Have you ever felt forced to delete a hub already published? Why?
yes. one of my earlier hubs got flagged, and the only way to get it unflagged would be to write it over and i had no desire to do it so i just deleted it. it got flagged because it was typed in bold...it is easier for me to read bold. but someone complained and it got flagged.
Forced - no.
Motivated - yes.
It was a short article for herbs that was intersecting part of the data from another article.
I rewrote the second article to include the research from the other and removed the first.
To have 3 short informative articles with no-index is worse than having 1 big article indexed with all useful data inside and featured in your Profile Hub page.
It WAS actually a good choice to remove the shorter one.
Not forced, but not manipulated either. When HubPages deems that any of my hubs suddenly, for their mysterious reasons, must become idle, I delete them.
I wasn't forced by any community or company but by myself to remove the hub as it was very strong and negative. I was feeling to low when I wrote it and somehow i managed to publish it. It was too harsh as well which I realized later. The voice requested me to remove it and I did so. Now am feeling perfectly good with whatever I have on my profile page like things that can help you, make you laugh and spread awareness and no negativity. How cool is that!!! [Smiles]
I would not say forced, but recently, I have deleted some of my hubs. The reason being that all my hubs form a subdomain on hubpages. I believe that in the same way, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, Google looks at websites and subdomains and kind of 'marks them down' when there are weaker or substandard pages.
When a hub ceases to be featured, it quickly becomes de-indexed by Google. You can check this for yourself by copying a sentence from an unfeatured hub and putting it into Google's search box. Add quotation (") marks at the beginning and end and hit the search button - Google will return no results! Therefore, the only people who could find non-featured hubs, would be other hubbers and those already on the site.
I have fixed up a few of these non-featured hubs, rather than deleting them. I have done the keyword research again, added more titles, text capsules and other capsules like video, Amazon or a poll for interest. But where I feel that it is not worth expending the effort, I have chosen to delete them in the hope that this raises the standard of the remainder!
Forced by..... Hubpages? Euhmm...No never.
If I violated rules I understood why and I adjusted those Hubs. After that Hubpages was ok with the changes. I've never had to delete one.
I did delete one or two Hubs because they were too irrelevant to me after a while. And I've deleted a few unpublished Hubs as well because I found them of bad quality.
I have had that experience a few times one time it was about the title and another time about the statistics of the the Hub. I wasn't forced to delete my Hub but it made feel at ease to delete the Hub
Hasn't happened with me. I love all my published hubs & won't delete them, even if they are performing poorly.
I chose to delete several of my earliest hubs which I felt were a little more on the personal diary line than what I ended up wanting for HubPages. I felt that in terms of my overall goals for my HubPages account it was better in the long run to focus on articles of interest to my readers. I still have some autobiographical articles, but they have a theme that would interest some people.
Yes, it sucked, the article, not deleting it. I've written some real dogs and after going back and reading them decided I would spare my readers the agony of having to read them.
I have a series of hand written letters written to my grandfather when he was in WWII. They are unique because they are written TO him instead of the other way around. I think they are interisting and have a small following here on hub pages, but they are all non featured. I decided to migrate them to a blog spot blog site in an attempt to get more traffic and share them with the world.
Good question and very informative answers. Thanks to all the participants to the question. I have not felt the need to delete my hubs so far---touch wood, but just wanted to educate myself in this regard.
Great question gregoriom. Subjectively I have never been forced to 'delete' a hub. I do not how that could occur with my experience thus far. I know of incidences of Hubbers banned, yet they did not delete them, since Hubpages did so (to my knowledge base). I have more unpublished hubs than I have published hubs. A choice of my own free will.
I have deleted maybe at best 20% as a best guess estimate of my hubs ever written. They were really not productive regarding a business enterprise and maybe a tad personnel in nature, yet I still have them at my home file for review. Sometimes the idea is right and the delivery may not have been marketable. That is where the individual writer / entrepreneur sometimes has to decide 'purpose' of or for the article.
Sharing a tad I am currently going through all my hubs one at a time evaluating them for the internet marketplace. I have many that have fared well at hubpages and not so well in the big marketplace where they would earn. I do not do any SEO or other marketing techniques yet either. I sought to learn writing, audience, and readership first.
I am not sure if that helped you or not. Remember you have the power to delete and none other, unless some protocol of the Terms of Service of Hubpages has occurred. And, remember Hubpages is a business enterprise and also a network of communities of a larger community of a larger community (Google) and an even larger community (World Wide Web).
I have never felt "forced" to delete a published hub, but have deleted at least one in the past, perhaps two. I don't quite recall at the moment.
I chose to delete due to my own reasons. I believe I felt that they were simply not well done, interesting nor valuable in any significant way. (one of my first hubs after joining) and I may have edited to no avail and simply decided it was to my benefit to delete.
I am wanting to delete some hubs that have not done well, but I want to wait until I have more hubs that I feel good about.
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