When I'm hub hopping I generally don't read most of the hubs I come across because I have one purpose in mind; find low quality or spam hubs.
It seems to me like reading through each hub is somewhat of a waste of time, so I skim through each hub to make sure that I can weed out as many "bad" hubs as possible.
If I want to really read someone else's hub or get more information about a topic, then I generally do a HP search.
Does anyone else do this as well?
I did do that initially Brandon because I saw the role purely as a spam hunt. But recently I have tried to take the time to actually read some of those that are potentially interesting, and to mark or comment as well. It makes it more of a task, and less quick to hunt the spam, but on the plus side you get to read and possibly 'meet' more Hubbers.
There is some surprisingly good stuff out there as well.
nope, I don't do this at all. I find its actually a great way to see a lot of new hubs you might not otherwise. As this site grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to notice new hubs as they are published, as well as new hubbers. Most newbies don't know the little tips and tricks to getting noticed at first, hub hopping brings their hubs to us in a way. Yes, it is a great tool to fend off spam as well and, yes, I do flag hubs I feel violate TOS but no, that isn't my main goal when hopping.
I do a fair amount of my reading that way and also rate a lot of hubs too. That is also a great way to help the site. HP gets feedback from those ratings as do the hubbers.
I have found some great hubs from hubbers I otherwise wouldn't have found because of hub hopping. I've had some great reads beyond skimming. Hub hopping has many good uses, not the least of which is discovering new, great hubbers.
I started on a spam hunt but sometimes when I have a little more time, I like to read- and read different types of hubs and yes I have found some absolute gems sometimes on topics that I would not in a million years hunt for...
Maybe I'm greedy in that I want to spend more time writing then reading if possible. However, my main concerns are more on maintaining the quality of the site and writing rather than meeting new people. It's not that I don't want to part of the community (I do actively participate in the forums) it's just not my focus.
At least half of the hubs I see when hopping are spam, but it's important that we mark them as such. The less prevalent the blatant spam hubs with no original content, the better Hubpages as a whole will do in search engine results. I do find some pretty cool hubs when hopping around though.
I tend to hop based on my mood. I'll flag all the spam I find if I'm annoyed at something, or in a bad mood. If I'm feeling content, or just motivated to read, I'll stop at every great hub I find and vote it up and usually leave a comment. I love hopping because as stated above, it helps find hubs that you would have possibly never seen before.
I find Hubs are either obviously decent or obviously junk. It doesn't take long to spot which is which, although it can take reading some to find spun articles that otherwise appear attractive and polished.
For the most part, I do what Brandon does. If a Hub catches my eye I'll stop and read. Generally, though, I look for reading in one "sitting", and hop in a different "sitting". I like to focus on one aim in any given sitting.
by Robert P 4 years ago
I have been hub hopping lately and I am disgusted with the incoherent garbage that I am coming across - nothing but poorly translated articles of about 400 words, usually without even any formatting. I would say that more than half of the articles I randomly encounter are clearly nothing but spun...
by backporchstories 6 years ago
Do you like the new hub hopping?What I do like about the new hub hopping is they way you can rate grammar separately from creativity. What I do not like, is we are forced to read a hub we have no interest in. It seems we can not hop forward without rating a hub. This will...
by Mary Hyatt 6 years ago
When you are "Hub Hopping" do you make a comment?I never know if I should write a comment or just read, give it an up or down, flag it, and just move on to the next one.
by raisingme 8 years ago
I was really excited when I saw this new feature because I thought it was a great way to support, get to know and interact with other hubbers...But...for the most part, with some exceptions it is a load of garbage. When I think of all the painstaking time I take putting a hub together...and I...
by hoteltravel 6 years ago
Why are some hubs included for hub hopping?I recently started this interesting activity here. When thousands of hubs are published daily, on what basis are hubs selected for hub hopping. It is mostly new hubbers, but I have seen hubs of established hubbers with more than 150 hubs. I never saw any...
by Catherine Welborn 7 years ago
I have read numerous hubs while hopping that I thought would be great if the writer did some editing or word smithing. I thought it would be nice to let people know that thier piece could be so much better with out trying to hurt anyones feelings. I have commented on a couple of pages...
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