Hi everyone. I'm new to hubpages and just published my first hub. My hubscore started out extremely low...like 27 and after speaking with a friend of mine I was told that was a really low starting score. He said it may have something to do with the number of outbound links.
I only linked to sites that were highly relevant to what I wrote about. None of them are on the same domain. All of them provide useful information that goes hand in hand with what I was writing about.
Basically I thought by providing links to a useful relevant resource would be good for people interested in and reading my hub.
So what I'm asking is if my friend is right. If so, I'll remove the links, but I just figured linking out to reputable resources like I did would be helpful to anyone reading the hub.
Thanks and sorry if this is a stupid question. I looked through the FAQ before I posted.
Thanks to anyone who responds, I appreciate it.
Oops. I mean't to say that my hubrank started out really low. My apologies. My hubscore started out right in the middle.
that shouldn't affect your hubber score unless you have numerous links pointing to one site. your score will continue to rise, you haven't been here long enough. if all of your text is original and well written, you should have no worries. read all you can about how HP works and that will help also. read other hubs, leave comments, use the rating system and things will start to look up for you. there is a link at the bottom of the screen, the learning center, that answers a lot of questions.
good luck and welcome.
Thanks a bunch! I am reading through how HP works now. Just wanted to make sure that I didn't start off on the wrong foot.
your hub looks great. it takes time to learn everything and it will take time for scores to rise, but concentrate on learning and writing, and you'll learn as you go, as we all do!
in regard to links, if you want, you can also use the link capsule if you don't want to use too many outbound links in your text. I try to only use them if I think the link is truly relevant to the content. although we want to give the reader good information, we don't want them to leave our page too quickly!
Nice first hub, Nate. You might want to consider adding the hubtrail-americas tag to enter the HubTrails project. Also, adding a comment capsule won't hurt your hubscore.
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