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.
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.
I have over 2000 followers, my accolades are hidden. I feel they are useless myself...
@uninvited writer - I just visited your profile and could see your accolades, so they are not hidden.
hey bro, that is a mistake you done. let show that stars...better if you did it
No not really, the quantity of hubs and the bio is what indicates whether someone is worth a follow
The bio should show that the author writes consistently good and interesting articles!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not really, Hubpages accolades is to encourage hubbers to provide better original content.
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