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How to become a super hubber today!

Updated on December 9, 2012
By Guilherme Jófili
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The green light means go right!, well I had that light the whole way through on hubpages, and sharing was my intended goal I truly met, making pretty intense efforts for us all, helped me a great deal as well my first year here.
The green light means go right!, well I had that light the whole way through on hubpages, and sharing was my intended goal I truly met, making pretty intense efforts for us all, helped me a great deal as well my first year here.

I did it for my fellow hubbers

Helping my fellow hubbers here on hubpages has meant a great deal to me, sharing great hubs on many social sharing networks has been an enduring process as well. Reading 1000's of hubs during my first year as a hubber was truly breath taking, and by sharing of their hubs more then anything pretty much took a huge toll out on me, but was a fun, worth while experience indeed.

This next coming year as a hubber I will have to shift gears a great deal, and put my hubbing on the forefront for sure, because its cost me severely when it comes to potential traffic and all, plus I did to much super hero stuff here that made it impossible for myself to shine at full potential as a online writer.

It was surely worth all the self sacrifice though, to meet so many good folks, to be able to learn so much that I have never been exposed to, and to communicate efforts with many cool people from all around the world. One thing I learned as a hubber is to never judge a hubber by the number of hubs they have, by the number of accolades they have obtained, instead I read into the quality of their words.

Be very wise to how you weave your digital webs, its imperative


What I look for in a hub?

I look for meaning, clarity, good positioning skills of their hub content, and overall beauty before I decide to call a hub a high quality one. This is something that is a mark of a good hubber to me, I also look at grammar, but not as much as the other factors I've stated, but others may beg to differ with that particular aspect of how I personally choose to rate, to follow hubbers, to read from their hubs, and how I decide to begin sharing with them all, as well as spreading the HUB LOVE.

I've always loved reading both prose as well as poetry, and so that is something that has made it easier for me to find, and locate many great hubbers here, and no matter how long they've been on the hubpages network. It could only be yet a single day that a person has been a hubber, and if their content, as well as wording hit's the spot in every way with an awesome original touch, well I'm definitely going to be moved by their efforts, and then share it with the world.

Now, if that hubber has written an even more impressive hubpages profile, that matches such quality I will choose then to follow them as well, and also start to dig much deeper into the core of their digital works even elsewhere, and not just their hubs because many hubbers have multiple web locations they own that need a bit of love as well.

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Sharing is Caring!

Sharing peoples content is one of my core purposes as a hubber here in the hubpages community, and there are many reasons why I felt it necessary to do so, mainly because I believe that everyone deserves a chance to gain exposure, and I don't mean the folks who choose to cheat the system here, or elsewhere, and I know who those characters are, as soon as I see their content, I can detect such things instantaneously pretty much.

I only share peoples content that stands out to me in some sort of way, whether it be a useful article written with great detail, well defined purpose, or something more entertaining, of great beauty in the form of poetic verse, and there's a great deal of great poets here on hubpages. I also share hubs from folks whom write words of true inspiration, of sorrow, of struggle for survival, hubs that are very useful, funny, and those that are purely technical in nature of course, because I'm a techie myself.

Sharing is essential as a hubber, and so I will not stop doing so, I just need to shift the gears though a bit from 70% sharing of others works on hubpages and elsewhere. By flipping the scale over 180 degrees to 30% sharing of others digital works, for my second year as a hubber it should help me to be more effective at this super hero hubber thing.

I will begin such a shift effectively, as soon as the new 1 year accolade appears on my hubpages account. I'm only making this decision and revealing it to the public, because its only fair to let folks know of my move on hubpages, I truly need to do this, also because of my account receiving so much more communications here, and its almost impossible to keep up with it all, as I once had done as a newer hubber who had no clue of this super status. (HAHA!!!)

Sharing intesely is tough but I won't ever Quit

I still will spread the hub love please don't get me wrong, but my family needs me, I need me, and life must go onwards, I need to venture into having a real career as well, besides being a hubpages writer, which my online business has taken the full brunt of the blow, since I became a hubpages author. I sacrificed a great deal to do what I've done here in my first year on hubpages, as a hubber who's absolutely unconscious, but around month 5. I grew much wiser and shifted gears a bit back then as well, but more to lessen the amount of time spent on hubpages, to balance out my life, because it began to get haywire as the super hubbing kicked in around day 2 of being a hubber till that time.

When its all said and done, those who I've shared hubs for were truly deserving in my help, and as many of us newer hubbers here have grown to do such a thing as paying it forward for others it helped us as well. I think that its far better to be selfless, than to be selfish, because doing this online thing on your own is almost impossible, we need each other, and its much easier to have 100's or even 1000's of people sharing your articles as well, as just yourself after making intense efforts to truly pay it forward for them all without regard of receiving back a thing.

Take a pause for a second and think, are you following folks here for the right reasons, and are they doing the same for you.
Take a pause for a second and think, are you following folks here for the right reasons, and are they doing the same for you.

Following hubbers, does it count for anything?

Establishing a true following comes in handy in so many ways, numbers are cool but having many folks to share your web success with is even better, so don't forget to share other peoples hubs when and if you can, and I'm sure most veteran hubbers already know that part, but if not I hope the tip helps out.

A true following is something that can be established on the onset of reading peoples hubs, and by leaving insightful comments of true value to them about their hub. Helping fellow hubbers in any way can also help you to grow a true following, and this can be done by messaging them in their hubpages inbox, which goes directly to their email account that they submitted upon joining the hubpages network.


The key to becoming a super hubber is sharing of high quality articles that you find intriguing. As many people might not know that our web reputation is based on the likes of others we share as well as our own, and so while sharing please try to have integrity when doing so, and the digital sky is the limit thereafter if all this is done honestly, with good intent to help a fellow hubber out.

Be wise, share fairly, and most of all have super fun! writing the best articles you can, who knows your next article might be the one to be given the digital kick into viral status due to social sharing like its crazy, with all of our 250,000 plus fellow hubbers today, and with the outside world as well.

Yikes almost forgot to satisfy the conditions of the hubs title

10 Super hubbing Tips:

  • Set some ridiculous hubpages goals, they might just work like it did for me.
  • Write hubs about hubs if you ever read them, that is.
  • Write hubpages community hubs, exciting hub news, stats hubs etc.....
  • Write hub tutorials for fellow hubbers new to hubpages, they need our help.
  • Write about your experiences on hubpages, the good, the bad, & the ugly.
  • Communicate like a mad man or mad woman, NAH just kidding!
  • Communicate fairly, and read as many hubs as your eyes can absorb.
  • Never harass folks here, super hero's never do such a thing.
  • Join as many social networks as possible & share hubs you love there.
  • Become a Forum King, ummm whatever that is? who knows right!
  • Never quit at trying to write funny hubs that attract millions of viewers.
  • Bonus - Join forces with hubbers to form super hero teams to defend us all.


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @craiglyn, I'm so glad you found this hub and you feel that it has helped you in some way or another.

      Welcome to hubpages as you will find many hubbers like myself that are extremely helpful, and also very supportive of your efforts here.

      So, please enjoy the awesome community here, and I'll see you in many of your hubs you will be writing, and have written already in due time.

      Thanks for your awesome comment as well, chat with you soon.

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      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for this very informative hub. I am pretty new here, so I can use tips and lots of advice. I will learn to share - haven't done that yet, but each day here - I think it is day #5 now, I am learning something new. So thanks once again. I will endeavour to put your suggestions into practice.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you very much CcriSp, I did my best to convey such a message and no matter how many folks it may reach today.

      This is what I'm truly here to do, to meet awesome folks who love to write like myself, and to share with them effectively, and with intensive care as well as to their overall quality as a writer today.

      This hubpages community is truly awesome, and it takes many good folks like yourself to make it all happen.

    • CrisSp profile image


      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This, I like:" It's far better to be selfless, than to be selfish." This hub is worth reading with lots of interesting information on how to grow as a writer and get engage in the HubPages community at the same time.

      Voted up and useful and sharing. Way to go CloudExplorer!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @DS Duby, thanks bro for your comment, and yeah man it is imperative to try and uplift one another. Especially when we can sense any signs of distress coming from their corner of the globe pretty much.

      We all are in this thing together, and once we begin to realize such a thing, we tend to put all else aside and start to do this thing for the strength of empowering the entire hubpages community, which is the sure sign of a potential super hubber in the making in my digital book.

      Oh and thanks for your kind words here as well bro, and don't worry I'm the worst when it comes to spelling errors, misplace words grammatical errors, and the likes. LOL

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Carol777, you're right about the sharing factors having a sort of domino or exponential effect, and that's how social sharing actually works. Many people seem biased on social networks to only expecting their locations to be visited, and so this causes the sharing continuity to suffer a bit, but there are a select few individuals who will pay it forward for anyone, and some even everyone they come in contact with.

      I try to use my best discretion, and only share the things I find that have high quality, and so that where ever I choose to curate onto, and or organize (curate by sharing and collecting of web content) on the web will also leave a digital finger print as to my own sharing factors here, and so crediting a great deal of the web exposure back to me in return and with not at a negative loss or bad web reputation.

      The web pays us ten times over, 100's or some times 1000's of times over in the end, because everything we do on here is being recorded by google, as well as hubpages, and any other networks we choose to set up shop in and network with folks. These are much of the underlining things many folks fail to realize, to learn or understand. It also equates to SEO, if you wanna get an idea of what I mean simply Google My screen name here, and you will come to such a realization.

      The web is truly powerful, but only as powerful as the networking strength we supply it back with, in terms of all of our efforts combined, and as a individual you may have to work extremely hard to make the difference turn in your favor in the end.

      Good luck Carol, I hope this response gets to you, and isn't to much for ya, I do know your going to be a force to reckon with here on hubpages, judging by your shear volume of hubs you've already unleashed here. Thanks for the comment and chat with you soon.

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      DS Duby 

      6 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Sorry bout all the typos I'm commenting from my phone

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Bill for returning here once again bro, I do my best man for the likes of everyone I can manage to connect with here on hubpages, and so this hub was imperative to get such a message out.

      I just wish more people would take hubbing seriously like we do, it is something that does indeed make a huge difference for people today, even if we may not earn the big bucks yet.

      Cheers to powerful writing and super hubbing bro.

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      DS Duby 

      6 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Mike you are indeed a super hubber and have been very kind and generous to us all. I especially mean that because it was words from you that got me to get up off my butt and get back to writing! You're a great writer and a great friend and you certainly should take the time to focus on your own writing and your fans including myself will continue to show our sport. Voted up awesome, interesting, useful and shared!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I know what you mean about spending a lot time here. I have neglected a few things. However, Iam new and trying to get a place on HubPages. You offer wise advice..and I think the best we can do is write quality and share with other hubbers and our own special social networks. It is a daunting thought but if all the writers here shared with their own friends and followers the numbers would increase dramatically. It takes some time but the viral effect would be amazing. I try to share at least four or five good hubs everyday. Ones that I think have a mainstream interest..such as decorating houses, recipes, ways to find out good information. I am bookmarking, upping, and sharing ...

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Just thought I would re-visit these words of wisdom! Well done Mike; you are the personification of HubPages!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Mythbuster, I appreciate your comment, that was kind of you to say about my hub here.

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      6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Nice hub-love-y article with a lot of pay it forward to it! Thanks for sharing from your experiences and for pointing out some Hubbers and Hubs I might otherwise have overlooked.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @ChristyWrites, for pointing out the error, I fixed it, and that was very kind of you to do, I didn't notice it at all, cool stuff!

      Yeah balance surely is the key to success in all things for sure, including hubbing today, I love making such an effort here, but my life is important as well and I see you understand and feel the same by your cool comment you made above.

      Your awesome Christy, I truly appreciate the help.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You are right that there needs to be balance between giving and then also writing; sharing is caring but we also need to care about ourselves :) I noticed that you link twice to Rahul's hub (duplicate link), just letting you know to fix... Take care super hubber!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Barbara Kay, thanks for the cool comment, sharing on hubpages and beyond is no joke today, we all work hard for one another, and that is why I had to write this article, and I'm glad you liked it.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @egummer012, you will get many more comments in due time, its all about sharing with folks pretty much, the more you share with them, like you just now done with me here, the more folks will get to know you in the hubpages community, and all the awesomeness begins from there.

      Thanks for the cool comment, for the visit, and welcome to hubpages.

      In due time if you keep your hubbing activities up you will see a great deal of improvement for sure, on your hubpages account.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @TToombs08, Oh yes it is quality hubs are needed for a hubber to fulfill the standards of the search engines today, and to be able to appeal to a much larger audience, and sharing fairly is another for sure. Thanks for giving my hub here a try.

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      Barbara Badder 

      6 years ago from USA

      It was interesting to hear about your experiences here. I've been sharing a lot of hubs from other hubbers lately too. Hopefully, it has helped all of them.

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      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Great info here. I always want this much comments on my hubs too.

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      Terrye Toombs 

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

      I so agree with everything you stated here; it's important to write quality hubs, but equally important to share in the community and support our fellow hubbers. A great hub, Mike. :) Very enjoyable and informative read.

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      6 years ago from usa

      I must admit that you do share a lot with hubbers and you are a very good writer. Thank you for writing this article because it was worth reading.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania


      This was a very fascinating read! I do truly understand your need to switch gears. It is hard work sharing and spreading the hublove, butt he reward is awesome! You are truly a hub love spreader at heart, and we admire you for that! Even if you can't do it as much, we will still admire you! So don't you worry buddy! Your hubs are always interesting and informative! keep up the great work!

      P.S. By the way, loved your tip about the Forum King! Too funny! Have a great day!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      I did state the fact that grammar isn't an imperative in my book of hubbing, I look a bit deeper into the overall character of a hubber as well, when it come to people who write from non English speaking countries, or that of it not being their first language.

      I actually wrote a hub a while back all about it as well, and so I do understand where your coming from rcrumple.

      I sense that your an very honest person by your insight you leave me on my hubs, and the most recent ones you've commented on since we met here on hubpages.

      I will make sure to pay it forward for you as well, by paying many of your hubs a visit.

      This is how I do it for folks, who share with me continuously, I will also follow you as well. Thanks for the cool comment, see you soon.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Great info, especially for someone just getting here!

      I'm finding that the time demand is almost getting to the unbelievable point. I love it right now, but am concerned about it becoming something else in the future.

      I'm, also, beginning to understand that you just can't view every hub that's published. Try as I might, there's just too many superb offerings.

      One thing I might add, if you don't mind, is to show leniency for those writing in English as a second language. When I recognize this, a tremendous respect has to be given to the efforts being made. As language patterns differ in sentence structure, perfect grammar is not a requirement. The beauty many of these hubs offer vastly surpasses a mistake here or there. (Since Bubba is my first language and English my second, I speak from experience! lol)

      Great Hub! Thoroughly enjoyed!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      LOL, @Bill, you know me already bro, and you know my official reason why I'm here on hubpages for, it's to attempt at helping all of humanity, just as you are here to do as well.

      I just feel that without directly helping hubpages and the community, all hope can easily be lost, and so by doing my part for my first year it has compelled me to become more wise with it all, I just hope people are ready for me on my full potential Super Hubber status, because I am not taking off my digital cape, or turning back for nothing.

      I'm simply refining its appearance to the crowds of fans and viewers, and mainly to the online and global threats us super friends have teamed up to fight against today & no matter what form it may come at us today. I believe we shall be Victorious Bill, as a whole we fight as one, and so we cannot be defeated no matter what.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Moonlake, I'm so happy that you enjoyed this hub, I tried my best to make an enjoyable read for all that give it a try.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well buddy, if you have shifted gears I haven't seen it yet. You continue to share the love with many Hubbers and we are all grateful for your selfless acts of love.

      I certainly understand about needing to spend more time on your family and on yourself. I am facing that same decision right now; I need to adjust my priorities and find a way to do so that will be satisfying for everyone in my life, including Hubbers. It is a tough balancing act for sure.

      Just want you to know how much I admire you, Mike! You are everything that is good about HubPages and I am proud to follow you and be your friend.

      your brother in spirit,


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      6 years ago from America

      Very interesting hub and full of information we all need. Glad I read it. Voted Up.


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