Following an excessive amount of hubbers can lower your hub score. However, how many you follow within one day isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially if you're a new hubber. Just don't follow people expecting them to follow you back. Doing that constantly will result in you having a huge amount of hubbers that you follow and can lower your hub score. Best of luck!
It can be depending on why you're following them.
People who follow a lot of hubbers in a span of twenty four hours make me leery. Are they following them because they generally find those people interesting? Or because they want to get followed back?
If you're following them because you genuinely want to see their hubs and whatnot on your feed, then I don't see the problem. But if you're doing it to get the follow back and gain your own following, then yes, it's bad.
Whether it's done in just one day or over several, following lots of people can have the effect of causing your Author Score to go down. The FAQ has more on this,
by India Arnold7 years ago
Is it true that you can follow too many hubbers, causing your hub score to lower?I have been wondering if following a large number of hubbers can cause your hub score to get 'dinged'. I recently had a relatively new...
by Peter Owen6 years ago
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by ThunderKeys6 years ago
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by Ben Guinter7 years ago
In my years on this site I have seen so many people randomly follow me in hopes that I follow them back. And then as soon as I do, if the topics they write on interest me, they delete me from the hubbers they're...
by DK5 years ago
Will HubPages penalise people who add other hubbers without reason by reducing their Author Rating?Just wondering because otherwise it seems like the "follow me I'll follow you" approach is the best one to get...
by blueorpurple6 years ago
Why should I follow hubbers? or why should they follow me?
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