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How much time per week do you spend editing and improving your hubs?

  1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 3 years ago

    Do you regularly upgrade and review hubs for broken links, amazon availability, and updates on facts?

    1. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very good question.  Yes, I do.  It seems to me that I sometimes spend too much time on these issues. :-)

    2. Brie Hoffman profile image67
      Brie Hoffmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I probably spend at least 20 hours a week doing something with Hubpages.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that on Squidoo, it was necessary to constantly edit and republish your lenses to keep them Featured. That's not necessary here.   Once it's passed QAP, the only reason a Hub can become unFeatured is because of insufficient traffic.

      Google does like "freshness" so an occasional update may help your ranking in the SERPs, but you also have to do a cost/benefit analysis - in general, spending a lot of time on existing Hubs isn't likely to pay off well enough to be worthwhile.

      I do regularly drop in to my Account page and check for broken links.  I also check for unFeatured Hubs.

      I rarely open my existing Hubs and look at them.   For me, the only time I update a Hubs is when I come across an interesting fact and think, "I should include that in my Hub", or when someone makes a comment which makes me realise I've explained something badly, or omitted something.  Or when there's been a rule change or new recommendation from HubPages, and I have to go through and edit them all anyway - then I'll take the opportunity to do a review. 

      You can check for broken links on your Account page.  The best way to avoid broken links is not to make them in the first place - if you're linking to quality, established sites for reference then you're far less likely to have a problem.

      I use carefully selected keywords in my Amazon capsules rather than specific products to reduce the risk of empty capsules.

    4. misterhollywood profile image96
      misterhollywoodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If I'm in an update mode, 30 minutes a week. Once I have a hub published I try not to tinker with it unless I think tweaking will help with traffic. Great question!

  2. favored profile image37
    favoredposted 3 years ago

    I'm new here, but in other places where I write I'm updating all the time it seems. Fixing broken links is something that needs constant checking.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 3 years ago

    I agree it is necessary to spend quite a bit of time keeping work updated and making improvements. I probably devote 20+ hrs. per week too. I was wondering if that made me a perfectionist smile