This info is for semi-newbies. You old pros don't need this advice - you already know it!
I've been going through my older hubs and revamping them with what I've learned about keywords, length, and titles. Evidently it's working! I'm getting more hits and more clicks. For example, one hub I'd written when I first started here had good content but few popular keywords. I did some keyword research and rewrote the hub to include them. In just a little while, that hub got about 150 hits!
Reading my old hubs, I was surprised at how little I knew when I first started at HP. I'm certainly no guru now, but I have learned a lot!
Habee you are a guru indeed for us newbies who are still struggling with traffic issues. Thank you for sharing this tip. looking forward to some more. I will try and implement this ASAP
Great news, that you are getting more hits by going over your hubs. At first you might think that once you push the "publish" button, thats it.
It is great that you can revisit your hubs as you learn more and edit them with better keywords.
Hey, you are on the right track, girl! Way to go
Excellent suggestion! I go back and edit my hubs quite often, but have never changed the titles. Thanks
Hi habee - I am finding the keyword feature in the stats on individual hubs very useful.
After adding a word or two from them some of my pages have increased in views. I look at the terms people used to find the page but the ones at the top ( about the title) that say something like 24% flower are the most useful to me if I am going to tweak the title of the hub. I always write down the old title in case things go the wrong direction and I need to put it back to what it was. Good idea of yours habee - to add this helpful topic.
Good advice habee. Also I read that key phrases are just as important as keywords as people tend to type phrases rather than words into search engines
Great news Habee, I've tried tweaking some of my older hubs but looks like I need to do some further revisions
habee - you are so right. I tackled an old hub, spruced it up and updated it and it just jumped!
Thanks for the tip habee. That's what I'll be doing in the next few days...revisit my hubs
I haven't gotten around to re-writing some of the content yet, but I did recently go through and start writing my own descriptions on everything. I'd previously just left the description with the automatic blurb from the first paragraph of the article, but after going through and writing descriptions with decent keywords in them I've also seen a jump in traffic . One of these days I'll get around to the content too, but I still have a few hundred to import before I get really serious about tweaking the ones that are already here...may be a backward way of doing things, but that fits my personality so it's all good .
Good for you Habee. Thanks for sharing!
I did the same to a couple of my early efforts and had the same result. I have many more that need some attention but somehow the new green pastures always beckon me!
I think the keywords HP shows are so helpful. I like to go back also and tweak them. did you find that those new hits were from outside traffic?
good for you Holle!
EDIT: I just checked my very first hub and I think I need to change the title.. I had no idea what I was doing and yet it does get views and has 5$, so it has potential to be a money maker. thanks for posting, it's a good reminder!
That's great to hear, Holle. This has been on my to-do list for a while and I've avoided it because it's tedious, but I think you just motivated me to get on it.
I've been in somewhat of a funk and haven't been able to write many new hubs recently, so perhaps that's where my focus should turn to...thanks!
I need to do that as well, but for me it's always about time and the lack of
Any one has got any more tips on how to increase traffic and earnings?
I spent a month or so tweaking all my past hubs awhile back -
I have stats graphs relating to the effect here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/One-Year-at-Hub … bPages-pay
also Going back and doing basic on page seo can do wonders, titles, urls, tags, image captions etc.
Benefits exceed the time expenditure in my opinion
Habee, would you rewrite some of mine?
As an efficiency expert, my opinion is it would be easier for you to do it rather than me learn.
With my Ideas and your skills we could really go somewhere Baby!
Well it could be fishing or straight to hell, but either way the trip could be fun.
Good idea. I've been doing this along the way when I run into some of my first hubs. Changing them up, upgrading the title, and adding more phrases and words. I personally think the phrases work better than just the words.
Hi, Whit. I did use phrases, too. I guess I should have said that.
By the way, gang, that specific hub that quickly got 150 new hits also got several Amazon sales today!
I think you did mention phrases. I was just saying I have had better luck with phrases over words. I try to write with them as I go now that I know more. Back then though, I just wrote, although I have found that most of my firsts did have good key phrases in them.
Good job on the sales.
I definintely need to tweak a lot of hubs. I get an idea, get going and I never finish the proverbial paper work with seo stuff. However, instead of feeling dumb about seo like I used to, I'm starting to see it as a puzzle, and I like the challenge.
I'm having the greatest fun making these little photo collage music videos and writing about them. I'm getting in touch with a film maker friend and hoping to step it up significantly. A dream I've had for a very, very long time. HP is a place where happy accidents can really become dreams come true. I consider myself an accidental writer, and it's been a fabulous way for me to get clear about my life objectives, connect with a very diverse (and opinionated) community and get so many great ideas for making things I've hoped for a reality.
So thanks, habee, for being a good friend, neighbor, and mentor for all of us. Same with sunforged, Misha and a whole bunch of others.
This is some of the best advice ive seen here. It really does work. It has helped me to get some organic traffic..I didn't have to re write much. I just changed some titles and did some basic keyword research. Take heed, felloe n00bs!
Habee, thanks for the advice, I am still trying to get this right!
Thats great advice I think its aleways important to look back at older content to see if you can re tweak and improve it
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