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Do you delete non-performing hubs?

  1. Ladybird33 profile image44
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    Just wanted to know, have you ever deleted any of your non-performing hubs?

  2. bgpappa profile image84
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    I have thought about it.  But I end up revising them, adding pictures, videos, etc.  I figure, I already did the work so I should try to improve them instead of deleting them.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is what I need to do!  Thanks so much for replying!

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    no smile

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Misha!

  4. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I've thought about deleting them or improving them; and so far I've done neither (but keeping think of both).  smile  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).

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is a good idea! Really good smile Thanks!

  5. BristolBoy profile image80
    BristolBoyposted 7 years ago

    I never have.  One of my hubs gets very few views since I created it several months ago, however still earn from it now and then.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are probably right! That is what I should do.

    2. viryabo profile image86
      viryaboposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Same here. I can never delete. I will always go back to improve. Thats what i do.

      1. Ladybird33 profile image44
        Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Marjority rule!  This is what I will do.  Thank you ALL for your advice and helping me so much!  Very grateful.

  6. profile image0
    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that'a what I was thinking and can't decide Scott if I should delete old/new ones or not.  Thanks for your advice.

  7. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Lisa, I should just rewrite them and then the poems maybe just keep up???

  8. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    no, I just edit and add content, promote them a bit or work on adding or changing tag's. That usually works for me smile

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for commenting, that is what I have been doing but some of my poems just not sure....

  9. Jery profile image58
    Jeryposted 7 years ago

    Can't see a good reason to, just make them better...most of the work is already done.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good advice and I appreciate it.

  10. spease profile image81
    speaseposted 7 years ago

    If I have ones that are under performing, I add content and promote them harder.  It seems to help quite a bit.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is very, very encouraging, much appreciated.

  11. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Jery profile image58
      Jeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sure Sue, you get some backlinks to them and get them on page one of Google for your keywords.

      1. Sue Adams profile image92
        Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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.sad

        1. Jery profile image58
          Jeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          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!

          1. Sue Adams profile image92
            Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you Jery you are giving me hope.

          2. Sue Adams profile image92
            Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you Jery you are giving me renewed hope.

    2. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sue, I think I am going to update, tweak and then repost, not delete but show on my blog (maybe).  If this helps.

  12. profile image51
    Redneckmanposted 7 years ago

    Yes I do.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image44
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You don't have any hubs my friend smile

      1. profile image51
        Redneckmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thats because in total I deleted 53 of my hubs smile

        And if they bugger about with my Hubscore I will delete another 8 tomorrow !

        1. Ladybird33 profile image44
          Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          smile Okay...I think I understand smile

  13. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    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.

  14. Song-Bird profile image80
    Song-Birdposted 7 years ago

    I just keep trying to improve them.

  15. Blogging Erika profile image79
    Blogging Erikaposted 7 years ago

    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.

  16. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldnt like to delete any hubs which I made because I like all my hubs, just maybe like relache said, rehash it?

      thanks by the way relache for your nice input for new hubbers like me...

  17. Sexy jonty profile image53
    Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago

    Don't even delete your hubs ..... I think deleting lots of hubs would make http error in google index ..... and hubpages may close your account .....

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not that you know what you are talking about lol

  18. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I don't usually delete a hub. A few that I wrote never expecting them to make a cent, have actually generated adsense clicks.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I have a few that aren't performing as well as I would have liked but nope I will not delete any of my hubs no matter what.

 
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