I just published my 25th Hub a few days ago.
For the past month or so, my traffic has been pretty low, and this is also reflected in my Adsense earnings.
I've seen some other Hubbers saying that after deleting or at least unpublishing idle hubs that they noticed a surge in traffic - it's almost as if the idle hubs were dragging the good ones down.
I do have some hubs that haven't gotten views in ages - I've tried editing them, adding new pictures and polls and generally updating them, but it hasn't seemed to help. I've never deleted anything that I've published on here before, but I'm willing to do it if it will help improve my traffic.
Any tips/comments on this please? does it really work? thank you!
I moved a few low-performing and idle hubs (all recipes), revamping the latter in the process, to my secondary HP account which is devoted to recipes. It hasn't help that account, but it has given a traffic boost to the account (this one) that I removed them from. The improvement did take a few days to kick in though. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
According to HP, the answer is a resounding yes. Leastwise as to getting them off the S/E radar. That's what the noindex thing is all about.
As to unpublishing and moving elsewhere, so far I've not regretted it.
I have done some of that and it's annoying I can't say if it's helpful or not. I'd just suggest doing what others do - use those FREE 'Google Adwords' offers that come along write for Examiner or other netizen site, write about popular topics, engage in forums. Do a search on gaining traffic. There's a lot of information right on this site, use the search bar. Don't feel too badly. You're not alone
I unpublished all the hubs that HP idled and its made damn all difference.
Does that help?
Come to think of it, I've got a political hub that's gotten 3 views in the last 30 days. It's already been overhauled several times to no avail. Problem is I really do like that hub. However, this thread has caused me to break out and start cleaning the shotgun...
Guess what? I changed my mind. I went and put all 4 of my political hubs into their own happy, little group. That way they can drag each other down, instead of the hubs they used to be grouped with. We'll see what the stats look like in 30 days...
Sounds like a good idea. Some people do say that that kind of linking has an impact.Let us know how if it works for you.
I wish I knew the answer to this one. As of late my hubs are idle time I publish them and never end up with the H next to them.
I don't see a way to get the hubs OUT of idle status, even if you do make improvements and updates...Google's bot crawls by, sees the damned "no index" tag, and moves right along.... It is truly an unfair situation.
by Deidre Shelden 11 years ago
Read here that when one hubber did this, traffic improved. I thought the formerly called 'sleeping' hubs, now those not 'featured', would be pulled off Google, anyways. So I'm curious that when someone unpublished their 'sleeping' hubs that this improved traffic. Has anyone else found that doing...
by Nathan Bernardo 11 years ago
I have hubs within a couple of niches which I don't cover all that much; meaning, I don't have that many hubs in those niches. A good number of those hubs have a high bounce rate. So, I'm considering unpublishing those, putting them somewhere else. However, some of them get a good amount of traffic...
by Michele Kelsey 9 years ago
What is your threshold for unpublishing or deleting hubs? I. E. Their score is below 70.
by Lisa HW 8 years ago
(Maybe the answers to my questions is somewhere on HP; but even if any answers are out there on the site; so many changes have been made in seven-and-a-half years, I wanted to get the absolute latest with regard the questions below):1. If one unpublishes a Hub and just...
by Louise Lately 10 years ago
Do you have an external blog that you link to your hubs? Do you write articles for an online magazine? And is it recommended to specialise in one or two areas - and connect a blog to these hub topics?I receive bursts of traffic when I promote my hubs on social media but I am looking into other ways...
by Ben Guinter 11 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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