I'm not much of a joiner and intensely tech unsavvy. Is following the equivalent of "friending" on one of the sites that immediately adopted the Facebook terminology when it took off?
The HubPages FAQ warns against following indiscriminately as it may negatively impact my HubScore. I've seen several people with rather intense following numbers and also high HubScores. Is there a point when you reach Cassanova follower status and indiscriminate following actually helps?
School me please and feel free to layer in significant innuendo.
I only follow people that have articles I want to read - if you "follow" a lot of people and don't read and comment on their articles, it will lower your hubberscore. Follow the people you honestly want to read, but don't get caught up in the "he followed me, so now I must follow him back" type of mentality.
I agree. There have been several times when someone has followed me and I've gone to read some of their hubs just to see who they are. I couldn't follow a couple people because they were such poor writers, I didn't want my name to associated with them.
It is good to follow people whose work you enjoy reading or whose works you gain benefit from. The benefit could be as simple as seeing how a successful person writes, or puts together their hubs, etc.
I have seen people with very few followers who have high hubs scores. So I don't think followers has a effect on your hubscore.
The people that you see with lots of followers have probably been here a while, or have a blog or outside source that has directed traffic here, or has been involved in the forums or left good comments and said something that made their followers want to follow them. Their are many things to consider. But I think the most important thing to consider is to write quality hubs.
I have only one rule of thumb when it comes to following....I follow who I like. Period. After that I never give it another thought.
by Tony Lawrence 8 years ago
I have been working on unfollowing people.I hate doing that, because I know sometimes people get insulted. I mean no insult.I like to give people a fair chance to engross me, but if they haven't been able to do that, I just don't want to see their links popping up. It doesn't mean they...
by Audrey Hunt 4 years ago
I presently follow 1,975 hub members. My followers are 1,436. I remember hearing something about it being best to unfollow those that are not active on your hubs or that hold no further interest for you.So, I've been doing this. My question is: Have I been mislead or am I...
by ronhi 6 years ago
Do you follow back everybody that follows you?Just curious to know if hubbers follow people because they follow them
by Ben Guinter 8 years ago
In my years on this site I have seen so many people randomly follow me in hopes that I follow them back. And then as soon as I do, if the topics they write on interest me, they delete me from the hubbers they're following?Do you guys really think this makes people want to read and comment on...
by Carolee Samuda 7 years ago
I am fairly new here, but what I've learned is that most people follow to get followers. (I was that person). What I discovered was that, if I follow you I am required to read your hubs when published.My suggestion; don't follow to be followed. Follow because you genuinely are interested in the...
by Connie Smith 8 years ago
I get seriously ticked when I see that I have a new follower and then find out that "two minutes ago" they have signed up to follow 6 or 8 other hubbers. There is no way that anyone who does that can have read any of your material. It just happened to me and I sent an email...
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