HubberScore Alternatives - How To Really Measure Your Worth on Hubpages
I have been on Hub Pages for almost 2 months now and sorry that it took me so long to discover it, but I am having some fun here not just writing hubs and enlightening people in my world, but discovering people in THEIR world. I am already addicted to Hubpages so much that I have replaced it for blogging altogether and my blogs were doing extremely well. I am about to put a link on my blog saying something to the effect of "Now writing on Hubpages" with a link to my Hub Pages profile.
After 2 months, most people would consider me a newbie and that's ok. I see people doing really well after 2 or even 3 years and some people have been here for only a year and they are doing pretty well too.
The biggest challenge is getting that HubberScore up, but also not stressing out when it is not where you want it to be. When the newbies see people who are in the 90s while they are hovering around lower scores, there is a "How did you get up there so fast " mentality. First thing is: Click on that person's profile and check how long they have been up there for. You would be surprised that most of them are not newbies.
The biggest piece of advice that any experienced Hubber will tell you, either in their own hubs or forums, is not to worry about the HubberScore. It does not mean much. Just be a community member and do all of the following:
- participate in forums
- answer questions
- comment on other people's hubs
Still even when people do all these great things, their HubberScore just drops at times and then shoots back up. Your HubberScore activity on Hubpages does not seem to really reflect what you do here. It does, but we just don't know and should we even care? It is like a Google ranking algorithm for our websites and blogs. We don't know and it changes every week.
Hmm, maybe the HubberScore algorithm changes weekly just like Google rankings. Something to ponder for another day.
Last week, this is what happened to my Hubber Score:
- Rose consistently from 81 to 91.
- Dropped down to 86.
- Rose back up 90
- Dropped back down to 88 (Overnight)
At this point, I finally realized that there is nothing I can do about my HubberScore and now I finally see what other people mean when they tell you in forums not to worry about your Hubber Score.
So How Do You REALLY Measure How Well You Are Doing On Hub Pages?
I think it is other Hub Page members who are your REAL HubberScore. We need to stop relying on a computer web application to tell us how good we are.
Use These Scores (All these are average scores):
- FollowerScore or FollowerRatio
All these scores are based on people. However, like the mysterious HubberScore algorithm, there are so many people that it would be hard to calculate our "PeopleScores" based on our activity here, so just have fun with these scores:
Leaving comments is crucial to your well bring on Hub Pages. Why do I say this? Because Hubpages rewards you at certain levels of your commenting with their trophies (e.g. Level II Commenter, Level VII commenter).
Calculation: Take the number of comments you leave on other hubs. You can figure this out by going to
My Account->Activity->Comments You Made
and then scrolling down to the total of the "ever" column. Subtract the number of comments you made on your own hubs. They really don't count in my opinion. You will have to estimate this as there is no number of comments that you made on your own hubs. If you reply to every comment you get for hubs (like most Hubbers), you an take a guess.
Then, divide this total by the number of hubs you read without commenting on.
For example, if you have made 50 comments and read 100 hubs, your CommenterScore is a 50. This number will never go over 100 (unlike your FollowerScore)
Folks, I made up these scores to measure in my own head how well I am doing at HubPages. These are not official scores by HubPages but they satisfy me as a method to determine how well I am doing here.
FollowerScore / FollowerRatio:
Your FollowerScore Calculation: The average ratio of people following you per hub. For example, if you have 500 people following you and you have written 1000 hubs, your follower ratio is 50%. This may not account for the people who just follow you for the sake of getting followers, but your Hub work speaks for itself and you know it.
At the time of this writing, I have written almost 80 hubs and have 98 followers, so my HubberRatio is over 100%. I think I am doing well there. I don't need 1,000 followers for 43 hubs and it would not be realistic for me to get upset with just 45 followers. I am happy. Of course, I could always use more. ;) hint hint
I have seen a hubber with over 150 hubs and just 25 followers. That should tell you something about the quality of this person's writing. That is a 16.7 HubberRatio.. Do the math.
Some of you reading this may think that the number of followers is not a good measure of your worth on hubpages, but I would disagree. The more followers you have, the better your chances of getting more shares, more money earned, and more comments.
Earnings as a measure of success...
I don't worry about my earnings, because that figure, like the HubberScore, is unpredicatable. However, if you do measure your success on Hubpages based on your earnings, then you have to come up with this number yourself and make that number your goal.
Whether you want to make $10 per month or $200 per month on Hubpages, then you have to set that goal and once you reach it. your EarningsScore is 100.
If you set your goal at $100 per month and you just made 50, your EarningsScore is 50. It is that simple.
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