Cleaning House Has Helped My Traffic

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  1. SoundNFury profile image82
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    I took a hard line last week and eliminated about 30% of my then-total hubs.  These were hubs that were just not performing that well.  Since then, I have noticed about 30% more traffic to my other hubs.  It it worked for me maybe it can work for others as well, who may be thinking about getting rid of underperforming hubs.

    1. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good news, congrats!

    2. gabgirl12 profile image76
      gabgirl12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The same has worked for me. As they say less is more. smile

      1. Rock_nj profile image92
        Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Having less Hubs by getting rid of the ones that never or rarely get any traffic and have no chance of getting traffic makes it easier to focus on the Hubs that actually get traffic.  I haven't tried this yet, but I know I have a few candidates for deletion.

  2. SoundNFury profile image82
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    thank you snakeslane!

    1. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  3. SoundNFury profile image82
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    of course it could just be a coincidence, lol.

    1. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uh oh, don't go there!

  4. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 5 years ago

    Traffic is up since last week - maybe your hubs that you removed would have seen a boost also - but you will never know..

    Hard to tell what makes a difference at the minute as HP and Google are changing so many things too often to be able to nail any change to a specific cause - personally I still think it is the pixies and gnomes!

  5. SoundNFury profile image82
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    LeanMan - true...whatever the reason, I'll take the increase!  Just hoping it continues.  Glad to hear traffic is up overall.

  6. jeffreymaskel profile image79
    jeffreymaskelposted 5 years ago

    Yeah I would be interested to know if your traffic would have gone up or not.  If it was because of you pulling those hubs off your profile why do you think that would cause that to happen?  Very interesting.

    1. LeanMan profile image86
      LeanManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jeffrey; Google now measures the quality of a page according to the quality of the whole site (domain?) If google feels that some pages are not "quality" it will penalize the whole site not just the pages it does not like.
      Hence the move by HP to de-index pages that google sends no traffic to

  7. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    Someone else had mentioned that this happened to them too.  I find it interesting since the idled hubs was supposed to do automatically what you did manually (at least in Google's view).   Did you remove any hubs that were not idled?

    1. SoundNFury profile image82
      SoundNFuryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      All of the hubs that I removed were still featured.  I wanted to see if it would make a difference.  I had never noticed a significant change with idled hubs when I had them.

  8. healthylife2 profile image90
    healthylife2posted 5 years ago

    I'm going to attempt that experiment and see what happens. Thanks for the tip.

    1. ologsinquito profile image88
      ologsinquitoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Traffic seems to be up for a lot of people. I've been slowly updating old hubs and that seems to have helped.

 
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