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How to score high on Hubpages

Updated on May 30, 2009

What is it with high scores?

Scoring high on Hubpages means more exposure. If you take a look at the list of hubs that are in the same category as yours, you will see that most of them are ranked by the score. If you have a higher scored hub, most likely your hub will show up before most (if not all) of the other hubs in your category. To get a high score is actually pretty simple, and I will be showing you how to make a high scoring hub easily today.

Its just like if you were in school. If you score high on a test, most likely your professor will ask you to demonstrate for him/her. He/she will call you to explain the answers on a test to the rest of the class because you have a higher score than anyone else. Speaking from personal experience (on a daily basis lol), high scores change the playing field so to speak. Keep in mind that it will take time to do this, but its actually really easy.

What does the hub score mean?

Some people believe that the hub score is based on fresh content, number of comments, and other factors. The truth is, it really is. The hub score effects your Google ranking, meaning if it has a high score, it will have a higher Google ranking. 

Original content is the main reason why there are so many high scores on hubs. If you copy and paste other work created by someone else, your chances of scoring high on hubs are very close to none. Most hubs start out in the 40's. As the Hubpages engine recognizes the originality of the content, you will see your score becoming higher as time progresses. Take your time and make sure that you do not copy any other work on the internet because your score will flunk. Its kind of like having a test. If you are in school, you will receive a test. If you copy off someone else's work, most likely your professor will find out, and ultimately you will score nothing but a 0.

The hubscore system may appear complicated to the untrained eye, but once you get used to it, you will see how simple it really is. The content above doesn't necessarily decide your hubscore all on its own. I will explain what I mean by giving examples of some of my work to show you the difference.

The Mr. Williams Example

The reason I call it this is because the examples shown here are solely based on my work (which falls into the originality concept).

Lets take a look at some of my projects. For example, take these two hubs I created. How to make electricity and 20 ways to make money online. Now lets look at the statistics of these two hubs.

Results based on review at 2:29 p.m May 28, 2008.

20 ways to make money online has scored an 87. It has generated 42 comments altogether, with original content. It also has many links to increase its ranking in both hubpages and Google search results together. It has 1,223 views. 

How to make electricity has scored a 91. It has generated a grand total of 2 comments altogether, with original content. It has only one link to a blog created by myself, which is based on original content, and it only has 258 views. 

If you search the keyword "Make Money Online", you will notice that 20 ways to make money online is #8 on the list. If you search the keyword "Make Electricity", you will notice that How to make electricity shows up as #1.

Do you see the difference between the two? 20 ways to make money online has much more information and links in it than how to make electricity does. You would think that 20 ways to make money online would have a higher score than how to make electricity, but it doesn't. How is this possible you say? Well stay tuned and you will learn the true secret to scoring high on Hubpages.

Secret Revealed

Wanna know how I do it? I completed 20 ways to make money online in one day, where I finished How to make electricity in 4 days. Thats the secret. The secret to getting a high score easily is to take your time. See, wasn't that hard.

When working on a hub, you want to spread the length of it. You don't want to finish it too quick or take to long. You have to keep track of your hub score when working on your hub. When you are working on a hub and you save a draft, or publish in it a matter of minutes, you will notice that it always ends up in the 40's. When I publish my hubs, the scores are between 66 and 68. Thats because I take my time and work on a hub, placing original content and rich information to make it worth the score it gets. When taking your time on a hub, you may notice when searching through your hubs that it is labeled as "HOT". Taking time on a hub will almost guarantee your hub will be hot. 

Another way to keep your hub scoring high is to constantly update your information. Updating is just like taking your time on your hub to generate a higher score and making it hot. When you update, you are proving to Hubpages that your content is fresh. Who likes fresh food? Everyone? Okay, and hubpages likes fresh hubs lol, so enjoy. 

Patience is a virtue, and Hubpages recognizes this. Now it is time you recognize this and start making your hubs more noticeable.

Who likes fresh food? Everyone? Okay, and hubpages likes fresh hubs lol, so enjoy.

Hubpages is just like human beings, the sites likes content fresh, as we like food fresh (EX:Subway). If you order some food and its not fresh, would you request a remake or a makeover? Of course you will. Not saying that Hubpages is going to return your hub for the full refund of your waste of time lol, but it would make a big difference if your hubs are updated accordingly. Make sure you update your hubs to make it fresh. I'm not sure, but I think constant updates on your hubs will better your chances in search engine rankings as well. Of course, you may know that your hubs affect your overall author score on Hubpages as well, so it would be wise to follow these steps accordingly.

Now that you know the true steps to keeping a high score on Hubpages, you can now start making hubs that are actually worth it. Not saying that your hubs suck (wink wink), but it would generate a lot more money for you in the end, so you're welcome lol.


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    • liondvd profile image


      6 years ago from Egypt

      Oh dear thank you for this interesting informations

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      Peter E 

      7 years ago from Toronto

      Awesome tip, thanks!

    • bornblond8dg profile image


      8 years ago

      This was a very informative hub since i am new to hubpages and have been trying to figure out what the whole score thing is about.What i don't understand is how does a hub score keep going up and down.Let's say it starts at 78 and in a couple days it goes down to 72.I come from writing on ehow which was not hooked up directly to google adsense but yet i saw my earnings daily going up i still have not seen any increased earnings from hubpages.Any info is appreciated!Thanks!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I'm still trying to figure this out. I see people with high scores, but with few fans and hubs. I'm working hard and went as high as 89 on my avatar and now it is down. And the articles I write, I think are better than some. I just don't get it.

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      Hub Llama 

      9 years ago from Denver, CO

      Based on your experience with your Hubs, how much of the hubscore do you think depends entirely on # of page views. I'm starting to see that it might be the number one factor by far. That means, more traffic = higher score = more traffic = higher score ...

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      Hub Llama 

      9 years ago from Denver, CO

      Based on your experience with your Hubs, how much of the hubscore do you think depends entirely on # of page views. I'm starting to see that it might be the number one factor by far. That means, more traffic = higher score = more traffic = higher score ...

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      stacey reece 

      9 years ago

      Nice, I always wondered about the scoring,was starting to think it was a bit random. I understand now, thanx.

    • Curles2000 profile image


      9 years ago from Ilford,Essex,Uk.

      some interesting points,so if I wrote a daily news hub on a subject I should write the first days news over about 4 days of working time.

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      Veronica Almeida 

      9 years ago from TORONTO

      Now I do understand a bit better this thing of the scores at hubpages. I was a bit confused, because the score on my one hub increased even though I only have one comment (the other is my respnso to the comment). I mean.. I was not complaining, but I wasn't getting it either.

      thank you for the info.

      take care and keep up!

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      9 years ago from Lahore

      Nice and Valuable

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hey, thanks for the info, Mr. Williams (I can't believe I'm calling a person who is 14 years younger than me MISTER). Not sure why, but my hubs always start out at 50 and then dip and then slowly go up. Granted, I do usually spend at least 2 hours constructed them and sometimes more. Great advice, sir! Keep hubbing.

    • dipless profile image


      9 years ago from Manchester

      Good hub thanks for the additional information :)

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      9 years ago from At Sea

      thanks for the usefull info

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      Benz B 

      9 years ago

      Awesome hub. Nice stuff to know, its always tricky trying to improve your hubscore. I will say this i never been first at anything but if you google "how to write a rap song" my hub is listed at #1 most of the time. Congrats to me and thanks to Hubpages. Hopefully it will start to monetize better now though it's been rough going trying to get the clicks lately.

    • lesterd2009 profile image


      9 years ago from Beaches Of Florida

      Awesome info..thanks for sharing

    • MariahMomms profile image


      9 years ago

      I will put this into action.

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      Amanda Davey 

      9 years ago from Canterbury, Kent, UK

      Very helpful, thank you. I now feel quite chuffed since I sat and wrote my 2nd hub ever in 20 minutes (prior to reading your hub I might add) and got a score of 50 when I published it. I feel very chuffed with that! Thank you for boosting my self-confidence:)

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      9 years ago from LISBON

      very useful information. thanks a lot.

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      This is very interesting. I had no idea what was going on but I am just glad to be here. Thanks. I enjoyed learning more about Hubs and scores.

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      9 years ago from Carlsbad, Ca

      Cool tip of the day. I have noticed this and althought I have only published a couple of hubs the second one took me a couple of days to finish and had a good starting score!

      Thanks, Gary Rust - Pura Vida

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      Melody Lagrimas 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Great info here, I have always wondered about the criteria for hub scores.

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      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Thanks for the tips, alway welcome!

    • NarayanKrishna profile image


      9 years ago from The country of Mount Everest

      Score is the one I never understood. I noted total score also decreases. Do not know why?


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