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What to do with low scoring Hubs

  1. Peter Owen profile image61
    Peter Owenposted 6 years ago

    Low scoring hubs usually is accompanied by low traffic. Maybe they are just badly written, no keywords or SEO,uninteresting, etc.
    What do you do with Hubs - Edit them, or Eliminate and rewrite

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'd give them all 12 months Peter before deciding to delete them, some hubs take longer to mature than others. You can add content, pictures or change the title if you wish, but make sure your keywords remain.
      After a year if they are still poorly performing despite your efforts make a decision on what to do with them. That said, I have deleted a few of mine recently, but I knew they were poor hubs and wouldn't add anything to my portfolio.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I try to review anything that has low traffic on a regular basis.  Maybe change the title, add content, freshen up.

    Doesn't work but it stops me chewing my nails.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do the same. Stops me from murdering the parrot. smile

      Seriously Peter I would not delete anything for a while. I am getting income since the panda from what were dead hubs while my leading hubs have been getting belted, so it looks like a choock raffle to me at the moment.

      I am still pulling very good add clicks from all sorts of old hubs, just not the same ones as before. Over all down at the moment though. smile

    2. the clean life profile image76
      the clean lifeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great advise !! I better start doing the same.

  3. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I have reported this tosser's profile. smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Can I just point out that when the said tosser has been removed it will appear you have reported my profile.  This could lead to an element of confusion, although it might increase my traffic briefly.

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Holy bats droppings! I forgot about that..... well let me make it clear here that I was referring to a poster who has been removed. smile Soon. smile

        Well one good thing, we can now see who the tossers are! lol

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well I'm in.  No publicity is bad publicity.

          1. earnestshub profile image89
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I thought that the first tosser was the spammer, the second tosser was me for replying to a thread that was gonna go poof!


            but you can share in the glory if you like! lol lol lol

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
              Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Lol, well he's gone now.  So this is officially the tossers thread.

              1. earnestshub profile image89
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I love it when they go "poof" like that! Hubpage black magic. smile
                Thanks team! smile

                1. Peter Owen profile image61
                  Peter Owenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Hi
                  Can I get a clue as to what you guys are discussing? What is a Tosser and how did it crop up here?
                  always trying to learn.

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
                    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh lol... sorry Peter.  A tosser is UK, and presumably Australian slang for someone who er self abuses - it is a rude comedic obscenity.  Earnest and I temporarily bonded over the word - it brings people together.

        2. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
          DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Mark's a tosser??  Who knew!?!

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
            Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I knew.  But ssshhh.

          2. Julie2 profile image59
            Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Can I join the tosser's? Sounds like fun! lol

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
              Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Julie, you're in, an honorary member.

              1. Julie2 profile image59
                Julie2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                AHAHA lol

  4. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 6 years ago

    When I was new I used to delete anything under a 50, thinking it would drag the other stuff down.  But then I realised three things:
    1] Each hub stands (or not) in its own right, so one with a low score (which might be genius, but has low traffic) won't make a difference.
    2] It might have its day when it matures and, come 2 years' time, could prove to be my best hub ever (unlikely, but fingers crossed)
    3] It actually requires effort - and minimising effort is something that's close to my heart.

    So now I just leave 'em.  Write 'em and leave 'em.

  5. Peter Owen profile image61
    Peter Owenposted 6 years ago

    Thx Earner-
    But I'd rather be more proactive in editing.
    Do we have a forum here where people will review hubs and suggest edits?

    1. Karanda profile image84
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In the Hub Makeover forum you can even post a link to your Hub and get others to make suggestions.

  6. codehub profile image62
    codehubposted 6 years ago

    I now believe that the more hubs you have , the better, in sofar as they're not spam.

    The web and search engine algo's are a moving target and a constant refrain is the need to experiment, and for me this is best done with fresh webpages and re visiting and adjusting old articles

    I have very little traffic so it ain't working terribly well for me right now smile

    Yet hope remains smile

  7. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Rewrite them if possible. wink Try not to lose hubs, whenever possible.

 
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