I noticed that there is a writer on this site who does NONE of the things we have been told to do: No photos, videos, polls, ads or even capsules. He IS an excellent writer, no question, but I am wondering how he can have a 100 rating without doing all of those things? Any thoughts?
How many years has he been here? Perhaps he was already a well-established writer when he signed on, published Hubs using the criteria, and began deleting the old ones after he began writing the Hubs w/o it. Then finally all of the previous ones were deleted. By the way, does he use ads - or just write?
Does he have a lot of quality hubs with some of those attributes? I've noticed that once you've established a good foundation of hubs, you can add a hub here and there that may not meet all of the HP criteria because you've already established yourself with a sufficient body of work to maintain a reputation, as expressed by hubber score. Might this be the case?
Hmmm, I don't think so. I couldn't know for sure though, only based on my observations and experience. I used to hate adding all that stuff to my hubs but when I did, things seemed to get better. I don't add everything to every hub anymore and it seems to be okay, although the hub score may be lower than the rest. I think there's an unknown threshold that we pass before it's okay to post a one hundred word poem with no image, no poll, and no video that passes QAP. I often see poems and short articles that make me wonder. But maybe those hubbers have established good reputations, I don't know. Just my guess, TIMETRAVELER2. We don't want to identify the hubber as a newbie or vet but that may have something to do with it, too.
I have ignored the style tips I don't like and still pass QAP at least 90% of the time. Length for example. I doubt I have every had a hub that was 700 words long when I first published it. I just do not have that sort of attention span.
Correct. It's covered in the Need Some Goals? learning center entry, which you can get to from "Need Some Goals?" box in the hubtool if you click the ? icon. I recommend reading the whole article, but in it we say this:
"It’s important to note that some of the HubPages community’s most wildly successful Hubs are over 3,000 words or under 500 words. Some have only one text capsule and no images; some have over a hundred images. There is no specific consequence or penalty associated with failing to meet these guidelines, and your understanding of your content and audience should supercede them."
"We believe the best goal is to create content that your visitors enjoy, and watching your metrics is not always the best place to focus your attention. Metrics and graphs are like the dashboard instruments in your car. They’re great at telling you how fast you’re going, but looking out the window will frequently yield much more actionable information."
Each hub should have a photo for sure to identify the hub! As for polls, videos, maps, etc... that should only be used if it benefits the hub. Although when we start a new hub the template that loads has all these things in it. But I just clear the template and create my own.
Mine, too, Alpha. When I have gone back to edit old hubs and add images or videos, the hub score jumps up, sometimes by several points. I don't get it. How can a hub score and hubber score be so high without doing all the "we suggest" tips?
Besides the post has been viewable , the picture speaks for itself. Some one asked me to name the hub ,I did ! just as it is not cool to post indecency in my path, I do not have a problem naming the source of the problem. If you did it ,you did it.
Sue Adams was asking TIMETRAVELER2 for the name of the Hubber who has a score of 100 but doesn't include any of the silly bells and whistles such as polls and maps in his/her hubs. Perhaps TT2 sent Sue a private email, to avoid calling this person out on the forums.
I admit, I am also curious to read one of their articles and see for myself what a great writer they are. However, I admire TT2 for not outing the person, as they would probably find themselves a target of criticism.
He is a well-respected member and a great poet. People really like his work. I can't believe anyone can term a plastic image of the human body as indecent. How do you view Michelangelo's statue of David?
I think the person was asking the OP for the name of the hub or the hubber who does not use any images at all in their hubs. The OP has so far declined to out anyone; he/she just wants to know what the guidelines are here.
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