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The hub's got a buzz in the title but it's a bomb all round

  1. Karanda profile image79
    Karandaposted 7 years ago

    Of all my hubs this would be the worst. It has been around for a long time and gets nothing. Is it that the competition is too strong?

    I checked the stats and there has not been one keyword seach in the entire 10 months since it's been published.


    http://hubpages.com/hub/Wakeboarding-th … aterskiing

    Really need some help with this one.

  2. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    It looks like that hub isn't even indexed by Google, which means no one will ever see it. I'm not the expert here, but I would say that you need a few backlinks to start maybe to at least get it into the index and give it a chance.

    1. Karanda profile image79
      Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, it's not, I have a few that haven't been indexed. For some reason everytime I've tried to bookmark this, I've had problems. I'll try it again. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    How can you tell it it's indexed or not?

    1. Karanda profile image79
      Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My turn to say, I'm no expert, but isn't this the page rank tool that says Google rates this page out of 10?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image71
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Karanda, you know more than me.  Where do I find the page rank tool? Thanks!

        1. Karanda profile image79
          Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You have to add it to the Google toolbar, from memory I did a search on Google. Paul Edmonson talks about it in his training video from the first HubCamp -  back to the learning centre.

  4. Mikeydoes profile image74
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure anyone would search for "new age of waterskiing" And when I did search for it, there was soemone elses hubpages at the top! And it http://hubpages.com/hub/Guide-To-Water-Ski-Vests

    Seems like yours should be there, for sure.

    I'd recommened using keywords like "best watersport" I looked that up and it gets about 300-400 views a month. Be sure to add it in your title and in your first subtitle. And also in your first paragraph. And throughout the page. Then ping it. If you could think of other things like that I am sure it would help.

    1. Karanda profile image79
      Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Gee thanks for the compliment and the great ideas. By 'ping it' do you mean some bookmarking or do I have to learn something else, my brain is overloaded already!

      1. Mikeydoes profile image74
        Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Lol, tell me about it.

        I spend so much time learning on this site.

        Pinging Google is telling them that you have updated content. So if you update hubs, it is good to ping them. I have been told to only ping sites every once in a while, not every day(if you need to ping it).

        You can ping google, yahoo and many other places, you should check into it! I really don't know much about it either as I am learning too, so good luck!

  5. What's News profile image70
    What's Newsposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure about this but it seems like you might need to hone in on particular topic. I am not criticizing your writing because it is a well written article. The problem seems to be that it looks like a newspaper or print article and you are trying to obtain search engine loyalty.

    I am no expert on SEO by any means but maybe focus on the tricks end of the sport. Focus on 3 or 4 keywords and phrases like "wakeboarding tricks", "wakeboard tips", "tricks you can do with a wakeboard" after you have done some research on what keywords to use incoporate them into your title and place them throughout your article.

    Now you already have one video with wakeboarding tricks. You might add 1 or 2 more. It is important that the media that you use has a title that matches your topic. Although the video has a title already go ahead and label them. Watch the video and see which keyword or keyword phrase is being performed in the video and label it accordingly.

    Also I see that you have 3 pictures of wakeboarding. I'm sure that these are 3 pictures made into one but maybe try to find 3 seperate pictures and label each one of them differently using 3 seperate keyword phrases and place them in a thumbnail style picture capsule.

    Then finally use a news or RSS capsule. The reason this might help your hub is that it is ever changing content on your site. When the search engines send out their "Spiders" to crawl the web they are looking for new content and updated content. When they come across yours again they will see that it has been updated and will gain better ranking.

    Hope this helps.

    1. Karanda profile image79
      Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks heaps for all these suggestions. The photos are 3 separate ones so I could put them in different capsules with titles, one of my first hubs so I wasn't too with it way back then. You've given me lots to think about and step through, this is great!

  6. What's News profile image70
    What's Newsposted 7 years ago

    Also try searching Google for "blog ping" it should bring up Ping-o-matic and Autopinger's websites. If you use both of them make sure you uncheck the boxes for the sites that you have already pinged on the other.

    Say for instance you go to Ping-o-matic first and submit to every site they ping for you then you go to Autopinger, both Ping-o-matic and Autopinger have "Google Blog Search" so you would uncheck the box next to "Google Blog Search" when you submit to Autopinger.

    This will let all of these sites know that you have updated content on your hub and that it is ready for them to "crawl" and index. This should only be done after you have made all of the changes that you want to make to your hub.

    1. Karanda profile image79
      Karandaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent, thanks so much for this. I'll let you know if there's any improvement. Fingers crossed.

  7. What's News profile image70
    What's Newsposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Karanda.

 
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