Would you ever delete a hub?
I have some hubs that are just hopeless, wrote them at the beginning and now I am wondering if it would not be better to write others and delete these. I understand the passive income concept, but I do not think these will ever earn more than a few dollars... Given years or even decades. :-)I
If you have put time and effort into trying to improve a Hub and it's not helped and you know that you could replace it with something better, deleting is the best option.
If you decide to delete a hub, I would recommend making a copy of it to keep, just in case you want it later. I deleted a hub that never got many views, it was a hub about hubbing, which is not usually much of a draw from google. But now I kind of regret that I didn't at least keep a copy of it, it did capture my feelings and opinions as a beginning hubber.
I have a couple of other hubs I may delete eventually, but I will keep a back up copy. Some hubs I thought were hopeless actually picked up quite a bit after some title tweaks.
I have deleted two that were getting no views. I still believe in them as poetry type pieces but they weren't the type of thing that does well here. So off they came.
You can update them with new information, improve tags and summary, add a video. I am not sure I would delete a hub when you can modify it.
I may delete one if it doesn't appeal to me. However, I practice making a copy of those that I delete.
I would never delete a hub that I wrote. I have one hub (in fact the first hub I ever wrote) that has only one hit, but despite that I would never delete it. I guess it depends on what types of hubs you write and why you write them (I write them for me as I enjoy writing). Use the experience of those hubs to spur you on to better and bigger things. Perhaps unpublish them and then think about how you could improve them.
You can always ask the excellent community here for some feedback on the hubs you don't like, you may find that other people like the hubs you don't!
by CWanamaker 3 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?
by WaffleCheese 8 years ago
Sure it might not be getting traffic, but why would you ever delete it? Is there a benefit?
by Kyriaki Chatzi 2 years ago
Dear fellow Hubbers,as a newbie (int this issue) I'd like to know what I am supposed to do in case I want to transfer my HP articles to my blog. To begin with, is this allowed?
by Mary Krenz 8 years ago
I have read many, ( a zillion) hubs in the last month or so and some of them mention the removal of non productive hubs. Could you add a section that we could put these hubs, like an inactive section, but still keep them? I am unwilling to delete any of my hubs, good or bad.
by Chace 4 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 Litany Notch 4 years ago
I haven't been on Hubpages for a very long time, in fact years! Now I want to get started again. Surprisingly my remaining hubs (only 2 still active?) continue to produce a dollar or two every month.Should I:1. Delete everything and start from scratch?2. Delete everything but the 2 top hubs?3....
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