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I'm a 49 :(

  1. ~Stacey~ profile image56
    ~Stacey~posted 8 years ago

    Hi everyone!
    Heres my question, I am new to hub Pages and I have only posted a couple Hubs and each time I post, the number beside me gets lower sad I am interesting and fun lol I promise! Can someone shed some light on my situation please. Thanks!

    1. geminimoon profile image59
      geminimoonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Check your number tomorrow and I bet it will be higher.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hee hee.

      i'd say you're doing pretty well so far. i don't think i was at 48 until i was here for over a month, because the first month i didn't do anything with this account, but as soon as i started writing it started to climb.

      good luck and happy hubbing. (yay, another brunette! wink

    3. dutchman1951 profile image62
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am new also, you have to give it time, these folks are good folks, keep hubbing, its worth it.


  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Hi Stacey, welcome to HubPages smile you are only a couple hours old on HP wink lol ...whatever are you worried for...besides, we all started there too. smile continue writing quality Hubs, promote in directories, forums, social sites, etc and chatter here n there in the HP forums. Your score will then soar wink hope that brings a smile.

  3. Dale Mazurek profile image72
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    Hi Stacey.  Well first off the key is to keep writing and be active in the forums and commenting on peoples hubs and so forth.  You will se your score eventually go up by doing that.

    On another note I took a look at your hubs and while they are alright the one about the wild dogs has great pictures but needs a lot more words.  Most like to say 400 to 600 words.  In saying that I think you can figure out the problem with the second hub.

    You will get the hang of it,  Welcome to HubPages

    1. rmcrayne profile image98
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dale, I LOVE it that you routinely go check out hubs before before giving new hubbers feedback.

  4. Gemsong profile image74
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    You're just a baby on the hubs. Don't worry, you'll get older soon. I started low too. I still drop a point when I post a new hub. Give yourself time.

    Keep writing. And most importantly be patient.

  5. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago

    Only been here a couple of weeks myself, but my advice would be to try not to focus on numbers like that. Write interesting stuff, share your views with others here and it'll build up naturally on its own. smile

  6. ~Stacey~ profile image56
    ~Stacey~posted 8 years ago

    WEll that was fast smile Thanks everyone!!! Dale, thanks for taking a look at my Hubs lol yeah... I am just getting the feel for it and as I am reading the other Hubs I am laughing a little at my own. Your all right I am a baby hubber I will give it some time smile
    Your all great!

  7. Gemsong profile image74
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    Aren't you glad you joined? Look out for the forum parties. They happen without warning or notice.

    1. ~Stacey~ profile image56
      ~Stacey~posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Gemsong, I am happy I joined! people seem really nice and very informative! Thanks for your help!

  8. yoshi97 profile image71
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    Like they all said, but I will add that it takes time (and hubs) to raise your hubscore. You'll have probably written 10-15 hubs before you break the 75 mark.

    Remember ... hubpages wants the compel the quality hubber to write and to discourage the spammer from adding meaningless content. As such, your hubscore starts low until you prove you are not a spammer, which does take some time.

    Keep writing quality hubs and your score will rise naturally. Participation in the forums helps as well. The only real bad self-promo thing you can do is fan a lot of other people, as this makes you look like a spammer and negatively impacts your score.

    I recommend not becoming a fan of anyone until you find a writer who you really want to follow or someone you think you can learn a lot from, and then fan that person, as it is then advantageous to do so. smile

  9. Ms Chievous profile image79
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    Hi Stacy,
    Don't fret about it, just write more and it will get better.. You probably do need to increase your word count in your articles.  Make sure that your work is your own original words.  You can get low hubscores for htat as well!  Good luck!

  10. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Stacey ~ Welcome to Hubpages! Just keep working at it, like the rest of us, the more you experience on the site the more you will pick up and learn. Participate and write, your scores will be all over the place, don’t worry about it. Traffic is what is important not scores. The more traffic, the more people will see your ideas, thoughts and feelings. Scores are for English Class this is marketing and/or exposure.

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Hang in there Stacy!! The hubscore is a crazy thing sometimes. Just don't worry too much about it. Easier said than done, I know wink But welcome to hubpages!!!! Always great to see a new face about!! big_smile

  12. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HP!

    I don't quite understand the scoring system, but I do know that most of my hubs start really low and then quickly increase in score. Keep up the good work.

  13. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Most of the problem with your Hubscore not increasing much is your Hubs are short. I checked them and they both look to be under 300 words. 300 is the bare minimum a Hub should be. What is suggested is 500-1,500 words. 500 Is a nice number, anything 450-650 is pretty good. You added pictures and videos, also a poll - good job! Now, just work on longer, high quality hubs, and stay active in the forums, oh yeah! Some comments on others hubs would also help!

    Welcome btw, you will enjoy it here,