I have changed the title, and have one more picture to add. Is it interesting at all? I spent a lot of time on this hub. is it worth it? Is Stumbleupon no follow as that is where my backlinks will come from.I have 7 hubs but not much income.Thanks
Brakel, like others have said - if you're writing to make money, don't write about current events.
Most Hubs don't earn much at first, and gradually build up as time goes by. If you write about a current event, then by the time your Hub is "mature" enough to be earning, it's old news.
I'm wondering if you've picked up the basic idea of keywords but missed the point? The keyword is not enough, you also need to consider what people are looking for when they type in that keyword.
You make money when people come to your Hub looking for (a) a solution to a problem, (b) an answer to a question or (c) information about a product. If you've written a relevant Hub, the advertisements will offer your visitor one of those three things, and they will click on the ad.
I'd suggest you stop worrying about keywords and start writing from your own knowledge and interest. Ask yourself what topics you could write about that people are looking for. I'd have thought you could use your psychology background to good effect. Take a look at Veronica's Hubs.
Oh, and be aware that you can't really judge the success or failure of any Hub until it's been in existence for six months or so.
I have been writing what interests me some of the time and thinking at the time that other people would be interested, like in a rare hailstorm. I guess that I am not thinking clearly about what interests others. Thanks for your observations. At least I am having fun writing and interracting with others. Thanks.
I reviewed your hub and the format is okay, but not great. But, then again, I'm not a professional.
It's seems like it is quite long enough and has plenty of information on it, so that part is good.
Your tags seem to be fine also. So, overall I would say you have a good hub to work with and possibly earn from.
I'm sure others will give different advice.
I hope I helped.
Thank you for your comments. I really try. Maybe things will get better as I write more hubs.
You're welcome. And, keep on writing. That is one of the keys, besides writing of quality. Content, true quality, that gives someone something, either impactful or informative, is always king.
Giving your viewer/reader something of value, then you will be rewarded.
Hi brakel, I read your hub and thought it very good. I left you a comment. By the way, I have a couple of travel type hubs that didn't get viewed much at first and have now become more popular.
The information and writing are very good, but I do see a problem with your keywords. Most of the terms that you use either have hardly anyone searching for them (violent storms, storms in the southwest), or are going to be impossible to rank for (insurance, homes, etc.).
You really have to have a more targeted keyword in mind when you write to give your hub a fighting chance of being found--that and a bunch of backlinks. In the case of this hub, I might have tried something like "storm shelters," which gets a bit more traffic and is probably easier to rank for in the search engines.
Thank you, and I know that you are right. I enjoyed writing it, but then I wondered who would care. The only positive thing is that "storms" is supposed to be a good keyword. Maybe I could find an exciting keyword to add. You are very helpful.
Lrohner made some really good points.
My feedback would be to consider if you can shift the content away from being about a specific incident in a specific location, and turn it into something more "evergreen."
When you write about a current event, and then that event passes, you tend to see a lot of traffic drop off.
Thank you, and I know that you are right. I enjoyed writing it, but then I wondered who would care. The only positive thing is that "storms" is supposed to be a good keyword. Maybe I could find an exciting keyword to add. You are very helpful. Congratulations on your 100 score. Rea.
Enjoyed reading your hub, very good writing.
I would agree with the comments about keywords and earning potential as the search engines need a specific term to latch on to. Not sure what ads are showing were you are but I am seeing UK based insurance companies and compensation claims so maybe the google is much more clever than I thought!
I have left a comment and a well deserved vote up.
Great stuff and keep writing.
Marisa is completely right. By the time you hub starts gaining attention, the news becomes old. Its the issue with every new hub. It takes some time to get attention. I also faced the similar issue when I started 2 years back but I kept on writing hubs on different topics and at last people started coming and gave great feedback.
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