I know there have been a million books written about SEO, but what I'm looking for are some easy tricks to get my search engine traffic on existing hubs to increase with minimal effort.
I'm not really here to make money, I just feel that I have some useful and interesting hubs, and I would like more people to read them!
I'm already using SheToldMe, Twitter and Facebook, and I'm already thinking about picking better topics and the right keywords. What else should I try?
I personally don't backlink - takes too much time I could be putting into more writing. Keywords and topics are important, as well as picking titles that match what people are typing into search engines. "My Fave Recipes" won't get half as many hits as "Best Rice & Pasta Recipes."
Check out my hub on my profile page if you want some more in depth info.
I was looking at your soup hub, and perhaps you could take the carrot soup recipe and create a hub based off the specific recipe. It might have less competition in the search engines, and someone specifically looking for a carrot soup will be more likely to find your hub.
Some niches are really competitive and it is hard to get organic traffic for those!
Everyone has the own way of doing things but I have found that really in depth keyword and competition research has worked pretty well for me.
I do feel that if you have really good content it will rank on search 'some day' but backlinking just brings that day sooner.
I have a hub on micro niche marketing and a few cool videos providing an example of competition research with Market Samurai that I'm only too happy for you to steal some ideas from.
As far as easy tricks I'm not aware of any although I have got many of my hubs ranking on first page of Google within 2-3 weeks.
That said there was an algorithm change just yesterday which has knocked most peoples hub rankings down and lots of people are panicking and scrambling for the exits.
But this always happens when they change the algorithm.
Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. I should have known there was no easy way to increase search engine traffic! I will definitely read up on all of the hubs mentioned and try to get all of the knowledge I can. I guess I'll just keep plugging away and hope that it starts to pay off a bit more some day!
by avan989 6 years ago
I been on a couple of days and pretty much all my traffic is from hubpages. I get a couple from digg but that is about it. How are people getting their traffic from google and other search engine?
by Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago
I don't know what is going on but my traffic has been pushed off a cliff. I am not doing anything differently then when my traffic and earnings were great.
by Lena Kovadlo 5 years ago
If a hub is not featured does that mean that it doesn't get any search engine traffic from Google or other search engines?
by Matt Maresca 10 years ago
This question is for you veteran hubbers. How much traffic do you tend to get from Google vs. HubPages vs. your blogs or other sources? I guess, ideally, I would like a good # of views from Google as this would mean that new people are finding me and reading my stuff. I'm starting...
by sam24354 2 years ago
I have just started, so I dont expect it in the near future, but how many hubs, or how many months before you start making money? How much traffic is considered to be good traffic? Right now I am getting about an average of 75 hits per day on 4 hubs. Is that good? What...
by mhajnal 9 years ago
My latest hub is ranking #3 for a 200,000 searches per month keyword, and #4 for a 50,000 searches per month keyword. It has been there for at least 24 hours now, yet there wasn't a single visit from Google yet. What could possibly be behind this anomaly? Anyone else experienced something similar?
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