The Comment Level - what's the idea?
How is the comment level determined, why is it so prominently shown, what is it for and who wants to know?
As far as i know it's determined by how active you are at commenting on other peoples hubs. I imagine they've decided to make it more prominent to further encourage such activity - it's good for their business.
It's only really important if you think it is, it's no reflection of the quality of comments people have left but rather the quantity (as far as i'm aware) although i could see how there may be some added weight in the perceived authority of some peoples comments from some peoples perspectives - this of course may or may not be warranted as comment level appears to be
primarily a volume derived award.
I'm sure some people like to know and many couldn't care less.
The new Google Panda Update gives more credit to something called the "Bounce Rate"
Bounce Rate Rb =(Tv/Te)
Rb = Bounce Rate
Tv = Total Number of visits viewing one page only
Te = Total Entries to page.
Social networks and Blogs have to find things for people to do in order for them to remain on the site. Youtube used to have "adding friends" to keep people on it all day long. Basically the more time you spend on a site , the more points it gets with Google. If people are given incentives to spend more time on Hubapes (rewards and scores) then it is likely that people will spend more time and make the site more valuable. That is my guess- OK?
These days everyone is being followed by internet cookies and so Google knows where you came from, what you are doing on HubPages, how long you spent on it and where you go afterwards. They are not the only ones fishing for this information and probably everyone using cookie technology is doing this. This is the age of the COOKIES my friends!
by Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago
I've been a level VIII commenter for well over a year. Today, I noticed I've been reduced to level VII, yet I comment on several hubs every single day. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know why my level may have been reduced?
by Jason Menayan 7 years ago
Hi everyone,In Hubs' Comment Capsules, we've made a few enhancements (coming very soon):- Comments left by the author of the Hub are reflected as "Hub Author" in a bubble next to the username.- Commenter level is indicated next to your username and when you left the comment.Note: If you...
by Bruce Chamoff 6 years ago
This is strange. I was a level 3 commenter and have been commenting a lot in the last week, hopefully considered quality comments, but I went down to a level 2 commenter today. Does anyone know if Hubpages changed their commenting rules? I find this frustrating.
by Sherri 7 years ago
I looked around the forums and HP Blog for info on this and found nothing...just went to answer comments on my Hubs, and I'm seeing commenters highlighted in yellow with a designation of a level (5, 7, what, 1 out of 10?) What's this about?
by sangeeta verma 6 years ago
Can commenter level be decrease if yes what will be the reason?How my commenter level is showing level 1. Previously it was showing level II now it is level I can anyone will explain this.
by Jarn 5 years ago
Is anyone else unhappy with Hubpages ranking commentators? Level 1, level 2, etc?It makes me feel that, simply because I have better things to do much of the time, my input and feedback when I choose to comment on an article is less important than someone of a higher level. Shouldn't they compared...
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