mariexontoni that is a challenging question, which surely will receive diversity and variety with answers. There was an old TV show that aired from 1967 - 1969 starring the Grandpa character from the Real McCoys. Before that he won 3 Oscars out of 4 nominations between 1936 - 1941. A long time between Oscars and award winning TV shows. Much transpired along the way with many roles in award winning films, both TV & Cinema.
The jest of this story is he used to say in that TV show "No Brag, just fact!" Taking that stance I say ponder before you change anything. How well did it do and for how long. What was the market place - followers, HubPages, Google Exposure, other Browsers, and in general the World Wide Web.
A trick I do is to watch how many read in 24 hours, 7 days, and then 30 days. I know with my marketing skills and knowledge of SEO and other 'tricks of the trade' my market pretty much is hubpages readers. Those of the Google variety indicated by Google Analytics are of the Bread Winners.
What is the Bread Winners. Over the last two years I wrote over 200 hubs collectively. I used that technique explained above to decide how well that article did within the market of HubPages. That for me is an indicator when they slump more than likely the market either tired of it or the market changed and they do not know about it.
If you have 500 followers receiving the article on the feed with the birthing exposure the question becomes how many of those 500 are active today as a reader? How many are still loyal with the advent of change with time? How long does it take to index that hub article upward at Google. Yahoo, Bing, and etc.
Of those 200+ articles I deleted collectively about 60 over that time period. The month of November I sat on them and did not offer another contribution until about mid January. Yet, before that I deleted all but 34 hubs. Those were the ones with statistical advantages.
I believe and marketed the concept of Reuse, recycle, and reduce during that time period. It was also the time period of the Lazy ZzZ Ranch roundup. The story or statistics of that adventure was a fun experience. I learned more than I did over the two years in different areas of hub article marketing.
Today I have 50 hubs. Two additional ones going through the HubPages indexing or evaluation process. Other than those two all hubs are featured. However what I write and the style I write are not marketable much beyond the Hubpages readership marketplace, yet.