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How to Get Hubpages Accolades

Updated on January 31, 2012


Have you been seeing all these colorful badges on the top hubbers' profiles and wanting to get some for yourself? Here I am going to show you what you have to do in order to get each accolade for your profile.

Why do you need accolades?

Well, honestly you don't NEED them in order to be successful on hubpages, but there are some good benefits of trying to collect the accolades. These are some of the most obvious benefits:

  1. They give you goals to work for within Hubpages
  2. They show your readers that you are a serious hubber and can help you gain followers
  3. They help move you up the ranks of hubpages to get your new hubs noticed more quickly and get more traffic
  4. It's a good way to show off to all the other hubbers
  5. They look cool

Earning Accolades

If you want to earn the accolades to show off on your profile, then simply follow the instructions below. If you feel like you've earned an accolade, don't worry if it doesn't show up immediately. It could take a few days for your new accolades to appear. The membership, questions, answers, followers, hubs, and page view accolades will continue to update the number shown within them at every major number mark (most are 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, and so on). The rest of the accolades do not change but are simply achievement badges to show that you are particularly good at something.

Membership Accolade

This accolade is awarded to hubbers who remain on Hubpages for more than one year. The number in the middle shows how many years they have been a member.

Hubs Accolade

This accolade is awarded to you for publishing a certain number of hubs. The largest milestone that you have passed will be the number in the badge. You acquire this for the first time after you publish 10 hubs. This accolade updates at 50, 100, 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10000.

If you need help with hub ideas try one of these links:

50 Hub Ideas

Finding Hub Ideas

Followers Accolade

This accolade is given to hubbers who have a large amount of followers on Hubpages. You first get this after you gain 100 followers. It also updates at 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10000.

If you need help getting followers try this link:

How to Get Followers

Views Accolade

This accolade is awarded to you whenever you get a large amount of visits to your hubs. It is first achieved when you reach 1000 total page views with all of your hubs combined. This accolade updates at 10000, 100000, 1000000, 10000000, and 100000000.

If you need help getting traffic try these links:

How to get more traffic using Twitter

General Ways to Get More Traffic

More Tips on Getting Traffic

Questions Accolade

This accolade is achieved by getting a certain number of answers to questions that you post in the Hubpage Answers section. It may have a "Q" for questions, but you could ask hundreds of questions and if nobody ever answers them, you will not get this accolade. You first get this after getting 50 answer to your questions. It will update after you get 100, 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10000.

Answers Accolade

This accolade can be earned by answering other hubbers' questions in the Hubpages Answer section. You first earn this badge by answering 10 questions. Your accolade will update at 50, 100, 300, 500, and 1000 answers.

Popularity Accolade

This accolade can only be earned over time and by socializing with other hubbers. It is likely that you will earn the badge if other hubbers quickly strike up conversations with you in the comments after your hubs.

Discussions Accolade

This accolade can be earned by having conversations or discussions with other commentators on your hubs. To earn this you will need very interesting or controversial topics in some of your hubs. Also, if your hubs tend to have long back and forth comment strings between hubbers, then you have a good chance of getting this badge.

Comments Accolade

This accolade can be earned by taking the time to reader others' hubs. You must leave insightful and meaningful comments that are a little bit more detailed than "great hub!". If you spend time reading and leaving thoughtful comments on other hubs, then you are likely to receive this accolade.

Community Accolade

This accolade is awarded to those who help out the Hubpages community as a whole by helping new users in the forums or by reporting unsatisfactory content to moderators.  A quick way to try to earn the badge is by hub hopping. To hub hop, just read the hub that appears, vote it up, vote it down, comment, or flag it. If you think the hub is against hubpages rules or is very low quality, you can flag it, and the moderators will review it. When you are finished looking at a hub, just click the "hop" button and you will be given another recently published hub to view.

Engaging Writer Accolade

This accolade is awarded to hubbers who are great writers that can easily express what they have to say in an interesting way. If you have written many hubs that people are interested in enough to read from start to finish then you have a good chance of earning this accolade.

Here are some content writing tips to get you started

Great Commenter Accolade

This accolade is awarded to hubbers who leave insightful comments on other people's hubs and respond to the comments that others leave on their hubs. Be sure to avoid leaving one-word comments such as "cool" and try to reply to the comments that people leave on your hubs. This accolade has 8 different levels. When you first earn it, you become a Level I Commenter (Roman Numeral). But you can increase it over time to Level VIII.

Once you begin to earn the accolades you will begin to feel more respect from the hubpages community, and there is also a good chance you will get more followers. Thank you for taking the time to actually read this hub, and good luck trying to get all of the accolades.


Some of the accolades can be lost again after they are earned. The community, engaging writer, popularity, discussions, and comments accolades can all be lost if you do not keep up your level of effort toward each of these. For example, if you work hard hub hopping to earn the community accolade and then stop once your receive it, you may lose that accolade from your profile after a month or two.


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    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 2 years ago from State of Confussion

      It's nice to have goals and now a little better way to know how to get there.

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      Seraph 2 years ago from Canada

      Well I headed off to the Goggle search engine to look this up and you were in that list! I have been reading up on how to improve myself on the site, I have to admit I am a little withdrawn or disconnected, I have loved reading online and not interacting, so I guess ti is time for me to evolve! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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      Rodric Johnson 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I liked this hub. I usually avoid these types of hubs because I have read so many generic ones that have not taught me anything new, but this one did. I did not know we could loose accolade awards. That explains why when I went away for a few months my profile seemed to be lacking. Voted up!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Appreciate the information being new here. Thanks

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      Jeffrey Maskel 4 years ago from Boulder, CO

      Thank you for this summary. I was in the dark on a couple of the accolades and you made them much easier to understand. I will bookmark your page for future reference and I'm sure I'll need it again. Good work. Thank you again.

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      Holly Mackenzie Cupp 4 years ago from United States

      This hub was very useful. I like working my way toward earning things and today I realized I have accolades so I thought I'd look up how I can earn more. Accolades are a great way to motivate me to update my hubpages profile more often. Thanks for breaking it down.

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      Eva Berlin 4 years ago

      Waw, thanks for the information. I've been wondering what the badges are about. This article clears up my confusion.

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      Danielle Cherise Norris 4 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Thank you for breaking this down in a list. i wasn't sure what Accolades were or how to get them. I have 3 now, but I wasn't quite sure how I earned them. I'm excited to earn more! Thanks for teaching me how.

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      Great list explaining the accolade meanings and progressions for newbies! I finally hit 1000 views two days ago, so am waiting for my accolade to appear. It is definitely motivating to see those little badges!

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      Petite Hubpages Fanatic 4 years ago from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

      Thanks for the precise, to the point, yet useful information. Wonderful hub with great points about hub page accolades!

      And thanks for the 'Attention' part. I think very few hubbers might be aware of that! I did not know that one may lose the gained accolades.

      Cheers! Happy hubbing!

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      Jenna Estefan 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      This was helpful, thank you!

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      OMGosh this was so useful!! I was thinking like "what are the increments for these awards?" You hit the nail on the head! Great job BigDog!


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      houseofjcjee 5 years ago from Philippines

      I found great tips on this article. I have been on Hubpages for 3 months now and I only have a few hubs and followers. I think I will be writing and visiting other hubs more often so that I can get more accolades. I want to see how it will affect my pages. I noticed that you provided the numbers how we can earn accolades; however, I cannot find the number of comments I need to make so that I can increase my Commenter Level. Do you have the information? Thanks for sharing!

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      ashleybunn 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Since I'm a newbie still learning the ins and outs of hubpages, this was very informative. Thank you for taking the time to write this!

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      philip lee hewitson 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan, USA

      Very interesting I had no idea you could be given so many accolades

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      Miche Wro 5 years ago

      Interesting! Although I have earned a few of these, I wanted to know about each one. You explained it perfectly in your hub. I can refer back to this hub if ever in doubt. Thanks for writing this!

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      AtlasSue 5 years ago

      Very good Hub! I was just wondering how it would be possible to get more Accolades and at what point you get them for completing certain actions and this Hub certainly answered any question I had! Thank you for this post; I have tweeted about it and will follow you.

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      mindofjulie 5 years ago from Durant, OK

      Good information to know. Ready to go and continually transform my HPs for the well being of others for a mentally enhancing experience. Also a bit of fun as well! ^.^

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      Eric Calderwood 5 years ago from USA

      I've been trying to find out how the questions accolade worked. Now I know. Glad I found your hub!

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      rlsoden4 5 years ago

      I recently earned the engaging writer accolade and had never heard of it. Came here to see what it was all about. Thanks so much for the information. I'll make sure not to lose my new award!

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Wow! This is very interesting and informative. Yes, accolades are always good to have. Thanks for your "Attention" note, it will be helpful. Once again thanks and voted up :)

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      louromano 5 years ago

      Amazing. hmmm. informative for me.

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      Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for this hub, I'm new to this and had no idea what the red speech bubble was beside my profile. What a wonderful surprise and thanks to your info I'm motivated to try for more.

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      Java Programs 5 years ago from India

      Hi bigdogacb,

      I am very much new to hubpages and I am very excited about how hubpage works. Reading your article about the accolades is making me excited to work hard to get them .... Thanks for such wonderful post ... I will be looking for more of such hubs from you about hubpages ...... Thanks

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      stacyjwx 5 years ago from MA

      This was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to know more about accolades. Your descriptions are detailed enough to help me understand exactly what I need to do to earn more accolades, and your links are great. Thanks for the information!

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      Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      This is a very complete review of all the accolades Hubbers can get. I enjoyed comparing to what I now have. I'm always looking for important topics to discuss at our Local HubMeet and I plan to show your hub to our members at the next meeting. They will find it very worthwhile.

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      TechTrendy 5 years ago

      I knew how to achieve some of these but others left me wondering. Thanks for clearing up the details.

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      H C Palting 5 years ago from East Coast

      I had seen the badges and kept wondering what they were until I couldn't take it anymore and found your article. Very useful.

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      Cardia 5 years ago from Barbados.

      Very useful! I'm relatively new on Hubpages, and I was so excited when I earned my first Accolade (a Level I Commenter) When you earn your first one, you automatically begin to work towards the next one!

      This Hub gave lots of good information on what criteria you need to meet in order to get an Accolade.

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      bigdogacb 5 years ago from United States

      thanks again everyone for commenting! I'm glad to know that the hub has helped all of you

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      missbritt08 5 years ago

      Thank you! You answered all of my questions in one place.

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      Dawit T 5 years ago from Denmark

      Just what I needed. Quick, simple and very informative. Good job on this one, it even deserves "the worthy" bookmarklet.

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      bradybynum1 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for the info! I'm very new to hubpages and it's great to have goals, though somewhat unnecessary, to strive for. Even more so it's great to have hubbers willing to share the nuances of the site. Thanks!

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      Lapse 5 years ago from East Coast Rules

      Thanks for the info. The one posted by HubPages that I looked at didn't give the benchmarks for the statistically awarded accolades like you have here.

      Question: Who awards the more subjective accolades? Does a moderator monitor activity looking for deserving hubbers?

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      katinaferguson 5 years ago

      Question. How long does it take for accolades to show? I hit 1000 views last night (got more now) and I don't see the accolade on my profile.

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      Tia Maria 5 years ago

      This has been very informative, it's great to have goals to work towards.

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      samtenabray 5 years ago from uk

      Great information, i understood what the accolades were, now i know what i need to complete to attain those accolades.

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      NiaG 6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Great hub! I was curious about the different types of accolades and when you could receive each one.

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      AmyRainbow 6 years ago

      Brilliant! I don't have any yet but this has really helped me out, thanks to you I reckon I can easy get a few accolades for myself! Thank you!!

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      Kim Harris 6 years ago

      Thanks bigdogacb. I just got the 500 followers accolade and was wondering how often an accolade for page views is given. I like how you set up this hub and how clearly written it is:)

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      writing4action 6 years ago

      I am looking forward to reach the 10.000 hubs accolade!

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      Rachelle Williams 6 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      This was an excellent read, and now I know all about accolades on HubPages. Thank you so much for expanding my knowledge about the site. Voted Up

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      TheMonk 6 years ago from Brazil

      Thank you! This is just what I needed. I love collecting things! :D lol

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      eatlikenoone 6 years ago from Saline, MI

      Thank, the information was very helpful. Now I have better understanding of how the accolades work.

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      mdshahalam03 6 years ago from Mymensing, Bangladesh

      hmmm. informative for me.

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks everyone for commenting! and to Mammas7, I completely agree with you, I was a little shocked after my community accolade disappeared one day, but I knew I had been slacking on using the hub hopper so I started hopping again and got it back

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      Kevin J Timothy 6 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Man, this is excellent! The accolades is one of the last things I have learned about this great community. I will surely favorite this hub so that newcomers can see for themselves. Thanks a lot!

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      MPChris 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Great post. Do the accolades possibly affect our Hubscore, or any other mechanics within the HP system?

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      Mammas7 6 years ago from Office

      This has been fun, however, I don't think once you have earned an accolade, it can be taken away. We have worked hard to earn it. We need a vote on this. Thanks for listening.

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      ArtVandelay66 6 years ago

      I didn't know much at all about these Accolades on Hubpages. There are many more than I expected. Thanks for all the information and guidance!

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the comment! and I would hope and guess that someone on the hubpages staff decides whether we get those types of accolades, but I am not sure.

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      LennyP 6 years ago from Iowa

      Do some of the accolades that do not have a number associated with them, such as engaging writer, have to be given by someone or are they somehow assigned automatically?

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      wpexplorer 6 years ago from USA

      Very useful. thanks!

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      luckycharmz 6 years ago from Washington

      I'm new to hubpages, and you just answered my questions about accolades. Thanks.

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 6 years ago from Dehradun

      I really like the accolades and would like to have all of them. Thanx a lot for explaining the stuff.

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      visitmaniac 6 years ago

      I just found these when I logged on here after months. It was nice being able to do a search and find the information I was looking for. Thank you for the valuable hub

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks for commenting barbergirl28, I'm glad I could help you set a goal, and I'll help you out by following you!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great information on the accolades. As I read this I kept thinking how many accolades I have and what is my next goal... I guess I am going to set my next goal to have 100 followers! Sweet! Off to work on that one! :)

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks for commenting everyone!

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      saintodd 6 years ago from Suffolk, VA

      Perfect. Exactly the answers I was looking for. Well done.

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      Silver Fish 6 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      Thanks, a really useful explanation.

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Great information...I wanted to know more abou accolades and now I know. Awesome.

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks for reading, sumitparihar and cloudy_cool. and thanks again for taking the time to comment. I'm happy that my hub helped you out

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      cloudy_cool 6 years ago from London, UK

      Just the type of information I was looking for! Thanks for sharing.

      I just got my first allocade for '10 Answers' and was quite taken by surprise! That's when I started to research on this topic. i'm going to bookmark this hub for future reference.

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      sumitparihar 6 years ago

      thanks for this information i was searching for this.......

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks kimbles and instantlyfamily, I'm glad to help

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      instantlyfamily 6 years ago

      This is a very helpful article. Thanks!

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      kimbles 6 years ago from The World

      Thanks for the explanation, I have just received my first two within hours of each other and I wondered what they were. A quick hubpage search and I found you ;)

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks for the comments!

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      GlstngRosePetals 6 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Wow thanks for the info I was wondering how you get accolades and now I know you earn them and they post automatically. Thanks Alot!!!

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      Suzanne Day 6 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Useful information - thanks for sharing!

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      bigdogacb 6 years ago from United States

      thanks everyone for reading my hub, I'm glad to see that people are appreciating my writing and thanks for taking the time to comment lilmissbookworn, chinemeremz, and anthonyhopkin

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      anthonyhopkin 6 years ago

      I'm searching for this information for some time..finally i got it...thank you..

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      chinemeremz 6 years ago

      Short but very witty and powerful.

      Never get to read Hubs that are concise but very resourceful like this one.

      The beauty of this explanation on the hub accolades thing will help budding writers to increase their hub efforts especially in creating useful and info packed hubs like this one.

      Thanks for taking your time to compile this, and a hundred more thanks for sharing

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      lilmissbookworm 6 years ago

      This has helped me understand how to get popularity on the site after all we need it to make our pennies don't we ... thankyou for the tips on how to get these awards.

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      Very good piece of writing.

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      bigdogacb 7 years ago from United States

      Yes Thunder, they can take time to show up, but they will. Thanks colonial, welcome to Hubpages and good luck!

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      colonial82 7 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you so much for explaining this to a newbie. I just joined last week :)

      Have a great day :)

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      Thunder Vixen 7 years ago from The Heart of California

      Does it take time for them to show upon your page?

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      triosol 7 years ago

      This will helped me to understand about hubpages completely. Thanks for sharing information.

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      bigdogacb 7 years ago from United States

      you are very welcome!

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      Marliza Gunter 7 years ago from South Africa

      This helped me understand a whole lot more about hubpages.. thanks.. :)

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      bigdogacb 7 years ago from United States

      Thanks so much for the comment! I'm glad I could help you out.

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      The Power Glider 7 years ago from Southeast Idaho

      Nice information. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Something here that can help you set and reach for goals. Love it! Thank you for sharing this information with us. Have a great one!