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Why is it that some hub writers have near 1,000 followers but only follow less than 100 writers?


I notice that there is a wide gap between the followers and the followed on hub pages. Some have hundreds of followers but only follow a very small percentage back. Is this because all those hundreds of followers are not worth the effort to follow, because some are very selective or some hubbers do not see the need to follow others except for a few close friends.

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Marisa Wright says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    I also know that some hubbers follow you and when you follow them back they unfollow you but you don't know unless you do a detailed check so you continue to follow them. That may explain why some have so many followers but don't really follow much.


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Peeples says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    I bet you those 1,000 followers aren't reading either especially if they notice it is not mutual. I think though that the whole following thing is like facebook.

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Becky Katz says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    So are you saying that following too many writers can negatively affect your hub score? Didn't know that but it makes me feel better since I always felt I wasn't following enough people but seems I am doing the right thing after all.


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Sushma Webber says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    I guess that most people follow because they wish to be followed back so I can see why they will unfollow if they don't think you share the same interests.

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Theophanes says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    It is not self absorbed at all. Having a lot of followers may give the illusion that one is popular but in reality only a few if any of those followers may actually read the articles or comment.

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AbFreak101 says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    It takes time but be assured you will get followers once you keep writing.

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Goody5 says

4 years ago
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    Joan King 4 years ago

    I am not into playing those silly games of "follow me, follow you" either, I would rather spend my time writing. Thanks for your kind words Goody5 and I am also happy to be following you.


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chrisinhawaii says

4 years ago
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    Goody5 4 years ago

    Your right on here with your answer Chris, however lame is much too kind of a word for those people. I can see why we're following one another as well!

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