Just wondering because otherwise it seems like the "follow me I'll follow you" approach is the best one to get your hubs visible and get the Hub Feedback that you need. Otherwise it would seem more worthy to improve your HubAuthor rating to something that is worth looking at in order to get followers out of quality content instead?
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Ahh I see and I know what you mean about the social sites. I've seen several hubbers who have about 20 hubs and 300 followers - clearly for feed spamming. 6 months and I'm shocked to find out about this "extreme makeover" forum! Thank you!
Hub scores start at 40 when started, although they can fluctuate even before being published. After starting the hub they will then go up or down according to the algorithm. So yes, in the beginning they will all have the same score.
Obviously it's really frustrating when you don't know exactly how your own work is being critiqued - and indeed I've seen a number of 100 rated hubs with terrible grammar and spelling - but I think a large part of hub ratings is hubbers' feedback :S
Ahh so adding a lot of people in one go really does reduce your Hub Author Score, though I can't imagine that change is permanent? Otherwise sinners who didn't know about this rule may never get to 100 HubAuthor score? :O (Thank you)
Ahh I was wondering about that too - how would HubPages know if it was interest-following or not; I suspect that leaving 'fan mail' alleviates the score going down - but I'm glad that you think the scores will bounce back to normal after a while. Tha