old low scoring hubs, should you just delete them

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  1. cindyvine profile image71
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    Just a quick question, when I first started here and was finding my way around, I answered some requests.  Those hubs were really hublets as the questions were quite random and I didn't know enough about hubpages then to give a good long-winded answer.  Those hubs didn't get many views and have quite low hubscores.  If I delete them, would that improve my hubscore?  Is there any point in keeping them?

    1. profile image0
      LAmatadoraposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      all I know is with my old profile as soon as I did delete the old ones my score went to 100

  2. Everyday Miracles profile image86
    Everyday Miraclesposted 14 years ago

    Improve them. That's what I did smile They still aren't scoring brilliantly, but it was worth it for my self-esteem.

    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image61
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer,EM! I still do that once in a while, regardless of how they're scoring. I'm no expert, but I've been told that google really likes it when your content is updated periodically.

  3. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

    Can't you just unpublish them? See what happens. Leave them sitting, then decide?

  4. bgpappa profile image80
    bgpappaposted 14 years ago

    I have some old hubs (ok four months isn't old) I wrote when I really didn't know what I was doing.  The thought was there but the setup and the writing was horrible.  They scored very low.  I redit them and the score went up, as did my author score.  And the traffic went up.

    I keep adding and editing and they keep going up.

    You already put the thought there, that is no small task.  Don't let that work go to waste.  Spend some time and you will like the returns.

  5. cindyvine profile image71
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    Okay, just the time thing I guess, especially with this challenge coming up!  I guess I can jazz them up.  Do they reappear in hubtivity once they've been jazzed up?  How will people know I've edited them?

  6. Everyday Miracles profile image86
    Everyday Miraclesposted 14 years ago

    Cindy, I tweet them and put them on my profile (prominently). And yes, I did get new visits smile

  7. waynet profile image66
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    I think it is never ever a good idea to delete stuff you started to write, as it seems like a waste, it is better to research in depth for that particular hubpage topic and improve every aspect about it.

    Make it so that they are more useful and for the readers who could find them and also make your low scoring hubpages link worthy in some way, although this is a taxing process what with time slipping away from us all.

    Going back to a low scoring hub with fresh eyes and thoughts another day can be the best thing for it!

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    Janettaposted 14 years ago

    I have to agree with Wayne, sort of. I never ever throw away or delete anything I write. I keep a copy of everything. Seems hard to let it go I guess. I would say try whay EM said and update and edit them. or maybe try the unpublishing thing.

  9. blondepoet profile image66
    blondepoetposted 14 years ago

    What is considered a low score though, I want to check mine too. What are we looking at? Below 70 or....

  10. cindyvine profile image71
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    Yeah BP, below 60 actually, but it's great to keep them above 70.  What is the average score for a hub?  How do you know if it's an okay hub?

    1. blondepoet profile image66
      blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Cindy I have not got any below 70. Touch wood...It is amazing though I published 2 hubs on the weekend, one of them has had 1000 views in 2 days yet my score has gone done LMAO

  11. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 14 years ago

    I have a few very low hubs that have great content, its just there is so much competition for them that all the users are taken up before they read mine. All I can do it basically, all the views I have are direct connects from links etc... sigh.


  12. Dolores Monet profile image94
    Dolores Monetposted 14 years ago

    Great forum. I was thinking about trashing a few of my low scoring hubs, hubs with no recent visits, but maybe I'll rewrite instead.However, if it was a dumb concept to begin with, was wondering if the score drops when you delete.

  13. MotherHubber profile image60
    MotherHubberposted 14 years ago

    Great topic for discussion.  I will try reworking some of my lower-scoring hubs today, and see what it yields.  Thanks for the thread, Cindy.

  14. Bible Studies profile image66
    Bible Studiesposted 14 years ago

    My hub scores have been all over the place. I have seen hubs go from 60 to 80 back down in the 70s, and then shoot up in the 90's, and then down in the 50's. Every time I check them, they either went back up or down. Your lowest scoring hub one week could be one of your top scoring hubs the next week.

    One of my recent hubs started at 45, went down to 42, and then shot way up to 83, and is my hottest hub as of right now. It gets 4 times the amount of traffic than all of my other hubs.

    My lowest hub right now is one I just created. I'm going to wait awhile and see how that one performs over time. I honestly believe that both my hottest hub and the one I just wrote will go on a roller coaster ride just like the rest of them.

    Personally, I agree with re-writing low scoring hubs. I would think a low score would be 20 or below, 30 possibly.  If a particular hub continually stays below 20 over time no matter what you do to it, then it would be time to delete it.

  15. wannabwestern profile image93
    wannabwesternposted 14 years ago

    Some hubs attract more seasonal interest than others. Several of my hubs are in the 60s consistently but I won't delete them. Guess I'm stubborn but I agree that deleting is too extreme.

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      ryankettposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, I have already started some xmas hubs! even worse than that... I have wrote a 'how to make pancakes' hub, just in time for shrove tuesday (which is 8 or 9 months away!)

  16. earnestshub profile image83
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    I have seen many hubs go way down (50s) then bounce up to 89 or so. I try to improve my old hubs, but wonder what the low scoring ones do to my profile score.

  17. Elena. profile image85
    Elena.posted 14 years ago

    I'm going to do this experiment, I'm going to take down my work related hubs.  Let's see what happens.

  18. profile image0
    ryankettposted 14 years ago

    I would say no. One of my best for organic traffic is a low scoring hub. Same for hubs with low traffic, a hub which gets 1 page view per day could easily earn you more over a year than a hub which gets 20 views per day if the topic is in high demand. You just never know.

  19. Julie-Ann Amos profile image67
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 14 years ago

    Why don't you improve the content.  I have some that are good content but just get ZERO traffic - my one on Mark Brunell is a good example - all my NFL greats do ok but his gets zero!

    Those ones you can zap into a more lively state by re-keywording them.  Choose another keyword with less competition and adjust and optimise the hub for the new keyword.  Hard in the case of MB but I'm working on it!


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