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theraggededge
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on 06/22/2011

Just unpublished and subsequently deleted a hub. Brought whole article and images to Wizzley. However the hub is still viewable. Should I wait to publish the new Wizzley until the hub has disappeared and how long might that take?

Bev

spirituality
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on 06/22/2011

I would SO not recommend moving articles wholesale. Leave them at hubpages, rewrite them for here and link FROM hubpages to your Wizzley article. 

However badly they're doing, those hubs still have link authority behind them. Deleting them is like destroying real estate. Just don't do it. 

But in the case of a hub that you did already delete, I guess you will have to wait till it's really gone, and Google knows it's gone before creating a wizzley article. Otherwise you'll hit their duplicate content filter for sure. 

I wrote this article a while ago about moving your content around: http://www.marketingspiritual.com/2009/being-a-fidgity-webmaster/


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theraggededge
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on 06/22/2011

Have taken your advice and undeleted and republished it at HP. It was only getting around 7 views per week, so thought it might do better over here. I also have a similar one at Squidoo on the same subject so don't really want to rewrite. However, I might be able to write about another aspect of the topic and link back to both articles.

Many thanks.

Bevx

spirituality
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on 06/22/2011

 

theraggededge: 22. Jun 2011, 04:48

Have taken your advice and undeleted and republished it at HP. It was only getting around 7 views per week, so thought it might do better over here. I also have a similar one at Squidoo on the same subject so don't really want to rewrite. However, I might be able to write about another aspect of the topic and link back to both articles.

Many thanks.

Bevx

Well, since this is a very new platform, nothing is yet likely to do better than on hubpages or squidoo. If your lens IS getting traffic, take your topic from the phrase that attracts most traffic.

When I say rewrite, that includes going at the topic from another aspect and than interlinking with whatever else you've written about. 

In this case: I'd link from the wizzle to hubpages and squidoo & from hubpages to the wizzle. That is, assuming the lens does get traffic. If it doesn't, you can just interlink all three and let Google figure out which is most important. 


I'm Spirituality aka Katinka Hesselink. Glimpses into my online marketing story :Marketing Spiritual - online marketing with integrity
bizilady
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on 06/22/2011

I last time I removed soem articles froma website, i waited a month until they didn't show up on Google and thenlaced them on another site...

I agree that you should leave them on Hubpages, even though it seems to be dying..Cry


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spirituality
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on 06/23/2011

Well, if you seriously think it is dying then do backup your articles on your own PC so that you are sure you have the content ready for moving to another platform when it does die.

Personally I would not walk faster than the crowd on this one. But it's not a bad idea to be prepared. 


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spirituality
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on 06/23/2011

Well, since I have a number of articles on hubpages I went and took a look. Doesn't look like  site that's dying to me. There are a LOT of recently active threads in the forums, more than I've ever seen at Squidoo. The backend has recently been made over, so they're still investing developer time. 

Greekgeek did an overview of their traffic stats and Hubpages is, like Squidoo, holding steady. 

Remember: this means it's still one of the top 300 sites of the web worldwide and one of the top 100 sites in the USA.

http://greekgeek.mythphile.com/2011/06/hubpages-vs-squidoo-traffic-holding-steady/

It also means that Hubpages and Squidoo are at present getting roughly the same amount of traffic. The kind of traffic our individual sites can only dream about. 

(cross posting to my blog)

And that translates into adsense money. Maybe less than they'd counted on 6 months ago. The recent google changes may have cut deeply into the pockets of many hubpages contributors. Still, no reason to think the site is dying. 

They're responding to the changes Google made with more stringent quality guidelines and filters - not enough for my taste, but still. I would not be surprised if their traffic started increasing again within a few months. 


I'm Spirituality aka Katinka Hesselink. Glimpses into my online marketing story :Marketing Spiritual - online marketing with integrity
bizilady
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on 06/23/2011

No, the forum is very busy,I make frequent comments,but my page views are dying.

Looking at seo and keywords to pepper into exisitng articles. I have all my articles backuped and on my computer already.


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