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Do Hubpages accolades help increase your traffic?

  1. MountainManJake profile image89
    MountainManJakeposted 5 years ago

    Do Hubpages accolades help increase your traffic?

  2. Moon Daisy profile image84
    Moon Daisyposted 5 years ago

    Hmm, interesting question.  I think not.  At least not directly.  Perhaps indirectly, for example if someone sees that your hubs have been read 1 million times, or you have 5,000 followers then they might be more likely to read your hubs?  But I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong. smile

    1. addingsense profile image60
      addingsenseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      it directly and indirectly influences the trafic

  3. Anishpat profile image80
    Anishpatposted 5 years ago

    I don't think they do. But I do think that people are more likely to follow you if they see a lot of accolades.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have over 2000 followers, my accolades are hidden. I feel they are useless myself...

    2. internpete profile image91
      internpeteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @uninvited writer - I just visited your profile and could see your accolades, so they are not hidden.

    3. addingsense profile image60
      addingsenseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      hey bro, that is a mistake you done. let show that stars...better if you did it

  4. Philanthropy2012 profile image87
    Philanthropy2012posted 5 years ago

    No not really, the quantity of hubs and the bio is what indicates whether someone is worth a follow smile

    The bio should show that the author writes consistently good and interesting articles!

  5. B. Leekley profile image89
    B. Leekleyposted 5 years ago

    I think yes, in a round-about way. It is not the the accolades but the achievements that they recognize that over time bring traffic – writing lots of hubs, writing excellent hubs that people read all the way through and react to with thoughtful comments, regular hubtivity, and so on all get accolades and all, I hear, have a role in increasing traffic. My own traffic is still negligible after about nine months of active hubbing, but I've only written a few hubs. And I'm probably doing somethings wrong by commission or omission. I think the main purpose of the accolades is to keep up our spirits during those long months of hard work and learning until traffic builds up and income comes in. They are like the people who stand on the sidelines along the route of a marathon race to cheer the runners.

  6. DowntroddenInDC profile image84
    DowntroddenInDCposted 5 years ago

    The accolades might increase your pagerank and links to other pages (on hubpages), which in turn may increase your traffic through the search engines. The accolades may also increase internal traffic (members on Hubpages who are browsing hubpages), but I don't think you get advertising from that traffic, so it doesn't matter.

  7. addingsense profile image60
    addingsenseposted 5 years ago

    i think you got the answer. Yes it does indirectly. What if someone click to your page and see a whole bunch of glittering stars and ranks , well, they won't salute you but will follow you of course. that way you get another follower to see and comment your articles. Ones they comment it it will be in there hubtivity under their profile page which indirectly increase the links. So have them all my bro

  8. weekend profile image60
    weekendposted 5 years ago

    They're their to motivate you to write and participate in the HP community because HP needs your writing and participation to survive.

    Apart from that, they serve no purpose.

  9. Ericdierker profile image57
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    I am very new here. I have received some accolades. The indirect concept makes a lot of sense to me. But for sure, writing on line is a lonely task, and hitting some landmarks and being told about it, is really quite nice. I suppose we all crave recognition. And when I see a string of high accolades I am more likey to follow.

  10. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I remember when I first came to HubPages, seeing all those accolades seemed impressive. But after only a few weeks here I had a bunch of them too. I think it is a little carrot for you when you begin and traffic and money are low. But no, I don't think it increases traffic, not much anyway.

  11. Pollyannalana profile image87
    Pollyannalanaposted 5 years ago

    I would hope not and do not think so. All I can do is base it on what leads me to read or follow someone and in the more than two years I have been here I have never looked at anyone's accolades to decide whether to read them or follow them. Either they interest me and are good in my opinion or not. Some may not be great writers but I still enjoy reading them. What a superficial person to do such a thing! Maybe some consider it good business though and I do not even consider that.

  12. iefox5 profile image58
    iefox5posted 5 years ago

    Not really, Hubpages accolades is to encourage hubbers to provide better original content.