Random Hub ratings questions.

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (15 posts)
  1. Scosgrove profile image75
    Scosgroveposted 7 years ago

    What does it take to get a funny, useful, beautiful, or awesome from you?

    What are your qualifications for rating a hub down, but not flagging it?

    How often do you rate?

    1. Daffy Duck profile image59
      Daffy Duckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I alwasy rate hubs I view.  Very rarely I don't add a useful, awesome, funny, or a beautiful.  It is what it is.

      There is a difference between voting down an article and finding one innapropriate enough to flag.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I don't do any of the above. I only express my opinion by writing comments, sometimes reviews and critiques.

    1. Scosgrove profile image75
      Scosgroveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm also a fan of the comments, but why wouldn't you rate as well? Do the ratings not have any affects?

      1. Scosgrove profile image75
        Scosgroveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm just curious, because whenever I'm HubHopping or browsing, I comment, select 1 of the 4 adjectives (if applicable) and rate up/down.

      2. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just isn't my style, I'm not in the habit of doing that. I make an effort when writing comments, that should suffice. I think the feedback is valuable to the authors, and I do appreciate the feedback that I receive.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    I hit those buttons if, and only if, I think the page deserves it.  This is a subjective judgement on my part - if it spoke to me, I enjoyed it, I laughed at it, I can see the effort put in - then it gets a vote or button, comment, whatever.

    I don't just press it for fun or because I like the person.  This is in the hope that the buttons might actually mean something rather than be a version of Facebook friending.

  4. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    If something in a hub makes an impact on me, I comment to that effect. The buttons are far too mechanical for my liking.

    I particularly dislike the use of "awesome", since the literal meaning of this word makes it a description that should be used very rarely. I know it has been downsized into slang, but I prefer to avoid using slang.

    The buttons potentially have a minor relevance when a hub does not have a comments capsule. Unfortunately, this is probably going to be the case more often now, as people seem to think leaving it off will get more visitors seeing the ad space at the very bottom. Even then, I'm more likely simply to rate the hub up or down.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    OK, bit more.  I would tend to leave a comment and press a button, rather than press a button.  I don't do this very often.

    Of the four buttons I hardly ever use useful, as I don't really dig useful pages.
    Funny and / or awesome would be my response.
    I don't do beautiful - not my thing.

    tbh - the one I use most is the Flag button.  In some cases I will leave a comment as well for the moderator.

    I am a bit bored today.

    1. WriteAngled profile image80
      WriteAngledposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True enough! I flag the majority of what I see in the hopper as well.

  6. mdlawyer profile image39
    mdlawyerposted 7 years ago

    I have read that the voting up and rating will positively affect hubscore and which in turn will have an impact on search rank and pageviews.

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No. Hubscore has ZERO effect on search rank and pageviews -- except a possible trickle of hubbers if your hub happens to be featured for something somewhere on the sites. But remember -- hubbers can't click on ads so they don't make you money.

      Hubscore, Author score and Karma score are all totally insignificant outside of HubPages.

      ETA: A low hub or author score can effect whether outbound links in your hubs are DoFollow or NoFollow. That's it.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.

  7. Lisa HW profile image70
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I vote up if I think the Hub is a good Hub (by Hubpages standards and/or if I'm particularly impressed according to my own standards of what makes an overall good Hub). 

    With rating down, if I've ever done it I don't really recall doing it.  I suppose the only thing that would make me rate down, but not flag, would be something that crosses my personal line about something like "spewing hate" or misogyny (even if it weren't "officially" hate speech) or else something that crosses the line with what I see as "too crude for my taste", or something with information that strikes me as "bad information" (provided the information in question is something on which I have enough background/experience to "legitimately" recognize "bad information" when I see it).  I won't rate up something I don't think much of, but I don't rate down Hubs just because they aren't my cup of tea or don't meet my personal standards of what a Hub ought to be.  There are too many Hubbers and too many different "cups of tea" to do that, I think.

    If I find a Hub either perfectly fine or else "neither-here-nor-there" I don't comment.  I just vote up.  I comment when I believe a comment is called for.  I try not to do this, but once in a while I'll leave the "meaningless" comment just because the Hubber has often commented on my Hubs, and I want him/her to know I'm reading his stuff too. 

    I reserve the buttons for I think they're really called for.  I take all but "useful" very literally.  "Beautiful" means I have to be moved by the beauty of it.  "Awesome" means I have to be struck with awe by it, or at least struck by something that kind of borders on awe (for me).  "Funny" has to be make me laugh.

    I've seen some (fairly rare) Hubs that are so comprehensive and so full of appropriate images, they're just what an "informative Hub" are supposed to be.  Those might get an "awesome" from me.  There are also Hubs that have strikingly beautiful photographs and also have lots of information that is related to the photos and that has substance.  If the photos are strikingly beautiful, they'll get a "beautiful" from me.  Something like a particularly beautiful, moving, poem or story may also get a "beautiful" from me.

    The only thing that makes me click on "useful" is a Hub that does a particularly excellent job of sharing useful, complete, and accurate information about a practical subject.  That kind of Hub stands out from all the run-of-the-mill attempts to write a "useful" Hub, so that kind, to me, deserves the extra "vote" as "useful".  Otherwise, rating a perfectly fine, but run-of-the-mill, "useful" Hub is enough, as far as I'm concerned. 

    So, having said all that, I guess the only reason I use those buttons is when I think a Hub is strikingly excellent in one, or more, of those ways.  Whether I comment or don't demands on whether I think I have anything worthwhile to add.  With Hubs that are flag-worthy (according only to HP standards, not my own) there's no voting or clicking on buttons because I don't read them at all.  I just flag them if I run into them.

  8. mdlawyer profile image39
    mdlawyerposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I have read dofollow start only from hubscore 75.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)