I am a newbie to hubpages, and I am trying to figure out ways to get more traffic, and hold the attention of whoever is reading my hub once they get there. This particular hub:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-You-Can-Get … th-Coupons
has not been getting much traffic at all. Do you think the title is too long and I should change it so something shorter? Is there a way to make the URL shorter once it is already in place? Any other suggestions? I'd love some advice from anyone who can give me some ideas! Thanks for your help!
The title is rather long for the reader. You could shorten it, for example to "How to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill with Coupons." The URL cannot be shortened.
I would consider removing the live hyperlinks to various coupon sites. The reason is that these can cause visitors to leave your article without any benefit to you. Even though you remove the live links, you can keep the URL, so people can copy and paste them manually.
As far as traffic, it is an issue of keyword research. You can use Google Adwords keyword suggestion tool to see what keywords are most sought-after and how much competition they have. Then you may be able to improve search engine performance by adding some keywords and tags, while perhaps removing others.
Hopefully, this will help.
Thank you so much for your advice. I didn't think about removing the live links, but that does make a lot of sense to me, and I'm going to do that. I'm still trying to learn about keyword research, and I will check out the Google Adwords keyword and see if I can make some progress with that. Thanks!
Hello Website Examiner
"Even though you remove the live links, you can keep the URL, so people can copy and paste them manually."
How to do that?
I've read this same theory a few times on here, and I have to say I totally disagree. My highest trafficked and highest earning hub has exactly 995 words and 11 links to 11 different external sites -- none of them mine.
It's a good Hub but it is still a bit short and there is a LOT of competition on this topic.
I would add more to it, and, importantly, wait. It takes several months for traffic from search engines to grow to a high-quality Hub.
TopUniverse, that would entail breaking the hyperlink but keeping the URL as plain text.
lrohner, thanks for sharing your insight. I can see how external links would help make a hub more useful, which may help its popularity over time. However, Donna Janelle is concerned that her hub is getting very little traffic, so the outbound links do not seem to have helped her so far.
I often use a links capsule, placed just above the comments capsule, instead of text links. If you want people to click on the links, however, text links are said to be most effective.
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