Because they followed someone with a habit of following anyone who follows them. I only follow people whose hubs I want to read and quite a few others do this also. That is how we are encouraged to do it. If we follow a bunch of hubbers and never read their work, our hub score can go down.
I followed the 2 people who joined under my referral but neither has written anything. Sometimes it could be a case like that.
Then again, some people will follow every person they come across out of the misguided idea that they will automatically follow them back.
It could also be a case where they had Hubs, but deleted them.
I'm still working on my first hub and someone followed me today. I've not followed anyone yet.
I think it's because I participate here at the answers section and on the forum.
Their erudite comments have created a sense of excited anticipation. (?)
I have two theories. One is that their friends convinced them to create an account for one reason or another, or that some have posted replies to hubs, questions and the other people who do not know them wish to read what they write when they do.
Maybe because someone wants to be so generous by following back those that follow them
You can gain followers by asking and answering questions. Commenting in forums.
I have seen Hubbers with only one hub and have a 100 ranking.
Are you on Facebook? Join Hub Hoppers. http://www.facebook.com/groups/286584508033632/
I don't believe they are spammers or farmers, because those people usually create two spammy hubs and then follow 500 people.
I recently hit the follow button on a hubless author because he leaves great comments around Hubpages. He makes no excuse for his lack of hub writing, and he is just here to enjoy the other aspects of Hubpages, therefore, in my eyes, he contributes something of value to the community.
I think it's sort of like being a book author and most of your readers are not writers, which is how an author makes money.
Hubpages is first and foremost a writing platform, but all the things we can get involved in here helps to promote our writing, so I'm happy to get to know non-writers.
by rlaha 6 years ago
On Hubpages, if someone follows you, do you have to follow them back as courtesy?I have noticed a lot of people that have followed me that don't leave any comments. I wonder if I should follow them back as courtesy or not? The ones that do leave comments when they follow me are the ones...
by Ben Guinter 8 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 following?Do you guys really think this makes people want to read and comment on...
by Carolee Samuda 8 years ago
I am fairly new here, but what I've learned is that most people follow to get followers. (I was that person). What I discovered was that, if I follow you I am required to read your hubs when published.My suggestion; don't follow to be followed. Follow because you genuinely are interested in the...
by Shawn May Scott 7 years ago
I am still new to Hubpages and have been enjoying a rather successful start. Thank you to those who have voted my articles up and those few of you who have begun to follow me. But I have noticed one thing of late and maybe it is the way it goes but I think it is disrespectful. I have commented on a...
by FreezeFrame34 7 years ago
What has your experience been. Did you notice that the more people you followed, the more people followed you? Did you ever start following people just because you wanted more followers? I have been pretty selective in the people that I follow and I am totally happy with all of the awesome Hubbers...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago
Have you noticed that the high earners on HubPages appear to follow very few writers themselves?Could it be said then, that it is more important to have a following than it is to follow back other writers and Are we spending too much time commenting at the cost of writing new content?
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