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Edit Your Writing To Get a Higher Hub Score

Updated on March 5, 2011

Get a Higher Score on Your Hub

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Hubs need regular attention and care.  Editing your articles is one of the most important things you can do to get a higher score.  Editing includes:  re-formatting; adding and deleting photos; correcting mispellings and generally making your article easier to read. 

I think you know how important it is to keep our hubs clean, polished and shiny for public viewing. Look at it like this – You have just put your house on the market for sale. Passers-by come at anytime, unannounced. You want your house to show as if it were brand new, don’t you? Hubs should be shown like houses.

Often, I find myself editing my hubs. And I can just about guarantee you that if you spruce and spice up your hub, you will get an immediate increase in your hub score. Let me explain the seven things I do, and you can do also, to increase your score and bring in more traffic for your hub.

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Seven Things You Can Do To Increase Your Hub Score

1. Change the Title. Titles are extremely important in drawing attention to your hub. Notice how your audience responds or not, to your hub. If little or no one is visiting, you might have a title problem. Change the wording or decrease the word count. And make it relatable and clearer to understand.

2. Add Suggested Links. This is a good one to use, because you can link to other credible hubs on HubPages. We have some excellent authors here! I do not use all the suggested links because it can get to be a little much and somewhat distracting to the reader – so be discreet in using the link suggestion tool.

3. Remove Bad Photos. These are photos that look blurred and are hard to figure out. Great photos tell a story without words. I have removed photos. Photos are easy to delete when you are in edit mode on your hub.

4. Add Beautiful Pictures. I think some of the best photos are your own. The ones you have taken. One of my favorite photos is one that I took, and I cannot stop looking at the photo. It is bright, cheery, colorful and of high quality. If you have a good camera or cell phone camera, you can take your own photos – you will be surprised at the quality.

5. Comment Yourself. I was the first to comment on one of my hubs. No one else had commented. Since I added a voting poll capsule, I commented on the vote.

6. Reformat. Change the layout of your format to look balanced and pleasing to the eye. You can change your layout at any time. When you first publish your hub, you are asked to choose a layout, which is fine. Always remember that you can change the format or set up in edit.

7. Clean Up Errors and Typographical Errors. This is my last point. In this fast world of hubbing, we do make errors. You will probably find a few here. Hopefully, you will not find any that change the meaning of my message. Unintentional errors and simple typos that do not cause the reader to lose focus, are understandable.

Easy to Miss

When I read a hub, I kindly insert the missing word that someone left out. I am sure that we all do it. For example, “I am going to store” – you and I both know that the reader meant to say, “I am going to the store”. A few errors are acceptable, but when you see a dozen, you get turned off.

Typing Class

When I was in high school, I took typing all the way through 12th grade and was hired to work parttime as a Clerk Typist in my senior year. Then when I went to college, I had more typing, since I was a business major. Typing class was more than just typing. We learned to type with speed, and were allowed only one or two errors to be granted an award. When I earned my 60 wpm (words per minute) award, I was elated. This is the reason why I am harping on having a tidy hub.

Writing On HubPages

It is a privilege to write on HubPages, and I take it very seriously, I hope you do too! HubPages has given us the tools we need to create a professional image to showcase our craft of writing and share valuable insight and information.

Note: Point #3 in the Video - "Capital", is the correct spelling.

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    Laura Deibel 5 years ago from Aurora

    Very nice information. Thanks!

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    C-Bless 6 years ago from Canada

    G'day Treasureofheaven ... thank you for clarifying, and I do appreciate your welcome.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Hi C-Bless, you can edit your hub and add any words you want to. You can also edit your title - I have found this to be effective too. I will probably do another hub to add more factors to get a higher hub score. Thanks for finding me, and welcome to Hubpages.

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    C-Bless 6 years ago from Canada

    Great hub and very informative. As a newbie (joined 7 days ago), your informtion is so constructive. Can you really edit someone's hub to add a word like "the"?

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    revmjm, I tried to use an analogy that we can relate to in this hub. Glad you read too! There is a lot of good information on HubPages.

    Have a good day,

    Treasuresofheaven

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    Article Written By Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

    I really like the hub. It was very creative of you to use the house analogy. Also, the tips were ones I had not thought of; especially the one about commenting on your own hub. That never occurred to me even though I do use polls on some of them.

    I am glad I read this hub. I think is is ONE of your best.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Hi Kristine,

    Thanks for coming by. I am doing the same thing, looking at my titles too. You are welcome!

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    Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Great Hub. I will take another look at my titles. Thanks

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    RTalloni, I am glad you found this hub also. I know I have to remind myself all the time when creating and editing a hub. Thanks for commenting and nice to meet you!

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    RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

    Stellar tips that I need to pay attention to! Glad I found these good reminders here at the beginning of the year.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Sure are Ms Dee, I will be adding more tips some time in the future. Thanks for your comment today!

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    Deidre Shelden 6 years ago from Texas, USA

    Good tips that some of us don't think of!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    JeanieR, well gee, thanks for stopping by. I have not seen you around these parts. I am glad that I would could be of assistance to you. Please come again. The Hubs need maintenance. Thank you for the kind and generous words.

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    JeanieR 6 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

    What a concept! I write and run, never look back. It never occurred to me that I could go back to fix things up. Sima, you just changed my writing life! Now I must read a few more of your hubs to see how you might shake up my world!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Absolutely oceansunsets, thank you for taking time to stop by. I appreciate your experienced thoughts.

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    Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

    Great hub with great tips Treasuresofheaven. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    You are welcome Jeykishan. I am glad you find this hub useful. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    Jeykishan 6 years ago

    Useful Hub. Thanks

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Hubs scores do go up and down manjubose5. Keep your eye on them. And write good content above all. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home.

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    manjubose5 6 years ago

    Really helpful! As I am a new Huber, I was looking for the tips to increase traffic to my hubs. So it will help in that way. As soon as possible, I will follow your suggestion.

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    Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

    Great suggestions. A few days ago I spent a few hours reworking my hub titles, adding resources, photos, polls and news capsules and within a few hours the traffic to most of my hubs increased. I guess that's proof that your suggestions work.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    imatellmuva, you are certainly welcome! I am glad that you can benefit from this information. Keep up the good work! Hey, I'm still new too, aren't I? lol....

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    imatellmuva 6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

    Thank you Treasuresofheavan for this hub! Since I am new to HubPages, I can use all of the suggestions I can get. I find this Hub to not only be informative, but credible, because I have already gone to my hubs and edited information. This Hub is a great resource and is ideal for anyone who is new, like myself.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Dave Sibole, good for you. You get the point! Thanks for taking time to check this hub out!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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    Dave Sibole 6 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

    I am fortunate I have a friend that will be honest me about my hubs. I once forgot to run spell check on it and he let me know pretty quick. Those are the kind of friends it is good to have. Thanks for the tips.

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    hudlife 6 years ago from South Carolina

    Great tips, Treasures! I will definitely use this as a checklist and go back through my existing hubs. Thanks!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Onegoodwoman, we do take pride in our work. Quality and workmanship shows in good hubs. Thank you for being a good example to hubbers!

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    onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

    You are correct, neatness counts.

    I have learned a great deal

    in my time here. One of my

    short term goals is to clean

    up those first few hubs.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Bcatgray, how are you? I see you took the time to check out this hub. I hope it helps you. Let me know if I can be of an further assistance.

    Have A Great Day!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Ingenira, glad to see you. This hub is just a reminder of what we all know to do, but sometimes get caught up and forget. Hubs do need a good scrubbing every now and then. Thank you!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks RevLady, it is good to see you!

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Wilderness, good suggestion. Return to your hubs every 2 months. I like this idea. Thanks for your comment!

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    bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

    Wonderful suggestions. I had no idea that you could pick and choose which suggested links to use. I will definitely try that out on my old and new hubs. Thanks again!

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    Ingenira 6 years ago

    Totally agreed with you, and I think it is a good idea to tidy up our hubs from time to time. Good suggestions on how to do it ! ;)

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    RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

    Great suggestions! Thanks!

    Forever His,

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    Dan Harmon 6 years ago from Boise, Idaho

    I make it a point to go back 2 months after publishing on every hub and clean it up. Around Nov. first I will re-read every hub published in Sept. That way the hub has faded from my mind and I don't tend to gloss over the errors nearly so badly.

    I agree that it is important to present a visually pleasing hub, as error free as we can make it. This might mean getting rid of extra white space at the end of a text capsule or putting in quality photos. It certainly means cleaning up spelling and grammar errors, as you point out.

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