How to find out if Google knows what your page is about…

ThrivingMom shares an excellent tip on keyword optimization on her blog. She writes:

Time and time again I see posts on SquidU by lensmasters asking how to get traffic to their lens. They say they worked hard on a lens but aren’t seeing any organic (search engine) traffic at all. They want to know what they’re doing wrong and how to fix it. This post is going to tell you how to do that.

I’ve had at least 15 lenses that based off of keyword research should have been performing well, but instead were failing miserably. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Here is an example of one of my own failing lenses:

It’s to use Google’s keyword tool, not to research keywords, but to see what Google thinks your page is about…

Great tip for those who don’t automatically stick to a topic when creating a lens, hub or blogpost.

6 thoughts on “How to find out if Google knows what your page is about…”

  1. I am at this 3 months now and yes, it is a steep learning curve. It seems to easy to implement seo and the best keywords for your lens/page/site, but it is not as easy as it seems. I only worked with keywords for the first few weeks, and did terribly at gaining traction. But little by little with your help and others at Squidoo, I believe I am getting better.
    I use Google Keywords, Yahoo Clues, and Google Suggestion – when I earn enough online, I will invest that into other tools. I read that Wordtracker should be high on my list. What do you think?

    1. Honestly, I use keyword tools very little. But yes, wordtracker is one that I do check on occasion.

      I’m not saying you should not use them, just that I’m using Google itself, yes the search engine, more than anything else. And once you get into a niche deeply, it your own traffic becomes the best guide for future lens/page ideas.

      The thing is, with each idea you have, to check what works for that topic. Wordtracker is, like the others you mention, a site that should be in your toolbox.

  2. Katinka, thank you so much for featuring my post. I truly feel like I’ve arrived when I have Spirituality quoting me. 🙂 Thanks for all your help and encouragement.

    1. You’ve arrived? Where? However, as a squidoo teacher you’re very good at teaching the basics. And that is, let’s face it, what the majority of lensmasters looking for help need to learn.

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