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3 Steps and Tips for Maintaining a High Hub and Hubber Score

Updated on October 29, 2014

Worried About Your Hub and HubberScore? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be!

The Author J.S.Matthew
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Why Is My Hub Score Constantly Changing?

Did you know that there are actually 2 different types of scores on HubPages?

Yup, that's right!

There is a "Hub Score" which is the value of individual Hubs and then there is your "Hubber Score" which identifies you as a Hubber collectively.

So why do the scores change all the time?

Well, there are several reasons and we will look at some of the basic points of interest regarding what dictates a high or low score. These principles can be related to both Hub Score and Hubber Scores.

Both HubScore and HubberScores are determined by an algorithm that HubPages uses site-wide. Check out the article from the HubPages Learning Center to read the official HubPages' Explanation of Hub Scores.

Here are some of the determining factors of HubScore and HubberScore Calculations:

  • Amount of Traffic You Get
  • Quality of Traffic You Get
  • Your Reputation as A Hubber
  • Amount of Comments/Response You Get from Other Hubbers
  • Originality of Your Content
  • Activity as a Hubber

All of these factors play a role in the overall rating of your Hubs and your HubberScore. There are other factors as well, but we will now explore the 3 biggest elements and tools you can use to make sure your Hubs get a higher score.

Remembering that you can always go back and make improvements and changes to your Hubs over time, will breathe a breath of fresh air into your Hubs that may just be sitting there all by themselves! Be creative and stay inspired!


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1. Quality of Your Content

What is quality of Content?

"Quality Content Is... A Publication of Information that a Publisher Provides for People Searching for Specific Information. The Author's Content is Easy to Understand and is Presented to the Reader with Comprehensive Information, so that the Information Can Answer All Questions Effectively, Across All Platforms of the Content Being Searched" -J.S.Matthew

Looking towards the Future of Online Publishing, there are a few important elements that will make your Hub Articles stand out on the World Wide Web. Let's explore some of the things that make for a successful article:

  • 500 Words is the general minimum for article length. The longer the article, the more likely it will be ranked above competitor's articles as long as your content is unique, original and not repetitive.
  • 1,500 Words will show Google and other search engines that you know what you are talking about. You have no "fluff" and you can back your facts up and site your sources as needed.
  • Do you have Original Photos in your article? Using your own photos greatly adds to the appearance and integrity of a Hub. If you would like to learn more about the Legal Use of Photos on HubPages, click Here.
  • Do you have Original Video(s) on your Hubs? HubPages recently launched a New Video Feature that allows Hubbers to create Video Hubs. This is a great feature because we can compete with video publishing sites and eventually will increase the HubPages site as a whole in search engine rankings. This is also an additional way to earn on HubPages!
  • Have you researched and implemented SEO and Keywords Effectively? Misleading keywords and over use of the same words can seriously hurt your score and reputation as a writer and Hubber.
  • How often do you go back to older Hubs and re-read and re-edit them? Chances are, you may be able to add more content, find spelling and grammar errors to fix, and some of your statistics or information may be outdated and need updating and revision.

The Quality of your Content is the most important element to success as a writer and is imperative to maintaining a high HubScore and HubberScore. This is an industry that rewards great content, not quantity. Remember: Content Is King!


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2. Activity As a Hubber

How active are you on HubPages? Do you read other people's work? Do you comment and share? These are just some of the things that dictate your score. Activity as a Hubber is often called Hubtivity. Your Hubtivity is the sum of everything you do on HubPages:

  • Writing and Publishing Hubs
  • Reading other Hubber's Hubs
  • Commenting on other's Hubs
  • Sharing other Hubbers articles on HubPages and with Social Media
  • Joining in the Forums

If you publish high quality Hubs on a regular basis, you will notice that your score will rise and eventually stabilize. Remember, it will Always fluctuate, this is normal! Focus on finding a niche and show your knowledge through interesting and informative Hub Articles.

Reading other Hubber's Hubs affects your score as well. Although this isn't a huge indicator used to evaluate a HubScore, it is important. By reading other Hubs and leaving Insightful Comments that show that you read the Hub and have a valid opinion of its content, you most likely will get back traffic as the Hubbers usually will check out your Hubs once you show interest in theirs. On the other hand, leaving short comments like, "Nice Hub!" or "Very interesting" will show the reader that you didn't really read or grasp the information in the Hub. Don't leave a Hub Comment unless you truly mean it!

Sharing other's Hubs is also important because it helps the author get more outside traffic, that is, traffic outside of HubPages. As a rule, if I leave a comment on a Hub it means I have done the following:

  1. Enjoyed the article
  2. Left a Comment expressing my opinions on the subject and offering the author praise for their hard work.
  3. Have Voted the Article Up in one way or another by using the buttons in the comment section that tell why I liked the article.
  4. I have SHARED the Article with my Followers, shared on Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Pinterest, Reddit, RedGage and StumbleUpon. There are other sites to be shared on, but these are the sites I SHARE on regularly.


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3. Edit, Edit and Re-Edit!

No matter how many times you visit your own Hubs, you should always find things to add or change. Information changes over time and your Hubs need to be changed with the times. Look for Typos and Grammatical Errors particularly with Punctuation.

Use Spell Check to make sure you spelled everything correctly. One of the biggest mistakes I have seen on HubPages and within my own articles are errors that are hard to detect. For example, maybe you intended to write the word "One" but typed "On" instead. The Spell Checking Software will not catch this because "On" is a word, it is just not the right word in your sentence!

Having someone else proof read your Hubs is a great idea because they might be able to see things that you can't see. They can often make suggestions about format and diction that may appeal more to the reader. A great author always has a good editor! If you can't find someone who can edit your work for you (always use someone you know and trust!) then there are many sites and forums that will read and critique your work. Always be mindful that allowing other people to see your work before it is published can be dangerous! There is no shortage of article stealing and plagiarism out there!

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There are many things you can do to improve your individual HubScores and your overall HubberScore. If you take your time writing Quality articles and if you research your keywords and information you will have a head start. By adding Original Photos and Video as well as Quizzes and Polls, you will be improving the quality and look of your articles. You will attract more readers and you will experience a higher ranking in search engines.

Remember, people who make money online as writers produce Quality over Quantity. Quantity comes with experience and time. Focus on writing Quality and writing often, and you should have no problem maintaining a High Hubber Score and your articles will have higher HubScores!

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      Deborah Nessmith 5 months ago from Florida

      Thank you for this very informative article. While I'm not overly obsessed with my hubscore, I do realize it helps bring readers to my work. Thanks you for explaining how it works and how to increase it. I'm definitely going to try to become more engaged with others work and build up my articles as well.

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      Deborah Nessmith 8 months ago from Florida

      Thanks for the information about hub scores. I was wandering how they worked, and you've provided me with great insight on how to improve not only my scores, but my hubs as well. I'm not great with SEO, and need help with keywords. Is there any thing you would suggest trying to improve this? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @William Gerace: Welcome back to HubPages! I took about a year off myself and some shorter hiatuses (pl?) here and there, throughout the years. I am glad that this Hub article can help fuel your fire! Keep writing and moving forward. There is no wrong or right time; we write and we rest. It is necessary for the creative and logical process. Write and engage at your own pace. There have been times that I was so involved with "life" that I could neither write nor engage. I have learned to pace myself. I hope you find your balance. As always, Best of Success to you. Keep in touch. I am following you as well. Thanks for the votes up! Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @William Gerace: Welcome back to HubPages! I took about a year off myself and some shorter hiatuses (pl?) here and there, throughout the years. I am glad that this Hub article can help fuel your fire! Keep writing and moving forward. There is no wrong or right time; we write and we rest. It is necessary for the creative and logical process. Write and engage at your own pace. There have been times that I was so involved with "life" that I could neither write nor engage. I have learned to pace myself. I hope you find your balance. As always, Best of Success to you. Keep in touch. I am following you as well. Thanks for the votes up! Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      William Gerace 2 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Hey J. S. this is an awesome article. Voted up useful and quite interesting to say the least. Also I found this very inspiring. I just starting coming back to Hub Pages the last few days. This will definitely give me the inspiration and ammunition to improve my writing here. Thanks so much for this terrific piece of work!! Have a great day!!

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Dressage Husband : Thanks for the comment! I always enjoy taking original photos and using them wherever I can in my Hubs, even if they are not directly related (I think Google likes original photos in articles!) I am glad that you enjoyed reading this and thanks for voting up and for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Stephen J Parkin 2 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      This Hub actually did more than explain the scoring system it showed good use of language, Photographs and writing in the third person. It was both useful and interesting. Not quite awesome as the pictures did not really add anything to the purpose of the article, or did they? He used his own not someone else's, and they were great shots! Voted up as I enjoyed the experience of being here.

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Michael: Hey there. Sorry to hear about your camera experience. I did a review of the Cannon PowerShot https://hubpages.com/technology/Cannon-PowerShot-A... Hope this helps. Personally, I do not have an iPhone but most of my family does and it does take great photos.

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      Michael 3 years ago

      Could you recommend a diatgil camera? My Canon PowerShot DS800IS fell (into water) and only recovered about 50%. I really need to replace it. What's important to me? Point and shoot, light and easy to carry, anti-motion, good resolution in poor light, some optical telephoto, ability to take a few minutes of video once in awhile. I'm not a high-end photographer, rarely do I print an 8 10. Most of my work is shared on the internet. I just enjoy keeping a record of where I go and whom I am with. Love to give people a little memento of something we've done together. I don't have an iPhone (yet). Thinking about it. Wasn't quite ready to jump yet. But should I get an iphone to take pictures with?

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello prasetio30! It is nice to see you. I'm glad this helps! Thanks for your comment and vote!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub and I learn many things from you. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Kathleen Cochran: Hello there. I know there are many comments to sort through and I am not sure if your question has been asked before, so here's my response:

      Quality traffic is Organic:

      (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_traffic#Organic_t... meaning that the traffic comes from a search engine index and is "free" (not paid for).

      Quality traffic is when people go to a search engine, perform a query, and click on your link. Organic traffic is better for your ranking as opposed to say "Social Traffic" (Facebook, Twitter shares, etc.). Those shares Do help but Google values traffic from search engines as the best for ranking your page.

      Most traffic is good with exception to paying for traffic. Google and the other search engines identify the source of the traffic and it is usually identified as spam traffic; never pay for traffic!

      The bottom line is this: If you do your research and homework (make sure that what you desire to write about is not overly covered online) and you think you can write better than the top results in a search query for what you want to write about, go for it! You should get ranked on the top of search engines if you are the best. If you don't think you can compete then don't waste your time!

      I hope this helps answer your question! Simply put, traffic gained from search engines is the best quality traffic!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Minnetonka Twin: Long time no see! It really doesn't take much to update older Hubs. A poll here, some changes there... Every time we update our Hubs Google re-crawls and indexes them so it can be helpful especially for Hubs that are either not featured or are just doing poorly. Just don't get addicted to re-writing Hubs because you can ruin your traffic and position in search engines! Know when to say when lol. I appreciate your comment and for hitting the buttons and sharing.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Kathryn Stratford: Hi! I'm glad this helped to explain the different scores to you! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Peggy W: Hello! I reached 100 HubberScore for about a day a few years back. I am usually between 89-94 these days as I am not as active as I was back then. I think overall site activity and consistent publishing of Hubs is the greatest factor for a high HubberScore. I try to go back to older, less performing Hubs and give then a breath of fresh air from time to time and it usually helps get new traffic (like this Hub recently!) I appreciate your comment and for the votes and share! Nice to see you!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Au fait: Hi there! I appreciate our comment and I am glad the links are helpful! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the votes and share!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @DDE: Thanks! I put a lot of effort into this Hub and I am glad it can help so many people. Thanks for the vote!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Cyndi10: That's a great comment!Thank you! I appreciate your kind words and for sharing and I am happy this is useful to you! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @jainismus: Thanks! I appreciate that!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Lumitare: Hello and Welcome to HubPages! Yes, I know there is a lot to take in at the beginning but I promise if you work a little at a time and keep moving forward adding things here and there, you will get to where you want to be! Taking photos can be fun and it can definitely help your score if you add great original photos. I appreciate your comment and I wish you the best of success! If you ever have a question feel free to ask! Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I've given up scanning your comments - there are so many. My question may have been answered already and if so I apologize. One of your factors is attracting quality traffic. How do you define that?

      Thanks and UP!

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks so much for a very informative and useful hub on the hub scores. I have started going back to edit my older hubs. It doesn't take much time to clean up older hubs. I see something different every time I look at them. I hit many buttons and voted up on this great hub topic.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a thorough article on a very important subject. Thanks for sharing this with us.

      I notice the scores fluctuate, so it is nice to have a basic understanding of it, and of how to increase it.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for writing this hub regarding hubber scores. I have been as high as 100 and now seem to be around 90 or so. I no longer worry about it because it truly does have so many reasons to fluctuate. I am always happy when a hubber comments on an older hub because it gives me good reason to go in and spruce it up a bit. Voted up, useful, interesting and will share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This hub is full of good information. New hubbers and veteran hubbers alike should bookmark this hub and digest it thoroughly. The links included in this hub contain very worthwhile information too.

      Voted up and sharing!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome and so true, most informative and valuable points mentioned here. You have put all the information perfectly together. Voted up!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      This was packed with information and so interestingly put together. Your hub is a great illustration of breaking up the written with videos, poll, etc. I know that is sometimes the last thing a writer may want to do after finally getting that article finished. Takes some discipline to then add a poll or video.

      Its so wonderful that you shared this with us. I'm not sure why I'm just seeing it. I'm sharing so others who may have wondered about those scores can benefit as well.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      Very useful information for new hubbers, thank you for sharing it.

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      Lumitare 4 years ago from Helsinki

      Thanks for the great hubs! I am a new hubber and your hubs have helped me to understand the system. I am not an enthusiastic photographer but now I really feel like going out and taking some pictures. The only thing hurting my minimalist soul is that you have so many different features in your hubs. But I guess that it's only reasonable to have them since you are showing what different aspects of the Hubpages you can use to increase the Hubber score. But that is just my personal view. Your content is good and very useful and that what matters for me most.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello R Dorian Grey. I haven't done anything with my computer yet and I recently moved to a new town. I haven't been around for some time but I am hoping to get back into the mix again! The Hubber Score will always fascinate us! Thanks for leaving your comment. Nice to hear from you!

      JSMatthew~

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      Richard Dorian Grey 4 years ago from London

      Hi J.S,

      hope you got your computer back on track. May help to buy a complete Norton program, if your problem stems from bad viruses and an outside saver of whatever you write and do.

      I had a great chance to test the HubberQ and guess what: I did not touch HP for about 10 days due to the fact that I could not use the Internet from my work space. (I'm on a project in Siberia of all things. At least the money is good and the project very interesting.) In those days my Hubbers Quote went to 88.

      Today I answered questions, got votes up, deleted a hub that had been inserted double (comes out tonight) on Treasure hunting on Oak Island, and guess what: my HQ went immediately to 82. Volatility your name is HQ. Hope you're doing well.

      Regards,

      Dorian

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I noticed similar patterns when I have edited Hubs. Its all based on the algorithyms on both HP and search engines. I find that over time however the activity becomes more predictable. Thanks for sharing with me. I haven't been around much because my computer is down. Hoping to fix that soon. Thanks again.

      JSMatthew~

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      Richard Dorian Grey 4 years ago from London

      Again on Hubbersquotes: I tried out a few things and guess what: When I edited some articles my Hubberquote went down immediately, when I changed some 'known' photographs for original ones, my HQ went down at once, when I did nothing for the stretch of 3 days my HQ went up-up-up. Bit abysmal and obviously not something to really reckon with. HQ just seem to follow their own path.

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      Richard Dorian Grey 4 years ago from London

      Hello J.S, unfortunately my job takes me to far and desolate places once and a while where I cannot use the Internet all the time. I do tend to quickly log into Hubpages wherever I am, at the detriment of my impatient sisters. Just to indicate how Hubpages got under my skin. It may not be a lasting affliction.

      About the length of articles: I tend to keep mine short as it is my experience that people stop reading rather quickly especially when they have come up at what they were looking for. I know searchmachines don't prefer that so I may start adding material as an afterthought that may be of some use to some people.

      Regards, Dorian.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks R Dorian Grey. You don't have to quit your day job to find success on HubPages. I find that doing a little bit each day helped me to get to a place I consider successful. I always advise newer Hubbers to go at their own pace and don't get stressed out. Read the contents of the Learning Center and become acquainted with other Hubbers. Success will follow naturally. You are not the first to mention the lengthiness of some of my articles but sometimes they have to be long to provide all the information I want to share. Thank you for your comment.

      JSMatthew~

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      Richard Dorian Grey 4 years ago from London

      As I'm rather new at HP I cannot swear I am not interested in Hubquotes, -rankings, numbers and you name it, although in the end I think it is not a subject that will steer my daily doings. When I read what one has to do to become an accomplished Hubber I fear I may have to give up my job.

      The way I do it now (once and a while on HPs and trying to write 4 (original) articles a month max I hover between 78-87 quotes. I'm indolent enough to think that is satisfying.

      PS. I did think your article a bit long, but I read it all the way anyway.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This Hub contains 1,364 words. If the content is interesting and informative your readers wont think you article is too long! I admit that many people do prefer a rather short read but when people are searching for how to do something, I think they prefer the longer articles with step by step instructions, photos and you name it. I am glad that you got something from this LifeDelicacy. Longer, more informative Hubs tend to do better in search engine rankings. Content is king! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      JSMatthew~

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      LifeDelicacy 4 years ago

      I'm glad to have read your hub, interesting because I always enjoy blogs that are short, informative, & insighful! I can't imagine any one being able to sit and read 1500 words, that to me is an ebook based on today's world of twitter, facebook, & social media. Therfore, I will re-adjust my my thinking. Thanks, great lesson!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Missy Mac! I am happy that this is useful to you and Welcome to HubPages! You are right that is is all about the content. Keyword stuffing and all the old tricks that used to work no longer do. Google and the other search engines are looking for quality, informative content that has a number of different mediums (photos, video, etc.) I wish you the best of success and you can feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for explaining the purpose of the Hub scores. Currently, I am working on articles and appreciate the informative material from Hub articles. Within four days, I realize that content is crucial to success.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Suzie HQ! Sorry for the delayed response! I don't have weekends during the summer because I work on a golf course...I find that I am always reediting Hubs. Since the internet and search engines constantly update and change themselves, it is wise for us to do the same. You will gain confidence with your experience over time. You are wise. The people who are overconfident appear to be fools. Everything improves over time with a little effort. Keep up the great work! Glad this was useful for you. Thanks for commenting and voting! I appreciate the share.

      JSMatthew~

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi JS,

      This is a great hub identifying key areas for newbies in particular, to know and very valuable tips. I have only been on for 4 months and already I have seen the benefits of doing things you suggest. Re editing I have done numerous times as I learn more and trying to be an overall active player definitely helps but it also helps build confidence. I an new to writing and have not had it as a career in any shape or form so building confidence has been a big bonus to come from activity. Thanks for a great article, voting up, interesting and useful. sharing on!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @toknowinfo: Hello! I'm glad this helps. I appreciate your comment. I enjoyed writing this and I appreciate all the great comments from awesome Hubbers.

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @NicheMarketing2: Hello and sorry for the delayed response. Somehow I didn't get a notification of your comment. I am glad this can help you. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips toward a higher hub score. This was vey helpful. Much appreciation for putting this together.

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      NicheMarketing2 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Great information for a newbie like myself. I will keep all of this in mind as I create new hubs! Thanks!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Glad this has helped you Icematikx! Be sure to check out my other HubPages How-to Articles! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

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      Icematikx 5 years ago from United Kingdom, Staffordshire

      Very interesting read. It helped me out tons!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi JackyDragon! Simply put, Hub and Hubber Scores are just used on HubPages to gauge the quality of your content. It is based on a computer algorithm and is somewhat random. It certainly does not reflect earnings and likely has little to do with SEO. It is a raw estimate of quality created by the HubPages engineering staff.

      Personally, I ignore my HubberScore and only (mildly) worry about my HubScores. If a HubScore remains below 70 I find that it is short and not very well put together (maybe lacking photos, video, etc.) There's always room for improvement!

      Another example is with seasonal Hubs. I have a few Hubs related to specific holidays and events and when it is summertime I don't get any traffic to my Christmas Hubs and the scores plummet. They do rise with traffic during the season.

      Sharing on Social Media (both your own and other's articles) is good for everyone. If you have a targeted audience as a social following (not just close friends and family, but people who have similar interests to you or are interested in the types of products you promote) you can definitely get some traffic and Search Engines will respect your content if it is frequently shared on outside networks. Think of videos that are shared and then go viral. Check out the articles I wrote about sharing socially that get a little deeper into this topic:

      https://hubpages.com/community/How-To-Share-Hub-Ar...

      https://hubpages.com/community/Thanks-For-SHARING...

      I am happy to hear that you are learning and doing well on HubPages. It takes some time and you will never stop learning! I wish you the best of success! Keep going!

      JSMatthew~

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      JackyDragon 5 years ago

      Hi JS, here is me taking you up on your offer already! Does either of the scores affect how you are found in the SEO. Is sharing other hubbers hubs to social networks beneficial for your page views or SEO?

      So far I have do some activity as per your advice to increase your hubscore and write quality hubs. Voted up and awesome. That's because I think your hubs are and it may just help my hubscore!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you hotwebideas!

      I think that anyone who regularly publishes great content will continue to improve and receive a wider readership. With frequent readership comes earnings. My HubberScore floats between 91-95 and usually on the low end. I have trained myself to ignore my score, unless it were to really drop significantly. That only happened once to me during a period of inactivity. I am going to check out your videos. I find making and editing videos very challenging and I am hoping to create some more very soon. My advice is to Keep On Going! Just never stop! I really appreciate your comment! I am off to watch your video tutorials...

      JSMatthew~

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      Bruce Chamoff 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks, JS. YOu always have good hubs and it is no wonder you do well on Hubpages.

      I am starting to put up some original videos and some of them are video tutorials on how to use Hubpages. They have been getting some nice traffic too. My latest video on Hubpages also put me over 100 hubs and I am getting more fan mail as a result.

      My hubberscore has averaged around 92 lately, so I am appreciative of that. Thanks for some great info in THIS hub!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You're welcome lovedoctor926! Thanks for stopping by!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Great tips and advice. Thank you.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Wilbart26:

      I am so happy that you found this Hub Article at the right time!

      Karma is Great!

      As for your question..NO!

      Hub and Hubber Scores have Nothing Directly to do with your Earnings! They are a Raw Reflection of a combination of all the elements related to your activity on the site: content, quality, hub-length, and many other factors.

      If you would like to learn more about Gaining Earnings on HubPages, I suggest that you check this article out, and follow the supporting links: http://hubpages.com/t/2ddcd1

      I hope this answers all of your questions! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you ChristyWrites!

      I try to apply what I have learned over the years and turn my mistakes and problems into opportunities. When I find the solutions, I like to share them so that others can avoid wasting time trying to figure things out.

      There is nothing more rewarding then reading a comment where someone really appreciates what you are writing. HubPages really is the best online community of writers and publishers. That's because it is made up of people like you!

      Thanks for the vote and share! I really appreciate it!

      JSMatthew~

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      I was just asking myself about this a while ago, and then your hub just magically appear! Thank you so much! Will the hubs score affect our earnings?

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have so many useful hubs JS! Wow, no wonder you have so many comments on this one. I do like to see my score rise. You break down the reasons for higher scores very well here, thanks! I vote up and will share as well.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Angela Brummer!

      Our Original Content is what defines our Hub articles, Angela. Adding awesome pictures and videos to our Hubs, as well as adding polls, quizzes, charts, etc. will generally make your articles rank higher in search engines like Google, when people search for information related to your topic.

      Google likes good content and gives favor to sites that have great textual content supported with videos, photos and other media. Adding these capsules to interact with your readers is a great way to get traffic and gain readership.

      Basically, the more useful information you provide for the reader, and the more ways you present that information, the more readers you will retain. Readers comment and share and soon become your follower, sometimes you become friends. HubPages is a great platform for easy publishing.

      I checked out some of your Hubs and you have the writing part down! Add some photos along with a poll or quiz and I'll bet within a week from your edit you will have a higher HubScore on the Hub you added the new content to. You'll probably get more traffic too after a few weeks. Make sure your titles are Long-Tail and relevant to search engine queries.

      That's my tip for the day!

      I appreciate you reading and leaving your comment. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. I am a HubGreeter; that's what we do!

      Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This was so much help thank you! I had no idea that original photo's and videos are so important and will try to incorporate them in my hubs!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Karen Black and Welcome to HubPages! I am happy this helps to explain things to you a bit. Keep in mind that Scores on HubPages do not reflect earnings; they are computer generated "averages" that take a lot of things into account like title, keywords, earning potential, content quality, etc. Try not to get obsessed with scores! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Karen Black 5 years ago

      I'm a brand-new hubber and was wondering about the value of interacting with the hub community. Thanks for detailing out the ways and effect on the hub score algorithm.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello livingabroad! I apologize for my delayed response. You have an interesting profile and teaching English As A Second Language abroad sounds like an awesome experience. It is something that I want to do in Cambodia (I am learning Khmer) and would consider traveling to Cambodia in a few years to teach English while experiencing the culture.

      I think you would do well to connect with one of my HubPages friends, Brett.Tesol (http://brett-tesol.hubpages.com/) who does work similar to yours. He has written some very good articles and guides on linguistics and teaching English in Southeast Asia. I recommend him for reading!

      Now to your question...I think 80 Hubber Score is really great for having only 2 Hubs in a short period of time. My advice is to not get addicted to your scores-get addicted to your traffic!

      Scores on HubPages have no impact on earnings. If you have high scores then it means that you have good topics and good writing with good grammar. Some of my Hubs that score in the 70's get more search engine traffic than the Hubs in the 80's.

      It's all based on computer algorithms and it is anyone's guess to how it really gets calculated.

      I suggest that you don't get obsessed with individual scores and focus on writing excellent content and engage with the HubPages Community. If you do that often, your scores will increase as you add more content on a regular basis. It's all about learning and sharing what you learn.

      I hope this helps you understand the importance of scores related to earnings. I appreciate your question very much and I wish you the best of success on HubPages! Welcome to the Best Site on the Web!

      JSMatthew~

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      livingabroad 5 years ago from Wales, UK

      Hi J.S Matthew,

      A very informative hub for a new user like myself. I only have two hubs to my name and my user score is at what I think is a respectable 80. I don't entirely know why it's this high as I have left less than 10 comments, only published two and overall think have made a small contribution to hubpages? Can you provide an insight to my confusion?!

      Also, as many comments here have already stated I have voted up and useful so why is the score of your page only at 74?

      Excuse my humble hub beginnings! Any info would be much appreciated. Keep up the good hubbing!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Express10! I am glad that this is useful for you. Hub and Hubber Scores will always change. Just look at mine right now! Try to focus on quality then quantity, and your scores will eventually even out. By being active and writing, we are open to better scores. Thanks for your comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      H C Palting 5 years ago from East Coast

      This is a very useful hub that gives me several ideas on how I can improve my score and experience of my readers.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      My Nurse Says, I have looked at some of your Hubs and you already have great talent and knowledge. By doing your research you are saving yourself from mistakes that I made in my first year on HubPages. I had no direction or guidance, and I didn't do any research. I wasted a lot of time! That is why, almost 3 years in now, I have created these instructional Hubs that are based on the most common questions asked by new Hubbers. I am very grateful to hear that these articles are helpful to you. I wish you the best of success and thank you for your comments!

      JSMatthew~

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      My Nurse Says 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow... another revelation that got me cleared up. Thanks a lot for this. Again, I continue on learning from your Hubs and relevant articles. You are slowly changing this newbie into a more interested, driven and committed contributor. Again thanks and hope to read and learn more from you!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @B. Leekley: Hello again! I am happy that my explanation makes sense to you. One of the best features about HubPages is that we are all different! We all have different backgrounds, life experiences, opinions and writing styles. You are right that as a HubGreeter, my words do carry very far with some Hubbers (and not at all with some others lol).

      I try to be very careful in what I say and I am always honest in my responses. If someone asks me a question and I don't know the answer, I either research it and find the information or I just tell them I don't know the answer and I suggest that they post the question in the Help Forum. I would never want to mislead someone as it is unethical and unprofessional. I would never want to tarnish a reputation that I have worked so hard to create!

      I do understand why you left your original comment and I respect you for it. I think we may become Hub friends! You always make interesting points in your comments and I appreciate you because you challenge me to think! Thanks again!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Ausemade: Hi! I am glad to hear that you are not concerned with your score! Keep that attitude and keep writing quality Hubs and you may find some success on HubPages! It seems that you figured out how to follow another Hubber. If you want to set your e-mail notifications or learn more about following other Hubbers, check out this link from the Learning Center: https://hubpageshelp.com/standards/Learning-Center

      Hope this answers your question! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Brian Leekley 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      J.S., I entirely agree with your comment to me about hub etiquette. My general practice is to put suggestions for improving a hub in a private e-mail. It makes no sense to point out a typo, misused word, or other mistake in a hub comment, given that the comment will be outdated and moot as soon as the correction is made. Also, as you say, getting corrected in public is embarrassing, so constructive negative criticism should be done either in private or in a workshop or forum for that purpose. I made an exception in the case of your put-down of all those whose hub comments are at times short because, first, you are on staff as a volunteer and as such have greater influence and thus greater responsibility than other hubbers and, second, I would have been remiss not to speak up in defense of myself and many others who sometimes write sincere and heartfelt one or two word comments, to say that that is okay. Your follow-up clarifying comment saying what you had intended to mean solved the problem, distinguishing between correct and incorrect use of short comments and making your good points. I guess I did jump the gun and should have first expressed my objection privately, to give you a chance to reword and make clearer your point, thereby neutralizing my objection. I admire that you are putting the exchange of comments to good, positive use as an hubtivity etiquette lesson. On another point regarding hub comments, a long comment can also be insincere and unhelpful if it is generic boilerplate text, kept on file and pasted into hub comments. On the other hand I read in someone's hub that any comment is helpful in that it signals to Google that something new has happened at that website.

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      Ausemade 5 years ago from Australia

      Still new to hubbing... so am not too concerned about score at this point, but this article has definitely answered a question I have not asked yet... on another note, how do I follow a Hub Author so that I am notified when they publish a new article, as at the moment I get notifications whenever someone adds a comment... it's ok i found it under profile...

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @stevenmarkbrown: I am happy this was useful to you! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @B. Leekley: Hello again! Thanks for coming back and I appreciate you voting up, useful and interesting! Sharing really makes a difference. I am connected to several hundred Hubbers on my Facebook and Twitter accounts and we really do enjoy sharing articles with each other. Many times I find articles from others that I wouldn't have found otherwise.

      In my opinion, the only respectful way to "critique" someone else's Hub is via private e-mail. Especially when referring to things like spelling and grammar errors. I really don't like to leave a comment that tells someone they made a mistake as it can be belittling and embarrassing for them.

      Critiquing in the Forums can be even worse because it can make you look like you are bullying and harassing a Hubber and they might not even see the forum, so it is like talking about them behind their back (I rarely look in the forums myself).

      If you disagree with someone is is OK to leave a comment that explains your stance respectfully (as you did in your previous comment here). Always keep in mind that not all Hubbers are looking for critics. Not all Hubbers use English as a first language either. If I see that a Hubber could use some advice I might send them a friendly e-mail.

      Overall, if you feel the need to critique, why not just ask the Hubber if they are interested in your opinion? If they are, well then that is a green light, and if they are not, well no need to worry there!

      I hope this helps guide you to proper Hub "Etiquette" when critiquing other's work. We all come from different places and we all have different life experiences and expectations. Being kind is the best way to spread HubLuv!

      JSMatthew~

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      stevenmarkbrown 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Found this to be a very useful look at Hubpages.

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      Brian Leekley 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      J.S., thanks for commenting on my previous comment. After reading your clarification, I went back and voted Up, Useful, and Interesting.

      I was doing some sharing of hubs before but am doing more now. If I think a hub will be appreciated, I share it. (Though of course not hubs about hubbing.)

      Do you recommend using the forum for critiquing hubs? I have not submitted any of my hubs to it yet. Sometimes when I'm hub hopping I read a hub that is not bad enough to flag and not good enough to give feedback on, so I just go on to another hub. Like I read one today that had good advice on an interesting topic, but much of the writing was awkwardly phrased and unclear, so I gave up half way through and moved on. If a hub has been published for a few days or more and has not gotten comments or feedback and if the author can't see why, is that a good time to request a critique?

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I don't mind answering questions for new Hubbers on HubPages. I always advise new Hubbers to check out the Learning Center which is full of useful information: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

      It's my pleasure to help out!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much. You are awesome to say that, but you may begin to think, "Oh, no, not her again!" Ha. Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Glad it worked out Faith Reaper! Good luck and feel free to ask me any other questions you have!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      It worked! Thanks again for helping out the very green new hubber. Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You're welcome Faith Reaper. Please let me know how you make out!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      J.S. Matthew - Thank you very much!!! I will do that. I knew you would know the answer. Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Faith Reaper! Yes, I found your page @ https://hubpages.com/literature/A-View-From-My-Por...

      and it is indeed missing a comments capsule! No worries though!

      Go to "My Account"

      Find your article and click "Edit"

      Once in edit mode, look at the top right of the page where it says "Add More Capsules"

      Click on "Comments"

      That should add the capsule to the bottom of your page. Be sure to click "Done Editing" at the top of your page.

      Comments are automatically added to a Hub. You either accidentally deleted the capsule or experienced a glitch. It is very rare but I have seen this happen a few times. If this does not work please let me know.

      I hope this helps! Good luck!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Hey, J.S. Matthew, it's me again, Faith Reaper, I just published a new hub, and another hubber pointed out to me that there is no Comment section for anyone to comment on the hub. Do you happen to know what I did or did not do. I thought that it was an automatic thing? Thanks for any input on this. Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks Faith Reaper! I am always happy to help!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Great, thank you so much for looking further. You are such an asset to us new hubbers indeed! Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Faith! I think I just figured out what you meant! Sometimes when a page doesn't load correctly a blank image box appears with a little "x". I was just looking through the questions section and noticed that a few Hubbers have been asking similar questions. It may be that HP is receiving a lot of traffic all at once and is having bandwidth issues. I am not really sure, but I know a lot of people have been experiencing this issue and I am sure that the HubPages Team is aware and looking into it. Please let me know what others have to say after you post your question. Thanks!

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks for responding, and the little red x is gone now. I noticed it on other hubbers' pages. It had just appeared on one of my pictures on the top left corner, but now it's gone, so who knows. But I will direct my question as you referenced. It was probably as you stated, my browser. Thanks again, Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @fjohn: Thank you! I appreciate your comment and I am happy that this has helped you! Glad you bumped into this and decided to leave a comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Faith Reaper: Hi there! I don't mind if you ask me a question!

      Unfortunately, I am not sure exactly what little "x" you are referring to. I tried to find a little red "x" on the left top but don't see one. Perhaps it is your browser?

      I suggest that you ask this in the help forum and see if someone can answer your question: http://hubpages.com/forum/2

      I am sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. Please let me know when you get the answer! Now you have me interested!

      JSMatthew~

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      fjohn 5 years ago from india

      your hubs are great like you... i just gone through the video,it was informative, and intersting. thank you.

      I was thinking about increasing my traffic,and your hub just bumbed into, thanks.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi, what does the little red x in the top left hand corner of a hub mean? I can still pull it up and everything is still there, and on some of the ones I am following that x is on some of their photos, I guess. I know this is not the appropriate manner to ask the question, but I thought you would know. Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Dubuquedogtrainer: Hello! I am glad that this was helpful to you. In general, HubScores are a true mystery and they will always fluctuate. Some people's scores jump around while others stay at a consistent score base. If you keep writing, reading and doing other things on HubPages, you will tend to see an increase in your number as a Hubber.

      A lot of very active Hubbers have higher scores but some are barely active but their scores are high most likely do to their content ratings. I doubt we will ever be able to figure out the formula and I think we would go crazy trying! The best thing to to do is to keep writing and doing things on HubPages. Overall, it is best to not worry and just have some fun! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @B. Leekley: Hello! I am sorry that you felt that you had to vote this entire Hub "Down" because you didn't agree with my statement about leaving a comment.

      This Hub is intended for newer Hubbers who are wondering what they can do to improve their overall HubberScore and I am only trying to steer new Hubbers from randomly leaving short comments without reading the article first. Much of the information in this Hub is combined from HubPages' very own Learning Center and is based on research and observation, not guessing or opinions.

      I myself have left very brief comments but I should note that I only do that with established friends. When I meet a Hubber for the first time I try to write a more insightful and longer comment so that they know that I did truly read and appreciate what they have written, and I am not just trying to get new followers by commenting.

      I recognize that there are appropriate times when leaving a short comment is acceptable. It is in my experience that a lot of Hubbers have told me that they will deny and delete short "nice Hub" comments from people they don't know.

      I am offering this information not as a "do as I say and you will be the greatest Hubber ever", but rather a few things I have noticed in research along the way. Please take this as my findings based on my experiences and some research of fellow Hubbers in relation to comments and commenting.

      Another point you make about "assuming" that the reader has also voted up and shared when commenting, I don't believe you understand what I said. Please note that I said when "I" (me, personally) comment on a Hub it means that "I" (me, personally) have done this. In no way have I implicated that others do the same. Please re-read:

      "As a rule, if I leave a comment on a Hub it means I have done the following:

      *Enjoyed the article

      Left a Comment expressing my opinions on the subject and offering the author praise for their hard work.

      Have Voted the Article Up in one way or another by using the buttons in the comment section that tell why I liked the article.

      *I have SHARED the Article with my Followers, shared on Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Pinterest, Reddit, RedGage and StumbleUpon. There are other sites to be shared on, but these are the sites I SHARE on regularly."

      Personally, I feel that if a Hub is good enough for me to comment on, 99% of the time it is just as good to share because my readers on my social network might enjoy it. I have developed my social network based on people who enjoy and and share similar content. That is the whole point of social networking! Of course, there are Hubs that I comment on but don't share because they may not fit my social circles but I have to say that it is rare that I comment and don't vote up and share.

      In fact, I only vote a Hub down if it is really poor quality or is hateful or derogatory. I will flag a Hub if it violates the Terms of Use on HubPages. I am not a moderator and I would hate to read articles that are of no interest to me just so that I can vote them down at the end. I just don't have the time!

      I agree with you that a Hub worth sharing has to be of general interest to your social networks. I personally find that the types of Hubs I read and comment on come from some of the same people I am socially connected to and it is a way to show them that I liked their Hub beyond the comment and shared it with a group of like-minded, content reading friends. We share each others articles and sometimes benefit by getting traffic from their personal contacts that wouldn't necessarily see our work otherwise. I have no idea what people want to read about; I just try to offer them suggestions!

      Thank you for sharing your opinion. You are definitely an insightful commenter and I appreciate you taking the time to respond to this article.

      Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Dubuquedogtrainer 5 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      Most helpful hub I have read on the subject - thank you! I still don't know why there doesn't seem to be a correlation in my activity and my score, though -but at least I now understand it better in theory.

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      Brian Leekley 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      This hub has lots of helpful information, and I clicked Useful and Interesting and will bookmark it, but even so I voted it Down because of this untrue, insulting, ridiculous, and totally unfair remark:

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      On the other hand, leaving short comments like, "Nice Hub!" or "Very interesting" will show the reader that you didn't really read or grasp the information in the Hub. Don't leave a Hub Comment unless you truly mean it!

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      It's sad if your mind is so full of negativity that you can twist a positive comment like "Nice hub!" into the groundless assumption that the commentator skimmed the hub and has not grasped what it says. Sometime I write a comment that is practically a mini essay, and sometimes I write just a short paragraph or just a sentence or two, and sometimes I write just one or two words, such as, "Beautiful!" or, "Right on!" In every case I have read the hub closely and given what it says some thought, and I say what I have to say about it. If all that comes to mind to say is, "Beautiful!", then that's all I say. And if I say it, I mean it.

      Your remark is very harmful, because some hubbers might believe you and start to read negativity into every friendly, sincere, positive, but short comment and to impugn the motives of those making such comments. It's much better to assume the best about others.

      On another point, while I agree that making a positive comment implies that one has clicked Up and has clicked one or more of the Useful Funny Awesome Beautiful or Interesting choices, I do not agree that that also implies that one has shared. I think it better to assume that a commenter did not unless he or she says otherwise. Just because a hub is well written and is interesting to me, it does not necessarily follow that it is of interest to the whole world. I might share an outstanding hub about hubbing with my HubPages followers, but such a topic would be too specialized and esoteric to interest, or even be comprehensible to, most of my family and friends on Facebook.

      I share a hub on Facebook and Twitter (I'm not yet very familiar with the others you mentioned) if it is too good not to share and if the topic is of interest to many of my Facebook friends. I'm little by little adding hubbers to my Facebook friends, so maybe before long it will make sense for me to share on Facebook outstanding hubs about hubbing. The rule of thumb I follow in deciding whether to share is whether I would share the link or citation if I found the article, story, or poem anywhere else besides HubPages. As a hubber I try my best to write hubs that are that good. I am proud of my work when a hubber colleague says they shared, and I hope they only share when they are proud to do so because they admire what they are sharing.

      Also, a positive comment does not necessarily imply a good quality hub. A hub might be sincere, include useful information, make valid points, and even be touching but at the same time be awkwardly expressed and include some word usage errors. I might praise what is praiseworthy in a comment and make some suggestions for revision in an email, but I would not likely share such a hub.

      My views are those of a beginner, groping my way.

      Overall this is an exceptionally informative and helpful hub.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      J.S.Matthew - Thank you so much for the additional info. I appreciate it very much. You are of great help and your hub is as well! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am happy you worked it out! If you ever have a question you can ask any Hubber that you think can answer it. If you are not sure who to ask, you may post your question in the Help Forum: http://hubpages.com/forum/2

      I love that our Hubs auto-save very frequently! If you accidentally try to close or "x" out a Hub while you are in edit mode, you will see a box asking you if you want to leave the page. You can click "Stay On This Page" and then you can save unpublished, or publish it. The site is very well designed!

      Regards,

      JSMatthew~

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      JsMatthew -Yes, thank you very much! That is very informative for a new hubber for sure!!! I thank you very much for responding, and I know I sounded a bit frantic, so thank you for taking the time to respond, as I did not have a clue where to ask a question. I somehow managed to accidentally click on the correct spot and all of a sudden it was on my account, which is probably what I clicked on. Ha. It is good to know that hubs are save automatically even before publishing for sure. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Faith Reaper! Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that this Hub Article can help you!

      If you are in "edit" mode and the screen you are working on disappears, try scrolling from the top all the way down the page with your mouse and you might see the box you are looking for.

      If you see the "Preview" Button, that means that you are in "Edit" mode and you can publish or unpublish a Hub in this mode, as well as editing the content of the Hub (photos, video, text, etc.)...

      Once you hit "Publish Now" your Hub is instantly published and you can always go back and edit or unpublish the Hub from "My Account".

      When you are creating a new Hub, your work is automatically saved without you having to do anything, and it is saved very frequently (every few seconds). Rarely have I lost anything I have added to a Hub while I was the editing mode, and that would explain why you are getting the duplicate title/content warning when you try to publish it again; it is most likely already published, by you!

      If you go to "My Account" which is now a sub-menu under your HP Name (go to the top right, hover your mouse over your name, click "My Account") you can see a list of all your Hubs, whether they are published or not, as well as their individual statistics (HubScore, Page Views, etc.)

      When you publish a Hub it is automatically published under your account; there is no way to publish differently. If your Hub isn't published you will find it under your account. Go to "Edit" and then at the top you have the option to Publish now.

      In short, all Hubs that you create whether published or unpublished, will fall under "My Account" and can be edited from your "My Account" page. I hope that I haven't confused you! If I have, read through this Learning Center article and you will find more information in the bottom of the article. I suggest checking out the whole article though! https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learning-Center-u

      I hope this helps! If not, feel free to contact me via e-mail and we can try to work this out! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

      JSMatthew~