Hub Hopping

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  1. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
    PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years ago

    No stranger to writing sites, I have noticed one fairly unique feature here in Hub Hopping.  I have checked it out, gotten addicted and then started wondering what exactly I'm doing as there is really no explanation on the Hopper itself.  I have looked for 3 days on FAQ and Learning center and only the most basic of explanations can be found. 

    It gently tells you to help out the "community" and Hop some Hubs.  O.K., I'm game.  I enjoy editing almost as much as writing but this isn't an editing tool. So what is it? 

    1) Are the articles I'm hopping published already?  I hope not as around 25% of the Hubs I've Hopped are obviously artificially generated spam organisms. 
    2) Are the Hubbers aware of who is Hopping them? When asked to edit a piece, I like to give encouragement and offer alternatives to perhaps structure or word use.  This offers nothing in those areas, never mind spelling and such.  If someone wants help I want to give it and not just trash something with a tool and move on. 
    3) Is Hopping somehow looked upon favorably?  Is it really providing a service to the community or just another distraction from writing and being a dad?  What am I accomplishing and how exactly.

    There are many other questions but this should at least point me in a direction so I thank you in advance.  Anyone with vast Hopping experience or who share this addiction I want to hear from as well as those who may be turned off by the whole thing.  If I missed a learning link or FAQ you can point me there also but I really did try to avoid a forum discussion and being such an obvious newbie...

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, they are pending or have been revised and resubmitted.  The hopper is to sort them out before they become "featured"

      No, the author is not aware of who is hopping them. Comments can't be provided while in hopper, but you could always search the hub later and comment then.

      Umm... it depends on who you ask.  Hopping gives feedback to HP and helps clear the pending queue (which gets hubs "featured" more quickly.  But, there are some that feel the ratings are arbitrary and dislike the system.  Hopping by hubbers also potentially reduces the costs to HP for having the hubs rated by Mechanical Turk.  So yes it is beneficial, but not always looked upon favorably smile

      There are many people around that would be happy to answer any questions you might have.  A forum question about hopping is far from the most useless subject these forums have ever seen smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the balanced assessment, MelissaBarrett. It is indeed true that not everyone views the Hopper favorably, so I'm glad you brought that up.

        That said, we wouldn't have a feature if we did not believe that it is making a big difference and helping Hubbers become stronger, more successful online content creators. It's not fun having a Hub not Featured, but it's also not fun having a manuscript rejected by a publisher. That doesn't mean publishers shouldn't have editors review work and decide what should be published and what shouldn't.

      2. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
        PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Wow...that was quick!  Thank you Melissa!  This definitely helps me out.  I'm sure my hyper focus will wane but some of the Hubs are so ludicrous that I like to get rid of them.  At the same time there is some nice content so I like to help it along.  Thanks again....

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Glad to help smile BTW, Simone is right, they are published just not featured yet. Sorry for the mistype... whatever. smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1. Actually, the Hubs in the Hopper *are* published- they're just not necessarily Featured (many are).
      2. Hubbers do not know who is hopping their Hubs, and at this point, they do not know what quality ratings their Hubs get (aside from seeing if their Hubs might be Featured because they got sufficiently high quality ratings from Hoppers)
      3. Hopping helps a lot! Your rating (if we gauge it to be accurate) can mean the difference between being Featured on HubPages and not being Featured (a Featured Hub is shown on Topic Pages and related Hubs and is also made available to search engines).

      By Hopping Hubs, Hubbers help other Hubbers (by giving them a shot at being Featured or preventing their more... embarrassing work from getting coverage that might hurt their reputations), learn more about what it takes to write a high quality Hub (by critically rating the works of others), and improve the overall quality of our site.

      1. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
        PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you also Simone. I guess my question would be why would a "spun" or artificial submission even make it that far?  Doesn't the site have software to weed that stuff out?  In the last 2 days I have seen pieces that have a first paragraph that may make a bit of sense and then just explode into gibberish (or close to) from there.  That's part of the reason I even asked the question.  I wasn't sure this Hopping was actually performing any service.  thanks again..

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          The hopper is part of the "software" being used.  A human part, to be sure, but a part of the entire process.

          1. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
            PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I can dig it...

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well, right or wrong, I just gave this one very high marks. I hope I did right. … Never-Knew

    1. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
      PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Loved that I would've been ranking high on it as well.  Not that I have to love a piece, it just has to stick to message, show some decent grammar and structure and have some appealing media.

  3. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 5 years ago

    Does Hub Hoping help your Hub Score?  If not what activities do improve hub scores?

    1. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
      PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good questions....hope someone answerst them....thanks to all who have jumped on so far!

  4. ContriveIT profile image60
    ContriveITposted 5 years ago

    Haven't been here long but I have picked up on a few things right away:

    1: not published yet.

    2. Yes, if they are using google analytics or just checking the hub stats, the referrer will show as but it doesn't show what your ratings are.

    3. hub hopping is strictly a community event. it seems to help your score when you hop, post forums, answer questions, etc... now what the points are used for... hmmmm... only that dos equis guy probably knows.  Ive heard that 80+ will allow dofollow backlinks but i've yet to verify as I hang at 79.

    1. PaulWFitzpatrick profile image60
      PaulWFitzpatrickposted 5 years agoin reply to this



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