Just an fyi for someone I noticed (and who will remain nameless). And for any other newer folks who didn't know.
Thanks for posting this. I personally don't have a problem following people but I do have a penchant for stalking very good forums posts.
Seriously, I also want to mention that spamming comments with your hub links is a very easy way to get that score to 1 as well. A hubber who shall remain nameless, very nice person but his MO seems to be leaving his links all over the place used to be in his 90s when I joined HP in 2011, is now a very prominent 1
That is indeed a very tacky thing to do. I wonder if redemption is possible in such a case.
I suppose if they behave themselves and be normal hubbers they may get back on track.
Another thing I also noticed is that following too many people with very low hubscores seem to lower your score as well. Polite following tends to do that too.
I hope I am "normal" enough, if a touch on a underproductive side, lol. Do you mean "polite following" can lower your score? Does that mean when you follow someone back after they follow you?
The only thing that gets me a little is the ones that follow you and left you a fan mail that clearly shows they haven't read anything you wrote and probably don't plan to, lol
Yes, that's what I mean. Do a test......unfollow people you don't read, wait a day and see what happens to your score. When my score fell to the lower 80s for no reason, I followed the advise of someone and unfollowed a few people including people with very low scores and inactive hubbers, my score went t 97 in 24 hours, a jump of about 12 points. It has stayed in the mid to upper 90s since.
Thanks for the tips Cardisa xoxo I will see to it right now! :-D
Excessive following can also get you suspended from twitter.
That's unreal. I get an email everyday from Twitter with at least 5 recommendations of people i should follow, with a follow button on each one.
Some of those that were recommended were following over 40 thousand so there's no danger for me anytime soon!
I'm expanding pretty much like a turtle in that regard... so I don't think I'll be in danger of this myself
Wow I had no idea about that - not that I would follow an excessive amount of people, it's not my style. Thx for sharing!
Thanx for the tip...Sometimes it pays to be anti-social.
HP doesn't get perturbed with frequent follows I think. But when someone blasts away with over 20 of them in 5 minutes, HP becomes very unhappy.
This is good for the new people to know. I wouldn't have known unless someone else had pointed it out. One hubber did write a very fun article about how his score dropped to 1 because of this. But, fortunately, he seems to be back in the 90s now.
Mine was a she. Long time ago. Alas, don't even remember her name anymore.
well what is excessive following. I don't think we're supposed to be on hub pages and not follow anyone. I try to read at least one hub before I follow someone. And I also these days try and follow people who have read my hubs or answered my questions.
And if I like what a hubber has written in forums or questions i look at their profile and follow them too.
Yeah, I think it really just boils down to common sense. It's weird to me that the people who use things like HubPages improperly think that they are going to succeed.
"Yep, if I just follow 500 people today, I will get 500 followers."
I think people who do this type of thing don't have a good sense of what spam is all about, or more likely, they just don't care.
I think most of the time it's probably done innocently, by people trying to be friendly. They have no idea they can their profile score, which is why it's a good idea for someone more experienced to post a warning. Otherwise, how would anyone know?
This does my nut in! I only follow people who's hubs I am interested in. I saw someone who had joined 24 hours ago, no hubs, and following 246 people!?! Also, the people who ask a billion stupid questions in a bid to be noticed make me mad!!! Lol rant over!
by Audrey Hunt 4 years ago
Just had a big drop on my profile score. And all my hubs were featured along with a steady 10 Editors Choice. I say 'were' because 3 were just unfeatured and I don't know what to do about that. My views are over 945,000. Boo-hoo. Hubpages doesn't love me anymore!
by Person of Interest 4 years ago
My current score is 87.Watch it happen here.How? I shall minor edit hubs until it happens.Stay tuned.
by Michelle Orelup 2 years ago
My Hub Profile score has dropped from 91 to 86. Am I being punished?I recently began answering questions centered around politics. Since then, my overall score has dropped. This is the only change I have made and it seems ridiculous.
by Person of Interest 4 years ago
I guess my hub-updating days are over... My profile score can't stand any further drops, that no-follow links thing ya know... Oh, well.
by SpaceShanty 5 years ago
I have noticed it is hovering just below 85 recently. I have a few Hubs with a score of around 71, could this be the reason?
by Sally Gulbrandsen 17 months ago
Managed to keep a profile score of 100 on and off all week! How did that happen?
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