Let's say you have a couple of them that tend to go idle; you can bring them out of the ZZzz relatively easily, but you're thinking maybe it's not worth it, and maybe they're just bringing your rank down. Still, they have gotten some good traffic in the past and they are linked elsewhere. Should you just leave them there on Idle? My thought is to delete them on one HP account and move them to an alternative HP account; or to just put them somewhere else altogether, like a blog. But, it seems, you take a loss there; it had gotten traffic, is linked on other sites, etc. Any thoughts on this? What would you do?
I would take an honest look at them. See if you can add some more content from a different angle. Look at the audience you're targeting and consider what keywords you're using to attract them. Are those the best keywords? Play with a keyword research tool and see if there are better phrases to use. Add a few of them into your hub. Then consider what other phrases would be good companions. When you add them, you might have to write a couple of more paragraphs.
Sometimes the right word changes over time. Like from groovy, to awesome, to cool. So you have to change keyword strategies. Please note, I'm not in any way considering keyword stuffing. Use lots of adverbs and adjectives in you're writing to attract some long tail searches.
I'm a big advocate of reading magazines in niches you want to write in. I've found magazines generally using trending phrases and tend to lead search engines.
by Shasta Matova 5 years ago
I know that you can choose to display your idle hubs on your profile page, but I don't, because I don't want Google to see them at all and get confused by all those "do not follow." What this means is that my idle hubs are not available for anyone to see, and I have to actively...
by Paul Edmondson 5 years ago
We really appreciated the feedback from the community and want to continue to incorporate feedback into this feature that will be released in informational mode today so people can see it in their my account.The blog post announcing the feature is here...
by Joan King 5 years ago
What do you do about idle hubs?If you have idle hubs and you revise them and they are returned to idle again, would revise again or delete or post elsewhere? I find that if an idle hub was revised and later it is returned to idle again, perhaps it should be deleted. I would first try to...
by Amy Gillie 5 years ago
One of my best performing hubs is marked as idle. It has had 31 views just this week - better than many of my other hubs that are not idle. I believe this is a mistake.Here is the hub: <link snipped>
by Nell Rose 5 years ago
Are the hubs without an 'H' next to them idle hubs? And if so why do I suddenly have so many?Does this mean that the person or persons who are checking them decide that they are not good enough all of a sudden after two years of being on the internet? I personally think Hubpages is trying to...
by Ben Guinter 5 years ago
So far, thanks to the Idle hubs "feature", I have had my second month in a row where I haven't earned $50 through the HP Ad program... and these are the only 2 times, out of the history of me using HP Ads, that I haven't reached the $50 mark.Weren't the idle hubs supposed to help...
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