Are you being followed on hubpages

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First joining hubpages

If you have arrived at this very hub article, you may be thinking to yourself, "Is this just another one of those dry, somewhat long winded hubpage tutorials". Well if you thought such a thing, I regret to inform you, but this isn't that kind of gig.

Nope, this is something entirely different, and will be a sort of grand tour for those looking to see what it's like, for a person to generate what is known as a true following, by seeing all the wrong ways to go, and what happens in the end.


They are watching too - Beware!

If you came to spam any network, you will eventually be detected for sure, & get the swift digital boot, aka banned for life, Good Luck!
If you came to spam any network, you will eventually be detected for sure, & get the swift digital boot, aka banned for life, Good Luck! | Source

Aimless Stalking Socially

I personally didn't do it right on Facebook, on Google+, or on Twitter. Now for those networks mentioned in order to generate a following or collection of friends digitally things are very simple on them, because those social networks allow you to locate either those users you already know, or to simply go crazy if you wish, and begin to follow as many strangers as you can, until that all time limit is reached on each.

Google plus has a 5,000 circle limit for its users to add others onto, and that its members see fit. (Not sure about Facebook, then you gotta research that one, maybe it has a 1 Billion friends limit to be added or followed there, or whatever they call it there.)

Twitter has its own limits as well, I forget what it is (Go figure!), but its along the lines of a 2,000 max or so if those whom are actually following you aren't as equally high in numbers there.

So the all time question of the day is: Does hubpages have such a limitation for fan followings? and do they have any means for us all to detect other users automatically such as it is on Facebook, or Google+, & Twitter? (Yes, indeed look at your profile page, hubpages feed, and hubs link. Well, I guess they have ways here, but its nothing like the others)


This is the game on Google Plus

Valid Questions

These were all valid questions, but the other tough nut to crack here is, is there any penalties involved with all of this aimless following going on online today.

Well, actually on hubpages there is a such a thing as a algorithm, and many new hubbers have no clue that such a thing actually does exist. So what is an algorithm?

Well, if I were to provide the info for such a thing this article would actually breach the initial contract that it began with and so I will just say! think of it as a way for the network God's and on any given network online, to detect the presence of any anomalies, meaning anything odd going on. (Like excessive aimless following, Hint! Hint!)

Epiphany of the day!

  • This means that by developing a pattern similar to how people get with fan following on the other networks explained earlier, these folks are actually damaging their hubpages account, web reputation as a whole and loads more things.


This dude looks like he knows what he's talking about (No way!)

What's up with being scored on hubpages

Your hubber score, which is a number also factored out by that very same algorithm is responsible for positioning your content onto this network as well. It's all figured out mathematically as well as done theoretically, which is something of another hubs discussion altogether.

Just try to take a breather for a moment, have a dozen donuts if you're indeed at a cafe or Dunkin Donuts, with cell phone in hand. Maybe let your hair loose, stand up away from the computer screen before your eyes pop out, and realize this very truth. This isn't Kansas anymore, and you are not Alice from Wonderland neither. This is in fact the cyberspace real deal, also known as the digital raw deal!

Silly fact of December:

  • Hubpages has been holding many aimless following types, in their digital prison of sorts using these numerically correct techniques of archiving their account and content at the bottomless pit of the network here, never to escape its vice gripping hold. (Signified by that infamous hubber score number, right beside your awesome looking HP profile image.)



Crepuscular rays of light shining through clouds near the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.
Crepuscular rays of light shining through clouds near the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. | Source

Living on the top feels good!

How do you think that they are actually considered the top article writers network worldwide? The focus here has always been, to aim at creating a heavily guarded writer network, spam free, and its also on the pure and uncut filtration process as well. Keep in mind this premise also, which is; all of your activities are being continuously, and heavily monitored day and night for them to police this bad boy.

Google is the other police aka web guardians or God's of the online digital clouds (Cloud Computing has completely taken over the Internet, try to catch up folks!), they have these huge jurassic like creatures known as panda bears, and they are holding all the keys today. Every now and then a penguin or two comes out to due their policing as well, but for the most part we are scrutinized to the nth degree by them darn panda's.


Conclusive evidence

Either way, you're dead wrong again for thinking you would get away, because online people are getting banned, prosecuted and much worse, even facing jail time and prosecution for online scams they have committed, and whether they had known what they were doing or not.

So just don't do it! and try to do your very best to establish what is known as a true following. A communications based way of helping out a fellow writer once in a while by reading their hubs, commenting, and sharing in any way shape or form on hubpages.

Why false following isn't good

If you think that creating a following is just clicking the follow button, so that others can jump onto your ban wagon and do the same here on hubpages, well you are dead wrong.

The fact of the matter is, once you choose to follow someone, its getting tabulated and all your communications to and from such individuals are also getting tracked and all of this is being watched by Nasa's satellites as well, and the United States federal government. (Think wisely and do right towards your fellow writers, if you so choose to follow them)

Negative results from those false followers (Malicious users)

Let's say you decided to take on the spammer approach here from the jump start, and send duplicate emails to each follower you have here, actually the first thing that shall happen to you is; your IP address shall be tagged for investigations, and on federal levels at that.

Now, why is this such a bad thing one might think to themselves, while probably home in a warm cozy bed chipping away at their spammer keyboard of great hopeful automated success. This can and will land you into a great deal of legal troubles, so be mindful of your digital actions behind these computer screens, and electronic gadgets.



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billybuc profile image

billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I suspected that's what they did, buddy, but I wasn't sure until this great hub. I had a guy follow me the other day; he had 13 followers and he was following 529 Hubbers. LOL Gee, I wonder what the HP gods thought of that dude?

Great info Mike, and have a great evening in NY!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@billybuc, Yes indeed Bill people have been trying to game the system here all the time, and I think its mainly because of all the bad habits that many folks conduct on the other networks, that they swear they can get away with here, or have the slightest clue to how it all works.

For the most part I hope to help all those who have no idea what damage their doing to their online potential. We shall see in the future for sure, and I do know other people have written hubs of this nature who have been trying to help, but this is my twisted version of it all.

Thanks for the cool comment, and for sharing as you do all the time.


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stephanieb27 3 years ago from United States

When I joined two months ago, I started by looking through the topics of what interest me, found hubbers who appeared to have several hubs that were worth me reading. I clicked the follow button so I could be alerted to any new articles that they wrote. Since you awesome people were so supportive of me from the beginning, I was able to see your comments on what "following" on hubpages meant and that it is more about communication. A week ago, I actually went through and updated my following list to people that I've had communication with.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I really like hubpages. Thank you for these suggestions.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@stephanieb27, thank you so much for being so kind to comment and leave such kind words for me. I work hard at alerting our fellow hubbers of things most people cannot notice themselves.

I just hope more folks can get the idea that excessive following here can only lead to the opposite of what they truly seek, which is failure rather then online success that establishing a true following on hubpages can help them to achieve.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Mhatter99, thanks bro I do my very best point out those things that aren't so obvious to everyone here on hubpages (Mainly for the newbies), and you know, some folks have a lot of nerve these days.

So writing this sort of style hub is truly necessary for sure, and I'm glad you liked it!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I have seen several hubbers who randomly follow. Who can keep up with all of those people unless you spend hours a day. I try to read all that I can and especially new hubbers..give them a chance like they did for me. I also like to follow active hubbers..it is a give and take thing. I am so glad you brought this out. As always you seem to hit the proverbial nail on the head. Great work just keep doing it...and A most happy season for you.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@carol7777, thank you so much for showing your hub loving support as always, and yes its a tough time to keep up with all of those we have chosen to follow, but this article is for all those who care not to do it at all.

You and I both know who such folks are today, we see them following everyone and participating in nothing productive here at all, and so yes this type of hub was truly needed, and as I got such a chip off of my digital shoulder at the same time.

Happy Holidays to you and yours Carol, and Seasons Greetings!


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Seafarer Mama 3 years ago from New England

Thank you very much for putting together this in-depth article. You have worked hard and done your homework. I have looked this over somewhat superficially, but will return to read it more thoroughly.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

A great job, interesting and useful information.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Seafarer Mama, thank you for commenting and for sharing with me, come back anytime you wish, this hub will be here permanently.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Excellent information here. This is a must read for everyone here. I found this paragraph that you quoted not only interesting, but very useful.

"The fact of the matter is, once you choose to follow someone, its getting tabulated and all your communications to and from such individuals are also getting tracked and all of this is being watched by Nasa's satellites as well, and the United States federal government. (Think wisely and do right towards your fellow writers, if you so choose to follow them)"


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

that I quoted sorry about that.


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mpropp 3 years ago from Minnesota

Good suggestions and explanations for why we get some "odd " followers and never hear another word from them....Personally, I go into their profile and check out their latest activity. If all it shows is that they just followed 100 people in a row--then I put them in the false category. Especially if they don't make a single comment to anyone's hubs! Nice job, as usual!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Happy holidays Mike! Interesting about the false followings!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@lovedoctor926, thanks for the comment and for sharing with me I did my best on this one, and I hope it helps those whom are aimlessly following and have no clue its doing more harm to them then good today.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@mpropp, yes indeed people will always be people right! Some folks simply don't care to take the time to slow down, to learn all that entials in online places, and are out right greedy too.

Thene their are those who are completely aimless, and have no clue at all what all this is today. I wrote this for them all, and plus I was once there myself, and lost without a cause, so I know what it is and how to avoid from going back down that dark alley of a place online.

We live and we learn, Thanks for the kind words and for sharing as you do quite often, I owe you some visits, and will do my best to repay the favor.


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Seafarer Mama 3 years ago from New England

Came back to put my 2c in the conversation a little. One piece of information I read was about our "following" activity with other hubbers. Given that I am a home-schooling parent, I must work on my hubs and HP acitvity around my home-schooling activities. That means I have limited time to read my fellow hubbers' work. i want to, and I try to read at least a few of the hubs newly published by those I follow. It's only fair if I like to enjoy seeing comments on mine. But I find it difficult to keep up with everyone.

When I follow a fellow hubber, it means that I am interested in what that person has to "say." But given that we are encouraged to publish at least 2 hubs a week and also read others' work...whew. I do my best, though. My intentions are honorable...but I am human, too. :0)

Any tips?


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aykianink 3 years ago

"Banned for life from Facebook." Wow. Cloud, I don't think this was your intent, but I really got a lot out of the first video. Very interesting. I read this one magazine article a while back that 'teaches' you how to become 'famous' via social media. It then listed 15 or so tips. And then, at the end, it says "Oh, by the way, being a smoking hot babe doesn't hurt either." Ha! Too true.

I always get a lot out of your hubs. Good stuff.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Seafarer Mama, the only tips I have is to try not to follow to many folks if you can only communicate with a lesser amount of hubbers, and so that you can potentially manage all of the communications you indeed already have and a bit more over time.

Maybe that could work out for ya, I have no clue otherwise, and because I do this hubbing action thing as a full time job.

Thanks for the visit, the cool comment, for sharing and for the inquiry. Happy Holidays! & I hope it works out for ya.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Thanks for your tips. I reduced the number of followers today as a matter of fact. People who are on my page who never contribute or comment serve no purpose. I do apologize if you're not on my page, but I will add you if I did take you out my mistake. I will continue to support your work. With regards to the odd followers, you don't have to approve his comment if you don't want to. just a suggestion.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@aykianink, Yeah its pretty crazy these social networking days we all are living today online. Becoming popular on them is definitely something of rarity for sure, because everyone is trying to prove that their posts are the best and all.

Many hubbers are super selfish for the most part on Facebook for sure when it comes to popularity and all, and some folks have no clue of how to communicate effectively, and have simply turned into spam addicts.

As for the false following thing here on Hubpages, its not that bad I don't think but its still an issue for those who end up with the lowest hubber scores, which hurts them in the end for sure.

Thanks for the cool comment and for sharing, Merry Christmas!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@lovedoctor926, Thanks for the comment and for the follow, yes indeed if I don't like a certain hubbers activities here I definitely don't approve their comments or try to follow them neither, yup you got it!

Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday, and very Happy New Years.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Merry Christmas& Happy New Year to you as well.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@lovedoctor926, thanks I will enjoy this holiday to the fullest for sure!


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Good to know stuff. I was not aware this was going on. I follow those I am interested in, even if I don't always respond to their hubs as often as I would like to. I also follow those who choose to follow me. : ) I just like to write...even if my hubs don't receive as many comments as I might like them too. There are some really good writers here, who have become potentially great friends through the hubs. Faithful supporters. Voted up and useful!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@dreamseeker2, I'm so glad this information helped you in some way, because its tough to tell of such things today for sure. Thanks for giving my hub a chance, and for sharing.


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botipton 3 years ago from Cecilia, KY

Thanks for this information. It is easy to figure out that Hub Pages is doing something to control, spam, scams and such. This Hub helped me think about and understand something that you know is going on and don't think about. So thank you for the reminder and bringing a little clarity to it.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@botipto, your very much welcome.

Yeah some folks have a slick way about how they try to draw a following on each and every social platform today, and others are more interested in being a real person, and by going all about it the right way.

Then there are some folks whom are completely clueless to what is going on, or what they should or shouldn't be doing when it comes to hubpages, and following of individuals.

Thanks again for the visit, and for the cool comment.


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

I can definitely appreciate the following abuse. I have too many people connected to my Facebook that I added like crazy when I first got it years ago and I've regretted it because I haven't taken more time to communicate with them regularly. I honestly wish I had more time to do that in general. I definitely choose to make time as much as I can....very thought provoking hub. I agree about following though because that's not something I just want to explode on myself being new. I seek advice but I'm very selective in who I follow. Thanks a lot for a great hub and I'm voting up!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Yeah false following isn't a good thing no matter what network, and those who do it purposely shame on them, but it isn't tolerated here for sure and it shows over time.

Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me @Kasman.

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