I would say it might be a good idea to delete them, but don't forget to save them. Print them out. Look them over. See if there's something in the old hub that you can use to expand on in a new one. Or try and find a way that you could perhaps come at the topic from a different angle. Use the opportunity to explore where the hub may not have fared so well.
It might just be a subpar hub, and that's fine too. But exploring the possibilities offers up opportunities to even write new hubs that do rather well.
I actually have found most times when I try and revamp a subpar hub, it turns into a new one entirely, and actually winds up doing rather well.
Sometimes when we write a hub, or anything for that matter, we may not be entirely "on our game." Nothing wrong with that.
I don't think so. Hubs can always be improved, and low score doesn't necessarily equal low quality, it's more likely that the score is reflecting low traffic. Hubs often need a good 4-6 months to get going, so you could be deleting something that will do well in the future.
Good Evening Diane Inside
I know the conventional wisdom says deleting low scoring hubs is the way to go. But I'm going to go the other way. If you are proud of what you've written, why should you delete it? Just because your hub gets a low score intially, this doesn't mean its not good.
It really doesn't necessarily mean that. I suppose there is an editing staff at HubPages, who give the initial score -- by some criteria. Then it rises with traffic and other things... Who knows in the end?
I still have some Hubs around that are in the fifties after some time. But I wouldn't dream of deleting any one of them! That would be like slaying one of my babies! Anyway, I try to write what they call "evergreen" stuff that can "stand the test of time."
They're not getting a lot of traffic now, but that's alright. I'm sure they will prove to be the cream that rises to the top. Why not just make a vow, Diane Inside, to write three mega-high scoring hubs for every one that HUbPages deem mediocre?
Don't kill your creations!
Question: How about unpublishing the low-score hubs? They don't count right? -
I think it has everything to do with what you want to accomplish. If you objective is attain the highest possible score as a writer, attract traffic, and possibly make money, then delete low production hubs may be the answer. On the other hand, if you are here to display your writing in a broad perspective then those considerations may be secondary. For me, If I feel I should publish it then it is what it is and it stays but I am not into the things mentions at the top. I have a hub that has attracted only 10 reads since it was published months ago. It's called "No Show Jones". It just sits there and does not seem to attract curiousity....possibly low interest subject matter. But it stays! That's my two cents. Thanks. WB
I agree with Susana S,it can be a good place to improve or tweak for a high scoring hub!If it doesnt reduce the overall rating then it can be keot.
I personally wouldn't delete low scoring hubs. A low scoring hub has no where to go but up! Simply go back, add more information every day, tweak your works, and see what else you can do. As you make small changes here and there, your article will evolve, and eventually it may do well.
If you really don't think the hub could be saved, you could delete it, but I don't think you need to!
Why would you delete them? Unless you have so many low scoring Hubs such that your author score goes below the magic number (75?), they don't hurt you. If your author score goes below that number, your links go "nofollow" which does hurt you with Google.
But barring that happening, the only harm low scoring Hubs do is hurt your ego.
And, keeping them may get you occasional AdSense clicks you wouldn't otherwise get.
by Cindy Vine 10 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...
by peacefulparadox 9 years ago
It is advantageous to delete one's own low scoring hubs that have little traffic. I figure getting rid of the low score would increase the average of the rest of one's hubs.What do you think?
by theirishobserver. 9 years ago
Yesterday I spent some time deleting some of my Hubs that were performing badly is this a good idea as my Hub score seems to have taken a big hit.
by Faith Reaper 5 years ago
I am just curious, all 92 hubs of mine are featured. In your opinion, should one delete (although Featured) any hubs where the score on a particular hub has eventually dropped way down from when it was initially high at one point? Or would it be better to just unpublish and later...
by seamus 11 years ago
I have one hub that only scores in the 60s. What do you more experienced Hubbers do with your hubs that don't perform well?Deborah
by Scott S Bateman 4 years ago
Do you add content to your worst-performing Hub or your best to make it even better? Do you add content to the low-scoring Hubs before the high scorers? What else do you think when you decide when or if to add content to a Hub?
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