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From a New Hubber to a New Hubber- My Experience and What I Have Learned So Far

Updated on April 5, 2011

My First Hub

I love reading about other people’s experiences on the Hubpages, so I decided to write this article to share my experience with the Hubpages. I have been on this site for about two months now. This is my sixtieth hub. My first article was titled “Understanding gender differences in a relationship.” As I am sitting here writing this, I have a score of 63 on that hub. I need to go into that hub, add a few more keywords,and tweak them a little to make them more search engine ready. My total page views on that hub are 64. Since I have been on this site, I have learned a tremendous amount of useful information about SEO. My hubs have improved, and still are improving. I brows around this site from time to time, and learn.



I have 4,358 page views to date. I do plan on improving this in time, and posting an update another time. Here is some useful information for a new person that may be reading this hub. I am still new here, but, I still believe other Hubber’s can benefit from this information:

If you click on one of your hubs, click on “stats, “then click on “hubmetrics” this is what you will see:

  • Word Count --------- This is the amount of words you have in your hub
  • Revenue Potential-This will have $$$$$ signs. The more of those $$signs you see, the better of a chance you have at earning from that particular hub.
  • Incoming Links--- This will have***** for the amount of incoming links on your hub. The more you back link your hub, the more ***** you will have.
  • View Duration---This will have *****. The longer your readers stay on this hub, the more of these***** you will get.
  • First Published--- This is the first date you published this hub.
  • Short URL- This is for sites that only take a short URL, such as


hub scores

Your hubber score is different than your hub score. A hubber score is the little number at the lower right of your profile picture. The hubber number ranges from 30-100. A beginner will always start with a hubber score of 30. Some of the factors that influence your hub score can be learned about here:

To keep your hubber score points up, make sure you stay active in the Hubpages community. Read and comment on other peoples hubs. Make sure your hubs are quality.

Your hub scores (the score next to the title of your hubs) indicates the overall quality of your content. This score starts out at 50, and can end up being 100.

The Hubpages, and search engines alike prefer a hub that is from 600-1,000 words, maybe more. I have also learned that using keywords in both the individual hub and in your title gives you more traffic.

I have learned that the longer someone stays on your page, the more odds increase that an AdSense add will be clicked. I guess that means we need to entertain someone from beginning to the end of a hub.

new hubbers should search the Hubpages for the following

The amount of capsules you have, and the quality of the content.

I would recommend all new hubbers to do searches on the Hubpages to better understand the following:

Do Follow back links


Organic traffic


Hubpage success stories

How to increase a hub score

Experience on the Hubpages

The importance of the title in your hub


encourage other Hubbers

I have learned that the accolades that you see in your profile page are actually important to get. When you start earning them you, it means you are staying interactive with the community. Why would it be important to stay interactive with the Hubpage community? Besides increasing your Hubberscore, you are learning from other Hubbers, and encouraging Hubbers. Why is it important to encourage other Hubbers? The Hubpages has a certain rank in Google and other search engines. The more quality articles we have as a whole, the better we all look in the search engine rankings. Would a site with poor quality get ranked well? No. If you want your Hubs even more visible in the search engines, and you want to see more traffic, help each other out. As we help each other, we are improving our rank as a whole, and also improving our individual rank. I have learned the community on the Hubpages is awesome, helpful, and intelligent.


Hubpage Writers Are Good Writers

I have found out more about SEO, back links, quality, etc. here in the Hubpages than any other place on the internet. The Hubpages not only has a system in place that teaches you, but some very good writers, that can breaks it down for you to better understand. The writers that have been here a while are the real pros. They have probably tried all the tricks in to book to get their knowledge.  When I want to learn anything about writing quality articles, I do a search on the Hubpages.  I do searches here, such as “where to get quality backlinks “and learn from someone that has experience using them.


If you are a hubber (new or old) and you have a story you want to share about your experience on the Hubpages, I would love to read it, just let me know in the comments section to take a look at your profile, and what the Hub is titled.


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    • Angelique Loux profile image

      Angelique Loux 5 years ago from Ohio

      I just can't figure hubpages out the more active I am the lower my profile score goes. Thanks for the great hub. voted up useful.

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      Thank you very much for your hub. It is very helpful indeed and I will bookmark it to guide me from time to time. Voted up!

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      pinaythoughts 6 years ago from Philippines

      voted up and useful. thanks for this post. i am a twenty-five-hour-hubber as of the moment... :)

      glad to know that many hubbers are helpful toward each other. i am still overwhelmed by the many things that i would be learning here.. i hope i can keep up! :)

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      I love getting helpful info from everywhere on the HubPages. Thank you.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Voted up. New hubbie of 3 weeks and printed out this hub to use as a guide as I'm like a "space cadet" online and always looking for a tutorial on all kinds of hubs and effective hubbing. :)

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      Thanks you guys. I am very glad the hub came in handy. Remember, patience is one of the biggest keys.

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      amurbach 6 years ago from Arizona

      I consider myself new here too as I just started getting serious in the last month.I have found myself searching for information here first before going to a search engine now. It's kind of neat how I am getting attached.

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      your cybersister 6 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

      I've only been on Hubpages for a couple of weeks and just came across this hub today. You have lots of wonderful suggestions for newbies like me. Thanks!

      P.S. - Now I MUST go read some of your other hubs...

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      I am glad you are taking Hubpages serious. I will be looking foward to reading some of your hubs Kentuckyslone.

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      kentuckyslone 6 years ago

      Hey I am glad I found this. I have been using hub pages for quite awhile but only really got serious with it recently. I found some info here that I wasnt aware of nefore - thanks!

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      sarclair 6 years ago

      Thank you all for the nice comments :) Judging from your profiles, you all have allot of experience here. It’s wonderful to get nice comments from you.

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      Jalus 6 years ago

      You have taught me quite a bit in this hub. Thanks!!!

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      glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

      You're doing great, only being here two months and having so many Hubs published! Thanks for contributing to this website!

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Voted UP & USEFUL... so wonderful to get such support and information from someone with such a short amount of time in/ so willing to share. Thank you very much!