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Tips on getting those 17 different hub page accolades

Updated on June 21, 2015

The hub pages accolades are a sharp eye catching addition to everyone's profile page. When I first started out on the hub pages I didn't have a clue to what the word accolade even meant. I never said I was the sharpest tack in the box. So I looked it up in the dictionary, and here's what I discovered. The word accolade's first known use was in the year 1623, and it comes to us via French and Italian from the Vulgar Latin word accollãre. An accolade is a mark of acknowledgment - an award or honor, approving and praising mention. Another words it's a pretty good thing! Now not everybody cares for them on their profile, so the hub pages has it set up where you can opt out of showing it for public display. You can simply check a box for this on when you edit your profile. However I really like seeing them, and I'm more then happy to show them off.

Accolade listings :

1. Years on the hub pages - You automatically receive this accolade for the number of years that you've been writing on the hub pages. There's only one catch, and that is you have to have a published hub to qualify for this award. You might not think this is a big deal, but not everybody here on the hub pages has published hubs. You get one of these accolades for 1,2,3,4,5, and hitting the 10 year mark. So far the hub pages hasn't been in existence for 10 years, so you won't find any of those out there.

2. Followers - You pick up this accolade as fellow hubbers start following your writing here on the hub pages. A lot of times people will follow you back after you follow them. Your profile will suffer some if you follow too many people. This will happen usually when you start following thousands of people. However if someone is kind enough to follow me, I will always be courteous enough to follow them in return. You will see this accolade appear when you have 100, 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 5,000, and 10,000 followers. I don't think there is anyone who has 10,000 followers out there yet.

3. Hubs - This accolade is awarded for the number of hubs you have written and published. It's real simple, and when you write enough you'll receive one of these nice shinny accolades for all of your hard work. You'll get one of these accolades when you complete writing 10, 50, 100, 300, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 hubs.

4. Hub views - This accolade is awarded when someone views your hub. It's automatically calculated up by the hub page computer servers. So there's absolutely nothing else you need to do than write good material that others will want to visit and read. You'll get this accolade when you receive 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000, 10,000,000, and 100,000,000 hub views.

5. Questions answered - You'll get this accolade by simply answering questions in a full sentence that other hubbers ask here on the hub pages. Just go to the question and answer section of the hub pages, and answer questions that fellow hubbers have asked. You might really be able to help someone out. I remember one time someone had a really bad tooth ache on a holiday weekend when all of the dentist offices were closed, and needed pain relief fast. So I answered it and recommended "oil of clove" until they could make it to the the dentist. They were very thankful. I also try to answer questions that haven't been answered yet. You'll get this accolade when you have answered 10, 50, 100, 300, 500, and 1,000 questions. (If you are new to the hub pages, and you want an accolade to spice up your profile page, then this is the accolade for you!)

6. Questions made - You'll pick up this accolade when you personally write and ask questions of your fellow hubbers that inspire the creation of answers. The better the question you ask, then the more answers you'll get in return. It's another fairly easy accolade to get when you are first starting out here at the hub pages. You will get this accolade for every 50, 100, 300, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 questions which you wrote that you receive answers for. Remember you might only get one answer for one question you ask, but for another question you might receive 49 reply's. Between those two questions you picked up this accolade, so it just depends on the type of questions to determine how many you'll need to ask to acquire this accolade.

7. Great Commenter - You'll see this accolade appear when you leave engaging and insightful comments on others' Hubs. There are 8 different levels to this accolade, which are displayed in Roman numerals. It all depends on the amount of comments that you contribute to hubs on the hub pages. This is also one of the accolades that will disappear from your accolade collection, when you slow down on leaving comments. So don't be shocked if one day you wake up, and this accolade is missing.

8. Engaging Writer - This accolade is awarded to those hubbers who write particularly engaging Hubs which visitors love to read from start to finish. This is one of those accolades you pick up the longer you are here on the hub pages.

9. Great Hub Pages Citizen - You'll get this accolade when you contribute to the community by helping new hubbers in the forums, voting and or flagging inappropriate content for the moderators. This is another accolade that you will pick up over time while you are here on the hub pages.

10. Popular - You'll receive this accolade when hubs that you've written are popular among your readers. The servers at the hub pages measure this by the feedback you are receiving to your hubs. This is where the "vote up" and "vote down" buttons come largely into play. This is why you'll find some folks asking you to vote up their hub, and as far as I can see there's nothing wrong with asking.

11. Great Discussion Starter - You will pick up this accolade when your hubs have great discussions in your hub's comment section. You have a greater chance of getting this accolade with more interactive hubs. Writting hubs which ask questions of your visitors will certainly help promote this type of activity.

12. Hub of the Day Winner - You'll receive this accolade when you've had an exemplary Hub presented before the hub pages community and featured on the hub pages homepage. This has been an accolade that's always eluded me. I guess it's like being an astronaut - you have to have the right stuff. Maybe this accolades for you!

13. HubNugget Winner - Now this is my favorite accolade. I was humbled to have received this award on February 2nd 2011 for my hub - "Ghostly Places". I wasn't even aware about the existence of this accolade until after I received it. This accolade is awarded to a new hubber who was a nominee and winner in the weekly "HubNuggets" contest. The actual accolade was designed and introduced sometime after I actually won it, and the hub pages went back and tacked it onto all of the past winners. It not only takes a good subject matter in a hub to be considered for a nominee, but you also must be within your first 90 days here at the hub pages. Once nominated, the hubs are voted on by fellow hubbers. The three hubs with the most votes in each category are the winners of this accolade. So if you are new to the hub pages then this accolade might be right down your alley.

14. Hubbie Award Winner - This is the grand daddy of all accolades on the hub pages. This accolade is awarded to hubbers worthy of acclaim and infamy. To win a Hubbie Award, you must be selected annually by the community. The key word here is the community, and not the hub page staff. We select the Hubbie Award Winners, which makes this honor even more special. This accolade and award has only been handed out one time so far. That was on the 5th anniversary of the hub pages. There were a total of 26 different categories for the Hubbie Awards, and so far to this date there have only been 32 Hubbie Awards handed out to the hub page's brightest. This is everyone's dream here at the hub pages, and good luck to all of you!

15. Best Answers - This is the 15th hub page accolade, and to receive this milestone achievement on the hub pages it works like this - The hubber who asked a particular question on the hub pages, can choose the best answer from all of the replies. They are only allowed to select one best answer, and once that is done the decision can't be reversed. Once you've been selected as the hubber having the best answer ten different times or more, you'll receive an accolade for this achievement. You will get this accolade for every 10, 50, 100, 300, 500, and 1,000 times that your answer is selected as the best answer for a question. Good luck, and answer wisely.

16. Featured Hubs - This is actually one of the easiest accolades to get here on the hub pages. You'll receive this new accolade when you have a certain number of simultaneously featured hubs here on the Hub Pages. You will get this accolade for every 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000 of your featured hubs, here at the Hub Pages. This is actually one of the better looking accolades here at the Hub Pages with a little blue bull horn pictured.

17. Editor’s Choice accolade - This is the 17th, and the newest accolade created by the hub pages. the Editor's Choice accolade will be displayed on your Profile Page along with all of your other Hub Pages accolades when you attain five or more Editor's Choice Hubs. The Hub Pages even admits that this is not an easy accolade to earn, and a congratulations is well deserving to those hubbers who receive this hard to get accolade.

This was an overview of all 17 of the accolades which the hub pages award to their best. To see the actual photographs, visit the FAQ section of the hub pages. It really wasn't possible to display any good pictures of the actual accolades on this hub for you all to look at. I hope this hub helps both explain the accolades to everyone, and helps some of the newcomers here at the hub pages get their very own accolades! The place to start for everyone wanting an accolade is by simply answering 10 questions from other hubbers!


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    • Marchello profile image

      Marko Vucinic 

      7 years ago from Cuprija, Sebia

      Great informations. I have 4 accolades collected. My next goal is 5 featured hubs and question answered awards.

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      Laura Schneider 

      7 years ago from Minnesota, USA

      Thanks for explaining each of these--and especially the tiers one needs to meet in order to increase their accolade a level. Thanks again!

    • TheHoleStory profile image


      7 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      I was not aware that the Hub Pages had added a new 17th accolade to their list. This was a great job of explaining all about the new editor's choice accolade, and I know it's going to be a hard one to get. I still don't even have my first EC hub.

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      Susan Britton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you. Now I have all the information I need to achieve these.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      8 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Congrats! You have done a decent job. It helps a lot of hubbers to move on systematically. Anyhow an Accolade is what makes us more proud and give the energy to stay on here. I got very enthused and thought of staying here on that account, means accolade. Your hub is illustrative and helping. Thank you for sharing.

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      Athlyn Green 

      8 years ago from West Kootenays

      Good to know there are 16. I have 12 and was wondering how many there were.

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      Laura Schneider 

      8 years ago from Minnesota, USA

      This was fantastic! I'd wondered what the thresholds were for increasing my numbers on some of the accolades, and about the new number sixteen accolade, and you answered all of my questions in one article. Thank you! You have done the Hub community a great service. (Now if only I could GET all of those accolades...) I take it back, I did have one question, but I'll ask it separately because it's so minor it will get lost in these comments.

      Voted up, awesome, interesting, useful, and anything else positive that I could find. I'm inspired to write more now that I see how close to some of the accolades I'm coming. Cheers! and thank you again. (I'll stop gushing praise now.)

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      possum lover 

      8 years ago from the backwoods just to the North of South Carolina

      This is a great hub for an over view of the hub page's accolades. I want to thank you for the update on the hub page's newest accolade - the Featured Hubs accolade, in which you have done a great job explaining that little blue bull horn which has started popping up on profile pages all across the hub pages.

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      Sukhdev Shukla 

      8 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Thanks for compiling all this. Being new to HP this is quite useful and explains almost everything about accolades.

    • MomsTreasureChest profile image


      8 years ago

      Great overview of the HubPages accolades, thanks for sharing!

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 

      8 years ago from Philippine

      very useful! Thank you for that, now I understand them,

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      Laura Schneider 

      8 years ago from Minnesota, USA

      I've been wondering about some of these for ages! Thanks for clearing things up! I'm not into the 30 in 30 challenges and such; I judge how I'm doing on Hub Pages by how many accolades I have earned and set goals to obtain the next level of a particular one. Cheers!

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      Anna Haven 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      I am new here so found this article really clear and very helpful. Thankyou.

    • Frangipanni profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you, that's sorted out a few questions for me.

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      Valerie Washington 

      8 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      I just got an accolade for publishing 50 hubs.

      Whew, it took a long time, but it was worth it!

    • GameApathy profile image


      8 years ago

      Very useful Hub, thank you!

    • cuttler profile image


      8 years ago from HubPages

      I love this hub...I will be checking back to it and make a list of these accolades. I Have a few so far and I find them to be highly motivating. Am now waiting for my accolade for a thousand views which I clocked recently. Hope it comes tomorrow (25th) it could serve as a great christmas gift from HP. Happy Holidays and thank you for the information.

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      Keely Deuschle 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for sharing this list! As a new hubber, I was seeing these on other hubbers' profiles, but didn't know exactly how they were earned.

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      Melissa Propp 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the explanation of all the various accolades. I wasn't aware of some of them or I didn't know the different intervals that they were given at. This is very helpful!

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      8 years ago from Southern California Desert

      Thanks! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! :)

    • Teylina profile image


      8 years ago

      For fun, would you explain a "shinny" accolade?" So glad I'm not the only one who makes typos!

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      Liz Elias 

      8 years ago from Oakley, CA

      #7--'great commenter.' Yes, well, imagine my surprise when one day, I opened my mail to find a congratulatory e-mail from HP saying I'd reached level 8. Wow! Not that I was trying just happened. However, it seems to be a pretty doggoned touchy trigger. That lasted only a single day, and I'm back down to a level 7. Hmm...I don't think that I could have 'slowed down' on commenting all that much just overnight!

      I don't really care--but I found it interesting how fast one's 'fortunes' can reverse here.

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      Jean Rogers 

      8 years ago

      I only have a few so far, but I get really excited when I get a new accolade. It is amazing how much the accolade program gets me pumped up about reading, commenting, and answering a few extra hubs or questions. Great descriptions of the accolades and I liked the examples you presented. Thanks!

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      Jayme Kinsey 

      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great information! Now I have some new goals to set! I'm glad I found about the commenter accolade. I work so hard on the writing part that I sometimes forget to leave comments. Thanks for the great read!

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      9 years ago from Philadelphia County PA

      The funny thing is that I've wondered for a while about how to get those accolades. Then I found your hub. I appreciate the time you took to write on how to acquire accolades. This newby says "Thank you" :)

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      Nicoli Clause 

      9 years ago from United States of America

      I loved the Hub, it was straight forward and explained the accolades well. Good to know about the "Level _ Commenter" Hopefully it takes some time to disapear as some of us may not be able to use the internet frequently.

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      9 years ago from Cindee's Land

      thanks! i just joined 2 weeks ago and dont even know any of these things. haha i should check now. thanks for the hub! :D

    • TheHoleStory profile image


      9 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      This is a great explanation of the new "Best Answers" accolade. I recently found it on my list of accolades, and until I read your hub I had no idea of how I got it.

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      alphonse george 

      9 years ago from Kerala,India

      Very useful.Hub shared.

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      Dee aka Nonna 

      9 years ago

      The one that are automatice...number of hubs, views, etc. are explained very well in the learning center, but what I have often wondered is how do they make the decision to move you to a new level on some of the othersl

      Good information. thanks for taking the time to share.

    • JMCL162 profile image


      9 years ago from New York

      very useful and interesting hub for anyone looking to understand the details of the accolades on hubpages. shared and voted up!

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      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Nicely done and a valuable source for new Hubbers! Accolades, along with that darn HubScore (I actually first typed "HubSore" by mistake) is what keeps you on your toes :) Cheers!

    • sashenikainderby profile image


      9 years ago

      I found this hub very useful for the beginners. I had no idea what "accolade" meant and now I am fully prepared and armed with useful information. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    • bzirkone profile image


      9 years ago from Kansas

      Good, informative hub. Thanks for researching all the types of awards. I'm liking HubPages more and more and learning the ins and outs is fun. I like your writing style.. easy to understand.

    • Teylina profile image


      9 years ago

      Great hub; knew some but not intricacies so the info is laid out perfect. Thanks! I now understand why some of mine seem to come and go! I keep forgetting about notifying hp gonna be gone and this time I got back missing 2 accolades and 218 notices!

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      Roberta McIlroy 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank for the information. Now I know what they are for and what I need to do to get one. I really like being on this site, it's a great place to be.

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      9 years ago from North Shields, UK

      Now I know what all these accolades are for. I think I've got ONE!! Haha! I should be much more active on Hub pages than I am, I suppose. It's a great site with lots of lovely people in a lovely community.

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      angie ashbourne 

      9 years ago

      Hi! Thank you for the info,great hub. Angie

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      Denise Handlon 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      I enjoyed the explanation here, thanks for sharing.

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      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Great hub, very informative, thank you!

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      Harvest Moon 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Thank you for the tips! This is exactly what I was looking for. I'm trying to spruce up my profile a bit, too, so winning a few more accolades would definitely be wonderful. Keep on writing!

      God bless!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      9 years ago from Manila

      Great tips on getting those accolades! :)

      I just want to also share the my hub regarding the meaning and implications of some of these accolades:

      Thank you very much!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Excellent explanation of the Hub Awards. Well written and interesting. Up and interesting.

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      9 years ago from Florida

      Very informative..thank you for explaining " Accolades"..

      I am fairly new to Hub pages and had NOT a clue until I read now I have another degree to add to my " wall of fame"...

      Accolades 101 ! Thanks for sharing..and I look forward to reading more hubs by you...

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      Nizam Khan 

      9 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Wow! This is really interesting and informative. Nice written and well expressed. I was really looking for this topic and it helped me a lot to understand accolades more clearly. Thanks for sharing and voted up :)

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      Teresa Schultz 

      9 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      This description of all the accolades is a great help to newbies and oldies alike. I like the way you point out that the questions answered accolade is an easy one for newbies to get, so they can show off an accolade on their profile quite quickly after having first joined HubPages. This would probably encourage them to make a greater effort at getting the others too - which is great, because a lot of being on HubPages is all about being active on HubPages.

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      9 years ago from America

      Good job. Your hub explains a lot. I have been on here 4 years and have never known what some of these were for.

      Voted Up.

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      Nancy Yager 

      9 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks for explaining accolades. These seem like something to strive for.

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      Suzette Walker 

      9 years ago from Taos, NM

      Thank you for writing this and explaining each accolade.

      I didn't know about all of them and this is so informative.

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      Karen Silverman 

      9 years ago

      Accolades - You described them perfectly. Great info..

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      Christy Birmingham 

      9 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I like the accolades. Great explanations!

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      Cheryl Simonds 

      9 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the info, I wondered what the levels were to win new ones. Voted up and useful.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the clarification! Thought I had figured out, but this is a great breakdown, and acceptable as well as inspirational. Thank you.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Mystery solved. Thanks for the information. I've also wondered about those.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      9 years ago

      I have wondered about the accolades. To tell you the truth, I didn't even know they existed until one showed up on my page. I think it's a great way to encourage hubbers to keep writing. Thanks for the valuable information. Voted up!

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      Bill Holland 

      9 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well there you go; that filled in some missing information for me as I have wondered for three months what a few of those accolades were. Thank you and well-done.

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      Faith Reaper 

      9 years ago

      Excellent piece for those of us new to hubbing and don't have a clue, like me. Ha. Thanks for taking the time to write this. Faith Reaper


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