Just wondering how best to keep the hubs at 100 or if that is possible for everyone? Have been posting it on Digg, Stumbleupon, Twitter, Facebook and not sure if I am missing certain points. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to do this well? I know it is very complicated and I know I am very new! Any advice though - much appreciated. Thanks
I haven't figured this out either. I have one hub that was up to a 93 when it only had like 60 views and 4 comments. Now it has like 150 views and about 20 comments and it keeps going down, now it's at an 83...I don't get it
I am here for approximately 2 years with about 100 hubs and 300 fans. I have a good readership, but I never reached hubber score 100. None of my hub reached 100 too instead of heavy traffic and comments.
Many times hubscore and hubber score goes down instead of rise in traffic.
I can not yet make out.
No way to KEEP anything at a constant. It all changes continuously. Just write good quality content, learn all you can about SEO, research your keywords, promote your hubs by creating backlinks, participate in the HP community and cross your fingers. The scores are all over the place. You will worry less and less about them as time goes on.
This is good advice so take it. Your hubscores mean very little to anyone and they are constanly cahnging. Just keep writing and keep promoting. Focus on quality and you will find a fan base to promote for you.
There is an arguement for quantity too, on the other hand, write stuff nobody wants and if they find you they will click away hopefully through a google ad, but they have to find you first so get up to speed on SEO.
Listen to the monkey, he knows what he talkin about,...LOL. seriously,..KCC Big Country is a good one to listen to,..
I don't post on Digg, Stumbleupon, Twitter or Facebook but I have Hubs that get to 100 so recognize that social networking isn't necessarily a component of a high Hub score.
And when it comes to scores on HubPages, think about ocean waves... ebb and flow...
This pretty much says it. I don't post on those places, but I've had some Hubs hit 100 for a few days, move down, move back up, etc. etc. Now that I think of it, I've never had more than one at 100 at a time. I really think it's a combination of a subject that a lot of people happen to be interested in, along with being something people like to comment on too. The ones I've had that have hit 100 do have quite a bit of "nitty-gritty" information in them.
Thanks for this view relache. Frankly, i'm a bit tired of posting on Digg, Facebook, etc. I just want to write and publish. haven't even mastered backlinking yet!
Yes, but you are one of a kind. And so very good at it.
I could never reach 100. Yesterday, one of my hub reached to 99 about comparison of India and America and got down to 96 in one day.
I had a hub reach 100. It was picked by the hub mob and jacked up as the views went really high one day. However, it went back down over time.
So long as the hubscores of your established hubs remain above 50 you're doing fine. if the remain above 60 you're doing better, and if you can consistently get them into the 70s and the 80s your doing great!
the only bad hub score is a score under 40, as then all of your links switch to don't follow, which can really impact your income over time.
The good news is this should never happen to you, so long as you write quality hubs and follow the hubmaking rules that are shown before publishing each hub.
That's the "nofollow" threshold for individual hubs. If your author score drops below 75, "nofollow" will be applied to all outgoing links on all Hubs.
Yep ... the author score slap could really hurt, but (typically) if your hub scores are up you should have a good author score. Of course, I can think of some bonehead things one could do that would undo your hubscore without writing poor hubs.
This is a good news. None of my hub is below 60 (even the newest) and average is above 70 since months.
However, I still wonder how some hubbers keep their hubscore to 100. There must be something in them.
Anyway, perfection is not small thing.
The ones I have that have hit 100 don't look to me, as a writer (or to anyone else who sees them, I'm sure), to be anything close to "perfection" (either in terms of writing or in terms of my idea of what a great Hub would be). That's, I think, the problem - there is what we, as the writers, would consider "our better writing", but then there is what search engines and people using them are looking for.
Even setting aside the more creative endeavors (like "pondering the meaning of life" or something like that), I have some Hubs that are practical and written better than other "practical" ones, but that don't score as well; presumably because people aren't looking for whatever they're about. It's pretty much what people are looking for and whether, when they run into your Hub, they get solid information, I think. As a writer, it's kind of "stinky" to think that writing skill or style don't mean as much (score-wise) as what people are looking for, but that's pretty much how it is. Of course, then there's the thing where if you write about what "the whole world is looking for" your Hubs could be lost among a zillion other things online.
Of course, I'm pretty passive about promoting; so any traffic I get is all about who searched for something - not about my promoting it. I am noticing that some of my low-traffic (but better writing, in my opinion) Hubs are picking up some, now that they've (I've) been on here for a while. I think if I'd known to do better with better titles, keywords, and promoting they would have picked up sooner.
It looks to me as if a few "hot" Hubs will get you some attention traffic-wise, and then from there any others that aren't "technically 'hot'" but that are decent writing will slowly (really slowly if you don't so much with keywords, good titles, and promoting) follow.
Of course, having seen what happened with my own experiences, I haven't written as many Hubs as I could have; because I've been thinking it isn't worth writing if I can't/don't want to come up with "heavy-duty, practical" Hubs that lots of people will search for. I now see that if I'd written another couple of hundred Hubs on any topic they would have contributed to the "snowballing effect". I'd been thinking that the less-than-"hot" subjects get traffic/earnings if there are enough of them to combine and "amount to something". What I didn't realize is that there is an "exponential effect", not just a "quantity effect", as the number of Hubs increased. In other words, when people say, "Just keep writing," it's good advice.
My average hubscore is 70 so I don't mind. My highest ones are currently in the low 90s.
Me neither!! oh well try try try again!!!
Thanks EVERYONE for the great advice - now I have to go back and rethink/relook - by creating backlinks - do you mean to my other hubs? I'm totally not sure on the SEO stuff and not sure where best to research that? On the Internet? Every hub I write, I add in their "suggested keywords" as well - good or bad? Just getting started here so will keep plugging along. Also - how to be most involved in HP community? I do read others' hubs and try to answer with comments, etc., join fan clubs of certain folks I've discovered so far, and linked for the first time today to someone else's hub on a pertinent point. Hopefully I'll get better at it as I go along - thanks again for the support!
Akirshner-there are tons of great hubs about these topics from people like Darkside, Relache, Kidgas, and so many more. Some of the guys and gals really have the SEO stuff figured out. I'm still learning too. Definitely link your own hubs together that are on related topics.
As far as the community, visit other hubs, leave comments when the mood strikes, give thumbs up on hubs that deserve it, participate in the forums, join in the weekly HubMob topics, etc.
Everything gives you more exposure to the community and if you keep an open mind, you'll pick up a lot from what you see around you. Learn from others and other's mistakes.
I learn something every single day here.
All great advice guys! I will just keep writing as it is better than writing "book emails" as I am known for doing! At least now I have somewhere to put all my thoughts down on "paper"! Thanks again for reaching out - appreciate it! Maybe one of these days it will all filter through my brain and I'll "get it"! But by then maybe I'll be too old and I'll forget it all anyway!
Thanx for posting this topic here. And I understood one thing from replies that we should not worry about the score. Content is the king.
Content is the king but achieving 100 means a lot. It gives satisfaction as an author and increases traffic as you are posted in the first page of hubbers.
If people start thinking of 100 quality hubs and contents bound to be better.
Having a 100 Hubscore does very little to increase traffic. Generally speaking, only other Hubbers see the "first page of Hubbers" and they're only a small minority of your readers.
Thanks for your explanation and reply. Hubber score 100 may not increase traffic but it gives sense of accomplishment and that means a lot for many.
It also improve quality of content, SEO and many other things.
I have to disagree that having a HubScore of 100 will "improve quality of content, SEO and many other things." Your HubScore does NOTHING to effect those things.
I wonder, then how does it come? Is it traffic only?
You've been on the site for two years and you've never read the FAQ on HubScore? Really?
I have had 2 hubs that hit 100 but I am still going to work tomorrow !
Good for all of you guys for reaching 100 in your hubs, hayz my previous high was just 97...
Great traffic and quality content is the key to a 100 hub score, I noticed this with my hub I said earlier...
Getting to a hundred on your hubscore is quite an achievement. Mne float around between 90 and 50 unless I'm actively rewriting and promoting them.
It is definitely related to generating traffic to your hub, whenever I find a good traffic source my profile score goes up along with the hub I'm promoting.finger crossed that my new improved system will consistently generate targeted traffic. I guess I've got to plough on for a few days / weeks to find out
I've never had a single Hub hit more than 95. However, my Hub profile score has hit 100 often. This seems odd to me, because I've been here for nearly two years and have published only 28 Hubs.
I don't pay too much attention to keywords or keyword loading, and I spend virtually no time on social networking sites; however, I do look at my Hubs as intermediary steps for further exploration on the Internet, meaning....
Can I provide a link to a helpful resource?
Can I develop a relationship with a photographer or graphic artist and link to their sites when I use their works of art? An email to them explaining my interest in using their works will generate backlinks to my Hubs from their sites.
Can I use Amazon and eBay capsules to give the reader more resources (and gain a pittance of an income for me)?
I haven't made a great deal of money here...but I know if I put more time into it, I would.
My guess is that if I produced 20 content-rich Hubs a month that follow these simple communications connections, I'd be rolling in the dough...sort of. LOL!
To me, though, most of it seems to be just a crap shoot as far as HP scoring goes.
In other words, don't worry so much about the scores, just write rich evergreen and useful content with mastery of the English language, connect with the resources that you use to give that richness to your Hubs, and put the energy into your effort that a worker bee would.
Some times my individual hubs rich upto 98 or 99 but never 100. My hubscore has never touched 100 and roams in nineties.
I am not worried about my hubscore but reaching 100 will give satisfaction of acomplishment.
You have given some very nice tips.
Not looking to get or keep a 100 score, I don't know what the value would be. But am trying to keep a score above 75. It dips without constant attention, but maybe I need to set my sights higher and then 75 would be no problem.
Perhaps it would be better to do away with hub scores and hubber scores altogether.
At least then we could put an end to the interminable discussions around the subject. What a waste of time and energy.
Also, I have read some 100 score hubs where the command of English is truly woeful, so even if you did achieve it, it doesn't mean that your hub is more worthy of attention than a hub with a much lower score.
Forget about scores and concentrate on writing.
by Trudy Cooper2 years ago
Why do you think the hub with the highest score was scored higher than your others? Interested to know.
by Gener Geminiano7 years ago
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by liljen236 years ago
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by Liam Hallam2 years ago
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by Barbara Kay Badder3 years ago
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by easyguyevo6 years ago
I was here for two months and finally reached 99 author score. SoO hApPy!I hope I can maintain it or get 100!
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