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Question about Low Performing Hubs

  1. jill of alltrades profile image88
    jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago

    Is it a good idea to unpublish a low performing hub?

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've never had a Hub that I couldn't improve or which didn't outright surprise me one day.

      1. jill of alltrades profile image88
        jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's great relache! Thanks for the answer.

    2. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For low performing hub, you can try chaging the title with some new keywords, it worked for me.In one of my hub I used to  get 3 to 4 page view per day, after adding just a few new keyword in the title made that have attracting 20-30 organic visitors a day.thank you.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't unpublish it as it could just be due to the topic isn't being searched heavily right now. You never know when it is going to swing back to the top again.

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      StormRyderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lynne is right I had a hub at a 64 last week it's at 87 today??

      1. jill of alltrades profile image88
        jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hello StormRyder - that's good to know. Thanks for the info.

  3. flread45 profile image83
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    Add more to it,and eventually it could make money.

  4. jill of alltrades profile image88
    jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for answering flread and lynnechandler. I guess you are right, it's probably seasonal.
    You are a big help!

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image78
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Either it is seasonal or it needs some some time and effort to make its place in SERPs.

      Time - Some hubs start fetching traffic after sometime.
      Effort - Maybe you'll like to build some backlinks to them.

      1. jill of alltrades profile image88
        jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Ultimate Hubber - thanks very much for your encouraging answer.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Jill I have several from Halloween, Christmas etc that are low ranking right now, they will pick back up as the season comes back around and you will be one step ahead of the ones just getting started for next season.

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello lynne - I think you are right. It's seasonal. Thanks very much for coming back!
      All the best!

  6. Sab Oh profile image60
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    All of mine are pretty low ranking, but that's because they suck.

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh? -  well, you must do something about them then.
      Thanks for the comment.

    2. Lynda Gary profile image59
      Lynda Garyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sab -- you only have two hubs for an avg of 1 hub a month since you've been here.  smile

  7. DragonOZ profile image61
    DragonOZposted 7 years ago

    Good trick is to use Google trends to see seasonal trends on topics.

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi DragonOz - thanks for the info!

  8. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    I would agree with what the others have said, you could also try adding some more tags and editing the hubs a little. This helped me with a couple of low performing hubs, but a few of mine still need some work. smile

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks very much  for the tips wrenfrost.

      1. wrenfrost56 profile image81
        wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No probs, good luck and let us know how you go. If you discover anything we might have missed, would love to hear about it. wink

  9. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    You get some surprising traffic even on seasonal Hubs.  Right now for some reason my New Year Hub is getting a fair few hits, and the Halloween and Christmas Hubs also see some views.

    If you have put work into a Hub, no point in unpublishing it.  Try a few tweaks and a bit of promotion

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for the tips CMHypno!

  10. west40 profile image60
    west40posted 7 years ago

    As I am slowly learning "keywords" and backlinks I am taking some time and going back to my first hub's and trying various things to see what works - it is all a trial and error thing for me right now as I have a lot to learn.  The tweaking seems to work.

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Same here - just a trial and error thing too.
      Thanks for taking time to reply to my question.

  11. nadp profile image79
    nadpposted 7 years ago

    I've been tweaking a low scoring hub of mine, but it seems to be going lower.  Now I feel like I don't know which part of it is good and which part isn't.  I have loads of tags on it, and some backlinks as well.

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't done any tweaking yet but after being low, the hub I was worried about just went back up the next day. So I don't really know what happened. Just some kind of seasonal thing I think.
      Thanks for the comment, nadp!

  12. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 7 years ago

    I still go back and improve hubs, even 2 years later. It's good maintenance, and try using the Google keyword tool if you haven't tried it. It helps you think of tags you might not have considered.

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the tip Dorsi!

  13. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Sadly, although I wish I could lend some advice on this subject… all my hubs are high traffic, high performing nuggets of literary gold.

    To 'tweak' them would be the equivalent of drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa.  To delete them would amount to a crime against the English language itself.

    smile

    1. jill of alltrades profile image88
      jill of alltradesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, then I should go over check your hubs to find what you are right.  Thanks Greek One!

 
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