How to Get a High HubberScore

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  1. Haunty profile image75
    Hauntyposted 10 years ago

    A lot of people (especially new Hubbers) ask about raising your HubberScore, keeping it high, or arriving at a score of 100. What are the ingredients? Are there any secret formulae that, when followed closely, can help you achieve and maintain a high score? Well, there is a formula, but first, let's look at some common questions.

    Do you need to write Hubs that attract a lot of traffic? No.
    Do your Hubs need to be pretty? No.
    Do you need to use a variety of different capsules? No.
    Do your Hubs need images and videos? No.
    Do they need to receive a lot of comments? No.
    Do you have to get a lot of people to follow you? No.

    Obviously, we all want and should strive for all of the above, but they have nothing to do with how high our HubberScore will be. Then what does?

    Accolade. To get a high score, get good-quality accolades. This is done by being active in the Community in all ways.

    Write Hubs frequently and with good spelling, grammar, and word count.
    Read and comment on other people's Hubs.
    Ask and answer questions.
    Start forum threads and engage in discussions.

    I'm not saying this is the only way. Far from it. I'm only saying this is something that works if you urgently need a good score. Also, I think it's helpful to address these specific questions so that people can have less misconceptions about HubberScore.

    Please, add your opinion and personal experience.

    1. kellyteam profile image59
      kellyteamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think you hit it right on. My score has been moving up and basically I have become more active in community activities. I recently recieved 2 accolades as well. So your answer to me is right on target.  Thanks.

      1. Haunty profile image75
        Hauntyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats and Happy Hubbing! smile

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image91
      Georgie Loweryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I"m having issues with my Hubber score. I'm active, ask and answer questions. I read, vote on and comment on a lot of Hubs. My Hubber score, however, has never gone over 93, and it's only been there for a little bit. Do you have any other advice?

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Who CARES?

        As long as it's over 75 you get dofollow links (which don't even mean anything unless you're promoting another website.)

        Score is pointless - it's only there to try and control spammers. Ignore it smile

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          jenuboukaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          "likes" this!

        2. SincerelyT profile image58
          SincerelyTposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          My thoughts exactly. It doesn't really matter in my opinion.

      2. Haunty profile image75
        Hauntyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I've often been at 99, but never at 100 (that I know of.) So I wonder if there is a specific aspect to my activity or Hubs that limits my score. Unfortunately, I don't know, but there are a few things that I noticed.

        High-scoring Hubbers have a larger number of Hubs in the 90s and upper 80s.

        It is way easier to reach higher scores as a "seasoned" Hubber with years of Hubbing behind you.

        Although, scores fluctuate a lot, they are also sort of permanent, meaning once you reached a higher tier it's pretty hard to fall out of it.

        I can see that you are very active and have plenty of accolades to show for it. The only advice I can think of is to keep this up if you enjoy doing it and the score should come in time.

        1. sharkfacts profile image87
          sharkfactsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Mu hubberscore is not especially high, yet at the time of writing this I have 2 x 100 score hubs, and another 11 that score 90 or above.
          Not bad out of a total of 27 hubs.
          Hubberscore remains a mystery...

          1. Haunty profile image75
            Hauntyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            That's amazing! So now we know that even individual HubScores have little bearing on your overall score.

            Yours is a curious example with all those high-scoring Hubs and relatively high traffic levels. I wonder if that has anything to do with your specializing in just one niche.

            I know that consistently high traffic to a Hub will easily elevate its score into the upper 90s, so that makes sense, btw.

            1. sharkfacts profile image87
              sharkfactsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Strangely enough, the high scoring hubs are not necessarily the highest trafficked.

              I know someone else who gets 10 times the views I get, and whose hubberscore remains relatively low. In fact, she panics when it rises, as her earnings correspondingly drops.

              Hubberscore is best ignored as it correlates to neither traffic nor earnings, as far as I can see.

              On my main name I have had 100 hubscores, and indeed 100 hubberscores, and neither related to traffic/earnings.

              It's still a mystery...

          2. brakel2 profile image77
            brakel2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Congrats on your high hub scores. You're movin' on up  Amazing writing!

    3. Francescad profile image76
      Francescadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      As a new Hubber, I'm all ears! Thanks for the advice.

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 10 years ago

    I've found if you write 5 hubs and then ignore the account for 2 weeks, it will go over 75. It really doesn't require much.

    1. Haunty profile image75
      Hauntyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to know, considering I've seen a lot of people suggest waiting months before that can happen. Often ignoring is even better than participation. If you are a spammer, that is. If you contribute a lot of unapproved comments, your score will never go over 74.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 10 years ago

    My score ranges from 88-94, and I still achieve payouts.  As for accolades, they are worthless outside of HubPages.  There is no way I could impress an editor or a publisher by saying, "Yes, and I do have a high Hubber score and keep my accolades up while at HubPages."  These stats will not get me a writing job.  I do not have my accolades available for viewing.  What HubPages gives in accolades, they can just as equally taketh away.  I am retired and don't spend any time chasing a high Hubber score or tending to my accolades.  They have nothing to do with making money.  I reached as high as Commenter 8 level, but once I took a month off from the writing, the score dropped to Commenter 7.  Go figure.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The commenter one is based on the last 9 months only, from memory.

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        jenuboukaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with Arlene; however, to achieve a level 8 commenter accolade you have to do some serious commenting.  I think once you have done so; they shouldn't start docking you in the event you don't comment as often.  Just my opinion, they take the HOTD away, or any others do they?

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          jenuboukaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I meant "don't take away"

  4. beachgoer4ever profile image59
    beachgoer4everposted 10 years ago

    Looking for all advice, as a new hubber. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Francescad profile image76
      Francescadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Me too!!

  5. ChitrangadaSharan profile image92
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 10 years ago

    Thanks for the information about hub score. I enjoy being here, exchanging views with people all around the globe and learning so much in the process. I especially enjoy the question-answer section. I have observed, being active and inter active increases your hub score.

  6. MyWebs profile image80
    MyWebsposted 10 years ago

    My hubber score is typically between the high 80's and 95. Here lately it's been staying closer to 95. I have many of the accolades, but some come and go depending on how active I've been recently. I have never published hubs on a regular basis, except for when I first started here about 2 years ago. So I don't think that is a very big part of their secret sauce.

    It's nice to have a high hubber score and I'd love to see it hit 100 one day. But I know it's meaningless really. As long as it stays above 75 I don't care so much. A score above 75 is very easy to maintain in my experience.

  7. timorous profile image76
    timorousposted 10 years ago

    It's a bit of a mystery to me still. It really doesn't matter. Besides, your hubber score is not shown on your hubs anymore, only in the forums and hub listings, as far as I know.

    I've been here 2 1/2 years, and reached 100 several times, and yet I haven't done anything special. I've only got 39 hubs published. My participation in the forums is spotty at best. I don't make that many comments, though I try to add something useful to the conversation each time. I also try to answer all comments on my hubs.

    Perhaps it's because my hubs are varied in subject matter, are fairly well written, and many of them (12 or so) are viewed 150 times a week, each. My score hasn't fallen below 90 after about 8 months here.

    It's a bit of a mystery to me still.

  8. vocalcoach profile image94
    vocalcoachposted 10 years ago

    I used to worry about my score escalating up amd then back down and up again.  I made a decision to concentrate on just writing good content and adding as many of my own photos as I can. Along with that I am beginning to participate more in forums and increase my hubs. I spend alot of time reading and commenting on other hubs.

  9. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 10 years ago

    I, too used to worry about my hubber score, up and down. I´m almost 2 years here so I´m a bit relax now about this and concentrate on writing and looking for a great topic I can write. Of course I answer every comments I get and participate in forum. I spent most of my hours reading and commenting on hubs that I like.

  10. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 10 years ago

    LOL!  Jen, I could stand on my head and participate in Forums and comment my life away.  I have not earned anything over a 94 in the 13 months I've been here.  And when I reached the #8 position and had it busted down to a #7?  I'm not going to kid myself.  Accolades and Hubscores are only a way to get Hubbers to write.  But at the same time, it can backfire.  Some Hubbers get so wrapped up in those scores that the last thing they'll do is write!  It took a very long time for me to make all those comments for a score of #8 Commentator.  Sooooooo, if HubPages can just as easily snatch it away, I'm not playing.  If my scores dump, they can dump.  I'm done playing the Hubscore/Allocade game for these little, useless cyber prizes .  I just write when I feel like it.  Sometimes, not even then!

  11. Haunty profile image75
    Hauntyposted 10 years ago

    Well, it's obvious that you guys care about scores and stuff, otherwise why would you talk and comment so much about them? If you really didn't care, you would simply skip this thread when skimming the forums. wink

    1. profile image0
      jenuboukaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well Haunty, You did ask to give opinions and personal experience on the matter.....IT would not be a well-rounded discussion if all opinions or experience were not spoke of.

      1. Haunty profile image75
        Hauntyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I did ask. Thank you for your opinion! smile

        What you quoted here I said to Arlene, and I meant that if someone doesn't care about the topic, they don't click on this thread at all, which means that they don't even see my asking for opinions.

        I guess I will just come out and say what I really meant by this thread. HubberScore does not reflect quality and HubPages should change the way it's calculated. In my opinion, a good indication of this is the fact that there are ways to achieve high scores without writing Hubs that live up to HubPages quality standards, one of them being incessant commenting and participation in forums and Q&As.

  12. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 10 years ago

    I have 36 hubs with quite a few in high 80s and 90s. I participate pretty well, and my score has been in 90s for some time. I agree with the poster on this issue.

  13. aware profile image65
    awareposted 10 years ago

    For me 90 and above are unfavorable  scores .

  14. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 10 years ago

    Nope.  That's where you're dead wrong, Haunty.  Don't ASSume anything.  This thread contains fair warning for the new Hubbers:  Don't ever get suckered into thinking that Hubscores, Accolades, and Followers will make you money.  They don't!

    1. Haunty profile image75
      Hauntyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      lol Would you be so kind as to point out where in my post I suggested such a thing? Also, where did you give that warning? I can't see it.

    2. brakel2 profile image77
      brakel2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It is true about the money. All these scores will not make money. However, it does give pleasure to some to have good hubscores and other amenities. I wrote an article that took a lot of research, and it does have a good score. It makes me feel good to have a lot of comments on it, and I am proud of that article. It may never make me a lot of money, but I learned a lot. It nurtured my brain, and to me, that is important.

  15. aware profile image65
    awareposted 10 years ago

    lol unfavorable .  acquaint yourselves with the word.

  16. aware profile image65
    awareposted 10 years ago

    ill beat a man to death with a misspelled word.
    and score in the low 60s

  17. muiomuio profile image60
    muiomuioposted 10 years ago

    Although I've been a member of hubpages for over 4 years I only gained interest in them a few months ago. One of the main reasons I never got involved on hubpages was the scores.

    I noticed they are not immediate and that there are several factors to getting a good score. Meanwhile, I have a doubt, what benefits does a score of 100 has in comparison to a 90 or 80 score of a hub?

  18. posts profile image73
    postsposted 10 years ago

    I am active in hubpages for only 5 months and hitherto published 5 hubs having a page views of more than 1k. I am not engaged in hubforums, blogs and i rarely comment on others hubs. I am normally focusing in creating unique and quality hubs. I don't know the exact metrics of how a hubberscore is calculated but i see the only difference is the link attribute variation (nofollow or dofollow)  if you are using hubpages for promoting your online business.

  19. atotsm profile image59
    atotsmposted 10 years ago

    Isn't it a little bit sad that the things that you mention here are not from influence?


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