I have a question about Key Words

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  1. Dorsi profile image88
    Dorsiposted 14 years ago

    When you have a hub that touches on several things, is it better to focus on fewer key tags- or use them all?
    Does having too many key tags hurt you as far as getting googled?
    I've just gone back in and deleted some of mine that didn't really seem as relevant now that I looked at them again.
    It's amazing how these Hubs develop over time, and being able to edit them is a wonderful thing!

    1. darkside profile image71
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it can.

      It's called "keyword stuffing".

      Also there's a point where readers will be put off by the overuse of the same or too many similar words.

      1. Dorsi profile image88
        Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I actually meant the "key tags" that Iist we on the side of the hub- not the actual words in the hub. Sorry!

  2. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 14 years ago

    Read the guidelines for Flagship Hubs and follow those, would be my suggestion.

    1. Dorsi profile image88
      Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  3. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    The keywords you place at the the side in the form of tags, should also be present within your hubs content so as to create a relevancy for the search engine spiders, so often many people just add highly relevant keyword tags at the side and then unfocused ones within the content.

    I always try to add or rather sprinkle a few relevant keywords around, and also some long tail keyword phrases work pretty well too.

    1. Dorsi profile image88
      Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That makes alot of sense. When I write I need to keep that in mind- thanks!

  4. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    One of the best things about hub pages is you can go back and edit them and test and tweak them and through the google analytics see what keywords are driving more traffic and keep on testing and tweaking.

    It's all about one big test of getting it right, then when you have, move onto the next hub and make sure it brings in traffic, I'm currently going through some of my hubs and changing slight things, more on an experimental level, tweaking different things, much like you would do if you have adsense placed elsewhere that you have placed ads yourself and can edit them and refine them.

    1. Catherine Behan profile image58
      Catherine Behanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      "google analytics"?  What is that?  Sounds a little left brained for this creative soul, but I want to learn the magic of drawing traffic to my writing.

      Thanks in advance for any info!


  5. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Me too, Catherine.  I'm signed up but don't really understand what I'm supposed to get out of it.

    I can see where it tells me what keywords people have used to get to my site, but that only tells me I've got those keywords - it doesn't tell me which ones I'm missing, does it?  so how does that help? 

    Besides, at this stage (with only 15,000 views) most keywords have only been searched a handful of times each.

    1. Dorsi profile image88
      Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I'm beginning to think learning key words/tags and phrases is probably really critical. Probably something really worth learning about.

    2. waynet profile image67
      waynetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Google analytics assumes you have done some keyword research to get your top few keywords, so your results are based upon what you have created and when you find out what keywords are performing well you elaborate on them with a few variations or mispellings.

      Analytics is like a testing tool that helps you tweak your sites if you get to know everything in the menus.

      I was a little puzzled at first, but I came around when I found out where people were coming from in the world, what browsers they were using, what keywords they used to find my sites and what pages they were exiting or bouncing off of.

      Just explore it some more...is what I say!

  6. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Dorsi, did you know you can edit the quote if you want?  Just backspace out the bit you don't want.   And if you start typing after the [ / quote ] sign, you'll see the quote first and your comment after, which makes more sense.

    1. Dorsi profile image88
      Dorsiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I thought that looked odd the way I was doing that!

  7. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 14 years ago

    If you go to www.nichebot.com, you can see how many people search for a given keyword, and what other keywords they also search for.

    The basic level is free, and then if you want, for example, 500 "long tail" keywords related to yours, you can pay for that info. I think the basic search gives you 20 or 50. That's usually plenty for me.


  8. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Jenny - I just went to the site and can only find a special offer, $1 for the first 14 days offer - not a free option.  Maybe it's hidden somewhere?

    1. Inspirepub profile image75
      Inspirepubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm, I don't know. It was free back when we started using it (nearly a year ago) - maybe that was an initial deal that got replaced by the $1 trial later.

      That's REALLY annoying, because overture is so ancient history, and nichebot was my freebie recommendation to the families in our program.

      Blast it!

      Anyone else know of a free site where you can see compiled search data?

      I mean, Darkside could probably build one in seven and a half minutes using the Dogpile feed - surely someone else HAS ...?


  9. MrMarmalade profile image70
    MrMarmaladeposted 14 years ago

    Jenny your comments are making a lot of sense to me.
    Thank you

  10. bluewings profile image59
    bluewingsposted 14 years ago

    Wordtracker has a free keyword generation tool that gives you the first 100 searched keywords and the number of times they are searched for , but it pales before their paid version which generates 1000s of long tailed keywords although the latter requires a monthly payment of $59.

  11. Lissie profile image66
    Lissieposted 14 years ago

    I use keyword elite - its not free over $100 but excellent - if anyone wants to buy it send me an email and I will send u my affiliate link!  If you want to see it in action check out http://bloggerunleashed.com/tools/keywo … -for-bans/
    this video- note  Ihavent got seoelite- its on my Xmas list!

  12. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    I personally use the adwords tool which really adds some unique benefits to my keyword research https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    The adwords tool also gives ad competition data too.

    I would also recommend this site too for lots of website related tools and seo options to play with and optimize your hubs and stuff. http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/

  13. Catherine Behan profile image58
    Catherine Behanposted 14 years ago

    Thank you so much, Wayne.

    I am brand spanking new and you have made some simple sense to me.

    I checked out the other post with the SEO link and adwords.  I really appreciate it.  I may ask more questions as I explore.


  14. profile image51
    stevoeposted 14 years ago

    i use freekeywords.wordtracker.com to research potential keywords. its the best free research tool out there


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