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How many Hubs have you unpublished?

  1. CCahill profile image80
    CCahillposted 5 years ago

    How many Hubs have you unpublished?

    Just a show of hands really, im interested in seeing whether people chose to keep their hubs published if they are no longer of full relevance or whether you chose to remove them and if so why, is it with the SEO of your domain page in mind?

  2. GiancarloLorenzo profile image75
    GiancarloLorenzoposted 5 years ago

    Never have and never will.  Sometimes it takes a few months for a hub to become relevant.  It can take a while to show up on google first page.  Especially if it's not a flagship hub.  Non-flagship hubs tend to take a while to list favorably in search engines.

    1. CCahill profile image80
      CCahillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What is a 'Flagship Hub'?

    2. GiancarloLorenzo profile image75
      GiancarloLorenzoposted 5 years agoin reply to this
  3. Cardisa profile image93
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    I am sure I have deleted over 200 hubs.

    When I joined HP I was publishing poetry, cooking lessons and short stories. The cooking lessons bombed so I removed them pretty early. The poetry and short stories did great and got lots of HP support, but as I transitioned my account into really making some money, I wanted to have my domain with hubs that were strictly for that purpose.

    I have a few pieces of poetry left and these get me organic traffic still as I have optimized them for that. I have also removed most of my HP tutorial hubs as well as those became static after a while.

    I found that removing stagnant hubs does increase my traffic flow to other hubs. So I try not to keep hubs around that don't get me traffic outside of HP.

    The majority of my hubs now are search friendly with Keyword rich titles and tags. I have also optimized some older hubs that are now doing okay. In all, my account is doing much better than before.

    1. CCahill profile image80
      CCahillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      200 wow that is a lot, great answer, this is what i might have to start doing myself

  4. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I delete on a regular basis.  Sometimes a Hub seems like a good idea for the moment and later just doesn't.  So, I'll usually do something like delete three when I've got two more - or something like that.

    Just now, though, I've been getting ridding of some of the "Zz'd" Hubs.  Although some of them could probably be fixed, some of the ones I have really don't deserve the light of the day.  I've been on here for awhile, and up until fairly recently I've never really known what I should or shouldn't be writing.  That's become clearer over the last year, so it's also become clearer that some of those awful Hubs don't belong here.  I don't really have the subdomain in mind.  For the most part, that doesn't do too badly (considering the kind of stuff I have on here). It's mostly that the Zz's called attention to Hubs I haven't given much thought to.  I'm pretty slow to remove Hubs because some can surprise you, but the ones I'm deleting aren't doing me any good on here (and it isn't surprising for most of them).  What I find with my own Hubs is that the ones nobody else seems interested in are also the same ones I recognize as "bad", deciding to delete isn't a big conflict for me.  I don't do anything hasty, though.

    In answer to your question, I'm not sure how many Hubs I've written "in all time".  I do know I knocked about 350 Hubs down to around 320 over time.  Then I knocked those down to 300.  I'm now in the processing of dealing with 20 or so remaining Zz's.  BUT, crud or not crud; I do save everything I write (and then delete) in case I may have some use for all or part of it in the future, somewhere else.

  5. FitnezzJim profile image83
    FitnezzJimposted 5 years ago

    I've unpublished two, including the one that got me the most page views.  It was no longer relevant.  It is not deleted though, just in case I someday get the energy to rewrite so that its relevance does not depend on current events.

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Just one actually but there are a couple I should probably pull, they don't get many views so I might use them for something else.

  7. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Well, I can't compete with Cardisa!!!!  I have unpublished/deleted a large number of hubs.  I'd guess I have deleted somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty hubs - but those pages are not things I'd remove from the internet entirely.  I typically move my under performing Hub pages to one of my blogger accounts.

  8. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    I must have deleted about 30 hubs since I started on hubpages. It's amazing what you learn over time

    I've deleted pieces I've written which were based on news when written as their relevance is no longer there

    I've also deleted what looking back I would consider poorly written hubs of low quality

    At the moment I have a number of hubs with zzz's. Probably about 5 in total. They're good good hubs but never really picked up traffic despite involving some keyword research.

    I've found that by going through my hubs that are not picking up traffic after 6-12 months can give them a bit more life although alot of my cycling hubs are seasonal based on their focus.

    I've found that hubs with original photos are looked on favourably so have been going through replacing photos from sources like Flickr with my own photos. I would definitely recommend any hubber treats themselves to a DSLR camera to add a touch of quality to their hubs