ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Update Your Old or Idle Hubs

Updated on July 13, 2020
You're never too young to write
You're never too young to write | Source

How to Create Fresh Content

There are many hubs on this web site that cover years of writing. When was the last time you looked at one of your old hubs? Is the topic still relevant? Has it been marked on your account as an 'idle hub'? Could it use photographs, some links, or an Amazon book list?

I took some time one day to read over my articles. I discovered that for the most part, they were decent. But, I wanted them to shine and find more audiences. Also, since writing those older hubs, my writing skills had improved. I wanted those improvements to be reflected in all of my hubs.

If you wrote a hub a few years ago, but it now appears outdated, make it an Evergreen. Evergreen content is an article that doesn’t age over time. It is as relevant today as it was two or even four years ago. Take a look and see if it can be changed into an updated, fresh article.

Other ways you can review your old hubs are:

  • Look at your hubs with the lowest scores. Why do you think they are rated so low? What is missing? Can you improve the writing in those articles?
  • Research the subject again. Have there been changes or updates to the content you wrote?
  • Remove all copy written photographs and replace with free stock photos at, or;
  • Add a phrase or a few words of wisdom under the picture captions to emphasize your points;
  • Could the hub now use a video?
  • Add links on your older articles to other hub articles on this website;
  • Are your tags relevant to the article?
  • Are all of your articles put into Hub Groups? Are there still some hubs lingering in your Orphan section of Groups? A Group is another way of saying Categories. It is helpful because you will be able to find all of your articles by category. It is much easier than doing an Excel spreadsheet;
  • Add capsules that may not have been available when you first wrote the hub;
  • Add a follow up evergreen article;
  • Look at your hub summary. It's usually the first item seen of your hub. Does it grab the reader's attention, or is it just adequate?
  • Are there typos you didn't see before? I found several in this article even after reading it several times;
  • Are there Google Keywords you can add to bring more traffic to your hubs?
  • Go to the HubPage Learning Center and see what else can be done to improve your articles. The Learning Center can help you understand and implement those phrases and content ideas mentioned here. You can also learn about ways to increase followers and make more money

We can always improve our articles. Something you wrote a year ago may look childish to you now. You have grown creatively since your initial writings. All of your hubs should reflect that growth. Look at your older hubs with a fresh eye. You may reclaim some followers who like your recent work, and have not yet read your earlier ones.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Carolyn Gibson


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)