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Trouble grabbing "Organic" traffic..

  1. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Edit: Reference note: The OP by another Hubber has been deleted.

    The purpose of this thread is an inquiry as to how to get more organic traffic.

    ... smile

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ????? HUH????  Meaning???  My question???  WT???

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Check your fan mail. smile

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          IC--gotcha...done.

          HOWever..that leaves my original problem...getting the $$ earing traffic!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image84
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I'm guessing that all you need is more time. Plus maybe seeing what the Title Tuner and hub stats keyword and other data has to say. smile

          2. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            MsLizzy, ask yourself:  if someone is looking for a discussion on "Corporate Greed", what are they interested in buying?

            The answer is - probably nothing.  So it's highly unlikely you will make much money from such an article, even if you get lots of traffic.

            That doesn't mean you have to write Hubs which directly sell stuff.  It's more a question of finding the right "angle".

            For instance, you write about cats.  Whitney05 makes a good income writing about pets, but all her pet Hubs are geared to helping readers with their pet problems - which dog breed to choose, how to keep a lizard healthy, how to train a dog, etc.

            Those are the kind of questions that people type into Google about pets, and it's the kind of subject that will show relevant ads which will attract readers to click. It's very different from writing a poem or sharing a story about a particular cat.

            Same with me.  I have acres of ballet performance reviews which have never appeared online, but I can't see the point of posting them here.  Instead, I write about common problems for dancers, or about how to learn to dance.

            In short, organic traffic comes from people typing questions into Google.  When you think of a topic you'd like to write about, ask yourself "will people be looking for this on Google?".  If the answer is no, you're unlikely to get traffic, no matter how good your content.

            1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
              DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hmm...wellllll....I was thinking that people might well be searching out how corporate greed is hurting our economy, and what specifics are going on, so folks will know what action to take...
              And I don't think it's getting "beat out" with other such topics, as it showed a very low competition rate.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                ...maybe so, but are you recommending action which requires them to buy a book or a DVD, or are you getting ads which they'll want to click on as a result of your advice?  Remember you don't get money unless they click on something.

                Edt:  I just tried searching for "corporate greed" on the Google keyword tool, and found that yes, about 5,000 people a month ARE searching for those words.  However, competition is virtually zero - which means, basically, that there are no advertisers interested in placing Adsense ads on such Hubs.

                1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
                  DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  IC.  I guess I still don't understand the whole Google thing..you look something up, and from what I thought I understood from the hub camp video, you want to find low competition. 

                  It's all too confusing!

                  1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    It's a common mistake,you're misunderstanding the "competition" column in the Google keywords tool.

                    It's not telling you what competition there is from other writers. 

                    It's telling you how much competition there is amongst advertisers, to buy advertising on that subject.  So it really doesn't tell you much.

                    However, if you see a subject where there's virtually no interest from advertiser whatsoever, that suggests no one's interested on either side of the fence!

  2. shogan profile image87
    shoganposted 6 years ago

    DzyMsLizzy--This is just my opinion, so take it for what it's worth.  I think your topic is too big.  I can't imagine many people searching "corporate greed" all by itself, and if they did, there are countless Google results that will beat yours out.  Your tags look like they're along the lines of "insurance," and this is also very generic. 

    You should try to focus your articles a little.  I confess I didn't read all of them, but I do remember you mentioning Katrina in one.  A title like "Corporate Greed in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina" might be old news, but it's a little more specific for what you might want for search results.  Again, this is just my opinion, and others are free to hack it up if they like.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The articles are part of a series, and each is targeted to a specific area....

      1. shogan profile image87
        shoganposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I was speaking mainly of titles, DzyMsLizzy.  I really think your titles are too big picture.

        Also, in reference to your response to Marisa, have you done a Google search for "corporate greed"?  There are countless results that are sure to have priority over your article.

 
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