My article with the highest traffic is getting an edit. What's the logic behind this this if it's top of the SERPs and pulls in 1800 daily views? Is it for a better user experience or to potentially get more views? I would have though hubs with less views could have done with being edited.
We focus on articles that already have traffic both because the potential for gaining even more traffic is greater than with articles that have none, and because by editing the highest traffic content on our sites we can ensure that the pieces readers see most (and that Google scrutinizes more closely) are all of consistently excellent quality, which benefits the overall health of the HubPages Network.
In my experience premium editing has been a positive and helped increase traffic, but I will keep a close eye on how these edited articles perform in future. Working with editors is sometimes a kind of therapy for a writer and helps improve their game, depending on the chemistry between them and the final outcomes. Embrace the change, be grateful that HP offers such expertise, but always review.
It's not fun to see a top hub edited, but the editing does not mean they are downgrading your hub. It only means they think it needs to be tweaked and make efforts to do so. The goal is to keep those views coming and not let them slide. I've had numerous edits on hubs and each has been the source of learning for me as well as improvement in the hub. Not all have gotten more views, but at least the quality improved. This is very important to me.
My highest traffic hub was pro edited and the views have gone down quite a bit. I am disappointed as it is the only hub of mine that creates any revenue. I don't know why the good ones aren't just left alone.
That is indeed kind of scary. I would hate to potentially bump a good thing downward.
Twisted logic. What about the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
If a premium edit will double your views, would you rather have it on a hub getting 5 views per day or one getting 100?
I'd be the first to agree that it's scary, but after having several done (both low and high traffic) and seeing the results a few months later I'd have to choose the well performing hub to edit.
Premium edit has been a horrible experience for me. one of my top traffic articles were "premium" edited and I was locked out of it for over a month only to receive an apology that they were depressed and took some time off. What kind of people are you hiring for editing? After it was finally completed, it looked like a third grader wrote it. My views go down every time a "premium" edit is done. The last one wasn't so bad, but wasn't a top traffic article. I have to disagree with some people on here and say I really can't stand the premium editing service.
Well, they should have unlocked your hub, but the best of people can suffer from depression. So, that's not a factor to look at when hiring people. It's unfortunate that it wasn't a good experience for you though.
"What kind of people are you hiring for editing?"
Nice to see that you have such sympathy for people with mental health issues!
Well that was my first thought and I actually used those exact words in reply to the editor
HubPro edit is a really good thing on your best hubs, that's what it does and that's where it works best. Wildnerness pointed it out well too. Also, the hubs I personally edit the most are the ones that are doing well and not the ones that are idle.
The good thing about On-Page changes is that you can always revert back to a previous version if you drop in your rankings. But the benefits you receive are really worth the initial worry.
It is scary but I've had hubs double their traffic after hubpro editing. It's worth it.
I can understand someone being in depression. They could a least unlock the Hub - due diligence.
I've an open mind about the process and a previous premium edit went smoothly with lots of to and fro swapping of ideas between me and the editor. It's hard to gauge whether traffic improved as a result because the hub was seasonal and there are some many factors that can affect views, but the editor did improve the appearance and I was happy overall about the results.
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