Do you thing people on HP with high scores are better writers or better net workers?
I believe the high score is mainly related with traffic to the hubs of the hubber, and to get the good traffic, first one is quality writings and SEO. The networking is also a part of SEO, hence the high score is the result of all these and all are interlinked.
I have 112 hubs for three years, not very many. I know little about SEO. I don't backlink. My traffic is only about 200 views a day. So I really don't know.
I think its a bit of both - if someone spends time to write 100 hubs for example then somewhere along the way they would have mastered the art of writing short articles.
Both depending on the situation.
Now I can tell you normally when I'm active my score goes up to my highest yet 89- but If I don't stay active it tends to go down even if my traffic is up.
Now if I am active as in - with questions/answers, forum, making comments on other people's pages and my traffic is low sometimes my score doesn't go up.
So really if I can find a way to be balanced in all this than my score would go up more. I have problems keeping up with all because I am spending hours, days putting pages together sometimes.
Not sure but it Sometimes seems like I am getting voted down when I am getting high traffic and the score drops.
Rochelle Frank also has 1214 followers - that's probably the reason she has 100?
I backlink bu they are all temporary because craigslist automatically puts a 'nofollow' on links. So I get a big bump for one day only. I did that last week when I was riding the wave of Zombie Apocalypse.
I'm still looking for something viral but I don't have a cute baby that laughs a lot.
If they're good writers, many visitors will come to their hubs and that increases their scores.
Most of them are good writers and better internet marketers. However, some are just good or good internet marketers with most being good internet marketers..
These are all great answers. Like most, I agree that it has to do with both of the above, and is ultimately all about traffic.
But whilst these things boost our overall scores, I also believe that (long-term) lower scoring hubs will drag them down. With lots of hubs, traffic and followers this doesn't seem to matter as much.
For the rest of us mere mortals however, I think that it is important to actively promote, backlink, and re-write headings and articles on our lower-scoring hubs, in order to stimulate traffic.
In theory, if a hub is totally dormant and useless it could be deleted. It would be a shame to do that though, and I would always opt for improving on it first!
IMHO, once these lower hub-scores increase our overall scores will too.
I'm still new to the HP community, but it seems like a lot of the scores have to do with traffic to the hubs... so I would say, good writers, but also better marketers!
I think better networkers and promoters. There are lots of excellently written hubs that don't get a lot of clicks. And, there are some really crappy hubs that make the authors lots of money (by hubpages standards, anyway). It is more than just writing. It is networking, promoting, and knowing how to drive traffic to your hubs. I have yet to figure out the magic recipe to making tons of money writing on the internet. Wish there was an easy way.
The answer to that isn't a simple one and probably depends on the person. Everyone on HubPages is different. Every Hub is different.
Personally, I don't network at all. I do participate in the community, but that's as "social" as I ever get. Contrary to the suggestion that someone else made that people who get good scores "don't have a life" - wrong. I have a life - complete with kids (grown ones but important in my life nonetheless), other family, friends, social life (not a wild one, but nice enough), "real" work, house, yard - the whole bit.
It isn't necessarily a matter of people with high scores being the best writers. We can all see that's not the case. There's "a ton" of great writing by people with all kinds of different scores. Besides, what's "better writing" is often a very subjective thing. Also, the same person's writing can be better or worse on some Hubs than on others.
HubPages makes it very public information that what goes into the score is a mix of different things. It's not one, single, thing.
All I know is that I don't network at all, do have a nice, full, life; do participate in the community (more on the forums and in "Answers" than in any other way), and aim to produce good writing (even if it wouldn't be considered "the best writing").
Now, if you could excuse me... I need to go to my 879 social sites so that I can spread the word about the recent antics of my imaginary friend, "Ivan, the Purple-Striped Giraffe", who only shows up when I'm all by lonely self and trying desperately to figure out how I can keep my highest HubScore for the rest of my empty and hopeless life. (Ivan's kind of shy, you know. He won't come around if he thinks anyone else is here.)
Wow! Look at those scores. I just joined in and I started with 30 now it's down to 29 and I just got here. I guess I better start pounding the keyboard or else my score will keep spiraling down.
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