Have you ever chosen to delete any of your hubs?
If so, why? Did it have the affect that you were looking for?
Yes I did once because of a duplication somehow, I had to delete it.
Nope. Some people here recommend that you delete "underperforming" Hubs because too many of them may drag down your overall Hub score, but I leave'em up. Even my "underperformers" still manage to pick up a couple of random views every month so I leave'em alone.
...besides, who knows, the day after I deleted a Hub may have been the day when it would suddenly "take off!"
The only hub I deleted was one I was 'going' to write but then changed my mind. I was going to write on dog parks but the one I was going to go to closed leaving me no first-hand material.
When I was new on HubPages, if a hub was not getting many views over a period of time, I deleted them. However, I've since decided rather to 'unpublish' them, so I could decide to add or change them at any time in the future to 'republish'. Adding content and tags, photos and/or videos can bring any 'dead' hub back to life.
I have never deleted a Hub but have deleted articles on other web sites to pulish them on Hubpages. Yes it had the effect I was looking for, many of my readers from the other site now read my articles on Hubpages.
No. I deleted an article that I posted to the yahoo contributor network and reposted here instead.
I've deleted one hub which had a low score (high 60's), wasn't getting traffic and wasn't on an evergreen topic. In terms of the affect it had - I'm not sure what you mean exactly but I'm glad to no longer see the hub in my stats.
I usually try to rework underperforming Hubs. But I do delete some of them when I see that nothing I do is working.
When Panda hit over a year ago and my traffic dropped dramatically, I deleted the Hubs that were not getting any Google traffic and I noticed my overall traffic came back up. There's no way to know if this was related, but Google did say that Panda would lower the overall ranking of a site (or subdomain) if there were any poor content. So I removed my poor content at that time.
Besides all that, I put preference on analyzing my Google reports, rethinking the title I use, and researching keywords based on people's search terms (HubPages shows this in the stats). Using all that I try to improve my Hubs before deciding to delete them.
Yes, i have deleted so many hubs which did not get traffic for so long time.
I have deleted 2 hubs. One was very personal and written when I was in a highly emotional state immediately after the death of a friend. I don't regret writing or sharing it, but ultimately I didn't feel that it was appropriate or representative of my other work.
The other hub I deleted was a hub about what I want from hubbing, written in my early days here. I kind of do regret deleting it, even though I don't think it would ever have drawn a lot of readers. The main reason I deleted it was that I had referred to my old job as a dead end job that stifled creativity as part of the job description. I went back to that job briefly, and felt uncomfortable about having it up there. I could have just unpublished or edited it, but what the heck it's true, I should have just left it.
Yes. I deleted one just yesterday. I have several that I begin and gain information as I go. One however I just couldn't get all the info straight so I deleted it. I also managed to publish one that I had 'previously' deleted, but I saved it. It was a good decision.
Yes I did with dire consequences for my traffic and comments which were accumulated because of that hub. Over 1000 plus comments gone! Also over 40,000 page views gone!
I don’t think I will be making that mistake again, nope!
OMG! What ever possesed you to delete such a high performing hub?
Well it was a hub that sparked fierce debate between those against recruitment agencies and, well recruitment agencies themselves.The debating in the comments box had gone to far LOL, and although the opposition had repeatedly flagged it to high heav
Wow, sounds like it had enormous potential. Is it anywhere else online? I hope you kept a 'draft' of it. Sounds like a great read. I love controversy.
Unfortunately no copies left and no doubt de-indexed by-now from Google, Ffs. But, there is one Huber who knows how it was, as he was one of the regulars in the debate, LOL, so come on Matthew Kirk did you keep a copy? LOL…
Yes, I deleted a hub on stress. After I wrote it, my writer friend told me it was not unique. I realized the same thing, plus it was too broad a subject. I may write one later on a narrow subject related to stress. It wasn't getting much traffic, so I pulled it. It was a learning experience.
I deleted 12 hubs and now I won't be deleting anymore as I'll think before writing and not write about topics that don't have a chance to rank well.
Yes, I have deleted several hubs. I delete hubs when they no longer "work" here, and then republish them on my blog where they do well. I also delete them from here when I have changed my mind about where I want to publish them. I also unpublish the ones that aren't doing well, rework them, and republish them.
I deleted one, rewrote it and published it again. It's one of my best hubs.
I agree with FatFreddysCat. Shortly, after I began hubbing, I did delete a few of the underperformers for a brief period of time for the same reason as stated by FatFreddysCat; but did not notice a positive change to my overall score.
I, like sunilkunnoth2012, deleted a hub for duplication reasons. However, I rewrote and published a similar hub~same topic but with a different spin on it.
There is one I have not published that I will probably delete, since I can't find a way to illustrate it the way I wan to. I am considering deleting one or two early ones. But, it may be a better idea to edit and improve Hubs, as I have read in Hubs by more experienced writers.
Yes, I had to delete three of my hubs because I chose not to write them just yet. two of them were on cooking; however, I felt as though I wanted to make a video for each, so I decided to delete them.
I have deleted about ten, some because editing them wouldn't have increased readership and they were lame.
Some were flagged by Hub Pages in what I thought was an attempt at censorship and decided not to play their game and just deleted them.
So my choice was either rewrite them or delete them and being the lazy artist that I am, I chose the easier route.
I have never deleted any of my hubs as they always all get traffic. Some more than others but consistently. Sometimes I do refresh the content and change some elements and more closely target the tags. But delete never.
Yes, I deleted a few here and there. Just cleaning-up. One hub I deleated was because I wrote it to chew someone-up and that person left Hub-pages. I had made my point and I did not care to leave it around for no reason.
I also brought-up hubs I had taken off at the request of friends.
It's tough when You get in the hundreds of posts ... I think cleaning-up once in a while can be good (at least for me), just to keep track of things.
Yes I have chosen to delete a hub before. It turned out to be a real lemon, and nobody would even take a second to comment on it. Looking back now I don't blame them one little bit.
I have never deleted a hub, but I'm thinking about doing it to one that I published and was flagged for duplication. I don't know how to get around it because of the subject matter and facts. It's political and the facts can be found many places on the internet.
Nope. Never. It's funny, but you never really know which hub might actually become popular enough to make you some money. Unless you really think a hub is sub-standard, I would advise leaving it alone. You can always try changing the title, description and/or tags of a hub - that seems to work well also.
Actually, I just deleted a hub 24 hours ago.
The reason was more of a technical nature. Moreover, I will be deleting a couple more in the next few days. The reason is that I want these hubs to get published on my blog.
I think I had over 500 at one time, and now I have less than 100. I wasn't writing for money and to me I moved on to other things than I was writing about and put much of my stuff on a couple of sites and I am pleased where I am now, yes.
Yes and I am about to do a whole heap more deleting to early hubs which do pull down my overall score, I might do so, one by one, see how it all goes, with others Hubpages became just too demanding so I just deleted any I was having trouble with, I already consider I spend far too much time,here, which has increased lately, for not much, well barely mentionable really, return.
My goodness you've got a lot of response here.
I've never deleted an already-published hub, but have deleted several hubs-in-progress I decided would never grow into a full-fledged nub. Even "low-performing" hubs get a surprise spike in traffic every now and then.
Mostly, though, I won't delete an already-published hub because I don't want to lose the aging it already has. Instead, I'll rework it and spiff it up in whatever ways are appropriate.
Yes- I've deleted quite a number and regret having done it. Nonperforming hubs may be unpublished as suggested by some. They can be reedited and have other worthy elements added to add color and flavor before clicking the publish button once more. Who knows someday, they could be a lifetime achievement. I think they could be compiled and made into a book.
I haven't deleted any Hub-pages... Yet. The thought has crossed my mind, but having tracked the progress of some I thought weren't doing anything, I've noticed 'upward activity'. You can't expect all your Hubs to perform well. If they're worth reading, the audience may come back to them. Alternatively, you get new readers all the time, so leave a Hub in that you think is just 'sitting there' and track it over time. You never know, you might be pleasantly surprised. Just keep adding quality, and your audience will grow.
Yes and I plan to delete more underperforming hubs and publish elsewhere....Still trying to come up with ways to create new content that hasn't really been done with in depth insight....I do drawing tutorials and I want to expand existing ones and new ones with detailed inspirational videos and illustrations because on the face of it, no one else seems to go into details with drawing tutorials with both pictures and video content, so I'm on a mission to make my art tutorials outstanding and more search engine friendly...at least that's the plan!
yes, because i was told to by the maintenance staff!
I deleted a few just because they weren't getting any traffic. A few I moved to one of my websites. I don't think it helped moving them as far as Hubpage traffic went though.
Typically I try to rewrite the hub, add some new information and maybe some pictures. I have deleted some hubs when they were fairly commercial with too many Amazon products but kept a low score despite my efforts to improve it.
I struggle with this question every day. I have one or two Hubs that have very few views over the course of 3 years now. I have tried editing them and improving the use of key words, but still they get almost no traffic.
I had considered deleting them, however, once in a great while they still get a view or two. It doesn't seem to be affecting my overall Hubber score, so I will just leave them be. One view is better than none, right?
I have deleted a couple of hubs over the last month... They were ones that I felt I needed to construct to share specific information, but my heart just wasn't in them and it showed. I wrote, published and then realized -- they were just garbage! My choice to delete had very little to due with actual 'scores' and everything to do with how I want to represent myself through my writing.
by DJ Funktual 9 years ago
I just recently went through my many hubs and came to realize that almost every hub I did involving youtube videos had broken links. So I went to go fix the links only to find that these hubs were lame. I started deleting all hubs that don't generate traffic or are just plain...
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 Robert P 5 months ago
I have a few hubs that I wrote about 10 years ago when I first started writing on hubpages that are not very good. They are pretty thin on content and get little or no traffic now. Some of them have even been unpublished due to lack of traffic or for quality. I am not disputing that they are not...
by Audrey Howitt 5 years ago
I am thinking about deleting some of my old pieces of poetry that HP doesn't like very much--and posting them on my blog. Do I still get credit for the views that these hubs generated if I pull them??
by Sinea Pies 7 years ago
If we want to "remove" some hubs that are under achieving to test whether our other hubs increase in traffic, as a result, can we simply unpublish them or must they be deleted entirely?
by LauraGSpeaks 7 years ago
When should you delete a hub?If you have a hub that is not generating significant traffic and is rated in the low 70s, should it be deleted? The topic is not evergreen.
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