Should one remove non performing hubs?
I have one hub out of 8 which is performing well. And about 3 which are doing average. Is there any downside to keeping a hub that is performing way low?
Is there a reason to keep a hub anyway and avoid removing it to clear the clutter, as I am getting tempted to keep only high performing hubs.
Hubs that are not doing well will bring down your hubber score. But I am sure you spent as much time and effort in writing them as your high performing hubs. So, instead of removing them, you can analyze the reasons for their low performance and do the necessary corrections. It can be as simple as spelling and grammar mistakes, lack of photos/videos or lack of summary. All these can be rectified much more easily than writing a new hub. However, in some cases deleting hubs is the better option. This Learning Center hub will give you more information on this - http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Upda … se-traffic
As long as it's a quality hub I'd say leave it. There have been hubbers who've reported having dead hubs for over a year, and then suddenly earning several hundred after a traffic spike.
Of course if it's in a saturated topic (such as weight loss or acai berries) or is low quality, it may not be worth keeping as it's unlikely to "take off" even with age and backlinks.
Rather than removing them entirely, I would look and see why they may be performing poorly. Is it because not enough people are searching for your keywords? If so, do some keyword research and perhaps take a slightly different spin. Is it because of poor layout? Does it have a lot of grammatical and spelling errors? All of these things will turn readers off and make them click off your hub or vote it down.
Go through, analyze the words you are targeting and see if there is enough potential for traffic. After that go through and correct any grammar/spelling errors and polish up your layout. Make sure your hubs are visually appealing and revise them to polish them up, but you shouldn't just remove them without trying to improve them first.
I just leave'em up. I figure somewhere down the road, some random Google searcher will be looking for info on one of the forgotten heavy metal bands or obscure films I've Hubbed, and BADA-BING, I'll get a penny!!
Non performing hubs should be optimized and not removed. Writing hubs are time consuming and what is worth writing is worth improving. The all or none attitude in regards to producing a quality article on the first tryst is not fair to yourself as a writer especially if you are just starting out. Use Google Insight for Search and try to rewrite or optimize the article with a new twist to the subject.
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