I have recently been on overdrive with making changes to my articles. I am doing a lot of experiments with changing titles, changing headings within the articles, amazon affiliate capsules/link changes etc. Basically just doing experiments and waiting to see if traffic improves and/or amazon sales improve etc.
My question is this: Every time I make even the slightest change my article goes back into a queue where the editors need to review it again and approve it to stay on the niche sites (or remain featured) again. I am making A LOT of changes and some are VERY minor. Am I going to become a total nuisance to these editors if each time I change the wording of a heading to see how it affects traffic, they have to read my whole article again and approve it again?
I am really just trying to step up my game here at HubPages and these experiments are helping me determine what works and what doesn't. I don't want to be an absolute nightmare to the editors in the mean time...
I know that it is encouraged to keep hubs fresh and updated so I doubt you are being a nuisance. Just my 1.5 cents worth
As others have pointed out, this doesn't bother us at all, and we encourage you to make changes that make your articles better. We do have to check after edits to ensure authors aren't adding spammy links or changing them so that they no longer follow network site rules, but it's our job and we're happy to do it. We also know that the majority of authors are indeed making the content better with their changes, and we love seeing that, even if it's just fixing a typo.
Thank you for replying Christy! I just hate filling your que for something simple like a title wording change. Or moving an amazon affiliate link from the bottom to the middle of the page etc.
When we edit an article do you get a summary of the changes we made (like what we get when the editors make a change to our articles) or do you get the whole article and have to read through it all word for word again? I hope that's not the case!
We do have the changes highlighted for us. Not to worry, reviewing author changes is a quick and simple process.
Nope. I have been doing this for years and the results have always been positive. In fact, I submitted a relatively new article this morning and tonight it was moved to a niche site! Not the first time this has happened, so I don't think anybody "up there" is irritated!
I do this all of the time too. Whenever I have a fresh piece of info that I think can help my readers, have a title that I think will gain more page views, or just want to change things around, I go ahead and do it. I had the same thought you did and asked the person who edits my articles on Pethelpful. She said that they think it is great. More edits and positive changes are going to lead to more page views, and when the page is viewed more HP also earns more.
So Wolfy, even it is a minor thing, go for it.
I have been doing the same thing. After my reworking the articles, most of them get snipped. One was unfeatured, and it took five edits to get it back to feature.
My guess is that they can see what the changes are, and decide based on that how much time to spend checking? I doubt they read every word, every time.
I've sometimes just corrected one typo and get an email saying an article has been reviewed- which seems a bit overboard, but its their process.
I don't think you should feel bad about it.
No, they won't be upset! I change my titles, captions, etc. just as you're saying every few days, going through and tweaking, adjusting, staying relevant. They want you to do it
When an editor makes a change we get to see the before and after images of the article. I am sure they (the editors) can also see exactly what you have changed. So hitting the approve button should be quick as they probably only have to check the parts you've altered. I make changes and conduct experiments too. It's necessary and also important that you do this, imo.
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