How many idle hubs do you have?

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  1. Doctor Kristy profile image87
    Doctor Kristyposted 11 years ago

    How many idle hubs do you have?

  2. Mr Nice profile image78
    Mr Niceposted 11 years ago

    I have no idle Hubs yet. Do you have any idle Hubs?

    1. Doctor Kristy profile image87
      Doctor Kristyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, 5. It bothers me because my best hub started off by having no views at all for months-then all of a sudden it picked up dramatically. Same story with some of my other hubs. The auto-idle feature means that my new hubs won't get that chance.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image91
    Georgie Loweryposted 11 years ago

    Out of 108 I have two that are Zzzing. They're both about my experiences on HUbPages and will probably soon get the ax.

  4. Gail Meyers profile image66
    Gail Meyersposted 11 years ago

    I do not have any idle hubs, but I have also deleted a couple since I've been here.

  5. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 11 years ago

    At the present time I have no idle hubs. I have received a few Zzz recently, but was able to update the hubs quickly enough to get them back in good standing.

  6. Jean Rogers profile image72
    Jean Rogersposted 11 years ago

    I have 2 that I should probably delete anyways.

  7. greeneryday profile image71
    greenerydayposted 11 years ago

    None so far but I've been experiencing traffic decline over the past few weeks.

  8. Marsei profile image91
    Marseiposted 11 years ago

    I have none right now.  I had two and renamed them and changed some key words, etc., and they're no longer idle.   Of course, who knows what could happen tomorrow.  Traffic for me has slowed down during the last week and a half for me for some reason.

  9. Lwelch profile image83
    Lwelchposted 11 years ago

    None so far.  Lets hope it continues! I did deactivate 2 of my own though that weren't making me happy - but they weren't zzzed yet, I just didn't like them.

  10. internpete profile image87
    internpeteposted 11 years ago

    No idle hubs for me, I will usually adjust old hubs anyway - changing the title and content a little - so I am hoping to avoid any idle hubs.

  11. xstatic profile image59
    xstaticposted 11 years ago

    Way too many! The only thing I know to do is to write more, better ones. Any other ideas?

    1. xstatic profile image59
      xstaticposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhhh, so if I change a few things and get a new title, I can republish them?

    2. profile image0
      whowasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's tough on poems because as a rule they are not 'search friendly'. I could be wrong but I think that the idle status is based on volume and frequency of search traffic - ie. non-hubbers coming in via search engines.

  12. lucybell21 profile image69
    lucybell21posted 11 years ago

    I have 12 at the moment, but I have been trying to work om them, but really where can you go with them.... sometimes. you can only update so much on what you have.

  13. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 11 years ago

    None, as of now. Touch wood! But it may happen in future. Then I would do, what others have advised, little changes here and there. Nothing to feel panicky about.

  14. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 11 years ago

    Too many, over 20 I think by a quick look. I am working on one to revise and spiff it up, and have revised a few others. The over 20 hubs are just sitting there asleep till I do something with them.  There is not much though that I can do with the poem hubs without destroying the intent and impact of the poetry.

    I have mixed feelings about these "sleeper" notices -- on the one hand, it tells me what kind of hubs fall out of favor and how I can fix them,  and on the other hand it is a pure nuisance to have to be concerned about revising hubs I worked so hard on.

    The only changes to the poems I will make is to add a dash and the word Poem to the end of my title, so people will know it is a poem when they see it in search.

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image60
      Wesley Meachamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I've actually been wondering about this. Considering the nature of poems... did you actually get search engine traffic from them before?

  15. watergeek profile image95
    watergeekposted 11 years ago

    Zero on this account. I did have one, but modified it a little and highlighted it on the new profile page, so now it's back in production.

    If you have a lot, like I do on my other account, it's either that they need upgrading or you need to market it a little. I won't be dealing with my other account until I've finished the apprenticeship program on this one. Then I may just delete some of the ones I don't really like. The others I'll do a Google AdWords check on and then modify the content accordingly.

  16. nick071438 profile image57
    nick071438posted 11 years ago

    At this point in time, I have 2 hubs which are idle and 'snoring' out of a total of 208.  I have awakened quite a number of them  and they're now back to 'featured status'.  I must say that I found it quite easy to make them work.  Innovations I made were focus on 3 aspects, changing or revising and updating tags, summary and title.  I don't like deleting hubs so any day from now the 2 will soon get active.

    Thanks for asking Doctor Kristy.

  17. kj force profile image58
    kj forceposted 11 years ago

    Right now I have 4 idle hubs...although the comments were positive, don;t know why I have had no new followers read or comment on them..I've tried to revamp them..hope that works...

  18. DS Duby profile image85
    DS Dubyposted 11 years ago

    Zip, zero, nada none, notta one! My hubs are all high on life and can't fall asleep, poor little guys.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image86
      Laura Schneiderposted 11 years agoin reply to this


  19. Rosie2010 profile image68
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    Out of 110 hubs, two hubs were zzz'd.  I edited one and got it re-indexed, and left the other snoring.  It is about Hubpages and not getting any traffic anyway, so I'm not going to bother refreshing it.  Sleep, my darling baby...

  20. Wesley Meacham profile image60
    Wesley Meachamposted 11 years ago

    None at the moment.

    When HP introduced idle I had two. I considered making changes but ultimately did nothing. The idle status changed on both hubs on their own. Eventually I'll probably make a few changes or completely remove those hubs anyway.

    (edit) they were already back to active before this but a week ago I started playing with the tittle tunner and updated several hubs at the same time. I've seen traffic rise since then but not exactly proportional to the hubs that were edited. The ones that were idle are still low, just not low enough to be asleep.

  21. Heather Says profile image95
    Heather Saysposted 11 years ago

    I've got 5 idle out of about 70.  They're older hubs from when I was still new.  I'll be sprucing them up soon smile

  22. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I do have a few, all poetry I think. I need to go check on that.

  23. BlossomSB profile image83
    BlossomSBposted 11 years ago

    Oh, wow! Looking at all the other replies makes me think that I should do something about sprucing up some of my hubs as I have 27 idle. However, some are seasonal and people may get interested in those ones when the time comes around again. Interesting question.

  24. Lauryallan profile image72
    Lauryallanposted 11 years ago

    I have 3 idle hubs, but most of them are about HubPages so it's ok that they are idle. Most people who are looking for these types of hubs are already on the site searching here, and not on Google.

  25. prektjr.dc profile image75
    prektjr.dcposted 11 years ago

    I have had several - a dozen or so, but I have found that updating photos, posting an update on information, updating links, or even simply sending out pings will get the snoozers back up and active.  I do have some that are sentimental hubs that I have there for me and those close to me.  I really don't worry about their napping!

  26. Wayne Tully profile image66
    Wayne Tullyposted 11 years ago

    Too many to with their heads!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. honeybee2u profile image60
    honeybee2uposted 11 years ago

    Thank you Doctor Kristy for asking this question.  I have nine idle -Zzz- hubs that I need to work on or otherwise delete.

  28. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 11 years ago

    Does "ZZZZ" means idle hub? If yes, i have 18 idle hubs. Really need to do some updates soon.

  29. Damodar Bashyal profile image69
    Damodar Bashyalposted 11 years ago

    50% of published hubs :-)

    4 out of 8 hahaha.

  30. Shinkicker profile image55
    Shinkickerposted 11 years ago

    Too many
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  31. Ddraigcoch profile image74
    Ddraigcochposted 11 years ago

    I currently have 13 idle hubs but that is because I have only organized a couple out of the dreaded ZZss so far. It is extra time out of my schedule that I just do not have at the moment.

  32. Greensleeves Hubs profile image90
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 11 years ago

    Initially I had 3 idled out of about 80. One of these was brought back to life when I promoted it with a link  and it received a few extra visits as a result. The other two , I just changed a few words here or there (not 'improved' - just changed.) They cleared, and I haven't had a problem since with any hub, which is encouraging.

    My worry, which I've not yet seen an answer to, is whether these hubs - which aren't going to improve traffic-wise long term - will just go idle again in a few weeks time. My hope is that when HubPages review a 'pending' hub of good quality, they may have the facility to override the low traffic filter and prevent it from repeatedly de-indexing a hub.

  33. hi friend profile image61
    hi friendposted 11 years ago

    None so far.  I try to get it be active.

  34. Rui Carreira profile image86
    Rui Carreiraposted 11 years ago

    I have 4 out of 35! Doesn't look that bad... my earnings and views are still the same

  35. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 11 years ago

    Roughly a thousand.  I haven't actually counted the ZZ's, but somewhere around there.

    My solution?  I completely, absolutely, 100% ignore the "idle" flags and just keep on writing new stuff.

  36. Laura Schneider profile image86
    Laura Schneiderposted 11 years ago

    At the moment, I don't have any, although occasionally I'll get one that goes idle.

  37. bankscottage profile image91
    bankscottageposted 11 years ago

    Right now I have 43 published and 1 unpublished Hubs, and no Zzzs.  When they first rolled out this new format, I had 3 to 5 with Zzzs, but refreshed them and the Zzzs went away.  I have some seasonal Hubs (on taxes) and worry that these will fall into the Zzz category and I will lose ranking with Google.

  38. hagsvilleUSA profile image64
    hagsvilleUSAposted 11 years ago

    i don't have any yet, though i'm not totally sure what that means.  supposin i oughtta look into it.

  39. ThelmaC profile image93
    ThelmaCposted 11 years ago

    I have had only one.  I updated a few things in it earlier today and I am now waiting for it to be republished.

  40. bdegiulio profile image96
    bdegiulioposted 11 years ago

    I've had 4 Hubs get Zzzed out of 80.  I made a few changes, updated the summary and they are all now back to featured status.  At first I did not think this idled Hub function was a good idea but I'm now thinking that it might be good.  It helps us to keep Hubs updated and refreshed which I think is a good thing.  It's hard to keep track of all our Hubs once you have accumulated many so this is sort of an automatic notification system that a Hub is not doing well and needs refreshing.

  41. Joanna Kim profile image60
    Joanna Kimposted 11 years ago

    I'v got two idle hubs. I do not exactly know why. The two hubs are newly written. Maybe it is boring to read, or my writing skill is not that good. By the way, I have learned a lot of skill here to awake the idle hub. Many thanks to those guys who proposed the practical solutions.


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