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Will deleting my hubs with score of

  1. Rain Defence profile image96
    Rain Defenceposted 4 years ago

    Hmm, strange, the title has been truncated after publishing the thread. Anyway originally it said;

    Will deleting my hubs with score of <70 improve traffic?

    I read that this could be the case. Is it true? I do have some hubs that have pretty low scores and don't see much traffic. At the moment I don't worry about them, I don't have any idle hubs so I have just let things as they are. If deleting the underperforming hubs will help my subdomain for example, then I'd do it, but is this really something that could happen, or should I just leave the poor hubs on, as they still get some traffic?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you're going to delete hubs, fine, but don't do it based on score.  That may or may not have anything to do with either quality or traffic, and most quickly learn to ignore and and all scores they see.

  2. Rain Defence profile image96
    Rain Defenceposted 4 years ago

    It's just going off something I read the other day, which said score is related to traffic and that <70 score hubs drag the whole lot down. It seems a bit implausible to me, as I know google generally takes a page on its own merits, but I thought I'd ask just in case there is any truth to it. As it happens at the moment I only have 1 hub that is ranked at below 70 in any case.
    I do have some hubs that don't get much traffic though, but I can't really see how deleting them would help the others out, but it is something I've read before on here a few times, not sure if it's just something that is promoted by hubpages themselves just to improve the site.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The top dozen hubs of my stats, sorted for hub score, show a 24 hour traffic # of between 50 and...wait for it...0 views.  I assure you that out of 150 hubs I have more than 12 that get traffic - the top 100, sorted for traffic, still show a positive, non-zero 24 hour traffic number.

      There is probably a correlation between score and traffic, but if so it is a weak one!

      The only thing to concerned about with scores is that a hubber score of <75 OR a hub score <40 will result in no-follow links.  Outside of that, there is no reason to even look at them.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's a tough one.  HubPages obviously thinks there is some advantage in getting rid of low-traffic Hubs, because they've implemented the "Idle Hubs" feature.  Most of the internet entrepreneurs I know, disagree violently with that theory!  And since their websites are doing well, I am inclined to follow their view.

  3. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    I can't see deleting hubs if you feel they are good quality ones. The score can fluctuate so much that it doesn't mean anything. I have a hub that goes up and down all the time. It's been at 100 several times, but has been down to 70 too. Just ignore scores.