When should you delete a hub?

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  1. mariexotoni profile image93
    mariexotoniposted 5 years ago

    When should you delete a hub?

    I have some hubs I wrote months ago and on average I get 0 hits a day for them. Should I just delete them? When Should you delete a hub?

  2. jabelufiroz profile image70
    jabelufirozposted 5 years ago

    You dont have delete hubs. Improve it by modifying.

  3. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    don't delete them. Just edit them, add in new details, videos, polls and change the hub title. I am sure you will get some views.

  4. ChristinS profile image50
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't delete them unless you have a new home for them like a personal blog or something. Otherwise, I would just revamp them. Maybe add some more information, or use subtitles with good keyword/search phrases that may help them be better indexed.  You can also revamp and add Pinterest friendly graphics perhaps to get a social media boost. Never delete something unless it is unfeatured for quality or something.  It can always been touched up smile

    1. mariexotoni profile image93
      mariexotoniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the suggestions! Will definitely try to update them. big_smile

  5. Neinahpets profile image87
    Neinahpetsposted 5 years ago

    I have a couple like that and I don't delete them.  What I do instead is edit them, add some new information or take away old and replace it with updated information on the subject, add a new video to replace one I might have had in there, or rotate the reference links I put at the bottom of my hub

    --- and sometimes?  I just edit for the sake of refreshing and don't really change anything at all.  Usually this generates a spike in traffic and it becomes a hub that gets daily interest for another few weeks until it's needed again. 

    I will delete a hub once it's sat dormant despite my efforts to keep it alive - and even then that's iffy as I have no other place to put them and that, as little as $0.01 that I might make from it next week, makes it worth holding onto.

    1. mariexotoni profile image93
      mariexotoniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Really good  answer! Everyone had great answers. I think I'll edit, unless the topic seems like a dud. Thanks!!

    2. Neinahpets profile image87
      Neinahpetsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  I hope I was able to be of some help to you smile  You're very welcome as well!

    3. abrodech profile image95
      abrodechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I keep all of my hubs if I believe that they are good quality and like Neinahpets says, I edit them and add new content in an effort to make it more interesting and relevent.

  6. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I have deleted a few hubs. Mainly if I decide the subject matter is just never going anywhere. I always save a copy on my computer though. The few times I didn't I regretted it later.

    If you like the hub, and/or think it's useful though, I would keep it around. My best performing hub took about 9 months to finally take off.

    1. mariexotoni profile image93
      mariexotoniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea to save your deleted work! Going to do that now, thank youuuuuu smile

  7. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    I agree with every answer here. The only thing I would ponder is how green the article is.

  8. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Only when they will not become featured. I have read all of the comments here, people are forgetting about writing things like poetry. Believe me, do not write poetry. Google will not accept them because of word count.

  9. abrodech profile image95
    abrodechposted 5 years ago

    I keep all of my hubs if I believe that they are good quality and like Neinahpets says, I edit them and add new content in an effort to make it more interesting and relevent. I also work on making them more search friendly so they'll come up on google and other search engines. To get more traffic on hubpages make sure that your hub is properly categorized and has a descriptive title ad summary that are user friendly!

    I also backlink/cross-promote my hubs by including a description and link to them on my other hubs and I colloborate with other hubbers by providing links to each others related hubs on our own. To do this make sure you message the hubber first and ask them if it's okay. I've learned that it's bad etiquette to be posting actual URL's for your hubs when commenting on other people's hubs. So I just put in the title of my hub instead and ask them to check it out if it's similar to what the wrote about.

    Another way to generate traffic on hubpages.com is to find other hubs that are on similar/same topics as yours and comment on them to start a discussion and encourage people to check out your relevent hub(s)!

    What also really helps me is posting links to your hubs on social media sites like facebook, but only if they are relevent to your friends/followers! I also joined a bunch of special interest groups on facebook that I like and are relevent to what I write about. In addition I created a fan page for my hub profile and this way I can get people outside of my friend's list/personal profile to read my hubs!

    For example I write a lot of articles about salsa and latin dancing, so I post my hubs on the pages of a lot of salsa groups that I am a member of on facebook. It's also good to create special interest list of your facebook friends so this way you can post something on your personal profile that will only be visible to that list and you avoid spamming your other friends who aren't interested.


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