How to Keep Your Hubber Profile Score High
It was fun to hit 100!
Is There a Way to Keep Your Author Score High?
First, I don’t want this hub—or even the title—to sound arrogant, as if I have all the answers or am a great hubber because my score has stayed in the 90’s once it got there. I have read wonderful hubs from hubbers who have scores of 100 as well as great articles from hubbers whose score may fluctuate greatly, and may be in the 80’s or even 70’s. I don’t know all the factors that affect hub scores. I’ve researched a lot over the past five months that I’ve been involved with HubPages, but I don’t claim to have all the answers. Still, since I joined HubPages, once my score rose above 90, it has stayed above 90, often hovering near 100. On December 24th, 2011, my hubber score actually reached 100 for a day. That was exciting. And although I don’t know that I was really qualified to be there or even to write this hub, I’ll go ahead and give it a shot and try to explain why I think my hubber score has stayed high over my first five months.
It does take some time for the initial score to rise. I remember afer I first started, watching my hubber score at 28 or so, rising several points per day, moreso as I wrote more, and finally hitting the 90 mark. Once I hit 90, I have stayed there and above. My average score seems to be 95 to 97. I have gone as low as 92 or as high as 99. Hoping for that 100 was something I thought would never happen. I understand how elusive it is, though, as there are some great 100 hubbers out there—Patty Inglish, Kathryn Vercillo, Saddle Rider, and more—and I don’t even pretend to be on their level. I also know there are some wonderful writers out there who are frustrated by their score not rising to the level they'd like (and probably deserve). I can't explain those incidences, and my advice isn't a guarantee, but perhaps it will arm new hubbers with some basic information to focus on. As a new hubber, it's hard to know what direction to take, so maybe my suggestions can help.
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Tips for Keeping Your Hubber Score High
How has my scored stayed in the 90’s, and even usually in the high 90s? I’m not sure, but I’ll give you the tips I’ve used in the five months I’ve been a part of HubPages.
Write High Quality Articles
I spend a lot of time making sure my articles, or hubs, sound right, the words sound right, the grammar is correct, and the typos don’t exist. I go back over hubs over the months to check them again and correct things that I find when I go back and look. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to grammar, so I can’t help myself from going back and looking at my older hubs from time to time I am mortified when I find an error. I also try to publish at least one hub per week, although I don't always achieve that goal.
Be Involved and Make Comments
Answer questions that are asked and ask your own. I have done a lot of that to where my accolades reflect that I have asked and answered 100 questions. Answer questions that you see. Get involved in forums, too.
Commenting on other hubs makes a difference and will also bring more traffic to your own hubs as you get more followers. I try to read 2 to 5 hubs per day and make comments.
Research SEO and Backlinks
Learning about key words and linking to other hubs and sites may increase scores. I’m busy with my day job as well as trying to write hubs in my spare time, so researching SEO is on the backburner for me. I do try to submit my hubs to a few sites at times, at least Facebook and Twitter. I consider Reddit, StumbleUpon, and Delicious, among others. Other than that, I'm trying to learn more about this subject as I go.
Keep writing and keep learning....
I don’t know if this hub has helped hubbers to know how to keep their hubber scores high. If nothing else, maybe it at least helps the newer hubbers to know what things are important in staying involved on this site. And who knows? Maybe we all need tips from other hubbers that might positively affect our hubber scores! I know that I appreciate any tips from other hubbers. Let's just keep writing and learning. That's what I'm trying to do.
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