I was looking through my early hubs that are all featured, but I feel I can improve them now that I have gained more knowledge regarding good content and presentation.
I am worried that doing this might have detrimental effects regarding: remaining featured, hub-scores, and search engines position. Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of? Thank you for any tips you give me.
If they're featured, have a score above 70, and getting views I wouldn't work at improving them until any of those three things change. If you have new or better information to add, then it would be worth it to edit the hubs. However, that's only my opinion. Other people may have different ideas.
Thank you, yes I am thinking best leave well alone until it becomes necessary.
I have several in the 60s that are featured. I think they have those scores due to lack of traffic, and have reviewed them and changed some things. The ones in the 60s might be reviewed to see if updating them might get more traffic. Just an opinion, as. I know the feeling about being afraid to mess with them.
Google loves fresh content. I also don't believe feature/unfeature to be a risk.
However, as to hubscore and the resulting carnage to your profile score...
Only you can decide.
Maybe do just one and see what happens.
If they are rating high in Google, I'd leave them alone. If they aren't I'd work on improving them. Usually when I update my hubs, I get better traffic in about a month or so.
Do what you think is best for you, to show your best work.
As long as you are working within the rules and guidelines, I would say, improve anything you can, and don't worry about what the scores and positions are.(They tend to fluctuate, no matter what you do.)
Eventually the cream rises to the top. I think it is a good thing to improve your content and presentation. "Dang the torpedoes".. . carry on.
There is only ONE detrimental effect that could possibly occur - becoming unFeatured. And frankly, I think that's unlikely.
The reason is that every time you edit a Hub, it goes back through the QAP again, which means it will be assessed by the panel and a decision made on whether it will be Featured or not. However, if it is rejected it's not the end of the world - just edit it again and it will be resubmitted.
The main thing to remember is - NEVER unpublish the Hubs while you edit them. Leave them "live", it won't do any harm and ensures your Hub retains its position on Google and its Hub score.
How many page views are they getting? I re-wrote some of my older featured hubs that weren't getting many views. Result? Higher hub scores and more page views. Oh, and they make more money now. I say go for it.
I have been going through my older hubs rated under 70 and adding content, videos etc then resharing them, and some have received a lot of new comments and views and their scores have improved. So I wouldn't be too worried.
I've done the same thing. If the score drops below 70, I take a good look at what I have and add things or make changes if I think it'll improve the hub. There have been a few times I haven't made any changes and the score has gone up, probably because of increased views.
I just updated a hub by adding text and a poll, and it went down a point in the 60s. It is not a long hub, only 700+ words, but it has good content. At least it is still featured . It was always featured but not much traffic. Maybe it needs more words.I wrote a similar one for Helium, and it is on the new Helium site with all my other Helium articles. I may write some more, and see where it goes. It has page rank with Google
The weirdest thing just happened. I looked on page 1 of Google on my main topic and there was a snippet from Google+ where I shared it today, and it leads to my article on Google+ plus the snippet has my pic.
Every time I make a post on my website (hosted by Blogger), Google tosses a comment about it onto my G+ account. I never told them to do that; they just do it all on their own. Here's the kicker. The G+ comment always outranks my original article on the website. Oh, well.
You and I are twinnies with same occurrences. Google must love us today, anyway. Your story is true. right? How funny!
I didn't think it was possible to add any new articles to Helium now, since it's closing in December?
Hi Marisa - I don't know what is happening with Helium, but they want writers. My plan to is update an article on this site. Helium is not for me anymore. and I want my articles from that site. You can get your articles by printing them, but you can't use them, of course.
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I shall start with my lowest scored hub and work from there, and see what happens. I feel more confident now.
Check your search querries and ensure that keywords driving organic traffic are not removed while updating your hub.
If I think I can improve something - I improve it. I do not care about HP score or Google traffic. You can write for rules or for readers.
I think you mean Content Source? They have a section called Content Solutions within that.
Content Source is for freelance writers to write on assignment. The Helium article sites are all due to close in December, so I'm confused if you've written for Content Source but found your article appearing on a site. Or have they opened a totally new article site? What's it called?
http://www.heliumcontentsource.com/edit … signments/
Now it sounds like they are recruiting people for assignments elsewhere-editors and others. My articles are on content source, but they will probably not be there when it closes. It sounds confusing to me, but sounds like a recruiting company and not an article site, the more I read about it.
Marisa - Here is a link to an article.
http://www.insidebusiness360.com/index. … ech-14587/
It says Helium on the next page under contact, and I actually found it through a keyword. It's very confusing what they are doing. I did find my articles there under my name at that site.
So, let me clarify. I know you were a member of Helium before, is this an article which you submitted when you were a member, or one which you submitted to Content Source recently?
I submitted it in 2009. LOL Some articles were a little better then. as I had just finished taking a bunch of courses
Ah, OK. When you said "Helium wants writers" and mentioned your article, I thought you meant you'd contributed some new ones - which you can't do any more. What they do now is recruit freelance writers and put them in contact with clients who can hire them for specific jobs. The writing sites are closing down.
You can copy your articles and once the sites have closed down in December and have disappeared from Google, you are free to re-use your articles anywhere you like.
Thank you Marisa. I was surprised to see my articles still there. I thought they might have sold them. Are you applying there for anything?
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