Deleted Hubs

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  1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 9 years ago

    I started writing a hub a week ago, and decided to delete it.  I deleted it about 4 or 5 days ago, but it is still showing up.  Usually, they disappear after a day or so, but this one is still there.  Is there a glitch somewhere, or is there a reason it is still there?

  2. Teresa McGurk profile image59
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    Same thing has happened to me, just this week -- I was thinking that maybe it was because they were published for a while, and people had posted comments to them; but if it's happening to new hubs, too, then maybe we've missed the memo or something?!

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    When a person clicks delete on a hub it goes unpublished. It is scheduled for deletion and will be deleted soon enough. Management I believe allows a person plenty of time to make sure they really want to delete before they remove it. Just give it time and be sure that if it has been deleted by you, no one can see it but you and mangement.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image59
      Teresa McGurkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, SirDent.  It makes sense, and is a considerate way to handle the process, isn't it?

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    Which brings up a question I have.......does practically everyone delete hubs after they seem to be going no where?  I realize things often change.  I've seen that myself in the last 24 hrs even.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image59
      Teresa McGurkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah -- glad you mentioned this.  Since I've deleted a couple (that were going nowhere), I've seen one of their scores rise, which I thought was interesting and which, I'll admit, made me wonder whether or not to "undelete" it.

  5. ajcor profile image60
    ajcorposted 9 years ago

    On the same type of issue but slightly off topic - I notice sometimes that people can read hubs that have not been published - would those readers just be the hub management people?

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image59
      Teresa McGurkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've wondered about that, too -- was wondering whether every time I save it, unpublished, after editing or adding material that counts as a "visitor"?

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    When a hub is started but saved unpublished, management (or their bots) still view it. They check it each time you edit it as a matter of fact. That is how you get visitors on unpublished hubs.

    When a hub is deleted, management still checks it out and that is why the score goes up. Most hubs when deleted usually don't have any visitors for the last month at least.

    Sometimes updating a hub will get more visitors coming to it.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image59
      Teresa McGurkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, SirDent -- helpful info.

  7. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for asking the rest of the questions I had about that same topic!  Thank you SirDent for answering them.  That clears up a lot for me.  I just chose to delete 6 or 7 hubs yesterday but I've copied them into a word document so that someday I might work on them and spruce them up and resubmit them with new titles, etc.

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      SirDentposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is always best to keep a copy of everything you write on your harddrive. You never kniow when HubPages or other places you write disappear.

      1. ajcor profile image60
        ajcorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        good advice - will do - have not so far..

  8. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    Yes, very good advice, Sir Dent.  I have all of them in Word, but I wanted to save them again exactly how they were posted when I took them down.  It shows everything including comments, etc.  Just to remind myself later of all the reasons I think these particular hubs may have 'failed'.   Sometimes, it's timing.

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      SirDentposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No problem. I only need one more post after this one to make 1300. tongue

    2. Dorsi profile image89
      Dorsiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm just wondering- when do you consider a hub "failed?" I've never deleted any hubs, but there are a couple I thought about deleting.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        At one point I deleted a couple of my lowest ranked hubs-- but lately I have been going back to my most humble efforts and  'tinkered' with them a bit. I have changed titles, added keywords, added photos, videos, or polls-- changed format,  added capsule titles, added captions to photos,  added amazon capsules, commented on comments, etc-- and all of this seems to have boosted  each of them a little.

        I think even the lowliest of hubs can be improved.  And of course, every time you delete one, you take one step back from your progress to the next milestone.  smile

  9. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for asking Dorsi.....that's why I put the word "failed" in quotes because I knew I would catch some comments for using that word.  We're such a supportive bunch we hate hearing each other talk about things in a negative way.  For me, I felt the hubs I deleted were not performing as well as the others.  They had few or no comments.  Just really never 'took off'.  So, I deleted them.  I can still bring them back.

    Do you think there is a huge difference in this ideology that I will wake up and regret?

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    SirDentposted 9 years ago

    Even without comments a hub can get traffic. Some of my hubs still have no comments. I have deleted a few myself, but many were poems that I ended upputting together in one hub. Others hadn't recieved traffic for at least 30 days. Updating is the best policy, but there are times when no matter what you do it won't make any difference.

  11. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 9 years ago

    Thank you to all of you for your response to my question.  I figured it would go away eventually, and it is gone now.  I will probably go back to the idea that I had for that hub, I was just stuck as far as what to do with it for right now, and hadn't really even started it, so I figured I would delete it for now, until I had time to work on it. 

    As far as deleting published hubs, I have not done that.  I have thought about it, but the way I look at it, if it isn't getting a lot of traffic, I can mess with it, add to it, change things around, and improve it.  Even a little traffic to a hub is better than none.

  12. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    I wonder if these lower scoring hubs affect your overal Hubscore though?  Of course no one knows the formula, but it would make sense that it could affect it.  I also realize it's not all about the scores.   It's just one of the ways we have for judging our effectiveness as a writer.  I'm new, I'm still learning.  I've just figured out that you really can't wait until you've mastered writing to start writing.  You really have to jump in with both feet, make a few mistakes, learn from them and keep improving.

 
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