I've got a few I want to delete, but rather than waste that URL that has been 'out there' for some time, I really think it is better to re-write and even re-name the whole article, even if the URL doesn't exactly match up. Haven't tried it yet, but that's what I'm thinking of doing.
I have been known to delete a few in the short time I've been hubbing. I will say the ones I deleted weren't even worth editing. I worked on them, still didn't like them and thus, delete. Editing and revising is usually the best approach. If you come back to one and find you hate its guts, kill it.
Thankyou all for your replys, the main reason for the question is say after a couple of months of your hub being out, i am just getting a trickle feed to the hubs on a daily basis. So I'm thinking do I delete it ,change it or edit it.
Brian, I think it's way, way, too soon for you to even think about deleting anything. Unless you have more than one account, it looks like you've only been on here for six weeks. Some newer people may hit on a "dynamo" Hub that does really well really soon, but for a lot of people it takes quite a while for the Hubs to build up in number and in traffic. Even when things start to pick up, it can take yet awhile longer to things to see at all worthwhile.
Editing, revising, adding capsules, etc. are always good things. So is getting comments or getting backlinks (or otherwise promoting your Hubs).
I've had tons of Hubs that do nothing, and that I hate because I wrote them when I didn't know what Hubs were supposed to be, but they aren't really bothering me, so I leave them. I keep thinking I'll gradually replacing them, one or two at a time (I'm talking - like - 100 or more Hubs) with "good" ones, and delete one "loser" for every new, "good", one. In the meantime, if some of them (or all of the combined) pick up a dollar and a half every great once in a while, that's ok too.
A couple of months isn't enough time to judge a Hub's potential. It takes at least that long for most Hubs to start ranking well in the search engines (which is where most of your traffic will come from). As Lisa says, traffic builds gradually over time, so it can take months to assess whether a Hub is going to work or not.
That's true of Hubs and websites. For instance, I almost didn't renew one of my websites because it was performing so badly nine months after I started it. The following month, it finally started getting traffic so I decided to give it another chance - and a year later, it's now my best-earning site.
I used to keep 'fresh and green' hubs with the Unpublished status in the hope to polish them in the no too distant future. But it either happens that I come up with a better URL or simply lose interest. So, the wisest thing I've come up so far is to use unpublished content in the process of writing new hubs
I say - never delete a hub unless it's absolute rubbish and you cringe when you look at it. Say you're getting 5 hits a day off google for your hub - thats 1825 hits per year. If we work on the 5% of people clicking and about 50c per click, that's $45 a year. Remember also - some hubs go through phases. For instance - a hub about swimwear probably won't get many hits in the middle of winter. And a hub about fake rolex watches might suddenly take off if a celebrity gets scammed with one.
Karen, we put videos in if they are revelant to what we are writing about, we put in pics as well. Think of a hub as a newspaper article except of course newspapers can't do the Harry Potter moving things that we can! I see you have no hubs yet. Write an article about what interests you, or something that you know about, and if there is a vidoe over on youtube that suits your topic, by all means include it
The only time you should delete a hub is if you don't like the URL of your hub and want to change it since the only way to change it is to delete the hub and create a new one with a different URL. Other than that I think you should never delete a hub, especially one that has been around a while. Just keep editing your hub if you need to. There is nothing wrong with editing a hub. I've done that more than once.
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