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My Hubscore is No Longer 1!

Updated on September 12, 2012
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My hubscore was 1, it is now up to 75! Pull out the party hats. Open up the caviar. Life is good.

If you have read my article entitled, My Hubscore is 1, you already know that my score has hovered around 0 since the fourth day I was on Hubpages and has not left the lonely number 1 until just recently.

Why was this? Well, I got overly excited about making a lot of money on hubpages and so I ran around following every hubber and their mother. Apparently the Hubpage kings don't approve of spam-like behavior (which I was not intending to participate in), and so they ranked me as a pathetic one.

At first I thought that this 1 meant I was the best, I quickly realized that it was quite the opposite - I was the worst! In fact, it was impossible for any hubber to be worse than me. If you write like a three year old, I was still at a lower status. If you wrote about your child whom only you can love - my score was still worse. Even if you didn't write ANY article and simply created a Hubpage account using your Facebook account, your score would have been better than mine.

Well, things have finally changed! I am at a score of 75 (still a "C" in my book), but am confident 100 is just around the corner - or maybe over the hills and through the woods. Either way, I thought I would share with everyone what NOT to do to get a low score in the first place, what you CAN do to gain more followers, and how to overcome a low score if you have one.

DO NOT

  1. Follow hubbers you are not interested in.
  2. Follow hubbers who write worse then your neighbors 4 year-old.
  3. Write hubs with pur gramer, and speling.
  4. Write hubs that put people to sleep (unless that is the purpose of the hub).

To Gain more followers you CAN (and SHOULD)

  1. Write entertaining or useful hubs.
  2. Write hubs that follow several specific themes to gain a steady following.
  3. Comment on other people's hubs.
  4. Post your hubs on your Facebook, Twitter, and Google + accounts for more reads.
  5. Ask and answer questions.
  6. Get involved in discussions.
  7. Write consistently (I struggle with this).

To Gain a Higher Score

  1. Participate in the community.
  2. Remove or improve hubs with low scores.
  3. Delete some of those you are following if you have followed too many too fast.
  4. Be patient and give it time (It took me 3 months to move up from 1!)


What to Expect from Rob Next

Well friends, now that I am no longer a 1, I might have to actually throw a party in the near future! If that happens, I will be sure to let you know the address (maybe I'll make it a Facebook event).

However, the writing will have to start again! I have slacked off for a little while here, but I think it is time to set a month late new year's resolution to start writing constantly. I wish you all the best as you keep reading and writing - I look forward to reading more of your hubs as well!

Rob - The hubber who is no longer a 1!


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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Morning Robert.

      Like they say "Practice what you preach" get down to writing again. 75 is not bad, but you don't want to fall under that score. If you want that big 100 then this is where the hard work starts and then even worse trying to keep it there.

      For me the answer is enjoy yourself with the writing and without realising everything will fall into place and may be that illusive 100.

      Take care and have fun.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Anne Pettit 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! Thank-you for your honesty, and good for you to bounce back and roll with it.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      You are able to present useful information in an entertaining way, so I knew it would be just a matter of time before your score bounced back. Now keep on writing!

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      SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

      Definitely amused by this--congrats on scraping yourself off the bottom! Though the "Hubpage kings" as you put it may not have appreciated your enthusiasm, I'm sure many a new Hubber will benefit from your experience. Happy Hubbing!

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      Keri Summers 5 years ago from West of England

      Yay! Congratulations. I'm sure every point upwards is more meaningful to you because of where you've been. Will be watching out for your "100" post.

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      ohhhh congrats! Keep working up that score.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Congrats on your milestone! I'm still amazed every time I reach a milestone or any points go up and I've been here a couple years now. HP is a great learning experience--even teaching us more about ourselves! :)

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Thanks everyone for all your awesomeness! Now you could go vote for my article "My Hubscore is 1" to help me make it a hubnugget, that would be awesome! Thank you everyone legendary.

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      Keri Summers 5 years ago from West of England

      78 and counting! Well done Robert.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Rob! It's very nice to have you back! You're the first hubber who followed me!:D However, I am thinking now... if back then, my writing was interesting enough to be read and followed. Hahaha! But anyway, I am very happy that you regained your score this time. You deserve it because like what I have said before, you're a good writer yourself. :D

      Keep rocking man. Looking forward to more of your hubs! :)

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      You write great articles for sure thesingernurse! Clearly the world thinks so with that score of 90! Well done. I look forward to reading more of your articles (even if I never do become a woman rock singer...)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wow, I didn't even know you could get that low of a hubscore. Congrats on moving it up and thanks for the warnings. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Thanks alocsin! I appreciate your support. Yes, it was pretty crazy dropping that far, but it felt incredible to move on up!

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      mrsdestronx 5 years ago

      thank you for the ideas. I have been thinking im just a horibble writer, because i havent made a dime. and i only have two commits total! but both of your articles helped my confidence.

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      Leni Sands 5 years ago from UK

      Read both your hubscore articles and thought they would definitely be a learning tool for new hubbers. I made a few mistakes along the way but one day (just for one day) I reached that magic number 100 - I even 'screen shot' it and keep it safe in my pictures on my laptop - to save it forever because it might not happen again.

      Why do we get so hung up on our hubscore? Everyone should just get on with writing great hubs and that is just what you are doing. Writing great, interesting, useful, sometimes awesome or beautiful even funny hubs. Keep up the good work. It's not all about making money (lol) it is simply about sharing great writing. I will go back now and vote your hub (1) up!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Congrats on getting a good hubscore- this time 81. You came a long way. Many people make mistakes, learn from them and use that experiences as stepping stones to success. Remember we all are human-beings! Wish you more success in your HubPages journey. All the best!

      Thanks for SHARING. Vote up.

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Well done! your hubs are informative and very entertaining. Thank you.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on rising from the abyss of 1. You have offered good advice on keeping your hub score on a normal level. I loved your "Write hubs that put people to sleep (unless that is the purpose of the hub)." I wonder if there is a market for hubs that put people to sleep. :)

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      @Leni Sands - I'm so glad you made it to 100 for a day! That is my dream and thanks for the advice - I will definitely screen shot it.

      @ishwaryaa22 - Thanks for the support. I wish you the best in moving up on Hubpages as well.

      @old albion - Thanks for the support.

      @Millionaire Tips - You know what? Maybe that could be your next millionaire tip - write hubs that put people to sleep! I might have to write a hub like that as well. Wishing you the best.

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      YAY! I'm glad you made it off 1! I've been staying right close to the 90's made it to 95 once. I too am new at the whole Hubbing thing but it's been great! I'm looking forward to reading more of your hubs and will follow you to see what you come up with next! Good Luck!!!

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Thanks CassyLu1981! I wish you the best as you continue on your hubbing as well. And clearly you must be a great writer to be in the 90's! I look forward to reading your work.

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Cooool! :D

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      congrats on learning from your mistakes and kudos to you for sharing those with us. welcome to "follow" (as opposed to "no follow") land!

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      Chad Christopher 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Thank you for this informative hub!

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      His princesz 4 years ago

      Thank you. I am glad to know all these Robert! Voted up up :)

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Congratulations. You are off and running. Keep rising.

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      Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

      Thank you both for your comments! It is great to be actually receiving views and maintaining a score well above 1! lol. I wish you both the best as you keep hubbing.

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