I have a few hubs that aren't doing well at all. Since they are along a similar theme, I was thinking of combining them to one hub then shift the focus to the general topic and add more info on that. Has anyone else tried this?
Edit: I would of course delete the old hubs as they no longer serve a purpose.
I wonder if this would be seen as duplicate content when you try to publish them? Would you not have to delete them and wait a few days before doing so!
Perhaps someone else knows!
I have combined hubs before and got better results by doing so. I delete the two separate hubs first then work on the new combined hub. I wait, like Sally mentioned, a few days to make sure the old hubs are gone from the internet.
Whenever I delete a hub, content on a blog, website, I use the Google URL removal tool as well. I don't simply hit upublish and delete. HP takes at least 24 hours before they remove your deleted hub from their system. HP does not remove it from Google search engine like we do using the Google URL removal tool. It might take Google a day, maybe several days to remove your URL as well.
Phyllis: I delete hub, article, etc. Change title. Run the content through Copyscape, it comes up anyway if I have not had the original URL removed by Google url removal tool. Even then, I have had content appear in Copyscape at various times, so I then rewrote my article as well.
Hi Linda. I have only done the combining/deleting a few times and had no issues with it. However, I think I should do as you say and use the Google URL removal tool. Maybe when I deleted then republished with a new title I waited long enough for the content to be gone. Running through Copyscape is a good idea, also. Thanks - I will remember this.
Without knowing which hubs you mean, Arachnea, I can't give a strong opinion; however, I have noticed that scores can fluctuate a great deal on a hub. If you have had them up for only a few months, I'd wait a bit longer before changing anything.
Hub writing, especially researched ones, can be a lot of work. You might try just editing the topic first and/or zesting the title(s). Then give them at least a month or so before checking for traffic or score changes. Of course, promoting your hubs on social sites helps too.
When all else is said, only you can decide what you publish. So, if you're feeling excited and "gung-ho" about rewriting the older hubs, go for it. Just take Linda's and Phyllis' advice about giving the old hubs time to clear before publishing the new one to avoid the duplicate content issue.
I had two poetry hubs de-featured recently so decided to combine them into one so the word count etc was increased. I kept one and just added the content of the other to it but changed the title. Then deleted the one that was no longer required before submitting the revamped one. It was featured within 24 hours.
Some good information here, thank you everyone. Jodah, increasing word count may also definitely help. Some of my old squidoo recipe lenses haven't been posted because of the small word count. The recipe workshop template provided a very limited opportunity for adding modules (capsules) and such. There's not a lot one can write in a recipe to increase the word count. Having stepped into the duplicate content filters on a few occasions before because I hadn't deleted the other hubs first, I know to do just that. Remove them from a presence on the internet before publishing the "duplicate" hub. I hadn't heard of the Google URL removal tool previously, thanks.
It occurs to me that I can add to the hub over time as I acquire new material.
Thanks for the great feedback everyone.
by leakeem 3 days ago
I have read somewhere here that google search engines take into account the page-views to compute ranking. Is it advisable to delete non-performing Hubs, those with 0 pageviews a day, as a way to increase traffic in an attempt to increase ranking?How do you deal with low-performing hubs?thanks in...
by Deborah Turner 7 years ago
Is there a way to combine several hub pages together? I have 3 and would rather have them all in one place.
by Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago
Recently Calculus-Geometry mentioned that when you change your topic category, a hub's URL changes to match it. I did not know this, so have been going back to check and realign my categories.While doing this, I noticed that I had a few articles that were very similar, so I ...
by Moon Daisy 8 years ago
Hello, here's something I've been wondering about for a while.I have a few articles on another site, which has recently announced that it's no longer going to pay international contributors. So I'm thinking it would be a good idea to move a couple of them over to HubPages (where we're...
by danicole 4 years ago
I am thinking about deleting most and almost all my hubs and moving them to another hub account but I have a couple of questions. Please can you try to answer most if not all of the questions I asked... Thank You soo much for whatever help you can give me If you delete all your hubs, will you stop...
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
Hello hubbers. I have three related hubs, parts 1 to 3. Part 3 is the one getting most of the traffic. Part 2 hardly get's any at all even though they are linked. The word count when combined would be 2873 but given that it's a travel hub with lots of info I was wondering if I should just combine...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|