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The Great 100 Hubs Clearout

  1. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 7 years ago

    102 Hubs to be exact, today I deleted 102 hubs with another 50 or so in the pipeline. These are hubs that have had no visits in a long time and hubs that I was ever really proud of.
    it will help managing my account alot easier lol and a little less scrolling.
    Normally I would not recommend deleting hubs because subject matters have a habit of suddenly becoming popular after a long time of nothing.
    The hubs that I deleted were poorly written, badly set out and between them they had less than 10000 hits all time.

    I wonder if anyone else has ever had a massive clearout and how it affected their over all hub stats?.....jimmy

  2. ns1209 profile image44
    ns1209posted 7 years ago

    Wow that seems brave of you!

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Seems a shame to have to do that Jimmy, but I appreciate what you are saying about the scrolling through the list of hubs on the stats page. I just wish the hub totals were available at the top of the page instead of having to scroll to the the bottom to read the totals.
    I dunno - its ok when we only have a few hubs, but there should be some way to tidy them up when we have numbers in the hundreds, without deleting to make space.

  4. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    I done the same on a smaller scale a fews weeks back - I think it is worth while smile

  5. Richieb799 profile image59
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Some hubs just have a smaller view accumulation over a longer period of time because they are a niche subject, revenue all adds up, just keep promoting them!

  6. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I would have rewritten them. 100 pages of content is 100 pages of content. Used them for backlinks maybe.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Using them for backlinks would be a great idea or one can use these to increase their karma by linking to other's hubs.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle, the difference between you and Jimmy (and me) is that we started at HubPages green, with no idea what we were doing! 

      I'm sure Jimmy was like me, with no understanding about choice of subject or layout or anything.  Our early Hubs were a learning experience so it's hardly surprising if they've never done well.  Jimmy is more prolific than me, so he probably wrote a bunch more Hubs before he learned the ropes.

      I've looked at some of my older Hubs and can't find any worthwhile keywords for the topic - so I doubt they're worth rewriting.  I hadn't thought of using them for backlinks, I may have to look into that.

  7. mythbuster profile image84
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    I'm thinking of doing the same with a handful of hubs, Jimmy. I'm not proud of some of my first hubs and many of them aren't too popular... I might do as Nelle Hoxie mentioned about re-writing.

    I hope your big deleting spree doesn't affect things in a bad way, Jimmy. Let us know if something major changes for your stats, will you, please?

    1. blake4d profile image73
      blake4dposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't do it MB. Don't do it.. Arrggghhh....Kerpluk!!!

  8. Derek D profile image60
    Derek Dposted 7 years ago

    100 Hubs Deleted, that's incredible !!!!!!!

    I'm just getting started.
    Why not go back and revamp some of those Hubs?
    Seems like allot of work down the drain !!!!!!! cool

  9. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I would suggest re-writing over deleting, but  sometimes getting rid of the skeletons in your closet can always be a refreshing thing to do!

  10. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I have taken down quite a few that were terminal despite re-writes. smile I think some hubs deserve to be killed. At least some of mine did! lol

  11. sunforged profile image65
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  12. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    Oh Jimmy! Check if those deleted hubs have any pagerank. If so, as Nelle said you can use those pages for linking to other pages of your own or others to increase karma and backlink strength. I hope there is still enough time to revive those hubs. smile
    Best Regards

  13. agvulpes profile image90
    agvulpesposted 7 years ago

    To delete Hubs just for the sake of saving some scrolling seems very drastic!  That's what the filters are for on your account page! cool

    1. gramarye profile image59
      gramaryeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Filters on the accounts page - I'll have to have another look to find that.

  14. Devon S profile image54
    Devon Sposted 7 years ago

    I'll take them if you don't want em (LOL) smile

  15. Anath profile image73
    Anathposted 7 years ago

    I have deleted some naughty hubs and transferred them to my personal blog.  I'll be doing the same with a few others where adds have been disabled and I don't really feel like changing the content or re writing them.

  16. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    I just had a look at some of those old Hubs that get little or no traffic.  They've also got no page rank whatsoever.

    I've been having a look at the keyword tool and some of them already have reasonable keywords - if deleting them isn't the answer, what's the best thing to do with them?

  17. gramarye profile image59
    gramaryeposted 7 years ago

    I can't wait until I have a 100 to spare! Let us know if it has any effect on your overall stats... I'd love to know! I fiddled with some that had high bounce rates and figured that it should have a positive effect???

  18. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your replies guys, so now the hubs are gone, the first thing that I notice lol is an increase of 1 point in my Karma, my daily stats at the moment seem to be unnafected and my hubscore is at my average level. hopefully it will prove the same in the long run.
    Just on a side note the hubs that i deleted were poorly thought out and were very low in hubscore so if I had used them for links they would have been no follow links. The Hubs also had no Google ranking.
    thanks again guys take care.....jimmy