Would it be wise or unwise, or up to the author either way, to delete or unpublish hubs?
Would it be inconsiderate to delete one's own hubs, even if they have had a good bit of comments due to only wanting hubs with a certain message, and would this lower the author's score to unpublish or delete the hubs no longer desired by the auhor to be published?
I have deleted a couple of hubs before. I never noticed it lower my score, so I do not believe it does. If there are no violations, it is completely up to you as to delete a hub or not as far as I know.
Thanks for the answer. No violations, just only want a certain message to be here on HP. Even if it means only a handful of hubs.
To have a solid portfolio of hubs will tend to lead to a higher author score than "a handful of hubs." However, deleting low ranking hubs may actually raise the author score.
I have deleted many hubs. Some because I only wanted to get an idea of whether a certain idea was appealing but had other ideas for the writing than here. Some just weren't popular or I did not like the turn they took. I think maybe ones sitting not really high score pulls your numbers down so it wouldn't hurt to pull them. Even if it did you would even out in a few days.Especially if you are adding more. Actually I had that same idea at one time of just one subject, but changed my mind.
It is, of course, always up to the author. I think you are quite wise to go for one message. In fact, that is the direction Google is urging writers to move - Google wants writers to be the expert or the "go to" person for a particular subject. It certainly would not harm you to delete the hubs that do not conform to the message you want to deliver. In fact, it could possibly help increase your traffic, since as you write specifically on one topic, Google will come to "learn" that you are an expert on this particular topic. More traffic means more people reading your message.
Marlene, thanks for the answer. Well, I think variety is very good, but I just do not want to publish something on something that I have not really personally experienced in my life, as I am, for the most part, a non-fiction writer.
I think your idea is an excellent one. Personal experience makes your content most relevant. No matter what the subject is, your personal experience is what makes you an "expert".
To delete hubs is it up to the author especially if he has good reason. Last 2011, I published here 13 hubs though before the end of December 2011 - I deleted 11 hubs and just retained two - my reasons, the scores were low, they did not show any income. After I deleted them, I offered them to other publishing sites. However, this year, I do not delete hubs anymore instead, I had to edit them if their scores are declining - and I also exposed them often outside HubPages through sharing them to social networks and other book marking sites I am connected with. Thank you for always sharing to us good and relevant questions.
Thank you for the answer. All the hubs have good scores and comments, I just want to only publish hubs now that tell of my life experiences and not, so much the other. I appreciate you.
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