I tweak hubs that have been published for hours, days, weeks, months, and (soon to be) years.
This includes adding/removing commas and semicolons.
You name it; I'll tweak it.
Are you a tweaker? If so, what are your favorite tweak targets to make things better; both as to hubs and the specific content therein?
I do tweak! I'd read somewhere than making changes to your hubs was a good thing with Google... but who knows if that's true anymore.
I really don't do a lot of tweaking with the content unless I find an error or if something needs updating. I mostly tweak with the title and the tags. I usually do this when I see red or blue arrows.
When I see red arrows, I take a look at the hub stats to see where the increase is coming from. If there are certain keywords that have been used that aren't in the tags, I add them. Or if the title could be better, I change it. It may not make sense to make changes to a hub that is getting traffic, but I'm thinking that I can keep the trend going with the tweaks.
Recently it was posted that RSS feeds and link capsules were causing dips in traffic, so I went through and tweaked all of those hubs deleting them. Now I plan to go back to those hubs and manually link them together.
With all this tweaking... who has time to actually write?
I tweak because I constantly think of ways to improve the readability of my hubs. Verse forms like Poetry can always be improved and I have no qualms about adding a short poem to a hub. I write a great deal about Dallas and nothing stays the same in the city so I have to update. I add captions to photographs that have none.
Not really. I usually tweak my timely hubs closer to the season, like this weekend I tweaked my Halloween and Christmas hubs. I checked to see if everything is still available, etc. As a rule, I leave my other hubs alone unless I suddenly see a glaring error that I have missed.
I also do what I call link-fests.
When using hpads, I'll add every relevant link to my hubs that I can think of.
However, when just doing AdSense, I'm thinking about going the “squeeze-page” route. As in hide all links so they don't compete with the ads.
I am undecided and do not know if this is a good idea or not.
As far as I know, you can't.
When doing hpads, there are just one or a few adsense ads.
When turning off hpads, they are all adsense ads.
To turn hpads (?) on/off go to Earnings.
For that matter, I guess you can shut off your adsense revenue here as well...
I also tweak, I've changed titles and tags. If I'm re-reading a hub and notice a typo (rare ) I'll fix it of course. I had one hub up about a trip to HI to see my son and he corrected me about a hiking trip he took, so I fixed that.
Always striving for perfection!
My name is imatellmuva, and I tweak my hubs. I occasionally review my hubs. Especially those that I created after I first joined.
Most times I am adding more text capsules to split up the length of text more. Other times I am adding and/or removing tags, updating the title, and checking for punctuation and grammar errors that I might have missed during previous re-rereads.
I find that even if a hub is doing well, a little tweak can help it to do better.
I tweak but not often. I only will tweak if traffic has been down for a long time.
Not so much on Hubpages, I do it a lot on my own sites though - I do extensive A/B testing with Google Website Optimizer.
For the most part (at least when it comes to Hubs), the only real tweaking I do is when a broken link shows up. Then I just go delete it. I'm not a fan of keeping going back and re-visiting stuff that I did once and called "done". If I don't like a Hub I'm more likely to unpublish it for awhile, think about it before I take action, and then delete it when I've written at least one more to replace one or two that I delete. I'm more of a "cleaner-up-er" than a tweaker.
I'm a tweaker--but not necessarily a known tweaker. I write a lot of health and nutrition articles, so like to update when I find new research or related info.
I probably have the worst traffic of nearly all the hubbers here. I write adequately, I feel fairly certain about that. I'm just not sure I am a great online content writer and know I lack knowledge and skills to promote my content. I learn a little at a time and folks here at HP are great compatriots.
Paul E.'s ebay announcement may just be your ticket? Maybe do a major tweak-a-thon in preparation for that? I'm looking over my own hubs to see if there is any potential there.
Yes I tweak my hubs. I usually pay attention to the worst performing hubs and research why they are not doing well. Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools both provide tons of information that can show what's wrong. Then I tweak with whatever it takes. Just about every item you mentioned, I have done.
One additional tweak I do when necessary, is to update hubs that are out of date or are simply wrong because things have changed. My hubs that provide help to HP Newbies require my attention to update every time HP changes things. I need to be sure they match the latest way things are.
I revisit hubs that have had no traffic for 30 days. Try to find a way to make the title, content, summary, tags and pretty much everything more attractive to search engines and visitors.
I have recently removed a couple, which hurt slightly, because I couldn't see a way to make them anything other than a self centred bit of writing impossible to 'sell'.
I believe Shakespeare did the same thing with "Hamlet - The Revenge". Just deleted it.
And here I was expecting a methamphetamine user support group --(another meaning for 'tweaker')
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by Kelly Kline Burnett 8 years ago
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by Lily Rose 10 years ago
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by Steve Andrews 7 years ago
I keep on getting hubs idled despite tweaking them, changing titles and adding better keywords. I have got used to moving them to other sites such as Wizzley, Xobba and InfoBarrel but it seems to be an ongoing problem. If I keep on moving my idled hubs eventually I will hardly have any left!
by Steve Andrews 7 years ago
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by ryankett 9 years ago
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