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How I raise my hubscore

Updated on July 27, 2011

I'm still learning and fairly new at this whole Hubpages thing, but one thing I have learned by the two weeks of experience I have (at the time of this writing) is how I managed to get my score up to the high eighties pretty quickly. There are four major components to my effort: commenting on other's hubs, following other hubbers, answering questions and linking to my hubs from my blog.

Commenting on other hubs

When I leave a comment at a hub I try to show that I've read the hub by leaving a comment that includes a salient point related to the hub. I try to be generous with my vote-ups and flags (where warranted) so that I too can earn the vote-ups and flags. Usually I explicitly state the vote in the comment saying something like: "...and so the quality of your hub earns you both a vote up and an awesome." What I have also done occasionally is offer a correction if I notice a grammatical or spelling error in the hub. Other times I will email the correction(s) to the author so that the corrections aren't public on the hub's comments. By leaving these quality comments and offering help, I hope to encourage these hubbers to come back to my hubs which increases my traffic and thus increases my score.

Following other hubbers

I will start an hour long session of reading by going to the Hubs-latest and checking out the most recent hub. I would leave a comment at that hub, and then check out a few other hubs from that same author, also leaving a comment at each one. After I've read three to five hubs from a hubber I usually come to a decision - do I like the writing style of that hubber? Am I interested in the hubs they are writing? If the answers are yes, or even somewhat-yes, I follow them. I do this in the hopes that they follow me, and then I follow through. For each new hub that they post, I go to read it and comment. By doing this I hope that with each new hub I write, they will come to visit and comment. This raises my score because of the traffic I get. Once I've done this for the person who wrote the most recent hub I go back to the latest hubs and repeat the above procedure for the second most recent hub, and then so on until the hour is up.

Answering questions

I go to the Answers section of hubpages and sort by latest to view only the most recent questions. I try to look for the questions that haven't been answered yet, or have only one or two answers so that the person who asked the question will be paying closer attention to your reply as compared to a question that already has dozens of replies. I answer the question and then read and leave comments at the most recent hub of the person who asked that question, and then at three or four other hubs of that person. If I like what I read from that person and their hubs interest me, I follow. Doing this gives me points for answering the question, points for leaving comments and quite possibly points for expanding my follow list.

Linking to my hubs from my blog

I have been blogging since 2005, and while I do not have a very large following, I have a loyal following. With the really easy 'blog this' button that sends a link to my blogger.com blog, I can publish each hub I write with significant ease. I'd like to thank my blog readership here for supporting me in my hub-writing. Their few visits to my hubs give me some extra points for visits from people who are external to hubpages.

Conclusion

So this is how I have raised my hubscore. How have you done it? How does my method sound to you, will it work for you too?

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    • Phil Plasma profile image
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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      sikander, you're welcome.

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      sikandar khalid 5 years ago

      thankyou so much for this information

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Teacher, thanks for the vote!

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      teachermum1967 5 years ago

      Great information. Voted up, thanks for sharing.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      There are quite a number of things that don't make sense, either. I'm not too worried about individual hub score, nor do I bother much with hubber score. Though being in the low to mid 90's certainly does help my ego a little.

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      To me it seems a hub-score has a mind of their own, just like Author scores. For I have hubs that have had few comments in the comment section and no effort on my part to back-link and still had fairly high hub-scores.Go figure...there is a lot about this site that does not make any since!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      ATH, thanks for the votes, I hope it helps!

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      Heather 5 years ago from PA

      I believe this hub deserves a vote up and useful! I really enjoyed reading about what you have learned! Thank you so much for the information.

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      namsrawal 5 years ago

      surprising but i haven't done anything of this sort and my hubscore keeps increasing don't know why. Though I had registered 1 year back but recently i have started hubbing a lot

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Hi Psycho, thanks for stopping by. I really hope these tips help you out here, welcome to hubpages!

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      psychopixi 5 years ago

      I just wanted to say thanks; this was exactly what I was looking for. I'm new to Hubpages, and hadn't realised how many factors go into determining your hubscore. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know I have taken your advice and voted this hub up since I found it so useful!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      vexez, thanks for stopping by, I hope the tips help you.

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      vexez 5 years ago

      Very simple yet valuable tips. Will remember them and try to do them often.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Spokane, welcome to Hubpages!

      Whoisbid, I'm a little amazed myself that this hub gets so much traffic.

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      whoisbid 5 years ago

      Amazing that you have found a method to lick the Hub thing and help so many people to understand how those activities will work.

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      spokaneseo 5 years ago from Spokane

      Just starting out here as well, your hub was very useful. Starting to follow folks and try commenting on the hubs that are well written. Thanks.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Jennie, I'm glad this helps, welcome to hubpages!

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      Jennifer Hall 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks! I am just starting out and can use all the information I can get. Your hub was very helpful.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Miss Paula, I'm glad it will help, welcome to hubpages!

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      Miss Paula 5 years ago

      This was useful so I vote you up. I'm new to hub pages and this information really helped thanks keep up the good work.

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      NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      Phil~ Yes, I know and that is comforting to me!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      NM: I doubt you are the only one who is like that.

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      NMLady 5 years ago

      Thanks, Phil.

      I am very analytical and like beginning a the root of a problem. Sometimes this gets me into trouble and takes me too deep into the subject.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      NM: The benefit is that in a list of hubbers, you'll be higher up in the list which could give you more traffic.

      There are no guarantees about traffic.

      This alone is not the only mystery - how the hubscore of a hub is provided is also a mystery. Why it is left this way is up to the Hubpages.com owners.

      Maybe it was decided it would be better to leave the writers guessing, which is what I did in this hub.

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      NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      What is the benefit of a high score?

      Does it insure more hits?

      Why is it such a mystery?

      Why shouldn't the writers be TOLD what causes a score to be high?

      I am reading so much about how to get a high score but I am not sure I understand the benefit package of a high score.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Bri, welcome to hubpages!

      Nick, thanks, there definitely is a lot to learn. Welcome to hubpages!

      Mike, thanks.

      Share, it is true - quite a number of hubs are very informative.

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      sharewhatuknow 5 years ago from Western Washington

      Thanks for sharing about how to raise your hubscore. I am dedicating myself to a couple of hours a week to read others hubs as well, because I have found many to be very informative and interesting. It's great to learn something new all the time.

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      GoingFastWithMike 5 years ago from Fishkill, NY

      Awesome article. Definitely gets my approval!

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      inthenickoftime77 5 years ago from New Zealand, aka: Aotearoa, aka: The Land Of The Long White Cloud

      Very Helpful. I am extremely new to this. Only discovered

      Hubs yesterday, so there is alot to take in, but I found your comments concise & useful. I will bookmark this Hub for my future reference

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      briharn 5 years ago from New Jersey

      very helpful, especially to another fairly new hubber! thank you!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Veianet, I'm glad you started.

      James, no problem.

      Susie, you're welcome.

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      SUSIE DUZY 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Thanks for the great tips.

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      James Halpin 5 years ago from York, Pennsylvania

      Thank you for your advice. I find it very interesting and will use your advice.

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      Vikky B 5 years ago

      What a helpful information...Just started commenting. Thanks for sharing...

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      sig, you're welcome, I'm glad it's working.

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      signetfence 5 years ago from Online

      Thank you for the tips Phil. Been doing it similar for a week now and it seems to be working.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Adam, welcome to hubpages, thanks for the votes!

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      Adam Finan 5 years ago from Worldwide

      This is a god Hub on some useful tactics. I am only beginning building my Wordpress Blog site and have my Hubpages widget plug-in installed.

      My Hub rankings have been high 60's so far but i am new to Hubpages and learning along the way. Grammar and paragraphing are important factors i believe.

      You have my vote up and an awesome!

      All the best

      Adam

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      sharonsuccess 5 years ago

      Thank you, I wish you the same.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Sharon, welcome to hubpages, I wish you all of the success you can bear.

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      sharonsuccess 5 years ago

      Thank you, I was thinking about how to raise my rate. I am new to the hub I just signed up yesterday. This information is very helpful.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Hi Lyn, it may be better to let the hubber know that you voted so that they know it is you who raised their score, so they may now be more inclined to visit your hub and give you a vote. That's how I see it, anyhow. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Lyn.Stewart 5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      Every time I leave a comment saying that I have enjoyed a hub it means that I have voted it up and whatever else I decided it was.

      You have some great info here so thanks ... sorry it took me so long to find it

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      ninja, I'm glad it helped.

      Suzette, thank you - visiting other hubs and leaving good comments definitely helps.

      Dana, I gave it quite some thought in my second week.

      Mega, I'm glad it helped.

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      Megstarr 5 years ago

      Thnk you for this, it has helped a lot.

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      jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for these useful tips. I have marked you up and also useful.

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      Dana Hinders 5 years ago

      These are interesting tips. Until now, I hadn't really thought about what the Hub Score might represent.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is a helpful hub. I have commented on others'hubs and that does help to increase traffice along with following hubbers. I found the part where you link your personal blog and your hub very interesting. I might try that. Along with good content this is a well written hub.

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      ninjagametutorial 5 years ago from Calgary

      Thank you so much for this info it helped me raise my hubscore and become an overall better community member!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      MDT, thanks for the visit!

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      My Diary Today 5 years ago

      Thanks,Good info.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Slaf, thanks for stopping by - the more we read and comment, the better off we all are.

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      slaffery 5 years ago from Kansas, USA

      I can definitely use this information. Thanks for sharing this and I will be trying some of these techniques. I really appreciate you taking the time to help your fellow hubbers. Vote up and definitely useful.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      jy, thanks for stopping by!

      TKL, it is great that you are doing the things I figure will raise your score, welcome to hubpages.

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      TKLMommy 5 years ago from Maui, Hawaii

      I am a new hubber as well! I have also started to comment on hubs and answer questions and also start my own questions. I hope that I will have more followers soon.

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      jynelleybelly 5 years ago

      I like that you are to the point about this subject. Everyone wants a higher rating, of course!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      FHC, thanks for stopping by, welcome to hubpages!

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      firehousecity 5 years ago

      Thanks You I am a new hubber and this was exactly what i was looking for and i hope that i will become a great hubber one day until then I am going to keep making hubs!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Uban, thanks, I do hope I have helped.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      I stand to say that you re the Pro. You ve indeed helped many people. Bravo!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      bjtutu, you're quite welcome. Another thing that may help you is to have someone who has English as a first language proofread your hubs before you submit them.

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      bjtutu 5 years ago from Malaysia

      I had been searching for articles explaining how hubscore can be increased. Trying to understand how hubscore computed is too complex. I submitted new hub in thinking that my hubscore will be increased, instead it dropped. After reading your hub, at least i start to understand probably my problem would be hubtivity. Thanks Phil for great hub.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks sax, kind of the same way I wish I had read 'Limits to Growth' before reading 'The Roaring 2000s'.

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      saxrunner 5 years ago

      Great hub Phil!!! I wish I had read this my first month of hubbing, rather than discovered it the hard way. Voted up and useful!!!

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      HVW, thanks!

      Hezekiah, indeed, effective so long as I can keep at it.

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      Hezekiah 6 years ago from Japan

      Such a simple routine to do, however very effective!!

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      William Benner 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Yes you have learned a lot in the short time you been here! Great Hub!

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Eke, welcome to hubpages, I'm glad I was able to provide the advice.

      Cat, you're welcome, thanks for the votes!

      alpha, thanks for stopping by!

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      alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the helpful tips. I also read hubs and make relevant comments to the hub. Congrats in your blue ribbon award.

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      Catherine Simmons 6 years ago from Mission BC Canada

      I'm so new I didn't even know what the score was for!

      Thanks for the enlightenment :-)

      Useful, interesting, and definitely voted up...

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      ekeisman 6 years ago

      really interesting. thanks for the tips! i am new to hubpages and need any advice i can get.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      max, I would add forums if I read forums, but I don't, so I didn't. I don't doubt that forum reading and posting adds to your score, however.

      courtlney, Welcome to hubpages, I'm glad this hub helped.

      Bory, yes, reading the other hubs of the hubber can be helpful for that hubber, thanks for stopping by.

      pink, thanks for the votes!

      alan, thanks for the votes!

      master, you're welcome.

      Cejae, welcome to writing on-line, the more you write the easier it will be. Keep at it!

      Nyok, you're welcome.

      Seafarer, indeed contests can really motivate one to work harder. I personally don't usually get involved in contests, but I can see how getting involved will help to push you harder and that alone will help with the score. Thanks for stopping by!

      SLKK, you're welcome, welcome to hubpages.

      lbramos, I was writing about the hubber's score, not each hub's score. I don't doubt that the score of a hubber's hubs impacts the hubber's score. Thanks for stopping by!

      Movie Master, you're welcome, and thanks for the vote!

      jzorro, thanks - I don't know if it is a matter of hubbers forgetting to do this, I think it is more that hubbers don't know to do this.

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      jzorro 6 years ago from Portugal

      Great yet simple things that most hubbers forget to do!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great info Phil, it's certainly worked for you, many thanks for sharing and voting up!

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      Luis Bivar Ramos 6 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Hi, Great Hub, I always wondered why I've got so much different scores on ,y hubs. I'll follow your advise and see how it goes from now!

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      SLKK 6 years ago

      Thanks Phil for sharing the tips, it's pretty useful for beginner like me.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 6 years ago from New England

      Hi Phil. Thanks for putting out to us your process for keeping your hub score up.

      I think that entering contests also helps because it drives me to publish more hubs than I would in a short amount of time...and then attracts more traffic to my hubs and profile.

      But I also do what you do, and it's all a mandala of good kharma! :0)

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      NyokaKi 6 years ago from Perdido Bay

      Thanks so much for the info!

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      Cejae 6 years ago

      Thanks for the Hub, Phil. I am very new to Hubs and to writing for the internet. Reading your Hub encourages me to do further research into how it all works. So far my Hubs are about things that interest me and I am surprised at how low my last hub was scored. I will keep at it until I get it right. I'll take a look at some of your other hubs - see it is working for you right now.

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      masterxx 6 years ago

      thanks. this was really useful .

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      Alan Bowman 6 years ago from The World

      Great help this and many thanks for sharing the information and voted up,useful, interesting and awesome

      Kind regards

      Alan

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      pinkdaisy 6 years ago from Canada

      This is an excellent article. I have tried to raise my hubscore by trying to find unique topics that don't have a lot of competition. I love commenting on other hubs, and I also love visitors!

      Useful, Awesome and Voted Up :)

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      Boryjustme 6 years ago from Ox, MA.

      Like it very much. Specially the part where you comment on the parts that you like. For my indulgence I like the part about reading the hubber hubs , and decide if your are going to fallow. I think I only answer one question lets see if I get motivated.

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      courtlneygdtm 6 years ago from United States

      Very helpful advice! I'm new to HubPages and plan to use some of your tips. I like your advice about using the Answer section. Thanks for sharing this information!

      -courtlneygdtm

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      Ravi Singh 6 years ago from India

      Well I would add hub forum also in the list. thanks for your hub.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks Cindi, at the bottom of the link there is a URL that points back to here. It doesn't look like that site is getting a lot of traffic, so I don't think it is a big deal, thanks for letting me know, however.

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      cindi h 6 years ago

      when you click on this link it may tell you no page is found, just click on the highlighted text and it will bring you to the page, Then click on articles in the heading and scroll down til you see your hub.

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      cindi h 6 years ago

      Hi Phil I was browsing the forums and came across one that claimed some hubpages content had been 'stolen'. I checked this out and did you know this hub of yours is posted with no mention of it being yours? The site is:

      http://most-popular-articles.blogspot.com/2011/07h...

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      lzl, I agree... in the first one or two comments I made when I first joined hubpages I let the hubber know their mistake in the comments. Since then I decided it would be better to give praise publicly and give corrections privately. Thanks for stopping by!

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      lzlpio90 6 years ago

      wow, it surely is effective based on the results... i think i have a long step to walk and read dozens of articles everyday... hehehe... nice advise! you shouldn't have bluntly state the hubbers mistake on the hub itself, good idea to email the hubber...

      Hope these tips can help me in my endeavor here in hubpages:)

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Camaroon, I'm not so sure, but it is definitely the polite thing to do.

      HeyM, I'm so glad it did.

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      Heymichelle 6 years ago from Florida

      I've raised my hubscore from a 27 to a 69 in the course of week! Your article definitely proved helpful!

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      camaroon 6 years ago from Utah

      it seems that commenting on your own hubs after others comment is essential as well, judging by your comments on this hub ;)

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Vik, no problem.

      Kim, I spend about half an hour or so each day in the answers, I'm pretty sure it helps with the score.

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      Kimberly Quevedo 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Great Advice! My new thing that I have been doing is answering the questions to raise my traffic and score and I am really glad that you put that!

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      vikassingal2002 6 years ago from India

      Really Really Nice tips. Thanks a ton.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Just4Today, welcome to hubpages and thanks for the votes!

      TS, thanks for the votes - I don't know exactly the machinations either, but I suspect what I've written here as it is what I did.

      Nayaz, it is so true that work is required.

      BR, thanks for stopping by!

      Dreamer, I'm glad you appreciate I shared how I work, I like to read such hubs too.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Always good to know how other people work around Hubpages.Thanks for sharing so generously.

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      Some really good tips here, keep it up! Thanks

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      nayaz1625 6 years ago

      Great hub. Also tells us nothing is achieved without hard work. Thanks a lot Phil