When do you throw in the towel and delete non-performing hubs due to lack of traffic.
i recently took two hubs to the cemetery because I had updated them 3 or 4 times, but still no visitors.
Well, how many times do you have to hear it said. the viewer's of hubpages are finicky!!! 'I wish you the best, writer! I wish it were a requirement that each writer has to read someone elses hub each time they log into hubpages! moj. btw, I like the car!
I'd say it depends. Some topics just don't have a lot of people searching it, where as others get a lot. And is there really a point to deleting some just because they don't get many visitors? I mean I'm new here so I don't know if there are limits or not, but I have worked with other things like this and I've learned that the more things (in this case hubs) that you have, the more traffic you'll generate, even if it's only a few more people. Also, if its not doing well you can try to promote it across social media with the same topics. Example, if you are writing about book releases or something, there's an app called books amino you can get to post about it.
I let mine sit for awhile. If traffic doesn't pick up then I do some editing including the title. I also increase my promotion of low--traffic hubs. To my surprise often these sleepers will suddenly show an increase in traffic.
That is most frustrating, using social media and other strategies and still the hub does not move an inch. Hubpages does not have limits as such. It is just the frustration that grips writers from time to time. Thanks. Will check out amino.
I typically just leave them alone. I don't even try bothering to look at which hubs are getting the most traffic, I just look at the overall picture.
I say just leave your hubs the way that they are. Sometimes you just have to think and be proud of what you wrote no matter what other people think. Keep your head up and keep writing. I love the car too.
Keep them all there. Some are bound to be more popular than others. As for me, I've put up well over 300 in the past five years or so. Some have been evaluated as not of sufficient quality to be displayed. On the other hand others have had over a thousand viewers. It all averages out.
The ones that 'don't make the cut' can be changed. The ideas are already in them. You might simply need to make them, for example, longer, or put a couple of more photos in them.
You worked to put them there. Leave them there. It'll do you ego more harm than good to simply delete them.
Yes, we spend hours on our hubs, thinking of angles, writing, editing and sourcing pics. We also have hub ideas we don't develop at all because we feel they won't fly. O.K. Ignore those NOT FEATURED signs, is the general feeling.
I agree! I know that your writing level changes, as well as your focus and interest with the passing years. I look back at some of my previously written hubs and realize I already left that stage, but it really was me when I wrote it.
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