How do you get a high hubscore on a hub?
Many new users ask how they can increase their hub score on a hub. There are many factors on how your hub score increases and decreases. Some of these, are simply put, out of your control. However, there are some things that you can do to increase your hubscore, or at least keep more of your hubs higher. Don't always expect extremely high expectations though, or you will be disappointed. Gaining a author score in the 90s is generally easier than keeping a hub in the 90s. A hubscore works a bit different than author profile score. In this hub, I will go over some of the ways in which a hub will decrease or increase. There are an absolutely a ton of factors involved so don't go brain dead over all of these. Again, some of these are not in your full control.
Hubscores always start out low
When you create a hub here on hubpages, it will start out at 50 approximately. Sometimes the hubscore will say 49 or 51, but the score is usually 50. This is normal, and no matter how good or bad that hub is, the score will always start at about that. Many new users on here worry that the score is low at the beginning. The hub score will gradually go up to its normal score.
Traffic to your hubs
Getting traffic to your hub is the primarily reason why your hubscore is high,medium, low, or whatever the score may currently be. If a hub consistently gets traffic, the score will be pretty decent. The score will be even higher if the traffic is very high every 24 hrs. So how can you attain good traffic to your hub? Well, having a good quality hub that is not spam or copied content. A hub should also have at least 400 words even though 500 would be better(or more). Technically, it really depends on what type of topic your talking about. Staying relevant, and having good keywords on your hub, will also help gain you more traffic, and ultimately raise your overall hubscore.
Sending backlinks to your hubs is also quite important in many instances. Some hubbers abide by this rule, while others focus on keyword research more. Nonetheless, sending backlinks can help gain more traffic to your hub,thus raising your score eventually. However, I would not recommend buying backlinks. I originally was going to do this, but if you buy them, then you take the chance of getting penalized in Google. There are some hubbers who buy backlinks, but they acquire legit long term ones. Never buy backlinks that seem to cheap. For example, 1000 backlinks for $9.99. Avoid that....or you will be taking a dirt nap from Google!
Seasonal hub's scores may rise significantly
Many times, some hubs will either skyrocket in traffic, or they will plummet in traffic. One of these factors includes the time of the year.(seasonal hubs) If you were to write a hub about Christmas ornaments, then you will most likely get more traffic around Christmas. Any topic that is considered seasonal , will have its ups and downs. Your hubscore may rise a lot higher when your topic is being searched a particular time of the year. Then you will find that the score may go down when Christmas is over. For example, your hubscore may be 95 near Christmas, and only in the 70s in the summer time. This is just an example, its hard to say what your score will be. This of course means, you wrote a quality hub as well....
Popularity and New Topics
This is one of those things that is not in your direct control. Some topics you write on will simply be more popular. No matter how good you write a hub, if its not very popular, then not many people are searching for it. This may mean your score will be quite low. I have had hubs that never go anywhere cause there not popular. The score stays in the 60s.
New topics can also spark a lot of traffic. For example, a new electronic device comes out. Take the Ipad for instance. If you had a hub about an Ipad when it came out, then you could expect to see more traffic making your hubscore higher. Why? Because everyone wants to find out about the hot new item. If you were to write about something that came out last year, or years ago, then don't expect a lot of traffic, thus your hubscore may be low.
I once had a hub that reached 100 because people were searching for answers on the topic I wrote on. I wrote about how to find bike parts in the video game dead rising case zero. First of all, the game was new at the time, and everyone was searching how to find the bike parts, because it was very hard to do in the game. If you can figure out what people are searching for then you may have a hub that goes very high in score. The traffic and score may decrease after a while once the initial burst is over though.
Another factor that could raise your hubscore is peoples comments. The more comments that you get could potentially raise your hubscore a bit. Traffic outside hubpages is more important though, but there's nothing wrong with visitors from within hubpages....
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