What do we do when hub tweaking is no longer possible?

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  1. Angie Jardine profile image79
    Angie Jardineposted 5 years ago

    What do we do when hub tweaking is no longer possible?

    So we get the dreaded Zzzzz’s showing next to a hub and we’ve tweaked and polished, honed and rebuilt over and over again.
    Just what do we do when there are simply no more amendments or improvements we can make to a hub?

  2. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    I don't know a lot about this stuff yet, but I'm thinking that if a person can't tweak the Hub anymore and it gets the ZZzz's, then it's time to copy it, delete the Hub and transfer it to another site. That's the only logical conclusion I could come to. Either that or just leave it where it's at, because people visiting your profile can still see it even though it's no longer indexed on the search engine.

    1. Angie Jardine profile image79
      Angie Jardineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah …  that may be the thing to do ... ignore the Zzzzz’s. I must say I have noticed some being viewed before I’ve got round to doing any tweaking. Thanks Nate ...

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    All it takes to get rid of the dreaded zzz's is add a comma, or a hyphen or change one word and it has been edited.  Or add some italics or bold font on a word or two.

    1. Angie Jardine profile image79
      Angie Jardineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Again, more useful advice. I have been tending to go for full scale makeovers which is why I wondered where I went next with this tweaking thingy!

  4. angela_michelle profile image99
    angela_michelleposted 5 years ago

    Well, I know that I coud do this to many of mine, and I would never be done. Here are some suggestions:
    -edit
    -do key word research, and change titles and subtitles to more search friendly names(This is the primary reason a good hub is Zzzz-ed.
    -add a table
    -add a video
    -add a photo
    -add a summary
    -add an ebay selling thing or amazon
    -add a poll or quiz

    If you have done all that then you have to decide whether it is worth keeping or not. But the reason so many are not being viewed is because they do not have keyword in their titles or subtitles. A good way that I decide on a title that is search friendly is I use the title I want. Go to google adwords keyword site. Type my title in, then they will show you a lot of possible options that people are actually searching for. Then I do the same with all of my subtitles. If your subtitles are not in the header part, put them there, so google notices the subtitles as part of the hub. Sometimes if I really like my title so much better, I will put a "Search friendly title: My title" The search friendly title will attract google, my title will cause people to read it.

    1. Angie Jardine profile image79
      Angie Jardineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Useful info … I do usually add more photos and a video or two - (as a matter of fact I don’t seem to have many zzzz’s, I just wondered if the process was finite)

  5. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
    Lady Wordsmithposted 5 years ago

    I think I'd just rather write new hubs.  I really couldn't be bothered to go over old writing and tweak it.  For me the moment has gone, and I can't even remember what I was thinking at the time of writing most of my work!  Half of my hubs are now Zzzzzz-ed, which is a shame, but I'm just going to take them on over to my blog and delete them if HP don't want them any more.

    1. Angie Jardine profile image79
      Angie Jardineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ooo, I never thought of shifting them … some of them I just delete. Most are not really suitable to be moved to my blog sadly, as that is where my real lunacy lies smile

    2. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
      Lady Wordsmithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And how do we find your blog, Angie?  I'd love to read it.  I'm also going to look up your ebook on Amazon, as I bet it's just the sort of thing I love to read!

    3. Angie Jardine profile image79
      Angie Jardineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There’s a link to my blog on my profile - under the website icon on the right.
      I’d love you to read my book but I warn you now it’s not high literature hmm
      I’m just a story teller …  thanks so much for getting back to me about this x

    4. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
      Lady Wordsmithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Got it, ta.  I'll be checking it out this evening.

      Do I look like someone who reads high literature?!  I'll take that compliment, thank you smile 

      No, I think I am the same kind of writer, a story teller.  Yes.  And stories are what I like to read.

    5. Angie Jardine profile image79
      Angie Jardineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bless you, girl!

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