Hubpages advantages of tweaking old hubs
Is it only me, or do you find that some of your old hubs could do with a little TLC? They may be Hubs from when you first began writing for Hubpages, or simply Hubs that would benefit from any updates available on Hubpages.
This will no doubt not be the only Hub on Hubpages about this subject. You may have read similar before.Still if we all share what we have learned with time and experience, perhaps we can all benefit from improving our Hubs. If nothing else, changes may help to attract a new audience to an old hub and therefore bring you some welcome revenue.
Let's start with the Hub's title
In order to attract readers, your title needs to be relevant and easily found by search engines. Obscure, fun titles are fine if you do not care whether or not anyone reads your hubs. However, you will not make any money this way. Check a keyword tool for your title in order to maximise the earning potential of your Hub. Amend your title if necessary.
Try to make the hub's title timeless. Some of my Hubs have had 2009 included in them which puts a deadline on their relevance. Aim for a timeless appeal in order to keep getting traffic to your hubs.
Keywords or Tags
These are the main way that Internet traffic finds your hub. If they are inappropriate, or not relevant, you have not a hope in hell of attracting readers. Lately I have learned that having too many keywords, or tags, on a Hub is not a good thing. Try to ensure that each Hub has no more than 15 keywords. If it has more you may find that only those that are not very relevant are used. This could reduce traffic to your hub. Edit your keywords, and reduce to 15 or less truly relevant words or phrases.
Sometimes, especially when you are new to Hubpages, you may create a huge block of text in one paragraph. This can be hard on the eye and not user friendly. Look at breaking this text down into smaller blocks and paragraphs. This will make it easier to read. No matter how interesting and unusual your Hub is, readers will often only visit your Hub briefly, if it is not appealing to look at and reader friendly.
Bugs and non functioning blocks.
Returning to your hubs after time may also help you to identify any potential problems. Sometimes an RSS feed may no longer be working or an Amazon block may no longer show any items. These need to be amended so that your hub has a balanced look, is new and fresh and is making you money.
AdSense, Amazon and E Bay
Make sure that the ads running on your Hubs are the best available, relevant and appropriate. Change what you think is not working for you. By trial and error you should be able to work out what works best for you.
Similarly links to other Hubs or websites may no longer be working or relevant. Search for fresh links to add current appeal.
Over time Hubpages keeps adding extra functions and generally improving their website. With all the competition on-line these days it is vital to stay ahead of the game if possible. However if you have old Hubs remember that they be improved by including some of these changes.
Amend, update, tweak and more.
Particularly if you a hub that has been somewhat of a flop, try amending, tweaking, updating and enhancing this piece of work. If it has earned you little money and few visitors what have you got to lose. Once the changes have been made promote your Hub again as you would if it was brand new.
Run the spell checker on each block and amend where necessary. Preview the hub and read it through looking for sentences that do not make sense. I for one often think that I have 100% checked a hub only to find a typo at a later date.
Sometimes despite your best efforts traffic may not improve to a particular Hub. You can only change and improve so far, after all. You may as well leave this hub as it could be useful in the future. If you really feel it is letting you down delete it.
One thing you need to do though is try and understand why this hub has flopped. It could be the subject matter, content or perhaps the style of the hub. Identifying why it is not a winner may help prevent similar mistakes in the future.