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Question - Deleting Hub To Republish

  1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    I came up with an idea for a continuing series of Hubs in the same category.  I have two in that category now & here's my question.

    Is it legal/accceptable to delete a Hub, tweak it very little, give it a different title & republish?

    If I go forward with the idea I would like to include a hookline & common title tag for each Hub in this series, which would mean fixing the two already published.

    Thank you.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Can you not just change the name? I mean I know you would have a differing URL but you are already gaining with the two it would be a shame to have to start that over.

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
      Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did not know I could do that? 

      Is it a simple editing job?

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Yep, just go in to edit mode and change the title and republish.

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
      Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Lynn

      That'll make it easy.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    You are quite welcome! Look forward to this new batch of hubs.

  5. janiek13 profile image80
    janiek13posted 7 years ago

    I have changed the name on 2 or 3 of my hubs and have also added text, pictures, and video. If I get an idea that I think could make my hub better, I jump right in and change it.

    1. Himitsu Shugisha profile image76
      Himitsu Shugishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is actually very good info. I was not aware that you could this. Thanks!!

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    It is fairly common to add and delete pertinent info to hubs as you learn new things or want to freshen the topic to pull a hub out of the gutter. Adding in a video later or taking one out that is out of date all these things will keep your hubs looking fresh and new.

    As you learn about keywords etc you can make them more abundantly monetized as well.

  7. Ken R. Abell profile image85
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    Just wanted to report the the advice was all correct & the editing changes went just fine.

    Thank you for the good input.

  8. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    I actually don't think you can change the name of a hub after published. You can edit the hub content but the URL title remains unchangeable last I knew.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You can change the title-- but not the url.  I have done it several times.
      If you want the url to reflect the title wording-- it would be a matter unpublishing and  starting over.

      1. mel22 profile image60
        mel22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I thought the URL was the Title of your article? Are you guys talking about the individual subtitles of each capsule? If so then yes that can be changed but the URL, I don't think so!

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Here's an example of mine:
          http://hubpages.com/hub/When-the-Power-Fails

          My original title was "when the power fails" but I decided the the title :"Power Failure: I am (pretty much) Ready" better suited the tone of the article. The changed title appears at the top of the article, the url remains original.
          I have others that are more drastic changes-- but this was the first example I found.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Mel, the URL is the URL.  The Title is the Title (the one you see in bold type at the top of your article).  It's good to have a URL which contains your keywords, but it's not vital to have the URL perfect.  Having a good Title can compensate for a less-than-perfect URL.

          And by the way, it's not necessary to unpublish a Hub to edit it - just go into edit mode, edit it, and hit "done editing" when you're finished.

  9. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    Thanks I see that now, is this new bcuz the first hub I published a month ago, i put an extra space in but couldn't change it. Or maybe I just missed it before bcuz my paypal plugin had it turned light blue in the field so I overlooked it!

 
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