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 !
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?
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.
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.
Is there a function for finding long tail keywords on Google Keyword search tool?
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
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.
A long tail would be this:
Just an example:
Apple Pie recipes
Those are long tail right?
Apple is not long tail. That's the short side of the tail. That's what you want to avoid targeting. So...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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