Is there any downside to leaving hubs published but unfeatured?

  1. RonElFran profile image96
    RonElFranposted 8 months ago

    I have several hubs about the dearly departed Bubblews. Now that the site has closed down, search traffic to those hubs will sooner or later go to zero. My thought is that when they are eventually unfeatured for lack of traffic, I won't try to resuscitate them, but I will leave them published so that any links to them won't be broken.

    Is there any reason to unpublish these hubs when they go unfeatured?

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 8 months ago in reply to this

      All that happens when they are unfeatured is that they are no longer indexed in the search engine, meaning Google can't see them and don't crawl them. So, really it's a benefit if the Hub is basically obsolete to have it invisible. There's no detriment anyway. I do it, leave unfeatured Hubs unfeatured, and it hasn't had any bad effect.