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Tweaking your hubs?

  1. Ladybird33 profile image47
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    How many times do you go back and tweak your existing hubs?  I find myself tweaking more and more, but not sure what others do. Your recommedation?

    1. Drew Breezzy profile image74
      Drew Breezzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've been going back, selecting better keywords and adding pictures.

      1. Ladybird33 profile image47
        Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you...do you do it a lot?

        1. Drew Breezzy profile image74
          Drew Breezzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I have started going back and trying to improve each hub one at a time. Limiting keywords to a select few say 10 really increased my views.

          1. Ladybird33 profile image47
            Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the advice, that is going to be my project this week while on vacation.

    2. emievil profile image80
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've also gone back to some of my hubs. A little bit of editing, some additions to the hub and generally, more pictures. I do this everytime I see the traffic falling or if I think I found something interesting that I can add to my hubs.

      1. Ladybird33 profile image47
        Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, that is good...I was wondering if I am just weird smile  thanks for responding

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          badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ps - Yes you are weird smile

          1. Ladybird33 profile image47
            Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, I know and I love that about myself smile  At least now you clued in smile wink, wink!

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              badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Always was smile smile

              1. Ladybird33 profile image47
                Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hehe :0)

    3. compu-smart profile image73
      compu-smartposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Every time someone comments in my hub,i use this as an excuse to re-edit and improve hub as we all know nothing in life is perfect and everything can be improved and made better just like evolotion and how things evolve for the better!..


      I have spent the last year just re-editing all my existing hubs instead of writing more which has proven to be just as productive and its increased those hubs scores and traffic.smile

      1. Ladybird33 profile image47
        Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I think it's important to edit but I do spend a lot of time doing it when I should be writing more hubs.  However, finding the balance is important, which I am seeing that now.

  2. Paraglider profile image94
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    And when you do, don't forget to optimise the summary, because that's usually what people see in the search engines.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image47
      Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      EXCELLENT point, one thing I have not done but going to now!  Thank you so much!

      1. Lisa HW profile image80
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        This will seem like a really dumb question to a lot of people, but how do you "optimize the summary"?   In fact, what do you mean by "summary"?  hmm

        1. Ladybird33 profile image47
          Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I was understanding it to be the summary (when doing the title) usually I don't add a summary to my hubs, however, I think it is important to make sure you recap the hub in a few quite words. Does that make sense?

          1. Lisa HW profile image80
            Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Wow.  I don't know even know where you add a summary.  I'll have to go look.   (Nobody look at how long I've been on here or how many Hubs I've done.  hmm  )

            (Just looked.  I found it.  Apparently, whatever is on mine is what the system did.  My lack of curiosity about clicking buttons when I don't know what they're for will be my ruination!  smile  )

            1. Paraglider profile image94
              Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, that's what I meant. If you don't write your own summary, the system just grabs your first couple of sentences. But usually you can improve on that and write something catchy.

  3. wannabwestern profile image87
    wannabwesternposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, I re-edit hubs too. Frankly I'm always finding misspellings and other errors. Other times I add information or just improve a paragraph. Writing well is a lot of work for me. It doesn't come naturally.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image47
      Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am with you,I always find misspelled words or things that didn't come out as I mean them.

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    Duchess OBluntposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for asking this question.
    I am such a newbie that any question and answer forum is worthwhile for me.  There is a fountain of information freely shared here.  It's great.
    I would love to know how to optimize the summary as well.  Maybe it should be posted as a question on it's own.

    1. Lisa HW profile image80
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you haven't already posted it I'll do it now.   smile

  5. Lady_E profile image80
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    I never go back to Tweak but I have noticed recently, that the experienced Hubbers tend to have loads of tags on their Hubs. One of my To-do's this week is to go through all my Hubs and add more Tags. Might make a difference.

    Some good points noted on this Thread.

  6. N. Ramius profile image66
    N. Ramiusposted 8 years ago

    I tweak my hubs based on keywords people use to come to my site to make it more relevant to them.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image47
      Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean?  Keywords to make people come to your site?

  7. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    I don't tweak much. I have gone through a few older hubs now and again to make changes though, but not on a regular basis.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Twice a week I click on my account to see what hubs are getting little or no reads. I either change the Title about, add a few new tags or add a small amount of content.

    I did it last night with one that had zero reads in 3 days and it has 5 today, so it's worth a tweak but only ones that get little or no reads, oh or if I notice the adsense ads are not relevant to the hub.

  9. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I just leave mine be. Not saying that's a good thing. That's just my thing. I did start tweaking one at one point (no reason, just felt like tweaking something - I can think of worse things to tweak) and it became a rewrite. So I gave up. It remains unpublished.

    Not really based on much logic other than the one's I've written that attract the most external traffic are not the one's anyone (on here) would guess them to be. I expect.

    Anyway - to those that tweak, good on you smile

    1. Ladybird33 profile image47
      Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I wonder, in the long run is it really worth it.  Thanks for sharing

      1. frogdropping profile image86
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ahhh lol now don't base your tweakability on what I've said alone. I was just sharing what I do ... or not as the case may be. And it works for me.

        But I generally write humongous tripe. And the internet is a really weird place. Seems quite a few folks out in the world wide web like asinine hogwash wink

        1. Ladybird33 profile image47
          Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, a weird place the internet!  But still so much fun.

  10. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I do sometimes, it seems to make the traffic rise more..

  11. Christa Dovel profile image83
    Christa Dovelposted 8 years ago

    I have tweaked several of my hubs, sometimes I find it makes a difference.  I would like to understand more of what makes one hub work and another flop.  I thought it was the amount of competition in a subject, but I haven't seen it to be true.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image47
      Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great Question!  Don't know answer though...sorry

 
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