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I remember my first Hub Score of 98. A personal Milestone for a growing Writer and some Lessons Learned.
Don, the author, himself
A higher Hub Score
I remember thinking; Yep, I am really excited about my high HubPage score, but with my luck and the fickle editing Gods of HubPages, it has probably already dropped while I'm typing this.
But, this was a new milestone for me and I was going to crow about it, just a little bit, if you don't mind.
Raising your Hub Score
Oh, i know that your Hub Score can go up or down a couple of points in a single day, just from all of the "secret" algorithms that Google ad HP applies throughout the day.
And, honestly, I had, at the time, been as high as a score of 97 several times, and my daily score has been steadily bouncing from 93 to 96 for several months.
But I was so excited because for the first time I could say;, I hit 98 today!
So, I remember sitting down and telling myself; I must be doing something right!
If you read my other Hub titled: Two Years on HubPages and 100 Hubs Later, you will see the level of work that I had to put in over the previous 6 months to get to this point.
The level of work, honestly, had been made even more arduous for me because of the path I took, and the number of older Hubs that i had written when I was in my Purist mode of;
I am a writer, and I don't care about all of this; Scores and Money and such. I am a writer and I will do this my way.
Well, let me tell you, stubbornness can cost you a lot of time when you have to go back and rewrite and re-structure dozens and dozens of Hubs so that they don't pull your overall "searchable" ranking with the Google Search Engine and all of the other search engines out there, down.
Brother, let me tell you now, that is work, and I mean significant work, that takes hundreds of hours, if you go as far as I did, before I saw the light.
Even now, I have several dozens of older Hubs that I still have to "upgrade", but I finally had to allocate my time between;
- my own personal writing which is still my #1 priority,
- my Blogs which are my #2 priority, especially;
- ---------- my Cooking Blog called A FRUGAL CHEF
- ---------- and my RV INFORMATION for CAMPERS Blog
- ---------- and my Blog of comments and complaints related to Retirees and Baby Boomers
- and of course my ongoing learning curve and constant renovations..
Anyway, back to my score!
I know, a Hub Score of 98 is pretty good,and i should have been happy, but I had learned something from my experiences about myself and about my writing.
Writing Quality Copy
Writing Quality Hubs
I have learned that I can't just throw garbage out there on HP. You have to write quality products and you need to format them properly to maximize your audience.
Quality Writing draws a Quality Audience
That is the whole thing about writing, whether on HP, or anywhere actually; Quality Writing draws a Quality Audience, and I now understand that I want that audience, the best of the best, so to speak.
And, honestly, it's not a bad thing to have a high HP score to get new readers.
You see, most people, like myself, used the Hubber listing, which starts with those writers holding a score of 100, and then goes down by score.
So, and I think rightfully so, your probability of being read by more people who are searching for good solid writing, is related to your score.
Anyway, I will stop bragging here, and get back to work on my self-improvement program, and reaching for a Hub score that is even higher than my paltry 98! ;>)
And good luck to all of my fellow Hubbers.
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Hard Learned Lessons for the Hubber
So, for you Beginner Hubbers and you fellow Hubbers that are as frustrated as I was about my Hub Score, I believe that you need to heed a few things from this Hub.
Learn the HubPage System
When you start out as a Newbie Hubber, you need to take the time to LEARN the SYSTEM. Hub Pages has a very systematic approach to every thing that they do in their procedures, and you need to understand them, right out of the gate.
And, by the way, HubPages is an evolving system, and you need to keep up with the changes and go with the flow, so to speak.
Sure, go ahead and put your stuff out there, but you really need to start out clicking on those tabs at the top of the page, and read the HubPage rules. And, don't just read them, you have to understand them.
So, when you really don't understand such phrases as; SEO, Keywords, Tags, etc, then you should do two things;
First, bookmark that helpful Hub that you were reading that seemed to make sense to you, for future reference, and then use the Q&A system to ask your own questions about things that you do not fully understand.
You see, your fellow Hubbers are pretty helpful people, and if you ask an intillegent question, you will get intelligent answers and even great references to; other hubs that can help you a lot, as well as HP links, both of which can bring you up to speed pretty quickly.
And, of course, WRITE! If you are one of those people who only write something every month or so, give it up. You just might not have that burning in the pit of you stomach that drives you to write, to get those thoughts and ideas out of your head, to CREATE!
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