I guess it must have just been conditioning that made me worried about editing former lenses. I was worried they would fall afoul of some weird filter or that they'd fail QAP and I'd fall into a vicious cycle of tweaking and tweaking and tweaking the words to meet some unclear and undefined standard. My concerns were stressful.
But you know what actually has happened when I've gone ahead and edited my former lenses? Their hub scores and views go up and my hubber score increases even if all I do is delete the nonsense artifacts like capsules without content in them that came over in the transfer.
It's amazing how being used to one mode of operation can cause one to unnecessarily fear similar modes in situations in which there is no evidence for them.
+ So very true. It must be a great relief to have the edits done and see positive results. Your hubs look good. I enjoyed reading the one about Science. Although I don't write about it, I'm also a science nerd after I took an Oceanography class in college. It changed everything. Best~
I know how you feel! Since I finally updated all Hubs, it has been a nice knowing what a problem is, not just guessing. I also appreciate knowing when a link is broken
I really like the hubpages goals and advice on what needs to change. Final days at Squidoo was all guess work.
We all worry from time to time when we make edits on our hubs. Will it pass the filters, or will some mean rater reduce our score? Will we delete something that Google likes or add something it doesn't and our traffic will stop or never come?
It is worrisome, but I decided that I will just write for the reader and hope for the best. HubPages has a reasonable policy when it comes to what it accepts and doesn't and the rules are clear. I'm not sure how reasonable Google is, but I figure if I do something that dramatically reduce traffic, I just have to remember what I did so I can change it back!
by GH Price 3 years ago
I'm not knocking anybody (or maybe I am) but I have seen several "Hubs" that transferred from Squidoo that are composed of nothing more than very thin content and a whole bunch of merchandising links (and even one lady who pimped her own Etsy page multiple times in her "Hub")....
by Sheila 3 years ago
It's been several weeks now since my lenses were transferred over here to HubPages. I have to say, due to illness I've not accomplished nearly what I hoped to so far in terms of editing my lenses into Hubs. I have focused on the ones that have been labeled as violations (usually too many Amazon and...
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
I keep on getting hubs idled despite tweaking them, changing titles and adding better keywords. I have got used to moving them to other sites such as Wizzley, Xobba and InfoBarrel but it seems to be an ongoing problem. If I keep on moving my idled hubs eventually I will hardly have any left!
by Person of Interest 5 years ago
I'm experiencing a traffic drop. I believe it is because of what this thread is talking about... http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/112459 When it comes to ranking, there are just too many whims of fate... And Happy Thursday! 4:30 AM, USA, West Coast.
by Ben Guinter 6 years ago
I just modified the two recipe hubs I had to include the new recipe capsules, hoping they would look like all the other recipes that pop up in results, and maybe I have to wait a little bit of time, but...It only seems to show your picture in the search results if you have the image right at the...
by Steve Andrews 6 years ago
I never thought I would ask that but having just looked at the large number of hubs now classified as Idle in my account why should I write any more, and what am I do with all of those already here? A lot of them are good quality writings I know because they had previously been published in hard...
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