Using Keywords to Maximize Traffic

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  1. David 470 profile image83
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    I would like try and maximize my traffic potential by focusing on multiple keywords that are used in the title of my hubs and also within the content.

    What is the best way to use the Google Keyword Tool (or other keyword tools) to maximize your traffic potential?

    For example, I was going to write a hub on "Simple Carbs." The keyword tool comes up with a lot more phrases such as:

    "simple carbs list"
    "examples of simple carbs"
    "simple carbs after workout."

    If I use those other phrases within the content of my hub, am I essentially targeting that traffic source as well, or am I mainly targetting what the title of my hub will say?

    I really want to understand Search Engine Optimization because I have had hubs that are very successful, while others end in failure.

    Looking forward to hearing from other hubbers. smile

  2. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    I'd like to hear more about this, too. I don't even know where to find the Google keyword tool. That would be a good start--haha.

  3. crazyhorsesghost profile image74
    crazyhorsesghostposted 7 years ago … earch.none

    If you go to the above link you will find the Google Key Word Tool.

  4. KwelX profile image60
    KwelXposted 7 years ago

    Yes, that is keyword targeting. You can help this with bolding and linking certain keywords/phrases as well. Be careful as Google will frown on over usage I have seen in my past experience. This is just a small part of SEO but a good start.

    1. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, do the words in my hub have just as much power as the tittle, or does the title have the majority of the SEO?

      I mean, I could include multiple keyword phrases in my hubs...if it helps get more targetted traffic around that subject.

  5. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    The start of this interview might be of interest to you as Google's Matt Cutts is talking about Keywords in the title and later about getting links. … re=related

    1. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the link
      I just viewed this and
      it was very informative and made it sound so simple..I have to look at my hubs again.

  6. lastgunslinger profile image57
    lastgunslingerposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I just invested in software to do the keyword research for me. I like "Stealth Keyword Competition Analyzer" for figuring out if a keyword is even worth targeting (it checks the PR of the top 10 sites in Google). I use Market Samurai to get new ideas for keywords to target. I also use SEO suite on occasion to track the progress of all my pages in Google, although it's admittedly a bit expensive.

    Good luck!

    1. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      so you use all of these tools to help you write your hubs on HP?

      1. lastgunslinger profile image57
        lastgunslingerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, yes. I only recently started at hub-pages though. I'll have to see how high my ROI is here. I did however write at eHow for 3 years, and I did quite well there.

  7. lastgunslinger profile image57
    lastgunslingerposted 7 years ago

    Figure I may as well lend a hand while I'm here. "Simple Carbs list" and "Examples of Simple Carbs" would both be excellent choices for keywords. Both have commercial value (IE there are competing advertisers for those specific keywords), they have average PR of 1.10 and 2.20 respectively (a hub will likely rank top page for those keywords without backlinks), and there are a respectable amount of searches for those keywords.

    I wouldn't recommend "simple carbs after workout" due to low advertiser competition. You would likely only get pennies per click. Although, it would be easy to rank for at a average PR of 0.80.

    Other good ones would include "complex carbs vs simple carbs" and "what are simple carbohydrates".

    I would expect decently sized and unique articles on the recommended keywords, with a few backlinks to make as much as $1 per day after aging. Happy writing. smile

    1. lastgunslinger profile image57
      lastgunslingerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I failed to answer the questions. Whichever keyword you choose should go in the title and the body of the article. A keyword density of around 5% should do fine (5 of every 100 words are either your keywords or related keywords). 8-10% or greater keyword density will both sound unnatural and probably be penalized by the search engine. It's smart to include the keywords in subtitles too, if it makes sense.

      Also, yes. You may very well rank for a number of unexpected keywords, even though you didn't target them. I hope I answered everything this time.

      1. David 470 profile image83
        David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the information. I usually have never done much keyword research for certain niches, but when it comes to health & nutrition, they are more timeless, and I want them to do well.

        1 dollar a day from one hub would sound awesome! I had a hub that used to get 1000 views a day before panda, it gets a few hundred now still.

        On the subject of getting penalized by Google, I definitely don't want to include too many keywords, but also want to make sure I have enough.

        Those words I gave were just examples, I would include more than them as long as they are relevant. Relevancy is very important.

  8. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I try to get my keyword in the URL, title, first header, first paragraph and summary in addition to scattering them throughout the hub.  Check this recent hub from Ryan Kett (including comments) where he touches on the subject: … ng-traffic

    I use multiple keyword phrases as often as possible.  It usually isn't possible to get them all everywhere I would like but I think it is valuable. 

    I have an account where I used 4 key phrases in one hub. Each phrase showed up in the keyword tool at around 50 searches per month or less, which I usually won't bother with but I wrote it anyway.  Google has seen fit to put 3 of those phrases on page 1 and 1 on page 2, for which I get over 1500 visits per month.  Not bad for phrases that show up at 4X50=200 searches per month.

    1. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting read there. I never had much success with Amazon because I always focused on Adsense.

      I think I may have money from Amazon, but never filled out tax information lol.

      If HubPages takes Amazon capsules away from everyone, that would really suck for hubbers who make hundreds of dollars through Amazon...

  9. David 470 profile image83
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    Do the words included in the title of the text capsules count towards search engine optimization (SEO)??? I believe they do, but want to make sure they do.

    1. lastgunslinger profile image57
      lastgunslingerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, they do. Specially formatted words such as titles and subtitles are taken into account (large bolded words).


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