what do you do with non earning hubs

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  1. oderog profile image44
    oderogposted 9 years ago

    Is there anyway to make non earning hubs to earn you money, will appreciate your advice

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      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I ust deleted about 8 last week because the keyword was low paying anyway. If it's a high-paying topic add to it, tweak it about, but if it's not I just delete it, but thats just me !

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        Janettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        If I deleted all my non earning hubs, I'd be left with...well, none! HA! lol

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          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah but by earning I am talking big hitting 07 cent hubs, I didn't delete all non earners just the ones that were getting zero traffic !

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            fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Is that even possible? I mean for a hub to have zero traffic? Like nil, zilch, nada?

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    Truthfully? I leave them alone. Partly because the objective (when writing them) wasn't to earn money.

    And partly because they're mine. Mine mine mine. And I like them. Right where I can see them.

    Which is even better when you find out that something you wrote brought immense joy to someone - that hasn't felt much like smiling in a long time - as I did two days ago.

    It's a matter of personal choice I guess smile

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      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They were mostly the first ones I wrote, and to be honest were getting at most 2 reads a week plus no clicks in 4 months so thats why. If I feel I can get anything out of a hub I will try and make it better but those 8 were beyond help lol !!

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm with you BC. I have actually deleted one. Because I think I really was drunk when I wrote it big_smile

        Was a good bit ago though.

        1. beautyrose profile image57
          beautyroseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I intend to post a hub so weather its earning or not I would still like to published it.

          So badcompany is back. Hope fortunerep will be here too.

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            badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            She is back, we have made friends and what can I say about that night. Of course I regret it but I can't change it, but am I the only person to have made a fool of myself, I doubt it !

            1. fortunerep profile image81
              fortunerepposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              you are right bc, it was just as much my fault, we move on, don't we

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                fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                What's going on here? What night? C'mon? I mean, badcompany and fortunerep are like two of my most respected people in here - if they made a fool of themselves I wanna know about it! lol c'mon, fortune, badcompany, somebody, anybody holla at me on this!

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                  fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  Whao! I just saw the thread. Mad man stuff! And just when I thought I was the only madman in here! Its good to know that there's none perfect under the hp sun. lol Brilliant!

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          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You mean to tell me people write Hubs when they are sober, cool smile

          1. beautyrose profile image57
            beautyroseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            wow that's great.I'm happy for you.I just knew that she love you.

    2. oderog profile image44
      oderogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yes personal choice, but what if this is a hub written for monetary purpose only

    3. Jane@CM profile image57
      Jane@CMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like you more and more everyday!  Can I adopt you? big_smile

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      She could unpublish them.  I do that cause I am like you, they are mine, mine, mine, mine. smile

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    Gosh sorry, I didn't actually reply to your OP because I was going off the header.

    Tweak them. Look at where you can improve them. You can unpublish them and re-write sections, add better-related keywords or add them into the actual text if you have the right ones already but haven't used enough.

    You can also make better use of headers (the capsules), pictures and so on. Plus don't forget to link similar hubs together and write a seprate summary rather than have it calculated automatically.

    The summar is what shows up on search engines - make sure it grabs the attention of those looking for what you have written about.

    And if you need further help, simply use the hubpages search facility. Type in what you're looking for: 'tweaking hubs' for eg and see what comes back. I'd check the forum and hubs if I were you.

    Hope that helped smile

  4. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    I have a feeling that copious amounts of vodka are not everyones' cup of tea ... smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol
      No ,but I honestly think a change from earl grey might just encourage my creative juices to flow,least one of these nights Im gonna give it a whirl ,just hope I remember to stay outta the forum  lol

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    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    Yep, all forgotten and forgiven. Besides we did entertain a lot of people that night and I doubt if we are the only two people to have ever made fools of ourselves. But tis deff in the past my friend !

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No. You're not. But ...

      You should write a hub on 'Exploits, Upsets And Jolly Good Rows On Hubapages: The Official How To Guide'


                                     big_smile

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        badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Pmsl, you are a bad Frog smile

        1. Beth100 profile image71
          Beth100posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Well, that all depends on the rum, don't it???  ;0

          And Froggy, what would Kevin say about that?  Maybe he could help u research the topic... smile

          1. frogdropping profile image84
            frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I don't need any help from a chain-smoking, scrabble cheating, scale covered flying snake neutral

  6. Lgali profile image55
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    i think someday they will earn some money

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      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like your thinking Lgali, I really do !

  7. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    Probably ...

  8. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    BTW, I leave all my hubs on, or I wouldn't have any pages left... lol

  9. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    I've found that over time, there's been almost none of my Hubs that didn't start earning money.  Even low-paying ones.  Out of my (looks at account) currently 139 Hubs, only a handful (yeah, I mean five) have not earned anything in three years, and they all happen to be newer ones... so I expect that will change over the next year.

    I've gone back to improve and diversify content, perhaps even changing the angle of a Hub's take on a topic and I can almost always boost a Hub's performance.  I also did a lot of experimentation with keywords and have cut out a lot of the ones that knock your Hubs down to that one-star potential earning level.
    I also used the competitive ad filter on my AdSense account to block some sites I felt were serving really crap ads to my Hubs and that's helped too.

    You also have to accept that if you really love to write about lots of really low-earning topics or aren't writing in a way that is geared towards earning that you just aren't going to make money.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    I hardly ever delete a hub. It's just been a short time that I've been here and every hub has contributed something financially. I almost never rework a hub either. Write it and move on.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You might be curious to read this account of Hub rewrite.

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        badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Relache your advice is second to none, I have read a lot of your stuff and deff it has improved how I approach hubs, you are without doubt one clever lady and I just want to say cheers for making your advice public !

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Relache I'm not saying not to rewite hubs. It just seems that's all some people do.

    After just 4 or 5 months here, I don't really think I have a large enough sample to start making wholesale judgements on any hub. I'm really just starting to get a sense of what works well, what works really well, and what never should've happened. I'm going to go through the Xmas season. And then probably take a second look. But I probably won't make any major changes until the majority of hubs are a year old or more.

    btw, I didn't recognize you this morning!

  12. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    That rewrite gave that Hub a $35 day.  I didn't think much of rewriting Hubs until that happened.  I don't do a lot of it, but when I've got a Hub that I know somehow touches something that I know people are into, but the Hub just doesn't seem to be doing it, I give it a think.

    And I like to change my avatar once a year, sometime in the neighborhood of when my HP anniversary happens on July 31st.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Your new avatar is beautiful. Did you draw it?

  14. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Thanks, badcompany.  BTW, that was the most Angie's ever earned me, as ususlly entertainment Hubs are only really good for traffic.

    Nelly:  that image of me was drawn live at a rather unusual party I went to right before I moved away from San Francisco.  I think it really looks like me, but what's funny is when you see the full size, he didn't draw any of my tattoos...LOL...

  15. Claudiu0007 profile image55
    Claudiu0007posted 9 years ago

    Yes is possible for a hub to have 0 traffic but you can improve this situation.(If you really care about that hub). I remember that i work a lot for a hub about a ebook and i get in top 3 for the name of that ebook and also i make sales.. The key ...i think is traffic! Good Luck to all of you !

  16. Mac Mission profile image58
    Mac Missionposted 9 years ago

    we have to wait for there chances.i have many but those hubs gains more importance when high paying hubs is not earning

 
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