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Should I delete low scoring hubs in Hub Pages?
This question has been asked time and time again. Should I delete low scoring hubs? That depends on why you are writing, and how personally you take your hubber score that is the score seen in your profile. If you are writing for the love of it, joy of writing, and don’t mind your hubber score being a little low, then there is no reason to remove any low ranking hubs. If it is extremely important that you have a higher hubber score, then you will want to think about removing poorly performing hubs.
The only thing a low hub score on an individual hub may
affect is your overall hubber score. There are other ways to increase your
hubber score to offset any negative effect that you would get from a low hub
score. Such as hup hopping, participating in the forums, commenting on hubs,
and basically getting your hub karma up.
One thing to think about is a hub may have a low score of 49 now, but it can jump up to a higher score of 65 or more later on. With my hubs, the lowest score I ever had was a 47, which rose to a 65. A score of 65, I personally think is still reasonable. Someone aiming to have a hubber score of 100 may not think so. They may think any hub score under 75 is not any good, and delete those hubs.
If you are really worried, then you need to set a minimum score on your hub you are willing to accept. You will need to determine that for yourself. You will need to decide what you are comfortable with. Some may not want a hub score below 65, and for others it may be a low hub score of 40. Some people will just wait until their hub score really plummets, and get a notice from HubPages.
If the hub drops to your low minimum, give it a couple of week to see if it stays that low or jumps back up. The reason being is that the hub score really loves to jump around. I have read from other hubbers that it usually takes six months to a year for a hub score to really settle into its average score. I know some people don’t want to wait that long.
Try to give it the most time possible, while keeping daily track of the hub score. This will give you an idea if the hub score is jumping wildly or just in little increments. If it is staying steadily around you low cut off point, then you can think about deleting the hub.
Before taking that drastic step, you always have the possibly of saving your hub as long as you don’t hate it. Why save your hub? One you already put a lot of time, effort, and typing into it. If you are writing on hubs to make money from the ads, then every hub you have can help bring in revenue.
You can review your hub for spelling and grammar errors. Review or have someone else review your hub to see if the ideas and words are flowing fairly smoothly in the hub. In other words is your hub jumping around from one idea to the next without any real order, or can you see the logical progression from idea A to idea B to idea C. Do you have what I like to call connector sentences? These sentences connect idea A to idea B. Ask why should idea A connect/flow into idea B?
This may be a poor example, but it still is one. Two paragraphs above, I jumped from talking about deleting hubs to trying to revitalize them. Would it have made sense if I didn’t have “Before taking that drastic step, you always have the possibly of saving your hub as long as you don’t hate it”? I decided to just start with, “Why save your hub?” I could have started with saving hubs first, but I though it was more relevant to start with why or why not one would think about deleting a low scoring hub.
After you have checked for spelling mistakes, grammar
mistakes, and word flow, look to see if you can add anything useful to your hub.
Can you add a personal experience to it if possible, or even add more of your
own comments, thoughts, and feelings. Adding your own experience or feelings
helps to connect with a reader.
For example, if I was looking at an article on disease, I can go to many places that have statistics, symptoms, and treatment. If you add a personal experience on how you or a friend dealt with it, and what worked for you then I believe more people would be a lot more interested in the hub.
- How Hubscore Works
All the information is available on HubPages, in the FAQ or in some cases discussed further in the forum. But rather than send you off on a wild goose chase to find it all I've collated the information to present it here as an easy to find resource.
- Why Do Some of the Hubs Score Less?
To understand why HubScore does not exceed for certain of your hubs you should know what HubScore is? HubScore is related to the Hubs directly. It is based on several factors and cannot be judged as a result of just one or two factors.
If you were writing a handy man article, not only would I want to read how to do and complete the task, but also your personal experience of doing the project. Was it easy or tough for you? What mistakes did you make? Your mistakes will give the reader knowledge on how to avoid them. If written in the right way, mistakes can become humor.
If you are doing a product review, instead of giving your readers a review that looks like it came off the product website itself, came off of Amazon, or reads like an ad copy.
Give us every last little detail of your experience with the product as much as possible. What did you love about it? What did you hate? Did it actually work for you? Tell us exactly how you used the product. Would you buy it again or not? If you don’t have any experience with the product, can you find someone who does? Put their experiences in with permission of course. I used my daughters experience with the Scooby Doo Wii game review.
I think trying to give your hubs a personal touch goes a long way. I know it is not always possible, but very nice when it can be done. After rewriting your hub, give it time to see if it goes up. Also, take a look at the tags to see if there are any other tags you can add. Search for other hubs that are on your basic topic, and look at their tags to give you ideas. You can try increasing your traffic, but that is another hub. I may write one if I ever figure it out. If you really improved your hub, the hub score should go up.