Where should I concentrate my time? I enjoy crafting the new hubs but now that I have learned more about the power of the capsules and search words, I am torn between editing and refreshing hubs and crafting new hubs.
I have spend days cleaning up broken links and the malicious links are always priority one. Today I tried to revamp those hubs which were not featured. I would love for everything to be perfect - all hubs featured, no broken links, everything complete with the best content, minimum number of words, capsules, etc... but time is finite.
Any suggestions on how to best divide my time?
Much of it is a matter of choice, but most successful Hubbers seem to spend at least 10% of their time (often much, much more) keeping old Hubs up to date.
That said, regular publication of new content plays a huge role in one's success, so I think they wins on the priority scale.
Quantity is less important that quality. You can have 5 hubs and get more success with them than with 50. Make sure what you have written so far is doing well, track your traffic/earnings, see what you can improve and then release new ones. That's what I'd do
Quality is far more important than quantity, in the long run. Google is constantly adding to its ability to locate and punish thin or bad content. So be sure to create the best hubs possible in your new content, and keep publishing regularly (as Simone mentions).
If you have already published hubs that need some tweaking, as you have the time, invest a few minutes to improve them. Otherwise, you may eventually find you have wasted the original effort put into them.
Do a search on this site for "Stellar Hubs" and read everything you can about the elements they contain. These hubs have a good volume of traffic and a steady history of views, once they have gained traction in the search engines. When you create new hubs, follow the guidelines for stellar hubs and you'll be ahead of the game. With older hubs, in many cases, you can add capsules and features to existing content to bring it up to those standards, and gain traffic as a result.
I spend my time on both, with more emphasis on writing new hubs. For me, creating new hubs is fun, while reworking older hubs is tedious.
I agree with the tedious part, Habee - I try to tweak when I have time, but I am not prone to completely rework something after it has been completed. However, I do some enhancing and reworking if I feel a good hub is just not getting the traffic I'd have expected.
A bit of both for me, I regularly update older hubs that I think need the work but also enjoy producing new content. When I have published a new hub I then check up on an old one that way I don't get bored of trawling through lots of older articles all in one go, but I don't forget about them either.
I would also agree that good quality content is the most important thing and some hubs are great from the get go and can be left.
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