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I'm taking some advice, and I've never been here before.

  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Someone told me that they thought the following hub of mine:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/High-End-Acoust … latpickers

    Had a lot of potential, and that I should submit it here.  So I'm doing so, and hopefully I'm doing so correctly.  I haven't been hanging out in the forum, but I think I will start.  All help and suggestion appreciated. Many thanks.

  2. SteveoMc profile image75
    SteveoMcposted 6 years ago

    First of all, you do not indicate what potential you are concerned about.   I will assume that you are talking about money making potential or organic traffic potential.

    If that is the case, you want the beginning to be text, enough text so that the adsense ads are placed at the top and to the upper right of your first text block.  That is considered prime real estate by hubbers in general for ads.

    Your text is good.  Really good.  No errors found, and it was interesting.  You might cater to the 'reader in a hurry' by selecting a few more capsules for text.   Paying attention to the text box titles.  This would break up the content so that it is easier to scan through.

    It might be a good idea to use a couple of Amazon capsules so that the Amazon items could be split up and placed in more than one place.  I see three possible capsules, maybe they are already capsules, if they are, I think you might be able to split them up and use some text to talk about books, then guitars, then accessories.   This might add to the Amazon capsules.  I might be a good idea to break up the photos by putting one of your Amazon capsules with 3 items, between some of the photos.  The photos may encourage some of the readers to click on some of the Amazon Ads.   The photos are wonderful by the way.

    I think you should put the last Amazon capsule before your comments capsule.

    You might consider a news feed after the comment capsule.   

    Try the title tuner to see if the title could be tweaked.

    You might look over your tags, I think that Stradivarius might not be right for the hub. 

    All in all, these are just suggestions, your hub is really very well done and has an air of 'expert' and it should do well.  Good job.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!  I've almost been here a year-but I'm still an internet "dummy."  I only recently started doing multiple text capsules. . .and I wonder what I was thinking before.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, and I guess the background was this:  I asked the question-"why should I even bother with amazon ads, I'm not making anything from them"

      And someone replied "take your acoustic guitar hub to the extreme hub makeover forum-it's got a lot of potential with amazon."

  3. wilderness profile image93
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Mostly what SteveoMc said.

    Your second adsense is clear at the bottom; this is because it comes at the end of the second capsule.  You need more capsules.

    I like to get an adsense ad to the right of the first text capsule, and don't very often put a big picture first.  If the first capsule isn't very long (just long enough for that adsense ad) then an Amazon capsule in the second is still pretty high up, where you want it.  With a short second text capsule as well, that places the next adsense ad also near the top.

    I do disagree with Steve about the news capsule; most hubbers make the comment the last thing.  I usually stop reading there, and I think many people do. If you want a reader to see something, put it above the comments.  A news capsule is usually a good thing, though - perhaps one about Martin(?).  It keeps the reader there longer, which google likes, and updates often, which google also likes.

    I also think it would be better to break up the long string of pics somewhat, maybe with additional Amazon capsules, although that might mean getting rid of some pics.  You would have to play with it some to see if it would work.

    Title Tuner won't help without some organic traffic first to see what people search for.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm liking this-I know I know basically nothing about the net, but I'm learning how it works from you guys.

      I really don't know how I'd go about doing a news capsule-but it sounds like a good idea, especially one about Martin guitars.  Would that be basically just finding a story that I like, and copy/pasting the url in a news capsule?  I've never tried that so I don't know.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh God, I hate how that chopped the thing up-just sectioning the text. . . .I think for now on I'm going to have to build them right in the first place.

  4. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Hi Wesman smile I don't have time to look over your hub now, but I will be back later! 

    P.S the news capsule isn't meant for readers - it's there to help keep your content fresh in the eyes of search engines. If you add one put it below your commments capsule.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, There you are-when you get a chance, what do I put IN the news capsule?  Sounds like I ought to add one to every hub.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image91
        Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just put in keywords and the capsule will find news articles related to your keywords.

        You can preview before saving to make sure there is some news pertaining to your keyword.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you!  I've now added the news capsule to every hub I've published.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image91
            Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Your welcome, I am glad I could help.  smile

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Susan-when I broke up the text. . . .my pictures got FUBAR, my question is this-if I add photo capsules next to my text capsules. . . .can correct that, and get rid of the big wide, open spaces that are there now?  I hope so.

  5. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Hi Wesman - finally made it back smile If you've put a lot of photos into one photo capsule they will do that. Personally I prefer to use one capsule per photo because then you can move things around more easily.

    It will take a bit of work to make your hub more product focused but I think it would be worth it in terms of potential income, especially as the products are expensive. Here are a few ideas to try.

    I would suggest you definitely remove any links in the first 4 paragraphs because you are giving people an opportunity to leave your hub before you make a sale - ideally you want your visitors to leave via an amazon link or adsense ad. I would not add any more that 5 links in total throughout the hub and prioritise links to your own topic related hubs. 

    One approach is to make the word count in the first text capsule long enough to get the large square adsense box on the right. Then at the beginning of the next text capsule float an amazon capsule to the right or use a photo. Make this second text capsule about 200/300 words and add two amazon capsules below.

    I would add far more amazon capsules in general, each focusing on a make of guitar and/or price bracket. Then nearer the end I'd have a couple of capsules for accessories/books.

    On my hub about amazon there are links to some hubs with good amazon layouts that you might want to check out or look at product hubs by thisisoli, mark knowles, frogdropping & spacey gracey.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Susan, you are a goldmine of information.

 
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