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Managing Hubs

  1. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 23 months ago

    This morning (May 14, 20160 I decided to spotlight my hubs relating to women, one of them being me. My original goal was to have 72 polished hubs that I could change monthly (six hubs are accommodated In the Spotlight feature on the profile page; 6 X 12 = 72).

    I wanted to have 12 categories, each containing six hubs, that I could manage in this manner; however, hub scores and traffic have been discouraging. I had been quite active on associated sites (Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter), too.

    At least one other hub writer mentioned that most traffic comes from search engines, so key words (SEOs) are important, not the profile page.

    So, I wonder whether I'm wasting my time trying to manage my hubs in the way I presently do. Any thoughts from hub writers who may be getting decent traffic? Do you manage your hubs and, if so, how do you do so?

    Comments appreciated.

    1. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I also manage my hubs but I don't do it for increased traffic. I do it so I can organize them by topics. One easy way is to create a hubbook which is like a table of contents that links all the hubs on a particular topic. It is also good for navigation. I can go from hub to hub by a click.

    2. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      You can share at social media sites your profile page using the URL. I do that at Facebook occasionally. Then the spotlight will have an impact if it is clicked on by someone. The profile page is not content or a website, so really does not have any Google search value. Otherwise access to the Profile Page is at a Hub if read and at HubPages if the user name is searched.

    3. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Whether or not you are wasting your time depends on your goals and if this rotation of Hubs on your profile page achieves those goals or not.

    4. kenneth avery profile image84
      kenneth averyposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      @ Marie,
      I think you have a great idea. Now stick to it until you are completely satisfied. This is the only true acid test of happiness. If YOU are satisfied.

  2. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 23 months ago

    Marie, until recently this was quite easy to do. We could group like hubs together under the "groups feature", but now that has been done away with. The best way is probably as you suggest with featuring six at a time.
    I haven't been as active here as usual over the last couple of months as I have a lot of freelance work and am writing for two other sites as well, and have been travelling a lot. Hopefully, things will settle down and allow me to be more active here again soon.
    The niche sites seem to be promising in regard to traffic, but if you don't have any hubs selected for those you just have to do the best you can here. I do update and reshare my older hubs now and then and still think it is worthwhile actively managing your hubs.

    1. Marie Flint profile image91
      Marie Flintposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, John. I had no idea the group feature is no longer available. This makes a big difference! I'll have to rethink my original goal. Thank you so much.

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image93
    Millionaire Tipsposted 23 months ago

    Polishing your hubs is a good idea, no matter what the reason is.  Even though most people don't come from the profile page, it will help you prioritize which ones to polish.

  4. Happylovejoy profile image97
    Happylovejoyposted 23 months ago

    Getting hubs organized is always good but most advice (that I read online) on increasing traffic says that long term traffic comes from having good SEO.. I do get a slight bump in traffic when I use social media, but that usually don't last very long..good luck!

  5. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 23 months ago

    I wish to thank everyone who posted a reply, whether helpful or not. Taking the time in attempt to assist me is very appreciated. Thank you!