Deleting your non performing hubs - The right way to go even if ...

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  1. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    Sorry the title isn't meant to drag people to it there weren't enough characters left.

    I meant the right way to go even if you're new and have just a few months on here.

    Yesterday I deleted 3 of my hubs the ones I felt weren't optimized well and got me just 50 views in 3 months (each of them 50). There was no way for me to revive them and I'm sure it wouldn't pick up with age as well because it just wasn't optimzed.

    Results: -
    I was ranking rank 6 for a particular keyword on google usa, 4 on India & 8 on Australia (all my biggest traffic sources). But to my amazement today I'm rank #1 on each of them - Wow!!!.

    Another case I was rank 30 for a competitive keyword not too competitive but moderately difficult to feature on the first page but I've reached rank 12. If I manage to enter the first page I'm in for a treat getting myself a chance to a minimum of 1k views a day on a single hub. For me that would be great.

    Not to mention there are many many more improvements that took place and I'm pleased that I deleted those hubs. I hope it's got something to do with that move smile

    I just had to share this good news - Yahoo!!

    1. RedSturtz profile image70
      RedSturtzposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree. If it's good quality content there is no reason to delete them ESPECIALLY if you are new.

      The average article will take 6-9 months to start seeing traffic. I have one that started out getting 2-3 a day and after a couple of years it's now in the thousands per day.

      Over the last two weeks, Google has been messing with its algorithms again - I have several websites and hundreds of articles on various sites, so I've seen spikes of up to 500% on a lot of them - then back to normal or slightly above normal.

      Don't assume that every tweak is related to every SERP change.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly.

      2. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh no matter what it is those hubs were in a niche with lots of competition and no research done it would never rank well smile I don't regret removing those. I got many more under performing ones but I stuck with them as they have the potential to be on top.

  2. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    It may be nothing to do with your removal of your hubs, my traffic is also up and some of my best performing hubs have seen a real step up. But I have published about 15 hubs in the last two weeks so maybe that is part of the reason.
    Personally the only hubs that I have deleted were totally unrelated to anything else I have and they were a couple of my early seo mistakes. My others even if they perform slowly I would rather keep as I know that they have low search volumes, but they rank high and they make part of a series of hubs - and it is the group that I am interested in not just the individuals.
    Plus I also know that many of my hubs will receive very low traffic for a few months then pick up, maybe only a few extra hits but they pick up and improve. I certainly would not delete a hub less than six months old if I know it has potential.

    As long as I am happy with the content then I would keep it! Especially if it ranks in the first few pages of Google and gets a little traffic. With some extra links and content you can always improve!

    If you are number 1 in the searches for your keywords and you only get a visit per week then that just reflects your keyword research!
    If you are way down the listing in the SERPS in a very competitive field and you have tried backlinks and improvements then I guess that would be time to say goodbye to the hub if it has no other purpose!

  3. Rehana Stormme profile image80
    Rehana Stormmeposted 6 years ago

    I also have a couple of hubs that I wrote 'back in the day' when I had no idea about SEO and content writing. These hubs have absolutely no organic traffic and I'm thinking the best way to go about it is to just delete them. But, even then, I'm going to give it 6 to 9 months and see how they progress. I might be shocked...big_smile

 
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