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?
I've been going back, selecting better keywords and adding pictures.
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.
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.
Ok, that is good...I was wondering if I am just weird thanks for responding
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.
And when you do, don't forget to optimise the summary, because that's usually what people see in the search engines.
EXCELLENT point, one thing I have not done but going to now! Thank you so much!
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"?
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?
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. )
(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! )
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.
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.
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.
I tweak my hubs based on keywords people use to come to my site to make it more relevant to them.
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.
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.
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
That's what I wonder, in the long run is it really worth it. Thanks for sharing
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
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.
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by Steve Andrews 7 years ago
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