Hahaha you got me wrong... Accolades viewed by scrapers no way. There are other hubbers who try and steal your work. Before there used to be a way to see hot hubs in an account and people used to try and copy the keywords if they see your overall traffic is high.
I think, aside form the not wanting things stolen thing, some hubbers prefer not to display them because it means nothing in terms of content. They prefer readers not get hung up on an accolade that only means something to other hubbers. Some, I've heard, fear that these numbers may detract viewers and make them doubt the abilities of the author. I can understand that. Also someone said once that if you hide your accolades, then the first ad on your page is above the line where you would have to scroll down to see it, making it more likely to get clicked. I think it might have been paradigmsearch???
For the same reasons why we don't want the hubber score shown. Too many thieves come and visit, see that you are doing really well, and then steal your content and ideas and publish them on other sites.
I would rather spend my time writing than spending it hunting down content thieves. Scores and accolades are meaningless and worthless. They are not a measure of a writer's success, they're a beacon for content thieves.
I hide my accolades, because I find them divisive and hate the attitude of competitiveness they are designed to foster. I also consider most of them to have no useful meaning or significance. I never bother to look at anybody else's badges either.
Like wilderness, I look at that traffic number too to see how much that person has pulled in. If someone claims to be an expert of SEO, has been here 4 years, and doesn´t even have 10,000 page views, I doubt that I would want follow that persons advice.
I hide mine because I am almost a serious highly-qualified writer who has no time for such frivolities. I didn't nearly take a degree at a University to be given some meaningless trinkets on my profile page.
1. I have yet to break 600 views and I don't want anyone knowing. 2. I never did get a HOTD. 3. Or a Rising Star. 4. I have not been helpful to other Hubbers. 5. My friend has now stopped following me.
interesting question. I didn't know that you can hide your accolades. Now i am considering whether or not to hide them as I am afraid to have my other hubs stolen again. One of mine had been stolen already.
It's no big deal-- I've had a few stolen, some were removed by simply reporting them to the web host or site. others (like from the Chinese sites) don't respond to anything. Still it doesn't usually make a lot of difference. Sometimes I hide my accolades, since it seems like boasting-- but most of the time I just let them all hang out there. See what works best for you, and let the chips fly where they will.
A new accolade was recently introduced regarding the number of featuring of hubs. It is a wonderful concept and everyone appreciated. Now I would like request the HP people for introducing a new kind...
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