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How To Increase Your Author Hubscore

Updated on January 2, 2011

Now that you are a hubber it is time to figure out how to increase your scores. This can be a complicated thing to understand and in some ways harder to change, but you have the power if you are willing to put work into it. You can get closer and closer to a perfect author Hubscore.

Perfect Author Hubscore

The perfect Author Hubscore is 100. I wanted to make a note that this is something not many people can get to or maintain for long periods of time. As I write this there are two authors with 100. I have seen both of these and a few others fluctuate between 98-100. While you should aim for a high Hubscore and feel proud as you get there, you shouldn't feel bad if you aren't 100 or aren't there every day!

How the Author Score is Accumulated

Your author score is based on a huge number of factors. Some of them are easy for you to change and grow, others are a little harder. While this list is just the published list and there may be other factors, knowing these things can help you with increasing your score.

  • Participation. Part of your author score is based on participation which includes all of the following activities: reading and commenting on other hubs, forum activity, flagging content violations, and rating hubs (thumbs up or thumbs down).

  • Your Hubs. Part of your author score is determined from the number of hubs you have, your hubscores, and traffic that you get from those hubs. It is also important to note that how recently you last published also has an effect on your Author score.

  • Your Fans. Your fans also help increase your author score.


You have complete control over your participation in Hubpages. You can read others work, leave comments, participate in the forum, flag anything that is against the rules (when you come across it), and rate hubs. This can easily be done as you prepare to write or finish up writing at Hubpages. Some really easy ways to participate are:

  1. Reading other content. When you decide to answer a request, read the other hubs first. You can comment, rate, and make sure that your content is different. You can also search for similar topics when you have original ideas. Read them, comment, rate, and make sure your content is different.

  2. Forum Activity-If you have a question on Hubpages, ask it in the forum instead of requesting a hub. You can also ask others to review your work and to give you suggestions on improving it.

  3. Flagging-While I don't suggest that you go searching for content that isn't allowed on Hubpages, if you do come acrossed it, then let the administrators know. Not only are you participating this way, but you are also making Hubpages a better place for everyone.

Getting Fans

Your fans can help to make your author score higher. You get fans by writing good content. Often times writing on a wide range of topics can help increase the number of fans you have because they are interested in different things. Write your best and you will get fans.

Your Hubs

No one sets out to get a bad hubscore or to make a bad hub. But with a little extra work you can aim at improving your Author score through your hubs.

  1. Write your best. Make sure that each hub you write is your best. Include a lot of detail about the topic and get in depth with it. While a lot of factors go into your hubscores, this will help you make your best hubs.

  2. Write a lot of hubs. Quality is important, but so is quantity. You aren't going to get the highest of author scores with a few hubs. The more you write, the better your score will get.
  3. Promote your hubs. You can bookmark your hubs and you can also leave links to your hubs where you go including your blogs, your profiles, and other places that aren't spam (be careful to not spam any particular site).

  4. Don't be over promotional of other sites. Hubpages doesn't like you to be overly promotional of other sites. Sure they want you to share your knowledge, but they don't want you to spend all your time here spamming. If you do, you will be penalized which can hurt your author score.

  5. Make sure you write often. You will want to keep writing to get and keep a good author score.

Hubscore Calculation

Because your hubscores are a huge part of your author score it is a good idea to know how your hubscore is calculated.

  • Traffic. One part of your hubscore comes from your traffic. You want a lot of traffic, but you also want a lot of traffic from more then just Hubpages. The percentage of non-hubpage traffic is important!
  • Your hub. Your hub is evaluated on length and uniqueness. You want a piece that is long enough to be indepth. A few sentences is a bad hub. You also want the content within it to be different then other things found on Hubpages and on the web. Hubpages does this so you aren't just copying Wikipedia or another site and making your hub that way.

  • Votes. You will have some people who will vote either thumbs up or thumbs down on your hub. This will effect the hubscore of that article.

  • Author Hubscore. Carefully entwined is the Hubscore for your hubs and your Author Hubscore. Work on getting both of these up can actually help the other!

All That Leaves Me Confused.

It may seem like a lot of information. You can walk away and know that you can improve your author hubscore by participating in Hubpages and writing a lot of high quailty hubs. It also helps to promote your work here on Hubpages (both on Hubpages and around the net) and also making sure you follow all the rules.

Writing Good Hubs

I have said it a million times. No one sits down hoping to write or create something that isn't good. You don't sit down hoping to create a bad hub, I don't either. But sometimes it happens. Everything you come up with isn't going to be a winner. That is just the way life works out. Here are a few tips for writing good hubs.

  • Write what you know. If you stick with things you know or things that you have learned in the past, your hub or article will flow better. If you want to do something you don't know, make sure you do your research and that what you have to say is unique to the Internet.

  • Take your time. Creating hubs takes a little longer then other articles. After all you have the power to piece it together for easy reading.

  • Prepare your readers to skim it. You are on the Internet. A good portion of your readers will skim through and read only the parts that interest them the most. They are in a hurry. Keep paragraphs short, add bullets and numbered lists. Make sure your sections have a title.
  • Make earning money a secondary part of it all. If you are so busy concentrating on how to make money, you will miss out on the people.
  • Use the tools that Hubpages provides. There are a lot of ways to break up a hub and make it easy to read. Use all the tools to your readers benefits!
  • Proof read and spell check. Does your hub sound good and make sense? Is it easy to read? Does it have a lot of errors? Well, find out before you share it with the world!

Other Quick Tips

  1. Don't get stuck on the numbers. Numbers are important, but if you are stuck on them it will be hard to get past them. Remember that not everything you come up with will be a winner!

  2. Write on a wide range of things. Some things will do better here or there, but most important is to write a wide range of things so that you are getting fans, having fun, and that you have something to say.

  3. Be willing to give everything you have. To really do well, you have to give it your all. That takes a lot of work and willingness.

You Can Do It!

You can improve your Author Hubscore. I know you can. I also know that I can. It will take time. Be patient and work hard. You will succeed if you have the right attitude. I know you can!!


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  • Dave_A profile image

    Dave_A 3 years ago

    Great advice. I have never seen so many comments on one hub!

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    Steve Phillip 4 years ago

    Thanks, thumbs up!

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    Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    An excellent hub and now I just have to pay attention on my hubs in detail and participate as much as I can to get that score right such a helpful hub.

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    Eva Berlin 4 years ago

    This article is useful and very easy to read. Thanks!

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    Kayamack 4 years ago from New York

    Thank you. This is just what I was looking for!

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    Larry Parmer 4 years ago from Sydney

    I'm not sure how much the number of hubs influence the author score. I saw hubbers with 2 hubs and over 80 score, while others have over 50 hubs and under 80 score. So I guess, the number of hubs don't help, if they don't get any traffic at all

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    burnook 4 years ago

    Great! now i know what to do to increase my score i am new to hubpages and im excited to reach my goals.

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    Symone Trust 4 years ago

    Very much appreciate the information!

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    DJRebelstar 4 years ago from England

    Thank you for this hub. I wondered what the number was. I started yesterday on '25' now after publishing two hubs it keeps dropping all the time. Now it is '17'. In one day. I've been on hubs, voted on them etc and keeps on dropping.. Seems daft this!

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    Larry Parmer 4 years ago from Sydney

    Wow... rated 190 times useful. Indeed a useful resource

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    Festus Wakhu 4 years ago from the world

    Great just some coll facts I was looking in boosting my hubscore, I have to add your account age, it definitely worked for me I had an old account which quickly gave me a good score with a few hubs

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    Matty 5 years ago from South Africa

    The tips you've provided in this hub are really useful and informative... thank you.

    I feel it's so important to emphasise that the monetary aspect of HubPages should be a secondary to writing good content... which, in turn, would lead to earnings anyhow.

    Thanks for re-enforcing that ideal. :)

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    BeautifulSoul1 5 years ago

    Thanks for the tips...

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    jessefutch 5 years ago from North Carolina

    I increase my traffic, I am getting followers, I write as often as I can and I read and comment on other hubs. No matter what I do I can't break the 90s! I hover around 84-86 all the time! This hub has encouraged me to keep trying and keep writing! Thanks for the info!

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    inggo 5 years ago

    Thanks!! this would help me start up

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    Sandeep Rai 5 years ago from India

    This is awesome tips to score my hub

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    osandalk 5 years ago from Colombo

    Great information indeed. Appreciate the work.

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    ashleybunn 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Great tips! Very useful for hubbers just getting started and learning the ins and outs of the site.

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    Heather Jacobs 5 years ago

    Great hub! I was really confused about the hub score and you clarified some of that for me.

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    DailyVisionar 5 years ago

    Thanks for the information-Voted up!

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    rgmit 5 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, it definitely helps out when just getting started!

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    comparejuniorisa 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    That's really amazing for all the people like us that me that we are starting to use Hubpages.

    Thank you!

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    Thomas Mulrooney 5 years ago from Colne, Lancashire, UK

    Thanks! I think I've done quite well on the author hubscore front so far, I try to participate as much as possible but obviously my main focus is on providing quality content. I hope I'm accomplishing that :-)

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    osirisfly 5 years ago from Philippines

    Truly informative :3

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    Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

    Great information. It's always interesting to see what others say to elevate that hubscore. :)

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    Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

    This is a great hub! It explains very well what to do to reach a high author hub score. Thank you for sharing! Voted up!

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    sjb1983 5 years ago from Bali, Indonesia

    Great for a new user like myself! Hoping to hit the 80 mark soon but need a few more hubs I see! Thanks again.

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    greekwarrior 5 years ago from Sylvania, Ohio, USA

    Thanks for this, hopefully I will be able to increase my score.

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    Pamela Lee 5 years ago from Washington State

    Thanks for the great information on maintaining and attaining higher hub scores!

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    rechup 5 years ago from india

    It is really informative.

    Thank u so much

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    Anagha V Mahishi 5 years ago from Hubli, karnataka

    Thanks a lot!:) As a newbie, I wanted something informative like this one... Thanks again:)

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    authoreshan 5 years ago from Dhaka

    Great tips

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    camsydt 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

    I've posted my very first hub today and wondering how to increase my scores allover. Thanks for a very relevant article!

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    Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

    This is really an excellent guide! :)

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    freemarketingnow 5 years ago from California

    I've been stuck on 69, and I'm hoping to get to 75. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

    Lots of reading and learning to go for a newbie like me. Taking it steps-by-steps and I'm certain to get there!

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    kookiepear 5 years ago

    Good info! Loved it.

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    am9905d 5 years ago from Greece

    Thanks for the info, it makes so much sense. Good quality and participation in the community seem to be the keys.

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    petersavage 5 years ago from Australia

    Great advice, thanks a lot!

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    Bldg an Architect 5 years ago

    I'm also trying to get my hubscore up for dofollow links. Thanks for the advice!

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    marinandee 5 years ago from Kuala Lumpur

    Never thought that author hubscore calculated on many factors. I need more than 80 hubscore to get a dofollow link on my HubPages. Hopefully will get that score soon.

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    seowiz 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

    I was looking for this info since I'm new to Hub Pages, thanks for your awesome and to the point tips.

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    pooilum 5 years ago from Malaysia

    Thanks. This is real good info. Keep it up!

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    MKSteward 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

    Wow! This is the best answer I have seen all night to my questions. Thank you. You clearly stated how I can raise my hubscore without confusing me.

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    busplanadvice 5 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    good article, good advice and easy to read. Thanks!

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    jmckinny 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

    Very helpful information, I really appreciate it!

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    Joyce Vitales 5 years ago from Big Island, Hawaii

    Awesome Hub. I'll try not to keep my eyes focused to much on my Hubscore, but I'll do the best I can to raise it! :D

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    worksmart18 5 years ago

    I am a new hubber. Thanks for the guidance.

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    labnol 6 years ago

    Thanks...i was really wondering how this stuff works..

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    Gautham A S 6 years ago from Bangalore, India

    Great Hub, thanks I will try to be a better writer.

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    Sondra Rochelle 6 years ago from USA

    Nice article. Thank you.

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    BfoBarney 6 years ago from Australia

    Thank you so much this was very useful :)

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    Woebegone 6 years ago

    Great hub! Thank you.

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    Vicente Zeldana 6 years ago from USA

    Thanks your advice is so helpful to a new hubber. I only have one hub so far and I wanted to increase my hub score but it looks like it will take time and patience, but I am sure the journey will be enjoyable =)

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    andrew2u 6 years ago

    Great hub, I've been wondering how I can increase my author hub score. Your article is extremely helpful.

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    theastrology 6 years ago from New Delhi

    hey! It's fantastic, Thanks!

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    Raj Lally Batala 6 years ago from Chicago ,USA

    Great info and tips ,,thanks

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    Healthy Fat Guy 6 years ago from Cincinnati, OH

    Thanks for the tips. I just published my first hub and my author score is 29 lol...long way to go I guess :)

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    Frankly Baked 6 years ago

    thanks any more tips for a noobie?

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    SolarWind9 6 years ago from New York

    Thanks for this, if correct achieving a high hubscore just takes a little commitment to your hubpages account and some time. Keeping up with fresh content is the hardest thing to do whether on hubpages or you own blog.

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    PurvisBobbi44 6 years ago from Florida

    Thanks for writing this, and from all the comments you have helped a lot of people. I have been so busy writing for the last eight months that I have not paid any attention to numbers--but now I am trying to learn everything from numbers on my hubpage to traffic.



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    derma 6 years ago

    Very good indeed. Thanks for information loved it. I'll try to apply those tips on my hub.

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    Matt Jackson 6 years ago from UK

    Packed full of useful info. It's a shame there isn't a way to add an index at the top of a hub so readers can get to the stuff they want without skimming.

    Or, maybe there is, and I've missed it.

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    Austin August 6 years ago

    Great hub , it got me the exact information i wanted to know , Thanks !

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    marketingprofits 6 years ago from Portsmouth, NH

    Thank you! I appreciate the time you put into this article. I would also tend to believe that backlinks may also increase your hubscore. Yes?

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    jenubouka 6 years ago

    Bookmarking this great information. Thank you, I tend to loose track of the purpose here. I get lost in all the reading i can do.

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    arunii 6 years ago from Delhi

    I am just 3 months old at hubpages so i these abobe mentioned tips are very useful for me.

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    Rabindra Lamsal 6 years ago from Syuchatar, Kalanki, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Thanks for info...nice hub!!

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    anubhav18tiwari 6 years ago from India

    Thanks now we can also increase hub score our hub score

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    aidenofthetower 6 years ago

    @Ting Tong...I just wanted to reassure you a bit. It is far too soon to start worrying about it. Just keep participating and writing and it will eventually creep on up there.

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    slaffery 6 years ago from Kansas, USA

    I am so glad you posted this. It's confusing at times and I tend to get stuck on the numbers. Great point about the skimming. I never thought about that and I tend to make long paragraph. This was very helpful

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    funmontrealgirl 6 years ago from Montreal

    Great info. Was looking at how I needed to do this.

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    heartspoiled 6 years ago from India

    Nice info .. Thanks

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    ManuelAtt 6 years ago

    Thank you for your information. I've just started out on hubpages and I'm struggling with an author score in the 60s :/

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    alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

    Wow! Brain drain. So much to remember ! Just getting started on Hub here.

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    raymondweiss 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Very helpful for someone just getting started. Thanks!

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    jillmarieandrews 6 years ago from Greenville, North Carolina

    Thanky You very much. I just signed on and could use any useful source of information. Everything and clear, concise, and to the point. Peace

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    andur92 6 years ago from India

    Thanks for the tips. Very useful and informative.

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    delbosc 6 years ago

    Thanks for teh very useful hub!

    Keep it up.

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    Hazeleyes77 6 years ago

    I am a very new "hubber" so this was extremely helpful for me. Thanks!

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    The Optimizers 6 years ago from Ringwood, Hampshire, UK

    good read! thank you

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    Alex Simring 6 years ago

    Great tips and I think I'll start working on my hubscore now!

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    concierge services 6 years ago

    I was eagerly searching exact thing what you have shared. Heartly thanks Aidenofthetower for sharing this enlightening post.

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    One IT Ltd 6 years ago from Auckland

    Thanks so much for this info, I've been struggling to get my hubscore up for months.

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    Denisa Yeats 6 years ago from Canada

    Some really great tips! Thanks.

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    ciranoushj 6 years ago

    Excellent tips on joining in with the Hub community - with the side-effect of the (potential for) score increase.

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    tel0004 6 years ago from Ohio

    Great article. Hopefully now I can raise my score. . . .

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    tedzhang 6 years ago

    Great Hubs

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    ichsie 6 years ago

    That's a nice article! Thanks!

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    GoingOnline 6 years ago

    I need to stop obsessing over my scores... I am watching my poor hubs like a hawk :) Thanks for the info!

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    Rob Winters 6 years ago

    A lot for a new hubber to take in but very informative.Will try to implement.

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    Maggie.L 6 years ago from UK

    These are very useful tips, especially for those of us who are new to hubpages. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.

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    Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

    Great hub with detailed advice.

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    Michael Smith 6 years ago

    Great piece of advice. One may not be able to use all of these strategies but a combination of some of these is sure to work. In my opinion, the hardest part of all of these seems to be the quantity of hubs that need to be produced in order to achieve a high hubscore. Writing frequently requires a certain level of commitment on your part, but it might actually pay off in the long run.

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    aidenofthetower 6 years ago

    @javrsmith I am not sure when updates take place, but I have seen my number move up and down throughout the day. It doesn't do it often and it definitely isn't right away...Also I don't know if there is a delay. Today's work may not change anything until tomorrow at noon...I just don't know.

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    javrsmith 6 years ago from Courtenay, BC, Canada

    Good advice here on how to increase my author hubscore. Does it update right away or do you have to wait overnight?

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    Vinodkpillai 6 years ago from Hyderabad, India

    Thanks aidenofthetower. Even though so many have commented, I just couldn't stop myself from thanking you for a very informative, lucidly written hub. I freak out when somebody writes a how-to piece and their own writing serves as a good example of what they are trying to say! Great hub!

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    susiequeue 6 years ago from Glasgow, UK

    Thanks for this thorough and easy to digest overview - you've answered all the questions I had about hubscore!

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    M.Moustafa 6 years ago from Alexandria, Egypt

    Great work but needs narrowing !!

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    m.moustafa 6 years ago

    Nice tips !!