Is this because Google likes fresh material?
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I hadn't noticed this, So that is another regular task when tweaking hubs. Of course the danger is spending more time tweaking hubs than writing new ones.
ThelmaC, AlexK2009, I think it can be time consuming and one has to wonder if it is just a necessary evil! It might be best to concentrate on writing fresh hubs though I don't intend to let the Hubs I already have become unfeatured.
Agreed sallybea. I have a rough rule that if I have only ten minutes free in my writing time I will tweak a hub which could mean altering photos or ads or other quick improvements.
I agree with you AlexK2009 - think it is ten minutes well spent. Thanks for your comments, they are appreciated.
I confess this surprises me as it happens every time I do this and I don't notice that more people click on the ads in the stats, The red arrows will begin appearing within an hour of the changes. My hub score also increases!
Maybe it's just your own views then. Amazon and ebay ad links are both noindex/nofollow anyway, which means that Google will not know if they've changed. G will only know how people respond to your page by how long they stay and what they do next.
Interesting, Susana S - It seems I still have a lot to learn. I still find it puzzling - I would be interested to hear what you experience is if you do the same. The stats for E-Bay and Amazon remain pretty dismal - one click each a day perhaps!!
I'd encourage you to start using Google Analytics. It's not perfect but when you get a traffic surge you can more easily pinpoint where the traffic is from. Also keep track of the keywords your pages are ranking for and their positions in the SERPs.
Hello Susana, Have been using Google Analytics for some years - also love the Google Realtime feature so I am aware of where the traffic is coming from, also which keywords are being used. Thank you for your comments.
Simply edit your E-bay and Amazon capsules, They should still remain relevant to the subject you are writing about. Add fresh headings at the same time.
Oh I see - I thought you meant the google ads. Ebay and Amazon I think I can manage. I may do some experimenting then :)
I agree CZCZCZ - I have done this since I first started on Hubpages - all of my Hubs have been featured and I tweek all of them regularly in an effort to maintain their status. I think this is a simple way of maintaining traffic flow. Thank you.