Anyone have an article on page one of google in search?

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  1. starme77 profile image71
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    I was extremly surprised when I did a google search and my article came up number five on the first page of google search smile that made me happy smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose many of us have articles on the first page for certain subjects.  Whether anyone is searching for them is another story.  smile


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      1. starme77 profile image71
        starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yeah I understand that - but this is my hub about storage unit auctions and since the show began on tv - ya know storage wars - well this hub of mine has taken off! I can do several different searches in several differnt ways and still come up on the first page so I am excited as hell wink haha

    2. cloverleaffarm profile image76
      cloverleaffarmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have never searched.

  2. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    A few of mine are on the first page of google, usually around the middle. If you copy and paste the full title of your hub article, and it's a moderately long one, you'll probably be in the top spot, although statistically, very few people would be searching for that exact, long-tail phrase (except you..haha).

    You can also use this page rank checker site to check the page rank of any of your articles. Anything above 2 or 3 is pretty good for a single article.

    My article about how to live a simple life currently has a page rank of 3, and is at #1 at Google, if I put in the full title. Not an obscure topic, by any means..

    1. starme77 profile image71
      starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks! it out

    2. starme77 profile image71
      starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thats cool !

    3. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Last time I checked all of mine are on first page for the full title, and most in the top couple of spots.  I do tend to use longer titles, though.

      Some time ago Paul mentioned that the full title really should result in the top few positions on page #1, and I updated the few that weren't.

    4. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A very important distinction, yet hubbers still do this. 

      http://darkside.hubpages.com/hub/celebr … -victories

    5. cloverleaffarm profile image76
      cloverleaffarmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I shall have to try this tracker. Sounds interesting.

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    As of today I have about 5 hubs on the first page as number 1. From the total of all my hubs about 38 are on the first page but not number 1

    1. starme77 profile image71
      starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thats freakin awesome smile

  4. starme77 profile image71
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    pr was 5 so thats good

  5. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    Woot! I'm number 1 for "Melbel on HubPages is totally awesome"
    I'm so happy!

    1. starme77 profile image71
      starme77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thats awesome smile

    2. SmartAndFun profile image94
      SmartAndFunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL. Thanks for cheering me up this morning! smile

  6. TheMagician profile image93
    TheMagicianposted 7 years ago

    I've got a good number of articles on page one of Google, about 10 to 15 of them actually (and at the moment I've got 62 articles published here on HP). Possibly a few more, even.

    2 or 3 of them are also in the first spot on the first page, the others being usually third or fourth.

    I've found it's quite easy to rank high on Google's search results. I love it smile

    1. j-u-i-c-e profile image94
      j-u-i-c-eposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You stole my name. tongue

      TheMagician is the id I've been using on my regular forum for years and I'd planned on using it here. I had to reinvent myself for HubPages. I always find it confusing reading your posts because I don't remember writing them. roll

      1. TheMagician profile image93
        TheMagicianposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I'm sorry! I didn't know anyone else also used this name in other places... but that's pretty funny about you thinking you'd written my posts tongue

  7. j-u-i-c-e profile image94
    j-u-i-c-eposted 7 years ago

    I have a few articles here and from my website on page 1. One of my hubs has first position, and a page on my website ranked 7th for the same term. The problem isn't getting good rankings, it's getting good rankings for terms that are frequently searched.

    Still, it's gratifying to see yourself rank well, so congrats. It might not be much, but it's something.

  8. relache profile image82
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Most people who find themselves on the first page of Google or in the top spot are doing such a specific search, that's to be expected.

    The real trick is to do a very vague and non-specific search that turns up a Hub in a top spot, as that's more like how some random person will find you.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      +1
      That's absolutely true, relache.  It's those vague searches resulting in first position that really count as no one actually searches for a title.

    2. profile image0
      writeronlineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The voice of reason, thankyou relache. Few of my hubs turn up on page one as a result of such a search. Disappointing, but reality. To be thrilled at your own full title article / url appearing as a result of specifically searching for it is missing the point, for mine.

      If your objective is AdSense revenue, and people in their thousands aren't searching every day, or week at least, for a particular piece of information, and finding your article as a result, you're failing. (I know you know this, relache, I'm really just reinforcing your initial advice...)

  9. Jonathan Janco profile image62
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Only my Luciferianism article is on the first page of google. Not surprised that's the only one since most people are not searching for the kind of subject matter I write. I could probably write a hub called An Example of Agnostic Human Sacrifice and that would be on the first page of google as well.

  10. Mmargie1966 profile image92
    Mmargie1966posted 7 years ago

    Many of my hubs show up on the first page.

  11. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    As Relache pointed out, if you search for your title it will almost alwyas show the hub on page one.  Even if you use a generic term to search for your hub, you will often find it ranked high if your are using your own computer.  So don't get too carried away.  tongue 


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    1. TheMagician profile image93
      TheMagicianposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I do to make sure I'm not fooling myself, I use a computer at my local civic center and make sure to use broad terms or questions for the searches. Works for me. Perhaps I'm just lucky smile

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Page 1 is relative to the search query.  Hopefully it's a popular one!  Targeted traffic is what we all want.. I think. I know that's what I want.

  12. Greekgeek profile image88
    Greekgeekposted 7 years ago

    I'm on page 1 (as close as spot two) for a bunch of queries that get about 300-500 searches a month, according to Google's keyword tool.

    This is a rather sloooooooow way to build up traffic and income, but it does work, bit by bit.

    Remember, when checking to see where your article ranks, click the globe button on Google's search results page to turn off personalized results. By default, Google ranks up the pages and site you visit.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Someone else that goes for low traffic keywords!  Most of mine are less than 1000 per month according to the keyword tool.

      You never know, though.  I have one hub that google said should see around 270 per month - it perks along at nearly 3,000!  Yes, I built several long tail keywords into it and it is on first page for 3 of them, but I never hoped to see traffic anything like that.

  13. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I find I can usually count on many of mine on the first page. It doesn't mean good earnings though!

  14. profile image0
    jenuboukaposted 7 years ago

    There is your hint right there- Google search vague keywords to determine how to title your article, then look at the results and see what the top articles use as keywords, this is your "competition" then use those keywords in your title with the sites as links in your hub, this will make Google happy to splatter your content in an array of searches.
    We are lazy searchers, we type in the gist of an idea and rely on Google to give us what we want, more times than not, we have to get specific in our search to weed out the "spam" or scrapers.
    I can take a keyword i used in the article or hub and find it on page one every time.  90% of my content is one page one; this is just typing in a gist of the title not the whole title.

  15. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    I only have a few hubs on page one of Google.  Seems to me that half of the hubbers posting on this thread would be having massive traffic, and among our HP top earners, if they really had the Google love that they seem to think they do.  Some are definitely not top earners by their own report. 

    Type the same keywords into Google search and AdWords keyword tool.  Is anyone looking for your page one keyword or phrase?  Again, beware of “celebrating useless keyword victories”.

    1. profile image0
      jenuboukaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is one article on HP that gets a lot of traffic; one that I was emailed by Google for its raised search on the topic, now if I could do that another 50 times; yes that house down by the river would be sweeter!!
      Mine are recipes mainly and these do get traffic, granted it has been a slow and rigorous process. 
      What are your thoughts on the Google Insights tool?  Do you use this for ideas for keywords?

      1. melbel profile image93
        melbelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You could always live in a van down by the river!

        1. profile image0
          jenuboukaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ah!! Melbel got it!!
          I am that fat guy in a little coat who sometimes gets the idea of it!

 
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