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Keyword Effectiveness

  1. David 470 profile image88
    David 470posted 6 years ago

    When using the Google Keyword Tool, should you generally try and use as many keywords from the relevant phrase or word as possible in the text of your hub?

    I am planning on writing this fitness article, and I would like to get as much relevant targeted traffic as possible. The monthly traffic is anywhere from 1000-40000. It depends on how specific it gets.

    I want to maximize the effectiveness of a hub. All the words are low comp.

    Time to get more serious !


    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Remember - every word you type in a hub is a keyword (except stop words like to and the). So by putting in as many relevant words on the topic as possible,  you have the best chance of getting hits.

      And are you using "exact" on the keyword research tool?

      1. David 470 profile image88
        David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I looked and broad was only checked.

        I want to target as many keywords as possible, cause I want to get more serious about this stuff. I would like to get more hubs that produce 25-50 views a day.

        If I can use enough keywords, this is possible right?

        I want my goals to be met, and I must meet smaller goals first.

        1. shazwellyn profile image81
          shazwellynposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          This link might help - you really need EXACT monthly searches - but you will learn if you watch this:


          1. David 470 profile image88
            David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            That is quite useful

    2. profile image0
      cookingdivaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Google keywords can be useful, like Wrylit says, everything you type is a keyword that people might be searching for.

      Best best is to use long tail keywords: for example, instead of saying "hubpage", write " express your knowledge on hubpages and make money".

      Remember do not worry about pushing keywords so much, make sure that article flows and reads well. Good luck.

  2. Richieb799 profile image59
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Is there a function for finding long tail keywords on Google Keyword search tool?

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      enable: "Only show ideas closely related to my search terms: box just beneath the "Find Keyword" box.

      Doing so you can sometimes get some cool long tail keywords. Try both broad and exact match.

  3. WoodsmensPost profile image54
    WoodsmensPostposted 6 years ago

    There is a cool place called the "HubPages Learning Center" here on HubPages and there is a fine video on this subject Titled:

    HubCamp SF: Keyword Research


  4. Urbane Chaos profile image89
    Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago

    Here's my concern: If you cram your page with those suggested keywords, it tends to affect the articles readability.

    I'm not saying to disregard the keyword too, I'm saying use it wisely.  Pick the top keywords that directly relate to your article, that will get the highest paying ads, and that will help your readers find your article. 

    Too much of a good thing is not always a good thing.. but as cookingdiva says, focus on long tail keywords.  You'll have a better chance of getting the results you want.

    1. David 470 profile image88
      David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A long tail would be this:

      Just an example:

      Apple Pie
      Apple Pie recipes

      Those are long tail right?

      1. lrohner profile image84
        lrohnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Apple is not long tail. That's the short side of the tail. That's what you want to avoid targeting. So...

        Apple pie
        Apple pie crumble
        Apple pie crumble with topping
        Apple pie crumble with topping and tea
        Apple pie crumble with topping and tea at noon

        So, you avoid targeting things on the shorter end of the tail (apple, apple pie) and start at the long end (apple pie crumble with topping and tea at noon). It's a bit of an exaggeration, but I think you get the point. smile

        1. David 470 profile image88
          David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          No, I was just saying apple first as an example, Apple pie crumble with topping and tea at noon would be the best to use for maximum effectiveness.

      2. Vcize profile image59
        Vcizeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        A good example of longtail would be like if you had a keyword of a movie, then that movie + cast, etc.

        So for instance if your keyword was Harry Potter, then longtails would be things like:

        Harry Potter characters
        Harry Potter case
        Harry Potter villains


  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    Long tail phrases are phrases that Google serendipitously pulls from your text. You don't look them up and find them and then stick them in your copy. The goal is to write such rich on-topic marketing copy that G keeps finding many unexpected ways to find you.

    I just looked at my logs for several sites and was astounded at the number of 8-word keyphrases that Google used to find some of my sites. That's what people mean when they say that the long tail is getting longer.

    For example say of the every 100 key words that G used to find one of my sites today, 85 were unique phrases that showed up only once. Almost all my phrases are three words or longer.

  6. R-J-T profile image61
    R-J-Tposted 6 years ago

    Adding more relevent keywords in your hubs is a very good idea. Just remember when you're linking back from other sites to use the related keywords in the anchor text to make sure google knows you also want to rank for those terms.

  7. Vcize profile image59
    Vcizeposted 6 years ago

    You can use as many keywords as you won't so long as it doesn't affect the readability of the article.  If your article reads like spam then it doesn't matter how many keywords it has.  Just don't over-do it.