I have well over 300 hubs. I earn about $40 from my content each month. This is because my SEO and keyword research skills are really bad. I can't stuff keyword into content just to please the search engines and I hate backlinking. Do I have any chance to get to about $100/month and if so how?
Yes, but you will need to backlink and you will need to accept the fact that it takes about 3 years for a hub to reach its peak earning potential. I don't 'keyword stuff' either, but you can incorporate keywords without it looking like you are doing so. I expect when you have been here for three years you will be earning over $100 per month, although backlinking will speed this up if you do it right without being 'spammy'.
Not to put too fine a point on it Sid, simply because needs must and all that - the answer is no, highly unlikely. Why? Several factors, not least the current online atmosphere, coupled with your apparent lack of SEO knowledge (your words) and the fact that you come across as someone that wants money for nothing.
You do an awful lot of asking and very little in terms of applying what you're advised, from what I can fathom. How many times do you need to hear 'backlink, learn SEO, build on your skills' before you actually go away and do so?
You have asked and continue to ask so many questions, time and again. You receive the advice/support you're looking for. You want to know what I think? You want a magic answer, you don't want informing that you need to work harder.
Nothing in life comes for free. Nothing. So take the advice (that's often repetitive) and employ it, instead of avoidance and handholding. Time to start walking.
Keep on writing a ton and backlink hardcore. if you get a hub that starts to get a wild amount of views out of nowhere, keep writing on similar topics that you can link off of that one superhub. Surf the waves.
I think you should write your hubs best on some targeted keywords that suit you and then make some relevant backlinks daily.It will definitely grow your income.Thanks!
Heck, you're my hero at $40/mo!
I'll give you a bump for support.
Thanks for the appreciation, but I have way more hubs compared to you and I believe $40 is too less a earning for that number of hubs.
True and I feel your frustration. Still, from my lowly state I humbly prostrate myself before what success you do have. It does serve as a positive note to the many of us that the system can and does work.
I just read some of your hubs and honestly, you need to improve your writing skills. Some of your sentences looked like broken English, and that is bad on an article, and worse on a title. Also, break up your paragraphs more. Your paragraphs are too long and can turn into one big blurry block.
oh those where the days..I remember $30 months ..before panda..sigh
Well, it could be because some of your hubs are terms no one searches for, while others people do.
Only a small amount of my hubs get most of the views, while others are moderate (10-50 daily), and some barely get any views.
Frogdropping mentioned backlinking, that term is new to me, what does it mean and how do you do it?
Backlinking is essentially getting links back to your article on other sites, blogs, forums etc. Some of this happens naturally when people like an article you have written, and choose to post a link to it in articles/sites of their own, but relying on people doing this slows the process right down. What you need to be doing is finding other sites to post a short piece of good quality writing (say 200-300 words) that is relevant to the subject of your hub, then (if you can), hyperlink a key phrase with the URL of your Hubpage article. If you can't post hyperlinks then at least you can post the link. Not only will this process bring more traffic to your article, but also the more backlinks that are leading to your article from different sites, the more credibility it has with Google, so this should help push your article up the SERPS.
Thankyou so much for this advice, I am a real novice in the computer world but I am enjoying writing Hubs. It is 3 ;30 am now and I am tired so will follow up tomorrow, thanks again
I'm the same as Dave, I feel for the people who write really interesting stuff, I have a large amount of hubs which I really put effort in to give people an intellectual resource, for example, my hubs about the British Museum, Eaton College or Windsor castle are sitting there with 0 views while my quirky content gets all the views and earnings.
Suggestion: Find Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons images of museum artifacts or landmarks in the places you're writing about. Even better, showcase your own photos, although you have to weigh the risk of people stealing them versus the advantage of attracting traffic to your pages.
Include those images on your hubs.
Make sure the images are named very specific things ("bull harp, Royal Tombs of Ur" e.g., or bull-harp-royal-tombs-of-ur.jpg). Take advantage of captions.
This way, you may pick up traffic from people searching for those very specific artifacts. Granted, most visitors will only look at the pictures and may not click ads, but step one is getting traffic; step two is conversion (getting the visitors to do something you want, whether that's clicking ads or just reading your content).
Being specific and "nouny" in your writing is another simple, built-in form of SEO. People tend to search the web looking for specific information ("British museum hours" "British museum Elgin marbles" "when did British museum open") rather than general queries ("British Museum") or, if they go general, they'll land on the general website (the British Museum website) which outranks yours. If you provide little tidbits of information using proper names and terms that people tend to search for in conjunction with your topic, you may capture a bunch of little searches. It's possible to be specific and include such tidbits without sacrificing a lively and engaging writing style.
If you plan to ever write for others you have to learn how to "stuff keyword into content." That does not mean you over use it, you just have to find a creative way to mention the keyword that fits with your article or blog post. It's part of what a writer has to do these days...
I had just hit $100 a month before Panda...now I am no where near that. I am only learning now that I have to work harder at backlinking.
Disagree wholeheartedly. I have made thousands on HubPages by doing exactly the opposite. Overthinking your writing is the quick ticket to writer's block. Maybe your take is different but when I think too much into it, writers block sets in.
Still a very informative despite the uhm.. err.. just let it be. That happens everywhere.
The use of keywords or 'tags' is important but also include industry. Some of my hubs are health or business related so I add those too in the tags. Backlinking I know it seems tedious. Just find related blogs, leave comments, find do-follow blogs tho so your link shows. Just 3 links a day can equal lots links by end of the year good luck!
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