I have written almost 40 hubs, and about 30 of them have been on one topic, and they are the ones that bring 95 percent of my views. So if i deleted the other 10, would that increase my traffic because google would think I'm more of an 'expert' on the one topic?
Those 10 barely bring in any views, but would deleting them actually increase my views to the other ones?
Thanks for the help!
Deleting hubs will not really enhance your views. I write on numerous topics. It appears to be the volume of hubs, with the exception here and there, that brings in my views. I have had some hubs have no views for a couple of days then they will suddenly take off. I use quite a few backlinks and when someone picks up a link from that, well the views increase.
Some of your lessor viewed hub topics may suddenly "trend" one day, and then the hub will take off. Think of it this way, say you had a hub about a celebrity, and it sat there for a year getting minimal views. All this time it is aging, it will build in rank if well written. The something brings the celebrity to the headlines in the news...and people start Googling....and there is your hub.
Keep the existing hubs; write more hubs in your niche topic.
How would deleting hus solve anything? Keep your hub simply expand your views.
I have Hubs that do very little and I once thought of deleting them. What changed my mind was a Hub I wrote about Harold, the last Saxon King of England. It had very few views getting minor interest until an author in England, Peter Burke, wrote a book on the same subject. The Hub took off and now is one of my top Hubs.
So I learned, delete nothing because you never know......
Deleting Hubs means cleaning house. I wouldn't delete Hubs and think I would automatically be increasing traffic. If I absolutely cannot stand the Hub, I will delete it. If I won't improve it, why waste space? I deleted 27 "chapters" of creative writing that weren't going anywhere. I deleted book reviews because not everyone reads books when they first come out. I'm not going to wait on a turkey because someone says it takes three years for a Hub to reach its potential. I have over 200 Hubs, and I keep writing. Why should I keep Hubs that are clearly non-performers? Forget it! Why should I keep a bunch of Hubs in their 50s and low 60s? When I decide to delete a Hub, I have no regrets. Once an unwanted Hub is gone, I can focus on what I do have. This is done because I know what to hack.
I deleted about 95% (300+ hubs) from my other account after being hit by Panda. It took several months, but that account has really turned around and is doing much better.
It is very possible that it is simply a coincidence, but I think there is a link between purging poor quality hubs and the overall performance of the domain. And yes, the vast majority of the 300+ hubs were poor quality - but they earned amazon money before panda, so I let them ride. When they stopped earning money, I put them out of their misery.
So, my opinion is that there is a BIG correlation between getting rid of underperforming content and increased views/earnings.
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