I used to say "no," but then I finally canned one for the first time ever just last night. It so happens that it was the first Hub I wrote here almost four years ago and it had been dead in the water for some time, no amount of editing or tweaking picked up traffic so I figured it was time to put it out of its misery.
I have not deleted a non-performing hub. I'm still attached to all of them, even if they are bringing my average hubscore down. I think I read somewhere when Simone Smith was still here that if a hub doesn't get any views for 30 consecutive days, then it's a dud and can get unfeatured. Even if my hubs get one or two views a month, to me, it's still breathing so I don't want to kill it. If I were to delete my "non-performing" hubs (whatever that really means), I'd be deleting at least a third of my subdomain, most of which are poem hubs. I don't want to do that. I'm hoping for things to turn around in another 6 months or so.
Hubs are the reflections of your mind and efforts. They are not just written for performance. One who write hubs with full devotion and affiliation then how one could delete because of non-performance. I didn't delete any of my hub yet.
Yes I would delete a hub with bad performance. These bad performing hubs are pulling down the performance of your overall sub domain. When I recognize that a hub is not getting enough traffic I try to improve content and/or links first and if nothing helps I delete it. Did it a couple of times already.
I'm still pretty new to Hubbing but I think I'd have a hard time deleting a hub... Hmmm.. Good question gives me something to think about.
I've had the experience of seeing a hub that was apparently dead in the water suddenly start getting views and come alive. So, no, I don't delete. At least I haven't yet. I would like to know if and how a high quality hub that simply is not presently being read for whatever reason pulls down the rest of the sub-domain in Google's view.
I don't. I keep 'em all up there. It's a vanity thing, I expect. I put the work in and I like to show it by letting the world know I've placed well over 300 Hubs.
I don't care if they don't perform well. My rating is high now simply because I've been posting Hubs for over five years and had about a quarter of a million views.
Of course, Hubpages, don't keep them all up there for everyone to see. They have the audacity to say they're not long enough, or not detailed enough, or the photos aren't good enough. But as Ret Butler said in Gone With the Wind, "Frankly, I don't give a damn."
Of course, if you're into Hubs to make money...well, that's a different story. But from the questions and answers one reads on Hub Pages, not too many do that.
Still, SOMEONE must be making a dollar. Hub Pages is still going.
by Dr Mark 3 years ago
In a forum I read recently someone commented that Google looks down on your subdomain if it contains many poor articles. But how do I tell which is considered poor?Can I tell by hubscore? Some of my hubs are in the 60s, but have thousands of page views and others with fewer views are scored much...
by Chace 4 years ago
Some people say you should never, ever delete a hub...only edit it and such. What makes you just completely trash your own hubs?
by Carolee Samuda 6 years ago
What's the least amount of views per hub that you would accept before deleting it?Not sure if the question is clear, but what is your criteria for deleting a hub? We know that hubs that do not do well will drag the hubs with potential. When do you delete? How much traffic per month that would make...
by OSBERT JOEL C 4 years ago
I have published more than 30 hubs. Of those almost 5 hubs have just 5 to 10 page views a month. More over the hub score is also low. Is deleting those hubs a right decision?
by Brian L. Powell 6 years ago
Does anyone have any tales, that you of hubs that you are willing to share, where the number of views surprised you?
by leakeem 6 years ago
I have read somewhere here that google search engines take into account the page-views to compute ranking. Is it advisable to delete non-performing Hubs, those with 0 pageviews a day, as a way to increase traffic in an attempt to increase ranking?How do you deal with low-performing hubs?thanks in...
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