million hubs and you will get lucky.

        1. mymagicview profile image68
          mymagicviewposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          +1 great! I want to write 2500 hubs.

      2. greathub profile image63
        greathubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        i am talking about advertiser competition. it is listed against keyword in google adwords

  2. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 13 years ago

    Any good-quality backlinks to the hubs?

    Sometimes it takes a good link or two to get on Google's radar, even if there is no competition.

    1. greathub profile image63
      greathubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i have "Digged" both of my pages long ago.

  3. Peter Hoggan profile image67
    Peter Hogganposted 13 years ago

    How did you work out the level of competition?

    1. greathub profile image63
      greathubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i am reffering to advertiser competition which is listed in Google AdWords tool.

  4. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    I had a quick look at your latest two hubs... there appears to be no links from outside HP and they are only 2/4 weeks old.. don't expect miracles

    Also I have not checked the number of searches for the titles of your hubs but in my mind from a fairly diverse business / engineering background I would not expect a huge number of searches around the titles of the hubs (assuming that they reflect your keywords).

  5. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    low competition is not always good...

  6. Appletreedeals profile image68
    Appletreedealsposted 13 years ago

    I only looked at one hub - process piping design - 846k search results is not low competition

    5 - 25k is low competition


  7. ofmelancholy profile image60
    ofmelancholyposted 13 years ago

    low traffic is all that matters in hubpages and many people have that problem.


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