Hub Hopping: How Do You Rate?

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  1. Jule Romans profile image98
    Jule Romansposted 7 years ago

    This is what I do right now when I hop. I am still refining.

    In conjunction with the flagging guidelines, I flag hubs that
    ---are shorter than 300 words (with or without images)
    ---have more that three sentences with mixed-up words
    ---sound like personal blogs
    ---have more than 5 mechanical errors in the first two sentences
    --- walk the line on sexual, suggestive, or other inappropriate content

    I rate "down" hubs that
    ---have more than 10 mechanical errors in the first few paragraphs. I am lenient on mechanical errors right now because I have noticed MANY errors in my own hubs. Until I clean them all up, I don't see how I can judge anyone else.
    ---have no paragraph breaks
    ---seem overly personal
    ---are essentially excuses to promote a keyword or external site, without some informative content. Example- "get your ex back" with not real information about relationships, "san antonio window replacements" with vague descriptions and mismatched links.
    ---appear careless, hastily constructed, or random

    I rate "up" hubs that
    --- have good focus, organization, and headings
    --- contain useful content, even if I disagree with it
    --- are solidly written with attention to a manageable, focused topic
    --- have an overall feel of completeness, even if I can't define exactly what makes them great
    --- short stories I like

    I hop past hubs that I cannot judge fairly
    --- I don't feel I can treat the topic with objectivity
    --- poetry hubs
    --- short stories I don't like
    --- hubs that are halfway on the line between "down" and "up" or "down" and "flag"
    --- hubs on controversial topics that annoy me. It's not fair to rate something just because I am annoyed. I would prefer to rate them "down" because I don't want HP to be a political or religious paltform, but that's not my business.  It's my business to make my HP niche the best I can create.

    1. profile image0
      Multimanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you don't use the 300 word rule on poetry content.  That I believe would be inappropriate.

    2. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      About the same with me, except I flag with less than 250 words..

      Can people use hubpages for blogging format? Because I have seen it, but usually do not flag them unless its badly written. I once saw a hub with no capitalization in every sentence.

    3. kschang profile image87
      kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There are many types of hubs here. I'll broadly classify them as

      *information -- how-to-something, what-is-something
      *persuasion (i.e. marketing) -- why-you-should-something
      *artistic -- like poetry

      For different types, my criteria would be different

      In general:
      * misleading, title says one thing but ends with something else
      * overly promotional: too many links to Amazon barely-related items

      * not actually information, but rather observation (there is a difference)
      * stolen content or unattributed content
      * horribly OBVIOUS content, i.e. low-quality

      * employs logical fallacies in some shape or form
      * presents a purely one-sided story with NO attempt at fairness (exception: unless there are plenty of facts supporting that side)

      I'm sure there are more, but these are what I can think of right now.

  2. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I frankly am going to vomit of overabundance of hub hopping threads...

    1. WebbyAvatar profile image53
      WebbyAvatarposted 7 years agoin reply to this



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