How many people can you follow on Hubpages before getting in trouble?
I can tell you easily that your current behaviour - or excessive following in the past few minutes - won't do good for your personal HubScore.
It's so obvious that you don't care about the people that you're following - you're just following anyone. Many of them joined recently and they have published no more than a few hubs, not always the best candidates to follow or learn from.
You can follow as many as you want to follow. However, it is not a contest to see how many you can follow.
Following should be for those you wish to read again because you have found their work informative, interesting or entertaining.
Those who go on "fanning sprees", adding as many people as possible in hopes that the favor will be returned, are often not highly thought of. It might lower your hubscore if you seem to be fanning excessievly with no particular reason. I have seen one hubber who fanned literally many hundreds of people, for several days in a row, with no other activity. He was banned at some point.
Following hundreds of people is not really helpful to you in itself.
Reading the work of others and making good comments is.
Thanks for shedding some light on this subject, this makes more sense now.
I'm sure this is a question floating through some other newcomer's heads too that want to start getting recognized on Hubpages. Now I understand that when it comes to following people, quality comes before quantity.
I just wrote a hub about this sort of stuff this morning. here's the link http://trecords0.hubpages.com/hub/The-New-Internet it talks about all of the ways I used to think about what the internet was. Now it's different.
by Steve Orion 6 years ago
Do you approve of Hubpages now sharing how many people you are following, and who?
by Precious Williams 4 years ago
How do some hubbers get so many followers in such a short space of time. Okay - some people write brilliant hubs on interesting topics but it still puzzles me. I expect someone will come back and say that I should have read something somewhere that makes it obvious - so apologies if...
by Escobana 5 years ago
Let us welcome both of us to OUR new world of friendship.......nice to met you here and looking forward to know you more.....read you more......Take care and God bless you.
by Andrew Smith 3 years ago
I've just reached a landmark of 100 followers (yay, me!), which might not seem like much, but it's built up pretty slowly over time, and I've made sure to interact with everyone I'm following regularly (106 now), checking out new hubs, etc. It made me consider an interesting question:How do...
by Shawn May Scott 6 years ago
I am still new to Hubpages and have been enjoying a rather successful start. Thank you to those who have voted my articles up and those few of you who have begun to follow me. But I have noticed one thing of late and maybe it is the way it goes but I think it is disrespectful. I have commented on a...
by Peter Owen 7 years ago
Not complaining but I don't understand hub. In an attempt to get involved, I started following a lot of Hubbers. Many of them followed me back and I am seeing a dramatic increase in viewing traffic for my hubs. I guess Hub didn't like this since they took my score from 89 to currently 78 and...
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