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?
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.
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
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.
Really good answer! Everyone had great answers. I think I'll edit, unless the topic seems like a dud. Thanks!!
Thank you. I hope I was able to be of some help to you You're very welcome as well!
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 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.
I agree with every answer here. The only thing I would ponder is how green the article is.
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.
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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