I just deleted some hubs that were basically dead. I also found some of them to be something that no one would search for. I was up to 200 hubs, but looks like I will have to make it back up there.
Is there anything wrong with deleting nonperforming hubs, or ones I deemed messed up etc?
I have only been on Hub Pages for 2 months and already deleted one Hub. It was a prediction that the Texas Rangers would win the World Series.
Not only was it not getting any clicks anymore, but it was so wrong it was embarrassing.
I would have re-written the hubs rather than deleted them. There is not a huge amount of point in deleting hubs.
I don't see anything wrong with deleting hubs, but not much right either. One of my non performers got it's first visit in something like 2 months the other day. With a $3+ click to go with it! I about fell off my chair.
I think a hub would have to be awfully bad before I would delete any.
I deleted them cause I never got one google hit, and I do not consider them very good hubs. When I was a younger noob, i wrote very fast without checking sentences.
I may rewrite similar topics on ones I deleted though, My account is simply getting large, and I deleted ones that are taken up wasted space essentially.
I do not think it will hurt me.
And I suspect you're right. I don't think I have any hubs that never gotten a google hit at all, although a handful come close.
A good idea to re-write on ideas that have any promise. Sometimes it is easier to completely re-write than try and fix. Although deleting all the verbiage and starting fresh might leave you any advantage gained from age - I don't really have any idea how that would work with a complete re-write.
As long as you keep a backup copy-- Like Jeff said, you can merely unpublish them, work them over a bit. One day your subject-- no matter how obscure, can pop up in the news and suddenly get a bunch of hits.
It's a personal choice.
Even if your subjects seem obscure-- one syndicated story that catches the public imagination, can suddenly put you on the top of searches.
Yeah i agree i have about 10 hubs that have had not traffic for over a week but i intend to go back and apply some seo techniques and get some more backlinks and try and push them a bit more!
I've un-published and re-written hubs, and then re-published them, but I've never deleted one.
If they are out there and can earn me money I wouldn't really care. Wilderness made the perfect example. even if they suck. most of my hubs were more or less testing out what works and what doesn't, and could have been much better. I'm going to leave most of them, just maybe change the keywords around a little.
I'm still figuring out to see what pages are getting me money, how do I do that. I've been stumped. I had some clicks that were expensive and I have no idea what gave me it. Is it supposed to be on analytics?
I agree with you Mikeydoes, I'm getting Google clicks that are making me some decent money but I can't tell which ones they are. Does anyone know if there is a way to tell?
To see which hubs are getting clicks, you create a separate url channel in adsense for each hub. To do that logon to your adsense account, click on the adsense setup tab, then click on "channels", you will then see two tabs one says custom channels the other says url channels. Click on url channels. Then click "add new url channels". Copy the address of one of your hubs into the box where it says "Enter urls' to track one per line". For example, you would copy hubpages.com/hub/example-of-a-hub-url
into the box if that was the url of your hub.
Google will let you create up to 200 channels.
Are you saying that essentially we'd have to post each one of our urls separately? Seems like they could link to all of them and identify which ones the clicks are coming from on their side. I'll check it out.
Yes, I post each url separately as a channel in adsense. You can link adsense and analytics, however it is my understanding you can only do this to one primary web address. For me it is linked to my main website. Therefore, to track hubpages adsense clicks, I need to do separate channels.
If hubpages is your main source of adsense clicks, you might want to link up adsense and analytics and then you won't need to do the url channel bit in adsense.
You can link a large number of google analytics and andsense sites. The easiest way is to put the latest Google analytics code on your site and then hook it up.
You should make Hubpages your primary account simply because that is the one on which you cannot place code.
If you link your adsense and analytics accounts, you can check what each hub has earned. After you link your adsense and analytics accounts, click "content" on the left hand sidebar. Click "AdSense" on the left hand sidebar and it will tell you which hubs earned what amount.
Another way is to link your adsense to analytics. This will tell which hubs are producing which clicks, among many other things as well.
I deleted a hub too, but it still on my list with crossed over line. Will it ever go away or be a bad reminder of my not so great start?
Yeah it does go away but it takes a while,i was showing a friend how to start a hub and did a fake one which i then dleted and it was on there with its crossed out line for a couple of months i beleive
I've deleted quite a few hubs that either had poor titles or I have not published yet due to poor SEO settings. I didn't know too much about proper titles when I first got here and so decided to tag on a category name along with my title.
For example: Editing & Revisions - Dialogue Tags. This wouldn't be found in a google search so I deleted and remade the hub. I have to finish writing it, but at least it's better suited for google searches.
I don't think I'd remove a hub that has low performance. Maybe it just hasn't matured yet.
I hardly delete them, I just unpublish them and do a keyword research and target keyword related to it. Re-word and then republish, but I have only done it for one hub and it getting quite a few clicks now. I guess its different if you have a hub predicting games scores and all.
You can re-write, re-title and re-work your hubs instead of deleting them and you can just un-publish them while you come up with ideas to improve them. So long as what you do matches the URL and you are happy with that as you cannot change the URL.
Once I almost deleted what has proved to be one of my most popular hubs.
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