Should I leave an unpublished hub unpublished if the score remains high?

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    Should I leave an unpublished hub unpublished if the score remains high?

    I unpublished a hub as I was not happy with it myself, but the score continues to remain high.  I never intend to publish it in the future, and I know the score will eventually drop due to no views, but will leaving it unpublished as opposed to deleting it while the score remains high, effect my overall hubber score?

  2. whynot1 profile image84
    whynot1posted 5 years ago

    Thats a tough dilemma. However, I would go back and see what you can add to it to make yourself happy with it... chances are it could be even better.  I have the same problem sometimes but when I go back and edit I always find something I could change.... good luck and keep writing.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi whynot1, thanks for the great answer and idea here!  I may just do that very thing.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    If I had no intentions of ever republishing it, I would probably delete it. I doubt that it would have much effect on your score. That's just my opinion though. I think some of my best hubs have lower scores, and I know my best traffic hub has only a mediocre score. I don't know how a hub gets a high score, but I don't put much stock in a hub's score.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sherry, thanks for answering.  Yes, that really does seem to be the case.

  4. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    I would delete it if you don't intend on republishing it.  Keep in mind that when you publish a new Hub it usually starts with a low score, which affects your Hubber score.  There's no point in worrying about it.  Your Hubber Score is affected by many things, and the HubScores are only one, not so large factor.  My average Hubscore is usually in the low 70s, but my Hubber Score is much higher. 

    Rather than give up on it, why not keep it and try to rewrite it after your head clears?   Sometimes a not so good Hub can become a great Hub after you have some time to let the dust settle and revisit it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rock_nj, thanks for answering and I may just do that; however, I was a hub I had written for billybuc's creative writing contest, and I had withdrew it, and the contest is over, but I can still have it published as a hub, but it is a little late.

  5. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Scores mean nothing.

    Was it making you money or bringing you traffic? If not, and if it's old enough probably not to (6+ months), delete it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi WryLilt, thanks so much for the answer.  It is not over 6+ months old.

    2. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then it's your call. If it's evergreen, no harm in leaving it. But that said, scores mean nothing. I could write 2000 words of sheer boring drivel with pretty pictures and get a good score. Score is no indication of money or traffic to come.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I do not write for money, just concerned about my overall hubber score going down because of it, then less people reading my message I want to write.  Thanks for the additional answer.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I guess it really all depends on why you write hubs, articles, or blogs. Most people I suspect are trying to earn money and remain very conscious about the number of views they get as well as their hub scores. Your hub score be high because the "quality" of the hub. I've seen my top hub score of the day attached to hubs that had no views that day. I try to avoid getting caught up on scores and views.
    Personally speaking I look at hubs, articles, and blogs as a way to express myself or inform others and most importantly hone my writing skills. My financial goals for writing are tied more to publishing my books and arranging speaking engagements. Therefore when I publish a hub I give no weight to whether it is popular or not. It's part of my body of work! :-)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi dashingscorpio, I agree, I do not care as to the popularity of the hub itself, as I, myself, was not happy with it, as it lacked that certain something, so I unpublished it, although it did receive great comments and views.

  7. tillsontitan profile image85
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    If a hub is "unfeatured" and I would think unpublished, it is not counted in your hubber score.  However, I have to agree with the others here.  If it did that well, maybe just a tweak or two will make it do even better.  Good luck with it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mary (Till), thanks for the answer. Well, it was the hub for billybuc's writing contest, and I just wasn't happy with it, and now I was just wondering if, over a period of time, it would have any affect on my overall hubber score.

  8. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    i have a couple of hubs that were not publish and the score went down after a period of time. I don't think it would affect your hubscore. I am still keeping them and thought of editing them before publishing in near future.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi peachpurple, thanks so much for answering.  Yes, I could change up the story, as it is a fiction piece to where I would be happy with it, as that is what really matters.

  9. jonnycomelately profile image83
    jonnycomelatelyposted 5 years ago

    My intention when writing a hub is not aimed at earning money.  What I have published only earns me a few cents per day.... that is of no concern to me.
    My ego gets lifted slightly when I see people interested in what I have written, that is the main reward for me.
    A few hubs that I leave unpublished are either incomplete, i.e., my ideas dried up pretty quickly once I started writing them, or I am unhappy with the content, period.
    I agree with others posting here, that it can help to just let the unpublished hub rest for a while, until I am inspired in some way to revisit it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi jonnycomelately, I love your hub name!  Yes, I do not write with the intention to earn money, it is just if I am really happy with the writing, but do not want it to affect my overall hubber score.  Thanks for answering!

 
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