"Dead" Hubs...

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 13 months ago

    Currently, I have over 300 published hubs.  Some of them do quite well, but a lot of them get virtually zero traffic.

    Many of these are poems.  Others are random rants.

    Question is, for those that have "earned" the notorious "unfeatured for lack of traffic" button, would it help me to just delete those items?

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Ultimately, it is a personal choice, although it is good that you are putting it out here. I have some too and I plan to upgrade them with new photos, link problems, etc.

      If you have done all that and they are still in the background, then perhaps you may have other ideas for them. What's your thoughts?

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        The poems, probably just delete and move to my personal journal; maybe desktop publish them one day.  The rants?  Maybe a blog?  But I already have 3 neglected blogs; I'm trying to focus here, as this is my only writing site that pays even peanuts.

        1. manatita44 profile image84
          manatita44posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Ok,

          You the time wisely, if Hub Pages seem to be generating revenue, perhaps. Best wishes.

        2. lovebuglena profile image86
          lovebuglenaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Maybe for your poem hubs you can add content relevant to the poems. Or share what inspired you to write it, etc.

    2. OldRoses profile image97
      OldRosesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Poetry, even on Letterpile, doesn't really earn.  Rants belong on a blog.  So maybe you want to get rid of those.  Try working on other articles that are not earning.  Add/change photos.  Add links.  Add material.  Re-arrange your capsules.

      1. mtkomori profile image87
        mtkomoriposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for pointing this out. I`ve also thought of deleting those hubs that are "unfeatured for lack of traffic", but I don`t have quite as many hubs published as you do, so I`ve decided to wait `til I`ve published more hubs!

    3. lovebuglena profile image86
      lovebuglenaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I had 18 unfeatured hubs and now have 137 of them. Wonder why so many all of a sudden. I do not want to remove them. Seems the only way to potentially get them featured again is to edit them. But that's a lot of editing.

      1. profile image0
        Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        It's not really a lot of work, you only need to change a sentence or two to get them Featured again. 

        If it's Featured but still on HubPages.com, see if you can improve it enough to submit it to the niche sites - that's your best chance of getting more traffic.

        1. lovebuglena profile image86
          lovebuglenaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I published a lyric and it was moved to a niche site but that didn't result in a lot of traffic.

    4. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      "Question is..., would it help me to just delete those items?"

      No.  Having unfeatured Hubs makes absolutely no difference to the success or failure of your other Hubs.   

      The only negative of unfeatured Hubs is that they're not earning.

      I suggest unpublishing them now.  Then take a look at Medium.com to see if you could repurpose some of them there.

    5. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I often think about this very issue myself. I feel like it would clear up my account, make it easier to look through my list of articles to clear out and get rid of articles.

  2. Sue Adams profile image99
    Sue Adamsposted 13 months ago

    Less is More

    Last year I had over a hundred articles. Then I deleted all those that were getting 0 views per month. I am now down to 41 published articles, most of which on are niche sites.

    The main advantage is that I can now concentrate on updating, revising and promoting existing articles when their views drop.

    As for the deleted articles, they may kept in a folder in the cloud like Google drive, DropBox or iCloud for (perhaps) future reworking.

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    Marisa Writesposted 12 months ago

    Have any of you tried Medium?  If you take a look (you need to join to see them, but it's easy), you'll see that the articles they feature are very different in content and style from here. Which is a good thing, because you might find that articles which don't work on HubPages will work over there.

    I believe they had (or used to have) a poetry section and they also accept opinion pieces.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Someone else was talking about Medium on another thread, convinced me to start writing there. I was already thinking about it anyway. I'm probably going to do opinion pieces there, those kind of articles just don't fly here.

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hey, but I never thought of moving articles from here to there. Never thought of it as that kind of site. But I might consider it.

  4. bhattuc profile image80
    bhattucposted 12 months ago

    Everyone is facing this problem of low traffic and what to do with unfeatured hubs.

    Frankly speaking unfeatured hubs require compete overall and update and if it does not work it is better to remove them from there and post in general sites or blogs.

    Inviting friends and other known people to your hubs might help to some extent but you have to reciprocate and view their work in the internet if anything like that exists. Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram etc might help in this exploration.

    Nothing moves ahead till traffic is there.

    1. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Has something changed?   If a Hub is unFeatured for lack of traffic, there is NO need to do a complete overhaul.  Changing just one sentence will put it back through the system and get it Featured again.

      The only thing to bear in mind is that getting it Featured won't fix the "lack of traffic" problem.  Fixing that will require research to understand what people are searching for, and how you can update your title and opening lines to attract that search traffic.

      Inviting friends will get you a few views but not nearly enough to fix the problem.

      1. lovebuglena profile image86
        lovebuglenaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Good to know that only a minor update can get it featured again.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 12 months ago

    If an article hasn't gotten any traffic in its first 3 years, it is a pretty good bet that the Google algo has permanently made up its mind. It is time to implement the Old Yeller scenario.

  6. emge profile image79
    emgeposted 12 months ago

    I feel since the articles are just  about 300 you might as well let articles remain unless you are going to publish them elsewhere

  7. bhattuc profile image80
    bhattucposted 12 months ago

    What I was telling was not about the hub unfeatured because of traffic issues. It was those which are unfeatured because of quality.

 
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