I want my hubs to be better found by search engines, and to learn about keywords etc to use. I know that there is a lot of information out there on this. To be honest, I get a bit overwhelmed by it all, and was hoping someone could help to point me in the right direction?
Most of my hubs are getting no views (or less than 10) per day.
I was also wondering if someone could please take a look at some of my worst performing hubs ( http://doctorkristy.hubpages.com/hub/Sa … -Melbourne or http://doctorkristy.hubpages.com/hub/Sc … nformation ) and tell me what I could change or add to make it get more search engine views, so that I can get the hang of things?
thanks for reading!
I had a look at the two hubs you showed here.
The first one was about a dog beach in Melbourne. Keyword placement and everything is fine; it is just not a highly search term.
Having said that, you should have shown up higher than #29 for those keywords.
I did notice you have no backlinks, not even internal ones, so the way round that is to write some more hubs around the subject and interlink them.
You have also missed out writing the words 'dog beach Melbourne' in you summary, if you have one. 'doggie beach' is an even lower search term, but as the letters D.O.G are in there, they'll still count toward dog beach, which only gets 62 exact match searches per day, and there is a site called dogbeach.org which is almost guaranteed top position anyway.
Schizophrenia is hugely competitive. All the sites on page 1 are just too big and powerful.
I didn't find your hub in the first 100 of search, but it is a well-written and well-presented hub. I would bold your subheadings where you list the different types of delusions. Not only is it easier on the eye, it helps the SEO of the page.
Then I noticed that you have Schizophrenia overview in the title, and schizophrenia information in the url.
It may help you if they are the same, so you might want to consider changing your title to add in the word information. Maybe schizophrenia information: an overview?
You also seem to have missed out a summary on this one too. Please add one in, it can make a huge difference, and remember to use your main keywords that are in the title and url.
I don't know if this is your speciality or not, but you will greatly strengthen whatever hubs you have by writing more round similar topics and interlinking them.
Whether you use rss, or the links capsule, or even better, in-word hyperlinks (Google likes those apparently), group all your related hubs together and any new ones you add with further help.
"Please help me decode the mystery that is SEO?"
Frankly, my dear. I've given up on that.
SEO and keyword selection is far less complicated then most make it out to be.
Primarily, you will have to distinguish between On-Page (factors you can integrate into your hub or site) and Off-page (backlinks, anchor text of backlinks, where backlinks come from etc)
ON PAGE isnt much more then properly categorizing and describing your hub using the guidelines set forth for you by the search engines themselves.
OFF Page is much more contentious and incorporates, natural and self created backlinks, social media, etc.
keyword selection not so complicated either .. but what makes for "good keyword selection" is based very much on your motives . Making sales should involve a focus on terms that suggest "buyer intent" .. getting lots of eyes on a page should focus on keyword terms (using free or cheap online tools) that show a high rate of search but a lower level of competition in the SERP's (search engine result placement)
Ive tried to outline a basic primer of such things here:
http://sunforged.hubpages.com/hub/How-t … ing-online
Peter Hoggan here at Hubpages has an excellent primer series on SEO
This thread has a bunch of hubber selected resources on keywords/seo
and off of hubpages ..this seomoz guide is always excellent
its based off a survey done of professional SEO's
and Bruce Clay does one each year also
Well, now. This is the first thread I have bookmarked in a long, long time... Frankly, I have been seriously considering just throwing in the towel. But between this thread and something pcunix wrote, maybe not just yet.
My advice? Sunforged is Tha Man for this subject. Transmission over.
Great, thank you all for your replies!
I've read through your advice and taken it all on board. Changed the titles and am now working on summaries for all of my hubs. I hadn't realized the summaries made that much of a difference, so to be honest I have only done it for maybe one or two hubs (shame).
After that, I'll read the hubs Sunforged linked to and hopefully in a month or something I'll see some improvement!
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