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Need A Better Hubscore? Think Macro-economical

Updated on October 8, 2012

Writing and earning from it online can be taxing. One wonders how much content will generate appreciable income. Some get confused between the quality and content ratios. As more time passes the confusion increases.

Personally, when I began to write I had no idea that I would earn anything at all but after Nine months and some amount of content I can confidently say that…. Yes… you can earn.

Writing on hubpages is comparatively easier than writing on other sites. I say this because:

· You get the simplest editing tools here.

· Uploading images is a lot easier and faster.

· The Accounting of income is accurate and the scope is vast

1. Hubpages Ad Program gives you greater time to work on content as you do not need to devote time editing your ad settings for each article.

2. Easy to put eBay and Amazon capsules : just click and drag

· But the most important reason is the personal analysis methods hubpages provides namely

- Hubscore

- Accolades

- Followers

- Current Views

- Ideal and Active Hubs

- Daily, weekly, monthly and all time earning audits etc.

Of all these facilities the Hubscore plays a vital role in establishing the overall class of a hub-author

Many people stay confused about the Hubscore and a low one tends to generate a lower confidence level in them. I stayed confused about mine for months until I figured it out.

How did I figure it out?


That is the basic rules of demand and supply across global economics

Consider the price of a product as the Hubscore and the article, I mean, your content as the product:

1. When The Supply Is High

In this case the market is flooded with your product making it easily available or easily seen and hence bought.

When you right a high amount of content you seem to keep coming up in searches thus your value will automatically increase and so will your Hubscore.

2. When the Demand is high

When the demand is high for quality content that it, your page is visited a lot, you have a large following which means a large readership… your value propels and so does your score. The 90-100 pointers have at least 3000-5000 views per month!

3. When the supply is low

When you write less amount of content or write irregularly then the search engines do not record much from you. Your views slip and so does your demand and your Hubscore falls.

4. When the demand is low

This means your content may be high but its quality might be low because people do not connect to it and thus your value goes down… sending your Hubscore and your confidence down.

Here is a table showing various Hubscore trends and the corresponding author characteristics to make it clearer:

Views per Month
Hubs Written Per Month
Duration of Membership
above 3000
above 500
7 months and above
2000- 3000
5-6 months
3-4 months
2-3 months
1-2 months
less than a month

Statistics are a general average. May Vary individually

From the above four points I came across some conclusions which have helped me so far… I hope they help you too:

1. Write Regularly

Aim at writing one hub a day or one in two days. This keeps you on the charts for the search indexes and you maintain your value. Plus, writing daily increases your content and the practice increases your quality.

2. Read Regularly

I suggest that you take half an hour daily to go through articles by other authors. Reading and commenting is a healthy marketing strategy and makes you visible to the online community. People take you seriously and notice you. It will take a while but trust me it happens.

3. Yearn to earn accolades

Accolades have multiple benefits.

- they boost your self confidence

- your page looks impressive

- your influence grows

- your value increases

- Gives a lasting first impression

4. Follow People

A strong network is as important on the net as in real professional life. Following newbies and veterans helps you earn a respectable identity in the community and increases your influence.

5. Share

When you share others’ work on pages like facebook and twitter the biggest beneficiary is you yourself. You earn respect in the online community. On the technical front you create back-links to your own page. When a article shared by you is viewed and it earns… a share of the earning reaches you too! The more you share the more you earn…. Money, respect and influence!

I hope this article helps all of you in some way. The bottom line is that to think in the most basic of ways. Online writing is a technical thing. But there is a basic concept behind every complex structure.


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    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad it was a useful read for you my friend Audrey! I am humbled by your kind words... and appreciate your visit

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Pahrump NV

      I join all of your followers in their praise of this very helpful hub. Great information and written in an excellent format. I can't thank you enough.

      Voted up and across and will certainly share this with others.

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      good to see u too Love :)

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Great compilation of information. I must say that I don't necessarily fit the profiles you have come up with. My score fluctuates dramatically, anywhere from 93 (where I am today) to 100 (I've hit that a couple of times). I don't get nearly the views you indicate that should correspond to my scores. Other than my anomaly, your article makes a lot of sense. Thank you for sharing the information. Take care.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Rahul my son.. I needed to read this informative and insightful hub.. my confidence goes up and down.. I sometimes just dont know what I am doing wrong then I read great hubs like this and I know I just do not compare.. there are some great writers here on the hub.. BillyBuc and Cloud Explorer and you and Lord De Cross. etc. just to name a few..

      thank you and many blessings


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      8 years ago

      Hi rahul, good to see you, take care my friend:)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad I could manage something useful Terrye.... thanks a lot :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Love.... I am glad you found it useful ... :) Understanding the dynamics of the hubscore is quite simple but most people tend to ignore it

      Thanks for the valuable feedback

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad I could help..... Thanks for ur valuable input :)

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      Terrye Toombs 

      8 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Fantastic information, Rahul! Brilliant and insightful. Thank you for presenting this to your fellow hubbers. Voted up and more.

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      8 years ago

      I found this hub useful. I now have a better understanding of how the hub score works. My score keeps fluctuating from 87-89. Last week it was in the 90's and then I did a test. I added two more fans and it went back down to an 88.

    • Gladys Familaran profile image

      Gladys Familaran 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for posting this. You have given me an idea and I will apply what I learned here. Voted useful and interesting and of course shared!

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad my article could help :)

      People tend to ignore hubscores but ironically when they start dripping ... they catch our attention...

      A few simple measures such as regular interaction can help keep them ticking :)

      Thanks for the kind visit :)

    • CrisSp profile image


      8 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Very useful! I never really worry about the hubscore although of course, it is nice to see scoring high. This hubscore has puzzled me since I started hubbing. I noticed though that when I'm away and couldn't get the chance to log-in, my score goes down, which in my translation means, I need some interactions. After all, this is a community and in order to maintain a healthy community, there should be some interactions.

      Thank you for shedding some lights. Voting up and across (except funny) and will share the good stuff.

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Doing it for fun is how everything starts Lika.... I am glad you have fun blogging around.... One must have fun to be good at something....

      I am glad you liked the article

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Geet... Economics is hard for sure... but once you grasp the basics.... it is easy to understand... I am glad my write was useful and helpful :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hey Kimberlie... thank you... I am glad it could help :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      hello Abby! I am glad it was a useful read for you. Yes they fluctuate on a daily basis... just as the share market you know... based on performance...

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      9 years ago

      Thank you. Very helpful, though I just don't have the time to dedicate to blogging. I do it more for fun and enjoyment for now, anyway.

      Maybe if my situation changes, I will go for more gusto.

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      sangeeta verma 

      9 years ago from Ludhiana India

      For me economic is the hardest subject to deal with, but the way you have explain about the hubsocre through economic subject is quite easier to understand. The table you have shown is good and easy .It is really helpful for the hubber those who are puzzled about there hubscore. Thanks for sharing and voted up!

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      Kimberlie Kacan 

      9 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Interesting and great advice. Thanks for sharing! Voted up.

    • abbykorinnelee profile image

      Abigayle Rourk 

      9 years ago from Ripon, Wisconsin

      This was very useful, I was just wondering about what information generated our hubscores as I see they fluctuate individually and there were other attributes to think about.

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      hello Joy... I am glad my work could help...

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Funom... I am glad this could help you.... An Adding Hubber Spree.... is not the key for sure... writing and reading will surely help... not exponentially... but gradually...

      Online writing and writing in general is an area.. where patience is bliss... :)

      Thank you for the kind read

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      As I said Shauna... the facts are an average... it may be that some high quality writers ... such a you... perform better than the others..

      thanks for the kind read sister :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad I could help Marketing..... Thanks for the read :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      hello twentyfive... Thanks for commenting... the hubscores are a useful tool for self analysis.... impressing the readers is the secondary advantage...

      Thanks for connecting :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Point2make... You are right... hubscore can be confusing at times... the key is to focus on quality of work.... by work.. I mean all round work... writing.. reading... sharing...

      I am just sharing a personal experience.. and I would be glad if it helps in a way :)

      Thanks so much for the kind comments :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Dzy... nice to see you here....

      A company wouldn't reveal its trade secrets wouldn't they... Well... its our curiosity to keep guessing what lies beneath.....

      thanks so much for the kind words :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Keith... I am glad you are maintaining your hubscore.... regular reading and writing are a must for sure....

      When you cannot write frequently you can devote time to reading... it helps you to maintain the balance\

      Thanks so much for wise and kind input :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks much Flash.... Writing is a task of patience,... One must have patience to write...

      I am glad you connected and liked the article

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Oh! Thanks for such a kind comment Effer :)

      I am glad you found it useful... And yes... knowing the basics of give and take can help you literally everywhere :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Humbling words from the master of charts herself... thanks Julie :)

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      9 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Faith. I am glad it could be of some use....

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      9 years ago

      great hub.... helps me understand supply/demand and scores....and thanks for the tips

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 

      9 years ago from Europe

      Wow... This is lovely and you have wonderfully satisfied my curiosity. Initially, I was adding lots of hubbers (as much as 2,900) and about 390 of them followed me in return, but this singular act readuced my hubscore initially, which began to rise later. Subsequently, in one of my hubs on advice to newbies like myself, a senior colleague addressed that issue and told me the fall in hubscore is due to my "never ending process" of adding hubbers. Then, I went all over again, unfollowed the ones who did not follow me in return and immediately, my hubscore shot up. We are all learning and it is nice to come across such an info. I just wished I could bookmark this.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      9 years ago from Central Florida

      Good info my friend, but I'm not so sure of the hub score stats. I range from 93-95 and do not fall into any of the criteria listed in the tables listed above. In fact, I find my score goes down with each hub I write until they receive feedback. Hmmm.....

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      C L Grant 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very interesting article and analysis.

      I've never been able to understand my Hubscore so have not worried unduly about it! However, it all makes a little bit more sense now.

    • twentyfive profile image


      9 years ago

      Excellent presentation. Hubscore impress the readers but with our new profile and hubs layout, it's not displayed anymore

    • point2make profile image


      9 years ago

      Your explanations were very helpful and appreciated. The Hubscore can often times be confusing to even long time hubbers. Thanks for helping clear up a few points. I have a long way to go with my own writing but I am so thankful that there are hubbers like you that are willing to share their knowledge with the rest of us. Voted up and shared.

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      9 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Very well explained, in terms so easy, even HP staff can understand it. LOL

      Just kidding, there--I have no doubt they 'understand' their criteria--they just won't tell us the fine details of what those criteria are--brushing it off with such comments as "don't obsess over your hub score...

      Your article comes from a common-sense point of view from observation, and as such is worthy of attention. Voted up, useful, interesting and shared.

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      9 years ago

      You are absolutely right on this! I definitely learned more about the hubscore through your analogy. My hubscore has comfortably been in the 90's and I'm doing all I can to keep it up. You are right: keeping up with your writing and reading is definitely beneficial. I highly suggest all writers to write at least 8-12 articles a month (1 every 3-4 days) if they have other duties to attend to. Because of last month, I couldn't write as much but this month I plan on writing more frequently. It also helps to set a how many articles you want to read a day. I normally keep my article reading between 10-30 articles a day. Definitely living by your words, Rahul! Very informative.

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      9 years ago from usa

      Sometime people may feel like giving up because it takes so much time to write. This article was very encouraging and detailed. Thank you rahul0324 for your clear thoughtful article.

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      9 years ago from Carson City

      This is the very best informational hub on Scores, views and earning potential I have read...ever. You explain it clearly and simply...your graph is self-explanatory.....I understand your reasoning, perfectly. Now, I must push myself to write more often. Thank you so much're a genius....and it is generous of you to share this valuable info!...UP+++

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      9 years ago from Clinton CT

      LOVE the chart!!!

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      Faith Reaper 

      9 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent, insightful hub full of really great advice!!! When I want to start writing to earn money here, I will keep this one handy no doubt. Thank you for sharing your great insight here. Very well-written. Voted up, awesome, interesting and useful. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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