This thread is for:
- Bragging about your latest updating accomplishments.
- Lamenting about all obstacles and outright sabotage that all-things-internet has and will be throwing in our paths.
- Tips and warnings for others you may want to share.
- Debating about the value of doing updates to get the 2020 tag.
- Anything else that is even remotely relevant.
- Surviving New Year's Eve.
- Surviving New Year's Day.
- Surviving Year 2020.
6:15 am New Year's Day. Stayed home last night, figured the chaos would do just fine without me. Working on my first cup of coffee New Year's Day. Interestingly, I had two cab rides New Year's Eve (home by dusk), both drivers were a total mess and the night hadn't even begun; I'd bet both of them would have interesting tales to tell today.
Update: according to my cell phone, Uber network has crashed.
Most of my updating will be on my website. I'll update one article on HP, if it survives the curators/editors, I'll consider doing the other articles.
For unknown reasons (hopefully intuition), I am looking forward to 2020.
I've been dreading this day because of all the articles that I will have to start updating. I strategized throughout December on how to update the most articles in the most efficient manner. I want to start linking my articles. Adding latin names where appropriate. Then I came up with the bright idea of reviewing all of the questions on my articles to see what I needed to add/change. Hundreds of questions for hundreds of articles. I think I just want to go back to bed so I don't have to face this.
I'll be doing a little a day and only as long as it's fun. Meanwhile, HP gets its first 2020 bonus point for already updating their copyright date.
I have three with the 2020 date so far. I am hoping to go through at least 3 more today--or maybe not.
Updated my main page, published a new article from draft, updated an existing article. Anything I do beyond that today is gravy.
I published my longest article to date this morning. In the past I always posted "five best" or "seven best" but Google only seems interested now in lists that include everything. My list this morning included 18 different breeds. I fail to see how this is a benefit to the reader. (Remember back in the day when Google said that you were supposed to write for the reader? Now we are told how to write for the featured snippet.)
Anyway, after that effort anything else is gravy!
Oh no, how will we enjoy the twenties when we know about the impending stock market fall?
We've all been repeatedly told to update our most popular articles first, so I got re-inspired and did two more.
I created a spreadsheet of all of my articles and am ready to dig in on updates - as soon as I get my house cleaned up...
I do that all the time, except I mix the two. I use each to take a break from the other. In fact, that's my plan for the entire day today (01/02/2020). For me, that makes the housework a non-drudgery; instead it's just a break from the article work, and it's always good to give the eyes periodic rests from the computer screen.
I don't bother with spreadsheets. On the statistics page, I simply sort my articles by most page views ever and work my way down the column. It's easy to keep track of which ones I have already done because the changed column indicates the date of the last edit. You're welcome.
Happy New Year 2020 everyone! I hope we will have a successful year in our lives as well as on HubPages.
Well, 4 more website articles gloriously updated; and we're talking significant modifications, not just changing a comma or two.
Meanwhile, am gazing at the HP article I want to update. The changes are going to take me more than one session. In other words, multiple curator/editor entanglements lie ahead. What with the several disasters of the past, I haven't yet been able to bring myself to engage.
I updated all of my articles in 2019. To my horror, I am discovering that quite a few need significant revisions. I don't understand how I or the editors thought that my revised articles were acceptable last year.
Back to work.
Yeah, there's always something. Such is the lot of the online writer.
Meanwhile, I've noticed traffic is already picking up. Next week might be a pleasant surprise indeed.
I've noticed an uptick in traffic also. Now if the CPMs would also tick up instead of down . . .
Traffic up, CPM down.
Whats up with that anyway?
Well, five more critters updated and it's not even sunrise. Who thought after 10 years this would still be fun.
by Jess B 3 years ago
Hi fellow hubbers! I’m wanting to see what you all do in this case. I’m wanting to improve some of my articles that I have already written. Do you find that it helps their score and traffic when you do edit them? Does it really help or do you think it’s just best sometimes to start over completely...
by Don 4 years ago
Some articles you can add to (or update?) every week, but should you? Does anyone know if how often you add to an article changes (positively or negatively) your views, earning potential, etc.
by Thomas Swan 7 months ago
In the last few months, I've spent a long time updating all of my network hubs, improving the language and flow, breaking up the text, getting better pictures, fixing links, adding more recent research, updating stats, titles, descriptions, etc. My traffic across these 100 or so hubs seems to have...
by Umesh Chandra Bhatt 3 years ago
I seek advice of senior hubbers about this issue. What should be the time frame after which we should update our articles - 6 months, 1 year or more. Any suggestions?
by x 4 years ago
I've been busily updating one article a day to get the purdy 2019 date. As we all know, updating an article is risky business around here; but there is no help for it if one wants the current year date. So far, so good. Anyone else rolling the dice?
by Philip Cooper 11 years ago
Can anyone explain why my page views have plummeted in the last few days. They have gone from 300 per day to 25 per day. Before December I was steadily increasing page views and was up in the high 300's. Throughout December the views slowly dropped down to the mid 200's then out of the blue 3 days...
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