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How My AuthorScore Went Down From 84 to 67

Updated on May 4, 2013
when the scores went down...
when the scores went down...

was greedy to Make Money

This hub explains one of the many factors that affect hub/author scores and the experience that lead Aj to discover it in pursuit to make money online in here.
Also, this hub is an effort to advise anyone who practice this and to stay away from it.

It was one fine morning, when i had a cup of coffee and signed in to my hubpage account while i was checking my mails along. I was happy that i had a couple of comments on one of my newly created hubs and also, some new fan requests.I was really glad that i hit 84 for my author score. It was not until that day i took some serious look at the "Hubitivity" page, "hey, there are lots of newcomers every day", i thought "and Why can't i just invite them that i too will have a lot of fans?".

Bang!!!, suddenly there was this idea to make some money out of newcomers. It felt so potential (indeed, it was) that i started right away to open each newcomers' profile one after another, and i started adding all of them and sending fan mails in between. I don't really remember how many i did, but i kept on doing that till i was tired with it. I had some things to take care of that day, so was pretty busy to use hubpages for the rest of the day.

Next day, when i logged in, Man, i had a lot of new fans!! and comments more that usual. I eagerly opened my adsense account to see a sum of $.72 collected. "Wow!!!, my idea is really working", i thought.

You can guess what i did next. Oh yes, i started my stupid act again, requesting a whole lot of newcomers to their fanclubs. My eyes were so blinded to take notice about the decline in my author scores and also my hubscores, but instead, i thought its just the usual fluctuation in the score.

I had another matter ready with me to make a hub, so i supposed my scores will become aright once i publish this new hub(it usually does). And i created a new hub that day, but, i didn't forget to add last of the few newcomers that day before i signed out(greedy me!!).

No work no Money

The third day, i opened my adsense account before i even looked into hubpage website. There was $1.33, "this really is coolll!". Then, i opened my hubpage account to see the number of fanmails and comments increased, which i approved triumphantly and clicked on "my profile" to see the overall look(man, desires are deceptive enough sometimes).

67?, what the heck happened to my author score?. I checked the new hub, thinking that i've done something wrong with that. It was just fine and had a good starter score, but, i noticed that my other hub scores were also down. I could not figure out what happened, i thought for possible reasons, but nothing struck as i was a newbie and started to do that darn thing again,
But then, i had a thought, "Am i spamming?". Yes, i was, and i was risking my life in hubpages by that procedure. So, i stopped it to experiment what would happen(it payed).

The following day, i had nothing in my adsense account and author score was 3 points up. Good, i thought, and started researching on the topic which resulted in my exposure to a whole lot of new information and my own fresh experiments. This inturn, lead me to find other possible, legitimate ways of traffic which can be lead to creating revenues.

I strongly request anyone who do this kind of activity, to stop it right away, or you're just sacrificing your long stay in hubpages and a whole lot of possible revenue you can make out of it.

Also, you may read the result of my research, which i've briefed in Hubs that make online money and also Tips to get published. Pls don't forget to let me know what you think about it. It is our mutual contributions that make us grow together. Thank you all for your time... and i'll be more than happy to hear your success stories and experiments that you've made.


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    • f_hruz profile image


      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      One question I have is about new hubs. Let's say you have already 100 followers. Do they all get an email which lists your new hub or do emails only go to your followers who have identified an interest in the subject matter of the new hub, like I just published "Be my follower!" in which I share some ideas how people can benefit from following me, so I wanted to know if it was also listed in an email to all the people who have me as their favorit author?

    • Tammy Favata profile image

      Tammy Favata 

      7 years ago

      Thank You. I was doing the same thing trying to increase traffic. My score did go downa couple of times and I didn't know why. Now I know. Thank you.

    • harrison8bal profile image


      7 years ago from Shanghai

      Really glad you told everyone this, nice information Thanks :D

    • isabella. profile image


      8 years ago from England

      Great hub thanks for the info.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It is a beginner mistake. I found the best way to go is to become a fan of those who have written something you find useful and/or enjoyable.

    • immix profile image


      8 years ago from India

      great info...thanks

    • Uriel profile image


      9 years ago from Lebanon

      Interesting! I was tempted to try this once but i am contented with what i have in my plate. Great hub btw and it will be a great help for those who are newbies. great style and thumbz up!!

    • Uriel profile image


      9 years ago from Lebanon

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      Tina Irene 

      9 years ago

      aj -

      Bet I was one scooped up in your fan-club frenzy because I couldn't see what we had in common after I noticed you joined my fan club. But, given THIS hub, we DO have something in common: I don't "spam fan" and you don't anymore so, we can now be good fans of each other.

      Congratulations on a good hub based on experience.

    • Lucey Knight profile image

      Lucey Knight 

      9 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      Thanks for the great hub. This gave me some insight to hub pages that I didn't know. It was very well written and an very enjoyable read.

    • Destined To Win profile image

      Destined To Win 

      9 years ago

      Wow! Thanks for the info. I have only been on HubPages for two weeks and have certainly wondered about the scores and how it all works. I'm sure the other hubbers also appreciate your transparency and willingness to share your experience with us. Great hub.

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      Katie Luense 

      9 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Good Hub and very useful information. Thank You!

    • MFB III profile image

      MFB III 

      9 years ago from United States

      I am plagued with the same dilemma, But I unfortunately posted 166 hubs in two weeks, creating an encyclopedia of

      material, with only 36 comments because of the mass of material to sift through. My score never went above 73, and is now nosediving into the low sixties. Money was not my

      goal here, I hunger for readers and comments, comments are the lifeblood of a writer, and I am a bit of a vampire, starving for some necks to crane my way. I have over 4,000 hubs to post here, so I will continue to slave on, being plagued by duplicate red notices on works that were posted

      on a few other seemingly commentless sites. But when I have completed my postings with photos attached, I do have several editors waiting to review the work, and then I will create C.D.'s to market to my listeners at various cafes where I read. This has always been a profitable outlet in my world. Great hub...I score it with 100...but I am not

      the editor here, neverthless it should bring you some modicum of III

    • beth811 profile image


      9 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      good to know this information, aj's. thanks for sharing.

    • aj's profile imageAUTHOR

      Abhijith Bob Babu 

      9 years ago from Saskatchewan, Canada

      Yes, u're true mailxpress. That way we can get noticed on their new hubs which relate to our interest and to keep updated.

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      Michelle Cesare 

      9 years ago from New York

      Hello again Aj,

      Oh, that is how you got 111 fans so fast. I can see how signing up to new Hubbers Hubs can be considered spam. I've come to realize I only become a Fan to Hubbers who share my interests. Thanks.



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