Can I delete some of my weakest hubs to increase my author score?

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  1. GeneralHowitzer profile image68
    GeneralHowitzerposted 14 years ago

    What do you think guys?

    1. profile image50
      badcompany99posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Deff not my friend as I deleted 8 of mine ages ago thinking the same thing. I have gone back and actually made some old crappy hubs not great but at least attracting 8 people day and well you only need one of them to click, my advice, revamp them !

      1. goodfriendiam profile image59
        goodfriendiamposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I have deleted some of mine to, thanks for the advice BC,  I learn so much from you. smile

    2. profile image48
      CabinGirlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Another option is to unpublish them for a few days, then come back and publish them. I did this and was rewarded with 80% red arrows and my traffic doubled for 3 days. Hubpages is a game, it's knowing how to play it smile

  2. Don W profile image81
    Don Wposted 14 years ago

    Why not just improve them?

  3. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

    Yes - revisit them and change what you can. You'd be surprised what some tweaking can do. I never bothered until a couple of days ago, courtesy of something I read and the fact that someone gave me some very good advice.

    Give it a go smile

    1. Helen Cater profile image61
      Helen Caterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Can you send me the link for this advise as I am always looking to improve.

  4. Lady_E profile image64
    Lady_Eposted 14 years ago

    You might deem them weak but I'm sure you worked hard in creating them.  Also, the tide might change. They might be popular in a few weeks. (wish i knew the titles)

    In addition to the Advice above, consider adding more Tags.

  5. jacobkuttyta profile image45
    jacobkuttytaposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the information, Learned a new thing from the baove postings.

  6. Haunty profile image75
    Hauntyposted 14 years ago

    I second Lady_E. I think your hubscore has more to do with how many hubs you publish and how much traffic they attract than of how good quality individual hubs are.

    Also, some tweaking will help, as frogdropping (patron saint of hp newbies) has pointed out. smile

    1. frogdropping profile image78
      frogdroppingposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am? Don't they burn saints?

      *wanders off to hang around large bodies of open water*

      1. Plants and Oils profile image72
        Plants and Oilsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Don't worry. SOmetimes they are tortured, beheaded, torn apart by lions, or put on Catherine wheels instead.

        1. frogdropping profile image78
          frogdroppingposted 14 years agoin reply to this


          *wanders away and stands on an island in the middle of a large body of water. That is free of lions, beheading blocks, sharp blades and catherine wheels*

  7. Misha profile image62
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Why not delete all of them and watch your score skyrocket? Frankly, 96 is such a low one, you can do way better, like four whole points more! wink

    And don't just settle for a measly unpublish, delete them completely and unrecoverably! lol

    1. profile image48
      CabinGirlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well point of case is Golden Toad he did delete all his and I think he's still in the 90,s plus people are still fanning him because they enjoy his non existent hubs smile

    2. Helen Cater profile image61
      Helen Caterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL !!!

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    dennisemattposted 14 years ago

    I read in another forum that you will have a higher popularity percentage if you have less hubs and more fans.  lol

  9. Plants and Oils profile image72
    Plants and Oilsposted 14 years ago

    I'd not waste your work, if they are weak, improve them!

  10. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 14 years ago

    I'm new here, but I would have thought that it is more productive to continue to make decent hubs - all the 'negative' hubs will eventually have no impact once you have hundreds of decent hubs!

  11. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

    lol again, ok. I keep posting this link (and others) so here it is: How HubPages Works

    The above isn't something I've read recently, I found it and read it - and whatever else I could drum up through searches etc - after I joined.

    Anyway - read all and go on to read everything that links from that hub. There are other hubbers that have published equally helpful information.

    I haven't. I just write gossip and rumour type hubs wink

  12. GeneralHowitzer profile image68
    GeneralHowitzerposted 14 years ago

    Thank you all guys for posting...

  13. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 14 years ago

    As far as low ranking Hubs, I have to use my Chris Benoit story again.
    On one of my Blogs (not a Hub) I had a write up on WW* wrestler Chris Benoit.
    Nothing special, traffic to that page about normal.
    Then the Benoit murders happened and traffic to that page shot straight up and stayed there for about a week.

    Now had I deleted that low traffic page, that would have never happened.

    So your Hub on Rosemary might not be doing well, then tomorrow a breaking scientific study shows that Rosemary doubles a human's lifespan and BANG! you get tons of traffic to your now relevant Hub.

    It's just something to keep in mind before deleting something.

  14. sparksdaniel2000 profile image74
    sparksdaniel2000posted 14 years ago

    I am atcually glad you asked that.  I was wondering the same thing...I guess it doesn't matter.  Jus t tweak the ones you have already.

  15. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 14 years ago

    I would just work on improving them. Just do it one hub at a time and you won't have to work too hard. You can gradually just add another section to a hub here and there and you may see an increase.


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