I like to write a lot of reviews (be it film, music, etc.) about things that are bad. I have a website that I use to help promote these hubs called Very Bad Reviews. As far as Hub titles go... I've been using this formula "Movie Review: (Title of movie)", but I'm considering switching to "Very Bad Reviews: (Title of movie)" instead to make it more unique. I would leave the ones already published alone but do this with the new ones that I haven't published yet. Should I proceed with this plan or just leave it the way it is?
Leave it the way it is, but add an RSS feed of your website/blog to the individual hubs. It's like getting backlinks of backlinks.
The problem with the idea is people don't search for "very bad reviews". People do search for "movie review: <title>"
kschang, that sounds like a great idea, but I think Hubpages will think I'm being "overly promotional" if I go the RSS route.... wouldn't they?
No. Remember, RSS counts as ONE link, even though it actually contains multiple links to your blog. What's more, as you refresh your log, your RSS feed updates itself automatically.
So what you do is in your blog, you refer back to your hubpages hubs. And voila, backlinks!
Have you tried doing keyword research to see what people are typing into Google when looking for reviews of bad movies? That may be the best way to increase traffic.
What keywords are sending people to your hubs? You can check these on the "stats" tab on an individual hub. If a particular string of words is sending you views, it might be an idea to use those in your title.
You could also test out the title change on maybe 5 hubs - leave them for a month and see if there is a change in traffic.
Ok, I checked it out and it the competition for "Movie Review" seems low, Global Monthly Searches of 27,100 and Local Monthly Searches of 9900. There's nothing for "Very Bad Reviews" as of yet though. So I guess I should stick to using "Movie Review: (Insert movie title here)" then.
Are you including the movie titles name?
You mean am i including the movie title's name during the keyword research? Well no, because it's going to be a different movie I review every time. I just needed a successful formula to use alongside the movie's title. I can't just title my review as the title of the movie by itself, I should put something before it like "Movie Review", colon and then the title of the movie.
You seem to be making a common mistake - you're using the exact search, which is good, but you're looking at the 'competition' bar.
That is for people who advertise using Adsense, and tells you how much competition there is to ADVERTISE for that keyword, not how many people are writing about it.
My best advice would be to do a search using a search engine like Scroogle or Google Incognito (on chrome) so you don't have your results changed based on Google's stored information about you - then use an easily downloadable tool like SEO Quake to check what the page rank, age and backlinks are for the top ten sites. I very much doubt you'll be able to compete with them on a generic keyword like "Movie Review".
I see your point. I actually have Alexa on Firefox which I used. Well since I don't have too high of a chance with Movie Review, I'm guessing it's probably best to go with 'Very Bad Reviews'. Or perhaps I could just use the movie's title and elaborate a bit about it. For instance: '(Title of Movie)' is No Walk in the Park.
Or I could combine that with 'Movie Review' or 'Very Bad Reviews'.
The is the best advice. You nailed it.
Question Master is right. Online titles are quite different than magazine or newspaper headlines. For revenue as well as traffic you need to see what keywords are the best. Google adsense tool feature can help you with that.
If I saw your proposed title I would think you were reviewing reviews.
Maybe I'm just weird, though.
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