Do you go back and update your hubs frequently (e.g you just published a new related hub so you go back and update the others)?
Do you do this incessantly?
Or do you just "fire and forget" and move to the next hub?
I haven't really been here all that long yet, but so far I do try to go back to my hubs and see if there is anything I can add or change to make it better. Especially tags and checking for errors or adding a little more information. I feel like I learn something new about the site all the time, and it helps me to look back and see what I can change.
Regularly. If the hub is performing well, i try not to edit. But apart from that, probably around once a month. Google likes new content on old web pages, but I try to not change more than about 5% of the text at a time.
when the hub is performing so bad i'll tweak it's title,include more content,remove unrelated tags. then watch it's performance.
It's good practice to check Google analytics and see what keywords people use to find your hub. If visitors are finding your hub with certain long-tail keywords you haven't targeted, it's a good idea to drop those in your hub.
I just created my HUB the other day, so I'm starting to tweet it out, as it is good content.
I try to tweak regularly, maybe a few hubs a week. I go back and check on spelling, spaces, change products in Amazon capsules, maybe add content or update content. Sometimes I'll add dividers or change images. I also make sure the videos are still working.
I've noticed recently that there are a lot of errors showing up with hubbers who publish daily or almost daily. I think writers need to slow down and make sure they've done a spell check and grammar check before they click publish.
I could not agree more. I have been on HubPages for only eight months and have less than 50 hubs. What is the reason for this? I want to post hubs of quality. I actually have employed a proofer who reads everything I write before it is published, as well as, run the article through a grammar check program. I know this may sound anal, but my goal is to become a "professional writer," and I know I had better have my ducks in order to do that.
I tweak some of my underperforming hubs regularly. I check the hub's performance of 7 days, if the visitor count is very less; I try to add some more contents and keywords to improve it.
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Actually I was just wondering if I were tweaking mine too much...
I usually have to write in spurts and don't often complete my thoughts at one time. Or have a "brainstorm" later...
I don't even understand the question... What's tweaking?
I look at some of my hubs that I think are reasonably good, and hardly anybody has noticed them, and I think,
"Why? What can I do about this?"
Then I go and hibernate, and hope for the best.
Tweaking? It's like fixing your mistakes, adding keywords, stuff like that.
I nearly always spot something I can fix or rephrase during the first few days after publication.
For older non performing hubs I try to expand the content, improve keywords - that sort of thing.
Some of them I'd like to forget altogether, but if they are not doing anything then what is the point in keeping them? So I believe in revision, rather than deletion.
You revise, Mark?
I thought your words sprung forth from your head like that person out of Zeus or Jupiter's head... You know?
All perfectrly formed and all that business.
I shouldn't ber on HP. I don't know WHAT I'm doing half the time.
I revise, and I don't know much Greek mythology, but you might have guessed that . Although on reflection a good hub idea.
A large % of my stuff flows out, otherwise I'd be too lazy to really work at it. But it then needs reworking, editing, even tweaking to make sure it flows as much as possible, and my pet hate and fault is repeating the same words.
So half the time is editing and fitting into those capsules and so on.
Then read through and publish.
And incredibly, the moment I press publish I see half a dozen howling errors.
edit: Oh btw I even edited this response. Might come back later and tweak it a bit more.
This is some really good insight. I have gone back and tweaked key words, punctuation, and sentence structure. I am pretty picky about those kinds of things, but never thought about adding content. Great tip!
I'm always changing my Hubs. I usually read them through a while after first publishing, realise how bad they are, and correct. Actually, I'm not completely satisfied with any of my Hubs, and they will be altered until I am. They all need to be optimized for search engines, too.
So.... Are You Saying That It's Not True that Too Much Tweaking can make you Blind?
At least once or twice a week. I usually proofread them again for grammatical errors and update them to keep them fresh.
I regularly do tweakathons. During the last one I added news capsules here, there, and everywhere.
Anytime I have reason to look at a hub - because of a comment or because I just thought of an Amazon product that would fit or for whatever reason, I read it over and look it over.
I tweak and am not ashamed to admit it!
I also try to check out my hubs when I am responding to comments. I am sure all of them could use a little tweaking. But it is impossible to get to all of them and write new ones. So...ones without good traffic usually go at the bottom of the list, unless I have a revaluation about how to push them to the top.
Thanks for this question, it helps me too. I just love you guys.. really very helpful.
I tweak all the non performing hubs, especially all the earlier ones those that are not SEO optimized and check for errors. I keep doing it on a regular basis sometimes I change the Amazon products that has been there for long. It has been working for me...
The title Tuner also comes in handy when you are tweaking...
Does hubpages increase the score of the hub for this kind of thing, seeing it as active?
Since I'm trying to improve my image as a professional writer, I always go back and correct any grammar mistakes I may have made. Or if someone points them out, I'm usually right on top of that.
I am asking this as a writer who joined Hub Pages for the express purpose of receiving valuable pier reviews on my hubs. Do you actually get readers who point out mistakes and / suggest how your hub can be improved?
I have not received much of these kinds of comments, and to be quite honest, it worries me. I want to KNOW if there are mistakes, or if there may be a better way to phrase something.
I have seen MANY hubs posted that are filled with errors and it really turns me off to the post. If I'm reading a post that has one error after another, I normally don't even finish it.
There are some Hubbers that I follow that may occasionally have errors, but I'm not sure if they would be offended if I pointed them out.
What are your observations and experiences on this subject?
I think you should tweak your Hubs if they aren't that successful. Some of my crummier ones, I normally put a bunch of keywords in, more than I would normally use, and I always see a rise in views.
I have not done major tweaking to the content, but recently went back to change all of the tags on my hubs. At first I had tons of single word tags, so I went back to use multi-word tags and only a few for each hub, just to see if that worked better at getting Google's attention. So far it does not seem better, but I might give it another week or two. Then I will work on the tags again as well as content.
by Kevin Languedoc6 years ago
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by Steve Andrews4 years ago
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by Susannah Birch2 years ago
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by Angie Jardine5 years ago
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