I've thought about deleting them or improving them; and so far I've done neither (but keeping think of both). In a way I think, "They aren't bothering anybody." In another way, they bother me. I've been recently thinking I may delete one for every new one I write (and then maybe later do something with the deleted ones).
I revise some but delete others. I have actually published over 5o hubs these past two months but currently only have 29. But I have found that most I deleted were from when I first began and weren't very well put together.
Ladybird33, I not sure it is good idea; but the ones I have that I ought to get rid aren't just "not performing". They're not great in general. Before deleting any I think people should ask if the problem is really with the kind of Hub it is or, instead, with something like poor use of key words, bad title, etc. Some Hubs don't perform for reasons other than quality. The ones I have are ones I wrote when I was new, answered a bunch of requests because I was looking for something to kill some time with, and aren't what Hubs really ought to be.
How do you "promote them better?". I feel shy about going to forums saying please look at my hub. I did it once and got some feedback and went to improve the hub in question following people's advice but it's very embarrassing I feel. Are there any other ways to promote hubs other than sharing of facebook and twitter?
I was afraid you'd say that. I'm still working through the second video of the Keyword Academy but I don't really fancy writing about foodmixers. Do you know the keyword value for the word "Awareness"? It's something like 0.05! So it seems we are doomed to write to promote mass consumption of unnecessary consumer goods and we're f....d on this platform as authors of some literary ambition.
I just looked at the keyword "awareness" in Googles keyword tool and there are a lot of keywords in the list worth pretty good money ($3.00 CPC) So you might be able to write what you want and make money too!
I would say never delete them. I have a few that I wrote in my first week, and keep editing them until they work. They are now getting good traffic and earnings. You never know when they might spring to life.
Not at all! Failure is just as valuable as success. Seeing which hubs fail is just as instructive as seeing which ones succeed.
I have been slowly going through some of my "dogs" and sprucing them up. As a general rule of thumb, I try to add another 400-500 words to the text, at least 4-5 more modules, sprinkle some relevant links through the text, and give the whole thing a once-over to see if there's anything obvious I may have missed.
That being said, there are some hubs that no one will ever care about, no matter how high their HubScore. That's valuable info, too! It helps you develop your sense of the audience.
But actually delete it? Nah. It's not hurting anything.
To me, a non-performing Hub would be one that didn't exist. They all perform to some extent, and each in their own way. So, no I don't delete non-performing Hubs as from my point of view, there's no such thing.
And if you wish for a Hub to perform better, then you just need to work on it.
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