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How To Raise Your Hub Score

Updated on July 6, 2014

What Are My Tips and "Tricks"?

Recently I had a fan ask me how I managed to keep my profile score in the high 90's. They asked me for my "secrets" or "tips" on how I did this. This got me to thinking about my hubbing experience and about why did my scores stay up there in the nice high 90's range?

Well to begin with let me say that when I joined HubPages 10 months ago and I looked at the hubbers with the highest scores, I never imagined that I would one day be up there with the best of them. I was very intrigued by these writers who scored so highly and wondered myself "How did they do it?"

I had joined Hubpages to write, and once I found out how great the people here were, I was absolutely hooked. I wanted to write more, and I wanted to write better.

"Hubacholism" had set in...........


So Onto My "Secrets" of Hubbing

So you probably just want me to cut to the chase and tell you all my hubbers secrets.......

Well I hate to disappoint you but if I have any "secrets" to hubbing I am not aware of them yet. As far as I understand, all of our activity here goes into an algorithm that determines our profile score, and what exactly goes into that "algorithm" I have no clue nor do I care to know honestly. The only thing I do care about here at HubPages is writing, learning to write better, helping my fellow fans, friends and fellow writers in being better writers too.

So hmmm... maybe that would be one of my secrets if I had any - I genuinely like people and love to write - which I'm sure has added to my scores staying steady. I also like to write ALOT, and I work hard at making sure that what I write has been edited to the best of my ability (spell check - spell check - spell check!!) I also like to write not only about my life experiences but I also write about things that are of a controversial nature ( which may sometimes actually hurt my score if I piss someone off I suppose - they could thumb me down) But even if it did hurt my score I honestly woundn't care because I have written from my heart.... and for me that's all that matters. Nobody will always agree with everything you say - and wouldn't it be boring if people did?

I have to date now over 500 fans, whom I admire for trusting me enough to want to be my fans. Although I do not always respond to each and every comment (I'm working hard at doing that), it's not because I don't care what someone has said to me, it's more like I am an overwhelmed writer/teacher/wife and mother trying to keep up with life the best I canĀ  (life is a tad hectic for me these days)

So I do try to be interactive with my readers - I think that's very important, and I do try to read others hubs as much as possible. Sometimes that's hard but I feel it's part of being a responsible friend and fan to read others writing, make comments and support other hubbers efforts.

Another thing I do is try to stay active in the forums. Forum posting is fun - there are some great conversations going on over there, and lots to learn. And if you really want to be a good hubber you need to give back of yourself - and help others.

My Latest "Converts"

Another thing I have done is invite others to write here at HubPages. Jen and Rose are 2 of my latest HubPage "converts". I am absolutely thrilled they are here because I know how therapeutic writing can be and I feel that all of us have a story to tell. There has been some joking camaraderie between us about who can get the highest profile score and like I have told my "girls" - hey if you can get a better score than me then "more power to you!" And I mean that. I would love to see them excel at what they like doing. My ego can handle it!

So as for my "secrets" to success here at Hubpages - well I suppose it would all boil down to some very basic things - write well and to the best of your ability, care about people, strive to be a better writer and participate. And always be open to learning new things. It's really pretty simple.

And I'll bet that rating algorthim is pretty much based on those concepts!


Jen is a fun-loving person with a wonderful gift to share
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    Dorsi Diaz 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @Green) Glad you enjoyed the hub. Although written a few years ago, it all still applies... thanks for reading!

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    Green Art 4 years ago

    Dorsi, I like everything you say about the "Secret's" you hold to having such a great hub score. I too work on writing better and connecting with other writers as you mention and my score has moved up. I don't focus on it, but I admit I like seeing it in the nineties. The more I write about what I know and communicate with other writers the more I enjoy the whole process. Voted UP and Useful!

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    Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thanks Jantamaya - as I re-read this years later I still feel the same about the "success secret" ... thanks for coming by and I look forward to our new friendship Jantmaya!

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    Maria Janta-Cooper 5 years ago from UK

    Dorsi, I loved your hub about a secret that is no secret at all. Thanks for your informative article written with wit and fun. Voted up.

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    Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @estella) Thank you! What a nice compliment!

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    Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Thank you Ann!

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    Ann810 6 years ago from Sunny Cali

    Helpful hub, thank you. I will be giving more back to my readers to get my profile score up. (vote up, useful)

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    Dorsi Diaz 7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    viking305) Thanks for stopping by.Glad HubPages has given you an "escape" and a safe place to write. That's one thing no on can take from us is our words,right?

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    L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

    Yes I love writing... Love it... I write history articles mainly and when I am researching for a particular article all my own problems are put out of my head. I could be in the 18th century one day and the 1920's another. So to find Hub Pages and to be able to earn money from my articles was a God send. I also love all this interaction between other writers. Really enjoyed reading this hub thanks

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    swathin2 8 years ago

    hi i am trying almost different things to get as popular as yours. this is really irritating as my hub score it does to 75 one day and it again drops to 60 suddenly.

    can you help me to make it grow and not to fall. comment me back on my hub so that i can find the answer easily

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    CADarko 8 years ago from Northeastern PA, USA

    I only joined Hubpages an hour ago. I went to the forum and saw your post. I do write for other sites - informational, but this site has the creative flare I am looking for.

    Great piece!

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    earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

    Nice hub Dorsi. You keep coming up with the goods.

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    Soulflow (Ashley) 9 years ago

    Love you mom, you know I had to come check up on you! I will be here writing hubs one day. For now music is my gift, writing has always been a release for me though!

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    Rose Gold 9 years ago from Hayward, CA

    I love you Dorsi!!! Brought tears to my eyes when I seen this. You inspire me sooooo much just with the stories that we've shared with each other. I know I can get through life, because you did! God put us together for a reason!!

    God Bless,


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    jenster 9 years ago from Bay Area

    Hey Thanks for adding me to this artical. That was super nice of you and great artical to btw.

    Love ya

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    jim10 9 years ago from ma

    Keep the great hubs coming. I will have a lot of writing to do to try and catch up.

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    pariprashneno 9 years ago from Kolkata, India

    Dorsi, I do agree with you, when you say, " but if I have any "secrets" to hubbing I am not aware of them yet."

    I have joined 4 weeks ago and have published an un-finished hubpage and without doing almost nothing to promote it, I now at the witting this comment have scored 89. How? Its answer can be another hubpage lead but truly speaking I got this while I was just watching (spying?) what other successful hubbers have done.

    It is the hubtivity what really counts at least in my case.

    Good hub to read!

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    Ken Devonald 9 years ago from Edinburgh

    Hi Dorsi, I think you are right, if you like people a lot it will show through in your writing and your score will go up. I am giving this a thumbs up to keep you ahead of your girls even though you don't need it! :-)

    (Now I'll go and check out their writing!)

    Done that, found Rose, but Jen is two years old and never published... could this be one of your secrets? You welcome a lot of people and they follow you as a result? Natural charm and humanity? Have a great holiday!