tips for raising your hubscore?

It never hurts to have a picture of a beautiful woman on your hubs. This is a recent picture of me and my wife Tracie at a benefit Rodeo for the Alabam Tornado Survivors
It never hurts to have a picture of a beautiful woman on your hubs. This is a recent picture of me and my wife Tracie at a benefit Rodeo for the Alabam Tornado Survivors | Source

The purpose of this hub is to give the reader a idea of what I do to try and raise my hubscore.

This is not guaranteed to work, but it will not hurt.

It applies to anyone who uses hubpages.

Write long original hubs.

This is something that is easier said than done, but if you will focus on writing hubs that have over 800 word and have all original content, I think it will raise your hubscore.

I have about 40 hubs that do not meet this criteria so I have learned this lesson the hard way.

On a positive note, that is why they made the edit button, you can go back into any hub and add content to it until it reaches my 800 word limit,

I am doing this now, I am gonna stop writing hubs and I am going to go back into all my hubs and make them at least 800 words in length, they also will be original content.

I have to say that it is much easier to do it right the first time than to go back and re-write or add content to things.

Why is it easier the first time

  • Things may have changed since you wrote tha article
  • that is a good reason to update a hub.....think about it.
  • You may have lost your train of thought.
  • You may have trouble recalling events
  • Do it right the first time - it is easier on you

Don't get upset if your hubscore goes down.

I have had a few people who really have gotten upset that their hubscore went down.

Mine goes up and down quite often, it is no big deal if it drops a few points.

If you will do the things I am asking in this hub it will go back up and quickly.

Be nice to your readers and fellow writers.

If someone has taken the time to read your hub and they leave you a comment, in my opinion, whether you agree or disagree with it, you should be nice and respond to it in your comments.

It lets your readers know that you really care about them and what they have to say and also that you can be open minded to things.

Even if you don't agree with whatever their comment is they have a right to their personal feelings.

If you want to lose readers then argue with them

It does not matter who is right,arguing will cost you readers.

Keep in mind that it was your hub that stimulated them to make a comment.

You can always agree to dis-agree, there is no need for arguing in your hubs.

It is the simple things that make a big difference in your hubscore

  • It is common courtesy to return copliments
  • Always follow people who follow you
  • Always leave fan mail telling why you like the writer
  • Always respond to every comment or question
  • If someone asks you something you don't know the answer-direct them to the help button
  • Don't leave your readers hanging.

Use the forum

The forum is there so use it, you can learn just about anything you need in the forums.

  • All the information about everything on hubpages is in the forum.
  • Ask questions, when people respond, you respond.
  • Answer un aswered questions in the forum if you know the answer.
  • Be - pro active in the forum

Work together with other hubbers

  • This is something I really need to improve on.
  • If there are people who are always comment on your hubs and re-tweeting your links on twitter, then that person is someone you need to be promoting.
  • They are promoting you
  • Give them links from your hubs
  • Ask your friends to add them on Twitter and other social media sites.
  • Always read and coment on their hubs.
  • ask them questions
  • work together to help one another.

I would like to ask you all now to add a few people who have really helped me on Hubpages.

They are in no particular order, not my referrals except one (nickels-and-sense), just good hubbers and people.

I a certain that they would be happy to help you anyway they can,as they have done for me.

Mentalist acer - very unique & awesome images & gr8 writer

Sunshine625 - great personality - very active - promotes well

The Frog Prince - Awesome hubber

Kimberly D. King - wrote a beautiful heart touching tribute to her father, she is a great writer and honest and fair.

Nickles-and-Sense - A published author who has written 57 hubs in 7 days. WOW

Phil Plasma - Very active, freindly and writes great

Arlene V Poma - love her writing and personality

J.S Matthew - cool guy - hubpages elite

Add all the hubbers above it will benefit you.

If you write alot you may want to invest in some voice recognition software to help you with your writing.

If you are like me and a new writer it may benefit you to buy some software.you just talk and it does the writing or should I say typing for you.

I am not using it now but I will be soon.

It speeds up the writing process and also helps with proper spelling,grammar etc.

Plus it is much easier on your fingers.

I hope this hub helps you all to get a higher hubscore and I look forward to speaking to you all in the comments below.

As always God Bless Us All´╗┐

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auktionator 4 years ago from Zuerich

Wow Manthy, I really adore how deep you involve yourself with these hubs. I am still on my first Hub but am preparing some ahead. Tx and keep on going strong :-))


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@jean2011 - I am not sure why but it seems to me that the less active I am on hubpages the HIGHER my score goes it usually floats from 90-95 IDK

Thanks Again


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jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

You are right, there are no guarantees, but these are definitely great suggestions and will in some ways help to improve your hubscore. I have voted this hub useful.


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ambassadornchains 5 years ago

This is absolutely amazing! I just made my account yesterday and I am a bit clueless. This was such a blessing - Thank you! =)


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Thanks for stopping by Susan - I appreciate the kind words


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is a great article with so much useful and informative advice.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

I'm not sure that iw works my Hubscore has fell 5 points this month alone and we are only 4 days in!


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

Yes, this is very helpful and well written. It is a challenge to raise that score, but I agree with you, reading other hubs and commenting surely helps.


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Dave Powell 5 years ago from Winchester, MA

Thanks so much Manthy... and you as well!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Hi Dave - Yeah social media is really big it is responsible for over half of all my hits or page views I get from readers. I hvae 3 facebook,a facebook fanpage page and a twitter. seems like a lot but really isn't near enough.

Thanks for stopping by Dave you have a gr8 week and I wish you only the best on hubpages and in life.


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Dave Powell 5 years ago from Winchester, MA

Hi Manthy,

Thanks for following me... and I have definitely returned the favor! And as a relative newb, I find this hub extremely informative. MUST pay more attention to the "social-networking" issues you mention!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Hi - Momof3 - Thanks for stopping by I don't know for sure if this will work for you but it has helped me.


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Momof3kidz 5 years ago

Very helpful :)


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@msDora - Thanks for stopping by, I am glad you liked the hub, I'm not sure if those things will work for you but they do for me.I will return the favor and read some more of your hubs.

Have a great weekend


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MsDora 5 years ago from The Caribbean

This hub got my attention. Learned from it too. Thanks for sharing, and for choosing to follow me. For sure, will read some of your other hubs later.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Thanks Homesteadbound - it takes awhile to learn the ropes on hubpages but I think you will do just fine.

I appreciate your kind words, you have a great day.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Great hub! As I am new at this, I can use all the advice I can get, and I've been trying to absorb all that I can.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Yeah that is what I do NM lady

Thanks for stopping by


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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

thanks I will look but I figured it out with some noodling about!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Hey NM Lady

Look at my hub above

I addesd the yahoo capsule and selectes the keyword

Voice Recognition Software and it added it there, I can go to edit and it will have arrows If I want to ove it up click the up arrow etc,

I hope this helps


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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

I figured it out....... why are we soooo afraid of trying new things? It isn't like I would break the site....LOL


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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

Okay, this may win as the stupedist question in the comments BUT when Amazon tells you to paste a link to your web, does that mean to just drop it into the links? Or drop it into the copy. My guess is to drop it in the links.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Thanks Thelma


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Thanks for these tips manthy and for your follow. I wonder too how my hubs keep on going down while I am happy when they goes up. Thanks for sharing.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Yes it truly is Steve, I don't even know if my tips work, but I don't think they would hurt a hubscore.

IDK thanks for stopping by


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Steve Lensman 5 years ago from London, England

The hubscoring system is a total mystery to me. And at times seems almost randomly automated. I'll probably lose points just for mentioning that. :)

Interesting tips thanks.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

YW - I hope it helps you both..and thanks for stopping by


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HERBERT ubaldo 5 years ago

GREAT.


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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

thanks for the good points


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

2uesday - I would think that you would be getting alot of traffic from your followers on Hubpages but who knows, I think we just write becuase we like it.

And it is very challenging.

Thanks Uban, Binaya

I appreciate the kind words


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

I'm struggling to get good scores for my hubs. Thanks for this wonderful tips. I'll try to polish my under performing hubs.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great guide to raising one's score. I agree with all the points illustrated. They are indeed helpful


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Hi my traffic is not high compareed to some people here. Mostly it comes from search engines (looking at traffic sources it seems to come from 20 different search engines spread across the globe but more from USA and UK) also some from sites like RedGage and my Blogs. The pie-chart on Google Analytics shows me that about 60-70% of it comes from search engines.

My total hub views dropped after the Google changes earlier this year. My views from HubPages alters depending on if I comment,post in a forum or publish a new hub (but that is not often now). I'm really still learning how to write on-line even after being here for almost two years, I guess, like a challenge.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Pedrn44 - The benefit was amazing, there was huge turnout.

Nickles & sense - It is good that you have managed to get 57 hubs in 7 days, that is good I wish I had 1/2 your energy and creativity.

2useday - I wwatch my traffic to I have been noticing that I get alot of hits from social media sites and google and hubpages?

What about you... where is your traffic coing from?


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Nickels-and-Sense 5 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

Thanks for your support, Manthy! But by no means do I want to be misleading. While I would love to take all the credit for being some kind of supernatural whiz, the truth of the matter is writing takes time. The work I have posted has been both a combination of work that I have been working on as well as new stories. I have notes, half-written concepts, and new brainstorming ideas; It's a never ending process. I love to write and I am addicted to hubpages. I have been spending sixteen hours a day hubbing since I joined. It is probably the single greatest outlet I have ever found in my life,and by no means do I want to misrepresent myself to you or anyone else in the community. Do I write fast, yes; two of my novels were written in three weeks, but I could never have posted them that fast. They would have been train wrecks; they take me just as long to edit and perfect. The last thing I want is for a reader to get to the middle of one of my books and think it completely nonsensical. I try to make sure I have dotted my 'i's and crossed my 't's before I publish. The truth is I am just a struggling writer who is trying to make something of himself, just like many others on hubpages, and I truly appreciate all the support you all have so graciously given me. Thanks for everything,Manthy,and another great hub. One up amd useful!


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daskittlez69 5 years ago from midwest

Thanks for the great tips! These will surely come in handy.


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

Great hub, Manthy. Beautiful wife:) Was the benefit for the tornado survivors successful? My hubscore fluctuates alot and I do wonder why. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason. Useful advice here. Thanks.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

This would be a interesting hub for a newbie to HubPages to read.

After being here almost two years I do not bother to check Hubscores, as I prefer to see how the traffic/views are going on the hubs.

I find the Hubscores slighlty odd and almost erratic on my hubs e.g. a Christmas hub with a very high score in July and not suprisingly hardly any views for it that week. I too have noticed that the fall of hubscores is upsetting to some people, and who can blame them if they have worked at making a good hub and they see the hubscore plummet. An easy to understand hub and worth taking a look at.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Applecsmith - Thanks for the compliment, my wife is a very smart person, I just have a GED and street smarts.

Also to Phil - I hope it helps someone as well that is why I wrote it.

Thanks again for the comments


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Thanks for the compliment. Great hub, I hope it helps the people who read it.


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applecsmith 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Great tips, and I love the photo part about your lovely wife. Very smart looking couple!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

ty Jaded i know this will help


JadedLove 5 years ago

well this was very helpful. I have been lost in trying to figure out what I had to do to get a higher score.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

Thanks - You to.


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mkrandhawa 5 years ago from India

Great Manthy ,your hub is amazing and very informative and beautiful picture with your wife.Thanks for sharing...looking forward to read more hubs ......Have a nice day

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