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How to Get a Higher Hub Score on Hubpages

Updated on July 16, 2009

Secrets of High Hubscores

Photoshop... one method for getting a higher author hubscore!
Photoshop... one method for getting a higher author hubscore!

Get a Higher Hubpages Hub Score

I was going to call this hub, "How to Keep It Up (your hubscore)" but decided to call it "How to Get A Higher Hub Score on Hubpages" instead, and you'll see why later ("Secrets of Higher Hub Scores" was also in consideration)... If you've been hubbing on hubpages very long, you know about hubscores and how addictive they can be (higher hubscores that is). But why do some hubbers have high scores and some (like us) don't. And how do we get higher scores?

First let's talk about the difference between "hub score" and "hubber score" (or author hub score). Hub Score relates to an individual hub page that you write. Hubber score relates to you, the author, and it's that little number on your picture.

Why do they matter? The higher your hubscore, the higher your individual hub pages will rank on internal hub page searches. Higher is better. I think your hubber score is more an ego thing.

Hub scores (that is for individual hubs) are determined mainly by traffic (popularity).

Hubber (author) scores are determined by your individual hub scores and your participation in the hub pages community. If you want a high hubber score, you can either participate a lot or get higher hub page scores.

For those of us that don't have a lot of time, regular and abundant participate is tough, so to get a high hubber (author) score, we need to focus on our individual hub scores. And as I said, the individual hub scores are determined mainly by the traffic the hub page gets (how popular it is). So how do you get higher hub page scores? Get more traffic. And how do you get more traffic? ...

1) Write hubs about popular topics:
Find out what the popular topics are, and write quality, content heavy hubs about these topics!

2. Chose your hub title carefully:
Pick a good title that includes the keywords people will be searching for. That is why I called this hub "How to Get A Higher Hub Score on Hubpages" instead of "How to Keep It Up (your hubscore)". And that's also why I wrote this hub about something a lot of hubbers want to know about - HIGHER HUB SCORES!

3. Write good content, and include keywords in it.
Again, you've got to know what phrases people are searching for and include them in your hub. For this hub, I might what to include phrases like "Improving your hubscore" or "How your hubscore is determined and calculated" or "What is a Hubscore?". Because some people may search for "hub score" and some people might search for "hubscore" (two words vs one, like "trade show" versus "tradeshow"), I might also include the phases "Improving your hub score" and "How your hub score is determined and calculated". I can even include the variations of "improving" (ie.e improve, improves, improved) and the "determined and calculated" (determine, determines, determining, and calculate, calculates, calculating). I might also look for synonyms to improved... i.e better, higher, stronger, bigger... well, I don't know if people are looking for a "stronger or bigger hubscore". The key is your hub must include the words people are looking for.

4. Write a good hub with good content that people will like:
If you write a hub that people like, you may learn the true power of 'word of mouth" marketing...

In summary:

You may be passionate about "purple turtle foot odor," and you may write a brilliant hub about "purple turtle foot odor"... but I'm guessing very few people want to know about it, and you will get very little traffic... and you will find you have low hub score and thus a low hubber score.

So if you want a high hubber score, you can either:
1) use photoshop like I did :) , or
2) you can spend a lot of time participating on hub pages (nothing wrong with that), or
3) you can write hubs about popular topics with good titles.


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    • alfetherlin profile image

      alfetherlin 3 years ago from Illinois

      Thank you, kindly, for this hub. I truly needed it.

    • BCHM profile image

      BCHM 4 years ago

      I just joined hub pages 4 weeks ago and have a hubscore of 73 and have never posted a single hub. I don't know if that is the standard for new authors or what but I was surprised to see a score.

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      Joseph Paoletti 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the info I will try it out

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      Jordan 5 years ago

      Great hub! Very useful. It was just what I was looking for! One question though, what all can one do to be very active in the Hubpages community?

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      Melanie Zetterberg 5 years ago from Covington, Louisiana

      Good information. I am new to hub pages. How can I generate more traffic to my hub pages when I am so new?

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      Tim van der Kroft 5 years ago from Netherlands

      Thanks for this great bit of information, it has certainly been useful!

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      Ryan Swayt 5 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

      All of this has been helpful so keep hubbing. I will start to pay more attention to these important details.

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      Timothy Gagnon 5 years ago from Taiwan

      thanks, i was wondering why my hubscore was different for each hub i submit.

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      MrAhmad 5 years ago from Edmonton, Canada

      very informative hub! I will certainly use some of these techniques.


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      JeffBoswell 5 years ago

      Informative and well written.

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      Drunkglitch 5 years ago

      my hubscore is low :(

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      litchfieldgarage 5 years ago from Litchfield Park, AZ

      Great tips! Thanks for the awesome hub.

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      vimier 5 years ago from Chicago, IL, United States

      I think you would have got some unwanted advertisements with the other title! LOL

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      DougBerry 6 years ago from Abilene, TX

      I think one other thing is consistency. The more you post on a regular basis, the more likely you are to hit more topics that interest people.

      I decided to start this with the dictum, "A page a day is a book a year," firmly in mind. In under a week, I noticed that the more you post, the higher some of the scores for those posts are from the beginnning. Also, one of my articles with the least hits, has the highest hubscore. Whether the articles get voted up or get comments also seems to be a large part of both it's individual score and your own score.

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      seigfried23 6 years ago

      Another problem with the "How to Keep it Up" title are the unwanted viagra advertisements that might show lol. But seriously, this was informative - thanks!

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      Chris 6 years ago from middletown, ct

      nice hub trying to gain more hubpages info to better my understanding on how to gain a higher score

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      TinaLynn 6 years ago

      I thought your picture was real. Good photoshopping skills. LOL. I liked how you put a little humor into an otherwise dry subject

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      ironbutler 6 years ago from Weaverville, NC

      That was a very strieght to the point hub and that's exactly what i like :)

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      Scriptore 6 years ago from New York

      Useful information written with a bit of humor and intelligence. Good stuff.

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      safiq ali patel 6 years ago from United States Of America

      I love your article. It is not too long and put the main points that I need to know about getting a good hubscore in a easy to understand 1,2,3,4, manner. Very good read and very very helpful. Thank you for your post. 10/10.

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      nikitha p 7 years ago from India

      Informative hub, thanks for sharing this.

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      trafford 7 years ago from San Diego


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      Mike 7 years ago from New Hampshire

      Cheers. Sounds like increasing traffic is the key. Chicken and egg though really - as you need the hub score to increase traffic...

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      MrExperience 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very Simple, but yet very informative. Thanks for the advice!

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      Pure Chiropractic 7 years ago from Nanaimo

      Entertaining and impormative. I'll definitely use the tips I'm not already using! Thanks!

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      enchanted13 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      I have a question. All of my hubs have been written in the same way, same layout, amount of pictures, same capsules etc. With that in mind, why is it that my hubs with less traffic are rated higher then those with more traffic?

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      A long time ago I gave up trying to figure out the ways hubscores are evaluated. But you have given some insight which is probably correct. Thanks!

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      Betty Reid 7 years ago from Texas

      CarpetDiem, nice profile pic - I love the photoshop! I enjoyed reading your hub. Until recently I hadn't given hub scores much thought, as long as they don't stay at that initial 50 score. Thanks for the explanation.

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      tweetter 7 years ago

      Why don't you write more...... You are a treasure of informations Plz keep posting.........

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So true - sometimes we get so esoteric - and wonder why no one is reading. It seems we often start out that way - I see it when I look back at hubs from my beginning days here. Maybe I can go back and put a bit of s spin on them and make them more versatile.

      Thanks for this pep talk. By the way I wouldn't look for purple turtle foot odor on the internet but if I came across it...yes, yes indeed, I admit it - I would read it. But of course who would search for it!

      Thanks again!

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      thx 4 writing this it gives me some relief

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Purple turtle foot odor? LOL, what a subject. Cute hub, with good tips! I really like the way you've crossed out your hubscore and wrote in the 100. If only it was that simply! Nice idea however, let me know if it works... :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      good advices Carpet Diem, I am just happy to se my hub score increases, hmm like a kid at times, Good job, now I know what to do, Maita

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      Happy Human 7 years ago

      Thanks for the advice - just the answers I was looking for

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      This is a great article, thank you for being so helpful, I appreciate any other advice that you can offer regarding my new hubs.. Im kind of a newbie.

      Thanks again

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      Missi Darnell 7 years ago from Southern California

      Good article, straight forward and helpful tips. Love the keyword suggestion. Off to edit now...

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      CarpetDiem 7 years ago from Southern California

      hi dohn, Thanks!

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks for sharing this one. I can't argue with any of the points you made. This is certainly an "evergreen" hub, so cheers to you!

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      CarpetDiem 8 years ago from Southern California

      hi Eileen,

      I like your sense of humor! I will try to be more "daring" on my next hub. :) Now I'm off to check out your beer hub.

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      Rich Sale 8 years ago from Sandy

      Useful information

      I better get some traffic then!

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Don't take this the wrong way but your a chicken for not writing the original title.

      I wrote an article titled "How to give good head" Yes its true, but it was actually an article on How to give a good head on a glass of beer. But I didn't add the last four words.

      I have had over 8000 page views to this article. BUT it has earned me $1.85. But I did it more for a laugh than anything. So sometimes you have to see what works, my one didn't really. Yours was a good article and will probably earn more too. good luck.

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      Hikikomori 8 years ago

      Thank you for the clarification.

      I was confused as to what "hub scores" were until reading this.

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      elegantmem 8 years ago from Charlotte

      This is very good and useful information. I stuggle to keep my hubber score up.

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      The Medicine Man 8 years ago from Detroit,MI

      I'm new to hubbing. You made things a little clearer for me. Appreciate it.

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      CarpetDiem 8 years ago from Southern California

      hi Helen, "Clever" is my middle name... not! Thanks for the compliment!

      hi Lgali, thanks!

      hi sasha, glad you found what you're looking for!

      hi KatyWhoWaited, yeh... the fires suck!

      hi rumbling, yes, traffic is good!

      Thanks to everyone for commenting!

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      Nishadha Silva 8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Thanks for this information , I guess traffic is the key if you don't have much time to participate.

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      KatyWhoWaited 8 years ago

      "Carpet," I love your user name - very cute. I'm a fellow socal gal (there's no good way to put that)- in the OC where the fires aren't Cheers, Katy

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      Sasha S 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Have been searching for exactly this sort of hub for about 30 mins - answered all my questions! Thanks!

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very nice hub good tips

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      Helen Cater 8 years ago from UK

      Very clever I must say can't wait till your next one comes out.