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How Hubscore Works

Updated on December 4, 2016

All this information is available around HubPages, in the FAQ or in some cases discussed further in the forum. But rather than send you off on a wild goose chase to find it all I've collated the information to present it here as an easy to find resource.

Please note: This is not an official hub, but it does have quotes and statements by HubPages staff.

What's a HubScore?

We use this to determine the quality of individual Hubs, much like Google ranks popular pages. Many factors contribute to our rating scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being our top score. A HubScore is used to determine your Status.

How is HubScore computed?

HubScore takes into account a number of factors, and will vary quite a bit from the time a Hub is published as data about its performance continues to stream in. The most important HubScore components that you should be concerned with include:
  • Amount of traffic, including percentage from sources other than HubPages
  • The length of the Hub (the more unique writing, generally, the better)
  • The uniqueness of content (copying content already available on the Web will be penalized)
  • The number of thumbs-up votes from unique users
  • The overall quality of the Hubber (author HubScore and Status)

We reserve the right to change the factors used to assess a Hub’s HubScore as we continue to determine those that measure a great Hub.

The bottom line is if you write original, useful content, your HubScores will reflect the quality and work you've put into them.


Traffic affects HubScore

This will give you rough idea of what different HubScores mean in terms of percentile rank across all published hubs. I've also included approximate traffic numbers for hubs in some of the ranges. Traffic is just one of many factors that go into HubScore, but it should give you an idea of the ballpark to shoot for to achieve various levels.

  • 96-100 - 99.9 percentile (3000 page views a month)
  • 91-95 - 99.3 percentile (2200 page views a month)
  • 86-90 - 97.7 percentile (1300 page views a month)
  • 81-85 - 94th percentile (900 page views a month)
  • 76-80 - 88th percentile (90 page views a month)
  • 71-75 - 78th percentile (30 page views a month)
  • 66-70 - 65th percentile
  • 61-65 - 48th percentile
  • 56-60 - 31st percentile
  • 51-55 - 20th percentile


Duplication and Plagiarism

There seems to be some confusion, especially in the community here at HubPages, as to what duplication really is.

Find out the differences and how they can effect you as a HubPages Author.

Read more.

Originality affects HubScore

I'm pleased to announce a new factor that goes into assigning Hubscores. Hubs which largely contain content that can be found elsewhere on the web are now penalized slightly. This should help make the Hubscores better reflect our desire for quality original content.

Some authors who have republished the same content on a bunch of sites will likely see a drop in their Hubscores. But our best authors should enjoy slight lift in their scores as a result of this change.


Overly Promotional is when there's a noticeable trend of linking to the same domain/s.

Being Overly Promotional affects HubScore

It is true that too many links to the same site or sites can affect your scores, both on one hub, or across all your hubs. We would prefer that hubs be unbiased and provide links to the best resources on the web. If your agenda is to promote other sites (especially sites of dubious value), unless you are very careful about it you will probably run across one or more of these: 1) your scores will be reduced and many or all of your links will be nofollow, 2) your hubs will be moderated as "overly promotional" and unpublished until repaired, 3) you will be identified as a problem author and all new hubs will have to be reviewed before being published, and finally 4) you will be permanently banned and all hubs unpublished.


Does someone duplicating my content affect my HubScore?

The number of duplicates must reach above a certain threshold before the duplicate penalty kicks in.

If your Hub's content continues to be copied and the dupe checker does assign a penalty (you'll know because it will say so in the top notification pane), then let HubPages know and they can issue an override, since they are 100% certain you are the owner.

However, it is in your best interest to make sure that copies don't start stealing your search traffic, so contact the site owner and request them to remove the copy since it was copied without your permission.


Hubber Score

Some of the things we look at when computing your author score, in no particular order:

  1. your participation in the HubPages community, such as: reading and commenting on other people's hubs; forum activity; flagging content violations; rating other people's hubs (thumbs up and down)
  2. total number of published hubs
  3. the hub scores of your published hubs
  4. the total traffic across all your published hubs
  5. how recently you've published
  6. your fans


Not exactly about HubScore but worth mentioning...

Authors Status

How does HubPages determine an author's Status?

Your Status is determined by a combination of your HubScore and the number of Hubs you’ve created. This system is very important, because it’s our way of ranking the quality of your Hubs, and it ultimately helps us weed out spammers. Look at the chart below. Your Status is designated by the various names in the chart, i.e. “Hall of Fame”, “Rookie”, “Spammer”, etc.

# of Hubs     0-24     25-29       30-74      75-100
400 or more   Stop     Prolific    Elite      Hall of Fame
100 or more   Spammer  Producer    Very Good  All Star
20 or more    Rookie   Experienced Good       Expert
19 or fewer   Novice   Junior      Average    Prodigy

Note that simply publishing a lot of Hubs won’t boost your Status. This is to prevent spammers from simply dumping loads of content on HubPages. Spammers tend to pack content full of keywords just to drive traffic to their site. Our HubScore algorithm alerts us to these people, and we automatically lower their HubScore (Note the designation on the chart below labeled “Stop” and “Spammer”, and the corresponding low HubScore.)

To boost your HubScore, your content must be original and useful. A lot of high HubScore Hubs will lead to a higher Status. And if you have a high Status, HubPages will help drive more traffic to your site. High-Status Hubbers bring great value to the Internet community. They reflect well on HubPages, and will be rewarded for their efforts.


Sometimes there's a slight shifting in HubScores for your hubs. Like a boat sitting on the water bobbing up and down. There is a reason for it...

Fluctuating HubScores

One small factor is intentionally assigned completely at random in order to induce some fluctuation into the score. We want the scores to move a little. We also don't publicize every single component of the score, since we don't want to make it easier for or to encourage people to try "game" the system.


Lagging HubScore

Don't get too hung up on HubScore for Hubs that are published within the day or so. HubScores can be on the low end until meaningful data starts to stream in and get computed along with all the other Hubs in the system. We have so many Hubs (over 80,000 at this point) that the computing load has become tremendous and computations for each HubScore aren't instantaneous - there can be a lag.


Do deleted or unpublished hubs lower my HubScore?

Hubs that are not published do not affect your HubScore.


Hubscores are recalculated frequently, and the past score has no effect on the new score. So, I wouldn't worry about low scores on unpublished hubs. Soon after you publish them they will have a new score assigned.


Low HubScore Consequences

When the Hubber score (AuthorScore) is below 75 all links in all hubs by the author will have nofollow applied (which means no, or very little benefit in search engine rankings).


We've recently taken the step of applying NOFOLLOW to the links in hubs that have a HubScore below 50*, and to all the hubs of authors with an author score below 75. This negates most of the SEO value of the link. Getting to 40 and 75 isn't too difficult but it requires some participation, and gives us time to ferret out the deviants before they gain much from their behavior.


* The HubScore threshold used to be 50, but it's now 40.  The user score threshold remains at 75.


Linking too many times to the same site

1. One link or two to domains that have been heavily "abused" by other Hubbers (like, in the context of plenty of other "good" links, will not have an effect. However, repeatedly using tinyurl across your Hubs, again and again, will.

2. Links to will not hurt your HubScore.

3. You are allowed to publish Hubs with up to 2 links to the same domain. However, you might get a penalty applied to your (published) Hubs if you repeatedly link to that domain across many/all of your Hubs. So: allowed, but HubScore penalized.


How do I improve my HubScore?

This question is often asked in the forum.

My only suggestion is that you write original articles filled with useful information.

If Search Engines index it and rank it highly you will have a quality source of traffic like no other.

Promote it online, and if it warrants it, offline. It depends entirely on the topic and the audience. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for promoting webpages.

The HubScore is a reflection of the success that your hub has accomplished, it is not a step towards success. HubScores fluctuate, so don't hitch your emotions to the numbers on your hub. If you enjoy hubbing then go and research and write content for another one!

Someone figured out the Hubscore algorithm!


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  • MrMarmalade profile image

    MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

    A lot of valuable information,

    I often wonder about your rating system.

    Now I know, perhaops no more wondering.

    Thank you

  • Misha profile image

    Misha 9 years ago from DC Area

    Excellent compilation Darkside! Thank you!

  • C.M. Vanderlinden profile image

    C.M. Vanderlinden 9 years ago from Metro Detroit

    Very useful, Darkside. Thanks for putting it all together!

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    Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

    informative hub ... once again great hubpages how to guide.

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    sminut13 9 years ago from singapore

    very informative, i had no idea about the author status. hehe thanks so much.great hub

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    Prince Maak 9 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

    This is one of the best HUBS. Excellent.

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    Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

    It sure cleared up some of my questions..Good job..Glad we have so many deversified hubbers on board. I learn something each time I am on here...which is everyday....G-Ma ;o)

  • VioletSun profile image

    VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

    Excellent information as I was wondering why my Hubscores go up and down, sometimes within the day.

  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Darkside! Great HUB! Thank you for putting all this information together. Many of my question answered in one quick swoop.

    Excellent, Thanks regards Zsuzsy

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    ysdata 9 years ago from Dover, Delaware

    Thanks, Great information and a great resource.

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    premsingh 9 years ago

    Good compilation with perfect analysis.However, I'vw to make comments on Thumbs up and down. I realized that some of the hubbers intentionally rate a hub with a thumb down. This happens when two hubs are on same topic or celebrity by different hubbers. It is, perhaps done by the hubbers to promote their own hub. One of my hub has average 35 daily hits and someone rated it with a thumb down. In my opinion, thumb up and thumb downs should not be considered by the hub staff in deciding a hub score. This is really injustice with hubber.

  • compu-smart profile image

    compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

    Great hub for a question everyone needs and wants to know;)

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    helenathegreat 9 years ago from Manhattan

    Thanks for compiling all of this for us. Great hub!!

  • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

    Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

    This is really a thorough and comprehensive piece that explains HubScores very clearly and logically. I like it a lot!

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    Iðunn 9 years ago

    pretty much what everyone said - useful and clear Hub. :)

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    Jerrico Usher 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

    very nice.. well written and informative..

  • The Health Lady profile image

    The Health Lady 9 years ago

    You have answered many of my questions and it's so nice to have it all on one page. You did an excellent job.

    Now can you explain to me how to set my VCR? LOL

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    Marcie Geffner 9 years ago

    Helpful information and well-presented. Thank you.

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    TomRober 9 years ago from Glendale, AZ

    I found this useful. Thanks for the info!

  • William F. Torpey profile image

    William F Torpey 9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

    Excellent as always, darkside. My only question is: In what way does HubPages help drive traffic to the sites of hubbers whose scores are high and have "high status"?

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    ChristineRitter 9 years ago from Ohio

    Thanks. Very useful info ! I have been wondering about my score.

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    wildstuff 9 years ago

    Excellent. Thanks. Was wondering why my Hubscores were dropping.

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    AuraGem 9 years ago from Victoria, Australia

    I can only create some more echoes! A great read! I just have one question! If you include video links and quotes from other sources, (all acknowledged of course) does that affect your status?

    Smiles and Light

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    Mr Torpey!

    I believe the extra exposure on the frontpage, hottest hubs and best hubs will get some additional readers who are just cruising for a good time.

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    AuraGem, appropriate links and excerpts from other sources shouldn't hurt. Indeed a search engine may look upon it favorably. However their wonderful alogrithms work they could calculate that the quote is within the context of the rest of the content, and the link could be to a site that they have already acknowledged as an authority. Increased prescence in search engines and higher ranking will attract more visitors. And that in turn would increase a hubs hubscore.

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    Panic 39 9 years ago

    This answered a lot of questions for me. Thank you so much.

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    caspar 9 years ago from UK

    Thanks Darkside - very useful information and it's nice to see it presented all in one place.

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    angels77 9 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

    Thanks for the detailed info on HubScores

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    Debt Free Project 9 years ago from U.S. and Parts of Canada

    Great Information. As a new hubber, this is very useful information.

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    melina1987 9 years ago from china

    quite useful to me ! thanks !

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    Masterman535 9 years ago from United States

    Very cool!

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    Chatterbox 9 years ago from New York City

    Very informative Hub. I was very curious about the HubScores, now my questions have been answered before I've even asked them.


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    Bonnie Ramsey 9 years ago from United States

    Excellent info! I am curious, though as I have a few hubs that I published that I have widely published on the internet before I realized they may hurt my score. Would it help my overal score and status to delete these hubs? Mostly, I mean the ones with hub ratings below 60 that were so widely published before.

    Thanks for all this info! It sure answered a lot of my questions!

    Bonnie Ramsey

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    Bonnie, rejig the content!

    Do a rewrite. Edit it. Be vicious. Make it better. Maybe even make it different. Use your original article as the basis of a new one. It's surprisingly easy once you get started.

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    JR 9 years ago from California

    Thanks for the Hub! It is helpful to have a simple explanation of the scores - not all sites are willing to break it down in detail.

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    tagtopics 9 years ago

    Useful way of providing useful 'smallprint' in an informative manner, thanks

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    Inspirepub 9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    Very useful, I have been back several times!

    I have also linked to you from my Hub on Online Marketing Using Social Sites. This is just vital information, and well compiled here.



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    Maria Slaby 9 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Thank you for a great summary article.

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    TomRober 9 years ago from Glendale, AZ

    Came back to it today, to review something I couldn't remember. Found it without any problem. Thanks again. Valuable info.

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    jjpmarketing 9 years ago from Louisville, KY

    Awesome job on explaining that stuff in detail Thumbs up for that. I am also going to direct people from wealthy affiliate to this hub. When I first joined, I didn't think I was going to like it all that much. It seemed kind of strict. It almost seemed like I couldn't promote anything on this site. But since I have gotten used to it and see some of the potential in it, I am really liking it. I have never been big on adsense, but I think hubpages is where I'll make money on that. In addition to qassia of course. :-) Either way I'm getting the word out about this hubpage. Awesome job.

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    Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

    Thank you Darkside. Its so great to have all the info in one central location! Very useful! Steph

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    Peter M. Lopez 9 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

    Great info darkside.

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    belief713 9 years ago from NJ

    thanks for sharing this...

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    kashifmahmood 9 years ago from Web

    Very useful compilation .Nice work !

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    ohohdon 9 years ago from Yakima

    What you've described in this hub seems to me to be a good description of responsible membership characteristics for any social media site. All too often, people will attempt to take advantage of the benefits of a site without adding any value. I'm glad that HubPages eliminates this opportunity for this particular group of people.

  • belief713 profile image

    belief713 9 years ago from NJ

    You may want to add "hub" and "score" as tags. I found this page the other day and couldn't find it again until I thought of looking for it as one word...thanks again.

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    Garry Nelson 9 years ago from Hawaii


    Thank you this has helped me a great deal. I wish I had more to add but I'm new.

    Garry Nelson

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    netbuilder 9 years ago

    thank You for gathering all this information in one place, and saving me valuable time. Your article was just what I was looking for, but interestingly enough in my travels I found several very good hubs, including yours.

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    netbuilder 9 years ago

    I do have one other issue with Hub ratings. Next to a Hub title there is a number in bold type, to the right in the profile area there is a score notation. These number are similar, but different. Which is the rating, and what does the other mean? Thanks, just trying to figure it all out.

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    One is the score of the hub, the other is the Author Score.

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    KeithB 9 years ago from Denver, CO

    Thanks for providing this information. It went a long way in helping me to understand the scoring process.

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    tommiller 9 years ago

    Good info.

    The part about he coying websites is good because it will let those copyiers out there know we won't accecpt it any more.

    Best Wishes,

    Tom Miller

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    excellasys 9 years ago

    This was indeed helpful. Thx

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    Redstorm 9 years ago from Norfolk UK

    Thanks for this info. Good work

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    Sean Fullmer 9 years ago from California

    Thanks, Darksider; this was something I've been trying to better understand.

  • ColeMartin profile image

    ColeMartin 9 years ago from Orange County, CA

    Thank you for this information. As a new Hubber, I found it very helpful and it helped me to identify some direction.

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    bobw 9 years ago from Laurel, DE

    I see why you have a 97! Excellent hub page!

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    bobw, the Hubscore fluctuates. But it looks like it's staying firmly in the 90's.

    The other day it was 100. Funnily enough, my first ever hub to do so.

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    jpiersol 9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Excellent hub! Thank you for the very detailed and helpful information.

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    Law Guy 9 years ago from Durango, CO

    From a newbie here...Great compilation of info. Thank you.

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    Cinda 9 years ago from Malaysia

    Very good compilation hub. Fruitful info! gREAT JOB!

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    Evelyne Draper 9 years ago

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was confused about the scoring. But not anymore. Very informative. Thanks.

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    Michael Noone 9 years ago from Thailand

    Great information. Have you carried out any tests to improve your hubscores ?

  • ColeMartin profile image

    ColeMartin 9 years ago from Orange County, CA

    As a newbie..very helpful Thank you

  • Olive S. profile image

    Olive S. 9 years ago

    Thank you so much Darkside! This has helped me.

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    PCaholicDotCom 9 years ago from USA

    Great info on Hub Scores... I didn't know your total number of traffic sources affected your score... interesting! ~ Peter

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    Sheila Martin 9 years ago

    darkside ... did you used to be a tech writer?

    Your hubs are written from the point of view of the user (rather than the programmer). Excellent!

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    Sheila, while I had no credentials, I have taught in the past. And I've had to deal with people who are techno-phobes. Often having to be the go-between with a tech genius on one side and a computer illiterate on the other. Translating from one to the other, and back and forth. It actually goes both ways, often the computer illiterate are quite clever but explain it in a way that the tech genius does not understand. So it's a bit of dumbing down and also a bit of smarting up.

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    MarcNorris 9 years ago from Canada

    Thanks for the explanation - it is sure easier to read in one place than try to find the answers all over. Since I am new to this, it explains a lot.

    Thanks again!

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    Dorsi Diaz 9 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thanks again for good information. I look forward to getting to know you here at the Hub!

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    Bonnie Ramsey 9 years ago from United States

    After reading this, I looked over my stats and it seems that the only ones below 60 are the ones that have had under 20 visits. It doesn'e seem that the duplication hit that hard ( I guess because it is my original work) as most of the low scores are not the articles I had published previously. I guess these are just destined to be my lonely hubs LOL.


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    Lexi Sundell 9 years ago

    A big thank you from a newbie!

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    Alexa V 9 years ago

    Very helpful! Now I can stop muttering to myself, "What the heck are those numbers?"

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    imiconcepts 9 years ago

    It is a good work by darkside.I have achieved prodigy status in 2 days, is it good?

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    jboland 9 years ago from Chico, CA

    Yes, thank you for this info. I was wondering how this worked and you gave a lot of insight. Thanks again.

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    archturn 9 years ago

    Thanks for the info. I wondered how this all worked.

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    Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    I am simply AMAZED!!!

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    AndyBaker 9 years ago from UK

    Having just entered the world of Hubs I found this Hub very helpful. I tried searching Google and the forums but didn't turn up much.

    Thanks for wirting this :-)

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    Encourager 9 years ago from Cotswolds, UK

    THank you for very good information. Cleared up a few questions.


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    Kathleen Lewis 9 years ago from Southern Michigan

    Love this Hub! Although I have read the FAQ's provided by HubPages, for some reason this particular hub sticks with me better. Perhaps you can write a hub on how to create those bookmarked links you have in your Table of Contents section??? Oh wait...maybe you did...I'll read your "Capsules" hub. Thanks!

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    goldendragon 9 years ago from USA

    Thank you for the good information. It clears some of questions regarding hub scores.

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    Hi lewgard, the Table of Contents is covered in this hub:

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    2patricias 9 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

    Really useful information. Thanks

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    grumpyjacksa 9 years ago from south africa

    Now this is something I really need to know .

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    Ben 9 years ago from UK

    You're no garkside, but lightside.

    Brillinat presentation and very insightful.

    Well done! Darkside.

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    safetyfirst 9 years ago

    Thanks for all of the useful info, Darkside. So basically, everyone begins with nofollow links until they prove themselves? I guess that makes sense.

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    Glen 9 years ago from Australia

    safetyfirst, yes. But it doesn't take long for a person to prove themselves. A day or two for a brand new hubber to get over 75, and after that it'd take just a few hours for each new article to maintain a 50+ hubscore.

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    Gadzooks 9 years ago from United Kingdom

    Fantastic, I am new to HP and was wondering how this worked, and now I know... thanks a lot!

  • safetyfirst profile image

    safetyfirst 9 years ago

    Thanks darkside. I'm already seeing that. I'm not entirely sure how it all works, but I think I have a handle on it.

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    stevemark122000 9 years ago from Southern California

    Great Information! I did have several questions about this topic but you have answered them all. Thanks

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    myi4u 9 years ago from United Kingdom

    very clear information. i believe that this hub has answered a lot of questions regarding hubpages. well done.

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    tinyteddy 9 years ago from INDIA

    very nice piece of information

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    solarshingles 9 years ago from london

    It is a real pleasure to read something so condensed and comprehensive, as well.

    I know so much more about hub pages, now. Thank you!

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    LondonDuchess 9 years ago from Farnborough, Hampshire, England

    Thank you Darkside - I have found this so useful

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    mikeking 9 years ago

    Excellent resource for new comer.

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    joblot 9 years ago from Ringwood

    Great Hub - lots of useful info packed into this one area! I'm pretty new around here and all the info on hubscore I can get the better! Thanks, Dan.

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    FinancePortal 9 years ago from UK

    Wow, this is really interesting. I had no idea how it all worked, nor what Hubber score meant or how it was calculated.

    Thanks for this!

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    ngureco 9 years ago

    You have done a neat job for the other hubbers out here. Does the score count on the number of traffic you bring to hubpages (not necessarily to your own hubs)?

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    bluerabbit 9 years ago

    Thanks! This is a great introduction to this system. It answered many of my questions.

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    lily smith 9 years ago from Scottsville, VA

    That answered a lot of my questions. Thank you!

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    Buckethead_777 9 years ago from Pennsylvania

    This is probably the most useful hub I have read so far. Thanks a lot.

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    Eric Graudins 9 years ago from Australia

    Thanks for this comprehensive information.

    I've just joined hubpages, and was wondering how the numbers worked.

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    flower_delivery 9 years ago

    Definitely a hub that should be in the FAQs

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    Cailin Gallagher 9 years ago from New England

    Thank you Darkside. I'm a new member and found your page very informative.

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    blissnow 9 years ago from Byron Bay Australia

    I just joined hubpages and wondered about the score and how Icould increase my hub activity. An exellant article.

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    stevoe 9 years ago

    just what i was looking for. very informatibe to the hubpages newbie

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    drummer boy 9 years ago from Kirksville,MO

    This was very helpful and answered a bunch of questions that I have. Thanks for taking the time to explain. I am looking forward to reading more of your hubs in the future. Thumbs Up

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    CarpetDiem 9 years ago from Southern California

    Hi darkside, Nice hub explaining how scores are calculated (and how to get a better score - work harder!). I found hubpages a few weeks ago and just posted my first hub. I am very impressed by how user friendly hubpages is, and also by how much thought went into the ranking system (and how fair it is). I can see that this could get addicting...

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    NateRider 9 years ago from Missouri

    Nice Hub darkside!

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    Hannah Druckman 9 years ago from East Coast

    Thanks for putting this info together! It's fascinating how many factors go into a score...and good to know that everything is considered so carefully.

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    esocial 9 years ago from California

    Wondered about this and had no idea there was a hub on it, wow. Thanks!

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    Stooge 9 years ago

    Good one!!

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    misshardy 9 years ago

    Thank you for the info. Being a newbie on hubpages, this hub was a very informative read.

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    annaw 9 years ago from North Texas

    Thank you so much for the informative content.I am new to this arena and pursuing new avenues. The more I understand the better I will perform and greater will be the the rewards both personally and financially. Knowledge is power and I am never too old to learn.

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    rapmanual 9 years ago from Hubpage Island, Squidoo Land

    Newbie here, thanks for your info I really needed that

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    rapmanual 9 years ago from Hubpage Island, Squidoo Land

    Update: After a day of using your hub's info, my scores went up a lot, thanks :)

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    jedgrey 9 years ago from Texas

    As a former test engineer I had to write test procedures that anyone could follow regarless of their tech skill level. When writing for ISO standards I had to take into account those people for whom English was a second language. So I can appreciate your clarity and economy of vocabulary in your helpful topic. You cleared up a lot of mystery. I look forward to hearing more from you. From across the ocean, thanks again.

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    aidenofthetower 9 years ago

    I must admit that I have now read this hub several times, the first time when I first joined and was trying to figure out what in heavens name was going on. Thanks for all the great information and making it much easier to understand complicated things.

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    John 9 years ago

    Very well written, I enjoyed reading this article.

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    drummer boy 9 years ago from Kirksville,MO

    I went back and re read this and got even more out of it. Your are a true asset to the hub community. Thanks again.

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    rraut 9 years ago

    Thanks very much for such a thorough guide, I will look to improve all of my hubs.

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    danieltetreault 9 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

    This really helped me out, Darkside.Daniel Tetreault.

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    Rachel Ord 9 years ago from Palm Coast

    holy cow what a lot of info. I wish I had found this hub when I first started a few months ago. This is very helpful thanks!

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    terenceyap07 9 years ago from Singapore

    Thank you for the effort in consolidating all this useful information. Cheers.

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    misterpm 9 years ago from Netherlands

    Excellent! Now it is all clear to me..

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    Kami Dear 9 years ago from From the Heart!

    Well, all information is worthfull.



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    MammothList 9 years ago from USA

    great hub! Very informative and helpful for making effective hubs

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    hutchinsonm 9 years ago from Idaho

    Great Page - Thanks. Very useful information and I learned a few things about HubScore and AuthorScore.

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    balaji153 9 years ago from Chennai,India

    thank you.this helped me a lot to increase hub score!

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    Squimpleton 9 years ago from New York

    How come everytime I added (original) content to my hub I lost some score? Then when I published it I lost even more. Shouldn't I gain since I'm making an original and making sure it is detailed?

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    BaliMermaid 9 years ago from Ubud Bali

    Thank you Darkside for this information. It helps to have a summary all in one place.

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    decoratingideas 9 years ago

    just the information I was looking for as a new hubber - Thanks for summarizing it - saves the "running around" for info!

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    Karen N 9 years ago from United States

    Very useful article, Thanks..

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    John Tighe 8 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks Darkside,

    Thats Hubscores sorted for this new hubber, now I just have to figure out the other 9,897,934.00 things.

    All the best - John

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    childcen 8 years ago from New Zealand

    Very neatly formatted explanations. Thanks a lot. I am new to hubpages and this is an excellent resources for me. Well done!

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    grohde 8 years ago from Marietta, GA

    Wow! Excellent! This is EXTREMELY helpful! Thank you so much for putting this together. This has been insanely helpful. Much appreciation!

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    In Texas 8 years ago from Texas

    Thanks for bringing the information together!

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    trish1048 8 years ago

    Answered a lot of my questions, thanks so much!


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    Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

    Great. Lots of my "newbie" questions answered. Thanks!

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    hot dorkage 8 years ago from Oregon, USA

    Yes I would also like answer to Mr Torey question.

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    knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina

    Very useful, thanks!

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    Glen 8 years ago from Australia

    In what way does HubPages help drive traffic to the sites of hubbers whose scores are high and have "high status"?

    You have more chances of exposure. A high scoring hub can be featured on the frontpage and Hot Hub. These pages do attract traffic on their own.

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    Ananta65 8 years ago

    Good work indeed. Thank you for sharing your research. Thumbs up.

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    webllinks 8 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks. Great explanation.

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    redpony 8 years ago from PA

    Very, very useful. I was about to make a HUGE mistake. But now I know better. Thank you.

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    jestone 8 years ago from America!

    Great info, Thanks!

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    Christina Lyles 8 years ago

    Wow! This is excellent information. I see now I have a lot of work to do inorder to get a great score on my first HubPage. I am new to this so you will see something from me soon!

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    mureksoy 8 years ago from Florida USA

    Excellent information! Thanks.

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    WHoArtNow 8 years ago from Leicester, UK

    Very helpful, will take some of this on board when writing my next Hub. Thanks a lot

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    gypsy10 8 years ago

    As a new hubber this has been a lot of help to me. Thankyou.

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    Sagelily 8 years ago

    Good information. Thanks for your research.

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    laflat7 8 years ago from localhost

    thanks. it is exactly what i need to know :)

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    Beaks 8 years ago from USA

    This is all good to know. I was starting to wonder if it was all kind of random.

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    Timothy C. Schewe 8 years ago from

    You've explained it so that even I can understand. Thanks

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    Imani Watson 8 years ago from New York City

    I am new to all of this so I really appreciate the information you've supplied here. Thanks a million.

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    SasseGuide 8 years ago from Reno, NV

    Thank you for the post I am new to this and found this page very helpful in explaining the ranking systems used here.

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    Pramod Suraparaju 8 years ago from Los Angeles, California

    Thanks Darkside for this valuable information.

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    easthana 8 years ago

    Hey, I'm a new hubber, thank you for the easy read, was very helpful.

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    dollnasian 8 years ago from Denver, CO

    Thanks for this info, it was really helpful for a new hubber.

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    Kate Downs 8 years ago from New England

    Thanks. I can see I have a lot of work to do if I want to be among the hubbing elite. Thanks for this thorough and informative writing.

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    white atlantic 8 years ago from INDIA

    good information

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks. Great hub. Lots of stuff I didn't know.

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    ForReal511 8 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Loved this. It helped clear some confusion up for me, since I'm a brand new Hubber. Much appreciated.

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    Marlene F. 8 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

    Thank you very much from a Hubpages newbie...I need this information!

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    Bruce Elkin 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

    THanks for this. It's a satisfying and useful explanation of hubscore and its elements. Much appreciated.

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    eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    Great information. Thank you for publishing this. I am always afraid of doing something wrong. This will help as a reference.

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    JEB 8 years ago from Mission, TX

    This piece helps to aswer some of the questions I have on how things work with Hubs. I printed it out for future reference. Thanks for the information.

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    godaddywebmaster 8 years ago from Sacramento, California

    Very well written and downright great hub. I just like most was probably wondering how it all worked. Thanks.

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    Marlene F. 8 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

    Great advice for new hubbers. Thank you!

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    Angie497 8 years ago

    I'm a new hubber, so this was a huge help - thank you!

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    Myron Tay 8 years ago from Singapore

    Much clearer than the official FAQ :)

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    ilovehubbing 8 years ago

    I hear being active on the website also helps

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    deestew 8 years ago from Kentucky

    This has been super helpful. Thanks.

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    ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

    Yes, great information..but a little vague on the same domain listed across many hubpages. what would the penalty be..tough to calcualte I guess.

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    belief713 8 years ago from NJ

    I was just wondering how you made the text clickable so that it automatically scrolled down to the right area...?

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    Bruce Elkin 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

    This is an excellent compilation of answers to questions I'd been wondering about. Thanks Darkside. Much appreciated!

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    Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

    Thanks for the information. I am very new to this, but I am finding it enjoyable! I have read a few of you pages and found each on very useful.

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    SiddSingh 8 years ago

    At the risk of sounding repititive, this is EXCELLENT information. Thanks for all the research. Thumbs up!

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    ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

    very good hub. great information

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    exodusms 8 years ago

    Great hub, I am new to hubpages and this gives me a great idea of how to become a better contributor.

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    Hub Love 8 years ago from United States

    Thanks this was just what I needed! cheers :)

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    397268 8 years ago

    Great to get all the info in one place.

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    Lachsoel 8 years ago from Herne

    CHeers that was a good read

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    LelahKimball 8 years ago from USA

    Thank you. I'm reading/have read about 9 Hub Score hubs and this is the one that has helped the most so far.

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    Shannon 8 years ago from New York

    Great hub! Also with a lot of detail that is very useful!

    Thanks for the great tips!

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    Satyam7 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thanks for this article. It has help answer some of my questions.

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    Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

    Plenty of information here to read and inwardly digest. Now I am beginning to understand ,this will improve my game ,Thanks ,am bookmarking this page.

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    Satyam7 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I enjoy your hub. I was wondering how this works. Thanks for some helpful information.

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    tonyrich 8 years ago from Kenya

    I should have read this before i began. Why not put it on the front page....oh, I forgot, I need to participate.

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    blaircouper 8 years ago from London

    In the end, the message is always the same isn't it . . . don't try to beat or abuse the system, just be original and write great content and everything will work out just fine!

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    kiwi91 8 years ago from USA

    Thanks for the explanation. I've been linking to related Squidoo lenses that I have, but I think I'll limit that based on this hub.

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    Abhishek87 8 years ago from India

    Based on my small stay till now, I was able to understand some of the aspects but this really puts everything in a perspective. Thanks a lot. :)

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    vivekananda 8 years ago from India

    I'll keep these things in mind next time before starting a new hub.

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    cfangerow 8 years ago from United Kingdom

    This is a very helpful article. I have just published my first hub and am trying to learn how to increase my hub score.

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    lornasasse 8 years ago


    I will come back and read this again! Very informative information to someone who is new to Hub Pages.

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    AlexK2009 8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

    This was very helpful. I think this will be in the back of my mind whenever I am trying to write a hub.

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    Joanna McKenna 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

    Very useful information, Darkside. You've shed a lot of light on the mystery of scoring!

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    Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

    Well that was thoroughly explained and provided me with much needed knowledge, clarity and understanding. Thanks so much..:)

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    Silver Freak 8 years ago from The state of confusion

    So much to learn, so few viable gray cells left to learn it with. I'll struggle through. Thanks for the great info!

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    zackpow 8 years ago from Tampa, Fl.

    Thanks Darkside, your hub are very informative and have been my main source for learning Hubpages.

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    Quilligrapher 8 years ago from New York

    Thank you, Darkside, for this hub. It shows a lot of time and effort.

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    RKHenry 8 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

    Thanks for the explanation. Very helpful.

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    GeneriqueMedia 8 years ago from Earth

    Score one for darkside hitting a good (needed) niche with this article.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Staci-Barbo7 8 years ago from North Carolina

    Darkside, I appreciate your efforts to bring all this great information under the heading of one Hub. It really reinforces my sense that HubPages has developed a very good system for rewarding authors who have something worthwhile to contribute and who work hard at it, while discouraging authors whose work reflects an obvious lack of personal effort and/or helpful content.

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    Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

    Hi Darkside,



    It has given all information Me and many other hubbers needed. Thumbs up!

    Thanks for an excellent hub.

    Jyoti Kothari

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    Team Wiseman 8 years ago

    Well, I'm sure you heard it already, but great hub.Team Wiseman

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    ajayrjha 8 years ago from India

    Thanks , great info. I always write unique hub, but still my author and hub score is lower than expected? what is problem?

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    caderade2 8 years ago

    Very useful information. Content is king as usual.

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    Drwibble 8 years ago from UK

    Nice lot of information for a newbie all in one place.

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    Tina J. Gordon 8 years ago from USA

    Useful information to a new hubber. Thank you

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    Jules Wright 8 years ago from Portland, OR

    Excellent information. Thank you.

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    Kelsey Tallis 8 years ago from USA-Ohio

    I've been reading a lot of your hubs for newbies and they've been really helpful. Thank you! :)

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    Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

    Really good Hub. There's a lot here that I never realized (and I'm not new here). Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

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    Curious Traveller 8 years ago from United Kingdom

    Excellent Hub. Very informative and very well constructed.

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    BirteEdwards 8 years ago

    Now I know how the system works. I joined Hub Pages to write, and I joined on the recommendation of someone I highly respect.

    I joined without understanding the finer points, and even the less finer points. I had also been told that I can make money here.

    Till now I have simply had fun writing and getting to know other hubbers. This article is opening my understanding as to what Hub Pages is really all about. I do want high ranking and high hubscore. Now I know what I have to do.

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    einron 8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

    Thanks darkside. Thumbs up.

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    Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

    Thank you, I really appreciated the info about author status.


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    Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Thanks for clearing up some mysteries of Hubbing. Thank you for the enlightenment.

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    Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

    Darkside, I never knew those exact traffic numbers. Thanks.

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    I_Ahmad 8 years ago

    That was very informative!


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    Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

    great information...clarified a few things for me...thanks : )

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    dusy7969 8 years ago from San Diego, California

    I am a new hubber (2 hubs), both scores are over 70. My author score is 78. How long does it take for no follows to be removed?

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    Glen 8 years ago from Australia

    @dusy7969, hubs have to be at least 45 (it used to be 50, unless they've changed it back again) and Author Score of 75. So your links aren't nofollow any more.

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    Joanie Ruppel 8 years ago from Texas

    The traffic breakout by percentile ranking was something that's new to me, and is quite enlightening. Surprising that about 3/4 the hubs don't even average one view a day.

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    bigmikeh 8 years ago from UK

    Really helpful to find all this detail on one page. Will save me time trying to find information in different help sections. Great!

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    I Need Gift Ideas 8 years ago from Chicago

    Thanks for the great information - I just joined today and I'm trying to absorb as much as possible. Thanks!

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    jeffb101 8 years ago from Los Angeles

    Thanks for this info.

    I've been joined for 8 days, have 6 hubs all original content from my own experience and was wondering why my author score had dropped 10 points overnight without me doing anything.

    I now realise that just happens and a few ides on how to get it back.

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    MzJme 8 years ago from Seattle, WA

    Thanks for all the great information!! Much Appreciated

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    pdesigns 8 years ago from Dallas. TX

    Thanks for the guidance. Good information.

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    Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

    Great info thanks for sharing it with your fellow hubbers...

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    JessicaR1211 8 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

    Just what I was looking for, thanks!

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    negacrowbar 8 years ago from Inglewood, California

    Perfect explanation of a complicated thing I will never understand...

    I took from it..

    Write a lot of original content, meke some great frineds here, support others, and don't worry about the technical stuff if you do these things.

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    mythbuster 8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

    Ah! Things are much clearer to me now. Thx for this helpful hub. I've been enjoying and learning from your other 'how to' and 'help' hubs for a little while but just now, became a fan!

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    Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

    That did answer many of my questions, I guess my problem is, is that I don't get much outside traffic

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    Singular Investor 8 years ago from Oxford

    Thanks for all the very useful tips - I often wondered how people got to the top - it seems like the number of visitors is crucial

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    spirituality 8 years ago from The Netherlands

    Thanks - I'm trying to 'get' hubpages and this helped a lot.

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    phat_daddy 8 years ago from Way Out

    Thanks for the information, it helped a great deal.

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    anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

    Speaking of 'traffic' I've been getting about 2500 page views (except one time when I got 14,000 page views in a week when my score rose to 95) a month and still my score falls to 85. I wonder why that happens. My hubs are not overly promotional or duplicate.

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    HubTub 8 years ago

    Extremely informative article...thanks!

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    popintervention 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    thanks. This really explained some things, outlined in a way I could follow.

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    EverythingMouse 8 years ago

    This was really helpful in understanding how Hubpages works. I signed up a long time ago and only now am I turning my attention to writing hubs.

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    oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

    great information on how to keep my hubscore, I rarely participate in forums but will change and be active

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    TheTechDude 8 years ago

    Awesome info. I am new to Hubpages and this info is of great value to me.

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    Bibowen 8 years ago

    Thanks for putting all of this info together. This was a big help.

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    danng 8 years ago

    Even though a lot of people have already said this...Thank You! This has really cleared things up!

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    readingteacher 8 years ago from Southern California

    Great advice, I'm new at the hubbing thing and am intriqued by the whole process. Thanks for sharing.

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    interestsandme 8 years ago from Chico, CA

    Thanks for the help.

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    newsworthy 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the information. Wow, Ive never seen a hub as 100! Cool :)

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    ZaneCoreshi 8 years ago

    thanks for a valued hub, i was looking for this info.

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    fritteritter 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

    Thank you, this hub had the answer that I needed and I was able to find it through Google before posting a question in the forums. The links to past forum topics are very helpful, I'm glad that HP staff chimed in on the issue in the past and that it wasn't just speculation.

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    Peter V 8 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Thanks for putting this together! Cleared up a few questions i had. nice work

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    Aran 8 years ago from Cambridge, UK

    Thank you for putting together this page it really helped me get my head around Hubscores as

    I am very new to Hubpages. It's good to know how these things work so thanks for this. Very well put together. Worth every cent....hang on it was free lol

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    ADJ Boston 8 years ago

    Thanks for that, easy to read and really useful, cheers.

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    forlan 7 years ago

    nice tips. i will build more nice and more hubs

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    Insurance Guy 7 years ago

    Thanks for the information, it is really helpful.

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    Aqua 7 years ago from California

    Super helpful "hubs at a glance". Thanks for taking the time to spell it all out!

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    sandra rinck 7 years ago

    I do have a question still about links that are to other hubs. Does the rule apply if you repeatedly link to the same hub on different hubs?

    This has been bugging me for sometime and can't seem to find the answer. I understand that linking to sites outside of hubpages is penalized but what about on hubpages, that is not to an official page?

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    @Sandra, my hubber score is currently on 90, though it usually sticks to around 95. And hits 100 occasionally. Keeping that in mind, I do link to my own hubs a LOT. In fact HubPages HQ encourages people to link to their own hubs (they want two links to similar themed hubs when you make each Capstone serial hub, and the Capstone hub itself must link to all 15 hubs).

    But I do think the important thing is to 'stay on target'. By that I mean, keep it within the same topic. Don't throw in a random link to hub that has subject matter that is completely unrelated to the content in the hub you're working on.

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    sandra rinck 7 years ago

    Awesome, thank darkside for clearing that up, plus the capstone thing to boot.

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    jasmin50 7 years ago from Greece

    Hi, I have published 9 hubs, with a score between 63 and 75. The total number of pageviews is 290. What does this mean in money and when shall I know about earning money or not?

    thank you.

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    Hubscore is no reflection of money and vice versa. Hubscore can be an indication of content quality, but as long as they're over 50, it's fine. You'll need more visitors if you want to be able to earn decent money.

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    twill4jc 7 years ago

    Great, great, great info and all in one place. Thank you.

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    inventor1 7 years ago

    Thanks for all of the awesome information. Great work.

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    Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

    I was just wondering how a Hub score was calculated. Very informative, thanks!

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    lelanew55 7 years ago

    Thank you for this and all the other helpful hubs Darkside. I am sort of new about a month and I am reading and reading your hubs and all the other hubpage hubs by the other authors. I wrote two hubs only so far and they are original. My hub score is 88 and one hub is scored 86 the other 78at this point. It seems good for a beginner but nobody has left any comments so far. I am wondering if anybody has read then at all. I guess this happens a lot. It takes time for someone new to get noticed. And I guess I have to do some promoting. What advise can you give me?

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    arun kuruvilla 7 years ago from Kottayam

    this hub itself speaks how to create a good hub!

    Very informative, thanks

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    Jack Quick 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

    Thanks a lot. I learned a ton here and understand hubscore a whole lot better. Thanks for taking the time and putting in the effort to make such a great hub!

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    Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

    Ah! Now I understand!

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    viryabo 7 years ago

    Just read the forum post 'how to improve hubscore'. I'm glad i read this informative hub. Was never sure of the criteria the scores were based on, but knew there must be a basis. Its good to have this form of score determination. Lets you know if you are doing something right (or wrong!).

    Thanks for this great hub. Bookmarked.

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    Bostonian Banter 7 years ago

    Very insightful, you have unraveled some of the mystery.

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    mohsen 7 years ago

    excellent post, I've been wondering how this thing is calculated, and finally I got a comprehensive post about it. Thanks again.

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    Sarah Fulmer 7 years ago from Columbus, OH

    Thank you! So helpful not be be on a wild goose chase. I am new and the numbers we confusing to me. Now I know what I am aiming for numberwise, and I know not to expect anything immediately (I only have one lonely little hub, but I have mad plans for many more.) I just wanted to make sure I was on the right track before I got too deep, but perhaps I am over thinking it. So thanks for the statistical reassurance that it's not because I suck, it's because I am new!

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    kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

    This is excellent - thank you for all the effort you put into this!

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    christophallen 7 years ago

    Thanks for this info. Nice to have it all in one place.

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    Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

    WOW! Darkside that was one great read for a newbie like me. I just have to thank you for this Hub and I would like to also send thanks out to Frogdropping's hub 'We Love Cool People' without which I would never have found my way here. Your fan list just grew by one more ;) I have found that there is so much help information around here that one can get lost before getting a clear picture. This hub was not only informative and concise, it has me wanting more!

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    lovelyra 7 years ago from The Planet Earth

    Nice information for a new hubber like me. Now I understand how the hubscore works. Thanks!

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    .Ninna. 7 years ago

    I'm glad to say I've been enlightened. Thanks for writing this very useful hub. I'll start breathing now ;).

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    JBeyer 7 years ago from United States

    Great info into the "blackbox" of HubScore.

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    Sophia Heresford 7 years ago from Ohio

    Thanks for the info! My hubber score tanked for some reason and I think, after reading this, that it's just that my hubs are so new, there's not much traffic yet. I think I'm doing everything else okay.


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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    Great info! Thanks!

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    travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.


    This is fantastic information. I appreciate your wisdom and it has helped me a lot. Many thanks. J

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    Jennitasia 7 years ago from Arkansas

    I am very new to this hub page, and you made it all very clear! Thanks!

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    Hillary 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Your information is always so clear cut and worthwhile. Thank you from a new hubber who is aiming for my first 75 rating!

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    BritFun 7 years ago from Oxford

    That's very useful information. Now I know what I need to do to get both my hubs and myself ranked higher. Thanks!

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    Camping Toilets 7 years ago from Somwhere Out There

    Now I finally know what I need to do to raise my hub and author score :) Thank you!

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    livingsta 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    good wealth of information..thanks a lot for writing and sharing

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    Bazalfa 7 years ago


    This Hub is packed with really useful information.

    Thanks :)

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    Nail Technician 7 years ago

    This is a pretty brilliant resource you have put together, thank you. now i am going to go write a couple more hubs today. I have been neglecting the HP lately... i am sorry! :)

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    RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

    Ah what one learns when one takes the time to read. Even though I am not really into scores as much as I am in just getting what I feel is helpful information out, it is nevertheless interesting. Thank you!

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    Danielle Farrow 7 years ago from Scotland, UK

    Brilliant - exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

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    bittybrasize 7 years ago

    Very useful information about the scoring system. I especially appreciate knowing how the scores relate to SEO. Thanks!

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    matiano_9 7 years ago

    Great hub, thanks. It seems that hubpages has a pretty good system in place that promotes useful and entertaining hubbers. Makes you want to write a new hub!

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    E L Danvers 7 years ago from Ventura, CA

    Excellent article, thanks!

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    retellect 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks Darkside, I've been comparing my progress to another user who joined around the same time as me. This hub really helped keeping me on track with my article writing strategy. Thumbs up :)

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    ixwa 7 years ago

    Thanks DS. I read your piece at ne time and I was freshly new and I bookmarked it. I think that was good I did so, because now that I return to it, coupla months since joining, I understand it better.I still am in the process of reading it, and I hope to cull some gems as i read on. Very useful and important hub this one. thanks again.

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    izzytellsall 7 years ago

    It's really helpful to read all of this in one place as I learn to write high-quality hub pages. Thanks!!

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    Barbara C 7 years ago from Andalucia, Spain

    very useful information - there's so much to learn it can all be a little overwhelming - but you do explain things in a way that even I can grasp!!!!

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    shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

    This is just what I needed. Thank you soooooo much! x

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    eyeofh 7 years ago from New Jersey

    Thank you very much Darkside...I am new to hubpages and have/had many questions regarding the scores that I keep seeing for my hubs. You took care of all of them so again I say thank you!

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    LoneWolfMuskoka 7 years ago from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

    I have a question about the multiple links to a single domain (or groups of domains).

    What if I am putting together an article on a specific topic, for example building a WordPress theme, and have multiple links to the documentation as I mention different aspects of creating the theme? These would all be pointing at, but it wouldn't be spammy.

    Similarly, what if I put up a group of hubs that link to various YouTube videos with a discussion of what I like/don't like about the video?

    Is this a question that I should be asking in the forums rather than in the comments? I suspect that I probably should. Am I allowed to answer my own questions like this? Is it a sign that I've lots my marbles? Probably 8=)

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    LoneWolfMuskoka, if it's a site like say wikipedia, or youtube or something that's recognised as being legitimate and not owned by you, you could do it and it may not trip the filter (I think I've seen that mentioned once, but don't quote me on it). If it does then you can contact the and they can check out the hub manually. The worst they can do is say no.

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    LoneWolfMuskoka 7 years ago from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

    Thanks darkside. I will keep that in mind.

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    Gamer Girl 7 years ago

    Thanks for writing this Hub. I am new here and I need all the help I can get. Thanks again!

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    Welcome Gamer Girl. I had to do a double take, your name seemed familiar.

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    Gamer Girl 7 years ago

    Really? Oops. I hope I didn't steal someone's name. Thanks for responding!

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    Here's who I thought you were:

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    Suzanne Alicie 7 years ago

    Great hub, thanks for putting it all together!

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    Mark Jenner 7 years ago

    Thanks - clears up a lot! I am new to the Hubpages and after getting a couple of good scores for my first ones noticed the next coming down. It seems that this might be because of:

    1. Although only a couple of different links in each Hub they are to the same sites for every post; and

    2. Possibly the content subject has been covered a lot - I will be checking this (and therefore participating in the Hub - before futuer posts.

    Many thanks for the guidance!

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    nekoyasha 7 years ago

    Thank you so much! I was wondering about the Author Score... And now I know. Thanks for the help!

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    Scotty Mack 7 years ago from Orlando, Florida

    One of the most useful things I have read on the Internet in a long time. Excellent writing and extremely professional.

    Well done!

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    lyricsingray 7 years ago

    AWESOME, THANK YOU! Kimberly

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    poetlorraine 7 years ago

    thankyou i found that vey helpful

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    shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

    Now I have been hubbing more, I have come back to refresh. I now understand it a lot more than the first time. It looks like I am learning! Good to refresh.

    I think I have been penalised and don't seem to raise my hubscore from 74, making it impossible to be successful here. Will my score be reviewed and be more appropriate now I have actioned what I think may have been the problem? I linked myspace, twitter and facebook from all my hubs - I think this is what has penalised me, now I have re-read your article. Am I tarnished forever or will my score change?

    I appreciate your words of wisdom x

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    Linking to those three sites constantly could have been a contributing factor to a lower HubberScore. Just give it a couple of days and see if it picks up now that you've changed it.

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Finally I see the light! Thanks!

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    Papajon 7 years ago from Berlin, Germany

    This is a great post. How come it only scores 89?


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    Susan Ream 7 years ago from Michigan

    You are to be commended for the BEST hub about Hubpages. This information is soooo helpful - thank you!

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    mel22 7 years ago from ,

    Another Great Hub as usual. You are by far the best Hub writer here! and I mean that. Very informitive and looks very professional!

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    Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

    Great, great, and great. Clear, clean and easy to understand. Very nice, and for a beginner like me very needed.

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    Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

    Very useful information. I signed up for Hubpages about a year ago and for whatever reason didn't do anything with it...but I'm sorry I didn't. From a blogging perspective this is definitely a better avenue for it. In just a short time the traffic I'm getting here far surpasses traffic I was getting at my former blog site.

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    afunguy24 7 years ago from Swansea, IL

    Even if write a flag ship hub,I make a 1500 word hub page with 3 videos, 5 images, publish 10 hubs, 10 links and a news capsule. Then I have to do all this other activity, post in hub forums, read hubpages and rate comments and ask hubbers to be a fan of mine. This seems like a lot of work for a do follow link.

    Any way around all this work?

    It just seems like a lot of work.

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    partha deb 7 years ago from India

    Finally i got what i was looking for.

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    sord87 7 years ago

    Hubscore reduce if too much link to other site even you have a good content!

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    Charles James 7 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

    Really helpful. I am stunned to find I am a Prodigy, having a current hub score of 84 with only 11 hubs published. Just looked on Adsens and only have 29 views and Nil income.

    Part of the answer is to write original content, which I do. I clearly need to learn more about writing stuff that people want to read and which will induce them to buy/click. Well done for gathering all this information together.

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    JOE BARNETT 7 years ago

    ive been on here one day. still learning to navigate and this was helpful.but still confused ha ha ha right now i'm like a deer in the headlghts

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    moneymaker2008 7 years ago

    I am sure that this will give a boost to one's score if you are prepared to follow the advice.

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    theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

    Very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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    Peggy Patrick Medberry 7 years ago from Los Angeles

    Very interesting article. It helped me understand the mysterious hubscore better!

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    Edweirdo 7 years ago from United States

    Once again, Darkside has provided helpful info in a clear and instructive Hub!

    Thanks for this one!

  • Meghan Fitz profile image

    Meghan Fitz 7 years ago from Texas

    This is very helpful! I was worried when my HubScore were fluctuating, but this makes a lot of sense. This makes me want to create even more interesting content so I can get my score even higher!

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    sibaja_software 7 years ago from Italy

    An incredibly informative hub. So many questions that I have had in reference to hubpages have been concisely answered. Thank you for sharing.

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    Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

    Great explanation of Hub Scores. It made me smile to see that my current 85 author score ranks me as a prodigy for 2 hubs in 10 days. :-)

    Those first two hubs were just to get my feet wet, see how things worked here and to try and apply what I've learned from many years of experience with web design and SEO. Its nice to see it will pay off nicely here.

    I look forward to learning much more from you darkside as many top hubbers say your a true expert on HB. Thanks for taking the time to educate new users like myself. It is greatly appreciated!

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    Gogo Dropship 7 years ago

    Thanks, this hub really helped answer my questions about hub scores. Thanks for putting all the information together in one place; it's so nice!

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    Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela


    Very helpful hub!

    Everyone should read about it!

    At least everyone who is not clear about

    Hub scores and especially the recently

    registered, so they can save some pain

    for not knowing!

    Thumbs up!

    Kind regards and blessings,


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    Renee Rose 7 years ago

    Great Hub! Loved it! really helps someone starting out like myself!

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    greysquirrel 7 years ago from here and there

    very useful, thanks

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    Abul Nurujjaman 7 years ago from London

    WOW! Just wondering about this and solved

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    Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate the information. I really had trouble understanding what score meant and where I stand. I feel so much better now, knowing I'm doing well. Thanks again.

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    Cayden Ryan 7 years ago from Strasburg

    Dude, this hub is AWESOME, I hope you don't mind, I'm using screenshots from your hub for my meeting tomorrow. This is seriously the most beneficial hub I have read in awhile.

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    MasroorJX 7 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

    Nice topic. keep it up.

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    jasonycc 7 years ago from South East Asia

    A very useful "unofficial" hub. Many thanks.

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    cbris52 7 years ago

    Hubpages support sent me to this hub and I'm glad they did because it was very helpful.

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    AgeOfAquarius 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

    this helped a ton! very useful information.

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    satyam12 7 years ago from india

    very good and informative hub but tell me one must write more and less publish photo hubs of actresses it that affect the hubscore

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    blog for profit 7 years ago from London

    Great info, my score seemed to be all over the place. I've only been on for 24 hours but this has clarified a lot of my confusion.

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    Crewman6 7 years ago

    Thank you- same for me, I was very confused about my scores fluctuating. I'll try not to worry so much!

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    aishsebastain 7 years ago from IRELAND

    thanks mate a lot

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    De Greek 7 years ago from UK

    What useful piece of work.

    Many thanks and well done... :-)

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    Crewman6 7 years ago

    Thank you - I was getting worried about my author score dropping for a while every time I published a new hub. Looking at your chart made me feel much better!

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    EmmaMedu 7 years ago

    This is great hub! I like when I can find all useful information in one place. It saves my time! Thanks for this information, I didn't know many of those things and I hope they will help me get better score :o)

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    katescats 7 years ago from Central Texas, USA

    Thanks darkside. I am still a little confused, but it is getting clearer all the time.

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    kea 7 years ago

    Awesome information. I liked how you linked the Table of Contents to your capsules...didn't know you could do that! Now I do :)

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    devsir 7 years ago from Earth

    nice informative hub

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    Sam Wroxall 7 years ago

    This is great information, didn't know most of the info and am now using it on my hubs

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    SweetiePerson 7 years ago from redditch

    This is really helpful been looking at this to try and help my hubscore get up and it really is worth reading Good Job

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    Gymfroggy 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    I am quite new to this website and I found this information extremely useful on things to avoid. Thanks for this detailed info, follow added :-)

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    Eddy2106 7 years ago from Chicago Suburb, IL

    Great hub on hubpages.

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    George Poe 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Great info! I have bookmarked this hub for further reading..

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    skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Darkside, Thank You again for the great info. My kind of learning. Easy to follow. You are a Blessing to many Darside. I know God smiles on you. Thank you for sharing your gifts. I am grateful. (as are thousands of others)

    You Rock. Hugs (-:

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    ns1209 7 years ago from UK - England

    Really good and helpful information!

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    ScientificGear 7 years ago

    Thank you for this. Now I have a guide how to boost my scores.

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    LondonRichard 7 years ago from Westminster, London, UK

    Excellent summary there; thank you!

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    amtecads 7 years ago

    great info, usefull for sure. thanks

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    liswilliams 7 years ago from South Africa

    Thanks for clearing this up, I was puzzled there for a moment, Thanks again

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    Charles Fox 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    2 weeks in and learning the ropes. By the way how did you manage to link to your subsections? If this is answered elsewhere I apologise for asking. I will find it sometime if it is out there in HubHelp.

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    markbennis 7 years ago

    Thanks I found this really helpful.

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    Blake Stiteler 7 years ago from cypress, Tx

    thanks (:

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    TheNorm 7 years ago

    Just what I was looking for. Thanks!

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    LewSethics 7 years ago

    Wow. Great article, and you are getting buku hits.

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    hubpageswriter 7 years ago

    I agree that being overly promotional might affect the hubscore. Excellent hub here.

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    CraigKeeble 7 years ago from England

    very useful. thanks.

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    2005Fleet 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Thank you very much, it was very informative.

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    BritFun 7 years ago from Oxford

    Very useful and interesting hub - lots of research went into that - so thank you.

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    pinkboxer 7 years ago from Louisiana

    Thanks. This one hub explained clearly information that I needed. I am a fan.

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    solar.power 7 years ago from Brisbane

    Darkside. Thanks for the help, but basically I think im just going to follow the format of this hub and hope for the best. Im now going to try and push at least 1000 views per month to my hub if traffic helps.

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    romper20 7 years ago from California

    Darkside, excellent structure and content. I look forward 2 more from you...


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    Julester 7 years ago from England

    Slowly getting the hang of things! Thanks.

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    acewebdesign 7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

    This has really helped me understand it. Very good system that will prevent spamming, and encourage quality content. Well done.

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    abidareacode 7 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

    This is really helpful article.Still have to experience to have a good idea.

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    susanlang 7 years ago

    Still somewhat new here..but glad I found this hub packed with loads of information. I think you may be one of the first hubbers' who posted a comment to one of my hubs right after I joined hubpages. I thank you for that and this helpful hub!

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    BevsPaper 7 years ago from Central Indiana

    Had wondered how the hubscores were done and now thanks to your detailed article, I understand it better. Thank you!

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    MojoJojo49 7 years ago

    It's all good to know. My score has moved up from 50 to 93 in 5 days and I was wondering how. Basically...stay original. Stay informative. And finally and most importantly, stay active.

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    Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

    Oh I think my score is improving...this is really very informative

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    ss sneh 7 years ago from the Incredible India!

    Hi! Awesome! This is what I was searching for! Now I know a little bit about how to increase my hub score. --thanks to this hub!

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    Kalpana Iyer 7 years ago from India

    I didn't know about the 'No Follow' rule being enforced on hubs with a low hubscore or author score. Thank you so much for this info. Like you mentioned, it really does become time consuming searching for this entire info all through Hubpages. You made it easier for us who are on the lookout for new information -- thank you !

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    Sriparna 7 years ago from New Delhi

    Thank you darkside for such an informative and helpful hub, as a new hubber, I was wondering why the hubscores and hubber scores are fluctuating and what could I do to improve them. Thanks a lot for guiding us through the early days........... All the best.

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    adorababy 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

    I did not actually know that there was a hubscore. Thank you for the information.

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    Cate 7 years ago from Chandler, AZ

    The information you have given in this hub makes me wonder if there is any hope for the little person. I am glad to know what the guidelines are for figuring these scores, and what we can do to affect them. Thanks again.

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    veejay23 7 years ago from South Africa

    Great Hub darkside, very informtive. A lot to learn from this post, keep up the good work.

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    fresnavee 7 years ago from The United States

    I just wanted to say thank you for making this hub. I was trying to find some reference to how hubscore works exactly and this explained it perfectly! :)

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    jpohl 7 years ago from Rockford, IL

    Very informative and helpful. I enjoyed getting the good information you provided in this article.

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    Shawn Scarborough 7 years ago from The Lone Star State

    Thank you for this great hub. Very informative.

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    bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    I appreciate this information. I'm sure I will refer to it many times! bayoulady from LA

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    Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

    Excellent information here. Learned so much and thank you for it. I voted up and will bookmark for future reference.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    SaMcNutt 7 years ago from Englewood, CO

    I just started writing hubs and I didn't know that my links weren't active yet because I haven't hit 75 user score. Too bad.

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    bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    I'm BACK....Thanks for the hub. BUT>>>I am a new hubber of less than 3 weeks, and I am still confused about my hubber score.(not my hubs but my profile) I WAS at 90 yesterday and today I am at 88. I have four hubs that I think are good, or I would not have published them.I actively participate and comment on hubs that I follow, and I participate in forums. I use hub hopper and visit hubs and comment. I also help the hub community by flagging a page that has spam. So what is the reason for the score dropping?Help!

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    Glen 7 years ago from Australia

    bayoulady, 3 weeks and at 88, don't fret or sweat it. Especially with just four hubs. You're doing fine.

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    bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    THANKS Darkside,

    I have been 90 and above for a few days. Can't figure it out. Oh, well, if that score is okay for the short while I've been here,then I'll try to stop chewing grass about it.

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    AuthorSteve 7 years ago from Hawaii

    So much information, yet very helpful. Nice hub, it gave me a good impression on what to do to increase my hubscore.

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    Daniel J. Neumann 7 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa

    Hmmm. I'm going to find the guy who has my "From Paper to Digits" article and shoot him an e-mail.

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    sgphilgoh 7 years ago from Singapore


    Very detailed and yet pertinent information. A particularly useful guide to newbie hubbers like me.

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    IndikaT 6 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka

    Useful information Darkside. Thank you very much

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    James Flynn 6 years ago from Edinburgh

    Thanks Darkside - Voted up and bookmarked for later. I am experiencing a low author score at the moment but my hubs have been getting good reviews so I am trying to get to the bottom of it. I think it may be links to external sites so I will review and see what happens over the next few days.

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    Sheila Kemp 6 years ago

    Many thanks! Great information on how to improve my hubscore! :)

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    lilypjmom2122 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Very Interesting. Confused on how my hubscore came to be and what i could do to inmprove it. your article described it well. thanks :)

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    Christi_36 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, FLORIDA

    thanks very helpful!!!

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    Lori J Latimer 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

    Nice. Thank you Darkside. I know it is a form of flattery, but I have had copiers on my blogspot, and wasn't sure if we had protection here. Your writing is so clean and conscise. Thanks for all the tips.

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    shastawriter 6 years ago from Kingston, ON

    Great info. I'm new to hubpages and was wondering how this worked. One article I read mentioned waiting to publish their hub until the hubscore went up a little. Is that a good strategy?

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    Acid Rahne 6 years ago

    Extremely useful to new Hubbers like me...thank you!

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    sugz 6 years ago from Quakeville... Christchurch, New Zealand

    was trying to figure out how it all worked.. great hub, ty made it much easier to understand. :)

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    cwarden 6 years ago from USA

    New here, this is great info...Thanks!

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    selfbetter 6 years ago

    I was searching different forums about the HubScore and found a link to this Hub. I now have answers to all my questions. Thanks!

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    Cemil 6 years ago from Land Down Under

    WoW. This is by far the most comprehensive Hub I've read about Hubpages itself. Being new my scores suck, but hoping in time I can get closer to 100.

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    YourTrueStyle 6 years ago from Australia

    A great source of information and guidance to how to produce a quality hub. Thanks

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    JulieBMack 6 years ago from Colorado

    Thanks for this detailed post. IT is helpful for newbies and even veterans who do not have grasp on it. Good written article!

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    vishnusayyanattu 6 years ago from Kottayam,India

    Thanks . It explains a lot

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    ashleyyoung 6 years ago from United States

    Very informative Darkside. I'm new to Hubpages and this hub of yours really explained a lot regarding the hubscore.

    On another note, you made me LOL at your post's bottom picture! Thanks for making my day. :)

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    aladdin2010 6 years ago

    thank's for theses valuable information....go on.

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    SarahLMaguire 6 years ago from UK

    These are very useful points clearly summarised - I will bear them in mind...

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    Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    Excellent information for all of us here on hubpages. Thank you for making it easy to understand. You put in a lot of time and work. I love my new home here on HP. Great family!

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    BaliMermaid 6 years ago from Ubud Bali

    I have a few questions about comments from visitors to hubs.

    Can there be too many comments. If some of our hubs get hundreds of comments, is this considered negative by either hubpages or by google. Do the comments affect total page length in Google's view?

    And what about links from visitors to outside url locations. Do they have a negative impact on hubpages scorring or Google rankings? What if they are links to subject related sites?

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    Glen 6 years ago from Australia

    Hundreds of comments would not be a bad thing, provided they were on topic. I won't accept links to outside locations within the comment. If it's a visitor and they have it as the the URL for their name I might allow it if the site is their own blog and it isn't spammy. And they have actually contributed in a positive way to the discussion.

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    RJS7 6 years ago

    Good Page! Lots of useful infomattion!

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


    This is a regular read for me - I return often - this is important to know what drives our score and how we can improve. As I improve and find out what I am doing right, then I thirst for more knowledge - this Hub should be part of the Hub encyclopedia - a great foundation - thank you so much!

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    gprs 6 years ago from Oceanside,CA

    Brilliant. I am looking for this information.

    my hub page has 66 score. But i am not sure how visitor coming to my site.

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    NuVela 6 years ago from Los Angeles

    Very useful information, especially for a novice. Thank you.

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    Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Than you very much for such detailed information. Now I understand how a HubScore and Hubber Score are calculated much better. This is one of the hubs that I’ve bookmarked so that I can read it several times.

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    MythiliK 6 years ago from India --> Switzerland

    I just loved the last photo of the article. It said it all ;)

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    L a d y f a c e 6 years ago from Canada

    Wowza! To echo the gazillion people before me, this hub is awesome! There's so much information here that I will use, as a new hubber, and I'm sure well past into my old-hubber days. I too have bookmarked this. Thank you!

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    Bluehoop 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this info. It gets confusing when you see your hubpage score changing and you don't know why.

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    Jeff Cavallaro 6 years ago from Outside the Box

    Like most other avenues of life, success takes time and effort. Shortcuts may sometimes appear to work for a while, but rarely provide a path for lasting success. It's good to know that Hubpages remains diligent in providing a scoring system that filters out cheats, copiers, and spammers. Most of the hubs I've read are fairly well thought out and provide useful, if not entertaining information. It's easy to see why the higher scores do in fact reflect better hubs. Now I just have to work hard to create better hubs so I can get my own scores up a bit. Thanks for the info.

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    Randy Ray 6 years ago from Texas

    This was an extremely useful hub for me. I didn't realize that linking to the same site across multiple hubs could cause a problem--glad I read it.

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    Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Better late than never to find this hub!

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    Karen Wilton 6 years ago from Australia

    Great information on Hubber and Hub scores Darkside. What a pity more people in the forums don't read this article first, what a pity it took me so long to find it. Thanks for all the work you have put in to give us the stuff in a nutshell.

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    Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

    A lot of valuable information but being new (less than one week) I think my best bet right now is to write about things I love, provide quality information and continue reading tips like you outlined in the above. Thanks for this useful resource.

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    Thomas@theone 6 years ago

    great hub, it explained a lot of my queries!

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    Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    Great information... thanks for compiling it in one easy to read spot so I didn't have to go researching around for it. I was curious and still new to the community I wasn't sure how it rated us as an author. Thanks for the help!

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    andygiffy 6 years ago from England

    I was a bit puzzled as to how the hubscore process works, thanks for clearing this up for me.

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    Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

    this is very useful information! thank you! I was very interested to learn that hubs below 50, and author scores below 70 are not given traffic. That makes sense for eliminating spammers, and making sure that a hubber is committed to keeping at it. That encourages me, too, to wait until my author score goes up, which will really help with traffic. Thanks again!

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    Glen 6 years ago from Australia

    prairieprincess, there is no 'giving of traffic' for hubberscores over 75. Under that threshold and your outbound links are 'nofollowed'.

    If a person is very low on the hubberscore it is likely that they have published duplicate content, and as a result they receive very little traffic anyway. That's what causes the low hubberscore, not the other way around.

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    Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

    Thank you, Darkside! What exactly does it mean to be "nofollowed"? I'm just new here (3 days) and doing tons of reading to try and figure out all the terms and how it works. Your score is low, too, though, when you first start. So after your scores go to that threshold, what exactly happens differently? Thank you so much for your time! :)

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    Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

    NONSENSE was not invented by hubpage team, just perfected by them.

    By no means is the score reflecting the quality of one’s writing or the value of opinions expressed by fans. Should I give my score any consideration and take it as a valuation of my writing abilities, I should stop writing this very moment.

    Commercial hubs (no matter how boring and poorly written) are the only ones that google and hubpages favor since they are the money making garbage. I have seen scores on the high 90 from people who have less than 20 hubs and a few hundred followers. Most of them are just about impossible to read, not to mention they are written at a 4th grade level. Go figure… Better yet; don’t bother!

    I have plenty of hubs with over a thousand readers and hundreds of comments, but since they are all non commercial (I turned off the button) their individual score is between 60-70; no wonder my general score has never been over 93 (and that just for a few days). Do I care? Not in the very least.

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    Glen 6 years ago from Australia

    prairieprincess, I have a hub which explains nofollow:

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    Glen 6 years ago from Australia

    Petra, as far as ranking systems go, HubPages have the best one I've seen thus far on the internet.

    My Hubberscore sits in the low 90s. It doesn't concern me. I don't even keep track of hubscores on individual hubs. I've had a few hit 100. Perhaps more, but I only noticed the first few and that was almost 3 years ago. It took me about a year to see one of my hubs hit 100. And ironically, it was this very hub on hubscores.

    The beauty of hubscore/hubberscore is it works well enough to push the content scrapers and spammers down under the threshold and deny them the very thing they desire, followed links.

    Anyone I see with hubberscores in the 80s and 90s I think of as quality hubbers. Anyone under the 70 mark I regard with suspicion. Anyone in the 70s the jury is still out. I'm hoping they're a newb who is slowly doing all the right things and is working their way upwards and onwards.

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    dannylardon164 6 years ago

    Once again, you rock, DarkSide!

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    destiny357 6 years ago

    Thanks great Hub!

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    trafford 6 years ago from San Diego

    Great hub, very helpful

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    Kdban 6 years ago

    very helpful hub. the picture at the end is hilarious.

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    burning bush 6 years ago

    Some clarity most appreciated.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Thank you. This is very helpful. I wrote a hub a few days ago because I was so frustrated about the "overly promotional" notice that I got for one of my hubs and wasted so much time trying to correct it and the notice never disappeared.. so I just killed the darn hub out of frustration.

    Have a nice day!


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    cookingdiva 6 years ago

    Wow, great wealth of information. I started out with 49, and now moving up. There is lot to learn for a new hubbers like myself. Thanks.

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    i4u 6 years ago

    Superb informative hub in every aspect for understanding hub score. Looking forward for you hubs.You are an amazing writer.

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    TahoeDoc 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe, California

    Thank you. This was a good source for a newbie like me :)

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    Melvin Porter 6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

    A very good guide about hubscore and hubberscore. I learned a lot. Thanks.

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    Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

    Just when I think I understand it all- I see that, well, not-so-much. This is a wonderful place to write, with really great people to read. Knowing how to add to the community is an important thing!

    Thank you so much for the great information.

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    matherese 6 years ago

    Thank you very much Darkside i find this information very useful.

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    drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

    Finally, darkside, a hub about Hub scores and hubbers' scores that is both informative and interesting to read. I salute you. And thank you. :)

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    LVN 6 years ago from Bellevue, Washington

    Thank you. I am newbie, this was good for me to read.

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    Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

    This is great! Thank you! I am still somewhat confused. It may be that it is late and I am tired from having been up since 3:00 AM.

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    Paul Odien Pruel 6 years ago from Philippines and Saudi Arabia

    Thank you. It is now clear to me.

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    John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

    This is very useful. Thank you for the info.

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    eapowers 6 years ago

    Very useful! Thanks so much.

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    Carol Marshall 6 years ago from NC

    As a "newbie" I found your advice very helpful and it helped me to understand some of the terms used. Thanks!

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    jorjaclare 6 years ago from Wherever there is a beach

    Another newbie here! Thanks so so much for all this excellent info. I love your articles / hubs and have learnt a lot from them.

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    LorriG 6 years ago from Oceanside, CA

    I'm new here also (well, I signed up over a year ago and promptly got distracted - but I'm in for the long haul now) and found your information invaluable. Thanks for taking the time to point us all in the right direction!

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    rdmegan 6 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    Thanks. This was a very useful hub. I am curious if you have posted a hub about how you are doing on hubpages since your hubs tend to be very high quality and you have a lot of them. I wonder what kind of success you are having.

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    Glen 6 years ago from Australia

    Hi rdmegan.

    I won't go into actual figures, but my success is measured in monetary terms and not points. Let me be the first to say that it is well worth putting in an effort to publish quality hubs.

    My first year or so was unremarkable, but it has picked up. And this is not my only account. I do have hubs on other hub profiles.

    Stick at it, and you should do well.

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    JenOfChicago 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Thanks, this was very helpful for a newbie!

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    Timothy Arends 6 years ago from Chicago Region

    After reading this the chalkboard photo looks very relevant! LOL

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    papatrimble 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    This was a great read for someone new to Hubbing. Thanks!

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    TajSingh 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Darkside. Thank you for creating this hub. This has made various important topics readily accessible from a single place for new members such as myself.

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    JohnnySCash 6 years ago

    thanks for sharing this information, some of this stuff was hard to find. ;)

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    Hoodyy 6 years ago

    Good information here, now I know how to increase my author hub score and the hub score of my hub soon to be hub(s)!

    Thanks again!

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    Misty May 6 years ago

    Wow thank you for doing the research and putting all of this information together. It is really useful!

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    superbob17 6 years ago

    Thank you for this information. This helps a lot to know what to do to increase my Hubscore.

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    Radioguy 6 years ago from Maine

    Excellent info for rookies loke me!!! Thanks!

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    Radioguy 6 years ago from Maine

    "like" Sorry...but the potatoes were boiling!

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    Edwin Chan 6 years ago from New Zealand

    This is really useful information. Thanks for writing this!

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    RandomLife 6 years ago from Nashville TN

    Thanks for sharing! I'm new to hubpages and will take all the info I can get =) Thanks again!

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    safiq ali patel 6 years ago from United States Of America

    This hub is full of useful insite for hubbers on hubscore and lots of aspects for hubbing. It is the sort of articles that hubbers like me can refer to time and again. Many thanks for this. I am sure I will use this article again to help me hub and boost traffic to my hubs. This hub is full of very useful analysis.

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    Wavecritter 6 years ago from Cocoa Beach

    You do have a "gift" for packaging information so everyone can gain an understanding ... much thanks =)

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    Words from Jan 6 years ago from Near Albany, NY

    I'm a newbie to Hubs and really appreciate be able to access this information all in one place. Thanks. Great job.

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    Radioguy 6 years ago from Maine

    As always, thanks for the useful info! But what do you call someone who Hubs? Is he/she a Hubber, a Hubster,or a Hubnut? I'm kinda new and just wondering.

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    Glen 6 years ago from Australia

    Radioguy, we call ourselves Hubbers.

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    Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Vermont

    I'm also new to Hubbing and have been trying to figure out what the Hubscores mean. Thank you so much for putting it all together in a nutshell.

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    Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

    There is not much I can add to what has been said already, but I am grateful you gathered all this information in one place. I had just finished reading the FAQ all the way through before finding this. You have provided a lot of answers to questions I had in my mind. Thank you. Now I'm off to read more of your hubs.

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    Twenty One Days 6 years ago

    DS, that image of the "Someone Figured Out The Algorithm" is priceless. Great Info.


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    JoanneDoubtfire 6 years ago from Manchester

    Thanks, good info here, really helped me out

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    Luis E Gonzalez 6 years ago from Miami, Florida

    Great hub, very informative, to the point, and concise.

    Many thanks

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    Buddhist Hotdog 6 years ago

    Thanks for this, very interesting to inexperienced hubbers, and it's especially intriguing and mysterious about the 'random' element of the hubscore computation to keep everyone on their toes... :)

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    Sam Kear 6 years ago from Kansas City

    People who create a new account on HubPages should be required to read this before publishing their first hub.

    Excellent information!

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    Debby Bruck 6 years ago

    Wow! This is great. I've been wanting this information for a long time. I just bookmarked for future reading as a reminder. Blessings, Debby

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    Angelique Newman 6 years ago from Canada

    Wonderful hub; it answered a lot of questions I had about hub scores. Thanks for sharing.

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    WriterDJ 6 years ago

    great hub, good presentation... helpful for newbie

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    SusieQ42 6 years ago

    Great hub! I'm so glad for the info.

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    leeroper 6 years ago from UK

    A good collection of information regarding hubscore, thanks useful reference and insight into the hubpages thought process.

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    GoingOnline 6 years ago

    Thanks for the info. Came here from another hub and yours is much more detailed :) Voted up.

    Now I need some internal bookmarking system!

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    klevifusha 6 years ago

    Thank you for this very informative hub. I learned a lot.

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