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Just Spam When Hub Hopping - Skip the Rest

  1. brandonhart100 profile image82
    brandonhart100posted 5 years ago

    When I'm hub hopping I generally don't read most of the hubs I come across because I have one purpose in mind; find low quality or spam hubs.

    It seems to me like reading through each hub is somewhat of a waste of time, so I skim through each hub to make sure that I can weed out as many "bad" hubs as possible. 

    If I want to really read someone else's hub or get more information about a topic, then I generally do a HP search.

    Does anyone else do this as well?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did do that initially Brandon because I saw the role purely as a spam hunt.  But recently I have tried to take the time to actually read some of those that are potentially interesting, and to mark or comment as well.  It makes it more of a task, and less quick to hunt the spam, but on the plus side you get to read and possibly 'meet' more Hubbers.
      There is some surprisingly good stuff out there as well.

    2. To Start Again profile image84
      To Start Againposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      nope, I don't do this at all. I find its actually a great way to see a lot of new hubs you might not otherwise. As this site grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to notice new hubs as they are published, as well as new hubbers. Most newbies don't know the little tips and tricks to getting noticed at first, hub hopping brings their hubs to us in a way. Yes, it is a great tool to fend off spam as well and, yes, I do flag hubs I feel violate TOS but no, that isn't my main goal when hopping.

      I do a fair amount of my reading that way and also rate a lot of hubs too. That is also a great way to help the site. HP gets feedback from those ratings as do the hubbers.

  2. Daniel Carter profile image92
    Daniel Carterposted 5 years ago

    I have found some great hubs from hubbers I otherwise wouldn't have found because of hub hopping. I've had some great reads beyond skimming. Hub hopping has many good uses, not the least of which is discovering new, great hubbers.

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image86
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    I started on a spam hunt but sometimes when I have a little more time, I like to read- and read different types of hubs and yes I have found some absolute gems sometimes on topics that I would not in a million years hunt for...

    1. brandonhart100 profile image82
      brandonhart100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe I'm greedy in that I want to spend more time writing then reading if possible.  However, my main concerns are more on maintaining the quality of the site and writing rather than meeting new people.  It's not that I don't want to part of the community (I do actively participate in the forums) it's just not my focus.

      1. IzzyM profile image85
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm with you Brandon here. It's nice to find some gems amongst the dross, but it's the dross I am looking for to flag. I want this site to be the best there is!

  4. I am DB Cooper profile image65
    I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago

    At least half of the hubs I see when hopping are spam, but it's important that we mark them as such. The less prevalent the blatant spam hubs with no original content, the better Hubpages as a whole will do in search engine results. I do find some pretty cool hubs when hopping around though.

  5. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    I do both big_smile (hunt for great new hubs and flag SPAM) big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  6. essiheart profile image80
    essiheartposted 5 years ago

    I tend to hop based on my mood. I'll flag all the spam I find if I'm annoyed at something, or in a bad mood. If I'm feeling content, or just motivated to read, I'll stop at every great hub I find and vote it up and usually leave a comment. I love hopping because as stated above, it helps find hubs that you would have possibly never seen before.

  7. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I find Hubs are either obviously decent or obviously junk.  It doesn't take long to spot which is which, although it can take reading some to find spun articles that otherwise appear attractive and polished.

    For the most part, I do what Brandon does.  If a Hub catches my eye I'll stop and read.  Generally, though, I look for reading in one "sitting", and hop in a different "sitting".  I like to focus on one aim in any given sitting.