Hubber Score: How I Got a Hubber Score of 99 in Two Weeks - Make that 100!

Wow! 99! My inner kid was happy!

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Does a hubber score really matter?

On HubPages, there are two scores. The score that shows up on your photo or avatar is your Hubber Score, which is your total rank. And each Hub you write gets its own rank, it's HubScore, too. The scores go from 1 to 100.

Your hubber score only matters if it matters to you. If you're on HubPages to write, read, learn, and share in the community, then the score may not matter at all. If you're here to make money, then the score can be useful, because, before you make a lot of money, it can show you if you are heading in a good direction.


A few disclaimers

Here are a few things I just want to make clear up front:

  • I do not work for HubPages.
  • I'd really rather not write about myself at all. I'm here to help others. It just happened that I got to a score of 99 in two weeks, then, I jumped to 100 less than a week later. So, in this case, I'm a good example for us all to learn from.
  • I did not get to 99 in my first two weeks on HubPages. I was on for six months, but, for personal reasons, did almost nothing before 4/2/2012. And I hit 99 on 4/13/2012, before I dropped back to 95. Eight days later, on 4/21/2012, I had worked my way back up to 99. Then, on April 27, I blew the lid off, and hit 100!
  • A high Hubber Score does not equal high earnings. For example, I earned my way back up from 95 to 99 by writing a hub on Hub Hopping. It was very popular, and almost certainly part of why my score went up. But it did nothing for Google Adsense earnings. People aren't shopping when they're reading about HubPages features.
  • I'm still learning, and I really appreciate the examples and encouragement of great hubbers.
  • Small changes in your score do not matter. I do get hung up on this, and it's a challenge to let it go. Why did my score drop from 99 to 95?!? The best answer is: I don't know and it doesn't matter. I'll keep telling myself that until I believe it!
  • Please, stay positive. Learn from the success of others, and help others to succeed. No one boosts their hubber score through envy or personal criticism.
  • I wish I could call this hub "how to boost your hubber score," but, the truth is, I don't know. I do believe what I'm doing works. I think that, if you try what I'm doing, your score will go up. But I'm no guru, and I'll be learning a lot from your comments and experience, as I hope you learn from mine. To quote cre8tor: "I make no promises that what I state here will work for you. This is just a sort of diary of my activities and I assure you, I do not work for HubPages."

Note: I do think I have one special asset that will help you. I am trained in quality management, which means I keep track of what I'm doing and report it well. I'll share with you all that I've found.

Why are you on HubPages?

I'm here on HubPages for three reasons. First, I have some things to say, especially about Zen, spirituality, and healing, that I want the world to hear about. Second, I want to make money as a writer so I can write more, because I love to write. Third, it's really cool to get appreciation for my writing days and even minutes after I publish, instead of waiting six months for my book to come out after I send it to a publisher.

Note that my first two reasons run against each other. Writing about spirituality is not the fastest way to make money on HubPages. So, it's all about a balance of dreaming and doing, of working and serving.

Why are you on HubPages? Be sure you know. Then you can decide if your Hubber score is important or not. And, if it is, you can decide the best way to raise your score. Here are some reasons to raise your score:

  • Your Hubber score is a sign that you are becoming a better writer of articles. So, if you want to know you are becoming a better writer of articles (not, necessarily, poems or stories), then the score is a guide.
  • It's a measure of how much money you could make. Now, I want to be clear. There is not a one-to-one correspondence between your Hubber score and how much money you make. It's much more complicated than that. But a high Hubber score is an indication that you are headed in the right direction. It shows you're getting the basics down, too, which means that when you start to earn money, you'll do it more reliably and steadily. And, since people look at your Hubber score to decide if they want to read your hubs, having the higher score will help you make money in the long run, too.
  • The Hubber score is a great measure of how much you participate in the community, and how helpful you are. So, if you like to know you're helping others, then a high Hubber score lets you know that - along with the notes of appreciation you are sure to receive.

Do these 10 things to raise your score

I want to keep this very simple. Doing these ten things has raised my score. I think they will work for everyone, so I say "we":

  • We write great hubs on topics we know about
  • We answer questions
  • We ask questions
  • We read the learning center and learn from the examples of great hubbers
  • We participate in forums
  • We make suggestions for improving HubPages
  • We read hubs, hop hubs, and make positive comments
  • We take it a step or two at a time
  • We are positive and appreciative in everything we do

Here's a bit more on each one.

We write great hubs on topics we know about

Please, write what you know. The worse hubs are boring facts or purely personal stories. But the best hubs are a mix of fact and personal story. Bring us your own experience, and your knowledge about life and the world. Why? Experience plus knowledge equals wisdom. And wisdom makes life better, it's what we're all looking for. (Humor, too!)

Here are some tips for improving your hubs. These are the core essentials:

  • Write several capsules, keeping each one short.
  • If you write a lot of capsules, add a table of contents.
  • Make sure the hub stands alone. Your readers should not need to read another hub or go on to a web page to understand what you mean or get the whole story.
  • Write clear, grammatical, meaningful sentences and paragraphs. Don't use acronyms without defining them. WDTM? (What does that mean?)
  • Proofread your work. Eliminate spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Use clear titles with keywords that people would search in Google if they are looking to read about what you are writing about.
  • Add good tags.
  • Always write a summary for every article.
  • Use the Link Suggestion Tool to link to high quality hubs and HubPage locations relevant to your hub.

Here are some other great things you can do. Note, I've only done the first two of these, and it was after my score hit 99. All these make better hubs, but are not essential to your HubScore.

There is a lot more advice out there on writing great hubs. Keep reading and learning, and use what you learn!

We answer questions

It was actually the questions that really got me going on HubPages. I'd joined, but did almost nothing for about six months. (I'll skip the personal drama: family illness, changing job priorities, blah, blah.) Then I started reading questions and answering them. I answered only questions where either I could really help, or I was really interested. (As a kid, I was a walking encyclopedia, so there are a lot of answers I can just spin off for people.)

I keep all of my answers positive. Even when I don't like something, I don't call it bad. I ask a question instead.

It was answering a question that got me going on HubPages. I got excited, and my answer was too long for the answer box. A great way to write a hub is to use the "write a hub on this topic" button that comes with every question.

We ask questions

This may sound funny, but I was answering questions for weeks before it occurred to me to ask any. I guess that's a danger of growing up as a kid Braniac. Everyone thinks I know all the answers. Heck, I used to think my older brother knew all the answers, and I asked him everything. And he's an official genius. Now, he asks me questions! I'm happy to help out, but I'd better not let this rub off on me.

So, I'm asking questions. Mostly, I'm asking people about their experience. For example, I have a friend who is a waiter, and he wants to know how to keep his tips up as the restaurant gets slow in summer. So I asked some questions about what makes people tip more in restaurants. I got some good answers, too. So a new Hub is on the way. . . .

Then I got so excited about writing on HubPages that I couldn't fall asleep. So I asked all of you how you unwind and fall asleep.

I encourage all of us to ask questions that will help us learn, and will stimulate more great hubs.

Wow! I did it! 100!

My inner kid can't stop grinning!
My inner kid can't stop grinning! | Source

We read the learning center and learn from the examples of great hubbers

I took most of a day and read most of the HubPages Learning Center. And I took notes, and made notes of articles to read a second time, and others to read in the future. When it comes to the Learning Center, I say, "Why re-invent the wheel?" The answers to almost all of your questions are out there.

And I've got great news. How do we write great hubs? How do we get a great Hubber score? The answer is all around us. Let's get out there and read some hubs! Read hubs by people with scores in the high 90s. Get inspired by hubs that you enjoy, or that inspire you, or that you think are awesome. Then imitate them. I don't mean steal their ideas or their style. Share your own ideas and create your owns style. But,when it comes to tools and techniques, follow great examples. And HubPages is full of them.

One thing to learn about is accolades. Accolades teach you the habits that will increase your Hubber Score. And, for me, my inner kid totally freakin' loves getting accolades. That keeps me coming back every day, even on bad days.

We participate in forums

Okay, forums scared me at first. Remember, I was born a geek. The learning center article on forums talked about "friendly banter" and I got chills. It warned me not to engage in personal attacks and petty bickering, and I started to fear flame wars.

I got over it, and I suggest you do, too. Read forums for a few minutes for a couple of days. Then answer questions to be helpful. Then, if you have a question about HubPages, and the answer isn't in Help, search the forums. If that doesn't work, post your question on a forum. That's what really got me going. I got stuck with a URL for a hub that I wanted to change. Now, you can't change the URL of a hub after you start writing it. But, on a forum, a friendly, experienced, knowledgeable hubber helped out in minutes. I learned you can create a new hub with the right URL, and copy everything over. Once the forum helped me, I started to help out on forums, as a way of saying "thank you."

We make suggestions for improving HubPages

There was a link in the learning center that didn't work. So I posted a forum thread on the suggestion forum asking for it to be fixed. Now, I didn't just complain. I started by saying how much I appreciated the Learning Center. Then I mentioned the link, and asked them to fix it. The Powers That Be fixed it. Then I let everyone know.

That's the way to make suggestions and participate. Appreciate, and ask for things to get better. Sometimes, they do!

How to express a negative comment in a positive way

No matter what we want to say, there is a positive way to say it.

For example, a hubber following me had no hubs posted. His hubber score was a "1." His bio had 4 typos and two acronyms I didn't know, so I didn't understand him at all.

He had posted a forum question asking why all his hubs had been taken down. There were several encouraging comments about how he could find out and try again. I added one of my own. I thanked him for reading my hub. I suggested several improvements to his bio, and offered to read one of his hubs if he sent it to me. I encouraged him to keep reading and writing.

I don't know if he'll ever come back and read that message. But I wrote it anyway. Why? Because I've been where he is. I've been down and out and thought no one would listen to me. And now I've written ten books.

We can all try again. Let's do it, and encourage others along the way.

We read hubs, hop hubs, and make positive comments

Duh! moment! Hubs are here to be read. I actually had to get over some resistance to do this. I came here to write, and, when I write, I don't read much. I had to push myself.

And I'm glad I did. There are some great writers out there. And most of them are very different from me. Reading your hubs, I get inspired and encouraged. Even when a hub is not the best, it adds some value.

And that brings us to comments. I suggest:

  • We comment as often as we can.
  • We make only positive comments.
  • We vote up often, and vote down rarely. (I've only voted down one hub and one comment. The hub was confusing and pushy. The comment was narrow-minded and destructive.)
  • Being true to ourselves, we mark a hub awesome, or beautiful, or useful, or funny, or interesting, whenever we can. (I suggest this order. Us geeks think in terms of "interesting," but more people are looking for "useful.")
  • We share hubs, on HubPages, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Google+. (Note, I'm not doing this yet myself, because I don't have a following yet. But I will soon.) And I don't mean we share only our own hubs. I mean we share the hubs we like - especially out to the larger Internet.

And hop some hubs. It really helps. I see this as a civic duty to the HubPages community. The Hub Hopper makes sure that all new hubs get checked out. And you don't have to feel bad about flagging a hub. It's anonymous. Even more, a professional evaluator who works for HubPages will look at whatever any one of us flags, and only follow through if there is a problem. And, if there's a problem, then they teach; they don't take down the hub (unless the person doesn't fix the problem).

We take it a step or two at a time

Please don't let yourself get overwhelmed and freeze up. Move ahead at a pace you can handle. And if you need to drop out for a while, that's okay. Just come on back in - the water's fine!

Okay, there's a lot here. Ten points to cover! And, let's face it, writing a hub, itself, involves a lot of learning, especially if you haven't written articles before. So, please, let's take it a step or two at a time.

For example, I spent one day just learning how to create a table of contents, and adding one to my most popular hub. A few days ago, the only new thing I did was visit and read all the people who are following me. But I gave them a lot of love and attention. And now I'm caught up with all my followers, and reaching out to appreciate new followers as soon as they join is a steady habit.

We are positive and appreciative in everything we do

There are so many wonderful hubs, questions, answers, and comments on HubPages! There are so many, in fact, that I think we can afford to ignore almost all of the bad stuff. Sure, there's complaining. And people run themselves down, too. Sometimes people express envy and attack other people. How sad!

I almost always set that aside, and focus on the positive. I express appreciation and encouragement. (See tips in the sidebars for how to do that.)

Do I ever criticize people? No. Do I critique what I see on HubPages? Very rarely. In hub hopping, I do try to flag hubs that violate HubPages rules. Remember, HubPages rules support Adsense rules. When bad hubs - hubs that try to sell something too hard, or have adult material, for instance - are on HubPages - it hurts the whole community. And I sometimes vote down a comment that is narrow-minded and prejudiced in a nasty way. But let's focus on the positive.

Let's find and build the wonderful parts of HubPages, and let the rest fall away. In fact, that's a good way to live life, too!

One step back, two steps forwards

Sometimes, we have to take one step back to take two steps forwards. Or, in this case, one step back to go five points up in score.

When I first started writing hubs, I missed the place on the right, available when editing a hub, where you can add a summary to your hub. I saw the note on the list of my hubs on my My Accounts page, and learned what I'd missed. And I spent a boring couple of hours adding summaries to all my old hubs.

Then I added more tags to each hub, too. More boring work. (By the way, you can use the Title Tuner to get ideas for tags, and not just for changes to your hub titles.)

I'm just getting going with photos and pictures. And I'll go back and add pictures to my hubs when I get the hang of it.

A few nights ago, I went back and read at least a hub or two from everyone who's following me, and left a positive comment for each of them.

Any time we learn something new, let's go back and apply it to the hubs we've already written. Or, if a hub feels hopeless to you, unpublish it. Then you can decide whether to rewrite it, or let it go.

Don't get stuck on your Hubber Score

This is a message to myself: "Sid, don't get stuck on your Hubber Score!"

When I look at myself, I see three reactions to my Hubber Score. My inner entrpreneur is very practical. "Let's keep it above 95, then not worry about it, and start to focus on making money," says he. But my inner kid says, "I saw 99. I want 100!" And "Why did my score drop to 95? And, when I wrote a great hub that lots of folks read, more than any other hub I've written, and it got a Double Awesome and a Triple Beautiful, why didn't my score go up again!?!"

I love that inner kid. And I'll speak truth to him, and to you. I don't know. And it doesn't matter. Keep doing good stuff, and don't sweat five points here or there.

Parts of the Hubber Score system have to be kept secret from hackers. And it isn't a perfect system - what computer or person is? So, instead of getting hung up on a score, let's use it as a guide, and then let it go, and sail on in the right direction.

Let's keep going, and keep growing

Of course, once we've got the Hubber Score we want, it's going to take some maintenance. I don't know what the perfect formula is, but I'll share what I think is good. And I'm trying to do this:

  • We work on a hub every day, and publish when it's ready. (We all write at our own pace.)
  • We each answer 5 questions a day.
  • We each read 5 hubs a day, and leave 3 positive comments, sharing as we go.
  • We each ask 3 questions (in Questions or on Forums) each day.
  • We suggest an improvement to HubPages whenever we think of one.
  • We hop 10 hubs a day.

One more thought. If you do all these things, and your score isn't high enough to make you happy, you might take a look at your writing. Read the hubs of Hubbers with really high scores, and learn better writing from them to improve your own.

When I was adding links to this article, I learned that I am, in HubPages lingo, a "prodigy." I don't care, but my inner kid is grinning again!

I'm going to do the items on the list above, because each of these activities helped boost my score. But, more importantly, I will learn, grow, and contribute as I do it. Imagine how much greater HubPages will become, and how much it will grow, if we all do this.

I'm sharing this with you because I believe the heart of HubPages isn't competition, it's cooperation. I don't get a lower score when you get a higher score. Just the opposite. When you get a higher score, you draw more traffic from the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Google to HubPages. And all that is good for me. I get more readers and make more money. Thank you!

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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

This hub has really given me strength to go on as a Hubber. I started by writing two hubs and got discouraged when they were brought down. Learning center and great hubs like yours are now my best friends and am not stopping. We learn from our mistakes and surely am learning from my mistakes.


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brackenb 4 years ago

Realyy good and helpful hub. Thank you.


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algarveview 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

Hi, Sid, I know you are right, but it's hard not to care about the Hubber Score, no matter the reasons we are here... Anyway, good tips! Voted up and useful and sharing... Have a great day!


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Thanks, Sid. I resonate so with your attitude and your hubs. Thanks for SHARING.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hi Bracken!

Thanks - I look forward to reading your hubs and learning more about the life of a horse breeder. I hope my suggestions increase your score!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Yup - I listen to my inner kid on this topic every day - and keep writing! thanks for sharing our success.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Sandra - You're an inspiration to me, so your appreciation is a real boost.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Dwachira! Sometimes we have to start over. Keep growing, keep learning, keep writing!


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kgarcia1113 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV, USA

Your information is extremely helpful and easy to read through. Voted up and useful.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks KGarcia!

I like your hubs, so I hope my story helps you grow your score!


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VirginiaLynne 4 years ago from United States

I think you have some great suggestions, and that while having a high hubscore is not the only measure of success, it is definitely one thing that everyone can shoot for and it is something that keeps you going while you are waiting for the traffic (and money) to come rolling in!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Let's keep rolling!


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Ms Dee 4 years ago from Texas, USA

A very helpful list of 10 things to keep in mind. I particularly appreciate taking a step or 2 at a time. It seems a little bit most every day is better than occasional spurts. Thanks for posting these encouraging guidelines.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Yes! I guess that, even though we're hopping, it's better to be a tortoise than a hare.


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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

Thank you for this very well-thought-out hub, which screams that you are a motivational speaker (and one who knows what he's doing.) I've only known one person who got to a score of 100 in under a week. In a way you are her complete opposite, so it's nice to know there are more than one way to greatness. Furthermore, it's nice to make your acquaintance.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Haunty! If you're willing to share the name of the other Hubber - I can learn a lot from my complete opposite!


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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

Of course, I am. Although, I doubt she is in the mood to teach HubPages. The hubber name is frogdropping.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks - I'm happy just to follow her and learn from her hubs. Following her now!


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Green Art 4 years ago

Sid, you have some great suggestions on how to improve hub scores and writing hubs in general. Thanks for a very informative hub. Voted UP! I've been on a long break from writing and want to get back to it daily if possible.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks - you write well, so I hope you are able to bring us a lot more soon!


eric-d-agustin 4 years ago

I understand. Simplicity is the rule. Thanks


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

May your simple, steady efforts bring you success.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Very interesting to read - You are so right about Hubscores not matching earnings. I hope you continue to enjoy writing etc on Hubpages. Thanks.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

And thank you, Lady E!


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Maralexa 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Your article is simply inspiring. I say that because this hub for me is about the process of becoming a better and better writer. It's about how to become a more "successful" writer. And, success has many definitions.

Thank you. I look forward to following your experience in the HubPages writing program. Best of Success!

Your new fan/follower.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks Maralexa! (That's a lovely name by the way.) Let's become better - and more successful - writers together.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

I love your attitude in this article.

In particular I so agree with what you say about focusing on the positive when writing on HubPages - whether in articles or comments. We don’t need to deny the uncomfortable feelings like jealousy or resistance that come up. Instead we can deal with those feelings and then when we write with more clarity.

What we write lasts a lot longer than a passing feeling, and I want my writing to contribute in a positive way.

Your advice here about Hubber Score is also very useful I think. Participating in the community in some way is important, not just for score but because it makes writing so much more enjoyable. I feel that I’ve made a lot of new friends around the world.


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bockshiner 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

Thanks for your article. I've been wondering what these numbers mean.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

I continue to grow in learning to focus on the nourishing and creative, and in letting everything else go. It's hard, sometimes, but it totally pays off in that it builds a sphere of healing and joyful energy that is available to me and to anyone who wants to truly join the dance in joy.


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Gerg 4 years ago from California

Simpatico, in our perspective about HP, Sid - I've been riding 100 for several days now, and don't know exactly why, but honestly, I write here because I enjoy it. That's all! Thanks.

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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

The joy is what matters most!


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dainy665dane 4 years ago from Land Of Promise

Tips noted! Thank you very much for sharing your thought SidKemp :-D


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thank you, Dainys, and welcome to HubPages!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Wow! A hub score of perfect 100! congrats!!


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beadreamer247 4 years ago from Zephyrhills, FL

Interesting hub in that way that it tells you to stop worrying to much and just doing what you really like and care about, being less attached to numbers alone. What should matter more: What you enjoy or the number? I believe you can get good at anything you truly enjoy...so the numbers will come one day.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, spy! And there is no perfect - it's all a flow of endless change. And, in this case, all it means is that a computer algorithm really likes me! I'd rather get a smile from a friend.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thank beadreamer! Stopping worrying has been a lifelong effort on my part. So I'm still learning my own lesson, and I keep celebrating. It's more fun than worrying!


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

You Sid are a breath of fresh air!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thank you, Ginger, and welcome to HubPages!


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

Thank you Sid!


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Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

Had to check out your score to see where you are. Same place that I was yesterday at 97. Today I fell back a few points. I try to keep my head above 90. I like this hub and appreciate your honesty in expressing that you just don't know what it is that actually boosts ones score exactly. I've been trying to figure that out myself. Publishing a hub here and there and hop, hop, hopping from hub to hub, almost always leaving some words of encouragement. I vote up often also, and follow nearly everyone who's hub I've commented on. Thank you for inspiring us all!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Most important - keep enjoying what you do!


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA

Congratulations, SidKemp! I really appreciate your positive spirit and taking the time to share with us your awesome experience and advice! Wishing you and the HubPages community continued success!!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thank you, Judah's Daughter. It's all about shared success!


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Your hubs on hubbing are excellent. I intend to read them all. Thanks for sharing in such a friendly, positive mood.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Ms. Dora. Happy Hubbing!


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Fantastic hub, SidKemp thanks so much for compiling it and sharing. As a newbie myself I am still learning about hubworld, but really enjoying it all!! Well done on your "century" achievement, must have felt brilliant.Voted up and more, looking forward to reading more of your articles.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Congratulations, Sid (aka Inner Kid). I also jumped for joy when I scored my first 100 on Hubber Score but it dwindled into the circle of 90s just of late.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Suzie. I'm still a newbie, too! Let's grow together!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

So, the computer algorithm doesn't love you, right? :) Happy Hubbing!


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Brett Osteen 4 years ago

Interesting stuff :)


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Brett. I hope you and many others find it helpful.


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Sid. What an absolutely cracking hub. It radiates vitality and can do attitude. Such information so freely given is greatly appreciated.

Voted up / Interesting / Following.

Graham.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks Graham - glad I can help. HubPages isn't a competition - we all win together!


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lezsaysit 4 years ago from New York, NY

Hello Sid,

I wanted to thank you for sharing such a vivid and informational article. I also appreciated your wonderful comments on my article as well. It means a lot when someone who has the expertise find your work favorable. As I continue to grow as a writer on HubPages, I will continue to follow you and visit your Hub world for your latest Hubs. Thank you again. Lesley


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hey LezSayIt! I'm glad I can help you grow on HubPages. Lez Say It and Lez Do It! Lez Get Going!


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lezsaysit 4 years ago from New York, NY

LOL!!! Sounds like a plan!


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pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

Dear Sir,

I got and exactly which was needed to improvise,i am trying to increase my score but could not go above 60--

I am trying to become Hub-Author but long way to go,but guidance will help to reach there.

thank you Sir.

pramod gokhale


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hello again, Pramod,

Here are some recommendations:

- read a few hubs every day. Read ones that have high scores and interest you, and leave short positive comments.

- following these good models, write one careful, well thought out hub each month, more when you can.

- read my article on the hub hopper, and hop hubs. I think that really boosts your score.


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JackyDragon 4 years ago

What an awesome article. Very informative and useful. Thanks


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Jacky! Glad I can help my fellow hubbers.


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Sid. Great hub. Really different and interesting. Thanks!

Graham.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hi Graham - thank you. I'm glad you found it valuable!


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Success For You 4 years ago

I Sid, I'm at 75...this post was absolutely perfect with details on writing and posting Hubs...I will follow you. Your articles on business excellence are great.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

I wish success for you, Success For You! . . . on HubPages, and in business. I've found that continuing this approach has kept my score reliably between 95 and 99, and sometimes 100. I probably would have done better if I'd published 2-3 hubs per week steadily, instead of in batches.


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Success For You 4 years ago

I will mirror your approach...as it's said, "Success leaves clues". Thanks...


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Happy to share my clues - Shared success for all!


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MomsTreasureChest 4 years ago

Terrific hub with lots of great suggestions and information. My takeaway is to learn more about creating a table of contents and also check out how to copy a hub to the new url to see if there is a shortcut for copying the entire hub at once rather copying the individual capsules as I recently did for a hub where I wanted to change the url. Thanks again for all the helpful information!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, MomsTreasureChest! Let's keep learning, improving, and helping each other.


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BongSantos 4 years ago from Philippines

Very useful, lots of info. Thank you for your generosity.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks BongSantos! I hope you keep growing on HubPages!


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NotPC 3 years ago

Hey Sid, could you do me a huge favor and look over my HubPages real quick? I'm having a real tough time bringing my hubscore up and I have no idea why...


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hi NotPC! Happy to help, and I hope it's okay that I'm sharing the advice here, so everyone can use it. Your hubs are clear and well-written. Two simple tips come immediately to mind. 1) Use all subtitles (capsule headings) to promote SEO and engage interest. Instead of headings like "General Advice" or "Intro", something like "Looking at the best Hotels in Sydney." Instead of "caution," "Find a family-friendly area." Also (as you did in the hotel review) include more photos. Now, add titles and captions to those photos.

If you start a hub well before you publish it, and include a 150-word summary and a photo as soon as you write it, then it will go up in ratings (into the sixties and more) before you publish it, keeping your score high.

Keep improving your writing. It's clear (better than many) but it could be more engaging. (We can all improve - I still am!)

Become a great hubpages community member using the tips in this article, and also sharing other people's hubs first, then your own, on Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

I also hit a 100 Profile Score for a few days and staggered from 99 to 92, since I am also busy with my work as a seafarer.

I also had issues on re-editing my old hubs as it didn't have much 'green element' to stay fresh.

Good for you, Sid. You are an inspiration. :)


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NotPC 3 years ago

Thanks for the advice! I have some work to do!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hey Travelman! Glad we're sailing side-by-side on hubpages!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Go for it NotPC - be generous in all that you do!


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Diana Grant 3 years ago from London

I've been slowly and steadily increasing my score, but can't seem to get above 95 twice, and mainly about 93 now, so I shall try your tips and, I trust, see myself soaring to a nice 97 - perfection will c0me later! Thanks for an inspiring article


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Diana - Best success, and do let me know what happens. If you don't hit 97, we'll figure out why together!


Ruth Lanham 3 years ago

My score went from 93 to 88 overnight. I was so bummed but reading this hub has helped. Thanks!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hi Ruth: My score slipped, too. I restored it in a week by making positive comments on hubs every day - 5 to 10 comments a day - for 5 days. Try a mix of things - reading friends hubs, following topics of interest, and using the old hub hopper. Let me know how it goes.


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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

Congratulations on your very high hubber score. I think it's great to have a high hubber score. I guess for some it may not matter much. I don't think much about it either but I do like seeing my hubber score slowly rising. It can be a good feeling and you're given the impression that you're doing something right. I also agree with what you said about the high score showing you that you're doing a good job.


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Ceres. You're absolutely right that Hubber Score doesn't need to matter - it's up to each hubber. But there is one other point: For those of us here to earn a living, a high hubber score correlates with a number of useful things: Page views (which tie directly to income); and also getting more followers and good fan mail. So I use it as a key earning metric, and my inner child gets happy!


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gags3480 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

Thx for the useful info.

Voted up & shared.


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Gags! May your Hubber score grow and increase!


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maheshpatwal 3 years ago from MUMBAI

Sir congrats for achieving the feat....


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thank you, Mahesh. It was a year ago now - I hope you follow my lead!


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aravindb1982 3 years ago from Puttaparthi, India

Awesome! Simply wonderful to read and easy to understand! You are one hell of a humble person Mr. SidKemp! Thank you


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thank you, Aravin. I'm happy to help my fellow hubbers. We all succeed together! May your score be high!


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Renee Abbott 3 years ago from Arizona

Hi Sid

Thank you for writing this very informative hub. It is loaded with a lot of valuable information and also gave me a few smiles. I too am a spiritual writer, quantum physics, and having the need to help people improve their life.

I again thank you for such a detailed informative hub.

Blessings

Renee


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Glad to be of service, Renee. And we're both in Florida, too. I'm in Boca Raton. Where are you? We may just be a quantum leap apart!


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Renee Abbott 3 years ago from Arizona

That we are..lol:). I am outside of Ft Lauderdale


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

You write about two of my favorite topics - Tarot and Quantum Mechanics. Maybe we should meet up!


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Renee Abbott 3 years ago from Arizona

Might be interesting


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phtech 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

I'm very happy about and thankful for this hub. I love learning about how to be better. I'm going to apply a few of these ideas and see how they work out for me.


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, PH. Be sure to come back and let us know how it's working out.


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

Thanks so much for sharing how you have achieved success on Hub Pages. I am doing most of the things you suggest. I have not gotten into hub hopping yet Think I'll give it a shot soon. Thanks for the valuable information


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks, Lady Deonne. Enjoy the hub hopping. I've written a hub about that, too, The Hub Hopper: Six Reasons to Hop Hubs. That's about the classic hopper. The new hopper is a great tool for improving evaluation of writing, which can help you evaluate and improve your own hubs.


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Jennifer Suchey 3 years ago from Northern California

Great hub. Thanks for posting your personal experience, your thoughts on the matter . . . and congrats on the 100!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hi Jennifer, thanks - May your score increase!

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