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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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      Debstar 5 years ago

      The pleasure is all mine Phil. Your blog is quite whacky, reading your hubpages reveals a whole different side of you. Keep up the good work.

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      Anusha Jain 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      "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."

      That's a very good and quality approach of leaving comments.

      HubScore calculation is quite complex, and I agree with what you've shared, although many other factors seem to affect it. Nice information, voted up and useful :) I like the presentation too.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Deb, thanks for stopping in... I wonder if you would ever consider hubbing.

      Anusha, Thank you, I agree that the scoring is complex, but I believe the things I have described in this post have played a prominent role in raising my score. Thanks for the votes!

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      albertacowpoke 5 years ago from Redwater, Alberta

      Thanks for your thoughts on hubscore. I agree with anusha that it is a complicated system. While I like commenting on other's hubs, especially when the subject interests me, I have not consciously thought about my hubscore in relation to that. It sometimes baffles me, especially the initial score of stories.

      Why do some stories start in the 60s, while others start below 50? Any ideas? Good hub.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I can only guess - somehow the hubpages.com site has an algorithm to determine quality based on a topic search of the title, how many times keywords are found within the hub text, falling within the range of an acceptable number of words and perhaps other things.

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      albertacowpoke 5 years ago from Redwater, Alberta

      You know depending on where you write, the keyword stuffing thing has been revamped by google and it has cost some writers views. I am not sure if this is still the case here. Stuffing is easy if that actually raises the score lol.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yeah. So far I haven't been focusing at all on keywords, just writing what occurs to me. Someday I may try to focus on keywords just to see if I can increase traffic/hub revenue. If I do, I'll be sure to hub about it to show what I did.

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      albertacowpoke 5 years ago from Redwater, Alberta

      SEOs are an interesting subject, with as many opinions as there are writers. I wrote for years on allvoices, with relative success, averaging 800 plus page views per story. It was basically a news oriented site though. Hubs are somewhat different, IMHO.

      In any case, one of the most interesting things that happened on page views for me, was when I did a story on Palin's doing an interview about the allegation of enhanced clevage. The story was sill and very easy to write, with little effort.

      Within 15 minutes of publishing it I was up to 500 page views. When I checked back the next morning it was over 5000 and finally topped out above 10,000.

      So I guess Palin is a good tag and keyword. Who would have thought? LOL

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Just like Bieber is now. I need to be better able to form opinions before I can start writing hubs that cover current events.

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      Charmed by Sarah 5 years ago from Simcoe, Ontario

      Great Hub! I just started and need a lot of help!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks CbS, I hope it helps!

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      Joe Bricky 5 years ago from Northern Nevada

      Thanks,

      Good info.

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      GretaTheGreat 5 years ago from Bay Hill, USA/ North Alabama

      I did my first one today! This was so useful!! Thank you for the advise! I gave you a thumbs up as well as letting you know how awesome it is :)

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      JB, you're welcome.

      GtG, welcome to Hubpages, I'm glad you stopped by and I really hope this helps you.

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      whoisbid 5 years ago

      I have noticed that their scoring is topic related. If you want to write about particular subjects that are targeted by spammers then you will be quarantined.

      My educated guess is that if you write about things that are not common to this Hub then I believe that your score will go up very fast. They want certain experts on here... that is my guess. I took a look recently at their stats to see what subjects have been overdone and 2 of them are religion and politics. I left a list on my Hub about what makes money and religion/politics do not make money for adsense.

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      angie ashbourne 5 years ago

      Hi! Phil You have some good advice! Good Hub! Angie

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      whoisbid, if the scoring is topic related, I can likely write about a variety of topics for which few people will search. I guess from a rarity perspective that would score high.

      AA - thanks, I hope it helps you.

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      Steph0596 5 years ago from Ontario

      Hi Phil, Great hub, you put it out pretty plain, great advice. Voted up!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks, Steph, much appreciated.

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      sankari.nayagam 5 years ago

      Great Hub! It took sometime to get the hang of it. But after that I keep regularly commenting on others hub and start following the hubbers I like. But I haven't answered any questions. Thanks for the info that answering questions also raises the hubscore.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Well, I'm not absolutely certain that it does, however, my score quickly went to the high eighties and I was answering questions.

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      miccimom 5 years ago from U.S.A

      I just started at Hubpages, so this information is very informative. Thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      MM - thanks for stopping by, I really hope this helps you raise your score.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      I agree with your methods. I am so glad you offer corrections when you notice a grammatical or spelling error in a hub. This makes you an honest hubber who cares for the reputation of fellow-hubbers as he cares for his own and NOT merely a hubber who read and comment just to raise his score.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks MC, those are very kind words you've give me.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      These are some great tips. It took me years to figure out some of the aspects of HubPages; it looks like you are catching on quickly. I'm sure it helps that you already had an established blog where you had practice writing and also a following there. I have several friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter that help me by earning more hits and views. I need to answer more questions; I think that would help me as I try to improve.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Well, my following over at CeremonialSoup.blogspot.com is loyal but few, so while their assistance is helpful for winning things like hubnuggets, it is but a drop in the bucket of the traffic I would like to have. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Debbie Carey 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      Great information presented in a very clear format! I also like checking the latest hubs and commenting. Never really considered noting the connection to the voting up, but a great idea! I have considered what might make a difference in raising the score and have noticed that adding the longer tailed keywords improved the score as well. Might give it a try! Voted up and useful...thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thank you prek! I really hope that these tips really are the way to raise our scores.

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      Brad Beard 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

      Thanks Phil. I've voted you up for giving useful tips and I'm now following you. It just occurred to me to do so.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thank you, Brad, I hope the tips help you out.

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      tarrka1089 5 years ago from Ohio

      I just started this evening, feel like I have loads to learn and this is definitely a great start.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Tarr, welcome to hubpages, I hope this advice helps you out.

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      Di_Seminchuk 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      I found your hub very interesting and useful to the point where I am going to try this. I'm just new at this hub think and I am learning as I go. So I am going to take that advice of yours and put it to the test so to speak, and I hope it helps me.

      Thank you very much!!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks for stopping by, Di, I do hope that what I've written is actually the case.

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      daskittlez69 5 years ago from midwest

      I am new to this site and your hub was very straightforward and insightful. I have had my own websites for some time, but have never had a blog. I am thinking of starting one up so I can link to my hub from it, like you said. Thanks again for the insight.

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      Camille Olivia Strate 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Well done, Sir. I, too, am fairly new here (3 weeks) and was pleased to see my hubscore rise so quickly. I've only posted 15 so far, but just got notification (a few minutes ago) that I won the HubNugget Award! YAHOOOO! Your tips here won you a "vote up" and "useful". Bravo to you!

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      angemac23 5 years ago from Canada

      Great advice!

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      Shelley Langley 5 years ago from Tyler, Tx

      I am new as well. It is great to find a hub that helps, when I don't have to read a book just to find out something. Thanks!

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      Robert  5 years ago

      just learning and considering hubbing..thanks for the solid article Phil

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      hungrymouse 5 years ago from North America

      I have not raised my hubscore. In fact, I am still thinking about plannning how I am going to write an article once I have something to write about. That might mean another strategy although I will be following your advice to the letter because it's the best I have read for now and because it's the only one I have. How did you find such a relevant image to suit your article? That's me reading other articles about finding appropriate images to insert into a good place. If I knew how to find good images I would write an article about that and with the combined proven techniques of this work, the only way is up.

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      Venture Boyz 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

      Thanks for your tips, Phil. Good job on the 90 plus hubber score. I too have been spending more time participating actively via comments on hubs or answering questions. I noticed that the more I contribute, the higher my score. I also noticed that my score seems to fluctuate wildly at times for no particular reason.

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      Christopher Rago 5 years ago from Hamilton, NJ

      Up and useful! Thanks for the great info.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      dask - thanks for stopping by - yes, having a blog has helped me just to be a creative outlet.

      cam - thanks for the votes. I've been very fortunate that I've been nominated for a hubnugget three times, and have won all three.

      angemac, thanks for stopping by, I hope your score rises quickly.

      Shelley, I don't work at hubpages or have any idea what their scoring algorithm is, however, what I described is what I did and it resulted in my score going up, so I figure it must be it.

      Robert, I appreciate the compliment, welcome to hubpages.

      mouse, I use google images most of the time to find my images. Welcome to hubpages!

      Jennie, I've also noticed the fluctuation, though my score seems to have stabilized a little bit. I have yet to figure out how to get above the low 90s.

      Spartan, thanks for the votes!

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      Venkat 5 years ago from Chennai

      Hi,

      Very informative hub. thanks.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Melissa, thanks and welcome to hubpages.

      Venki, thanks, I hope it helps you.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      LP, thanks for stopping by, hopefully your hubscore will go up once you start doing more.

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      Tiffany Renee Whitfield 5 years ago from From: Galva, IL /// Live in: Bogalusa, LA

      Thanks A Great deal for the info, I voted you up because it sure helped me out a little = ] I'll be using this informations and keep up the good work = ]

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      EK, thanks for stopping by!

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      daisynicolas 5 years ago from Alaska

      Useful pointers. Need help myself.

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      Obscure_Treasures 5 years ago from USA

      How I raise my hub score has always been on back of my mind.I am still trying to raise it further more. Great hub.hope that now I can raise my hubscore

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      Dina Al Jafari 5 years ago from Oman

      Very informative...

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      sakesare 5 years ago

      Great information. I am gonna act on this right from now onwards... And yes your quality of hub brings you the first "Awesome" by me and vote up.....=D...keep it up

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Daisy, thanks for stopping by, I hope the pointers help your score.

      Obscure, raising my score has not been on the back of my mind, I just write because I love to write.

      Dina, thanks.

      Sake, thanks for the votes, I hope what I've written really is the way to raise a score.

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      Benoitsmidget 5 years ago from Boston

      Thanks for the info. I found this to be a very informative article. As much as I wish I were writing more, I find myself reading more. There are some great hubs here!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Benoit, hubbing once a day may be difficult, but writing everyday is easy. The more you write, the better you'll get at writing and this will help you churn out some more hubs. Thanks for stopping by!

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      jeffkohnzart 5 years ago from Kearney, MO

      Liked it. Voted up. I haven't created any hubs just yet, but I plan to very soon. Thanks for the awesome starting advice.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Jeff, welcome to Hubpages, I hope the advice here really does do what I says it will.

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      Debra Charney 5 years ago from United States

      Great hub! I am also fairly new to HubPages. I've been slowly figuring things out on my own like you. Hopefully, your informative article will make it easier for the next person who joins. Voted up.

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      KevinC9998 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great information. I would appreciate it if you would perhaps read a couple of my hubs and offer some advice. Thanks, Kevin

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      I do most of the same things, Phil. Sometimes I might not follow a hubber totally, but specific hubs he or she has written that are a topic I love. I love comments. I like to answer comments on my hubs as soon as possible to show I appreciate the fact that people have commented. It's interesting how with 75 being the magic score, most people stay above it once they have reached and passed it. My score has been as high as 92 but it hasn't gone below 75. Even when I started out I was around 50 because I started participating and publishing right away. Congratulations on your nomination.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I've wonder about hubscores for the longest time I am here on Hubpages...hehehe but so glad to have good scores! :)

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination! This is one way to increase hubscores...a lot of viewers! So join the Hubnuggets fun! http://redelf.hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/hub/Dr-Seus...

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Phil-this is a very useful hub. I like your style: to actually READ the hub, LOL and bring out a point or two in the comment is a wonderful way to participate. I have noticed that about your comments when I am at someone's hubs (i.e. Danette Watt).

      Congrats on your nomination-that's exciting.

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      GrowingDeeper 5 years ago

      Good work Mr Plasma. I agree with what you say. I am a firm believer in giving to get. Being friendly and not just for selfish gain will turn into gain for yourself.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Debra, thanks for the vote, I too hope it helps others.

      Kevin, I've checked out a couple of your hubs, thanks for stopping by.

      Flora, thanks - I too try to reply to comments as close to when they arrive as I can, though I don't always manage to.

      rm, thanks again for the nomination (are you on the nominating committee?) - this is the fourth time and a total surprise.

      Denise, thanks, I've actually noticed some people leave significantly less appealing comments, it is too bad they haven't come here to learn that they should do more.

      GD, Indeed, karma can certainly come into play here at hubpages, as it does in so many other areas of life.

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      stephen kalu 5 years ago from Nigeria

      You have given me exactly what i was looking for and am now on my way to raise not only my score but also my earnings.

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      carlness 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for writing this. I just started with hubpages this week and this really helps alot!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Stephen, great and good luck raising both.

      Carl, no problem, welcome to hubpages.

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      Rajiv Sighamony 5 years ago

      I would like to know, what exactly is the advantage associated with hub score

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      Freegoldman 5 years ago from Newyork

      Great hub....extremely useful...bt i have one question...My hub score fluctuates a lot...Y is it so?

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Re, I think the advantage is that in searches that people do of hubpages for ideas that you have covered in your hub, you'll rise to the top of the list the higher your score is, and so more people are likely to visit your hub.

      Free, you've written five hubs in two years; this does not give you a sufficient track record for your score to average out at a steady level. Write more hubs on a regular basis and your score will level out somewhere.

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      Jake Kaplan 5 years ago from California

      Thanks for the info, I'm new here and this is great to know.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Jake, no problem, I hope it helps.

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      Elayne 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Congrats on the nomination. You have made some great observations and spelled them out to help others. Great hub!

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      Sajib 5 years ago from Bangladesh

      Its a nice topic and you have written well. I have enjoyed this hub..thank you.

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      Mark 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Voted up and awesome Phil - Thanks for letting me know what I need to be doing better

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      .josh. 5 years ago

      Well done Phil, another vote up! I'm not quite where you were at after a couple weeks, but I'm getting there...

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      elayne, thanks

      breathing, thanks

      manthy, I hope it really helps

      josh, welcome to hubpages, keep going and you'll catch up

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      A0posterprinting 5 years ago

      Thanks for a very helpful hub. I'm new here and I'm glad I found your hub at the start!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      A0, welcome to Hubpages, I'm also glad you found this, I sincerely hope it helps you.

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      rashel247 5 years ago

      As a newcomer, this post will be helpful for me, thanks a lot

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Rashel, I am glad to be of service.

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      Leslie Caverson 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA.

      Thank you, that is something I was wondering about. =)

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      LC, glad to be of service!

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      Heymichelle 5 years ago from Florida

      Much like a lot of the other people who've commented, I just joined the Hub Pages, today actually, and was asking myself the same questions about the score and how this all works. Thank you very much!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Michelle, I'm not really in the know, I just posit this as how I raised mine as this is what I did and I saw my score go up. Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Hubpages!

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      deestew 5 years ago from Kentucky

      This was very good hub. I enjoyed reading it. The length was good and it was well written and well organized. I tend to get frustrated when hubs go on too long. I know I should read more but when they are too long I just can't do it! Thank you.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks Dee. I also have trouble with the extra long hubs and usually send an email to the author letting them know that they should have broken the hub up. I try to limit mine to between 500 and 800 words.

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      VanityPierce 5 years ago

      this is key information and this will help me alot in raising my hubscore and help me on my hubpage endeavors. thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      VP, thanks and welcome to hubpages!

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Congratulations, Phil for winning another hubnugget.

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      Shon Stallgraves 5 years ago from california

      I just wanted to say congratulations on your Hubnugget award, as a new Hubber I will take note to this information.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Flora, thanks so much!

      Shon, thanks and welcome to hubpages!

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      roshall 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the advice. I am a new hubber and this info. is very useful to me also. I always try to write something positive about the hub and wish them a good day. Thanks again and have a good day.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Rosh, thanks for stopping by and welcome to hubpages. Writing positive things can do no wrong, that's for sure.

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      Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

      This is basically the approach I take as well -- answer questions, leave substantive comments and read a few hubs from someone before I follow them. I feel that being followed and following someone is a reflection of the quality of our own work and just because someone follows us doesn't mean we have to follow them.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks, Danette, it is good to know that it isn't just me doing what I describe in this hub.

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      Patti Riggs Hale 5 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      Hi! I'm also new to Hub Pages but have a long way to go towards keeping up with you, lol! I obviously have not done as much socializing or even writing as you so I need to get crackin'

      Since you have had experience at other revenue sharing sites, I'm interested in knowing your take on some of them. I recently wrote a listing https://hubpages.com/literature/Blogging-Lists-Rev... because I am personally interested in spreading myself around, lol, but I don't have that much experience with any other than Hub Pages. Would appreciate you giving me your experience. BTW, good hub, voted you up and useful! Thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Hi Patti, welcome to hubpages. Thanks for the votes! I'll be checking your pages shortly.

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      Alexander Silvius 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

      Alot of this I'm already doing - except I read two hubs usually before following. I have been wanting to try the answers thing but I am honestly not sure if that's needed. Still good to spread yourself out though. Excellent advice! Voted up and useful ;-)

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks Alex. I just do the answers because often they are quick to do so it doesn't take a lot of time.

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      CBethin 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for this information. I am fairly new at HubPages and i realize that my Hubs have scores such as 48 and 50. I have been trying to find a way to raise this score and your hub has given me LOTS of useful info. Hopefully by following other ppl (this being repeated many times in your hub) my score will go up :D Also, check out my page at www.cbethin.hubpages.com and comment to let me know how I'm doing. Thanks :D

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Hi CB, welcome to hubpages, I'm glad this hub has helped you out. I'll be checking out your hub(s) shortly.

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      wayseeker 5 years ago from Colorado

      Simple and to-the-point. Great advice to get started--especially the advice about following other hubbers.

      Voted up and useful, as so many others have.

      wayseeker

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      HERBERT ubaldo 5 years ago

      Hi friend, I'm impressed with your writing, seems that this topic helps me a lot with my hub. Thank you

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      WS, thanks for the votes. Guess who'll be following you shortly...

      Herbert, welcome to hubpages.

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      Deidre Shelden 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      You've got quite a collection of comments! I did not read them all but just dropping in to say I have found your first three to be true and do not know about your fourth; "linking to my hubs from my blog" as I do not have a blog.

      I've also discovered accidently getting a Duplicate error on a hub can bring my score down for a few days, too! There are other ways to bring it down, too, and then one must bring it back up with the activity you have mentioned.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I got a call back one time for a duplicate because I had posted elsewhere the same thing. Since that time I've had no call backs, no flags, so I've been fortunate. Undoubtedly that sort of activity can reduce a person's score, but my hub wasn't about lowering a score.

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      sriparna 5 years ago from New Delhi

      Hi Phil,

      I could connect to your hub as I had discovered these things when I was a beginner and spent a lot of time on hubpages, but did not write a hub about my learnings. So I really appreciate that you have put down these findings which would help the starters a lot! Also the time-keeping thing is good, we need to set some tasks, like will find five good hubs and comment on them or as you said comment and follow hubbers till that hour is up! Great work, thanks for sharing!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Sriparna, thanks for stopping by. Time keeping is good, yes, but even I sometimes lose track of time and go past that hour mark.

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      PoliticsNOW 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the tips, I think I count on twitter too much.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      PNOW, you are quite welcome. I do not have a twitter account, so I guess it isn't absolutely necessary.

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      sanathara 5 years ago

      very informative Hub...

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      San, thanks.

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      tarrka1089 5 years ago from Ohio

      Congratulations on your Hubnugget Award!!! It's been 12 days since joining and have been able to bring my score up from the 50s to the 80s - have followed your recommendations, as well as others. Still a lot to learn.

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      danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Congratulations Phil great job and excellent hub. i hope you noticed that i copied your great idea with a hub about being on Hub Pages for a month. I gave you credit though

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Tarrka, Welcome to hubpages!

      Dan, thanks, I'll check your hub out shortly.

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      SteveHall 5 years ago from Mountain View, CA 94040

      How true sharing your comment on hub pages, does help you get more people to see your hub pages, and helps others get testimonials, about their hubs plus other shared business ventures

      thanks, SteveHall

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      ewelz51 5 years ago from Somewhere in the South...

      This was very helpful. AS a a new Hubber, I got a great deal out of it. I'll be back to visit.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Steve, thanks - we will all benefit by visiting each other.

      ewel, welcome to hubpages, I wish you all of the success you can get.

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      celestrist 5 years ago

      In another word, socialize in social website

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      HennieN 5 years ago from South Africa

      Excellent hub. I like things to be parctical, and you can't get more practical than this.

      Nice information, voted up and awesome :)

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Celest, thanks for stopping by, indeed socialize is a key,

      Hennie, thanks for the votes!

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      Lisa4 5 years ago from SOUTH FLORIDA!

      Your Hub is very useful.I am going to try this. I am fairly new at Hubpages, and I am learning as I go. So I am going to take that advice of yours and put it to work and I hope it help! Thanks

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Lisa, welcome to hubpages and good luck!

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      happypuppy 5 years ago

      I am new at Hubpages. Your hub is well written and contains very useful information. Thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      HP, welcome to hubpages!

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      Jaymye Allen 5 years ago from Sherman, Texas

      Phil, I just signed up and have not, as yet, started a hub, but reading this really gives me some insight. I hope that I can be as helpful and informative when I finally put something out there! A for sure awesome from this newbie! Thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Jay, welcome to hubpages, great profile pic, I'm looking forward to your first hub.

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      funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

      Good stuff. Excellent and agree with u.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      FMG thanks for stopping by.

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      justfortoday 5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Phil, i can really appreciate your suggestions. I am almost two weeks into this hubbing thing. I've posted two hubs and my score is 73. I have begin reading different hubs and plan to answer more questions. This hub was useful and voted up. Thanks :)

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      ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Having no clue as to the secret workings of these mysterious hubscores...I thank you for the information. As such, I afforded it a thumbs up, useful, and interesting. I shall now begin scouring for other useful tidbits...Thanks!

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      nayaz1625 5 years ago

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

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      BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

      Some really good tips here, keep it up! Thanks

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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

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

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      Phil Plasma 5 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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      vikassingal2002 5 years ago from India

      Really Really Nice tips. Thanks a ton.

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      Kimberly Quevedo 5 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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      Phil Plasma 5 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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      camaroon 5 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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      Heymichelle 5 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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      Phil Plasma 5 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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      lzlpio90 5 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 5 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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      cindi h 5 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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      cindi h 5 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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      Phil Plasma 5 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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      Ravi Singh 5 years ago from India

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

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      courtlneygdtm 5 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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      Boryjustme 5 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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      pinkdaisy 5 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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      Alan Bowman 5 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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      masterxx 5 years ago

      thanks. this was really useful .

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      Cejae 5 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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      NyokaKi 5 years ago from Perdido Bay

      Thanks so much for the info!

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      Karen Szklany Gault 5 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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      SLKK 5 years ago

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

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      Luis Bivar Ramos 5 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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      Movie Master 5 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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      jzorro 5 years ago from Portugal

      Great yet simple things that most hubbers forget to do!

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      Phil Plasma 5 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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      ekeisman 5 years ago

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

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      Catherine Simmons 5 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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      alphagirl 5 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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      Phil Plasma 5 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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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

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

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      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

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

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      HVW, thanks!

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

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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 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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      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

      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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      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

      Uban, thanks, I do hope I have helped.

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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

      FHC, thanks for stopping by, welcome to hubpages!

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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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      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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      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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      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

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

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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

      MDT, thanks for the visit!

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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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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 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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      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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      jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

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

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      Megstarr 5 years ago

      Thnk you for this, it has helped a lot.

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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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      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

      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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      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

      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 wish you the same.

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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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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Adam, welcome to hubpages, thanks for the votes!

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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

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

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      Vikky B 5 years ago

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

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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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      SUSIE DUZY 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Thanks for the great tips.

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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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      briharn 5 years ago from New Jersey

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

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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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      GoingFastWithMike 5 years ago from Fishkill, NY

      Awesome article. Definitely gets my approval!

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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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      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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      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

      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

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

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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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      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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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Miss Paula, I'm glad it will help, 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

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

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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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      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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      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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      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

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

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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

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

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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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      Heather 4 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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      Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

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

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      William Benner 4 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 4 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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      teachermum1967 4 years ago

      Great information. Voted up, thanks for sharing.

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      Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Teacher, thanks for the vote!

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      sikandar khalid 4 years ago

      thankyou so much for this information

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      Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      sikander, you're welcome.

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