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Top 3 Hub Writing SEO Techniques Everyone Should Use

Updated on February 10, 2013
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Everybody knows that using SEO when writing articles for the Web is essential. This is true for writing Hubs too. While the world of SEO is constantly changing and some techniques stop working, there are three things that have been proven to improve your Google position over the years. Here they are:

1. Using keywords the correct way

Using keywords is the core of every SEO technique because of the way search engines work. Naturally, we all want to rank well for our chosen keywords. I won't cover the process of finding the right keywords in this Hub because that's a subject for a separate one. I'll just give you the golden rule of keyword usage. It's really simple - repeat your primary keyword (I should say keyphrase) no more often than once per 150 words. That's roughly three times for a 500-word article. You can use additional keyphrases, but only use them once per article, so that they don't affect the positioning of your primary keyphrase in Google's eyes.

2. Make sure your Hub interlinks well

HubPages is a great site to promote your content for many reasons. One of them is that the way HubPages works makes it easy for your articles to earn good Google Page Rank in a relatively short period of time even if there are no external links to your Hubs. How is this possible? The answer is easy - because of the Discover More Hubs section. If you select the right title for your Hub and write the right content, your Hub will be listed under Discover More Hubs for articles with PR2 or even PR3. And yes, this means that they will be linking to your Hub, providing some link juice. I wrote a Hub a year ago that reached PR3 in less than two weeks because of interlinking (there were no external links to that Hub).

3. Write engaging content

This should have been number one, but there we go. As you know, HubPages has a quality assessment process for all newly published Hubs. If a Hub passes, it's called Featured and becomes indexable by the search engines. If not, well... then you wrote your Hub in vain. But there's no-one to blame but yourself. So make sure you write real articles that are intended for people, not the search engines.

Hope this helps! If you have your own favourite SEO techniques, share them in your comments!

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    • annart profile image

      Ann Carr 

      5 years ago from SW England

      Thanks for your advice Snurre. Ann

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      @annart, I don't think you can do that. I guess it has to be a YouTube video unless it's a video Hub. Maybe the answer is to create a video Hub and just put lots of text there? You can do that.

      Thanks for reading, voting and commenting.

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      Ann Carr 

      5 years ago from SW England

      Good reminders. I'm not good at the technical stuff but learning slowly. What I'd like to know is how does one put one's own video into a TEXT hub without making a video hub or without first putting it onto YouTube? If you can use your own photos directly why can't you use your own videos directly? I've asked and searched all over hubpages and have not found an answer!! Voted up and useful.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for your comments!

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      MOS SEO Services 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the sharing….

    • billd01603 profile image

      billd01603 

      5 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks for the advice snurre

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