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How To Increase Your Hub Author Score to 100 on Hubpages

Updated on May 3, 2016

How to Increase Your Author Score to 100 on Hubpages

Firstly, I will say it's not that difficult to get to be a hubber with an Author Score of 100 on hubpages.

Secondly, I will say it's really not THAT important.

When you first join hubpages, your author score will be 30. As you publish new hubs, get traffic, get comments, you will find your author score increasing. Maybe at first you never even noticed. I certainly didn't even understand hubpages at all - and I still don't know everything about it. Hubpages is an incredibly powerful system and, in time, if you work at it, you'll find yourself spotting new areas, new features, new things ... and reading the forums to pick up and use top tips.

When you do become an author with an author score of 100 you'll suddenly realise it's a bit like catching a butterfly. There are so many variables that go into making up your score that you can literally lose it in the blink of an eye. You've done nothing different, nothing wrong, it's just gone. Maybe that day your hubs aren't getting the traffic you were getting last week. Maybe you should have posted in the forum today and you didn't. I've woken up and seen myself as having an author score of 100, made a coffee, come back and I'm a 99. It's really not worth worrying about! Just enjoy your hubbing .... once you stop worrying about it you can concentrate on more interesting things.

As you'll see from my score right now, I am not a 100. I've just had a six month break (I was moving around/didin't have internet access), when I came back I was still a 92 - that's because my hubs were generating good traffic and getting good comments. Concentrate on your hubs, not your scores!

On the other hand, if you want to know HOW to increase your author score to 100 on Hubpages, here's my quick tip list:

How to Increase Your Hub Author Score to 100 on Hubpages:
How to Increase Your Hub Author Score to 100 on Hubpages:

Use the Forums

Using the forums can really boost your visibility on Hubpages. Join in the community, read what others have to say, comment where relevant. Start your own interesting threads. One tip though: don't get confrontational or argumentative with people ... it's just pixels! Chill.

The more you use the forums, the more you'll learn, the more people will notice you and read your hubs - and the higher you'll see your author score creeping.

Write Good Hubs

The definition of a good hub should at least be:

  1. Write a worthwhile length of hub. Sometimes hubs are short as there's not much to say, but try not to scrimp. Remember you can edit them at any point in the future, so re-visit your old hubs and tweak them, add a bit more if you can. Make them worthy of a read.
  2. Make sure you write in good English, check your spelling and grammar.
  3. Use headings and paragraphs to break it up so it's easy to follow - most people don't read every word online, they skim and skip about. Your readers want an easy to read piece, not something that's one mass of text.
  4. Use pictures where you can. I struggle with this bit as the photos/images have to be legal and I can't create my own. Sometimes finding the right picture can take me two hours before I just go with "the best I found/it's not perfect but it'll do" when the hub itself only took 20 minutes to write! It's annoying, but people do like pictures.

Promote Your Hubs

I figure if it's interesting enough for me to write about it, then it's interesting enough to tell people about it somewhere on the Internet. When you promote your hubs, people visit and read them. This traffic will increase your author score. You don't have to stress about the whole promotion thing, but I do like to set myself an easily achievable goal of putting at least one link to my hubs somewhere on the Internet. Maybe you have a signature on a forum somewhere, maybe you Tweet, do you have Myspace/Bebo or a similar membership - if so add something into your profile. Just tell somebody .. anybody ... for every one. Yes, if you spent half a day promoting every hub you write, then your traffic will rocket and you'll get a high author score quicker, but that's a lot of pressure to put yourself under. Enjoy hubbing, or you'll drop out.

Join a Hub Challenge

I joined in 2007, but actually did pretty much nothing until late 2009 (bad aren't I!). Then I joined the 30 day challenge during October and that really turned things around. I was motivated, I was driven, I was writing on steroids! At first you might be a shrinking violet and think "oh that's not for me", but why not ... it's only pixels. Go for it! Hubchallenges really are the key to success! They show you what you're capable of, then you really reap the rewards when the money comes in.

Author Score of 100
Author Score of 100

Answer Questions

There's a Questions/Answers section - see if you can answer the questions of others. People will link through and read your hubs.

Use the Tagging/Choose Good Tags

Try to think hard (for about 3 minutes) about what tags are useful and important. What tags do other people use that write about the same things that are in your hubs? Tags create a method for people to be able to move around hubs easily. Use them.

Use Grouping For Your Hubs

One thing you can do is create groups for your hubs. If, for example, you have 10 hubs about pets and 6 recipes, you could create two groups called "pets" and "recipes". You then assign your hubs to the relevant group and instantly a set of navigation arrows appears in each of your hubs, leading readers to other hubs in the same group. Remember, if you forget to do this, it's something you can always do in the future. Maybe at the beginning you don't have enough hubs that are similar enough to create a group ... but when you do, try to remember the feature's there!

Check Your Stats

There's a stats feature in your hub, once it's been running a few months, check your stats. Where's your traffic coming from? Is the traffic growing? What keywords are people using to find your hub?

If you don't know what's working and what's not working, then you can't begin to improve.

Optimise Your Layout

There are thousands of different layouts you can use in your hub. Large picture at the start, large text block at the start. Include/not ebay or Amazon modules ... the list is endless. Read the forums, see what other people suggest. Try new layouts on your hubs.

Reply to Comments

People will comment on your hubs. Where you can, reply to their comments. This is polite and makes people realise you're there and real!

I'm sure I've left out something ... but if you can try to do the above, then you'll very quickly find that you too can have an author score of 100 on Hubpages!

Don't forget: ENJOY!!

Use An rss Feed in Your Hubs

NOTE: The RSS Feature was Removed from Hubpages

Although the rss feature was removed from Hubpages, I've left the information here as it is useful for other sites you might write on, or your own website:

If a subject is topical, there'll be other sites publishing relevant information. Get relevant rss feeds into your hub and that'll keep it an active page, which Google will like.

All of the above are relevant in their own way, but overall if you're writing new hubs, promoting them, joining in the forums, then you'll be accumulating 'brownie points' towards your author score.

Link to the Hubs of Others

If you see a hub that's a great resource, link to that hub from yours.

Author Score of 100 Again

I've not been very active in Hubpages for awhile, but, during my absence my score never dropped below 90.

I've just spent the last 2 weeks tidying up/updating and tweaking my existing hubs and, today, I had an author score of 100 again.

Participation, editing, improving, are all important factors.



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    • IntimatEvolution profile image

      Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      OMG!!! Thank you so much for answering this question for me. What a great hub. You've got a new fan. Thank you so much.

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      Dedicated Content Curator 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      You're welcome... it's 3.20am here and I'm going to bed, but I will 'polish' the hub up a bit more in the next few days.

      Glad you enjoyed it. I always mean to write these things down and never get round to it, so you've helped me out too!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Can you explain about putting the rss on you hub which keeps it active? Also ho to do it?

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      I found this Hub really hellpful and interesting. Thanks for the tips and the reassurance!


      Love and peace


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      Dedicated Content Curator 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      To Hello, hello

      Rather than writing a hub about how to use rss feeds in your hubs, what I'll do is link you through to a couple of existing hubs that have already written about this.

      One great way to "share the love" on hubpages is to link to the hubs of others. Other people have written some fabulous hubs already, so there's no need to reinvent the wheel ... simply link to the hubs of others.

      See above where there's a new link section with some relevant hubs explaining how to easily use rss feeds in your hubs.

      Once you've done it once you'll see how easy it is.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you v ery much for a very great help.

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      dova 7 years ago

      good man i just checked what is hub about,you helped me ill press an add for u :D

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      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      Great advice. I have been at 100 quite a few times, I have yet to master the RSS feed, guess that will be on my to-do list for this year. That and using social networks. Appreciate the reminders.

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Really good info here thanks for sharing it with us. Cheers.

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      Mersaydee 7 years ago from Europe

      I was confused about the hub score but with articles like these I'm starting to understand. Thanks!

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      Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      This one was the best Hub I've seen on the subject in question. Great job!

      Loved it!!


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      nagarajnow 7 years ago from Tamilnadu

      Great one for new hubbers Earner..Thanks for sharing your valuable experience..I thought its important to get more author scoring in hubpages..

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      Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for the great info. I was wondering why my score was going up and down from day to day.

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      smith.mathai777 7 years ago from Gods own country

      Great hub

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      RoyZwam 7 years ago

      Great hub! Thanks man!

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      L.Perry 7 years ago

      This is excellent information for someone who is new to Hubpages. Articles like this really help us understand the scoring process. Thank you.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you for the tips. I often wondered how hubbers managed to get 100 score and keep it.

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      pumpingirononline 7 years ago

      Wow! This is a great info for all of us.

      I really like your hub! so I gave you 5*.. how about that?!...

      Please try to stop by my hub. I would really much appreciate if you could rate mine too!

      Thank you so much!

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      MartyWare 7 years ago from New South Wales Australia

      Thanks for the Hub, at present I am creating a Hubpages Tribe,this is all about syndictation and helping others including, making comments on others Hubs to help with social proof. I think being involved would help push up authors scores.

      Marty Ware

      The SEO DAD

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Good advise and I will bookmark this Hub as well it is a good primer for beginners!

      Thumbs up

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      wademcmaster 7 years ago from Australia

      Thats an awesome bit of info! I always try to create a lot of social bookmarks for a hub when its finished to try and drive traffic also.

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      wmspringer 7 years ago

      Thanks; I set up an account a few months ago but didn't do anything with it until yesterday; apparently that inactivity with no content drove my score down to a 17! Hopefully it'll head up now that I've started working on my hubs..

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      Words by Mike 6 years ago

      This was a very informative piece. Thank you for all of the good information. As a new Hubber of two weeks I am trying to learn my way around. Thanks again~ Look forward to reading more from you.

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      seller35 6 years ago from California

      Thanks so much for this fine hub. I did not understand author scores.

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      liljen23 6 years ago from Shreveport,LA

      Great hub earner, I have been using everything in this hub to increase my author score and guess what it is increasing.. Thanks for the read.. Thumbs up..

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      Dorothee-Gy 6 years ago from near Frankfurt/M., Germany

      Very good hub, greatly appreciated! So much to learn!!!

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      RoseGardenAdvice 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Pretty useful info on getting the author score up and at the same time not to worry too much abt it! Just enthusiastically posting relevant content at frequent intervals is the key I guess. I am a hubpages newbie so really handy tips. Nice hub and useful links. Thanks.

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      victorezeakuc 6 years ago from Enugu

      Thanks for this great post.

      It is possible but not easy

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      Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the great Hub!! I apparently have lots of work to do to make things better!

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      There's always a lot of work to do to make your author score higher. It is better to have, say, 100-200 hubs and just keep promoting them and tweaking them, than to have 1000 abandoned hubs.

      I will log in most days for a quick tweak for 5 minutes.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information. You are totally right, my friend. My score was up and down. From 100 hub score down to 95 hub score. I agree with you that I have to concentrate with my hub not my score. If I give attention to my reader my hub also climb up. Thank you very much.


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      dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

      thank you for such a fantastic hub, i'm definately a fan and excited to try review my hubs and implement. . Will work way thru your other hubs . D

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      Mr Wine 6 years ago from Great Wine Country

      Straight-forward advice here thanks. Still being new to Hubpages I am concerned with having such a low score, but hopefully in time this will change.

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      BRONZI 6 years ago from NJ, USA

      Thanks for sharing this information. This was very helpful. I was wandering about the score thing. I didn't know if it should be 1 or 100. Now I do thanks to you. I'm a fan.

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      Cemil 6 years ago from Land Down Under

      Thanks for the level of detail here. Still trying to get over 30 for my author score. Hoping this will help be get at least closer to 100

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      tiptonite 6 years ago from Leicester, England, UK

      Thanks earner...great informal hub. As I am new to this, I have bookmarked this hub!

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      caksut 6 years ago

      Thanks bro. Great advice. I'll implement your tips

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      vagabund 6 years ago from Canada

      Amazing hub. I'm going to make sure to take all your advice and learn more about hub and work on my journey here. It's addictive :-)

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      To increase your author score to 100 (or at least increase it to something better), I've said you need to be doing lots of things. Well, I've just joined the September challenge ... and the weekly Hubmob, to give my hubs a boost.

      The September Hubpages challenge is to write hubs using the new map module. But that's not all - obviously there are old hubs I own which could benefit from the map module, so it's a good time to go back and refresh/review old hubs.

      Keep an eye out for new features in hubpages - and play around with each one as it comes up ... the new HubKarma is something you should be doing: linking to the hubs of others, and linking to your existing hubs.

      Keep tweaking - and you too can increase your author score to 100 on Hubpages!

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      nepalihub 6 years ago

      liked it. Nice hub

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      InfoFinder 6 years ago

      These are some very good tips. I will try to follow some to increase my score too. Thanks.

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      VikkiVanGogh 6 years ago from California

      Earner loved this great info! I'm even printing it out on real paper to peruse later . . . thank you for sharing and I think your score on this should be a 100.


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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for your kind words, I hope your hub author score is 100 soon!


      Seriously though, so long as you're in the 90s it's OK. The main thing is to keep learning little bits and pieces about how hubpages works, join in a challenge maybe, help people in the forums, participate .... and ENJOY ... and it'll just happen.

      Even this week I've returned to a couple of old hubs of mine and added in a map capsule because that's new and those hubs would benefit from a map!

      Tweak, improve .... and just do what you can when you fancy it.

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      Steroids uk 6 years ago

      I read links become do follow only when u have a score over 75 is that true ?

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      ryancarter 6 years ago from Falkville, Alabama

      I kinda agree, Earner, that a score of 100 isn't THAT important. I've been having an absolute BLAST asking and answering questions, although I DO tend to get borderline argumentative in the Religion forums.

      My score has been rising pretty steadily with a tiny amount of traffic, but I'm not really keeping track too much...

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      TrainingMan 6 years ago from Rochester, NY

      Thanks for this great Hub! I've been watching my score go up and down and wasn't sure what was driving this fluctuation and now I know.

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      Roseann Cole 6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Thanks for the advice, I started writing yesterday and I didn't really notice the hub score until today.

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      Jamus McKenna 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Excellent post.

      It is amazing if you focus on what your initial goal is that everything else falls in to place.

      Thanks for the words of wisdom.

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      Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks for the great information.

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      wt1s3rv3r 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for answering this question for me. What a great hub. You've got a new fan.

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I thought I'd update this, as right now I've just made 100 again ... it just happened "all by its own".

      As I said earlier, to increase your author score to 100 on Hubpages you just have to publish hubs and participate in the forums a bit ....

      No doubt, within a few hours of me writing this, I won't be a 100 any more! That's just the way it is.

      You'll all get there one day ... and again .... and again.


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      Victoria Stephens 6 years ago from London

      Very clearly wrote and without the jargon, nice and easy to understand. I will be bookmarking this and coming back. Thank you.x

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      Beverly Boisen 6 years ago from New York

      Hello, now this was an awesome hub

      I learned so much and your hub was so interestung I could not stop reading

      This is what hub is all about.

      Hubbers helping Hubbers. :)

      And one in particular, How to Increase my hub score.

      And I do enjoy writing hubs.

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      Jo Deslaurier 6 years ago

      Thank you for calming my nerves down. I'm going to worry less and concentrate more on my hubs. Thank you.

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      RJS7 6 years ago

      Awesome Hub Very informative.

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      CraigDesmarais 6 years ago from Greenville, RI

      Great Stuff! I am brand new to hubpages and I will be sure to use these startegies wisely. You're living proof that it works, so I will do my best! Thanks Again!

      God Bless!

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      onlinecashdigest 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thanks for reminding me of all these small but important aspects of hubbing!

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      It's always the way. We know what we should do to make more money and get a higher hubscore on Hubpages, but somehow a lot of the little things we end up overlooking, or forgetting, or running out of time for.

      My author score today is 99... no idea why. One or two of my hubs must have attracted extra traffic this morning - but I also published a new hub yesterday.

      So it's all the little pieces of the jigsaw that are needed!

      Good luck everybody - I'm sure you'll have an author score of 100 really soon.

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      Earner, thanks so much, I especially like point 4 where you talk about searching for pictures - it is challenging. Good Day!

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      JulieBMack 6 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks! I am told and from reading everywhere to not stress about it, but I think it is human nature! This is why I could never be a day trader!! The pictures IS a pain and many times does take up a lot of my time and I really don't like to pay if I don't have to!

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      Linda Jo Martin 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Thanks! I've had an account here for a long time but started writing hubs only a few days ago. I appreciate knowing more about how the site works.

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      realtorcards 6 years ago

      Thanks! I was wondering how it all worked :)

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      Muneeb10 6 years ago

      This was a real help in gaining high score, i really appreciate your efforts.



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      Mark Ewbie 6 years ago from Euroland

      Interesting read...

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      outstanding work!


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      warrioRR 6 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

      Simply Awesome

      lets see how much I can score.

      thanks for the nice sharing

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      rotl 6 years ago from Florida

      Great hub. I've been reading a lot of hubs on improving your Hubber score and this is one of the best ones. I really like what you said about "catching a butterfly." That's what it feels like. I've been trying to figure out what the heck I need to do to boost my score. I added three hubs yesterday and my score actually went down! Anyways, thanks for the great info.

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      Donna Janelle 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      I'm a newbie to hubpages, and I still have a lot of questions about how things work around here. Your hub was very helpful! Thank you!

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      shaekelly 6 years ago from Alabama

      This is a great hub thanks so much. Can you tell me how do I join a particular forum. I really need followers and a forum to belong to , I just read your grouping mechanism and it is great.

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      Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      The hubpages forums link is at the top, just click that and find a forum you feel you want to post in. Read through a lot first, there are some which are just noise - and some which are good, such as the forums where people are trying to improve their hubs/earnings.

      Here is the forum where you can ask specific questions: - and get help from experienced hubbers to increase your author score, or make more money with hubpages, or even just some hints/tips on layouts.

      Good luck!

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      AKdude 6 years ago from Alaska

      Great hub! Haven't gotten a hubscore this high yet but I have noticed my score bouncing around a bit on regular basis. I didn't even know about the forums. I'm off to check them out now.

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      aparna jugran 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I alike you saying 'concentrate on hub not the score'

      I want to reach the stage where I can talk as confidently as you do.....

      But I think I am getting there!

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      bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

      Thank you so much for this post. I was actually stressing over my score. My author score and karma score continue to fluctuate and it was making me nervous. So, again, thank you for the post. I feel a lot more at ease now. :-)

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      zoey24 6 years ago from South England

      Thanks for writting this hub, it answered a lot of questions i had. Voted up and useful :)

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      helene.bliss 6 years ago

      Great hub! thanks for sharing these information's. I really need to make my hub score higher. And you gave me great ideas on how to make that possible.

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      Glow Pebbles 6 years ago

      Thanks for the advice, I've only been here for a few days so didn't really understand how it all work - it seemed like a lot of stress it keep it all going, but now you've said not to worry about it I won't - I'm just gonna have fun with all and see what happens!

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      AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

      Very informative. Thanks!

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      Hard Drive Dude 6 years ago

      Thanks for the information. My biggest problem is that I don't have the time to promote my hubs or lurk the forums, haha. I'll probably just answer questions for now. Thanks anyway and have a good one.

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      TopUniverse 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips for improving the author score to 100. But the sad thing is that nothing special to the hubber who achieved score of 100.

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      Infoswell 6 years ago from Murrieta, CA

      Thanks for the great advise. Much appreciated.

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      Jordan Riley 6 years ago

      Ahhh....great and fantastic tips you've got going here

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      Mike's Corner 6 years ago from Maryland

      Great hub filled with info for the new hubber, thanks. I like how you say focus on content and promoting, don't worry about the score -- it will come with quality.

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      biancapaloma 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips!

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      mysisters 6 years ago

      Great information. You answered so many questions that I had! Time to gear up and increase my Hub Score!!

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      Sembj 6 years ago

      Lots of good information and well presented - it does seem to be a prime example of the very thing you're recommending - and that's not always easy. Thanks

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      howtosoftmod11 6 years ago from kitchener

      Thanks soo much I can't wait to get my author score above 75

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      wirul 6 years ago from Singapore

      Great Advice XD

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      Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Many thanks for this advice. My score is usually between 90 and 94, never higher than 100. I do think it matters a bit, because when I first started on HubPages, I followed the people with high scores in the hopes that I would have good examples to model mine on. Jerilee Wei was the first person that I followed and she's still one of the best in my opinion. I've got to make more time for forums - so see you there and thanks again.

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      equiposeo 6 years ago from Argentina

      Good Tips, I am newbie and your tips are excellents for me!

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      regina elaine 6 years ago from Arkansas

      This is my first day on, and this information was very helpful. thank you.

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      peanutroaster 6 years ago from New England

      Thanks for the info. I've been trying to write in my expertise and I've written a number of hubs for my hobby. Of course I've also written a number of funny, controversial hubs. I wonder if they affect my score if someone takes offense and votes it down.

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      QuackQuackWriter 6 years ago from Mumbai,India

      That was the best hub i read till date.

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      CJamesIII 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Great point, don't worry about the score. Just write well! Traffic is not the only concern, however, we have to be able to convert readers into buyers!

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      agsawan 6 years ago

      This was very helpful. As a new Hubber I still have a lot of questions, this article really helped me out. Thanks.

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      froch 5 years ago from Tychy

      Nice hub , by the way. I must notice that My hubscore on the beggining was 60 - not 30.

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      SammySammo 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      I really didn't even know HubChallenges existed. I'm going to take advantage of those, as well as the forums. Thanks!

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Brilliant information and you put in a style which is easy to digest for a newbie Hubber like me. Voted up and awesome

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      Adam Brown Photo 5 years ago from Brainerd, MN

      Thank you. :) :)

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      webpure 5 years ago

      Finally, some real tips other than "just keep writing new hubs". Thanks again!

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      abhipsitabose 5 years ago from India

      very useful thank you

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      Web Addict 5 years ago

      Thank you. Something refreshing for someone new here like I am.

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      ashishb01 5 years ago from Australia

      durely very informative. I like the idea of hub challenges and rss feeds. will work on it.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Crisp, to the point hub .I needed it.

      Thanks for such good info.

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 5 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Thanks for the tips! I believe what you say about focusing on writing instead of getting a high score. I believe also that best effort is writing about what is closest to one's heart. Will book mark your hub for future reference.

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      WeaponsMassPerc. 5 years ago

      Great info, thanks fellow hubber! All the best!

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      Hannah Monroe 5 years ago

      I'm just starting out and have a score of 20 - not sure if I did something weird or maybe they're starting newbies at 20 now instead of 30. Oh well. :)

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      Dedicated Content Curator 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Hannah

      Hubpages has recently been through some huge changes, to increase to quality of the articles and to meet Google's higher standards.

      I believe that new authors do now start with a score of 20, but the rules above still apply. By writing just a few, good articles, you'll quickly find your score soaring - and those new hubbers who just write one and disappear will continue to have a low score.

      The purpose of this is to create incentive for genuine writers, while ensuring spammers are disincentivized.

      Good luck with your writing!

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      SolarWind9 5 years ago from New York

      This hub us EXTREMELY useful. Thanks for the down-to-earth explanation of getting high hubscore. I will refer to this often.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I don't care what my scores are I will rarely go on forums to up my score. When I was a new hubber I was right away attacked on a forum. I have never been confrontational or argumentative. I think I had just ask a question about my hubs at the time. I have never forgotten who those people were and they are now some of the high rollers on hubpages.

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      David Taylor 5 years ago from UK

      Interesting stuff. I'm too wary of the forums, simply because I know what Internet forums are like. I have some questions, but I suspect I would get leapt upon, so I'm just surfing the hubs looking for answers, rather than asking.

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      seigfried23 5 years ago

      Great advice; I've found that it works to a tee! Thanks for taking the time.

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      Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you for shining a light on the HubScore and it's importance, or lack thereof.

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      sassysexybossy 5 years ago from americus,usa

      Hi Thanks for the great advice. I'm a new Hubber and that was encouraging information. Great Hub!!!

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Thank you for sharing this important information. Outside of hub pages it is very difficult to get concise information on any subject and for free I might add. You willingly give your information and I appreciate that. Am bookmarking this for future reference.


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      biljanakara 5 years ago from Macedonia

      Beautiful article!

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Thanks for this information. I think we all have been there. Worrying too much about hubscore. We should do what we can and leave the rest to fate. Its a much better work ethic than worrying needlessly about fluctuating scores. I appreciate your advice immensely.

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      Mala Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Very useful information. Keep it up.

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      sarcasticool 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Great hub, very helpful, thank you!

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      Ironman1992 5 years ago

      These are some great tips. thanks

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      Graham Gifford 5 years ago from New Hamphire

      Thank you, earner, I found this to be helpful-as I am a new Hubber. I was actually concerned because my score was and remains up-and-down-and-up-an-down. I thought that was a reflection on my Hubs. Your post was educational and while I am trying to learn how to improve my writing, I do what to also improve my Hub experience and perhaps garner some more followers.

      Best Regards,

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      njames306 5 years ago

      "Use Grouping For Your Hubs" - would you please explain how to create groups - sorry, I'm new to all this. Thanks

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      Dedicated Content Curator 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi njames

      There's so much within hubpages - and it's improved/changed/moved around so much that I tried to stay away from where things could be found.

      Once logged in, if you go to then you'll be in the Groups in Hubpages area.

      What you do is create groups, giving them any name you want - then as you write hubs, assign them to groups and the hubs within each group will have an extra navigational menu of arrows to enable somebody to move through a group.

      Nobody sees the groups except you, users/readers just see an arrow taking them to the next hub in the group.

      I hope that helps

      If you want to increase your author score in hubpages it's not necessary to use every tool and every idea, so long as you are aware that there are ways to increase your author score that are built into the system already.

      Good luck!

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      njames306 5 years ago

      So Earner, what would you say is are the best practices for increasing your author score, and hub score, for that matter? BTW, thanks for the above.

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      njames306 5 years ago

      Thanks Earner, so what activities would you say gain maximum improvement in author score, and hub score for that matter?

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      Dedicated Content Curator 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'd say participation in the hubpages contests - and generating your own backlinks slowly over time.

      My author score was consistently 100 when I was active, publishing new hubs and taking part.... since I've not had the time to do that it's slipped.

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      njames306 5 years ago

      Thanks for the advice, have a great day Earner.

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      Bethany Lynn 5 years ago

      Great article! Thanks for sharing, very helpful info for this new hubber:)

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      njames306 5 years ago

      What would you say is the best strategy for creating backlinks Earner?

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thanks for a great hub! My score is only a 25 and just signed up, it seems everytime i post it goes down! I hope I can get it up. I have written 2 hubs so far.

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      teethpro 5 years ago

      At first I thought i need only hub page score of 75 to get follow link, now I know that it is author score that plays part. Thank you very for you very informative hub.

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      Lohrainne Janell 5 years ago from Fairfield, IA

      This is such a useful hub for a new hubber like me! Thanks so much for this basic information in one easy to read place.

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      carpetanchorage 5 years ago from Anchorage Alaska

      Thanks for answering my basic questions! Just joined Hubpages and was wondering how I could increase my hubscore.. seems like its been dropping instead of going up!

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      tmbridgeland 5 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

      This Hub was written a few years ago but is still timely. I occasionally hit 100, usually the day after I do a lot of commenting on Hubs, Hub Hopping, things like that. It is funny, on the days I hit 100 I get a few people every time to follow. SO it is worth trying to do. But the main thing is have great Hubs, that will push your score into the 90s, and then you can try to get it higher.

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      bowlerhat 5 years ago from Birmingham, UK

      Really useful info here. Thanks for that. I was on the right track - just needed a few more tips.

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      SteveWaugh1965 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      and I thought I'd get a decent author score just by publishing (what I thought was) x2 really well written hubs ... ha! Thanks for the tips, I definitely need to take notice of them :)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I do check the Forums each day, but seldom comment. Well, I was there this AM and I'm glad I found you. Hey, you're made a comment that you had written just one Hub and had a score of 100. Well, I just had to see what you were all about. I'm glad I did.

      I voted this UP and will share. Nice to "meet you"!

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      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mary

      Yeah, but you know the "1 hub" comment was a joke... right? I've 200 now.


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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      My score has always been in the 90s once I was really active with HubPages. But I did notice that my score went up to 100 (only for 2 days or so) once I started posting in the Forums and not just the Q and As and commenting on other hubs.

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      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for sharing your experience Stephanie.

      It does work.... a bit of participation, socialising, updating, writing.... all pays off.

      You can't win the marathon if all you do is turn up to the start line wearing your shorts.... you do have to do a bit more than that.

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada hub score just hit 100 today and I have no idea why! Oh well...another hub mystery!

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      Mark Johnson 4 years ago from England

      Its no secret as to why most of us are here and I'm no different but Ive gotta be honest I do enjoy participating in the discussions. My hubscore went down to 0 at one point but I heard this is normal. For anyone out there who sees their score decrease don't be discouraged you're not doing anything wrong. I just think its hubpages way of testing to see if you truly do want to be a part of the community or are just here for selfish reasons.

      I'm still here for selfish reasons no doubt and I'm sure many people here are but its nice to give a little back from what I've learnt having spent so much time taking and complaining and getting miserable over what hasn't worked for me.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the generous tips. One thing i hadn't participate is the forum. Too many repeated questions in the "Answer" section. Anyway, i will give a shot and hopefully my hubscore will rise. Mine is always in between 89-94 , never higher than that.

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      Thanks for the infomation. As a newbie I find it very useful.

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      Krystal Dallis 4 years ago

      Excellent topic and advice! I often wondered about the importance of the author score.

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      Karen Metz 4 years ago from Michigan

      Great advice! Thank you!

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      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for reading and giving your feedback.

      All the best in your quest!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

      Hi there! :)

      This is some great & useful tips you have outlined.

      I have been here 2 years and I am just now geting a 94, 95 score! :) I started spending time in the learning center, commenting a little more. And I started writing more *engaging* type topics. I am so thrilled to be here 2 yrs and to see the score out of the 80's range. I think the advice on to "chill", is the best yet!

      I understand by several of your hubs, especially this one. Why you have such great feedback & the success is well deserved. :)

      voted this Up +++, tweeted & shared! :)

      Have a great week!

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      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for your kind words Jo - and for commenting.

      Glad you're doing well and all the best for the future!

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      Lanao G 4 years ago from Ozamiz City, Philippines

      WOW!!!This is very informational...Bookmarked!

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      Romel Tarroza 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

      Interesting. Thanks for this information...

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      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      All the best getting your author score up to 100 :)

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      Solaras 4 years ago

      Thank you for posting this hub. It has encouraged me to go see about the forums, in spite of some of the comments where hubbers were attacked. Voted up and useful.

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      Dedicated Content Curator 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks Solaras

      In every online (and offline) community you have to learn to pick your way round the idiots and needy people ..... just do some reading, you'll soon find where the reasonable people hang out :)

      All the best to you - I see you've already got an author score of 84, so it won't take much to uplift that.

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      Janice S 4 years ago

      Great tips! I'm only at 73 so I've got some work to do ;)

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      Bernadyn 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      I'm new on HP and have a lot to learn so thanks for this informative article. I need to check out those forums, too and get familiar with RSS feeds.

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      Janice S 4 years ago

      I feel like it is hard to get up to that 100 mark, but it is definitely worth aspiring to. Thank you for sharing this!

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      biblicaliving 3 years ago from U.S.A.

      I question sometimes if we spend to much time trying to get our author score as high as possible. It seems that our "hubber" score is only relevant if we drop below 75.. Perhaps I should spend more time tweeking existing hubs. Good Hub!

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      Dedicated Content Curator 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      While it's true that the dofollow links are important - when your author score is 100 it can draw more internal traffic to you, which might get you pinned more, shared more, or linked to more as others discover your work. With a 100 your profile gets shown across the site, or it used to ...

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      biblicaliving 3 years ago from U.S.A.

      Now I get it! Thanks, that's a good way to think of it. I was kind of wondering about that, now I know!

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      Kalai 3 years ago from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

      thank you for the tips. As a newbie, I found it very helpful. It is easy to read and understand.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you for the many tips. I've already learned a great deal on hubpages on all levels, and read some interesting hubs from others. I will take your advice about the forums.

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