Pessimistic about updating my hubs

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  1. Colleen Swan profile image96
    Colleen Swanposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Colleen Swan profile image96
        Colleen Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, yes I am thinking best leave well alone until it becomes necessary.

      2. brakel2 profile image77
        brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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...
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6133882_f260.jpg
      Only you can decide.

      Maybe do just one and see what happens.

    3. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 4 years ago

    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.

  3. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 4 years ago

    Hi Colleen.
    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.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. brakel2 profile image77
        brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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

        1. brakel2 profile image77
          brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. brakel2 profile image77
              brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              You and I are twinnies with same occurrences. Google must love us today, anyway. Your story is true. right? How funny!

              1. paradigmsearch profile image88
                paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                It is true. Been going on "forever". Hopefully they'll get it right someday and put the actual article ahead of the G+ blurb..

                1. brakel2 profile image77
                  brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  They did it AGAIN with a snippet from G+ today.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I didn't think it was possible to add any new articles to Helium now, since it's closing in December?

          1. brakel2 profile image77
            brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            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.

  4. Colleen Swan profile image96
    Colleen Swanposted 4 years ago

    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.

  5. incomeguru profile image95
    incomeguruposted 4 years ago

    Check your search querries and ensure that keywords driving organic traffic are not removed while updating your hub.

    1. Colleen Swan profile image96
      Colleen Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks I will add that to my list of do's and don'ts

  6. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This.

  7. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    Helium is Content Solutions now

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. brakel2 profile image77
        brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa
        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.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I can't see anywhere where articles are displayed on content source?    Yes, Content Source is a place where you sign up as a freelance writer, I didn't think there was an article site there at all - which is why I'm asking the question.

  8. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. brakel2 profile image77
        brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I submitted it in 2009. LOL  Some articles were a little better then. as I had just finished taking a bunch of courses

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. brakel2 profile image77
            brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            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?

            1. Marisa Wright profile image95
              Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              No I'm not.  The articles on the old Helium sites will remain there until the sites close down, they're not selling them.

 
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