new hub vs updating older hubs?

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  1. Donnacha C profile image77
    Donnacha Cposted 7 years ago

    I would really appreciate a few ideas here.

    I have written about 25 hubs to date, all football (soccer) related, bar from one. I have now noticed that least 5-7 of them have no low (54-68) overall scores and don`t attract much traffic at all. I saw from other hubbers, how they do go back to their older hubs to refresh and update them rather than delete them.

    Would you guys recommend that instead of writing a new one I should go back and review my low preforming articles? also what way can you update a hub if it relates to a specific event, such as a football game at a certain time?

    any ideas are much appreciated!

    1. yolanda yvette profile image61
      yolanda yvetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would suggest updating older stuff first.  That's what I'm doing.  I'm not going to write any new ones until the old ones are updated.

      For me, it's just wanting all my work to be as good as it can be.  And I'm glad I went back over the older stuff, since I've found lots of errors.  And secondly, I've read some of my writings and been very impressed, which is encouraging.

    2. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...I've gone back and reviewed my "hubs" which got no action. I've re-written a couple of 'em to see if they'd be read.
      Seems that they are attracting new interest.
      Qwark

    3. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It depends.  Have you learned more about how to write a Hub since you wrote those low-performing ones?  Have you tried posting one or two on the Extreme Hub Makeover thread to see if others think they could be improved?

      I have tried revising low performing Hubs - sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.

      If they're short, or mainly text, expanding them and/or adding more photos and video clips can make quite a difference.  But sometimes, you just have to accept the fact that you chose a subject nobody else wants to read about!   



      If the date has passed,then you could consider writing a report on the game?

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    No expert, but you could use the Google Adwords keyword tool, run a scan on your hubs and seek inspiration for additional tags and keywords.

    Deleting hubs usually doesn't make much sense. Writing new ones may be a good idea, but why keep on adding to the portfolio of similar-type hubs unless you have figured out how to make them better?

    As for the older hubs about specific events, I would consider their broader context. If you could find some useful references that related to certain events that took place on that day, or which involved certain people who were present in your hub, this could make the hub more "ever green." Then you could consider creating some backlinks from sites that are interested in such issues, back to your hub.

  3. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I agree with WE in that it seldom makes sense to delete a poorly performing hub.

    One of my earliest hubs, poorly written and with no SEO (I haven't even been able to "tweak" it effectively) has received a total of about 30 views in nearly 5 months, and none in the last 30 days.  Until today, when it received one view and earned over $3.

    Why delete them?

  4. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    Before going back make sure you know what exactly you are supposed to do. Visit http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/ and higly emphasize on the hubcamp portion.

  5. Ign Andy profile image55
    Ign Andyposted 7 years ago

    It seems WE is right, do some keyword research using Google Adwords Keyword Tool. When you get the keywords, update your title and put it in Title & subtitle. There are many hubs about Keyword and I believe it'll help you about the trick in writng online.

    You wrote very interesting hubs. However a few of your hubs based on past events (world cup), I'm not sure updating these hubs will give impact on traffics.

  6. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    It's completely up to you.

    Some hubbers have reported 'dead' hubs taking off after fifteen months and suddenly getting good traffic. The average hub takes 6-9 months to see serious traffic.

    Another recommendation I've seen is "Don't fix the bad ones, make the good ones better."

    When I have a hub that doesn't do anything, I just leave it and go on tweaking the ones that ARE getting traffic, because obviously those ones work!

  7. Donnacha C profile image77
    Donnacha Cposted 7 years ago

    thank you all for your ideas! much appreciated

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    I was mulling over this today, and I've only been here five weeks - but my God I've written some garbage.

    Anyway, some of those hubs are pretty clearly going to be Hubpages only traffic and then die - and I was thinking that I don't want to keep looking at non performing hubs.

    However, I might just put them all into a Garbage Group, which is a fun idea.

 
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