Have you ever chosen to delete any of your hubs?

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  1. CWanamaker profile image94
    CWanamakerposted 11 years ago

    Have you ever chosen to delete any of your hubs?

    If so, why? Did it have the affect that you were looking for?

  2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image65
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 11 years ago

    Yes I did once because of a duplication somehow, I had to delete  it.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 11 years ago

    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!"

  4. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    Yes. I have deleted two and unpublished one other.

  5. tillsontitan profile image84
    tillsontitanposted 11 years ago

    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.

  6. Judah's Daughter profile image78
    Judah's Daughterposted 11 years ago

    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.

  7. Shawn May Scott profile image61
    Shawn May Scottposted 11 years ago

    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.

  8. CynDwyer profile image65
    CynDwyerposted 11 years ago

    No. I deleted an article that I posted to the yahoo contributor network and reposted here instead.

  9. Global-Chica profile image91
    Global-Chicaposted 11 years ago

    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.

  10. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 11 years ago

    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.

  11. dilipchandra12 profile image67
    dilipchandra12posted 11 years ago

    Yes, i have deleted so many hubs which did not get traffic for so long time.

  12. Sherry Hewins profile image92
    Sherry Hewinsposted 11 years ago

    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.

  13. gabgirl12 profile image60
    gabgirl12posted 11 years ago

    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.

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    markbennisposted 11 years ago

    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!

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image92
      Sherry Hewinsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      OMG! What ever possesed you to delete such a high performing hub?

    2. profile image0
      markbennisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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

    3. gabgirl12 profile image60
      gabgirl12posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. profile image0
      markbennisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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…

  15. brakel2 profile image75
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    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.

  16. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 11 years ago

    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.

  17. cloverleaffarm profile image69
    cloverleaffarmposted 11 years ago

    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.

  18. Made profile image60
    Madeposted 11 years ago

    I deleted one, rewrote it and published it again. It's one of my best hubs.

  19. YvetteParker profile image60
    YvetteParkerposted 11 years ago

    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.

  20. xstatic profile image59
    xstaticposted 11 years ago

    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.

  21. profile image0
    KDuBarry03posted 11 years ago

    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.

  22. somethgblue profile image74
    somethgblueposted 11 years ago

    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.

  23. molometer profile image82
    molometerposted 11 years ago

    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.

  24. Mr. Happy profile image71
    Mr. Happyposted 11 years ago

    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.

  25. TheHoleStory profile image72
    TheHoleStoryposted 11 years ago

    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.

  26. peoplepower73 profile image90
    peoplepower73posted 11 years ago

    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.

  27. lovesleftovers profile image66
    lovesleftoversposted 11 years ago

    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.

  28. jainismus profile image72
    jainismusposted 11 years ago

    I occasionally delete some non-performing Hubs.

  29. Hunbbel Meer profile image76
    Hunbbel Meerposted 11 years ago

    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.

  30. Pollyannalana profile image61
    Pollyannalanaposted 11 years ago

    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.

  31. katyzzz profile image62
    katyzzzposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. katyzzz profile image62
      katyzzzposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I've just changed my mind, I didn't have the heart to delete when there were comments there, from people good enough to leave them, no matter how few, looks like I'll just keep low scoring, well that's life!

  32. JamaGenee profile image80
    JamaGeneeposted 11 years ago

    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.

  33. nick071438 profile image56
    nick071438posted 11 years ago

    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.

  34. alancaster149 profile image77
    alancaster149posted 11 years ago

    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.

  35. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 11 years ago

    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!

  36. Johnathan L Groom profile image36
    Johnathan L Groomposted 11 years ago

    yes, because i was told to by the maintenance staff!

  37. Barbara Kay profile image75
    Barbara Kayposted 11 years ago

    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.

  38. Pamela99 profile image92
    Pamela99posted 11 years ago

    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.

  39. eric2112 profile image69
    eric2112posted 11 years ago

    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?


  40. LouCannon profile image66
    LouCannonposted 8 years ago

    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.


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