I have been weeding out some of my under performing hubs and I have also been tweaking the titles of my remaining hubs. Over the last two weeks I have seen my hubs page views increase by 25% - 50%, even on weekends where usually I have low readership. Has anyone else been pruning their hubs or other activities to improve rankings?
I try to review my hubs once a month to make sure the content is still fresh and topical, and to add information. I find that an under-performing hub one month may jump up in the ranks the next. They do get more views whenever I update. When I added summaries, my hub views went way up.
One thing I looked at today was my overall feedback information. I saw that I do not get a lot of feedback on my articles. I want to find out why, so I plan to look at the hubbers I follow, and try to figure out why they get a lot of hub feedback.
I think feedback depends on the hub subject to a large degree. My hubs with a lot of feedback or comments are primarily aimed at hubbers, not organic searchers. Hubbers are a lot more willing to leave either or both - they understand the system here.
I get a few comments from searchers, but not many and most are technical questions concerning the hub topic. Maybe I just give too much information - all questions answered here!
It is easy to get attached to pages but it won't help your income if you keep poor hubs.
I wondered if that was something that would help. I am still a newbie, so I have been doing an extensive amount of reading and writing when I am able to. I am learning and having a ton of fun in the process. This is better than writing a journal. There are too many ideas in my head that cannot be put in a book and stuck on a shelf.
I've been going through and adding summaries to my hubs and it would seem that my scores are improving and traffic numbers going up. Could it be coincidence I wonder.
Apparently if you read others experience both on HubPages and elsewhere, the summaries provide better visibility with the search engines. I have been adding Summaries to my hubs and I also have seen a rise in readership. So I guess every bit of tweaking overall.
I find so many things that I could have said better......and eventually I fix them.
I also DO change up pictures - sometimes I just find better pictures for what was already a successful enough hubpage.
I've deleted several under performing hubs - but those were things published before I knew what the heck a GOOD hub was anyway.
Google is supposed to be all about good content - so improving a page is one thing, but I think if people just jiggle their capsules around to make something look fresh all the time - that Google would probably catch onto that and realize that they're being toyed with.....so I don't do anything unless I really do think that I'm improving the article.
I have revamped titles and the way titles are written using a | instead of dashes etc. I also had posted some using only one text capsule. I have divided the text up in separate capsules, created more paragrapsh as well. I have seen rating increase as well as traffic.
My earnings after doing all of that jumped 8 cents in less than 24 hours which has never happened. Heck, I have not even earned 8 cents in 24 hours for any hub.
I am sorry Hub writer. But I got the idea from one of the hubs about how to earn on Hub pages. Even though I forgot who it was, it was that author that got me to go back and revamp my hubs. It looks like it is paying off slowly but surely. Thank you hub writers who have increased their earnings and shared the methods used with the rest of us.
I seen other sites, blogs, from professional web site designers, and they use the | (pipe) as well in their titles. So I also used in in one of my Hubs to see if any changes occur
I forgot the whole SEO thing about the pipe. But the essence is that somehow the pipe may divide the words by search engines when used properly. The search engines such as google does not like dashes,colons etc.. There is information on it though.
Here is some information on using the piping: Yes, our friend the pipe symbol “|” is the answer to all of our colon problems.
When Google reads a pipe in your title, description or anywhere else on your site, it stops and starts a new keyword. So if your title is “My Great Blog” and your post title is “My Great Post,” when a user clicks on the post the full title text will read as “My Great Blog | My Great Post.”
When Google reads this, it will reward you with two separate keywords, thus giving you both “My Great Blog” and “My Great Post” for Google search rankings.
Using the pipe is especially helpful when you have a blog name that won’t work well for the SEO search terms you are trying to rank highly for. Let’s say you have a site called “Hammers” and you want to score for “Screw Drivers” in a blog post about screw drivers.
If you use the pipe system, your post title will be “Hammers | Screw Drivers” and Google will not try to rank you for “Hammers Screw Drivers”, but rather for both “Hammers” and “Screw Drivers.”
Very cool. Thanks. That is a powerful, but simple technique. Very valuable.
That is good to know, thanks for sharing.
I usually look over the ones that may not be getting as many views. One of my first hubs wasn't bringing in too much traffic, 690 views in a 2 year span, but I've hardly changed it (on purpose). The other day I saw double red arrows next to it with more views than usual. I checked out the traffic sources and followed a frommers.com link to see that my hub link had been posted as a source of information in an article comment. You just never know what will happen with a hub.
Even for those not performing well, I wouldn't be too quick to delete them. If they're written relatively well, tweak them a bit, give them a tweet using hash tags, or find a good place to leave a relevant comment and leave a link (if accepted).
I agree. The only ones that I unpublished weren't related to my main technological "branding"; for lack of a better word. I plan on refurbishing them and republishing on an another profile (possibly) at HubPages or on another site. Also since they weren't performing; less than a hundred pvs in a year, I figured they might be hurting my overall rankings. Also they were some of my first hubs and the quality wasn't really there, not to say that the quality is there now with my performing hubs.
My second highest earning hub has just been declared substandard ..
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