Just wanted to know, have you ever deleted any of your non-performing hubs?
I have thought about it. But I end up revising them, adding pictures, videos, etc. I figure, I already did the work so I should try to improve them instead of deleting them.
I've thought about deleting them or improving them; and so far I've done neither (but keeping think of both). In a way I think, "They aren't bothering anybody." In another way, they bother me. I've been recently thinking I may delete one for every new one I write (and then maybe later do something with the deleted ones).
I never have. One of my hubs gets very few views since I created it several months ago, however still earn from it now and then.
You are probably right! That is what I should do.
Same here. I can never delete. I will always go back to improve. Thats what i do.
I revise some but delete others. I have actually published over 5o hubs these past two months but currently only have 29. But I have found that most I deleted were from when I first began and weren't very well put together.
Ladybird33, I not sure it is good idea; but the ones I have that I ought to get rid aren't just "not performing". They're not great in general. Before deleting any I think people should ask if the problem is really with the kind of Hub it is or, instead, with something like poor use of key words, bad title, etc. Some Hubs don't perform for reasons other than quality. The ones I have are ones I wrote when I was new, answered a bunch of requests because I was looking for something to kill some time with, and aren't what Hubs really ought to be.
no, I just edit and add content, promote them a bit or work on adding or changing tag's. That usually works for me
Can't see a good reason to, just make them better...most of the work is already done.
If I have ones that are under performing, I add content and promote them harder. It seems to help quite a bit.
How do you "promote them better?". I feel shy about going to forums saying please look at my hub. I did it once and got some feedback and went to improve the hub in question following people's advice but it's very embarrassing I feel. Are there any other ways to promote hubs other than sharing of facebook and twitter?
Sure Sue, you get some backlinks to them and get them on page one of Google for your keywords.
I was afraid you'd say that. I'm still working through the second video of the Keyword Academy but I don't really fancy writing about foodmixers. Do you know the keyword value for the word "Awareness"? It's something like 0.05! So it seems we are doomed to write to promote mass consumption of unnecessary consumer goods and we're f....d on this platform as authors of some literary ambition.
I just looked at the keyword "awareness" in Googles keyword tool and there are a lot of keywords in the list worth pretty good money ($3.00 CPC) So you might be able to write what you want and make money too!
Sue, I think I am going to update, tweak and then repost, not delete but show on my blog (maybe). If this helps.
I would say never delete them. I have a few that I wrote in my first week, and keep editing them until they work. They are now getting good traffic and earnings. You never know when they might spring to life.
Not at all! Failure is just as valuable as success. Seeing which hubs fail is just as instructive as seeing which ones succeed.
I have been slowly going through some of my "dogs" and sprucing them up. As a general rule of thumb, I try to add another 400-500 words to the text, at least 4-5 more modules, sprinkle some relevant links through the text, and give the whole thing a once-over to see if there's anything obvious I may have missed.
That being said, there are some hubs that no one will ever care about, no matter how high their HubScore. That's valuable info, too! It helps you develop your sense of the audience.
But actually delete it? Nah. It's not hurting anything.
To me, a non-performing Hub would be one that didn't exist. They all perform to some extent, and each in their own way. So, no I don't delete non-performing Hubs as from my point of view, there's no such thing.
And if you wish for a Hub to perform better, then you just need to work on it.
Don't even delete your hubs ..... I think deleting lots of hubs would make http error in google index ..... and hubpages may close your account .....
I don't usually delete a hub. A few that I wrote never expecting them to make a cent, have actually generated adsense clicks.
I have a few that aren't performing as well as I would have liked but nope I will not delete any of my hubs no matter what.
by Kenna McHugh 4 months ago
Some of us have mentioned deleting low-performing articles from your Hubs. I sense they do it because it increases views/impressions. How does that increase views/impressions?
by Chace 5 years ago
Some people say you should never, ever delete a hub...only edit it and such. What makes you just completely trash your own hubs?
by theirishobserver. 9 years ago
Yesterday I spent some time deleting some of my Hubs that were performing badly is this a good idea as my Hub score seems to have taken a big hit.
by Ohma 9 years ago
Should I or shouldn't I delete hubs that are not doing so well? If yes what length of time would you give a hub to make the grade so to speak?
by Kitty Fields 5 years ago
Does anyone else feel that going through and deleting hubs that don't get any views is a positive way to generate more traffic to other hubs? I just feel like my score will be brought down via Google/ Panda whatever if I leave up hubs that don't get ANY traffic. I usually wait until they have...
by Audrey Hunt 3 years ago
How do I delete a hub?
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