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Just unpublished a few hubs :)

  1. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 5 years ago

    I unpublished a few of my health hubs just now as they aren't performing and I would like to concentrate on other niches that are getting more than one view a week big_smile unlike those lol
    Hope it helps!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'd put them back. 3 months is too soon to give up on a hub. smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ok! I guess so big_smile

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have been moving my poems to my poetry blog because poems go dead after being initially read, except for a few that seems to be popular by search engines. I may leave those. I also have removed one of my novelettes because it's being edited for publishing and I will remove the other one soon. There is a huge dip in my views because of that, because the poems and novelettes have received close to 10,000 views between them.

          I wouldn't remove the health hubs because they may just take off when you least expect. I was going to put my "Down Syndrome" hub on my health blog when all of a sudden  the Google traffic started trickling in. It gets a steady search engine traffic every single day.

          The only reason I created a health blog in the first place was that my hubs on "Yeast infection" and "Effects of Viagra on blood Pressure" had the ads disabled. When I checked Google they had no problem with those articles so I placed them on a blog with ads. Those hubs were two of my best but made me no money here.

    2. Rehana Stormme profile image92
      Rehana Stormmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lol, since 80% of my hubs are health-related, I can tell you that health is not the best niche to write on. I just feel bad about all the days I toiled writing about diabetes and what not.

      So what are you planning to do with those articles? I'm going to leave mine on until I find a better use for them >_>

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know. I wonder if I'll ever find any use for them. I have just 3 of them. One of them gets just 5 visits a week but has the highest scores I wonder what makes it score well... That too HP views and not google

      2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
        mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I find the opposite personally. Health is a very popular subject and in my experience these are some of the most successful articles to write as they are generally 'Evergreen' content. Of course it can take a couple of years for a hub to start to really show a return, and according to HP Admin, up to 3 years to reach its peak potential. A few months is a blip in time, and you need to give it longer before deciding this is not a good subject to write on, or that hubs/articles already written are no good.

        Patience in this game is everything wink

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile but I prefer writing other niches smile

          1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
            mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Oh golly, me too, there are lots of other niches I prefer writing in. I solve the problem by writing about all of them, that way I fulfill my need to write about what I am passionate about, at the same time as I earn money from both those, and articles on subjects I am not so passionate about. I still can't quite bring myself to write sales hubs though, (product reviews etc). They bore me senseless smile

            1. Cardisa profile image90
              Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I agree with Misty about health being a good niche. My best searched hub is a health hub. But if you, Brandon, prefer other niches then maybe you should go for it.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      show some hub some love man lol

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    And this is forum worthy somehow? lol

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's why I posted it to know whether it was the right thing to do big_smile So it was forum worthy tongue

  3. tnvrstar profile image77
    tnvrstarposted 5 years ago

    You must wait at least 6 months before taking such kinda decision.

    Btw, this forum question would worth if you have asked it before unpublished the Hubs.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did republish them and no worries as google will find them the same age big_smile Since they weren't crawled during that time frame

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image84
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    Never take any thing off unless it is poor quality or so topical that it does not have any interest in the future.
    I have hubs starting to take off that were written 18 months ago, have had no views and suddenly they get traffic.
    5 visits a week might not be much, but if you had 100 doing that it is 500 a week which is $$

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm good point smile I actually was against it but then I thought that they would harm my google reputation. I have very little but don't want to lose it big_smile
      I guess I'll just stick with them

  5. WriteAngled profile image90
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    I think health hubs need to be very focused. A hub with general advice about a particular disease, for example, has very little chance. It will be competing against pages on sites from government health agencies, well known hospitals and clinics, patients' associations and other voluntary organisations for that disease. All of these have far more natural authority than a hub written by an individual, who might not even have any related qualifications. Google will rightly give priority to those authority sites.

    1. Rehana Stormme profile image92
      Rehana Stormmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's a good point actually. Anyway, I'm done with my far-too-general health articles. Time to look for another niche...or just write what I'm passionate about...

  6. Shelly McRae profile image83
    Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago

    I've been thinking about this thread because I've been considering removing several of my older hubs. Google's latest panda rollout targets older content -evergreen or not. My holiday-focused articles, which have always performed well in the past, garnerd almost no income this year.

    So if I remove older hubs, rewrite them and re-post, am I going to get the 'duplicate content' warning? Is the Great and Powerful Google going to index them, recognizing them as fresh content? Or will all my work be for nothing?

    De-commissioning hubs in order to freshen them up may restart these older hubs, rather than just editing them. I say this because I did edit to update on my seasonal articles, and it did no good. So, do I remove older, non-performing hubs, or do I just leave them and hope that someday someone will read them again?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Why not edit and improve them without unpublishing them, that way they are still the same article and not duplicate content? Alternatively unpublish them here, edit them, then republish. The URL will be the same so the hub is the same, in other words NOT duplicate content. If you start from scratch with them you lose all the aging of the article with Google, and any organic backlinks you have accumulated over the time they were published. If you really really want to start from scratch with these hubs, then use the Google URL removal tool to de-index them after you have unpublished them, and then re-publish your revised version under a new URL. The Google URL removal tool de-indexes a URL within about 24 hours and can be found here:

      https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … mp;rlf=all

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5940199.jpg

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The probability of that hypothesis is not zero.

      1. rbe0 profile image61
        rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5940212_f248.jpg

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        exactly my point! scary stuff mate

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  8. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Health topics definitely need a different angle - a personal experience with the health problem always helps. I have a few health articles that do fairly well, but they are things we have dealt with on a personal level.

    Shelly, you could try updating your older hubs - I hope that helps with the newest Panda update. They like to see "fresh" content, and editing and updating a few older hubs should help keep them fresh. I think the big G is planning another Panda roll-out for January (they didn't run one in December).

    1. Shelly McRae profile image83
      Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did edit a few hubs, but it made no discernable difference. I may try that again, though, before taking the step to remove hubs and rewrite them.

      Health topics can be tricky. I have a few on here, related to food and exercise. They aren't big earners, but they are fairly consistent. It's hard to find a balance.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    Is this an impolite hijacking?

    when considering banning please kindly take into consideration the lack of subject matter and missing OP thank you

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's always been my impression that we are allowed to wander. big_smile

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        whew cause I swear I never know where I am and saying the wrong things, big_smile

    2. rbe0 profile image61
      rbe0posted 5 years ago

      There is no such thing as a polite hijacking.

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5940570_f248.jpg

      Does this look very polite?

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5940576_f248.jpg

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

      Is it tacky I decorated my terrace with pumpkins for Christmas?  Cause I'm working with the pink plastic flamingo's for new years but how do I get them to stick to concrete? anyone?


      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5922099.jpg

    4. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago

      It can take a large amount of time before hubs are 'ripe' in the search engines. Three months is hardly enough time. I'd argue that a year is when Google really puts faith into a particular piece.

      You can write in a number of niches. There's nothing wrong with that. I write in a ton of niches and it doesn't hurt me in the least. Of course, there are some hubs that aren't remotely related, but that's fine. If you see yourself writing a TON of hubs in a particular niche, consider having a HubPages account just for that niche. Otherwise, just leave your account as is.

      You're probably better off with one HP account with over 100 hubs in a variety of niches than several accounts with just one or two hubs.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It really for me has never been the number but quality hubs-I have a year old account with 20 hubs does wonders for me, so it's really an individuals trial and error

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with you both.

          1. lobobrandon profile image81
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Good point smile Hope you do well with your poetry and congrats and I wish you success with the novelettes smile

            1. Cardisa profile image90
              Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Brandon. Keep the health hubs, they might surprise you yet. Try sprucing them up a bit too.

     
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