Does anyone know:
1. How to determine keywords that help generate the best traffic for a hubpage?
2. Is there a way to know the keywords that people use to find your hubs?
Please add to my (little bit of) knowledge!
<snip promotional links>
Add Google analytics code to your hubs . That's a great way to find out the exact keywords people search for to reach your hubs from search engines. Another good way is to use a keyword research software and search for a broad keyword to get the other relevant narrower keywords being searched for under that niche.You can either use a paid service like Wordtracker or Google's very own keyword research tool
Great suggestion on the Google Analytics to the hub! This will help, as you say, for traffic coming from the search engines. What I would still like to know, is how to be sure I'm showing up to Hubbers for the right keyword search. Weird thing is, I'll do a search, say for "online business", which is a tag for nearly all my 15 hubs, and others of lower score show up. Why is this??? Still baffled about that.
Although a lot of the traffic to the hubs is from hubpages itself, I am not too sure what parameters the hub search uses while showing the results to a search term.From the search I just did on online business ,it appears to me that apart from the tags you use ,their relevance to the content, traffic (popularity) and content quality , it also takes in account how new the hub is (and I could be wrong).As for Google analytics , I should rephrase what I said . It wouldn't just show you the keywords people use on search engines to find your hub , but every keyword that leads to your hub no matter what site.This makes me think that if someone clicks on a tag from the tag cloud on hubpages to reach your hub , then analytics will catch that too.
Simple way of doing it to input your keyword or phrase in the search box of "google suggest" and hold the down arrow key. It will display the most searched keyword or phrase.
Thanks all! Your answers have given me some solid direction on the topic.
by aoiffe3797 years ago
I have a topic that I researched in Google keyword tool.There were thre columns- Competition,Global Search and Local Search. WhatI realize from reading other hubbers is that traffic and clicks depend on 'evergreen'...
by Life at DrTom's7 years ago
I know that the choice of keywords is important. But can you have too many keywords? What is wrong with using every word you can think of?
by Liz Elias6 years ago
Greetings-- I have been reading quite a bit on this topic lately, trying to learn more. I have learned quite a bit about what they are, and where/how many times they should be placed. My new question...
by Ethan Green5 years ago
I've read a lot about the importance of doing keyword research, but then you also get the impression that to really do that research properly can take a long time unless you get lucky early on or really know what you...
by Robie Benve5 years ago
I love to see what people were looking for when they found my hubs, it helps me choosing new titles and see which questions I left unanswered.I was hoping to see keywords under Traffic Sources, but I have to click on...
by sunforged7 years ago
As pointed out in a recent thread, the way hubpages serves analytics code doesnt allow for the functionality of checking which keyword/ search string brings traffic to hubpages via the google image search.From my...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.