I think yes, in a round-about way. It is not the the accolades but the achievements that they recognize that over time bring traffic – writing lots of hubs, writing excellent hubs that people read all the way through and react to with thoughtful comments, regular hubtivity, and so on all get accolades and all, I hear, have a role in increasing traffic. My own traffic is still negligible after about nine months of active hubbing, but I've only written a few hubs. And I'm probably doing somethings wrong by commission or omission. I think the main purpose of the accolades is to keep up our spirits during those long months of hard work and learning until traffic builds up and income comes in. They are like the people who stand on the sidelines along the route of a marathon race to cheer the runners.