The Secret To A HubScore Of 100
In my Hal's Not-So-Secret Method To Writing Successful Hubs, I explain that "I have never been able to figure out why one hub with 500 views and 3 comments gets 100 and another with 10,000 views and 60 comments in the same time span struggles to get 80" and, yes, that is unfortunately still the case. No, I have not reached any mind-expanding satori epiphany and can now elucidate upon its intricacies: If I had as much as a clue as to the Brobdingnagian and Draconian workings of the infernal HubScore Enigma Machine, I'd have 659 Hubs all scoring 100 and the nice people at Hubpage Central would have to rename Best Hubs as Hal Hubs.
However, I've had a total of seven Hubs score 100 at one time, so I guess I'd better come up with something to justify the title of "The Secret To A HubScore Of 100."
OK, here is the secret: I know where all the skeletons are buried on Minna Street and I'm blackmailing the folks at Hub.
Oh, alright, no, that's not the secret, although being half Sicilian and half Neapolitan, I'm pretty sure that if there are any skeletons buried around there, some of my paisanos are certainly implicated.
What the Hubs that regularly score 100 seem to have in common over and above the timeliness aspect I've just outlined in Writing Hubs With Legs, is rather surprisingly not:
- Commercial Keywords
- Level of Information
- Word Length
- High Controversy
- Number of Comments
- Number of Photos or Videos
or anything else that would seem by logical deduction to have some measure of impact.
I have no respect for keywords in any way, shape, or form, and refuse to write commercialized pap for the purposes of tricking readers into clicking on ads or other scammy links. The amount and presentation of information seems to be a non-factor, as I've had technically simple as well as complex Hubs hit the magic 100 mark. I also have Hubs with comments in the hundreds which never reach three figures, while some of my century mark Hubs have a mere handful of comments.
Instead, the key to the Big One Oh Oh seems to be to incorporate information in the Hub that doesn't seem to be available in a readily accessible and reasonably concise form anywhere else, and which doesn't upset too many people.
Many of my extremely controversial Hubs have attracted countless thousands of page views but have never bubbled above the 90 or so mark. That has to be due to the number of thoroughly teed off enthusiast evangelists of this thing or another who take exception to my demolishing their castle in the air, and thus hit the Rate It Down button a few thousand times.
Therefore, you may (or may not... it all depends on whether I have penetrated the innards of the Hubscoring secrethood properly) stand a better chance at reaching that pinnacle of Hubdom, the magical, mystical one hundred if you provide unique, clear, relevant, timeless Hubs which are not overly controversial.
Let me know how you make out!
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