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How to Submit Your Web Pages (blog, hubs, website) to Search Engines; Make SEs Index Them and Appear in Search Results

Updated on February 09, 2015

Why bother to submit your blog?

Well, although in theory search engines should find your articles on your blog, website, or here on Hubpages. This could take a long time and if it is a highly competitive market, they are less likely to be discovered within the mass of competing articles. Hence, it really doesn't hurt to prepare your pages for the search engines and also to let the major players like Google, MSN (Bing) and the massive Open Directory that your page exists.

Lay it out for Search Engines

Sometimes less is more, but not always. One neat looking article can make the blog look tidy, but it is not so good for search engines like Yahoo and Google to find your article and know exactly what it is about. It helps to use individual text capsules with clear titles, as search engines are more likely to pick up on the title. It also helps if you highlight in bold a few of the keywords, as this makes it easy for search engines and readers to quickly 'get the gist'. They will also likely notice the subject matter of the first and last paragraph.

It also helps if all the content is original and of a decent amount. The focus should be on providing a 700 word plus article, with a small percentage as keywords (1-3%) and well written. However, photos and videos are also important, as they not only help people stay on your page for longer, but also increase the chances that they will share photos, videos and maybe even click on adverts that interest them.


Keywords are the words that searches pick up on. They are how search engines link searches to articles or websites. Using keywords and variations (not too many) in you article, will help searchers come across it, as search engines will be able to tell easier what the article is about.

However, using keywords as broad as just 'Music' is not an option, so the more specific and long-tail your keyword phrases are, the better. For example, if 'Ford' is too common, you could try an exact model, or even a part related to the specific model like "For escort 19?? sports carburetor". The way you find these, or at least the easiest way, is to use "Google Keywords Tool" a tool that will tell you how much competition there is for any keyword and also suggest alternatives. You should be looking for low to medium competition keywords, unless your website has an extremely powerful position in the niche that your are targeting.

Search Engine Submission

Now that you have your article laid out neatly for search engines to pick up on, they should eventually find it so long as you attract readers and write regularly. However, there is no reason why you can't give them a little nudge and submit your hubpages/blog/website URL (for hubpages this is normally to the search engines manually. That way, they will know you are on the web and will check out what content you have. To manually submit, it is worth going to at least a few major players, such as:


Msn (Bing) and Yahoo (merged)

The Open Directory

Once you have submitted to these, you posts should start to work their way up the search engine results (Your SERP, Search Engine Result Position). You need to keep writing and attracting traffic with interesting articles that use keywords and some highlighted text, great photos and if possible interactive aspects like videos and polls. But, eventually you should start to see more readers coming to your blog. This could take 2-6 weeks to take effect, as search engines have MANY pages to index. Also, sometimes an article needs to 'mature' for 3-6 months before a search engine respects it.

However, if you want you climb the ranks faster, a good way to help things along is to use back-links to your articles. They don't take long and really help! Social media is wonderful for this and is highly respected. Sites like Facebook, Digg, Redgage, Twitter, Pinterest etc are really important.

If you have found this interesting, please take a moment to vote/comment. To SEE MY RESULTS, scroll down a little further.

Lead them to you like footprints in the sand!

See the RESULTS for yourself:

I can honestly say that submitting my Hubpages URL to all the major search engines is one of the best things that I have done, just look at the stats:

As of 10/01/2012, I have had 7,195 readers.

Traffic from hubpages = 3432 readers

Direct Traffic from my URL = 645 readers

AND, to show how age and 'maturity' matters on the web:

As of 03/04/2013, I have had 135,761 TOTAL readers.

Traffic from hubpages (internal site visitor traffic) = 13802 readers

Direct Traffic from my URL = 16168

The rest is all from search engines and possibly some referral traffic (such as from Facebook and Pinterest).

As you can see, quality content, continuous posts and the tips I mentioned above has worked really well for me. Now I see daily readers in the hundreds and some articles have hit incredible amounts of traffic. I have also found that updating articles with new content after they have 'aged' makes a huge difference and can jump you up the SERPs!!

If you would like to join us on Hubpages, learn lots of new things, and also make some money whilst writing about what you like, click HERE to sign up today … who knows, it may turn into your main income and passion!

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Let them find your home on the web

Follow the above advice and hopefully people will start to find your place on the world wide web.
Follow the above advice and hopefully people will start to find your place on the world wide web.


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      Kai Alabi 18 months ago from Washington, DC

      Great article. Very helpful. I just submitted my hubs. Thanks for the information!

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      Brett Caulton 2 years ago from Thailand


      I don't think you can us The Open Directory for hubs, but this was to try n help with websites etc too. However, if you find it is possible, please let me know.

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      Brett Caulton 2 years ago from Thailand


      You only need to submit your main URL. However, pinging new hubs once each with something like mass-ping (Google it) can help.

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Thanks for the information.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      P.S. How do you submit to The Open Directory for HP?

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Brilliant article! I'll be busy going through this over the weekend!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is a really helpful and informative hub!

      I am going to follow your advice. May I ask one thing--Do we have to submit the urls of our work at regular intervals, or just once!

      Thanks for sharing this useful hub! Voted up and shared on HP!

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      Brett Caulton 3 years ago from Thailand


      You only need to submit your main URL each. However, to speed up the indexing of new posts, I recommend using Only once per post thought, but it will help get your posts noticed!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i like your article. May i know whether should i post every link of my hubs at google submit, bing or only once will do?

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      OMG, how soooooo very useful and informative article on this topic, the one i was thinking of searching online. you are a great writer Brett, your ideas of hubs are really so unique and containing such a great information. i really feel myself so lucky to have met you here through hubpages community. your writing style is extremely reader-friendly and at the same time providing a thorough and to the point knowledge about the relevant topic. million million thanks for sharing such great posts dear and i really can't help bookmarking such great posts.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      You have narrated well things required for a good SEO. I need to study it well and apply. This kind of sharing is really appreciable and it is helping as well. Thank you for educating us a tough topic in simple style. Voted up.

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      animals photos 3 years ago

      thanks for this info

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      Alise- Evon 4 years ago

      Thanks for the information, Brett. It is amazing how much I have learned to do on a computer- not really being all that fond of high tech stuff (though it is fun meeting really interesting people through its use). Your tutorials really help me expand my capabilities.

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      SHAR NOR 4 years ago from Miami, FL

      And that is the power of webmaster tools. So easy and quick to use. Thank you for the great Hub.

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      anuramkumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      That was indeed very useful. I have never done this to my site or hubpages URL. Will try it out. Voted up.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      @ Anthony Binks,

      Sure, I'd love to hear how you get on and if it helps in the next few months. If this was useful, you may also find my 100th hub helpful, as it is LOADED with tips!

      Thanks for the comments

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Excellent advise!! Thanks for the informative article!!!

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      Anthony Binks 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thanks for the massive tips.

      I am going to try them out and let you know how I get on if that is ok.

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I know I have read this before but now I have started a blog. I must say, I am starting to understand a little bit more about keywords and actually indexing your hubs and your blogs to get more traffic. Great advice! :) Thanks for Sharing it with us!

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      Jake Brannen 4 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the advice. I've only recently begun to benefit from careful keywording.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      Thank you Brett, for following me, it is an honor.

      I am back to re-read this hub for information, it is very helpful, and I need lots of help.

      Thanks again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

      Voting you up, useful and awesome, will bookmark this one.

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      kingkos 4 years ago

      Nice hub thanks bret for the info u share with us godbless!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Oh great article, helpful info. i have been using google ping to get it to the google search engines. But I had wondered about the other ones. Thanks for the links.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Thank you for your comments. I tried to write this in a way that anyone can understand and provided the URLs to make the process easier. While it doesn't cover all search engines, it covers the big hitters and helps you get started.

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      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      I have been going crazy trying to find out how to submit my pages to search engines...I have been reading hours and hours of things on google to try to figure it out but nothing seemed to be written in terms that I could understand. Anyhow, this is awesome especially since you provided the url's for where I have to go to submit my search engine request. Now I know what to do. Thank you.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Now that I'm getting more and more into blogging, I had to come back for another read. Really good information, Brett. Thank you!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)


      I am so confused with AOL techniques especially with the Bing. Will you please give me some easy tips to submit my hubs to bing for attracting good traffic. I need some easy and simple narration. Please help.

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      Audrey Dawn 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Brett, thanks so much for the info. Getting up to speed on HubPages and how to best increase traffic is a little overwhelming at times. You laid this out so simply my head actually didn't hurt (for once). Computers are not really my thing, but even I can handle this one. Thanks again for the tip and the edge. Voted up!

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      Jim Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Seems I keep coming back to you to help take some of the steep out of my learning curve. Thanks!

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      ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

      Great hub. Keep them coming!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Heya, Brett. Now that I'm getting back into blogging with a serious force this time around, I REALLY found this helpful and filled with valuable information. Voted up and sharing! :)

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Appreciate your kindness in educating fellow hubbers. Thanks and Voted up.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Good info about titles of capsules and key words, etc.

      I have never submitted any of my hubs to any search engine. Before the 24 hour waiting period was adopted my hubs were indexed by Google within a couple of hours of publishing. Now it's more like 3-4 hours after the end of the 24 hour 'probation' period. However, the other search engines usually pick up my hubs within 24 hours or less of Google indexing them and sometimes do it even before Google indexes them.

      Voted up, useful, and will share!

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      @ Peggy W and others.

      Thanks for all you comments. Regarding Peggy's question, if you are already getting traffic from these, then you don't need to submit your URL. However, I also found submitting to Google UK, MY, AUS, CA etc to help increase traffic.

      If you are indexed, I recommend joining Google Websmaster Tools, so that you can tell Google when you have posted new content ... I've written a hub on this and I think it is in my 100th hub tips hub too.

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      Deborah-Diane 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Very useful information. Thank you!

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      Ms. Immortal 4 years ago from NJ

      Great information, thanks for the help.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Wow--this has been hugely successful for you!

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      Chace 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! So helpful.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      There are some really helpful tips here, and thanks for those web addresses for submitting to search engines. Voted useful and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      I have never manually submitted my profile URL to these sites. Since I am already getting traffic from Google, Bing and Yahoo...would it still help to do it occasionally? Haven't gotten any from the open directory as far as I will do that one first. Thanks for this helpful advice. Up votes and sharing.

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      ocbill 4 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      You can submit your hub acct RSS feed as well.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 4 years ago from Central United States

      There is even a simple way to submit to Google and other search engines without going through these links. The other method is generally used when you make changes to a hub.

      Just copy and paste the hub link into a search engine. Add your name, and date. This brings your hub to the search engines attention and if it was ranked before they will consider the changes, and could rank you higher. I guess I had better put together a hub about submiting to search engines, and backlinking. Not tonight though.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Thank you for this useful information. I'm new to all of this and I really find your advice very helpful. I have seen how you get a hub indexed, but I didn't know you could submit your profile page to the different search engines. Again, very helpful!

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      Kevin J Timothy 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Awesome stuff, here! I like the Google submission tools. Simple and to the point.

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      Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

      As all of the comments suggest, this is a very helpful and useful article. I have read it, learned from it, and I am adding my domain to several search engine lists.

      Additionally, as I am sure many others have done, I am going to share this article with others. Keep up the great writing man!

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the helpful info.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for sharing this information. I need all the help I can get on this topic. I will try submitting my URl to all those sites and see if my traffic increases, It can't hurt to try:) Voted up and shared!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Brett.

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      Columba Smith 4 years ago from California

      This is really helpful! I've been blogging for a year and a half, and never knew this! Thanks!

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      Dreamjar 4 years ago from Florida

      You've done it again for me. I am so glad I started following you. I am the queen of shoet attention spans but I have found so many of your articles to be very interesting. Thanks. voted up useful and interesting.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      @ Everyone, thank you for such awesome feedback. I'm pleased that this seems to have helped so many people! :-)


      To be honest, I don't remember. This is for Hubpages and also websites/blogs. Hence for DMOZ, I would recommend choosing the category that best fits the majority of your content on the site that you are submitting (many sites have varied content, you just pick the nearest).

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      Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

      Voted useful....very interesting. I must say I *think I've submitted my blog, Hubpages URL and Lensmaster URL to these directories before but I'm not sure.... I'm gonna go do it again for good measure, hopefully it doesn't "hurt" me. Thanks for sharing this info.....


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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Brett.Tesol,

      This is great information especially now that traffic has decreased. I have already submitted to Google, Yahoo and Bing, I will check on now. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Quick question (you don't have to show this comment) What category did you use on

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You're "always there to remind us" of the things we can/need to do to make our hubs more popular. You are on top of things, researching, and keeping us informed. Have I told you how much I appreciate you and your hubs? Thanks Brett.

      Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and tweeted.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the reminder and the handy list! Bookmarked, voted up and useful.

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      Miss Mimi 4 years ago from On the road again

      Really nice, thanks for the tips and information, I was really curious about how hubs got into search engines. Thanks for this, voted up and useful!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Such a wonderful hub!! Really can help us to get more traffic! thumbs up :)

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      This is great info, Brett...especially for those of us who are not as savvy when it comes to the tech stuff. My numbers are abysmal, so I am hoping this will help. Thanks...voted up and shared.

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      Alex Smith 4 years ago from Bhopal, India

      Great Information Brett, thanks for providing such post with landing page URL. Its help me more to index my website or blog or any other pages by search engines.

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      Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago from California, United States of America

      I've been thinking about where to submit links to get recognized by search engines and to get traffic. Great information, thanks!

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      Melis Ann 4 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      ok - done! Thanks Brett for providing this resource on submitting a URL. I have been so focused on writing content that I think I need to take a break and do more to promote my site. SHARED!

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      Chris Hugh 4 years ago

      Great article. I'm going to study it and maybe write my own Hub with the SEO things I'm learning.

      I created a blog for my Hub friends to post links.

      I was hoping we'd also read each other's stuff and critique them. I'm also putting real content on the blog, so it's not going to just be links.

      It is called WritingBuds and it's a blog. (So just put that together to get the addy, I don't wanna get banned. Again.)

      If people want to announce their Hubs, they just need to send mail to The subject line will become the post title and the message body will be the post. I hope people will also attach pictures to make the post attactive and write a little teaser to let readers know what the Hub is about.

      I don't think anchor text works, so just slap that link in there in all its ugly glory.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great hub and great advice brett! thank you :)

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      SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

      Great hub Brett! Very useful with great advice. Thank you for sharing this with others!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful hub! So much great information, my head is spinning! I submitted my profile page to the search engines several months ago. I do want to I need to resubmit ever so often, or submit the url of each new hub? I appreciate the help ever so much! Voted this up and sharing! :) Hmmm, no place to vote or share on here.....

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      DEEPA JOHN 5 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks Brett, it is really interesting stuff to note and helps a lot.

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      jiro 5 years ago from India

      thank you for the links submitted

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      jiro 5 years ago from India

      thanks for the guidance

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      Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

      Brett we know many people who can use this information. I will be happy to SHARE with them. I need to write a blog and use this as the "lead to" for it. I will do that when the sites are up an going. For now It is going to one of the facebook fan pages.

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      roc6 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thank You, any helpful ways to get that traffic is great. Looks like you have some great hubs.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent hub! I am still learning about SEO's and these processes. I will definatley give your suggestions a try. Thanks for your generosity in sharing this knowledge!

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      JamesPoppell 5 years ago

      Another great hub. Thank you so much for posting.

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      David Cook 5 years ago from Suburban Philadelphia

      I've done this on private web sites and it does work well but you have have to resubmit monthly, or at least check regularly to make sure it is still being crawled regularly by the search engines.

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      Debra Charney 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks. Voted up! I'll give it a try.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      Super great info for people who are writing with a niche :). This will help a lot of people in getting the traffic they deserve. Voting up and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Great info. I'll definitely try this!

      Thank you for sharing!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi all, thank you for the many comments. In response to a couple of questions raised;

      1) You only submit your main URL, then the search engine will index all of your pages. However, after this, when you write a hub you can ping it to help get it indexed.

      2) I have now updated the Google URL to give you more options, as Google has updated its services.

      Hope you all get readers soon! But, allow a couple of weeks, sometimes a bit longer.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Great information. I've bookmarked some of the stuff here, as well as this hub. Voted up and SHARED, too.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Brett, Fantastic! Bookmarked, voted up and in my file!

      Thanks for all the tips and information. Well worth the reading!


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      savanahl 5 years ago

      This is really great info. Your hubs are always so helpful. I have a quick question though. When submitting to search engines am I just submitting my profile URL or do I submit each individual hub? I'll check back. Thanks.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the great tips!

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      Vicki L Hodges 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Awesome info, Brett! Very useful, interesting, and voted hub. Thanks for this information. I've done this type of bookmarking a few times, but I need to do it on a regular basis. Thanks for the reminder. Bookmarking and SHARING!

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      the Google site says upload this file to your webpage.What does that mean? upload where?please explain

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      This is very interesting. I have done it a few times but I am very bad at getting my hubs seen. Sound advice. Up useful and sharing!

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      Katina Davenport 5 years ago

      Omb doing this now!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Kristine,

      It might take 1-2 months to be indexed, but it is definitely worth it! Search engine traffic is more likely to click those adverts too ;-).

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      Donna Kristine 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks Brett, I have not thought to submit my URL from my Hubs to Google or any other search engine. Voted up!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Thanks for all your comments. I have now UPDATED the broken links and Yahoo submission. Thank you for letting me know they weren't working.

      Also, as for the date, us strange lot from the UK write months and dates in reverse to the US lol, so today is 23/01/2012 (DD/MM/YYYY)

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      Alfreta Sailor 5 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Brett for this advice. I'm certainly going to try this. But first I'll have to study it, so as to be able to get it right. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting. SHARING

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      good work, now a days submission to Yahoo is not possible, but Bing is working. Rated this hub as useful.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very helpful and useful information.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      This sounds very helpful.Will surely try that.I am bookmarking this Hub.Thanks for sharing the useful information.

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      L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

      FYI: This link "Boost your Website/Blog - 25 Backlinks Daily for Free!!" brings me right back to this hub rather than the hub about backlinks.

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      L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Glad to have found the information you've provided here. I do submit my urls to Google, but hadn't been doing so with the other search engines.

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      Gener and Emily Geminiano 5 years ago from The Land Where Salt is Abundant

      Interesting... BTW just posted this on my FB for future perusal...

      but i think there is something wrong with this: "As of 10/01/2012, I have had 7,195 readers." this is October 1, 2012...

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      Great hub - many will find this useful! Thanks for SHARING:)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Thanks for all you comments guys. Yes, this still works and makes a big difference after 2-6 weeks (takes time to be indexed). You only need do it once, after that you can use my other hub techniques to get indexed fast.

      Glad you all found it useful.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      This is very useful advice Brett.Tesol, thanks. I'm not much when it comes to the technical stuff, but your explanation and advice seems clear enough to follow. I'll give this a shot.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good post. Finding the best keywords can be a nuisance but they can all the difference. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Debbie Roberts,

      Yea, Keywords can be confusing at first, but it is actually pretty simple. Try having a read of this:

      Thanks for reading.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am book marking this thanks

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      Xenonlit 5 years ago

      I am coming to this in January 2012! I hope this still works and will give it a try.

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      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      Certainly a useful hub. I'm still getting my head around researching key words!! Will have to look into submitting hubs. Thank you.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Deborah Brooks

      Thanks. You have some good hubs too, so if you follow these steps, after 3-6 weeks you should see your search engine traffic increase. If also doesn't hurt to ping your hubs after writing them.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Awesome hub

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Amymarie_5,

      Thanks! Saved as a favorite eh ... from feedback, this must have been one of my better hubs lol. Glad you found it useful. If you use the backlink hubs too, read the comments ... lots of extra info ;-).

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Hi Brett,

      This is very useful info. I'm always looking for new sites to link my hubs. Ive actually saved this hub as a favorite because it's so helpful!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      missolive -

      Wow bookmarked eh! :-) Hope it helps bring you some more traffic

      rajan jolly -

      I would recommend that you only submit your main URL. However to help get things indexed faster when you write new hubs, may I recommend that you read one of my latest hubs:

      It has some very good advice for getting your hubs indexed quicker.

      alocsin -

      Thanks for the votes! Glad it was useful.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Brett - very interesting hub. Bookmarking and giving it a try with my Blog. Thank you for sharing.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Awesome info. Well, am wondering if I can submit my hub url for each hub I write to these search engines rather than my hubpages url. Will it be a better option. This way my specific hub will be in their know, sort of?

      Thanks for sharing. Voted up & awesome.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I keep looking up this hub to get the link! I think this deserves an Up and Awesome.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hey cheerfulnuts,

      No problem, hope it works for you. Today I'm suddenly getting traffic from many places :-) ... maybe it has kicked in fully. Just a shame my hubscore doesn't like comments and traffic, as it dropped 4 points today ... but guessing that is just while things settle down after the change, it is bound to take a month or so I would imagine.

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      cheerfulnuts 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Brett, thank you for the info. I'll definitely try this!:)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi danielleantosz,

      Not a problem, it should really make a difference! Hope you get the extra traffic I am already seeing :-)

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      danielleantosz 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Good for you Suramya.K, you deserve some decent traffic!

      I'm getting constant traffic too, despite not having published a hub for almost a week now. On the old setup, things would have dried up by now. Just giving it a few more days for all search engines to change over to my new URL, then I'll be back in the game fully with some new Hubs.

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Congratulations! Now I experienced the pre-panda HubPages, traffic and traffic.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      * Update *

      Since changing to the new Hubpages user URL, traffic is coming in from search engines! After just 24 hours!! Have you made the switch? This hub also seems to have become popular, as more people are submitting their blogs to search engines .... Thanks to all of you for reading.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hey, Suramya.K

      I think this is a positive move by Hubpages! I've already had search engine traffic to the new URL and it has only been 24 hours since I changed and sent them the address to Google, Bing and Yahoo. Hope it continues :-).

      The Panda thing shouldn't affect us anyway, now that we have our own URLs ... we produce decent unique content, so Google should love it! (at least in theory).

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Just an update: I'm getting like RUSH of traffic! Never saw the huge traffic into my hubs in five months. Although I could not manage to get AdSense clicks, my HubPages ads revenue increased 50%. Looks like HP bounced back and now we're out of the Panda thing. Hope this continues!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Suramya.K,

      Glad you have made the switch to your own URL too. I think the traffic side will go crazy for 2-6 weeks, but then should settle down. I thought it would be worth giving the search engines a nudge to say we are separate now by submitting the new URLs ... I'm hoping that the change will really help restore the previous traffic levels (before the Google fall out). Will let you know how it goes ...

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      I followed you suggestion and submitted my new HubPages sub-domain profile to Google. Hope it gets indexed faster and I keep getting consistent traffic. I think we're about to see a decrease in traffic due to decrease in page rank of our hubs. It would take time to get more authority, I guess. What's your experience with the new sub-domain?

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Snurre,

      Thanks for the positive feedback, nice to read on a dull rainy day like today. Your Search-Engine-Rank link is excellent too, I had never heard of this tool, but it'll be great to know where my hubs stand with Google! I will have a play soon ...

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      Snurre 5 years ago

      Very good hub and some good basic SEO tips, Brett! By the way, if you want to know for sure where your hubs are in Google, you can use this tool and get independent results:

      You can check the global position or position by country.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      On a plus side, by marking keywords with bold text and using multiple capsules for 'keyword titles' throughout the hub, there has still be lots of traffic from Google to this hub ... despite the slight error :-)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hey kksonakiya,

      LOL ... great spot! This article has been read nearly 200 times, but you are the only one to notice it ... cheers.

      I always run spell check for keying errors (as I tend to type fast and frequently hit the wrong keys), but for some reason neither my browser's checker, nor the Hubpages checker will notice titles ... a possible improvement area me thinks ;-) lol.

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!

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      Krishnakant Sonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior

      Hi Brett.Tesol, nice article and nice use of backlinks for ur other hubs as well.

      Btw, i m sure u have noticed that the subtitle of this article says, "lay it out for search Englines", should it not be "Engines".

      Well, if you did it on purpose (many folks change words to grab attention), then ignore this msg.

      Great hub again brett. Voting u up.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hey Suramya.K,

      Wow ... consistent adsense revenue .. nice one. I've been getting some money too recently, seems to be getting much more frequent too. Since I've been using all these techniques, after 8-9 weeks I now seem to be averaging 35-55% organic search engine traffic ... but I still want more! lol

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Thanks for the motivating comment. I'm quite relaxed now that it is bringing in consistent traffic. I've got some AdSense revenue from that page and I've been getting it "consistently". Thanks, your support was appreciated!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      LOL ... not a problem ... a whole country seeing you for the search is still pretty good and most people make the second page of Google anyway when looking for something ;-).

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Ohh wait, the front page was on my country specific Google what???).. yes, on the main Google (dot) com, I'm on the 2nd page. But I'm not discouraged. If I can make it to the 2nd page, I can make it to the first page too.. uff!!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Suramya.K,

      LOL ... Not a problem. I'm happy to recommend good hubs to my followers. Especially as you are also a very active commenter. Hope you get some more followers from it ... we could all do with a few more followers right! :-).

      Thanks for your regular comments and tips too. I hope to finally get a check from Google in the next month or two!

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Brett, thanks a lot and also for recommending my hub to your followers.

      I guess my nose hit the monitor now (ahh!!).

      Yes, back linking has been beneficial for me and now I'm creating more and I'll try digging and stumbling them with a hope to get viral. Thanks for all the support, wish you hit the first page soon!!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Fantastic news ... glad it has worked for you too!

      It is a bit of extra work, but it definitely pays off. 1st page of Google eh! That is something to be proud of! Congratulations :-)

      Anyone reading this hub may also want read about backlinking here, then pop over to:

      as he covers manual backlinking and some good sites for creating Do-follow links.

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      OMG!! Guess what? My hub about getting consistent traffic is on the first page of Google for "how to get consistent traffic". I was signed in to my Google account that time, so I thought it was the case. But I signed out and typed again to see the hub in the second place. I guess back links have worked!!

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      haha, thanks!

      Glad you liked it. I've made more than $45 in two months and I'm waiting for my first AdSense payment. Thanks to Webanswers!

      And guess what? WebAnswers allow you to put links to your hubs and blogs in your profile page and they are do-follow back links. But you should not put those links in questions and answers. Happy earnings!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Suramya.K,

      Cheers for the info (saves me searching and gives you a link ;-)). It looks very interesting, I'm all for getting a little cash from adsense!

      Time to ask some questions!

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      I mean I've got some referrals from WebAnswers. WebAnswers is a question-answer website like Y! Answers but the main difference is that it shares 60% revenue via Google AdSense. The majority of AdSense income are from WebAnswers and its good to answer questions and make money at the same time. Here are my hubs:


      Hope you like it. And thanks for the information about Dmoz. Now I'm going for it..!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Suramya.K,

      Thanks for the tip on Webanswers. I will pop over to you hub to check it out.

      Do you mean write hubs of webanswers? Or on Hubpages? I'm not sure what you mean ...

      DMOZ looks to be a large directory ...

      Did you submit your URL? Or did someone do it for you? Either way, it is good to have another link ;-)

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      How can I encourage them to write hubs? And one more thing- what is DMOZ? Is it a search engine too or just a directory? What does it mean if it says "listed in Dmoz"..?

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Haha, yes it feels good when you realize you've helped someone. And you're right, I've got some referrals from my hubs. I include one referral link in every hub to interlink between my hubs from where I've got one referral. I've got another referral as a result of facebook share and one from WebAnswers (Are you on webanswers? Its fun to make adsense money there, do check out my hubs on webanswers!).

      But the bad news is that all of them are inactive and don't have any hubs.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Suramya.K,

      WOW .. I think that is my most detailed comment yet! Thanks for taking the time to write it.

      I submitted my hub to ALL search engines about 6 weeks ago. You need to keep creating new content (at least 2 decent hubs a week) and also update (can be new info, or additions to comments). You should also PING every time you post new content. As for Keywords, I write for fun ... but I tend to check the subject I am writing on and throw in 2 or 3 (in titles and content) that fit what I am saying smoothly and preferably don't have too much competition.

      The way you are going on here ... you will get referrals! Keep commenting ... as they are also 'backlinks' to your hub ;-).

      Thanks for writing ... hope you get the traffic soon. But, when you do, please stop by to let me know how you got on and where you manage to get traffic. I really hope this info helps other hubbers ... just for that 'Ive helped someone' feelgood feeling!

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      Are you getting traffic from the search engines for this hub? Can you share what keywords are bringing in the traffic? Keywords in comments also help a lot. I was discussing the same thing with Bendo13 in the comments of his hubs. Surprisingly, keywords like "does hubpages allow adbrite ads" and "adbrite review" brought traffic to his hub where there's no any word about adbrite. In fact, I've two hubs about adBrite. Similarly, keywords like "SheToldMe review" brought him some organic traffic too which were on comments. Did you find unusual keywords?

      Ok, now I got it. I'll definitely submit my profile URL to the search engines. Hope they index those hubs faster and supply me some consistent and high quality organic traffic. And, congrats for getting more natural traffics. You've diverse sources of inbound traffic, I must say. Keep it up! Thanks!

      And, a little addition: The numbers of hubbers following me has increased this week and I've written more hubs this week than ever. This might have alerted the inbox of those followers quite often and now I'm also getting traffic from Windows Live Mail. Congrats to both of us!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      *** UPDATE ****

      Now getting traffic from Yahoo, Bing (MSN) and Google ... and loving it! lol

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hey Suramya.K

      Cheers for popping back this way. Your comments are always detailed and much appreciated. It is Definitely worth including keywords, but go easy on yourself ... sure we would all like the big sellers, but don't ruin a good piece to include them. Just pick keywords that fit in OK and make them bold (just a few mind, Google hates 'spammed keywords!'.

      As for submitting your articles, I don't mean each one. You have a unique address for your 'Profile' (your profile page). Submit that and the search engines will index the pages under your Hub profile - it worked for me. Of course, you can also just wait until the 1000s (possibly 1000000s) of Hubpages are indexed ... but I believe in helping things along a little ;-)

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      Suramya.K 5 years ago

      I always face difficulties in choosing the keywords for my hubs. Even I choose some high paying low volume keywords, they tend to be so irrelevant that its hard to put them anywhere in the hub. But I'll definitely try again.

      Regarding submitting the hub to search engines, isn't it that all the internal pages will automatically be indexed once is indexed or is it something else? Will submitting our hub to search engines help them crawl it faster?

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      *** UPDATE ****

      After submitting my Hub Profile just over 6 weeks ago, I am now getting traffic from both 'Google' and 'Mail.Live' (Bing)!

      Every little helps :-)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi JSParker,

      Thanks for the vote. I think that is why most of us are here, it seems to be for people that love writing and want an extra income. Those just here for the money seem to 'fade fast!'. On a good note, I only submitted to search engines about 6 weeks ago (while doing the same for my website) and I'm already starting to get some traffic from good ol' Google :-)

      Please let me know how you get on ...

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      JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Voted "useful"! I had no idea I could submit my hubs manually to the search engines. Fascinating! I would really like to make some money with Hub the spirit of loving what you do and making money, too. Thanks.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Cocopreme,

      Thanks for reading. Glad it was of use! It works for blogs, hubs and websites ... the links make the process MUCH easier ;-).

      Hope you get search engine traffic soon!

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      Good SEO information. I will have to remember this for my blog.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi Writeronline,

      Thanks for dropping by.

      I have now had hits from Google, it took about 3 weeks ... but it works. They will also index all your hubs slowly, but your need to keep driving people to read your hubs (links) ... then Google will start to lend a hand.

      You may also find the Backlinks article interesting. If you don't use the program style back-linking, you can always write your own external 'promotions'.

      Good luck!! :-)

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      writeronline 5 years ago

      Great information, thanks for posting this. I'm like myi4u above - never occurred to me to load my profile, but as you point out, a HubPages profile has its own url, an 'about the author' intro section, and discrete content elements which are frequently added to. It's a blog by another name...

      Thanks again, Brett, I'm off to get Googled, (well, get ready to get Googled.. ;)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Hi myi4u,

      Thanks for reading.

      I just tried it out a while back, as I know it takes time for search engines to register new content. To my surprise, it worked without a hitch :-) ... hence this post. I guess hubs are blogs really, each has their own address and they are grouped under your user-name.

      Hope it works for you too


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      myi4u 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Interesting info! I never thought that we could submit hubs to Google. I thought it was only for blogs and website contents.

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