Hello everyone. I am new here on Hubpages and I am excited to be here! I hope this is not a silly question, as I am still acclimating myself here on Hubpages. My question is this-- provided that one produces quality hubs, how long does it take to build up a decent hub score? 2 hubs? 10 hubs?
Here is why I ask. I joined 6 days ago and was given an initial hub score of 30 (it may have been 50 as I do not clearly recall). Regardless, my score was down to 6 by the time I published my first hub about 24 hours ago. That was no big deal to me because I was about to post my first hub. Now, I currently have a hub score of 10 one day after my first hub has been published. I have had close to 100 views in the first day and I am also excited about that (although I'm not sure if that's good or bad). However, I also just came across someone who has been on Hubpages the same number of days I have been and has produced the same number of hubs. This person was talking about their one hub receiving a terms of service violation. The thing I do not understand is how this other person would have a hub score 6 times higher than mine? I guess I am just confused. Am I doing something wrong or not doing something that I should be? I just want to know how long it should take me, or has taken some of you, to build a nice hub score after starting.
Thank you for reading my question. Any insights that anyone could share will be much appreciated!
The hub you wrote, did you write in your own words or did you copy it from somewhere else?
The easiest way to get a respectable hubberscore/authorscore is by actively participating within the community.
(a) Read other hubs and leave comments
(b) Rate up hub or mark them as useful, funny, awesome or beautiful.
(c) Write original content.
Thank you very much for your insights Cagsil! To answer your question, the hub I wrote was entirely original from my own knowledge and through a a modest amount of research for some specific statistics and for confirmation of my own knowledge. I have also been fairly active here in the forums, and I have read and commented on a few hubs (and plan on doing much more of that in the coming days). In doing so however, I did notice that there were two other hubs on this site that have covered the same topic as the one that I did my first hub on, although the content was much different. I wonder if it may have hurt me that I wrote about a topic that has been covered.
Any other insights on how long it has taken some of you to build up your hubscores?
Your sole hub has a decent score. You should have nothing to worry about. Give it a bit more time, your author score should start correcting itself. It is pointless to compare with others for an account so new as yours. Business as usual.
You get a better score if you sign up and write a hub straight away. But your score will go up if you write quality original content and stay away from spammy areas like forex trading.
Thank you Website Examiner and and brettb for your insights! Examiner, you have given me a sense of relief and optimism. Brett, I think you may be right with your point that my score plummeted in large part because I waited nearly a week to publish my first hub. Thanks again.
Give it time. There are many hubbers with awesome hubscores who do not frequent the forums, there are other ways to interact. Find topics you like, read & comment, be consistent. You goal is organic traffic & organic readers. Patience is critical, content is critical!
Welcome to Hubpages - hope you enjoy the community!
Welcome to hubpages lakeshow. Here's the truth (As I see it, and many hubbers will agree.)
Hub/author score does not matter. The only influence they will have is if your hub score falls below 40 or your authorscore falls below 75, outgoing links from your profile or hubs are nofollow. This is just a way to keep hubpages safe from people who sign up solely to promote their own site.
Hub/author score is an internal measurement only. If you wish to make money here, from adsense & amazon (the best two to start with), they will have almost no influence on anything outside of hubpages. And outside of hubpages is where the money comes from - google and other search engines send the traffic that clicks your adverts which in turn makes you money and commissions.
But don't stress. It takes a hub anywhere from 4-9 months to really take off, traffic wise. If you get a view or two from google on a hub in the first 2 weeks you're doing well (unless you're an amazing SEO guru with amazing keyword knowledge!)
All I can say is this: Write as much as you can now. When you start making decent money in six months or so, you'll look back and go "Why didn't I write more hubs, back when I started? I could be making so much more right now!"
And read some hubs on SEO and keyword research. It's a learning curve but it will help you in the end. Good luck.
Not since you went past 95, anyway.
By the same token, avatars don't matter. User names don't matter. But is it really true? Some people put lots of effort into those things for sure. Image, branding etc.
Just a small point WE. Do people who don't have an avatar not show up as 'New hubs by these authors' on the main page? I have a feeling they don't. Sad because some of my fave hubbers don't have avatars.
I doubt that they do, since there would be no way to see them. I'm also surprised some hubbers are slow to get an avatar.
WryLilt and Jane@CM:
Thank you so much for your outstanding advice and perspectives! It is all very insightful, useful, and very much appreciated!
LakeShow T listen me, i had a hubber score of 7 few weeks ago, now its 79, i improved from 7 to 78 in one week, my average hubscore is 71 now, it will soon be over 75 as i published 4 hubs in last 2 days which will take 3-7 days to reach a decent score. Now I had to do few thing for that:
~I deleted my copied contents
~I wrote some new and unique contents
~I edited all my hubs to remove typos and punctuation mistakes.
~I started commenting,reading and taking part in forum.
~I stopped worrying on hubber or hubscore and concentrated on quality writing and I experienced improvement.
Congratulations on your success! It is encouraging to see that you were able to build your score up so quickly. Thank you for sharing what has been useful for you.
I only have one hub, my profile score is pretty good and keeps rising, dunno. I do a little commenting in the forums and on a few hubs, that's about it.
I have a lot of great information to soak in here. I've also started to read some very informative hubs that will help immeasurably as I begin to apply everything I am learning here. Thank you everyone.
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