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What are Hubpages Accolades?

Updated on August 28, 2011

Hubpages Accolades

So what are hub pages accolades you ask? They are achievement badges that appear on your profile. Some of these are a milestone that you accomplished or involves other people in which you get awarded. They are a great way of seeing how you are doing and also to see what others have accomplished. These do not necessarily mean you get more traffic or anything, but it's a good feature here on hub pages. Don't worry if you don't get them them right away when your first start out here on hub pages though. You will eventually get them if you contribute to the community and consistently write hubs that have pretty good content.


This is not an accolade you can get right off the bat. This indicates how long you have been a member of hub pages. You get the accolade when you have been a member for at least one year. Then each year the number will change of course.


David 470 has published at least 50 hubs. This obviously indicates that I have achieved a certain quantity of hubs and have been rewarded a badge for it. You get your badge when you publish 10 then the number moves up at certain milestones. Please however, do not write low quality below standard hubs just to try to get this accolade higher. This is something that will come with time.


This accolade can mean a lot. The more followers you have means that many people are coming back to your hubs reading and perhaps enjoying them. This has nothing to do with traffic outside of hub pages though. Some people may not have a lot of followers, but may be getting a lot of traffic outside of hub pages. The more various content you have and the more you contribute can gain you more followers. This accolade is something you do not directly control, but producing high quality hubs and contributing in hub pages may get you more followers.You will get the badge having at least 100 followers.


This accolade is gained by answering a specific number of questions here on hub pages. Please however, try and provide good answers the best of your ability and don't spam answers just to get an accolade. Hub pages is a community for people to help each other not spam each other.


The exact opposite of answering questions of course. Just make sure you don't keep asking questions one after another. A few is fine then wait a while cause other community users are asking as well. Ask appropriate questions.


David 470's hubs have been read over 1000 times. Now this more directly relates to traffic, but keep in mind the views on hub pages may not match the views your adsense reports says. The fact is that web crawlers come to your pages so some views on hub pages are not page impressions. This accolade will continue to go up if you succeed in getting good organic traffic from search engines. Some really big hubbers have over 1,000,000 views! Hard work and consistency can get you there one day. I hope to achieve such success myself eventually.



David 470 is popular among readers, as measured by there feedback to their hubs. When someone gives you feedback such as useful,funny,awesome, or beautiful that is how you acquire this badge. When you get a certain amount you will get this accolade. Depending on the quality of your content will depend on feedback you get. A hub about pretty girls may get beautiful while a more informative hub will get useful.


David 470 contributes to the community by helping our new users in the forums, voting and/or flagging inappropriate content for our moderators. If you see hubs that are low quality or inappropriate you can flag it. Also when you vote whether you thought that hub you read was up to standard vote it up or down. This is how you gain this badge.


David 470 writes particular engaging hubs which readers love to read from start to finish. This is something gained by writing quality content and content that is not to advertising. If your readers find your hubs interesting then this will eventually be acquired.


When you write comments to other members of hub pages. Just remember do not spam peoples hubs just to try and get this. Also try and avoid comments like good hub. Try and write a comment that's a bit longer and insightful. I mean it does not have to be huge just try and keep those over used comments like "good hub" or "great hub" to a minimum.


This is when people leave comments on your hubs and when you reply back. There is no direct way to reply back, but its a good idea to comment on your hub if they ask you a question or provide a specific comment about something.


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    • Jasdeep-Singh profile image

      Laddi Singh 

      4 years ago from (Punjab) India

      I Absolutely loved it...I was soo there from beginning to have done a great job by writing beautifull and wonderful Hub on the meaning of a Hubpages Accolades. Thanks for Sharing.

    • portables profile image


      5 years ago

      whatever they mean, they make me feel good!

    • JRickert profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information.

    • viveresperando profile image


      6 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Enjoyed reading this.

    • nealbo profile image


      6 years ago from P

      Just what I was looking for - only have 2 accolades as of now!

    • Java Programs profile image

      Java Programs 

      6 years ago from India

      Hi David 470,

      Thanks for writing such a wonderful hub about accolades ..... I am new to hubpages and I am excited about how hubpage works. Reading your article about the accolades is making me excited to work hard to get them .... Thanks for such wonderful post ... I will be looking for more of such hubs from you about hubpages ...... Thanks

    • PositiveChristian profile image


      6 years ago from Hailsham, England

      I'm going to start using this site a bit more and get some of those accolades.

    • writing4action profile image


      6 years ago

      It is really tough to get that many accolades in just one month.

    • writing4action profile image


      7 years ago

      Great David, I didn't know that there were so many accolades!

    • tarrka1089 profile image


      7 years ago from Ohio

      Still learning my way around. Wondered how other Hubbers received these awards - thanks for explaining.

    • eclecticeducation profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you for helping to explain these.

    • Kaniel Loughran profile image

      Kaniel Loughran 

      7 years ago

      Quite useful and answered all my questions. Thank you.

    • sangre profile image

      Sp Greaney 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Now I understand how Accolades are achieved!!Thanks for explanation...

    • KimberlyLake profile image

      Kimberly Lake 

      7 years ago from California

      Thanks for the info, very useful!

    • gypsumgirl profile image


      7 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

      This is a very helpful hub. Thank you! Voted up and useful!

    • Jhangora profile image

      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 

      7 years ago from Dehradun

      Thanx a lot for explaining all the accolades.

    • QFlaire profile image


      7 years ago

      glad you broke this all the way down as i am fairly new to this site. I already have a couple accolades and am forward to being award the other ones you mentioned that i lacked.

    • CarolineVABC profile image


      7 years ago from Castaic

      Thank you very much, David 470, for posting such valuable information!! It certainly clears up some of my questions regarding accolades. Looking at your collection of accolades, you seem to be doing an excellent job here on HubPages-keep up the good work!!

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      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      smanty, who gives the accolades? Is it a certain person (maybe a volunteer) assigned to check progress or does hubpages have a system in place that tracks all this? Just curious... I hope this isn't a stupid question- I'm still learning how everything works.

    • David 470 profile imageAUTHOR

      David 470 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States


      I am not entirely sure, but I know that Google Analytics says I have more page impressions than my Google adsense account because we share impressions with hubpages

      We get 60%, and the site gets 40%

      So technically speaking we actually get more traffic, then our google adsense account says. (I am using the old version though)

      As for views not having ads on them I am not sure.

    • smanty profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you very much for this, I can see that you have done very well for yourself on this site. One thing I wanted to point out that some traffic is not considered a page impression. Does that mean some views do not have ads on them?

    • kia31 profile image


      7 years ago from Los Angles

      Is there a chart to show what the next level of accolade would be for example I have a 10 for questions asked what is the next badge level. Could it be 50 100 or what

    • kimbles profile image


      7 years ago from The World

      Well I just had my first two accolades appear and I wondered what the heck they were so a search of hubpages for accolades returned this hub at the top of my search results so thanks from me Kimbles x

    • Roffi Grandiosa profile image

      Roffi Grandiosa 

      8 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      hubpages: accolades, in foursquare: badges. Nice!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      8 years ago from UK

      As a newbie, this hub has been a great use in understanding accolades. simple, well written and sound advice. Thanks David470, can see why you have so many followers!

    • Janna Jones profile image

      Janna Jones 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for this Hub, I saw the Accolades but never really knew what they were, how u get them or their meaning. Great read!


    • lilmissbookworm profile image


      8 years ago

      Thankyou for the advice. Now I understand how I may get some of my accolades.

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      Arwen Taylor 

      8 years ago

      This was a good and straightforward account of what the accolades mean. I wish there were more specific numbers for each level but this information is good enough to get people started in the right direction. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

    • toknowinfo profile image


      8 years ago

      YOur hub gave me just the information I was looking for.

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge in such a well written and easy to read way. Keep writing. Rated up

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      Mark Passarelli 

      8 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      I want to collect them all! ;D

    • triosol profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing great info. As I'm new here and feel it's great that hubpages rewards it's members through


    • ProFXBlog profile image


      8 years ago from london

      just got my first accolade :) 10 hubs published :)

    • Woman Of Courage profile image

      Woman Of Courage 

      8 years ago

      David470- Thank your for your help, and for checking my profile.I was not aware that I should click on. God bless you!

    • David 470 profile imageAUTHOR

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      If you are not sure of what your accolade is cause some look similar then hover your mouse on it

    • David 470 profile imageAUTHOR

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Well it could mean multiple things, I looked at your profile and if you click your accolade it says you have answered at least 10 questions, some accolades you will always have,,but they get upgraded to bigger numbers 100-300 etc.

    • Woman Of Courage profile image

      Woman Of Courage 

      8 years ago

      This is very useful, and informative. What does the accolade with the number 10 in the middle means?

    • David 470 profile imageAUTHOR

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      @ ParadiseForever,

      Thanks, motivation is the key to success on here. Hubpages accolade features are quite cool.

    • ParadiseForever profile image


      8 years ago from Chennai, India.

      Hi David 470,

      This hub is a real eye-opener for new hubbers. It's great motivation for them on the topic. Great job!


    • Windsweptplains profile image

      Hannah Price 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for this hub! I was wondering what certain accolades meant and how to acquire them. I hope that you get all of them one day!

    • Dancingtrumpet20 profile image


      8 years ago

      Very Helpful! I was kinda down when I saw I didn't have any yet but then I realized I haven't been on Hubpages for a long time. Thank you for this hub its very motivational!

    • Apostle Jack profile image

      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      I thought you said it very well and with a lot of dedication.Thanks for sharing,it brought a lot of light to my dark little corner of the world.

    • David 470 profile imageAUTHOR

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Thanks for the comments guys !

    • TwO1FouR profile image


      8 years ago from Dallas, TX

      I been flagging many hubs but can't seem to get that accolade yet. Hopefully I get it soon!

    • JerseyGirl profile image


      8 years ago from Jersey Shore

      GREAT HUB. Thanks for sharing your insight.

      We still have many new hubbers... joining each and every day... I plan to follow your new hubs - and ask that you follow mine. It's a great way to get the word out. Thanks again for publishing.

    • lilypjmom2122 profile image


      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for sharing great info on accolades. I'm new here and feel it's great that hubpages rewards it's members this way.


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