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Bring Back HubKarma!

  1. iamsergell profile image60
    iamsergellposted 5 years ago

    I think HubKarma is useful. It shows your progress here in HP though. I want HubKarma to be back please! :C

    1. hotwebideas profile image82
      hotwebideasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't even notice that they took HubKarma away. I just saw it the other day.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's gone?  Woohoo! Good riddance!

      HubKarma was a bad idea, especially for newbies like you, because newbies got carried away and used it far too much.  Too many links in your Hub are a bad thing.

      1. JamaGenee profile image86
        JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly! Well put, Marisa! smile

      2. hotwebideas profile image82
        hotwebideasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa, I didn't even pay attention to HubKarma, so oldies like you have nothing to worry about wink

      3. lisabeaman profile image86
        lisabeamanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When I was a newbie, I was very, very guilty of getting carried away with over-linking. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. Now I know better! One of these days, I'll go back to those old hubs and get rid of those extra links!

    3. viryabo profile image84
      viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hubkarma?
      Eissssh!!!

  2. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    Just noticed it gone!!! Yeah...it never worked to help with hubs making money or ranking. Never liked it! I never had it change for the positive no matter how much I did, so I only ignored it.
    Bye-bye HubKarma.

    1. iamsergell profile image60
      iamsergellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      well, at least it would help the newbies here in HP like me by linking it to other hubbers' page.

    2. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I, too, am glad it is gone! It did not seem to reflect that I really do link to other hubs from every hub of mine.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I'm not a fan of it either. It's good to support other hubbers, but all of those blue links in a hub are distracting and annoying.
    I hope it stays gone, as I have said in another comment somewhere.  It is another unneeded statistic.

    1. iamsergell profile image60
      iamsergellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      well, at least it would help the newbies here in HP like me.

  4. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Good riddance to it!  Bad Karma was more like it!  smile

    1. iamsergell profile image60
      iamsergellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      it isn't.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can you make that more specific?
        What isn't what?

        1. iamsergell profile image60
          iamsergellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          HubKarma shoudn't be deleted here in HP.

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I hope you realize that when you are talking to someone with a virtually perpetual score of one hundred (not me - Rochelle Frank) that it's seriously in your best interest to think about what they are saying, as they don't have a perfect score for no reason.

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, I'm not sure that is true. I don't know the reason, myself. You are giving me too much respect, but I am just expressing a personal opinion.
              I personally don't like to read hubs with link after link highlighted.
              Feel free to interlink as much as you want.

    2. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, what he said! I couldn't ever see the point of it in the first place except as a distracting gimmick. Half the time, there were no corresponding hubs to link to, or the "keywords" to link made no sense...i.e. "going to" or some similar silliness...while obvious words to link (like place names and such) were totally ignored.  Again, GOOD RIDDANCE!

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image86
        EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        With you on that one!

        Not to mention the fact that if you linked to loads of other hubs and they were subsequently deleted, then you were left with a corresponding number of broken links to clean up. I'm glad I never paid much attention to Hub Karma.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'd written a Hub a while ago on how to use the suggest links tool to fight writer's block, a kind of tongue-in-cheek look at a ridiculous feature. I made it a point to let every word or phrase the tool found get a link. As so many Hubbers have now left, taking their Hubs with them, this Hub of mine has required the most maintenance because of taking out dead links.

          BTW, when this feature was first implemented, the team did say that HubKarma would have a minor/small/some impact on Hubber profile score. Using that tool for that one Hub of mine made me feel like a suckkkup. :p

          Good riddance to HubKarma!

  5. Reality Bytes profile image92
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    hubkarma?

    guess I shouldn't miss it

    1. iamsergell profile image60
      iamsergellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hubkarma tracks hubbers progress.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How? I have never seen that suggestion.
        It just tells how many hubbers you have linked to. It doesn't affect income, and doesn't affect scores.
        My hubkarma used to be higher before I stopped excessive linking... My hubscore is now higher.
        I'm not saying that it is a direct result, but just that the number is not important.
        There are many ways to support fellow hubbers, by commenting, by adding meaningful fan mail, and by interacting on forums.

        If I really want to add a link to another hubber's page (and I have done this) I put it in a separate text box and tell readers why I am linking it. (This may actually have some karmic value.)

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    I was so stupid by putting links to other folk's hubs everywhere in my hubs.  Yeah sure, maybe it was a nice thing to do - but it's a horrible thing to do for your income.  I can share your hubs on who knows how many possible sites that I go to?  That would be better than having a distraction from my hub inside my hub.

    1. iamsergell profile image60
      iamsergellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      well, i haven't come to the income side of the HP and HubKarma just helps to improve my hubpage then by linking them to other hubbers page.

      1. Michael Willis profile image76
        Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can still link to other hubbers in your hubs without the hubkarma. Just be sure to link to quality hubs that are relevant and add more information with your hub.
        The Hubkarma does not help in reality for one to progress in Hubpages. Writing, reading and asking questions in the forums would be more helpful.
        You will find there are many that are willing to help "newbies" to do well.

    2. hotwebideas profile image82
      hotwebideasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Marisa, I disagree with you on that. This is not me as a newbie talking. This is me as someone in the web field for 15 years talking.  It is a great strategy to link to others' hubs because it raises your Google and Yahoo rankings and that will bring more income.

      I am not worried about hubkarma, but I have gotten faster income by linking to other hubs because those hubbers link back and it has raised my stats and my earnings more quickly.

      And you should not worry about your hub being disrupted just because you link to someone else's hub. If people think your hub is valuable enough to read, they will be back regardless.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Why do you think they link back?  Do you tell them you've linked to them? 

        The problem with HubKarma was that newbies would overdo it.  There's nothing more likely to p($$ of a reader than a Hub peppered with blue hyperlinks as if it had the measles.  I'm not joking - that's what many of them do.

        1. hotwebideas profile image82
          hotwebideasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Shame on them! lol There should be a new HubPages Trophy titled "Newbie Has Overlinked To Other Hubs 10,000 Times" tongue

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Exactly, and that's why I'm so glad to see the end of HubKarma!

            1. hotwebideas profile image82
              hotwebideasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              MW, The more I talk to you on these forums, the less of a newbie I become.

              In my hubs, I will say that most of them have a table of contents that link to other sections of the same hub and I believe people like that, because they can shop the sections what they want.

              What's your opinion on that?

              1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Great idea - I confess I've always been too lazy to do it!

  7. Urbane Chaos profile image91
    Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago

    There's other ways to improve your hubs.  I never once paid attention to HubKarma, and personally, never cared to. 

    For newer people, there's a ton of resources to find out how your doing.

  8. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    It never did mean much... and yes, bye, bye hubkarma.. smile

  9. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Also if you are going to link to other hubbers hubs do it in a links capsule and add your referral tracker!

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    If you go to one of your hubs and click the  'suggest links' a box will pop up for those who still want to see hubkarma. So, it's still there for those who like it, it's just not so obvious. This is a good idea. As has been said, too many people were giving it too much importance and adding too many links.

    1. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh is it still there???..I never got around to finding it.. thanks, now I know where to look for ..not that I care to..but the information has value in itself and may help people who are still interested in Hubkarma

 
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