I would love to ask anyone with a hub score of 100 to let me know so I can read your hub. Or maybe just some advice would be fine. I'm not really here just for scoring purposes, but to be truthful I do care and would like to know what type of hubs and writing styles go into scores so high.
How high does the scoring go?
thanks for any advice.
I understand where you are coming from but I would suggest you consider 97 upwards. There are some excellent Hubs with this score. I've read quite a few.
If you click on the link at the top of the forums that says "hubs" you can view the hot and best hubs, and you'll find many examples of 100 scores. You'll also probably find that many different types of topics and styles of writing are represented.
I'd love to give you the name of a Hub that's scoring 100, but the scores fluctuate so much, it probably won't be 100 by the time you look at it.
Delilarose, 100 is the highest for any Hub; but, as Marissa said, scores fluctuate all the time. If you look at Hubs that have scores, maybe, 95 and above it should give you a rough idea (but you'll also see a very wide variety when it comes to what "type" of writing/Hub they are). Since you've been a Hubber for just a short time, keep in mind that it takes just a little while for Hubs to be found, get read, be voted up/down, etc. Even the ones that end up with a higher score start out low, sit for a little while, and have to "work their way up". I think it takes a little longer yet for newer Hubbers. It doesn't take long, though.
Thank you both for taking the time to let me know your thoughts. I have noticed the numbers fluctuate alot. But there is a difference with one in the 90's and one in the 50's. So I will check out what I can in the 90's. I thought asking in the Forum would help me filter out the higher ones. Actually you two should be sufficient. I look forward to reading your hubs.
I wish I had more time in a day to read all the hubs, because I love to read.
Delilahrose, when I say the score fluctuates, it can fluctuate a lot. I had two Hubs - one about Helium.com and the other on volumizing hair - that hovered at or near the 100 for months. The Helium.com one is now down in the 80's, though I've done nothing to it.
The HubScore is a reflection of the amount of traffic a Hub is getting, among other things. It's also affected by your reputation as a Hubber, and things like the number of comments and thumbs-up the Hub has. So, not so much about content.
Because your Hubber Score is a factor, that's going to keep your Hubscores down to start with, so be patient and let it build.
One tip that may help you - there are things called Flagship Hubs. The program isn't operating right now, but the Hubs have a specific format - and I've always thought that if the HubPages team recommends a particular format, it must have something going for it! I rarely manage to include everything they recommend, but it's a good starting point - read about it here:
That was my next question-Helium. I have a page but I just can't seem to get into it. I like it here.
I know I'm a newbie but I like to be where I'm comfortable.
Yeah I'm definitely going to look at hub scores in the 90s.
And I believe I will probably stay away from Helium. Some things work for some people and not others.
I agree that Helium offers things that a lot of people like/want; and I don't, personally, have anything negative to say about the site (in view of the fact that I've never particularly cared about what I've posted there, so usually don't mind that I can't delete it). Still, I've earned far more on HubPages. Then again, the stuff I have (and have pretty much abandoned) on Helium does pick up a little money each month (which is always nice, even if it's only a little).
What I prefer about HubPages is that writers are pretty much presumed to be adults and responsible for their own stuff. Help is here if anyone asks. New/young writers who thrive on getting more "support" than that from other people may enjoy the "we're-all-here-to-help-everyone-else-write-better" flavor that Helium has built. I like that on HubPages we can interact with other members on a social level on the forums, but when it comes to what we write, it's neither a competition nor a "big, team, effort".
I've not been here long and my highest score ever (so far) was 88. Nevertheless, if you read some other forum posts you will learn that the scores have to do with MORE than the actual writing. I don't know WHY that is and I no longer care enough to investigate. I will simply tell you what i have told others. Enjoy yourself.
If you spend too much time researching this it will just make you wonder. You'll wonder why community participation is significant, why people with built-in audiences are writing side-by-side with people who do NOT have built-in audiences, why people who write hubs on subjects that easily attract people are put into the same class with more creative people, why people who write in forums and write comments get put in the same class as people who actually WRITE, why people who just post pictures get high hub scores, why people with NO hubs have hub profile scores as high as writers who actually write . . . trust me, the list is endless.
Don't stress it. Write what you and your readers enjoy and forget everyone and everything else. Heck, you don't even get PAID to actually write here so you should have fun! (Yes, you can turn your hubs into e-bay extensions but you do not get PAID for your actual hubs!)
I collect my writing money from other sources and just kick back and enjoy myself here! You should, too!
That's right, wsp2469, HubPages isn't making a judgment on the quality of your writing with Hubscore - how could it, the process is automated. It is linked indirectly, in that a major part of Hubscore is how much search engine traffic the Hub gets - which presumably indicates it's worthy of some note.
HubPages doesn't pay us directly, but we do get paid. And you don't have to turn your Hubs into ads for eBay, either (take a look at some of mine, they're not ad-heavy).
Thank you for your insight. I do enjoy myself here writing about whatever, whenever, its kind of liberating. I don't get paid either because somehow I screwed that up. Writing to Justices at the Law Court and writing here are two different things and this is just more enjoyable and dare I say theraputic?
I don't think the automated system of search engine traffic can truly indicate anything about the quality of the writing. I would say it indicates something about people knowing you are here. Don't you think that is more accurate?
Even then, if you get too imaginative with your titles you hurt your score. If you write about something everyone is searching for online--something I call a "no-brainer"--your hub gets a LOT more traffic than it deserves. I saw a horrendously-written hub on Micheal Jackson immediately after he died and it had a score in the 90s. Every person who attempted to READ it should have been given points for his/her effort!
Yes. That is what I meant; thank you. We do NOT get paid to write. The pay here is due to the advertising, exactly.
I wasn't taking a shot at you, marisa. You have been here for TWO years. I would certainly hope that you would have a decent score by now, right? I've only been here 5 months and my highest score was already 88 so I would sure hope you would know what you're doing.
However, I think if you look at some of the people with score similar to your own you will see that some of them literally refer to their hubs as "E-bay" hubs. You probably already know who I mean! I would think it would make you wonder why an E-bay whore would score higher than you, no?
I don't write ad copy. I write what I ENJOY. I used to write for newspapers. The lines were clearly drawn there. A columnist or reporter got paid to write and was on one side of an office line if you will. Business staff on one side, writers on the other.
I don't quite understand all of that yet but my boss, Cooke2cook, does. Personally, this is FUN for me. I enjoy getting actually paid for my writing elsewhere.
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