What is the ‘fan’ etiquette here in hub pages?
1. Do hubbers become fans of other hubbers because they enjoy the content of their chosen ‘idols’ or perhaps ,is it to become a fan- to get a fan?
2. If so-then does the number of one’s fans have any bearing on ratings and does this affect traffic at all? Please advise.
alot of people fan simply to get a fan back and increase the likely hood of their hubs getting viewed
Yes, some people play that game. Personally, I don't - I think the word "fan" should mean what it says it means. I have never "fanned" anyone back just because they joined my fan club, and it doesn't seem to have done me any harm!
If you join someone's fan club, you can get notified if they write something. I like to keep my list small enough that my email inbox doesn't get overwhelmed, and I stand some chance of checking out at least some of the Hubs I'm notified about. If you go around joining every fan club in site, you're likely to end up switching off notifications, and then what's the point?
I think the number of fans may do some good for your Hubscore, but that has no effect on the traffic that really counts, which is the paying traffic that comes from search engines.
1. Usually they're fake fans who are doing it so you can return the favour.
2. It has no affect on traffic. Quality traffic comes from outside HubPages. Particularly search engine traffic.
Here are my thoughts on fanning.
Hey..that's a idea! get HP team to set up a *Digest* for our fans then no huge email delivery but yes, I won't fan right away either with a newbie in the event of jus gettin spammed
I will Fan a Newbie if he/she "feels right"...but then I got married 7 times working from that same mindset, so don't go by me!
Pretty funny ghost. But I am sure you were a fan of all of them.
I refuse to fan spam fanners, those who funny twenty people a minute. I won't even read there stuff right away but wait to find it later. But if someone fans me, leaves a good comment, then I will check their stuff out. Generally, because someone goes through that effort, their stuff is good and I become their fan.
by Rochelle Frank8 years ago
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by Laurel Rogers7 years ago
In my relatively short time on HubPages, I have come across Hubbers who seem to do nothing but become fans. Are these spammers, or am I way off base?
by Adam York9 years ago
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by Deep8 years ago
Is it not better to stay an enigma and let your words be heard with eyes then your profile to be read loud like facebook, twitter and all other social network.Hi, let me introduce myself. I've been called a lot of...
by Artin20108 years ago
I've come to the conclusion that in order to get people to even look at your hubs, you must post in these forums. It may help get a few more fans, but if it doesn't, what have you lost. I've come here to hubber's...
by Tessa Schlesinger21 months ago
I was quite stunned a week or more ago when someone made a statement on one of my hubs that she had commented twice and I had snubbed her by not replying. Her comment had been particularly flattering, and probably...
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