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What Is HubKarma
HubKarma and HubRank
HubKarma is a performance statistic on the HubPages website. There are several rankings and scores on HubPages that affect writers of hubs in different ways. HubKarma is just one of these many author scores that all Hubbers should know about.
The most important of all the HubPages metrics is the author score called HubRank. HubRank is an overall score that tells you at a glance how "good" the author is, or more specifically how well the particular writer fits within the HubPages community. What makes HubRank so important is that you need a high enough HubRank score in order to stop having your HubPages links no followed so that their "link juice" will flow through to your search engine rankings targets.
The requirement to have the no follow attribute removed from your hub's backlinks is your Hub Rank writer score must be 75 or higher.
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HubScore and HubKarma
The second most important ranking or scoring metric computed on HubPages is the actual score of the hub you have written. Your hub's score is called HubScore. For a hub to have its links do followed, or more accurately, to have the no follow rel attribute removed from a hub's links, the hub must have a minimum hub score of 40.
Note that the minimum hubscore required to remove the no follow on your links is in addition to the minimum requirement where the author score or HubRank must be at least 75 or higher to have your hubpages backlinks followed.
The latest scoring metric, ranking, or score on HubPages is called HubKarma. According to HubPages, HubKarma has "a small" affect on your HubRanking. That means that HubKarma indirectly affects having the links on your hubs not nofollowed. However, if the information provided is correct, the affect is minimal and it is completely possible to have all of your no follow removed from links with a 75 HubRank even if your HubKarma is low.
What is HubKarma and How is HubKarma Calculated?
HubKarma is based solely on how much you link to other hubs from other HubPages authors. In other words, the more links you have to hubs that you did not write, the higher your HubKarma will be.
However, linking to other hubs dilutes the power of the other backlinks in your hub according to current conventional SEO wisdom. The concept is that if a page has a certain amount of power to affect the rankings of other webpages - called authority - based upon linking to those pages, that power is divided by the total number of links encoded in the text of that page. Thus, if a webpage has a power level, or authority of 5 and there are five links on the page, then theoretically, each of those links receives a power level of 1 from that page through backlinks.
Basically, you are diluting the power of your own backlinks in order to raise your HubKarma.
Coming up soon...
- Best Way To Raise HubKarma Without Diluting Your Own Links
- How Is HubKarma Calculated?
- How Much Does HubKarma Affect HubRank?
- What Is The Point of HubKarma or Why Did HubPages Add HubKarma?
- Should I Care About HubKarma At All?
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