How do I get more followers and a higher author score?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (10 posts)
  1. jaredbangerter profile image84
    jaredbangerterposted 7 years ago

    I just started and I think the only 3 hubs I posted were of pretty good quality, but right now I am only at 26 for my author score.  Is this normal?  How do I get it higher?

    How do I get more followers as well?

    1. Brinafr3sh profile image80
      Brinafr3shposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can comment on other's hubs; feel free to comment on my hubs. This will make your score higher.
      smile

      1. jaredbangerter profile image84
        jaredbangerterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Will do!  Thank you.

  2. MelissaBarrett profile image62
    MelissaBarrettposted 7 years ago

    Neither author scores or followers really matter in the grand scheme of things. 

    The author score will rise on its own after time and only really matters if it is under 75 (I think) and you are planning on using the article to backlink to another site to raise google rank. 

    Followers are mostly for vanity's sake and very rarely even read hubs posted by those that they are following.

    Both exist mainly as recognition within the community.

    1. jaredbangerter profile image84
      jaredbangerterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  So having more followers doesn't even remotely affect your success or income on here anyways? 

      I do know the higher your author score, the more important you are in Google's ranking system.  I just figured having more followers helped your score.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image62
        MelissaBarrettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, your popularity here means absolutely nothing to google.
        At least there is not a direct connection.  If you write good content in areas where good content doesn't really exist, then google will love you. 

        Google could also give a fig less about your followers smile

        Google cares about content, content, content... oh and content.  If it is good, and others link to it (not within hubpages, that doesn't count) then google will hump your leg.  If not, consider yourself the fire hydrant.

        1. jaredbangerter profile image84
          jaredbangerterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hahaha, i love that answer.  good to know. :] i was stressing big time about it, but it's good to know the only thing i really need to stress about is the quality of my content.  thank you. :] kudos.

  3. MelissaBarrett profile image62
    MelissaBarrettposted 7 years ago

    As a follow up, that doesn't mean the community here is worthless... many (myself most definitely NOT included) are experts in promotion and google love.  You'll find them.  Others are experts at writing.  You'll find them too.  Very very rarely, one of our hubbers will be an expert at both.  I suggest when you find them, you stalk them mercilessly.

    1. jaredbangerter profile image84
      jaredbangerterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Okay.  Since you have more experience, what is the best way to drive huge amounts of traffic to my articles?

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image62
        MelissaBarrettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It is so NOT me that you want to ask.  Find SunSeven.  Read EVERYTHING she ever wrote about it.  She's got a ton of very good hubs on it.  There are others a few others lakeerieartists is awesome as well.

        *edited because I knew I mangled her name so went to look it up.

 
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)