Do you regularly upgrade and review hubs for broken links, amazon availability, and updates on facts?
Very good question. Yes, I do. It seems to me that I sometimes spend too much time on these issues. :-)
I probably spend at least 20 hours a week doing something with Hubpages.
I believe that on Squidoo, it was necessary to constantly edit and republish your lenses to keep them Featured. That's not necessary here. Once it's passed QAP, the only reason a Hub can become unFeatured is because of insufficient traffic.
Google does like "freshness" so an occasional update may help your ranking in the SERPs, but you also have to do a cost/benefit analysis - in general, spending a lot of time on existing Hubs isn't likely to pay off well enough to be worthwhile.
I do regularly drop in to my Account page and check for broken links. I also check for unFeatured Hubs.
I rarely open my existing Hubs and look at them. For me, the only time I update a Hubs is when I come across an interesting fact and think, "I should include that in my Hub", or when someone makes a comment which makes me realise I've explained something badly, or omitted something. Or when there's been a rule change or new recommendation from HubPages, and I have to go through and edit them all anyway - then I'll take the opportunity to do a review.
You can check for broken links on your Account page. The best way to avoid broken links is not to make them in the first place - if you're linking to quality, established sites for reference then you're far less likely to have a problem.
I use carefully selected keywords in my Amazon capsules rather than specific products to reduce the risk of empty capsules.
If I'm in an update mode, 30 minutes a week. Once I have a hub published I try not to tinker with it unless I think tweaking will help with traffic. Great question!
I'm new here, but in other places where I write I'm updating all the time it seems. Fixing broken links is something that needs constant checking.
I agree it is necessary to spend quite a bit of time keeping work updated and making improvements. I probably devote 20+ hrs. per week too. I was wondering if that made me a perfectionist
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