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Tips on HubPages #2 : Revising, Updating and Editing my Old Hubs for Longevity

Updated on October 2, 2011

Looking for the Green Element

It's not the 'Green Lantern' that I want to find. Green element is like a 'breath of fresh air' on HubPages that is believed to stay for a long time in an old hub or article. Let's say, it can last for a decade due to the benefits the readers will see on a unique hub that is published on this writing site.

The HP staff, editors and management came to a point that this 'green element' should be explained to the contributors in order for us to write rich-text hubs that must adhere to the rules and regulations of the site. Gambling and pornographic hubs are prohibited.

Writing in almost all topics we can imagine and expound on this site has also its own limitations. Call it self-regulation. Writers are not given privilege on this site just to abuse it with offensive and abusive articles that can destroy the peace of ourselves or even a country.

Hubbers are vulnerable on being flagged or denied access on their accounts when offensive articles are published. I've noticed that several prolific hubbers are now missing. I just don't know how they violated the policies here.

I shared this sentiment because I was nearly flag for being careless in publishing hubs. Good thing, HP moderators are giving each of us some warnings so that we can revise, renew or edit our hubs.

It is the safeguard of this system that we can count on if we are nearly falling out of our focus from time to time.

Painted by Travel Man (Sept.28, 2011)
Painted by Travel Man (Sept.28, 2011)

Revision of Older Hubs

Some of my hubs can never last for a year or two. It needs revision. So, from time to time, after going online, I will immediately open my HubPages account in order to re-read and revise my articles.

You can revise the whole essence of the hubs by also reviewing the Category. Apart from it. you can also rename your hub by adding word on the title that you can call your own.

Right now, I am adding the word 'tips' or 'series' in order for my orphaned hubs to be linked with one common theme or category.

I think this will give way to a common tracker to be able to optimize it on the Google Search. By doing so, a topic that is common in a bunch of hubs will surface upon the inquiry of such 'unique' word.

It can help a thing or two for a better results on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Updates and more

I've been able to update my hubs when there's notice of link errors and other notices that are alerted by HP staff and moderators.

More often than not, when I think that my hubs are grammatically correct, I notice lots of boo-boos when I re-read it again.

One time, I immediately alerted one of the HubPages Elite because the title of her hub was clearly misspelled. She immediately corrected it. So, I think I must also have a fellow friendly hubber that will correct me if I commit mistakes on a particular hub. I will welcome it in a positive light.

There are certain information that needs to be updated, especially when there's a sporting event that are made as hubs. I might as well update it with the sport's history and some of the big achiever in that particular sport discipline.

I may call it archiving because it is the same as collating data on a particular topic. Some of the college students may leave a comment of approval as it may also help them when they make their term paper or technical writing on that particular subject.

Many times, I was requested by some college students here in the Philippines to update my articles regarding the country's political situations. That I cannot do, as I explained to them. But thanks anyway. They gave me an idea to add more information regarding a particular topic.

With these notes, a hubber can also look up at the updates being published by Google AdSense. As you may be interested, Panda harvester is just around the corner to make HubPages as a site to reckon with in many aspects. You might as well update your hubs to Mobile application of this monetization giant (Google AdSense) and other applications on your account that up for grabs for better monetization.

Editing for Longevity

Okay now, back to that 'Green Element'. That's the term that I can remember when it comes to hub longevity here on HubPages.

Since I made more than 400 hubs for the past two years, I am adding summary on each article so that it will fare a better value when it comes to SEO.

I was dumbfounded by the term summary. I thought, it was going to be another text capsule to be made. Well, it is independent from the hubs you've made. You can promote your hub by the recommendation you'll write on the right side of the HP page when you edit your article.

If you're still quite opposed to the idea of having a summary, you can also voice out (rather write in) your opinion through the Forums. There are lots of interesting topics to be discussed there.From there, you can never run out of ideas that will help you make another new hub.

I think, namedropping is important as you may help other hubbers propel to the elusive success of hub-writing and monetization.

Best of luck to all of us!!!

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @way2sms:Thank you for recognizing my effort here. :)

    • way2sms profile image


      6 years ago

      good piece of advice

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974:You're welcome. GA really helped me make things end meet when I was so down. Now I am recovering but I'll continue writing. It's good to document your daily activities and learn from it when you review it through HubPages.

    • earthbound1974 profile image


      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I experienced your plight after I was banned by Google AdSense due to accidental clicking on advertisements. Thanks for sharing this hub. It's been a great help for me.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @moiragallaga: Thanks for your appreciation, Moira. Right now, I am trying to revise , edit or update all my hubs, because some photos are pixelated, portions of my grammar are not correct or words are misspelled.

    • moiragallaga profile image

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Very useful advice Travel_man, thanks for sharing this. I'm still fairly new here on Hub Pages, around 2 months, but I will definitely keep this advice in mind so as to enhance the longevity and relevance of my hubs.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Cyndi10: You're so right about that. When I think that my hub will be perfect; when I re-read it, there will be missing words or paragraph prompting me to edit it or revise it again.

      BTW, thanks for all your comments.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Ddraigcoch:Good for you, too. We all are doing what I've explained here on my hub. Mistakes we cannot avoid, but, we can always recheck and improve our published hubs.

      Thanks for the visit.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @MsDora: Hi, there, Ms. Dora. I'm glad you're doing the same. Our own creative style reflects on the kind of hubs we're making here. Thanks for the hub-visit.

    • Cyndi10 profile image

      Cynthia B Turner 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Good advice. I reread my articles and edit from time to time, trying to keep the material fresh and to recheck for mistakes.

    • Ddraigcoch profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      This hub will be great for those starting out. Well written and interesting.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted Useful. Thanks for the advice. I've been on HubPages for only four months, and already I've had to edit some hubs to improve them.


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