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0 views 3 days in a row... what's wrong with this hub?

  1. profiler profile image74
    profilerposted 9 years ago

    Can someone please give me some tips on how to improve this hub?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Isearch---new-s … ble-online

    I don't know what to do anymore!

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image68
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You have to tag more. It will help search engines to crawl better. Hub pages also search through tags. You can try suggested tags below your tags.
      jyoti kothari

  2. VioletSun profile image79
    VioletSunposted 9 years ago

    Know that even though its not allowable to post links to our hubs in the forums, I clicked on your link and  read your hub, and my goodness,  I can't believe how very easy it is to invade someone's privacy!

    1. Marian Swift profile image63
      Marian Swiftposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, this is the one Forum where it's permitted.  It was set up because so many of us wanted a place where we could request feedback without committing spammage.

      And yeah, it's scary!

      1. VioletSun profile image79
        VioletSunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ooops, I didn't realize I was in the Extreme Hub Makeover area, you are correct. Was just browsing and clicked on this forum without looking in which area I was.  I am glad I stopped by because I found the hub on Isearch.

  3. Marian Swift profile image63
    Marian Swiftposted 9 years ago

    Your Hub gives excellent information.  It is relatively short, but seems about the right length for the topic.

    I'm no traffic expert, but some Hubs will take off almost before you publish them, and others sit for a few days before anyone sees them.  More serious Hubs seem to have that slow-growth tendency.

    1. profiler profile image74
      profilerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. By the comments that you and other hubbers have done the problem is not on the content itself but more on the exposure I can do of the hub and it's subject. Unfortunately, I'm not a traffic expert as well sad

  4. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    What are you doing to promote the hub? 

    The "if you build it they will come" theory often does not work as well as some simple and targeted promotion.

    1. profiler profile image74
      profilerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well, i posted it on Digg and Mixx, altough I don't have visits from there. I'm not very good with SEO stuff and keywords. Maybe I don't have the right ones for this particular topic, or maybe it's just people isn't very interesting in knowing.

      What do you mean with simple and targeted promotion? Does that involve posting it on more social networks or altering the title or something like that?

      Thanks for the feedback, by the way! HubHug to you big_smile

  5. topstuff profile image58
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    Wait and watch or add some more content.

  6. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Hey profiler,

    I think that the Hub itself looks OK and it seems like you're positioned really well on search:


    I just think that the search for the topic matter for this Hub is pretty low right now, which results in you getting low results, too.

    Keep on writing and building great Hubs, not every topic that you write on will be a huge success, but once you get more Hubs written and pushed out to the web, you'll  see a good jump in your traffic numbers. I wouldn't too much about this particular Hub - just keep on writing!

  7. SpotCoolStuff.com profile image67
    SpotCoolStuff.composted 9 years ago

    I don't claim to be an expert in these things but in my short time here at HubPages I've found having a good title is key.

    Your title "Invasion of Privacy: Intelius iSearch - online stalking tool" doesn't have many words a person would type in a search engine. Plus, your title implies a hub that's about a (dry?) civil rights privacy issue when really what you are doing is reviewing a cool search engine.

    If you had gone with the title like "A better way to search for people than Google" or even something more provocative like your subhead "Stalk your peers with iSearch" I think maybe you would have done better.

    Hope that helps.

      ~ scs

  8. profiler profile image74
    profilerposted 9 years ago

    To Ryan:

    Thanks for the input ryan. I never knew I could get to #1 Google with this hub! I'm impressed with myself! I'll keep on writing!

    SpotCoolStuff: In this case I'm impressed by you! You are tottaly right regarding the titles. Just by reading the ones you made up I know that I would want to check it out if I was browsing the web! Why didn't I thought of that? I'll pay more attention to my titles from now on.

    I thought it would be really important to have the main theme of my hub in the title so that people that are really looking for it could find it. I see now that maybe having an interesting title, even without the actual keywords in there can be more fruitful...

    I have learned something new! I thank you all!

  9. Lissie profile image81
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    profiler sometimes I have a very different title compared to my hub url - by default they are the same but you can change them  - Ifocus the title on people and searching or an itneresting title and then the url is actually focused on SEO keywords

    1. profiler profile image74
      profilerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great tip Lissie, thanks! I'll start to use that in my next hubs!

  10. hot dorkage profile image70
    hot dorkageposted 9 years ago

    The URL is what you initially set unless you want to decom the hub and republish as a new one.  The title may be changed.  The URL is more important than the title for search engines simply because it's the easiest thing for them to look at.  I trippled my hits for a venue database when I changed the urls from

    http://venudb.com?id=324 to
    And yes the title of that particular page was always "Venetian Theatre"

    And just because you rank #1 in words from your title DOES NOT mean other people are searching for those terms.  I know this one old guy who brags on and on about how he ranks #1 at google for "Joe smalltown numbnuckies"  or something ridiculous like that.  right..... were you ever looking for that?