Small Update to Keywords Tab

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  1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    We made a small update to the Hub Stats Keywords tab today.  If you have a reasonable amount of search traffic to your hub, it may now you show you a list of words that appear frequently in those searches but are not contained in the Hub's title.  This information may be useful for fine tuning your titles.

    This feature is still a work in progress.  We plan to do more with it in the future, but we thought it was useful enough that we'd open it up now.

    1. Sparhawke profile image61
      Sparhawkeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great addition smile

    2. Bimendra gun profile image54
      Bimendra gunposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      great

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      After studying what keywords are driving traffic to my hubs, I have really enjoyed this new feature.  It has been a real asset.  Thanks Hubpages for making the way we drive traffic to our hubs, an easier task.  I'm very glad you all made this upgrade!

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    5. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

      What a great idea!  Thanks!

    6. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years ago

      That does sound useful; I've often gone through the keywords section, trying to find what I've missed.  Thanks!

    7. suziecat7 profile image88
      suziecat7posted 8 years ago

      Thanks!

    8. kmackey32 profile image67
      kmackey32posted 8 years ago

      Sweet... thanks

    9. stephhicks68 profile image91
      stephhicks68posted 8 years ago

      Cool, but isn't the most relevant thing the keywords in your URL, which is established when you start your hub?  You can't change that after your hub is published.  If your title doesn't match the URL closely enough (order, keywords, etc.), that could be a problem too, right?

      1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
        Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The URL is of minor importance.  The Meta Title tag is the most important from what we observe and that is driven by the title of the Hub. 

        Having the main keyword in your title (once)  in our studies has proven to have a significant increase in rankings on search engines.

        The keyword information needs to be used carefully.  It's very important that your Hub is about the keyword in your title. 

        Before rolling this out, we did a few tests.  For example, I noticed a Hub was getting traffic for the keyword "HTC Aria Swype" - I had a hub on how to get unsigned applications installed that mentioned "Swype" in the body of the content and was ranking at the bottom of page 1 and page 2.  Then I tweaked the Title of my Hub to include "Swype".  My new title is "How To Get Swype and Other Applications Installed on the AT&T HTC Aria".  This Hub climbed near the top of page 1 and saw a 60%+ increase in traffic.

        Tuning your titles can be very helpful for tweaking Hubs that are already doing reasonably well, which means that it has probably been a few months after they were originally published.

    10. Dale Nelson profile image40
      Dale Nelsonposted 8 years ago

      Thanks Paul and HP Staff,

      A great idea. However im a little confused as to where to find the keywords tab.

      Is it the keyword suggestions on a hub.
      In traffic analytics
      or a column on hte statistics page
      or am I just not getting the traffic needed
      If so whats the thresh hold.

      Thanks Dale

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
        Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this



        It is on your hubs under the edit/stats/delete/suggest links


        Under stats you will see the keyword tab next to hub metrics.  smile

        1. Dale Nelson profile image40
          Dale Nelsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Arthur.

    11. MM Del Rosario profile image87
      MM Del Rosarioposted 8 years ago

      thanks Paul and the HP staff...

    12. Research Analyst profile image85
      Research Analystposted 8 years ago

      This is a great added feature, thanks!

    13. soni2006 profile image78
      soni2006posted 8 years ago

      I think this will be awesome. I will check it out.

    14. weblog profile image55
      weblogposted 8 years ago

      Nice update smile Thanks!

    15. Wendy Krick profile image75
      Wendy Krickposted 8 years ago

      Great! I'll check it out. Thanks.

    16. Sundaymoments profile image75
      Sundaymomentsposted 8 years ago

      Thanks Paul

    17. soni2006 profile image78
      soni2006posted 8 years ago

      I have updated a few of my hubs according to the percentage displayed via the keyword tab. Let's see what are the results.

    18. agvulpes profile image89
      agvulpesposted 8 years ago

      Yes this does seem like a handy idea but what does the percentage figure represent?

    19. Mike Lickteig profile image86
      Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

      A very cool addition.  I would join in with the others who have praised HubPages for constantly seeking ways to improve.

    20. nasus loops profile image70
      nasus loopsposted 8 years ago

      That's a great addition.  Thanks.

    21. soni2006 profile image78
      soni2006posted 8 years ago

      Okay I will make this whole process simple for all of you:

      According to Mr. Paul Deeds, you need to add the keyword in your hub title through which most people have visited your hub.

      When you will check the stats of some of your well established hubs, you need to press the keyword button. There it will display a list of key phrases and some keywords. On top of that, you may see a single word or more words with percentage. You need to add that keyword in your hub's title to get benefited.

      Addition of the most searched keyword or phrase of your hub in your hub title will bring more targeted visitors to your site. Learn how...

      For example, in one of my hub with the title: Eleven most expensive fighter aircraft in the world, the keyword tab was showing  a single word "JET" as many visitors had searched for this term for example:

      most expensive jet in the world: 4 visits today

      fighter jets of the world :6 visits today

      most expensive fighter jet :27 visits today

      and many more..

      So what I did was I updated my hub title with the addition of word "JET" in somewhere between. I changed my title to:

      Eleven most expensive fighter JET aircraft in the world

      When I did this, the keyword tab stopped displaying the word JET as it had been already included in my hub's title.

      Now when a visitor will search for most expensive fighter jet in the world or "expensive fighter jet in the world" in google search or other search engines, my hub will come in the first page somewhere in top 10 results for the search term.

      Now after addition of word "JET" in my hub, there are more chances of that visitor clicking my search result and visiting my hub because he/she wants to read an article with the word "JET" in it and my hub will be the most appropriate.

      This thing will help all of us. Thanks a lot Mr. Deeds for making it so simple for us.

      If you have any types of questions, related to this or think I am wrong, please comment. All of types of feedback will be entertained with peace and respect.

      1. Peggy W profile image94
        Peggy Wposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the detailed explanation and thanks to the hubpages staff for coming up with these good ideas.

        1. Wendy Krick profile image75
          Wendy Krickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I agree. Thanks for explaining in great detail.

    22. Pamela99 profile image91
      Pamela99posted 8 years ago

      Thanks as I think this will be great help for future hubs.   I appreciate all the nice new perks we have received lately.

    23. Whitney05 profile image84
      Whitney05posted 8 years ago

      To me the only change is the percent of words that aren't in your title.

      Is there something I'm missing? There was already the option to see the keywords from searches...

      1. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're not missing anything, that little change is the only new bit to the keywords.

        1. Whitney05 profile image84
          Whitney05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh... All this hubbub for that little thing. I thought it was something more.. Ha. Still a neat feature, I guess.

          1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
            Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            If your main keywords aren't in your title of your Hub, this can be extremely significant to increasing traffic.

            I went through my hubs and found about 6 or 7 that needed the titles tweaked.  This increased my traffic by over 20%. 

            We are working on a tool that will make it easy to go through your Hubs:)

            1. sunforged profile image74
              sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Very cool feature! BUT this is the sentence that really gets me excited

              We are working on a tool that will make it easy to go through your Hubs:)

              and this:

              The URL is of minor importance.  The Meta Title tag is the most important from what we observe and that is driven by the title of the Hub.

              Having the main keyword in your title (once)  in our studies has proven to have a significant increase in rankings on search engines.

              The keyword information needs to be used carefully.  It's very important that your Hub is about the keyword in your title.

              Before rolling this out, we did a few tests.  For example, I noticed a Hub was getting traffic for the keyword "HTC Aria Swype" - I had a hub on how to get unsigned applications installed that mentioned "Swype" in the body of the content and was ranking at the bottom of page 1 and page 2.  Then I tweaked the Title of my Hub to include "Swype".  My new title is "How To Get Swype and Other Applications Installed on the AT&T HTC Aria".  This Hub climbed near the top of page 1 and saw a 60%+ increase in traffic.

              Tuning your titles can be very helpful for tweaking Hubs that are already doing reasonably well, which means that it has probably been a few months after they were originally published.

              *hpinfo*

    24. profile image0
      MJoyceposted 8 years ago

      thanks Paul ..

    25. elayne001 profile image83
      elayne001posted 8 years ago

      I get it - thanks for explaining it and I checked my hubs and found a few words to add to my hubs. Great work you guys!!!

    26. Anamika S profile image67
      Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

      That's a nice and helpful addition. Thanks HubPages Team.

    27. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

      I went through some of my hubs and made some very small 'tweaks' to a few hub titles in the last couple of days, adding a keyword here and there. My red arrows have multiplied.  (And I have taken my own clicks into account.)
      Coincidence?

    28. profile image0
      Duchess OBluntposted 8 years ago

      I like it!

    29. Ign Andy profile image56
      Ign Andyposted 8 years ago

      This is a great addition, I already get some benefit from this tab.

    30. Dobson profile image80
      Dobsonposted 8 years ago

      Wow! We get another fabulous update to this great site and for how much? Not $29.95, not $10.95 or even $5, but we get to use it for free!!! What a great deal!

      Seriously though I like the way you guys take care of us. I know you will continue to draw the best writers on the internet due to your constant improvements to hub Pages.

      Very good job HP tech guys!

    31. Scribenet profile image85
      Scribenetposted 8 years ago

      Thanks, another way to see what goes on with the Hubs and what works. Love it!

    32. Boomer60 profile image60
      Boomer60posted 8 years ago

      I have been experimenting with this and it does seem to be getting good results. Plus it gives me ideas as to different anchors to use for backlinks. Variety is the spice of life!

    33. wannabwestern profile image92
      wannabwesternposted 8 years ago

      I have been using this tool quite a bit and am happy to see it works great as soon as I start seeing some search traffic on my new hubs. What a wonderful way to get the page views we're all seeking. Thanks again for another great tool, HP!

    34. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
      DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

      Ok, I may be retarded or something, but I have read and read about keywords and tags, and I still do not understand the difference between the two.

      The way both are described in everything I've looked at so far, seems to be just different words for the same thing.

      Based on this forum topic, I just looked at my titles and the stats/keyword area.  I adjusted 2 of my titles, and unlike someone else's experience, the keyword suggestion did NOT go away.

      I am sooooo "confuzzled!"

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
        DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ooops--P.S.  The other confusing thing in the keyword suggestions is the length of search phrases.  I cannot reasonably add, "If you are walking south will the sun rise to your left or right" into my title!!!  (This showed up in the search terms from Google on my hub 'How to Use and Reac a Compass.'

        I don't see how I could 'optimize' the title any better than it currently stands.

        **pulling hair in frustration**

      2. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        They are similar and I agree that makes it confusing.  But they are used in different places.  Let me describe both...

        Tags are used to specify meaningful phrases that might help guide search engine searches. Tags should not be necessarily be single words as that might cause too many misguided hits that will only frustrate the person who clicked to your hub when they were looking for something else. You don't want that to happen because they will leave quickly and that will not help your ranking.

        Keywords are one or more words that people type into their search engine to find your hub. The new keyword suggestion only appears if you get enough hits to register something. It shows up with a percentage of hits (not a hit count) under the stats tab of your hub.  If all you see are keywords with hit counts...that is NOT the new keyword suggestion feature recently added by HP. That might be confusing you too, as it did confuse me at first.

        Now, if you see keywords that you want to include in your title, first see if the percentage is high enough.  If it was used by only a few people it may not be of much value anyway. If you do decide to integrate phrases people used into your title, just use the important words from the phrase, unless the entire phrase makes a good title.

        Gee I hope I didn't confuse you more hmm I know all this sounds confusing.

    35. GmaGoldie profile image77
      GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

      I noticed this and have used this - this is a wonderful help to newbies!  I get lost in the forest and having this help in finding the trees is greatly appeciated.

     
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