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  1. Evan Hutchinson profile image72
    Evan Hutchinsonposted 12 years ago

    Go to stats for your individual hubs and look for any that have 'frequently searched keywords that aren't in the title. Now ADD them to the title. I did this with the 10 or so hubs I could do it for and still I'm getting about 150 more views per day.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image60
      Chaotic Chicaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip!!!

    2. wildorangeflower profile image60
      wildorangeflowerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, thanks for the information, did you also edit the content of the hubs, like words that is on the title should be there in your hubs at least?

      1. Evan Hutchinson profile image72
        Evan Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        No, cuz typically they are words that are already in the content, so I didn't bother messing with the content.

    3. profile image0
      BRIAN SLATERposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Evan- did you also add the key word to your tags as well?

    4. puebloman profile image59
      pueblomanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Evan, great tip. I need all the help I can get! 20 hubs and 2 or 3 views per day.  Still, I'm learning . . .

    5. buyairhogs profile image58
      buyairhogsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Very good tip to provide to the viewers! Adding more keywords in this fashion will build definitely build traffic to your hubs.

    6. Band2 profile image58
      Band2posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am interested in this if it means more people might actually read what I write--I'll have to check that out--providing I don't have to actually change anything in my actual writing.

    7. Bimendra gun profile image60
      Bimendra gunposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thank you very much

  2. gqgirl profile image70
    gqgirlposted 12 years ago

    Never thought about doing that! Thanks for the tip!

  3. I am DB Cooper profile image65
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    Well I'll be danged, I never even noticed that keywords tab under stats. I think this tip will be very helpful. Thanks a bunch!

  4. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder - I meant to do it the other day, but completely forgot about it.  We'll see what happens now as I changed about a dozen.

  5. profile image0
    BRIAN SLATERposted 12 years ago

    thanks for the tip i'll try it now

  6. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 12 years ago

    Would it be best to you change the Title or just add some of the keywords in the summary?

    And if you Change the title is it best to just make it longer?

  7. lisabeaman profile image68
    lisabeamanposted 12 years ago

    What does it mean when it says, "No search terms found for this category"? Did I really screw up and miss the mark? I have that on several...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It just means no one has visited your Hub in that time period from search engines. 

      When you're revising the title, don't just add the words - you don't want to end up with a nonsensical title! 

      Look at what search terms are finding your Hub: do you have words in your current title that NO ONE is searching for?  Get rid of them, and reword the title to use the words they are searching for.

      1. lisabeaman profile image68
        lisabeamanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa, I'll try that! I have a couple that have been found by some searches. I guess I'm still learning what works and what doesn't.

        I saw your forum post the other day about renaming hubs... I'll be taking your advice this week.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Evan, you are a fine human being in your own right.smile Real deal. Thanks.

  9. liljen23 profile image77
    liljen23posted 12 years ago

    I did it about a week and a half ago and it tripled my views.. I should have said something earlier but since they made an announcement about it, I thought people already knew.. I found out  it tells you what words to include in your title and the percentage of of that certain word that is searched for.. This is a great advantage for all hubbers smile

  10. surf traveler profile image82
    surf travelerposted 12 years ago

    Thanks for the tip. I was worried that changing the title would hurt me from an SEO point of view, but I just changed the title on a hub that was showing two words being searched 25% of the time and not in the title. It's traffic was ok but not good, so it shouldn't matter to much if I did damage in regards to SEO.

    1. Evan Hutchinson profile image72
      Evan Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt you would damage the SEO, as the ads that show, are the most competitively-priced ads.

  11. Research Analyst profile image78
    Research Analystposted 12 years ago

    Good Idea, thanks!

  12. MPG Narratives profile image90
    MPG Narrativesposted 12 years ago

    Great idea and it works! I reworked some titles, added to text and added to keywords. Such a helpful tip, thanks.

  13. PierrePierre profile image61
    PierrePierreposted 12 years ago

    Do you mean that title, content, summary and tags both can be reworked with good keywords?
    How do you know the keywords you choose are good or bad?

  14. Aficionada profile image86
    Aficionadaposted 12 years ago

    I had an interesting experience doing what Evan H. suggested.  This evening I checked through all of my Hubs to see if I needed to rework titles to use the searched-for keywords.  About midway through the task, when I went back to the My Account page, I saw a whole row of red arrows (one was a double arrow) for my top Hubs!  That was so much fun!!!

    Now, I know that it was actually coincidental, because the small changes that I made could not have created that kind of change in traffic in just five minutes or so.  But even knowing that it was just a coincidence, it was a lot of fun for me.  smile  smile  smile

  15. charlottelacar profile image60
    charlottelacarposted 12 years ago

    I need help. I wanted to publish my first hub but I don't have idea what was going on. I could not publish..it says,

    Sorry, because of rule violations associated with your account or ip address, permission to publish new hubs has been revoked. You can still edit your existing hubs and save your changes to this hub by clicking the done editing button. Your right to publish may automatically be restored through time and adherence to the HubPages rules. Fixing or deleting existing flagged hubs may also help.

    What I am suppose to do regarding this? Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you

    1. Aficionada profile image86
      Aficionadaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I hope some more experienced and knowledgeable Hubbers will answer.  I don't know a lot about this.  If you don't get an answer within an hour or so, try to post your question again as a new thread in the "Need Help" forum.

      It appears that someone in the past has used the same computer as you for a HubPages account that violated the Terms of Service.  It may be that you will need to contact the HubPages staff for a detailed explanation, but I would suggest seeing if any other answers show up in this forum (or another one) first.

      The message does say that you can continue to edit the Hub, but not publish it.  If there are any that you have started that are flagged, they need to be fixed too.

      1. charlottelacar profile image60
        charlottelacarposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        thank you Aficionada for paying attention to my problem..but I still don't get it..anyway i am just new here..i'd rather post my problem again..good day!

        1. Marisa Wright profile image90
          Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Haven't we advised you before to email the HubPages team directly to get the exact explanation?

          1. charlottelacar profile image60
            charlottelacarposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you for all the help anyways..I have published the hub finally..


            visit me there and leave your comments

  16. ross670daw profile image58
    ross670dawposted 12 years ago

    Good tips, I hadn't considered this. One question though- won't changing the title of your hub after it is published affect the permanent url of the hub?
    Adding to your tags with those new keywords is a good idea, but how will Google see that 'late' change to the title of your hub?

    1. Aficionada profile image86
      Aficionadaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The URL is permanent and cannot change, even if you try to change it.  The title and the content of the Hub can be changed in many ways.

      1. ross670daw profile image58
        ross670dawposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, thanks Aficionada.
        Is it considered beneficial to occasionally add or make changes to the content of your hub? For traffic and hubscore purposes.

        1. Aficionada profile image86
          Aficionadaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I believe so.  At least that's the way I understand it.  (I haven't been here terribly long, and the longer I'm here, the more I don't know!  smile )

          That's one reason why it's good to have a comments capsule, if you are willing to have one, because having new comments appear will be the same as having new content on the page.  Also an RSS feed does something similar, but I know nothing about those.  I hope to learn soon.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      As Aficionada said, changing the title doesn't affect the URL. 

      Google likes web pages which are regularly updated, so making the occasional tweak or update to your Hubs is a positive rather than a negative.  However, you do have to strike a balance - it can be time-wasting to continually tweak old Hubs when you'd be better off writing new ones.

      That said, in my early days of Hubbing I was constantly going back and tweaking my Hubs - each time I thought I knew what I was doing, I'd discover something else I didn't know, and I'd have to go back and fix them!

  17. LeanMan profile image83
    LeanManposted 12 years ago

    One of my hubs seems to be being found through "call girls in saudi arabia", I don't think I want to add that to my title.. lol
    Maybe I will do some research though and write a specific hub...

    1. brettb profile image62
      brettbposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you're using Google Analytics it's quite common to see search terms that have lead people to other Hubs before finding yours.

      Well I hope this is true because I am certainly not writing Hubs about Sexy Indian Aunties!

  18. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 12 years ago

    Just as an experiment, I did this to one hub yesterday the result so far is negligible with one notable exception, the individual hub score dropped a full ten points over night.

    I would be interested in why this occurred, here is the hub if anyone would like to review and attempt to explain why. http://hubpages.com/hub/Emergency-Power-Inexpensively

    This hub as of yesterday was also a page 1, item 1, of 330K returns for the search string “emergency power cheap”

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Did you also check the list of search terms, to make sure you didn't delete any keywords that were being searched for already?

      I have one Hub on dodgy realtors.  I changed the title and over the last three months it's gone from loitering at the bottom of my Stats page to become my highest-scoring Hub - and I haven't changed anything in the text!  Still not earning anything, unfortunately - it's not the kind of thing that lends itself to ads.

      Your Hub has so much potential - I suggest you post it in the Extreme Hub Makeover section and get some ideas from other Hubbers, because there are lots of things you could do to improve its selling power and I'm sure the Amazon gurus would give you ideas.

      1. readytoescape profile image61
        readytoescapeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa thanks for taking the time to review and I would be very happy to see any suggestions for improvement you may be able to offer. There is an email address on my profile page if you would like. I also may post as you suggest.

        I did not make any deletions or any other edits, the only change I made was to the title in which I added, the keyword suggested, (inverter) and one other word (use) to give the title some meaning.

        The total title change was from:

        Emergency Power Cheap
        Emergency Power Cheap, Inverter use

        The addition so far does add another Google page one, item 6 of 273K returns for the search string using the new title, so perhaps that’s something, since the original search string is still unchanged, which was a concern if the title was changed. I guess for now having the hub receive two, page one returns is a good thing.

  19. Sweetsusieg profile image80
    Sweetsusiegposted 12 years ago

    Ok, I did as you suggested...  In less than an hour I now have little red arrows!!  I am truly excited!!  Will have to re-do a couple more titles, just a bit.  Thanks for the info!

  20. ParadiseForever profile image59
    ParadiseForeverposted 12 years ago

    It's really good tip to increase traffic and convert them into clicks additionally. I'll make a try! Thanks for the great idea!

  21. charlottelacar profile image60
    charlottelacarposted 12 years ago

    Hi hubbers! At last I have finally published my first ever hub after the problem..

    Can you please visit my hub and leave your comment? I need your opinions to improve myself in making hubs.


    Thank you guys for all the help, see you there!

    1. ofmelancholy profile image61
      ofmelancholyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      do we add to title of the hub?


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