What are Hubpages Accolades?

Hubpages Accolades

So what are hub pages accolades you ask? They are achievement badges that appear on your profile. Some of these are a milestone that you accomplished or involves other people in which you get awarded. They are a great way of seeing how you are doing and also to see what others have accomplished. These do not necessarily mean you get more traffic or anything, but it's a good feature here on hub pages. Don't worry if you don't get them them right away when your first start out here on hub pages though. You will eventually get them if you contribute to the community and consistently write hubs that have pretty good content.


This is not an accolade you can get right off the bat. This indicates how long you have been a member of hub pages. You get the accolade when you have been a member for at least one year. Then each year the number will change of course.


David 470 has published at least 50 hubs. This obviously indicates that I have achieved a certain quantity of hubs and have been rewarded a badge for it. You get your badge when you publish 10 then the number moves up at certain milestones. Please however, do not write low quality below standard hubs just to try to get this accolade higher. This is something that will come with time.


This accolade can mean a lot. The more followers you have means that many people are coming back to your hubs reading and perhaps enjoying them. This has nothing to do with traffic outside of hub pages though. Some people may not have a lot of followers, but may be getting a lot of traffic outside of hub pages. The more various content you have and the more you contribute can gain you more followers. This accolade is something you do not directly control, but producing high quality hubs and contributing in hub pages may get you more followers.You will get the badge having at least 100 followers.


This accolade is gained by answering a specific number of questions here on hub pages. Please however, try and provide good answers the best of your ability and don't spam answers just to get an accolade. Hub pages is a community for people to help each other not spam each other.


The exact opposite of answering questions of course. Just make sure you don't keep asking questions one after another. A few is fine then wait a while cause other community users are asking as well. Ask appropriate questions.


David 470's hubs have been read over 1000 times. Now this more directly relates to traffic, but keep in mind the views on hub pages may not match the views your adsense reports says. The fact is that web crawlers come to your pages so some views on hub pages are not page impressions. This accolade will continue to go up if you succeed in getting good organic traffic from search engines. Some really big hubbers have over 1,000,000 views! Hard work and consistency can get you there one day. I hope to achieve such success myself eventually.



David 470 is popular among readers, as measured by there feedback to their hubs. When someone gives you feedback such as useful,funny,awesome, or beautiful that is how you acquire this badge. When you get a certain amount you will get this accolade. Depending on the quality of your content will depend on feedback you get. A hub about pretty girls may get beautiful while a more informative hub will get useful.


David 470 contributes to the community by helping our new users in the forums, voting and/or flagging inappropriate content for our moderators. If you see hubs that are low quality or inappropriate you can flag it. Also when you vote whether you thought that hub you read was up to standard vote it up or down. This is how you gain this badge.


David 470 writes particular engaging hubs which readers love to read from start to finish. This is something gained by writing quality content and content that is not to advertising. If your readers find your hubs interesting then this will eventually be acquired.


When you write comments to other members of hub pages. Just remember do not spam peoples hubs just to try and get this. Also try and avoid comments like good hub. Try and write a comment that's a bit longer and insightful. I mean it does not have to be huge just try and keep those over used comments like "good hub" or "great hub" to a minimum.


This is when people leave comments on your hubs and when you reply back. There is no direct way to reply back, but its a good idea to comment on your hub if they ask you a question or provide a specific comment about something.

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lilypjmom2122 6 years ago from Minnesota

Thanks for sharing great info on accolades. I'm new here and feel it's great that hubpages rewards it's members this way.

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JerseyGirl 6 years ago from Jersey Shore

GREAT HUB. Thanks for sharing your insight.

We still have many new hubbers... joining each and every day... I plan to follow your new hubs - and ask that you follow mine. It's a great way to get the word out. Thanks again for publishing.

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TwO1FouR 6 years ago from Dallas, TX

I been flagging many hubs but can't seem to get that accolade yet. Hopefully I get it soon!

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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States Author

Thanks for the comments guys !

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Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

I thought you said it very well and with a lot of dedication.Thanks for sharing,it brought a lot of light to my dark little corner of the world.

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Dancingtrumpet20 6 years ago

Very Helpful! I was kinda down when I saw I didn't have any yet but then I realized I haven't been on Hubpages for a long time. Thank you for this hub its very motivational!

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Windsweptplains 6 years ago from The windsweptplains of Colorado

Thanks for this hub! I was wondering what certain accolades meant and how to acquire them. I hope that you get all of them one day!

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ParadiseForever 6 years ago from Chennai, India.

Hi David 470,

This hub is a real eye-opener for new hubbers. It's great motivation for them on the topic. Great job!


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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States Author

@ ParadiseForever,

Thanks, motivation is the key to success on here. Hubpages accolade features are quite cool.

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Woman Of Courage 6 years ago

This is very useful, and informative. What does the accolade with the number 10 in the middle means?

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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States Author

Well it could mean multiple things, I looked at your profile and if you click your accolade it says you have answered at least 10 questions, some accolades you will always have,,but they get upgraded to bigger numbers 100-300 etc.

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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States Author

If you are not sure of what your accolade is cause some look similar then hover your mouse on it

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Woman Of Courage 6 years ago

David470- Thank your for your help, and for checking my profile.I was not aware that I should click on. God bless you!

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ProFXBlog 6 years ago from london

just got my first accolade :) 10 hubs published :)

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triosol 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing great info. As I'm new here and feel it's great that hubpages rewards it's members through


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passthejelly 6 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

I want to collect them all! ;D

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toknowinfo 6 years ago

YOur hub gave me just the information I was looking for.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge in such a well written and easy to read way. Keep writing. Rated up

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Arwen Taylor 6 years ago

This was a good and straightforward account of what the accolades mean. I wish there were more specific numbers for each level but this information is good enough to get people started in the right direction. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

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lilmissbookworm 6 years ago

Thankyou for the advice. Now I understand how I may get some of my accolades.

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Janna Jones 6 years ago

Thanks for this Hub, I saw the Accolades but never really knew what they were, how u get them or their meaning. Great read!


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Docmo 6 years ago from UK

As a newbie, this hub has been a great use in understanding accolades. simple, well written and sound advice. Thanks David470, can see why you have so many followers!

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Roffi Grandiosa 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

hubpages: accolades, in foursquare: badges. Nice!

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kimbles 6 years ago from The World

Well I just had my first two accolades appear and I wondered what the heck they were so a search of hubpages for accolades returned this hub at the top of my search results so thanks from me Kimbles x

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kia31 6 years ago from Los Angles

Is there a chart to show what the next level of accolade would be for example I have a 10 for questions asked what is the next badge level. Could it be 50 100 or what

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smanty 6 years ago

Thank you very much for this, I can see that you have done very well for yourself on this site. One thing I wanted to point out that some traffic is not considered a page impression. Does that mean some views do not have ads on them?

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David 470 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States Author


I am not entirely sure, but I know that Google Analytics says I have more page impressions than my Google adsense account because we share impressions with hubpages

We get 60%, and the site gets 40%

So technically speaking we actually get more traffic, then our google adsense account says. (I am using the old version though)

As for views not having ads on them I am not sure.

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Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

smanty, who gives the accolades? Is it a certain person (maybe a volunteer) assigned to check progress or does hubpages have a system in place that tracks all this? Just curious... I hope this isn't a stupid question- I'm still learning how everything works.

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CarolineVABC 6 years ago from Castaic

Thank you very much, David 470, for posting such valuable information!! It certainly clears up some of my questions regarding accolades. Looking at your collection of accolades, you seem to be doing an excellent job here on HubPages-keep up the good work!!

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QFlaire 6 years ago

glad you broke this all the way down as i am fairly new to this site. I already have a couple accolades and am forward to being award the other ones you mentioned that i lacked.

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Jhangora 6 years ago from Dehradun

Thanx a lot for explaining all the accolades.

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gypsumgirl 6 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

This is a very helpful hub. Thank you! Voted up and useful!

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KimberlyLake 6 years ago from California

Thanks for the info, very useful!

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sangre 5 years ago from Ireland

Now I understand how Accolades are achieved!!Thanks for explanation...

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Kaniel Loughran 5 years ago

Quite useful and answered all my questions. Thank you.

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eclecticeducation 5 years ago

Thank you for helping to explain these.

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tarrka1089 5 years ago from Ohio

Still learning my way around. Wondered how other Hubbers received these awards - thanks for explaining.

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writing4action 5 years ago

Great David, I didn't know that there were so many accolades!

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writing4action 5 years ago

It is really tough to get that many accolades in just one month.

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PositiveChristian 5 years ago from Hailsham, England

I'm going to start using this site a bit more and get some of those accolades.

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Java Programs 4 years ago from India

Hi David 470,

Thanks for writing such a wonderful hub about accolades ..... I am new to hubpages and I am excited about how hubpage works. Reading your article about the accolades is making me excited to work hard to get them .... Thanks for such wonderful post ... I will be looking for more of such hubs from you about hubpages ...... Thanks

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nealbo 4 years ago from P

Just what I was looking for - only have 2 accolades as of now!

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viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

Enjoyed reading this.

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JRickert 4 years ago

Thanks for the information.

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portables 3 years ago

whatever they mean, they make me feel good!

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Jasdeep-Singh 2 years ago from (Punjab) India

I Absolutely loved it...I was soo there from beginning to end...you have done a great job by writing beautifull and wonderful Hub on the meaning of a Hubpages Accolades. Thanks for Sharing.

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