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Unloved hubs

  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I was just feeling sorry for my least-visited hub:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Smoked-Trout-Creams-

    No one ever visits it and it was looking at the popular hubs and getting jealous. It only has 8 page views - EVER  - and that includes my visits, so that must be about 3 views. LOL

    Does any one else have a hub that never gets any traffic?

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I just tossed you a little love.  I will have to try that recipe some day.

      My hub that got no love is this one (I even mentioned YOU in it Mark).  I wrote it for the contest one day, but it tanked.  Maybe it hit a little too close to home.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Time-Learning-t … -Commodity

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Depends who was judging I would think. ")

    2. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      It might be due to the fact that it has a trailing hyphen. There have been 3 users, all within the last month, that have contacted me to say that their Hub didn't seem to be published. In all cases, their email/blog truncated the trailing hyphen, rendering the HTML link for the Hub above to look like:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Smoked-Trout-Creams

      Which does not, indeed, exist.

      I've put in a change request to prevent trailing hyphens from being allowed, but in the meantime, double-check the links you post to your Hubs like this. They might not be correct.

      1. Whitney05 profile image63
        Whitney05posted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Jason, I published a hub about 15 minutes ago. I see it in my hubtivity, but not in the hubtivitiy on the home page. I don't see a hyphen in the end of the URL either.

        Is there a reason that I can't see it in the site hubtivity?

      2. funride profile image79
        funrideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Jason, what do you recommend in this cases? I interpret that we should avoid having trailing hyphen in the end of the url, right!? Or there´s no problem having it there? I have got one hub with that trailing hyphen, although I don´t remember having put it there...

  2. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    LOL  Sorry but I couldn't stop laughing...

    You have 9 visits now:)  But do not expect me to be cooking I hate handling raw fish!

    I have a hub on Lasik eye surgery with only 19 views... But I must admit that it is a terrible one, no even I like it!  Should I delete it?

  3. amy jane profile image83
    amy janeposted 9 years ago

    Hey Mark - you should be up to 10 views now!  Like Princessa, I don't handle fish well either. I need it served to me, well disguised.

    I have a few sad and neglected hubs too. Most of them aren't that great. I thought this one was cute, but perhaps to personal smile 


    http://hubpages.com/hub/Finding-Your-Wr … Your-Voice

    1. stephhicks68 profile image82
      stephhicks68posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think its too personal!  I was going to say that in a comment, but better placed here!  smile

      1. amy jane profile image83
        amy janeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Steph!

        Any more lonely hubs for me to look at? I have a mountain of laundry to avoid...

        1. stephhicks68 profile image82
          stephhicks68posted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yes, I am avoiding getting ready for work, but only 20 minutes left.... LOL

          The next lonely hub of mine is my recipe for homemade peanut butter cups!  Its never taken off, even though they are soooo good.  I think I need to do some tweaking or something.  smile

          1. amy jane profile image83
            amy janeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            stephhicks68 wrote:

            amy jane wrote:

            stephhicks68 wrote:



            Looks like a great recipe smile  Easy and quick!

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    LOL

    I guess I didn't do my keyword research on that one huh Misha?

    I'm not going to delete it though . big_smile

    Don't delete yours - ever the optimist says one day someone will visit.

  5. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Aha, you are starting to grasp the picture big_smile

    If you do it now, slightly rework it accordingly (especially title), and give it some promotion, you can make it a whole lot more alive, though wink

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I just did promote it big_smile I may have doubled my page views.

    Now that's success.big_smile

    How about ,

    "The sexiest guaranteed to get a woman into bed trout creams - EVER!"

    1. funride profile image79
      funrideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Nice SEO work there! Did you already change it!? I bet you´re getting thousands of visitors by now lol.

  7. Bonnie Ramsey profile image89
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 9 years ago

    You just got another, Mark! I even left a comment for ya! I have several of these hubs just sitting there staring up at the others. I am hoping once I have been here longer, the traffic will pick up to them. Poor lonely things! lol

  8. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Nope wink

    You want to go with "trout recipes" in the title and several times in the body, and include rainbow and steelhead in the body at least once. And then get several dozens external links with ancors "Trout recipes...", "Rainbow trout recipes...", and "Steelhead trout recipes...".

    And watch the people flock to you big_smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

      OK - I will try it. big_smile

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      All right - I have edited it, now I will make some links and we will see. smile If it works I will be asking for your services soon. Maybe we can swap some writing for some keyword work ? big_smile

  9. stephhicks68 profile image82
    stephhicks68posted 9 years ago

    I have a couple of sad hubs too.  The most neglected one is about the Seattle Seahawks, written for the HubLove competition.  Maybe its the title - a hometown gal's perspective.  Most guys won't click on that!  LOL...

    1. amy jane profile image83
      amy janeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Me too - my worst scoring hub was for the football topic.

  10. amy jane profile image83
    amy janeposted 9 years ago

    Hi Bonnie,  I just visited one of your lonely hubs.  "Confrontation without Anger"    Who couldn't use a little help in that area?  smile

  11. Rik Ravado profile image92
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    Great Hub - lets make it HOT (like the trout).  Don't just visit but give it the thunbs up too!

  12. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    meta-hub, as coined by Peter M. Lopez smile

    Oh, and Misha, I wrote about your suggestions here:

    http://www.bloggingtips.com/2008/03/04/ … -research/

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Mark, you are putting me under harsh test. I would have spent a bit more time on preparation if I knew you take it to the public big_smile

      Anyway, I think it will work - don't know to what extent, though.

      And I tried to comment on your post - and it did not get through. Do you mind checking your akismet spam box?

  13. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Ahah,

    Another part of the puzzle.

    Thanks Jason.

  14. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    I have a couple of hubs too that have trailing hyphens...how can I get rid of them? One of them actually has two of them floating behind in oblivion.

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Did you get rid of the trailing hyphens?  I've notice that I have a couple of hubs with them.

      1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
        Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Princessa! No I went through all my hubs and came up with twelve that have hyphens trailing behind. I contacted the hubteam and according to Jason and Paul there is nothing that can be done. So that's that, this is quite unfortunate because it also affects Amazon according to them those hubs don't exist therefore they do not recognize any clicks from them either. I wonder if it would be the same with adsense and ebay? I was told to be extra careful when creating the hub Urls...but in all honesty I'm sure I didn't plop hyphens at the end of my 'hub-names' and I'm not sure how they come to be there.

        1. Princessa profile image86
          Princessaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          That is so annoying !  I am sure I did not put mines in there. 

          Mark Any advice?

  15. Inspirepub profile image86
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    My Goddess Answers central hub got a Stumble rush a week or two back (thanks Misha!), but the separate Hubs containing the word of the Goddess on topics like Relationships and Christianity are "cobweb pages" - usually nobody visits but the spiders!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Goddess-Spe … ristianity

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Goddess-Spe … ationships

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Goddess-Spe … d-Feminine

    We just need a gourmet blogger to link to your trout, Mark - does anyone know one?

    Jenny

  16. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Well, we shall see. This is called "putting someone on the spot," LOL

    I just checked and that comment is nowhere to be seen. It's not awaiting moderation, but that is not my site, I just write there.

    Try again.

  17. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    K, now anybody who is willing to help to rejuvenate Mark's hub can digg Mark's post (not hub!) here

    http://digg.com/educational/SEO_and_Key … earch_test

    and/or stumble and bookmark it to the bookmarklet of choice (including delicious) here:

    http://www.bloggingtips.com/2008/03/04/ … -research/


    big_smile

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      dugg (32) and stumbled.  It's sure to go from your most unloved to your most loved in no time.

  18. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    My sad hub is just an old fossil - the Adsense ads are a laugh though! http://hubpages.com/hub/Oldest-Living-bug

    1. Hovalis profile image90
      Hovalisposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      OMG the adsense ads are a laugh on that hub. Adsense just had no idea how to deal with it at all! You always write such interesting hubs. smile

      1. Lissie profile image85
        Lissieposted 9 years ago in reply to this


        I'm curious as to what people overseas are getting - I am logging on from Western Australia and Im getting ads for local property, Poms (Brits) , Perth insurance all in  "Western Australia" and "Geology" jobs (from the fossils presumably!)

        1. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          In USA:
          Buy Replica Fissils
          Fossils
          Oldest Language
          Perth Western Australia
          Rock Fossils
          Teeth Fossils
          big_smile

  19. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I saw some very off-the-wall geology jobs advertised. LOL

  20. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    LOL thanks guys. Maybe it will be more loved soon LOL

  21. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    My most unloved hub right now is actually an original song I wrote..

    http://hubpages.com/hub/opaldreamer_dont

    24 views since I published it, four of those at least, mine.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Visited, Thumbed-up, buying myself a bottle of anti-depressants as we speak big_smile

  22. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Most of my hubs don't get much love at all.  Its been two or three months and I just barely made it over 1000 views.  But it cool with me.  roll

  23. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Awww!!

    Man! I'm missing out on possible Amazon funds!

    *rushes off to change that capsule*

  24. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    LOL couldn't resist. hehe.

    But Amazon don't sell prozac. big_smile

  25. stephhicks68 profile image82
    stephhicks68posted 9 years ago

    Add Kleenex too

  26. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Just for you, steph.  *hugs*

    1. stephhicks68 profile image82
      stephhicks68posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Massive hugs back.  Gosh, I'm going to cry again.

  27. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    No no, don't cry!  *brings out the industrial strength tissues*

  28. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Well - this turned into a fun thread big_smile

  29. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Blame me, Mark!

    The only truly unloved hub is the one that calls Mark a va-jay-jay.

  30. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I do blame you LOL

    But I hope your unloved hub got a little love. smile

  31. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    It did!! I love you all, and all your hubs. big_smile

    I love hugs too.

  32. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    *huge hug*

  33. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    This hub of mine has only gotten 6 views:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Crosswords-grea … your-brain

  34. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    You URL is the copy of your initial hub name, with a hyphen in place of every space. Most probably you just left a space at the end of hub name when you created the hub. I think Paul reported that the problem has been corrected and all new hubs get trailing hyphen dropped out, but I'm not sure...

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      My last one with a trailing hyphen was published in March 3.  Is it too late to try to change it?

  35. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Unchangeable - oops - I have the same problem on a few. sad

  36. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Sorry, it's too late of course - it has been created already sad

    Just pay attention not to leave trailing space in the name next time...

  37. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    I have some too. I wonder what to do with them sad

  38. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    LOL - The problem with this one seems to be the trailing hyphen. I must admit, I misunderstood what Jason said about them. I thought he said that the hyphen gets left out of the links and therefore it's a bum link. But it seems as though the search engines cannot see them because of the hyphen. I am going to let this one die because it's not worth the effort of redoing all the links and doing a new hub. smile

    Nice to see you back on the forums. smile

  39. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    So Mark, a hyphen at the end of a url hides it from the search engines?! What about the underscore?

    Thanks for the welcome Mark. I am amazed by the sheer number of the posts you have made at the forums. I am also amused by some threads too smile

    Best Regards

  40. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure about an underscore I'm afraid. As I said, when Jason mentioned this, it went completely over my head, but it might be worth asking him. If you have some invisible hubs that is. The only reason I noticed this one is because it gets much less traffic than other hubs of the same ilk.

    LOL _ any one would think I spend  all day on the computer....Oh, wait a minute. smile

  41. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    From what I understand its possible that when the Url or tittle gets typed in and then a word or two gets erased and replaced this could leave the extra hyphens. In most cases. I know for a fact I double and triple checked on my last hub Guide to Wine Appreciation there were none when I published but one still showed up...Maybe a gift from King Bacchus the wine god.
    By-the-way this page sure could use a little hublove.      http://hubpages.com/hub/Haiku

  42. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    This is a great idea for a thread, and actually quite informative too, as insight into what makes a hub unfindable. I have one that has had no visitors since its first publication, and unless someone follows this link, will probably never attract any. Why? Because it is total fabrication - the story of a submerged island that never existed. So who's going to look for that? And since it was called Garagula, they'd have to intuit the name from the ether before searching for it. All in all, not very likely. It doesn't even contain a trout recipe.

    Paper - a Concise History

    Oh, and the sister island, also submerged, was called Paper. Obviously...

  43. profile image60
    gycafesorposted 9 years ago

    nice thread, I like something like this, I like cooking, but sometimes cooking make boring because I hate the smell of lampblack, so I like play games on psp slim, my favourite

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, it is turning into a spam fest

      1. Inspirepub profile image86
        Inspirepubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Mark, just be careful.

        His link is no-followed in his Forum post, but when you quote it you give him a live link because of YOUR good standing.

        I would just delete a letter out of it somewhere to disable the link - why reward spammers?

        Jenny

  44. Frank Lee Blunt profile image62
    Frank Lee Bluntposted 9 years ago

    My unloved Hub is... oh wait, it's all of them lol. I hate being the FNG!

    Seriously, Mark, I am interested in how the hub in question is doing now because of this thread. Yes, I am a bit of a data junkie.

  45. Eileen Hughes profile image82
    Eileen Hughesposted 9 years ago
  46. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    As does yours LOL big_smile

    Changed now hehe

    Forgot that time. I usually disable them

    1. Inspirepub profile image86
      Inspirepubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      ooops ... fixed now.

      Jenny

  47. jaymz profile image76
    jaymzposted 9 years ago

    Here's mine...No traffic for 7 days, and only 3 in 30 days. It has 13 total views since 2/13/08.

    Any suggestions for me?

    Gift Guide: Shopping for Your Zodiac

  48. mrs know it all profile image78
    mrs know it allposted 9 years ago

    I guess I needed some stress relief today, because I just can't stop laughing about this. I'll go visit a few of these.  I'm too new to have any really lonely ones - but I'll be back, I'm sure there will be many. ha

 
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