thank you for the reply. i may not be explaining my question right lol. i know what keywords are. what i dont know is, how do i input keywords for a hub? how do i edit keywords in a hub?
its been a while since i wrote anything here and i dont remember.
here is an example of what i am talking about: i write travel articles for a travel site. when i complete an article i load it on the site. i then add many things before submitting the final draft, one of the options i have on this site is i can manually input keywords that would be used to search for my article. i can also go back and change these if i like.
You should take your keywords and use them as tags, but tags are NOT the same thing as keywords. If you just use your keywords as tags, you're missing the whole point.
You don't "input" keywords to anything.
Keywords are words in the text of your Hub.
To make money, you need to write Hubs on topics people are searching for. Those Hubs will then appear in Google search results when people are searching for that topic.
To get included in the search results, you need to use the exact words people are typing into the search engines. Those are "keywords".
Google doesn't pay any attention to tags on HubPages, so you must use those keywords in your Hub title and sub-titles, and also a few times in your text. Don't get too enthusiastic and over-use them, or Google will decide you're trying to game the system, and dump your Hub altogether.
Hi, EagleCreek - I know how confusing it is to find various edit features!
Keywords are on the right side of the page when you're in the edit mode. You can also see them when you're not in edit (and, it appears, you can add, etc.). They're in the same section where you see the word Summsry, but instead of keywords, it's labeled Tags.
Click on Tags, and you'll see a box where you can enter the words. You can enter just one word, or an entire phrase. To delete, press the X next to the tag and it will go away. It's useful to enter words in your title, or words people might use when searching for your hub. You can enter quite a few of them, so don't worry about that part.
Also, just in case you don't have a summary, be sure to fill out a brief description of your hub in the Summary box.
I hope this helps - please let me know if I can help you? Check a few hubs from various writers to get a feel for how they're using both tools/features.
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