I was just wondering if it is a good idea to delete your low scoring hubs to keep your total score high
I would say not. Some of my low scorers become higher scorers seasonally. And I don't think they will drag your personal score down a great deal.
Well, I guess it may depend on the number of low scoring hubs in relation to the total number of hubs...
Definitely leave them. I've had hubs that I thought would never get traffic, and usually don't, all of a sudden sell high priced items from them. I've always thought it best to leave even low traffic, low scoring hubs, but now I definitely leave them be. You never know who may find them, and what they may buy.
I would say no.
But I had a hub that was 4 days off being here for a whole year and it had a total of 22 visitors for it's entire hub life.
And that was mostly from fellow hubbers. And no doubt a few of them was me!
I did get a couple via Google. But when I searched for my hub it went to a tags page. And I the hub wasn't even currently on that tags page!
All in all, it wasn't doing well at all.
So I took the content, deleted the hub, rejigged it a little, and I've posted it elsewhere.
This wasn't the first time I had done it. I've done it before and the results have been excellent.
If it's a hub that you're proud of, stick with it. Just leave it. But if you have this gut feeling that it will never perform, then consider publishing it somewhere else.
That's not to say that HubPages doesn't work. Indeed it does! As they say, don't have all your eggs in one basket, but in addition to that, consider which basket you're putting your eggs in. Some have a better fit or work better for a variety of reasons.
Sometimes you can have a hub that has grown and it's a good idea to split it into easier to digest bite sized hubs. Especially if it has gone from a broad overview to focusing on details in specific areas of the topic. The opposite can be true too. I had two hubs with complementary information and I merged the content to make one hub.
Alternatively you could always write a similarly themed article and publish it somewhere else and then link to your hub. That'll give you two bites: one at getting a quality backlink for search engines and the other is the chance of getting fresh traffic from a different community.
I think that poorly performing hubs give you a chance to experiment and see if you can improve on it's performance and a chance to learn a new trick or two.
Just forget them as you have deleted them,dont even bother to delete them.
by Marisa Wright2 years ago
I'd like to suggest we get rid of Hubber Score - and perhaps even Hub Scores. They:- are constantly misunderstood;- cause a lot of upset and grief in the forums; and- encourage newbie Hubbers to direct their...
by Faith Reaper2 years ago
I am just curious, all 92 hubs of mine are featured. In your opinion, should one delete (although Featured) any hubs where the score on a particular hub has eventually dropped way down from when it was initially...
by peacefulparadox6 years ago
It is advantageous to delete one's own low scoring hubs that have little traffic. I figure getting rid of the low score would increase the average of the rest of one's hubs.What do you think?
by GwennyOh3 years ago
As asked in title. I know it's subjective, but in your opinion, what is the lowest score you would allow an article to remain up before editing or un-publishing it?Understand that I am new here, so putting feelers...
by Tessa Schlesinger8 months ago
As fast as I'm trying to fix up hubs that are unfeatured, the problem isn't that there is something wrong with them, but that they are being unfeatured as a result of lack of traffic. Isn't this short sighted? Some...
by Scott Bateman20 months ago
Do you add content to your worst-performing Hub or your best to make it even better? Do you add content to the low-scoring Hubs before the high scorers? What else do you think when you decide when or if to add content...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.