I started writing a hub a week ago, and decided to delete it. I deleted it about 4 or 5 days ago, but it is still showing up. Usually, they disappear after a day or so, but this one is still there. Is there a glitch somewhere, or is there a reason it is still there?
Same thing has happened to me, just this week -- I was thinking that maybe it was because they were published for a while, and people had posted comments to them; but if it's happening to new hubs, too, then maybe we've missed the memo or something?!
When a person clicks delete on a hub it goes unpublished. It is scheduled for deletion and will be deleted soon enough. Management I believe allows a person plenty of time to make sure they really want to delete before they remove it. Just give it time and be sure that if it has been deleted by you, no one can see it but you and mangement.
Which brings up a question I have.......does practically everyone delete hubs after they seem to be going no where? I realize things often change. I've seen that myself in the last 24 hrs even.
On the same type of issue but slightly off topic - I notice sometimes that people can read hubs that have not been published - would those readers just be the hub management people?
When a hub is started but saved unpublished, management (or their bots) still view it. They check it each time you edit it as a matter of fact. That is how you get visitors on unpublished hubs.
When a hub is deleted, management still checks it out and that is why the score goes up. Most hubs when deleted usually don't have any visitors for the last month at least.
Sometimes updating a hub will get more visitors coming to it.
Thanks for asking the rest of the questions I had about that same topic! Thank you SirDent for answering them. That clears up a lot for me. I just chose to delete 6 or 7 hubs yesterday but I've copied them into a word document so that someday I might work on them and spruce them up and resubmit them with new titles, etc.
Yes, very good advice, Sir Dent. I have all of them in Word, but I wanted to save them again exactly how they were posted when I took them down. It shows everything including comments, etc. Just to remind myself later of all the reasons I think these particular hubs may have 'failed'. Sometimes, it's timing.
No problem. I only need one more post after this one to make 1300.
I'm just wondering- when do you consider a hub "failed?" I've never deleted any hubs, but there are a couple I thought about deleting.
At one point I deleted a couple of my lowest ranked hubs-- but lately I have been going back to my most humble efforts and 'tinkered' with them a bit. I have changed titles, added keywords, added photos, videos, or polls-- changed format, added capsule titles, added captions to photos, added amazon capsules, commented on comments, etc-- and all of this seems to have boosted each of them a little.
I think even the lowliest of hubs can be improved. And of course, every time you delete one, you take one step back from your progress to the next milestone.
Thanks for asking Dorsi.....that's why I put the word "failed" in quotes because I knew I would catch some comments for using that word. We're such a supportive bunch we hate hearing each other talk about things in a negative way. For me, I felt the hubs I deleted were not performing as well as the others. They had few or no comments. Just really never 'took off'. So, I deleted them. I can still bring them back.
Do you think there is a huge difference in this ideology that I will wake up and regret?
Even without comments a hub can get traffic. Some of my hubs still have no comments. I have deleted a few myself, but many were poems that I ended upputting together in one hub. Others hadn't recieved traffic for at least 30 days. Updating is the best policy, but there are times when no matter what you do it won't make any difference.
Thank you to all of you for your response to my question. I figured it would go away eventually, and it is gone now. I will probably go back to the idea that I had for that hub, I was just stuck as far as what to do with it for right now, and hadn't really even started it, so I figured I would delete it for now, until I had time to work on it.
As far as deleting published hubs, I have not done that. I have thought about it, but the way I look at it, if it isn't getting a lot of traffic, I can mess with it, add to it, change things around, and improve it. Even a little traffic to a hub is better than none.
I wonder if these lower scoring hubs affect your overal Hubscore though? Of course no one knows the formula, but it would make sense that it could affect it. I also realize it's not all about the scores. It's just one of the ways we have for judging our effectiveness as a writer. I'm new, I'm still learning. I've just figured out that you really can't wait until you've mastered writing to start writing. You really have to jump in with both feet, make a few mistakes, learn from them and keep improving.
by DJ Funktual6 years ago
I just recently went through my many hubs and came to realize that almost every hub I did involving youtube videos had broken links. So I went to go fix the links only to find that these hubs were lame. I...
by reggieTull8 years ago
Why does the score continue to go up in a deleted hub that has never been published? I am perplexed
by Sinea Pies5 years ago
If we want to "remove" some hubs that are under achieving to test whether our other hubs increase in traffic, as a result, can we simply unpublish them or must they be deleted entirely?
by Sherry Hewins4 months ago
It seems Editbot is at work again. Had several little fixes, almost all in comments.
by Nathan Bernardo4 years ago
How many times do you edit an idled Hub before deleting it? Or do you keep it idled so that links to it are still good? Also, for what reasons do you either leave it idled or delete it or still try to fix it? I have one...
by Audrey Howitt3 years ago
I am thinking about deleting some of my old pieces of poetry that HP doesn't like very much--and posting them on my blog. Do I still get credit for the views that these hubs generated if I pull them??
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.