If we want to "remove" some hubs that are under achieving to test whether our other hubs increase in traffic, as a result, can we simply unpublish them or must they be deleted entirely?
I have dozens of unpublished hubs. They just sit there for ever without interfering in anyway with your account.
I would only unpublish if you are worried some hubs might get you hit by Panda. Poor read times are the best clue in that matter.
It takes at least six months to know if a page is going to succeed in getting traffic or not, so I wouldn't be too hasty.
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If I hate the Hub or don't see myself editing it down the road, I think nothing about deleting it. If there is a chance that I will work on a Hub that I can't stand, I will unpublish it. Writers will tell me that they will not delete their babies, but it all comes down to you and how you feel about your work. I have over 200 Hubs right now, with about 20 unpublished ones. If I don't move those in the next few months by editing and publishing them, they will be gone. There are enough Hubs for me to keep track of as I continue to write. Unpublished Hubs can hold you back and waste your time. When a Hub is deleted, once it's gone, it's gone. No regrets!
Personally I can't get over 40 hubs because as I add new ones I delete old ones that don't seem to be going anywhere.
I think if after a year or two I could keep deleting and weeding down I should end up with 40 very strong hubs instead of 200 hubs because I refuse to delete the weak one.
If after all the tweaking with keywords, title tuning and other stuffs, the traffic seems to still be slow, be patient. From my own experience, traffic will not come immediately. Mine comes and go, like a yo-yo but it's OK. I suggest you don't delete or unpublish them but keep tweaking it. I know it takes away valuable time but remember that all hubs need to be tweaked every now and then to make it Google search friendly.
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