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Incubating Your Hubs

Updated on December 7, 2009

The Chicken Watches Over The Hub-Eggs...

Incubating hubs? What kind of absurd idea is that? A pretty clever one I might add. If you're uncertain about incubation in general, let me explain. A chicken which has mated will lay fertilized eggs. She then lies on the eggs to keep them warm and they will eventually hatch chicks.

Basic idea for animals. So how do I use it in Hubpages?

Normally I would just research a hub before I write, then start a hub with a title, write about it and then publish it. But a few weeks ago, I decided to save my hub as I was not ready to publish it. As a result, I forgot about it! When I checked on it, boy was I surprised. The standard hubscore of the hub normally would be 50 when published depending on the content. Yet here my little hub-egg was nurtured by waiting in the background with a new hubscore of 55.

I would never of believed it if I never seen it myself. So I wrote up another hub. This time I only had a title. Nothing more. Once saved, I began to look for information and then started to write. The score grew whilst being unpublished and once I was done, it was published to achieve a higher hubscore.

This little trick can help one by seeing if the hub they have written about is searched for. If the hubscore decreases a lot, it would be unpopular. If it increases, well congrats on nurturing your hub-egg! I hope this hub has helped you create better hubs. After all, it's not about quantity. It's about quality. So sorting out and deleting those unpopular hubs in the account could raise your hubscore. But be warned, if you like seeing 'x' amount of views, once deleted, those views disappear from the total.

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    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful idea. Thank you for helping. God Bless You.

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      write about something you love but use adword for the keywords

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      kea 7 years ago

      Great info! I accidently discovered this also. Now I just need to figure out how to write something interesting enough to get a higher hub score!

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      james10 7 years ago

      hmm... interesting...

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you shai! Hope it helps

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      Chen 7 years ago

      I didn't think of this.

      Cool trick :-)

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      and thank you fot stopping by iris!

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      WildIris 7 years ago

      Great hub. I noticed this too. Thanks for writing about it.

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you for stopping by wolf! :)

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      wolfpack5 7 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Great hub, very good info. thanks Cisco :)

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you for stopping by Jay.. hope it helps!

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      jayjay40 7 years ago from Bristol England

      Thanks for the information, I'm going to try it straight away

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      COngrats Lizzy!!

      It's a pleasure coolmon and thank you for stopping by.

      Papajon: i'm glad it's useful.

      Thank you carol and i'm glad the hub was of use,

      Thank you cooper! I'm glad someone else enjoyed it

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      CooperFlys 7 years ago from Ghostly Savannah,ga

      Very good info with an entertaining presentation!! Thanks

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      Carolyn Blacknall 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Very interesting. Thank you for letting us know.

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      Papajon 7 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      That is indeed a useful tip. I wonder if it also translates into a better SERP ranking because the bot thinks it is an older page and thus less likely to be spammy.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thank you for the information

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      LizzyBoo 7 years ago from Czech Republic

      Yep I have the same experience. I just wrote hub yesterday morning. I did not have a pictures for it, so I left it unpublished. Then I put the pictures on last night. I tought I published the hub last night, but I did not. So an unpublished hub I published today with a starting score of 56. Thank you

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you Jeffrey! :)

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      Jeffrey Neal 7 years ago from Tennessee

      Good hub! Yes, I have noticed this interesting phenomena, and even have a few in the "incubator" as we speak.

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Yes Chin, they are your own views on the hub :) it goes up depending on how popular the topic is

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      Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

      I've had the same experience. Just didn't really know why it goes up and I am wondering where those views are from - from myself (?) since I have not published the hub yet?

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Cisco Pixie, Thank you for the tips! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you raven. Congrats MsChievous :) mine has been about 65

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      Tina 7 years ago from Wv

      I've done this inadvertanlty. Sometimes it would take me a couple of days to complete a hub and I watch go up and down the hubscores. My highest hub score at publishing has been 67 becuase of "incubating"

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      Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

      It's true. CoscoPixie. Pic of the peep is too cute!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks for the info, I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Gous Ahmed 7 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Worth noting, thanks.