Ways to Raise your Hub Score

I was asked by fellow hubber, RobertAllenSavage, to answer this question. In fact, I woke to find an email from the editors here at HubPages, with his request to answer or to write a hub about it.

Now, I am sort of new to HubPages, have only been a member for 3 months, so I am sure that there are plenty of folks who could answer this question better than I. But I will share what I have learned so far.

The first and perhaps the most important thing I learned, was to write good content. I studied the hubs of others who wrote about hubs and writing good content was always at the top of their list. To write a good piece, you must know what it is you are trying to say in your hub so doesn’t appear to just be a rant. Research is usually necessary for me.

When writing opinion, I always want to make sure that my opinion is based on some kind of fact. Expound on your topic; give reasons for your opinion or facts to back you up. From reading other hubs I have also learned that the search engines like hubs that are at least 700 words in length.

Presentation is also important. You want people to read your hub and the length of time that a visitor is on your hub is measured. The first glance they get will determine whether they stick around and read your hub, so your hub should be attractive looking and balanced. Add a few pictures or video, just enough to catch the eye and help portray what you are talking about. Adding a poll question can be helpful in gaining their attention as well.

Writing in caps is like yelling, so avoid writing in caps because it is rude to yell at your guests. I also avoid writing in bold.

I use Bold and CAPS for gaining attention to a certain word or phrase in an article or perhaps for a title or sub-title.

Use plenty of capsules. All of your text does not need to be in one capsule. Mix them up. Try different variations of your normal arrangement. A little extra effort is worth it. Just like what realtors call curb appeal, the new coat of paint, added flowers or freshly cut grass, the little extras you add to your hubs may well lengthen the amount of time someone will spend reading your hub or perhaps give them a better reason for hitting a thumbs up.

If your aim is to improve your presence on HubPages, you must have a presence. You need to be an active member of the community. It took me a while to realize this. I started in the Sandbox, figuring it to be a safer place to learn to play the HubPages way.

Having been burned and attacked on other forums by bullies resorting to name calling and such, I was reluctant to jump into the forums with both feet before testing the waters. Being active on the forums and in the Q & A gets your name seen by other hubbers. If they like what you have to say, the chance that they will visit your site increases. While your goal may not be to get other hubbers to read your hubs, it will help in your overall hub score.

Read other hubbers and make intelligent comments.  Follow those whose hubs you enjoyed reading.  Post fan mail to them, let them know you took the time to read their hubs.  Chances are they will at least come back to your site and read a hub or two.  If they like what they read, they will follow you and that may also help your score.  Responding to comments left on your hubs shows you care about your visitors.

For many of the writers here on HubPages, the goal is to make money. The use of keywords and back links are very important tools you can use to further that goal. While I understand the usage of keywords, taking advantage of SEO and back links are new to me and I am still learning how to accomplish those. There are many hubs written about utilizing these techniques. I recommend these 2 hubs to start:

The goal on HubPages is not to have a high hub score or the highest number of followers. But every comment and every page click seems to mean something to someone. Our hub scores fluctuate often and from what I gather from other hubbers, it doesn’t mean too much until it dips too low.

If you truly want to understand how to write high scoring hubs, I suggest you click on the word hubbers at the top of the page.  There you will find a list of all of the hubbers here on HubPages.  At the top of the list are the highest scoring hubbers.  Click on them and read their hubs.  Some of their hubs are years old and are still scoring in the 90s.  Study the hubs.  What are they writing about?  Are they involved in their hubs or just rehashing the obvious? Pay attention to the layout.  What makes the hub unique?  Do you find it attractive?  While advising not to copy anyone else’s work, I do recommend that you notice the how they portray and display the subject matter that they are writing about.   

Good Luck Robert! Your writing is good and will improve even more as you continue to write. I hope I have answered your question in a way that is clear and helpful.

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Comments 245 comments

CYBERSUPE profile image

CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

Awesome Hub Joni, and congratulations for being asked by HubPages to write this Hub. GOD BLESS!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Technically the request came form Robert. I believe HubPages just relayed the message. I better fix that in the hub. Thank you CYBERSUPE for pointing that out to me.


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

Very well written! I have been here 9 months and the hub score is still a mystery. Thanks for shedding some light on it!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Specialk. It is a mystery to us all at times. Wish I could take credit for the entire answer above but most of the info was shared by the other hubbers here.

Thank you for the compliment in your comments. Glad you stopped by.


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

JONI GREAT HUB I SOMETIMES FORGET THEY ARE O N and when i doo it looks weird OROUT OF PLACE i Dont like BOLD and my spelin id bad sumtimes... im just fgurin about addin links n pix... but thanx for thr tips 8SNICKER*


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annmeadows 6 years ago from Mobile, Al.

Thanks for the information, I still have a ways to go before I know all the ropes. Looks like you've done a fine job in a short amount of time.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

I'm still so new that I don't know the ins and out of hubbing yet.I'm just hubbing to read, and do some writing.(Working on a personal experience right now. I have company coming, but I still hope to have it ready by Monday.)

Does it matter if we don't really care about the scores? I am not trying to make money yet. I am just an avid reader, and follwing my faves is so involving, until I lose track of time, and then don't have time to write.

Where is everyone getting their pictures from? I don't want to break a copyright law. Additionally , I can't figure out how to add a you tube video related to my subject.

Great hub!


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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Thank you Joni!!!

I have wondered myself about this. But you really hit all the high points in one hub. It is a lot to take in at one time so I will refer back to your Hub as needed.

Great Hub!!!

Thanks again!! : )


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suny51 6 years ago

All points are worth following,Thanks for sharing.Useful.


HSchneider 6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Thanks Joni. This was extremely helpful. I'm also very new to this and most of your points were unknown by me. I will try them.


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I'll try to absorb any advice I get.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hey tom, :)

yur spelin is bad. IN CAPS OR NOT!

Thanks for your comments and the smile this morning.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you annmeadows.

Welcome to HubPages and your hubs look great. Appreciate the comments.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hello bayoulady,

Your hub score doesn't matter too much until it falls below 75, from what I have been told. Starting out by reading others is a good strategy, you will learn a lot.

Many of the writers take their own photos or you can find them on the internet. Often pictures found freely on searches are free. When in doubt, choose another or give credit. The videos need to be placed in a video capsule and all you need is the URL address. There is a box to put it in and the video is there. Simple, once you do it, you'll get it.

I thank you for taking the time to read my hub and for leaving such great comments.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hi singlemom, Happy to see you here. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure it is as complete as it should be. But it is a good start I guess. Thank you so much for reading and for your remarks.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks suny51, happy to share. Appreciate the comments.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

HSchneider, hope they help. You seem to be doing well but if you have any questions, most hubbers are willing to share their tips, so just ask.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hi dahoglund, you are doing very well and could probably have written about the ways to raise hub score more precisely than I. But I thank you for your support and your comments.


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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

well written, being active is key


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you David. Being active is important for many more reasons than just the hub score. Thank you for stopping by and for nice comment.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

You gave me a lot to think about.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hi sheila, then the feeling is mutual. Your hubs always give me something to think about too. Thanks for stopping by.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub. bayoulady, check out creative commons and flickr. Check for copyright and credit the owner if not in the public domain. Keep hubbing, Joni!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Smireles, will do. And the same to you too. :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

Good information, Joni. Thanks.


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raisingme 6 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Ooohhh I do love to read stuff that is put down in such a way that it is easy for me to pick up. THANK YOU! (not shouting just giving a BIG Thank You!)


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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

Great Hub Joni and so true about what you are saying about the writing format.!!!!


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

Big topic for a beginner! Well done


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

kaltopsyd, It is my pleasure and I thank you for stopping by and for leaving a kind comment.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

raisingme, I am sometimes befuddled by terminology that I do not understand. I limited this hub to the subject I do - writing. I hoped to make it clear to the readers.

So thank you for letting me know that I accomplished my goal. I so appreciate your remarks.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hi Dawn, glad you stopped by. Thanks for the compliment. The format and style of our hubs are so important. The subject matter may get folks to your hub, but being easy to read will help keep them there.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Duchess. You're right, it is a big topic for a beginner. I am sure that there are many other hubbers who could have answered this better than I.

So I wrote what I have learned from the other hubbers. What a great bunch of writers we have here, always willing to help and answer questions. As I have tried to follow their advice and professionalism, I can see improvements in my own hubs. Hopefully, I was able to pass that on to others.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice compliment.


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RobertAllenSavage 6 years ago from Buffalo, WYOMING

So Joni I guess my score of 91 is not too bad after all, LOVE reading your stuff, keep writing!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hey Robert. You did get me thinking and I thank you for that. I did notice that your score improved. For me, it is now a matter of practicing what I wrote.

Thanks Robert and keep on hubbing!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Very good, practical Tips - A lot of people are keen on getting their Hubscore up. I enjoyed the read except for the Forum bit. Sorry to hear about that. I have to admit that there are a lot of lovely people in Forums, it's just the odd few that put people off.

Hope you'll visit there again. Regards.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Lade_E. To clarify, the forums, where I was stung, were not hub forums. But it did cause me to tread carefully before posting there.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


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Mpages 6 years ago from USA

Thank you very much Joni


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome Mpages and thank you too.


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John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

I find hubs with multiple headers are easier to read and using bold, italics and underline can help draw attention to certain areas. I often skim an article without reading it in its entirety if I am on restricted time (which I often am) and a good header or phrase that stands out may be enough to make me start back from the beginning and read the whole page.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

I agree John, using bold letters is an excellent way to draw attention to a certain word or phrase. Thank you for stopping by and for your tips.


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Yes! I have notice them forums to be at times a show case of competition! lol, lol, I am on a mission for God so I am getting my rewards and scores from Him!! Like your Hub and I like you as well! God Bless you!!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Why Thank you drpastorcarlotta. That is certainly a worthy mission and I thank God for people like you. I sure appreciate it that you took the time to stop by and offer such a nice comment.


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MeGunner 6 years ago from Lagos

Insightful hub. I was about giving up on hubpages when I gave Extreme Hubmakeover a try. I figured: 'What's the point writing when no one is reading', and I must say a lot of very nice hubbers really gave me some very good tips which I followed and my hubscore began to rise.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by MeGunner. I'm glad to hear that you didn't give up. Other hubbers are the best aren't they? Good luck to you as you continue. I'll be watching for your hubs. I sure appreciate comments such as yours.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Great tips for raising your hub score! This is something we could all use. Thanks :)


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Katie, I appreciate it that you took the time to stop by and comment.


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danzig 6 years ago

Excellent hub! Great information for those of us who are trying to get our total hub score above that 75 benchmark.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you danzig. Hope it helps. There are many hubbers who offer advice and quite a few hubs written about what will help raise your score. Good luck to you and thank you for stopping by and commenting.


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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England

Really good hub here Joni and it will help people improve their hub scores!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you ns1209. Appreciate you stopping by.


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The Father 6 years ago

Great Hub. In fact as I was searching for answers on this very topic your Hub was the first result. Thanks for the information and advice. It is very helpful.

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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Well thank you Father, that is good to know. Thanks for popping in.


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Sara Algoe 6 years ago from Phoenix, Ariz

What i have learned through my experience is that you need a socially active hub to raise your score.

I agree with Joni that first you need a good topic and excellent content. Thats what they say " Content is King" but after that you should concentrate on socializing with other hubbers make more people follow you so that you can get more recognition.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Absolutely Sara!

Interacting with other hubbers is important. I know I fall short sometimes but I keep trying. I'd love to read them all but just don't have the time everyday. Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your remarks.


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FuzzyCookie 6 years ago

Interesting stuff. I learned new stuff from here. Thanks for providing amazing info!!


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CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

Hi Joni, just had to come back and read this hub again. I was able to learn a couple new tricks. God Bless!


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MadelynFinley 6 years ago from United States

As a newbie, I really appreciate the tips!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Your welcome FuzzyCookie. I tried anyway. Hope it helps. You're starting off good by commenting on the hubs you read, which in turn, encourages other hubbers to read yours.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

CYBERSUPE, you are welcome at my hubs anytime.

Tricks? If they work, let me know....lol.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Glad to help, MadelynFinley. You will find that other hubbers are a great source of information and they are always willing to help. Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by.


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CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

Joni, you can count on it.


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belliott 6 years ago

Thanks for the info.


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scla 6 years ago from Southern California

Great hub. Definitely useful and will put these things to use on my hubs. Every tip helps. Although I have been on hubpages for 11 months its only recently that I started writing on a regular basis. I also only recently started looking at how to improve my hubscore and my website traffic. Thank for the help.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

belliott, you are welcome. Every little bit helps.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

scla, Thank you for the compliment. Good luck to you.


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mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

Good solid advice for those serious about being successful on hubpages. Quality always counts. Thanks for sharing.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks mquee. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Thank you for share useful tips. I learn much from you. I agree with you, research also necessary for me and it really work. Good to see you here. Thumbs up for you.

Prasetio


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Prasetio, thank you so much for visiting. We are never too wise to learn something I guess. Your remarks are well appreciated.


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Thanks for a good, basic explanation about how to achieve a good hubscore.

We find that our hubscores do jump up and down , but the average stays about the same.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

2patricias, I'm not sure anyone can explain the daily ups and downs but you are right, the overall remains pretty even. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


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sofs 6 years ago

Thats a long list to scroll down, but i am on a learning spree and your work helps


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome sofs, it may seem long but it isn't much compared to some hubs. Good luck to you. Almost everyone on hubs is willing to help so ask questions if you need to. Welcome to HubPages.


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MayG 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Hi Joni, thanks for this informative article. I joined Hubpages a week ago, and I'm still trying to work out how it all works. This article was very helpful. Maybe when you've mastered SEO's and backlinks you could write a hub about those too - I'm still trying to understand what they are. I will look at the Hubs you recommended.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome May. HubPages is a great community and almost everyone is willing to help. Still learning my self about the backlinks and such. I'm beginning to think I am a slow learner. So, if you get to understand it before I do, then you can write one and I'll learn from you.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have helped you. Welcome to HubPages and have some fun.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Great hub, I really can use this help to get better hub scored! 2 thumbs up!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hello 2besure. I guess it is a good reminder even for those with good scores. Thank you for stopping by and the thumbs up.


Charlinex 6 years ago

Great article!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Charlinex.


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suny51 6 years ago

Hi Joni-help me, mine has gone down from 95 to 89 and sliding towards-88 and the hubs which were in 80s are moving towards 40s, in two days only should I contact the staff or carry a case of you know what!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hello suny. My hub scores also slide lower after a while. Hubs need good content and keywords to keep traffic. Traffic is what will keep your hubs score up. Also look at the presentation of your hubs. Do you have too many wide open spaces within your article? Is the lay out pleasing to look at? Use of space is important.

As for your hubber score, that will fluctuate all on its own. Continuing to publish new hubs will help keep the score higher. Some hubbers report an initial dip in their score after publishing, but that will rise right back up as the new hub gains points. Stay active in the community when you are publishing. Ask and answer and questions, comment on other hubs, and in the forums. The rise and fall of a few points in your overall hubscore is unpredictable. Just stay visible and connected.

While I may not be the best person to get advice from, I sure thank you for stopping by asking.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Hub score is a mystery no one can fathom or formulize!! The accolade section is even mysterious!! Not all good hubbers with intelligent hubs and remarks have good score!! Regular presence doesnt help either!! Maximum hits hardly made any headway!! So there is no formula and no transparency!!

Why is Blake4d lurking in the 70's and 80's when it is impossible to find a better writer than him on hub pages!! There are hubbers who have never published hubs nor have they been ever active yet they have a decent score!! You can never explain hub score and can only speak well for it out of the fear of being thrown out!! Your advice to suny51 makes no sense as he publishes hubs every other day and he is on hub pages 12hours of the day making comments, answering questions and asking questions!!

Good luck mate!! Cheers!!


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You asked for it 6 years ago from in between here and there

I really needed all this information since I am new and I want to learn from the best. Your explaniations are clear and helpful and so are your comments. I thank you for that


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

dreamreachout, thank you for stopping by and for your comments. The only response that I can offer you is that if you have real questions like that, you should contact the staff. I can't really respond to your claims about Blake being the best as that is your opinion and not necessarily those of any one else.

My response to suny was about suny's page. His score is a decent score and his attempts to keep it that way will help him.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome, You asked for it. Thank you for your kind words. I hope they help you.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Thank you Joni - I must say hubscore is a mystery to me you have done a great job of what to look for here.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hello Billy, Glad to see you here. Hub scores are a mystery and maybe that is why we are so taken with them. Thank you for stopping by and for the compliment.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

You are welcome tanvii. Hope it helps. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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DaMan92 6 years ago

very well written


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Very well written. Great information.


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Seakay 6 years ago from Florida

Great Hub with useful information. Thank you for taking the time to write and share. Well done and much appreciated. I'll be back!


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billchucks 6 years ago

with this great information u ve relayed i hope to be in the 90's very soon


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Japemwellows 6 years ago from 5ifth Dimensi0n

I'm a absolute beginner at this, your hub here has been a colossal help! thanks Joni


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Sounds like very fair, and sound advice to me. Well done.


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Good solid advice. I am new and have already learned and put into practice what you have suggested. I always have room for improvement and your presentation is very clear and easy to follow for anyone new at this. Thanks!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

you brought up a lot of great points I had never even thought of thanks for the great info!


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beverleejb 6 years ago from New York

Good morning Joni

Lots of great advice, thanks

As you can see I only have one hub and have no idea How.

By that I mean the page that I am trying to write my hub is not going well.

By that I mean I can't continue :(

Keeps telling me no slashes etc in the web address.

But it shows these in their version.

Help

I have so many articles to get out there


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mustmanoj 6 years ago from Ahmedabad

that was really useful, i just started posting hubs will definitely keep these in mind, and these will defiitely help me to improve quality of my hubs


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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

WOW!!(sorry...excited) Besides a question a lot of us wonder about, it was tossed your way for good reason. Robert is pretty smart asking you. It was totally awesome!! You did a great job and with the amount of comments, you can successfully say that you did your homework. You applied it to the question asked and it worked beautifully. I think your smile has a little to do with it, but your writing and knowledge is truly wonderful!! I read it from start to finish, interested the entire time. Hmmm..what else can we ask Joni? :-) Great job! Thanks so much for writing this. Jess


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onlinecashdigest 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Thanks Joni!

I have put hours of effort in improving my hubs but, I haven't thought of studying the hubs of those at the top already (writers with high hub scores). I have forgotten that those at the top should be the one I should be benchmarking on, thanks again!


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gqgirl 6 years ago from Georgia

Very useful! If I can remember to save this I'm going to link back to you on my next blog post about writing good content! :)


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Joni, I read your Hub and perhaps in some ways there are those who might consider you a beginner but aren't we all if compared to someone else? Remembr 'Desiderata?'

I couldn't care less for the financial aspect. Really. What I really want is to develop the focus on the main theme and underlying theme(s) in many of my Hubs.

With a fulltime ministry, I don't have the time to plant myself in front of the computer all day, so I can only visit as many as possible until I literally fall asleep in my chair which has happened.

I thank you for these tips as I look for room for improvement always.


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TechnicallyADream 6 years ago

great info, very usefull and informative, thanks for publication


Beth 6 years ago

Researching is my favorite part of writing and I usually end up spinning off many subtopics. The other aspect I enjoy is the knowledge that I gain through research and through reading others' work. Thanks Joni, for bringing us back to the basics of writing!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Catching up here with comments. I was away for a few days. Thank you all for for your comments.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

DaMan92, thank you for stopping by for the compliment.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals. Glad to see you here and thank you so much for your kind words.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Seakay, thank you so much for reading and commenting.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome billchucks. I hope you are too. Thanks for stopping by.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks you Japemwellows. I sure appreciate the comment and look forward to reading your hubs.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Springboard, thank you for stopping by and for your comment.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

fetty, thank you very much for your comments. I tried to make it clear and easy and your comments make me feel like I have succeeded.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks Michael Adams1959, hope it helps. Other hubbers are a great help.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

beverleejb, thanks for stopping by here. The best help I can give you is to tell you to go to the bottom of the page. There you will see a list of words in dark gray. Click on the learning center and read all of the info. There is a step by step guide on how to get you hub published. If there is still something you don't understand, ask and I'll try and help.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

mustmanoj, Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.Good luck to you.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

I am glad you found it helpful Lifeallstar1. I sure appreciate the comments. I tried to answer the question and you are right, from the comments, it appears that I have. Thanks for stopping by.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

onlinecashdigest ~ Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. I learn better from example, so reading really good hubs was on the top of my list. I wanted to know what made it good and try to emulate. Hope it helps you as you work to improve your hubs.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

gqgirl ~ Thanks. I would feel honored to have you link back to my hub. Good luck to you.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Unchained Grace. Some of the article that I write I know will not have any monetary value to them at all, but the passion to write them is still there. So I understand what you are saying. Thanks for your remarks and good luck to you.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

TechnicallyADream ~ I am glad you found this useful and I hope it works well for you. Thanks for reading and for your comments.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Well, your welcome Beth, although I feel as though I am taking credit for much more than I deserve on that one. I hope it helps other hubbers who are just starting out and have the same kind of questions I did and still do at times.

I love the research too. I enjoy putting it all together in a clear concise article. Thanks for stopping by and for your great comments.


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

I couldn't have described this better myself, Joni! A+ for content and effort! You really covered everything and a few things I wasn't think of. I also will read the 2 recommended hubs on back linking--i don't know much either!!

I'm very impressed :)


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

schoolgirlforreal, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a good comment. Just goes to show us, there is always more to learn.


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Shawn Scarborough 6 years ago from The Lone Star State

This is an awesome hub. You made some great points, I'm going to incorporate your ideas into my existing hubs as well as the new hubs I am working on. Thanks for sharing this!


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WillGrander 6 years ago from New York

Great hub. Working on the layout of my hubs is definitely something I need to work on, particularly adding images!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Shawn, thanks for the kind remarks. I wish you success in your endeavor to improve your hubs.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments Will. Even for those that have been here a wile, improving the layout and presentation of each hub is ongoing. Good luck to you.


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vydyulashashi 6 years ago from Hyderabad,India

gr8 hub.. ur idea of changing layout and capsules was really helpful..cheers!!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you vydyulashashi. And thanks for your comments. Cheers to you as well.


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

What a great hub, thanks for being so clear with your details! I'm a new hubber and didn't know many the many things you can do with hubs. This was very helpful, Thanks!


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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

Excellent tips! All of those things really can help to give your score a boost. Great to see you assisting new hubbers!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Sweetsusieg, Thank you for the nice comments. Good luck to you.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

lender3212000, Thank you for those kind words. I appreciate the kudos. So many hubbers have helped me and it seems only natural to pass the help along.


Kerry43 6 years ago

Great job Joni, thank you...and welcome to HP.

My regards,

Kerry


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Kerry, It means a lot to have the support of those who have been here longer than I have.


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mindmovies2 6 years ago from Arizona, USA

Thanks Kerry I'm new to Hubpages too and want to be able to write and contribute some good content to the Hubpages Community. Your tips were very helpful.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Well, I'm not Kerry, lol, but I thank you for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to HubPages. I took a peak at your hub and thought you did a great job. Looking forward to reading some of your good content.


TanielHouston 6 years ago

Thanks Joni Iam real new to hubpages and right now my hub is sitting at a score of 25. Need to work to increase that. These were real helpful tips


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome to HubPages Taniel. I am glad that you find them helpful. Hopefully they will work for you as work to get your score raised. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


TanielHouston 6 years ago

no problem Joni


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MakeMoneyGoal 6 years ago from Edinburgh

Well done Joni, and an impressive number of follwers already, another key ingredient in helping increase your hub score I believe.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you MakeMoneyGoal. Feeling like you are part of the team is important as well. Thank you for your comments.


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EnergyAdvisor 6 years ago from The nearest planet to Venus

Excellent! As the hub score was still a mystery for me. It's becoming much clearer now. Thanks


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

You are welcome EnergyAdvisor. Thanks for stopping by and adding your comments.


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Pratonix 6 years ago from Asia

Excellent hub, Joni. Such sound advice!

I'm hardly a week old, and I need to learn the ropes here. Already got bitten in the forums. There is a lot of bullying there.

I'm glad you're a believer in the Lord. So am I. Blessings to you.~


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

I see the truth in many of what has been mentioned in this great hub. Keep it up, Joni.:)


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Pratonix, Welcome to HubPages. Blessings to you as well and Good Luck. Thanks for stopping by.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

hubpageswriter, thanks for your comments and the encouragement.


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knell63 6 years ago from Umbria, Italy

Some good ideas Joni, I still have no idea how it all works, I think your first comment in the article is correct, write things that are interesting and people will come.


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

Thanks Joni for writing this article, as a new hubber it makes things a little easier to understand how hubbing works. I still have much to learn, but I am a good 'grasshopper' and quick minded.


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luciano63 6 years ago from Paris

Hi, nice Hub very simple and clear. I started to follow your advices making my hubs look better for an easier and enjoyble reading.

Take care!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

knell63, That's the idea, all right. Sure appreciate that you took the time to comment.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Sweetsusieg, for the nice compliment. I, too, still have much to learn. Isn't it nice that we can all help each other? Good luck to you.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hi to you too, luciano63. That is a great compliment, thank you. I hope it helps.


patp 6 years ago

Well said, this was very helpful to me. I have been dealing with the duplicate content sign on my last article, it was a very trending topic and was picked up and placed on some very popular blogs such as The Huffington Post. This was the first I learned that other people would put you on their blog. So my content was not duplicate until it started appearing on other peoples blogs. I guess I should not feel so bad about it since I know it was originally mine. I have been at this for 4 months,learning everday. Thanks for you article!


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stephensaldana 6 years ago from Chicago

Great information Joni.. I have been watching my score rise and fall almost on a daily basis so this helps put things in perspective.. There is definitely times I need to log in more and participate in the conversations.. But like someone said earlier, I get so tied up reading others hubs, I run out of time!

Thanks again..


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Wow patp, did they credit you for the article? Or just scam your work? I will head over and do some reading later. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

stephensaldana, I know the feeling. Some days I sit down to write and start reading and have not left myself time to write. So I out it off till another day. Then on a day when I am writing a lot, I don't socialize on hubs too much, Finding a happy medium is something I guess I'll have to work on.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Cuselax 6 years ago

thanks!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Your welcome, Cuselax. Thanks for stopping by.


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mathslover 6 years ago from Barbados

Great hub!thanks!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

mathslover, thanks for stopping by and I hope it helps.


multimastery 6 years ago

Great insight Joni, especially to be relatively new here. You're right, hub scores do rise & fall a lot , so I wouldn't be too alarmed about it unless (as you say) it drops too low. The main thing is to keep pumping out quality content for your readers as thoroughly as possible.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you multimastery. Quality content is definitely the way to go. I appreciate the comments very much.


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Joni, you offered a hubful of useful info. I voted it up. I'm still so new here that any bit of info to help me improve my writing is appreciated. Sometimes I feel as if I am 'groping in the dark' until I realize what a wonderfully supportive community this is-if I just ask for some help. Reading great hubs like yours is also beneficial.

One thing that stands out from your hub, which I was not previously aware of, is that the amount of time spent on a hub reading it is monitored and counted in some way. Amazing. Makes me more conscientious of how I 'click' on and off to some hubs and linger on others...as well as being curious as to the same for mine.

I'm still so unfamiliar with much of this, however, I'm an eager student. Doing a 'mental' checklist of the things you offered in your hub I find that I am doing many of them already. One of the things I have been enjoying this week is getting involved in the forums. I can relate to your comment about being burned in the forums. I try not to be too opinionated, and hopefully have not offended (too many?)people with my comments, b/c it is easy to get caught up in it all.

By the number of comments here I can tell you have offered something for everyone! Great tips. :)


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Denise. I have found that other hubbers are very supportive as well. I hope some have found the information helpful. I must admit that I was little surprised and yes, delighted by the all of the comments.

Thanks for your great comments.


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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

Joni

Hubpages doesn't make real money, like even minimum wage.

Hubscores are not based on quality, or even writing ability.

~:}


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Good evening OpinionDuck.

While I'm sure that there are those who would agree with you, but I think most would contend that good writing and good content is important for a good hubscore.

As for making money? Some claim to make Good money here on hubs while others wait for the firs big payout. Guess I'll have to find that out for myself.

I sure appreciate the comments.


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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

Joni

You can check out the two hubs I did on hubscores, and make up your mind on what they tell.

~:}


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

I checked them out OpinionDuck and you certainly made your point. However, I tried to write about improving one's overall hub score not just an article hub score. Perhaps this isn't clear in the hub I wrote.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for the helpful information. God Bless You.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks star439, I'll take a blessing anytime. I sure appreciate it that you stopped by and commented.


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Pratonix 6 years ago from Asia

This is a very good hub. You are not a newbie anymore; you learnt the ropes pretty fast on Hubpages. Glad to have a senior Christian like you on HP. Blessings.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks Pratonix. Always good to welcome Christians to HubPages. Blessings to you as well.


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soccerpig73 6 years ago

Thanks for the tips. I'm new here hubs like these are helping me figure the site out. So thanks again.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

You are most welcome soccerpig73. And thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice response.


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proudmamma 6 years ago

I started writing hubs as an outlet, a way of coping and expressing my feelings. Now, I've discovered how much I enjoy and want to learn about being effective in my writing. Thanks for the tips.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks proudmamma. I feel the same way. I enjoy it too. Glad you stopped by and left such a nice comment.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great info and have bookmarked the other hubs to study over - it is a fluctuating thing that hub score! All great tips though.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks akirchner, those scores really do fluctuate. I appreciate the comments.


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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

thank you joni for the great advice, I do exactly what you said and some days I am up and others I am not but I write to help others so that is really what matters after all. Thank you for a great Hub, i voted you up...


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Hi Dawn. Thanks for thumbs up. Glad you stopped by.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

Wow Joni this one should sure give you a good score. :)

Thank you for the great info. I have been wondering about adding video clips so now i will give it a try. Good luck here on hp. I don't know too much of the techy stuff but i do know there are a lot of fabulous people on here.

Blessings and Hugs


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Loves to Read. There certainly are a lot of fabulous people here. Anyone who has questions can find the answer from the other hubbers.

Blessings to you as well and thank you so much for comments.


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Ms Dee 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I like the "every comment and every page click seems to mean something to someone." HubPages is for me! Now, I'll become a new follower and go back encouraged and motivated to write my next hub :) Hey, is it because I have so few hubs yet that mine on my profile page are not listed in categories, even though I've assigned a category to each?


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome Dee. Thank you for stopping by and I think you will like it here. In answer to your question, yes, as you write more hubs, they will be categorized on your profile page.


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Paula Andrea, MA 6 years ago from www.mode of cosmic therapy.com

I really enjoyed reading this hub. I felt it was informative, insightful and most helpful Though I've been on Hub Pages for about 20 months, I am still in the dark as to what it is that generates alot of readers, the score, and of course the term 'backlinking." I am glad I read what you had to write. I'll keep working at it. Best to you...


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank Paula, the best to you as well. I'm still learning my way around here too and get somewhat befuddled by the terminology. I'll keep working at it too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice compliment.


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Mr Wine 6 years ago from Great Wine Country

Thanks Joni. Being new to Hubpages I have an amazing low score across the board. Hoping that my score will increase soon with these tips.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

I hope they do too Mr. Wine. Welcome to HubPages.


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PennyShares 6 years ago from London UK

I tend to notice that if I go a long time without logging in then the score I have drops


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

That's true Penny Shares, that can happen. HubPages rewards activity.


kims3003 6 years ago

Very helpful article and so well written and explained. Nice style of writing. So very nice of you to share what you know with others. Impressive. Looking forward to reading your future writings.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Kim, I sure appreciate the compliments.


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REIMillions 6 years ago

thank you for sharing Joni!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Your Welcome REIMillions.


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

Thanks for sharing the info. I'm pretty new on here and it is so useful. Thanks Joni Douglas!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome to HubPages Eiddwen, you are very welcome.


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Nice, concise starter guide for new writers at Hub Pages, Joni Douglas. Thanks for writing in a way that is easy to understand. I think many people will do well at hubpages and turn out good articles if they follow suggestions here.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you mythbuster. Your comments are appreciated. It is from you and the other great hubbers here that we learn.


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smith.alan00 6 years ago from New York City

Thanks a lot, very informative data

might be helpful to all the Hubbers

Best Regards

Smith Alan


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks you Alan. Best regards to you as well. Welcome to HubPages.


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mcwriter 6 years ago from Lawton. Oklahoma

This is quite helpful. Best wishes to you.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks mcwriter, I hope it does help. And best wishes to you as well.


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jamesphilipson 6 years ago from USA

Thanks for the excellent advice in this hub. Do you have any information or advice on boosting your hubpages author score?


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

James, this hub was about the author score, not an article score. I took a look at your hubs and they are full of good information. Are you getting the word out about your hubs? on the social networking sites? Following others and commenting on their work? Building your rep?


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ilmseo 6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

This is really helpful - thank you!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you ilmseo. I'm glad you found it to be helpful.


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kentuckyslone 6 years ago

Thanks for doing this. I have been a member for quite awhile but have just decided recently to be active with it. So I am still learning and found a lot of helpful advice here!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Why thank you kentuckyslone. Glad I could be of some help. I am still learning too.


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SuziGravenstuk 6 years ago from Long Beach MS, USA

Ms Joni, I think you stroked an excellent article. I particularly like and agree with "follow/imitate" the successful ones--or stated another way, do what they do until strong enough that a newbie will imitate you.

I learned this technique 35 years ago when I awoke from a 2 week coma and had to start over again. I knew absolutely 0, a living, breathing--tabula rosa.

Also, several self help books I read (once I could read and understand again) recommended choosing successful people and doing what they do.

Off on a scouting mission now. Thanks!


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sandun81 6 years ago

Very good information for a newbie like me. Keep up the good work !


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Suzi, that is some story you have. I'm glad you found the information helpful and I look forward to reading your hubs. Thank you for your comments and welcome to HubPages.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

sandun81, thanks for stopping by and adding your comments. Welcome to HubPages.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Yes, Victoria that happens. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.


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Treasuresofheaven 6 years ago from Michigan

Thanks Joni, this is good information. This is so straightforward, clear and to the point! Oh, did I mention, easy to understand.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you Treasures. That was my hope. I sure appreciate the comments.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Joni, you obviously don't need any comment to tell you how great this hub is. Thanks for the tips. I agree great content is very important.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

You are welcome anginwu. And thank you for the very nice compliment and for the comment.


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Mark Ewbie 6 years ago from Euroland

I don't usually read an article from start to finish, but this one was well written and interesting. Thanks...


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Why thank you Mark. I take that as a real compliment.


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mathan42 6 years ago

Great work Joni Douglas...good information on raising hubscore...very great writing skill...I also agree content is important...check out my hub on study techniques at http://hubpages.com/t/1b9a20 and give some comments on improving it.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thanks Mathan42, for the compliment and the comments. I will check it out.


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rgerman 6 years ago from Atoka, Oklahoma

An Awesome read. Posting my first Hub yesterday, I jumped in here feet first. My first attempt at blogging, your Hub answered numerous questions and gave me some new paths to think over. Re-visiting this page is going to help a lot.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Well thank you. rgerman. Glad to help. Welcome to HubPages.


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skozak 6 years ago from New York

Ahh...thank you Joni! I am new toy the Hub and had no clue what the how the score worked at all. Thank you for your hub on this.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

My pleasure skozak. Welcome to HubPages.


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hubba-hubba 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Great thoughts, anywhere special that 700 word number came from? That sounds like a good rule of thumb though!


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Welcome hubba-hubba. Nowhere special that I know of. But it is mentioned in other hubs as well. It is also an approximate minimum word count for articles submitted to various blogs. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


adair_francesca 6 years ago

Well written hub. whew, it took me some time juts to get at the bottom of your comments but it is all worth it. I learned great info and tips. Excellent hub.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Thank you, adair_francesca and welcome to HubPages. I appreciate your comments. That is one thing truly unique to HubPages....the support from the other hubbers.


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Mike Dale 6 years ago from Far northern California

Thanks for the great advice! I'm pretty new, and my score is ALL over the place! I'm not too worried about it yet, but in time I'd like it to stabilize and be somewhat decent. I still have a lot to learn, but it should be a fun ride.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago Author

Your score will settle down some Mike. Welcome to HubPages.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for this very practical and clearly written advice on how to improve hub scores. I've been on HubPages for only two months and am still learning new things every day, but I've found the HubPages community to be wonderfully supportive.


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Joni Douglas 5 years ago Author

Welcome Happyboomernurse. At this writing, I have been on Hubs for about 8 months and am still learning new things everyday. You are so right - Hub Pages is a very supportive community. Thanks you for stopping by and adding your thoughts here.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

Great job Joni. I appreciate this hub. Thanks for your suggestions.


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Joni Douglas 5 years ago Author

Thanks Treasuresofheaven. This is a wonderful community of writers and I wish you every success.


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Helen Bolam 5 years ago from South Shields

Useful informtion. Thanks.


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Joni Douglas 5 years ago Author

Thank you Helen, I am glad you found this hub useful.


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calebstewart 5 years ago from United States

Thank you very much for this hub, it explained a lot to me!


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Joni Douglas 5 years ago Author

Glad it could help you cablestewart. Welcome to HubPages.


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nightmarenyx 4 years ago from Florida

Awesome Hub, I was really confused about scores until I read this. :)


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Heather Jacobs 4 years ago

Great article! I have to say I have been reading a bunch of articles on this topic and it still seems like quite a mystery. I wonder if we will ever figure it out.


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Gamerelated 4 years ago from California

Hello Joni Douglas, these are some good tips and I am going to try to integrate what I have learned here into my Hubs. I am relatively new here so I have been writing while trying to learn to write better at the same time.


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afmolinajr 4 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

Ho Joni, Thank you so much for this very insightful hub. I am actually reading a lots of hubs related to this one and I find your hub very helpful for me. I will try and include those tips that you've iterated here. This is one great hub from you, a straight to the point and easy to learn tips.

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