Does unpublishing my low traffic hubs improve my Ranking?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (14 posts)
  1. nanospeck profile image64
    nanospeckposted 7 years ago

    Does unpublishing my hubs with low value, low ranking and low traffic improve my ranking as an author in search engines and increase traffic to currently popular hubs? has anyone tried this? does the hp staff have any intell on this?

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Edit , tweak , SEO your hubs..there is always scope for improvement, why would you want to delete your hubs..?? Some of my low scoring hubs get me better traffic than my high scoring ones.. scores are just numbers ..don't take them seriously. I have never deleted any of my low scoring poetry hubs.. they are mine and shall remain so smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        one hub of mine on weight loss that hasn't crossed 10 views this whole month is giving my other hubs competition and it was the fist hub (of two) to reach the 90 points mark....
        So points don't give you the real value of a hub

    2. viryabo profile image91
      viryaboposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Been wondering myself, so im experimenting and doing just that.
      Any improvement yet? Cant really tell, but i took this advice while "reading between the lines" of what Relache mentioned in some forum ....somewhere.

      Im implementing it a couple at a time, slowly, so i can detect a pattern if there will be any.

      Since then, i have had a few really good days, but then that can be attributed to the surge/plunge. Im not sure YET, like i said.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    I have wondered this as well.

  3. CyclingFitness profile image94
    CyclingFitnessposted 7 years ago

    What's to say that in the not too distant future something happens regards to these hubs that gains you good traffic? All it takes is a few people to like on facebook for a jump in the rankings

    If you don't feel those hubs are well written then it's worthwhile tweaking them, updating and imroving the content so why let what was likely some hard work go to waste?

    One of my lower scoring hubs which never gets higher than a low 70's hubscore is one of my most consistant traffic sources.

    As long as you have a hubber score above 75 and a hubscore above 40 you should have no need to delete (I may be wrong on these figures)

  4. QuestionMaster profile image83
    QuestionMasterposted 7 years ago

    There are hubbers who have reported hubs that get close to no traffic for over a year, then those hubs suddenly take off and get hundreds of views.

    Really, the more content you have out there the better (as long as it's not spammy or really low quality.)

    If you unpublish something, it loses all it's "aging" time with Google, and if you ever republish it, it has to start all over again.

  5. CyclingFitness profile image94
    CyclingFitnessposted 7 years ago

    I've found that my hubberscore has previously improved slightly just after deleting unpublished hubs which i've left untouched for a while.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, but it wasn't my Hubber Score, it was my average Hub score that went up when I deleted a couple of hubs I was never going to finish for various reasons.

  6. nanospeck profile image64
    nanospeckposted 7 years ago

    Hm.. my concern was that sometime during the panda updates G announced that low quality content in a page may affect the ranking of other high quality pages if both are in the same website. I didn't actually meant the 'score' I was talking about the traffic and quality. However, the point that some hubs suddenly get traffic after a year or two have just made me think again before unpublishing my currently low traffic hubs.

  7. thooghun profile image83
    thooghunposted 7 years ago

    I did a little research on this myself since I have quite a few dormant hubs. From what I gather, only penalized content will negatively effect other hubs on your sub domain. Don't quote me on that though.

    For instance, duplicate or poorly written content, low-quality outbound links and black hat SEO techniques that resulted in a ranking spanking on a single hub may have contaminated the rest. Content which is otherwise fine, but has not found visibility due to competitive or nonexistent search queries should not have an impact at all.

    I said maybe, and that's final...

    1. QuestionMaster profile image83
      QuestionMasterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd agree with this. Except about the "ranking spanking" (haha that's an awesome term btw!)

      Hub scores are determined by things like traffic and it's not unusual to see a really spammy hub with a high hub score - or a really high quality hub with a low score.

      1. thooghun profile image83
        thooghunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Glad you like the term QM, with ranking spanking I was referring to search engine ranking though, as you say hub score is usually a little illusory smile

        1. HikeGuy profile image75
          HikeGuyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I've seen improvements in traffic and hubscores on older hubs after  updating them and tweaking the keywords and tags. One was in the low 70s when I returned after a long time away. Now it's in the 80s and has steady outside traffic. It would have been a waste to delete it just because the score was lower than the others.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)