The Comment Level - what's the idea?

  1. f_hruz profile image72
    f_hruzposted 6 years ago

    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?

  2. Rob Winters profile image85
    Rob Wintersposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. whoisbid profile image74
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    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!