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Deleting the least performing hubs.

  1. goodnews11 profile image86
    goodnews11posted 2 years ago

    I have published more than 30 hubs. Of those almost 5 hubs have just 5 to 10 page views a month. More over the hub score is also low. Is deleting those hubs a right decision?

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      No. Never delete a hub unless it's an incredibly bad one that makes you cringe.

      The older a hub is the more traffic it (generally) gets. It can take 2-3 years for a hub to reach full potential.

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Wrylilt - revamp and update, make them better, but don't delete unless they are absolute stinkers that just can't be salvaged.  Some of my best performers are older hubs.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If it's UnFeatured, delete it.  If not, don't.  As Wrylilt says, you never know when it may suddenly recover.

    4. Nouveau Skeptic profile image77
      Nouveau Skepticposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The effort you have made to create these hubs cannot be recovered.  So why not leave them up and get what you can from them? Who knows, they might suddenly find a readership?  You never know.

  2. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 2 years ago

    Hi Goodnews11....

    Keeping or deleting a hub depends on a few factors...

    If you are proud of what you wrote and wrote it for your own reasons keep it....

    If you want money then you need hubs that attract traffic, if your hub has no chance of attracting traffic and does not add to your portfolio then delete it.....

    Learn to use google keyword tool so that you can see if anyone searches for what you write about. How many people do you think type in "IC 79xx - Negative Voltage Regulator" to the search box in google? None?? If no one searches for what you write about you need to change the title and the content to reflect what people do search for. The keyword tool will give you some ideas as to what people do search for, if you don't know how to use it just search on HP using the search box at the top and you will find plenty of hubs on the subject..

    You also have to consider competition for your keywords, if there are many thousands of searches how many other sites are after those visitors - do the search on google and see who populates the first page - if they are well established dedicated sites then you will likely have little chance of getting on the first page by using HP..

    Don't just delete - check first and modify titles and content and see what happens - But do your homework first!!

    1. goodnews11 profile image86
      goodnews11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you LeanMan. Thats really a good advice! Most of my articles are related to electrical engineering. About 10 of my hubs ranks good in google and bing. But a few have just 2 or 3 visitors a day.

  3. Kathleen Odenthal profile image94
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 2 years ago

    I feel differently. I do delete my lower performing hubs, but only when they really aren't doing well here and I know I have somewhere else that they would perform better.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I don't delete nothin'. Even my lowest trafficked hub still gets a couple of random page views every month.

    HP is the only place I post stuff so if I take anything down I have nowhere to move it to. I don't have the time or the patience to learn how to set up my own blog or site and even if I did, the stuff would probably be ignored there just as much as it is here.