How to improve external traffic to my hubs?

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  1. Ruchi Urvashi profile image67
    Ruchi Urvashiposted 6 years ago

    I seem to be having good readers from hubpages. However, external traffic is just very low. Any help?

    1. Sottway profile image72
      Sottwayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh I'm stuck in the same boat Ruchi!

      Can anyone shed some light for us?

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's all about getting Google to recognize and rank your material.  They crawl through untold numbers of words looking for keywords.  One thing you can do is choose the keywords in your article, the main theme.  Bold it in the first sentence of the first paragraph and again somewhere in the same paragraph.  Bold and underline it somewhere in the second or third paragraph.  Don't bold too many words or they see this as over keywording.

        Use Title Tuner and try to incorporate the words they suggest which have a high percentage of searches.  I try to incorporate anything over 40% if I can but definitely the 80-100% words.

        Try this link for much more info.  It talks about SEO - Search Engine Optimization … or-authors

        1. Ruchi Urvashi profile image67
          Ruchi Urvashiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          thanks for the specific information. I am using google keyword tool  and optimizing my article but not really doing it bold and underline. Let me try it out.

    2. RVDaniels profile image73
      RVDanielsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Here is what I'm doing to drive search engine traffic to my hubs. Research the keywords thoroughly using Google Adwords keyword tools. they are free to use and can really help you. The first thing you should think about is how much competition you have for your keyword topics. Find a way to word the keyword phrase that gets a lot of page views but has little competition.

      My hub on mason jar Christmas lights is on the first page in Google search results and has spent a lot of time in the number one spot.  I got there by using the keyword tool to research my long tail keyword phrase.

      Getting good search engine ranking for HubPages articles is similar to niche marketing in many ways. You really can't compete with sites that have large ad budgets and can dominate a topic and keyword. Instead write hubs focusing on topics that have over 30,000 searches monthly and little competition. If the information is useful and unique, good content, the spiders will find it and your hub will rank higher. Also repeat the keyword in subheadings, image headings and descriptions and in your text . Don't stuff the article with keywords but place the main keyword phrase in several spots in the hub. This makes it easier to find and also makes the hub appear to be the kind of quality content that Google and the other search engines are looking for.  The last thing you must do is write a 2-3 sentence summary of the hub using the keywords. Make it informative and interesting-you'll get more traffic from HubPages and the search engines.
      I hope this is helpful to you and Happy Christmas!

      1. Ruchi Urvashi profile image67
        Ruchi Urvashiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        thanks a lot. I was doing google keyword tool search but not implementing it properly. Let me check my work again. Thanks for your great advice.

  2. S.Graveson profile image63
    S.Gravesonposted 6 years ago

    Try and link in from relevant forums and stuff like that smile

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    Use the search bar on the top right of this page and look up-Generate Traffic or some related title big_smile lots of great information provided. Good luck!

    1. Ruchi Urvashi profile image67
      Ruchi Urvashiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot. I saw so much information and idea, that I need time to read and apply. I was getting a bit disheartened spending so much time but earning in cents only. Let me try this out..

      1. Sottway profile image72
        Sottwayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the great information everyone!

  4. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    I just checked out your 'comparing online stock brokers'.  The words 'online stock broker' should be bolded in the text.  You'll have to unbold all the other stuff you have bolded because, even though it's important to the reader, it will confuse Google.

    Try to add these words more often even if it seems a bit redundant.  Instead of saying 'here you will find' say 'at _____ online stock brokers you will find'.

    1. Ruchi Urvashi profile image67
      Ruchi Urvashiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for checking my articles..a big thanks for your feedback..i will soon check and edit..


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