There is an often asked question: "Should I delete my non-performing hubs?"
I recently had an experience that proves every so often even terrible works do well. I had a single page website I made when first learning about publishing online. It was fairly ordinary looking back with little or no SEO. It was averaging around 2 uniques a day for the last year and continues to do so.
The site had an affiliate link to a sports goods company.
Last week I noticed someone had used that link and gone on a spending spree. My comission totalled $135 for the day. They must have been buying for a whole sports team. I had forgotten about the site and had i remembered would have been tempted to get rid of it.
It is not a hub but the same applies. Any site, even the worst can make money. Obviously affiliate sales such as this are the only way a site with negligible traffic can hit a big pay day. The lifetime adsense from the site is probably well less than a dollar.
Unless a site or hub is making you look bad, fix it or leave it alone. Why throw away your lottery ticket? One day you might just win.
Setting up a hub is often a one-time effort. It costs nothing to leave it up. Not sure why people take them down.
Agreed. I could never figure out why people took down under-performing hubs.
I have a hub that got something along the lines of zero to five pageviews per day for the longest time. And then one day I noticed that it had hundreds and hundreds of pageviews. Turns out that the subject of the hub (not the hub itself) had won some big national contest and it was all over the news. That was six or seven months ago and I'm still getting a couple of hundred pageviews per day on it.
You just never know...
Totally agree! I've only ever deleted one hub (I was new and was treating it more like a place for short blog posts!).
I've had a few mediocre hubs have very few views then a random visitor will throw the link on a forum and I'll get quite a few views for a few days. You never know!
Nice personal success story. Now I know I'll keep my hubs up even if I ever decide to be less active. Thanks for sharing.
I liked your story. I too am against deleting hubs unless the conditions you posted occur.
by jasonycc 8 years ago
I now have 15 hubs. I am hitting 300 pageviews per day. 1 of my hubs on FIFA World Cup 2010 is contributing to 70% of the traffic. There rest of it with 13 hubs hitting 3 to 10 pageviews per day and 1 hub with 0 views most of the time. I am worry that when the World Cup is over, so will my traffic...
by LiamBean 5 years ago
This is not a compliant, but I've noticed that one of my most popular hubs had a drop in page views. It went from about 184,000 views to 172,000 views. I'm just wondering how this happened and what it means.
by LetitiaFT 6 years ago
I have: 10 hubs 30 highly pertinent Amazon products (3 per hub on average)1300 page views427 unique visitors and many returning visitors1:18 min average page durationBUT ONLY 1 AMAZON CLICK, which I got the day I signed up!What's going on?
by sasta10 7 years ago
On average how many total hits do you get on your hubs per day? At the moment I have 48 active hubs and I get about 60 hits, Is this good. Thanks.
by Neil Sperling 3 years ago
I'm approaching 4000 - will likely hit that within 24 hours!
by Emma 10 years ago
Okay, I'm trying to figure this out. Is it advantageous to use a referral link in your own hubs when linking to other hubs of your own? I notice some people use them, but most don't. I mostly haven't, but I'm wondering if I should implement it since I'm planning on doing some more cross-linking...
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