Not sure if the question is clear, but what is your criteria for deleting a hub? We know that hubs that do not do well will drag the hubs with potential. When do you delete? How much traffic per month that would make you keep the hub or delete it? I was wondering if I am making rash decisions with my own hubs. I try to edit the hub a couple of times and give it time but if a month goes by and I get no view for a hub around for six months or more I delete it, especially the hub was written on a whim with no keyword search.
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Thank you Glenn! Wonderful answer.
Thanks for that Kathy.
I always do that before removing. One of them is an opinion piece that isn't too search friendly and since I want to keep only search friendly hubs here I just don't want it to hold the others back.
That's good advice, Sunshine! :) I think I might revamp a couple of mine then instead of deleting. :)
I didn't mean six months without views,,,sorry...lol... I meant I give it six months before consider deleting..
I've seen things that I thought were well done but not quite seem to find an audience suddenly take off when they are 2 years old because suddenly the topic got popular in society. And then you have authority over new articles...
I guess I was a little bit confusing in there. I meant that I normally give a hub six months to determine if it's worth keeping or not. So a hub that is a year old only getting 0-5 views per month I delete.
I got what you said. And what I said was I give Hubs about 18 months longer than you give them before making any deletion decisions. Most deletions I've done have been on Hubs 3+ years old.
Thanks Relache, I understand. That's helps me. Maybe I should wait a little longer before deleting to make sure I give it every chance.
What if it's not search friendly and you did all the necessary, change title, add fresh ideas, keyword search but only a handful of people search for it on the internet? Some of my earliest hubs were like that.
You have to remember that there are competition for the keywords and title tags every day and yours are also competing for the first page depending on your optimization techniques, i would leave the posting alone for a while and continue writing.