I am a new hubber and have just wrote my first hub yesterday. It's probably not the greatest quality, but I just wanted to test and get something up.
Over the course of the year, I hope to write one hub per day. In about a year, I should have a good amount of hubs out there.
Would it be more beneficial to just leave the mediocre quality hubs out there or just delete them?
Does a hubbers reputation affect how many hits they get?
Hubpages just changed a little over a week ago so that every hubber is on his or her own subdomain. They quality of your hubs is going to be a huge factor if you want to succeed. Instead of concentrating on putting a large amount of content on the site, think more of the quality of what you are putting out there instead. If you have low quality hubs then you will not be found in the search engines that matter, no matter how many hubs you have and you will not benefit from numbers. You will benefit from quality.
This is a good point. I have a bunch of Hubs that I wrote early on, which have never done well in terms of traffic or earnings.
The idea of deleting non-performing Hubs has been discussed many times and in the past, the advice was always, "leave them, you never know when a sleeper might wake up".
Are we saying that now we have sub-domains, we can't afford that attitude? Most of my non-performers are on subjects I don't normally write about, therefore they're not a real good fit in my sub-domain anyway. Maybe I should move them to another site?
That is what I was thinking. Since, my personal subdomain will be affected (which is how we are indexed now), so now it is different.
A hubber might not want a bunch of low quality hubs because it will bring down your subdomain ranking.
Since the change some of my sleepers have become as popular as beer at a barbecue! Leave em up!
Funny you should say that Earnest. Some of my sleepers have awakened too, and not just since the change - in the few days before the change when I, and many others too, had a traffic rise that included some long sleeping hubs that had never been popular before.
Mine are still sleeping!
But overall traffic has improved a bit, but not in the massive leaps and bounds that you are reporting Izzy.
It's not stopped yet either. I'm still seeing loads of double red arrows appear. Wow!
wtf is online "quality"?
your subdomains are going to sink or swim based on how well they are kept afloat by traffic and backlinks.
Ideally, a "quality" article (entertaining?, informative? grammatically correct? well designed? succinct?) will be naturally supported by backlinks and referrals from readers...but in a chicken or egg dilemma - will they find it to link it? does a regular reader have the ability to create a backlink? (or do only webmasters have this power?)
Those are real questions btw - quality is a confusing and subjective word, I think "engaging" or "useful" is more apt.
If an article provides the path or solution to the question presented by the search query, i would call it useful and would think it is more likely to be shared or linked (or just copied and renamed) .. if its not an info topic - then engaging would be the goal which would lead to more sharing and buzz
Considering my numbers over 2 years, I don't think so. Not bragging, either!
But that was then, Lorlie. We're in a different playing field now.
Good point, Marisa, but what is your take on my author score and Hub Karma remaining high? I am very curious.
Lorlie, perhaps you and I have different objectives.
I measure success by my earnings. Author score is not related to that, nor is HubKarma, so in my book they're both irrelevant.
Jive talkin robot- I don't intend to be overly critical but.... If I were you I would work on expanding my hubs as they are a little short, before I started to write like a churning machine. Have a look at some of the successful hubbers, you will find that their hubs are a little longer. It is difficult to get the balance between too long ( I write many that are too long) and those that are just a little bit too short. Check out the use of photo capsules which can set the hub out a bit easier to the eye. A good idea is to put one of your hubs in the Extreme Make Over section of the forums as fellow hubbers can comment ( mainly kindly) on the comment
The important thing is to keep on writing
Just focus on good writing and you will be fine. Just don't do things unnaturally like following a lot of people without being interested in their hubs, like I did - read How New Hubbers Ruin Their Hubscore which I wrote several months ago
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