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How do you get a high hubscore on a hub?

Updated on November 13, 2010

Many new users ask how they can increase their hub score on a hub. There are many factors on how your hub score increases and decreases. Some of these, are simply put, out of your control. However, there are some things that you can do to increase your hubscore, or at least keep more of your hubs higher. Don't always expect extremely high expectations though, or you will be disappointed. Gaining a author score in the 90s is generally easier than keeping a hub in the 90s. A hubscore works a bit different than author profile score. In this hub, I will go over some of the ways in which a hub will decrease or increase. There are an absolutely a ton of factors involved so don't go brain dead over all of these. Again, some of these are not in your full control.

Hubscores always start out low

When you create a hub here on hubpages, it will start out at 50 approximately. Sometimes the hubscore will say 49 or 51, but the score is usually 50. This is normal, and no matter how good or bad that hub is, the score will always start at about that. Many new users on here worry that the score is low at the beginning. The hub score will gradually go up to its normal score.

Traffic to your hubs

Getting traffic to your hub is the primarily reason why your hubscore is high,medium, low, or whatever the score may currently be. If a hub consistently gets traffic, the score will be pretty decent. The score will be even higher if the traffic is very high every 24 hrs. So how can you attain good traffic to your hub? Well, having a good quality hub that is not spam or copied content. A hub should also have at least 400 words even though 500 would be better(or more). Technically, it really depends on what type of topic your talking about. Staying relevant, and having good keywords on your hub, will also help gain you more traffic, and ultimately raise your overall hubscore.


Sending backlinks to your hubs is also quite important in many instances. Some hubbers abide by this rule, while others focus on keyword research more. Nonetheless, sending backlinks can help gain more traffic to your hub,thus raising your score eventually. However, I would not recommend buying backlinks. I originally was going to do this, but if you buy them, then you take the chance of getting penalized in Google. There are some hubbers who buy backlinks, but they acquire legit long term ones. Never buy backlinks that seem to cheap. For example, 1000 backlinks for $9.99. Avoid that....or you will be taking a dirt nap from Google!


Seasonal hub's scores may rise significantly

Many times, some hubs will either skyrocket in traffic, or they will plummet in traffic. One of these factors includes the time of the year.(seasonal hubs) If you were to write a hub about Christmas ornaments, then you will most likely get more traffic around Christmas. Any topic that is considered seasonal , will have its ups and downs. Your hubscore may rise a lot higher when your topic is being searched a particular time of the year. Then you will find that the score may go down when Christmas is over. For example, your hubscore may be 95 near Christmas, and only in the 70s in the summer time. This is just an example, its hard to say what your score will be. This of course means, you wrote a quality hub as well....

Popularity and New Topics

This is one of those things that is not in your direct control. Some topics you write on will simply be more popular. No matter how good you write a hub, if its not very popular, then not many people are searching for it. This may mean your score will be quite low. I have had hubs that never go anywhere cause there not popular. The score stays in the 60s.

New topics can also spark a lot of traffic. For example, a new electronic device comes out. Take the Ipad for instance. If you had a hub about an Ipad when it came out, then you could expect to see more traffic making your hubscore higher. Why? Because everyone wants to find out about the hot new item. If you were to write about something that came out last year, or years ago, then don't expect a lot of traffic, thus your hubscore may be low.

I once had a hub that reached 100 because people were searching for answers on the topic I wrote on. I wrote about how to find bike parts in the video game dead rising case zero. First of all, the game was new at the time, and everyone was searching how to find the bike parts, because it was very hard to do in the game. If you can figure out what people are searching for then you may have a hub that goes very high in score. The traffic and score may decrease after a while once the initial burst is over though.

People's comments

Another factor that could raise your hubscore is peoples comments. The more comments that you get could potentially raise your hubscore a bit. Traffic outside hubpages is more important though, but there's nothing wrong with visitors from within hubpages....


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    • portables profile image


      5 years ago

      I agree, never buy links - that is never going to work out well for you!

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      Brian Lawson 

      6 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Very helpful! Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

    • eheck profile image


      6 years ago from Des Moines, IA

      Thank you this made a lot of sense. I have been a member for awhile, but took a break after not receiving any traffic. I am back now and hope things will be different this time around.

    • Dubuquedogtrainer profile image


      6 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      Helpful - thank you!

    • daedrea profile image


      6 years ago

      thanks this helped so much

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      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Very informative hub! Yes, I was reading up on "search words" and things of this nature..., so you're right about the subject needing to be popular in order to score high....



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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank u for sharing your helpful tips with us!

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      Louise Elcross 

      6 years ago from UK

      Thanks for this hub. Guess I need to learn about backlinks.

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      Pam Valentine 

      6 years ago from The Heartland, USA

      Great information from an experienced hub writer, thank you. This really helps those of us that are new.

    • wanzulfikri profile image


      6 years ago from Malaysia

      Cool tips and insight. I'm gonna apply it.

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      6 years ago from Calcutta, India

      @Jean Bakula

      Any creation, may it be painting, a literary piece / blogs / hubs on any subject is a spontaneous outcome from a writer or artist. Intention of earning money against hub or blog could not create the best one on literary aspect. Business blogs are separate thing. Can money produce a legendary poet / artist / scientist / writer? As an Indian I feel ashamed for the Indian hubbers claiming money writing only two hubs.


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      6 years ago

      Great hub.I thought gaining high hubscore depends on how beautiful your comment was! Silly me! Thanks for the great information.

    • bangingbeauty profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips, I'm still pretty new and after reading your article, I have much more knowledge about hubscores. Thanks!

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for this information - I am new to the site. I guess I will just stop worrying about the number and post more articles.

    • Huntgoddess profile image


      6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      What are "backlinks"? I keep seeing this term everywhere. Every time I try to understand about increasing traffic --- or scores --- I come up against terms like that. I have no idea what they mean.

      I think my main strategy is just keep writing whenever possible, make it as good as possible, and hope some folks like it and tell their friends or something. (?!)

    • vexez profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice information on Hubscore but you mentioned more on traffic related points. I think there are some more points you missed on increasing Hubscore.

    • omaharealestatene profile image


      7 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Great information... Definate Vote Up from me...

    • HikeGuy profile image


      7 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Good job. I voted this one up. You answered my question. I'm back after some time away.

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      7 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I think the title of your hub will keep it's score low if there are other hubs with similar titles out there - making sure you've got a unique title before you create your hub is probably a good idea if your concerned about Hubscore

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      Dustin Thompson 

      7 years ago

      This is a great hub. I am going to push some links back to my hubpages.


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      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago

      Just don't get it in your mind that this Number with the secret formula matters. I have written over 80 hubs that I get great feedback on. They would all be A papers if submitted into a writing class. I've added SEO keywords, and it doesn't work. Once you title your hub the first time you post, it will always be under that title, can't be changed. So if you change it, you will have two hubs online with 2 different titles. I tried the keywords, and that didn't help either. I spend hours on my hubs, and have had an Adsense total of $17.00 since May, it's August. And after hundreds of hours of writing, not counting the reaseach that goes into the hubs. The people who made money (and left after duplicate content was thrown away) made money because they wrote PRODUCT hubs, not original or interesting hubs. Pure product sales hubs, and then put the same article on 5 or 6 other sites too. HP should own up to the truth, it's desperate, all the biggest earners left and took their work with them. I will be joining them soon. I have enough material to publish several e-books, so may try that. But my heart breaks when I see an email from India and some poor person says, "I wrote 2 hubs, where is my money?" Mostly everyone is completely fed up. It takes at least a year and product hubs to get a payout around here. And as far as HP payments, they may go under before we see any of that. I hope you fare better, but read the forums and face the facts before you waste hundreds of hours of time.

    • ameliejan profile image


      7 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      Very helpful information, thanks for sharing.

    • chasemillis profile image


      7 years ago

      Great info! But how to you maximize your overall hubscore? I'm talking about reaching level 100 status

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      David 470 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Yeah, it can be PegCole17, but overall, the score should not go down to low unless you stop doing all activity lol.

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Good explanation of the way scores wander up and down. At first it is disconcerting to see a score plummet. That's when to go into action promoting and sharing hubs.

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      Raylene Wall 

      7 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      that was very helpful info. Thanks for this. It's exactly what I was looking for.

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      David 470 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      @ Smanty, Hub length alone does not constitute score. I had a hub that had less than 400 words and got rank 100. I think it was because it got 500 views a day for a week or so.

      Traffic is one of the main factors to having a high score, but I had hubs that don't get much traffic, but get a lot of comments so the scores are higher.

      To sum it up: Shorter hubs can have better score than longer ones, but it really depends on traffic/comments/ age etc...

    • smanty profile image


      7 years ago

      This is helpful, I did not realize how much went into the hubscore. I had read somewhere, though, that hubs at shorter lengths do better then longer hubs, is this true or not?

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      Dana Rock 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you!

    • dotty1 profile image


      7 years ago from In my world

      fantastic information

    • trevzooms profile image


      7 years ago from Honest within myself

      Hi, good information for a new hubber, thanks.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      Really useful and practical. Great hub for a newcomer like me. thanks, David470 - voted up & useful

    • balthasarcontent profile image


      7 years ago from San Diego, CA, USA

      Thank you - I'd been freaking out about my 50 hubscores till I read this!

      (I'm still freaking out about my 18 authorscore though; I have no idea why it'd be that low)

    • 6hotfingers3 profile image


      7 years ago

      This Hub is full of useful and practical information. I would do exactly what the Hubber suggests. Great Hub!

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      Joseph Davis 

      7 years ago from Florida

      great hub! Very useful information!

    • marksmommy profile image


      7 years ago

      thank you.your advice has been very helpful.

    • bruzzbuzz profile image


      7 years ago from Texas , USA

      I love the way Google Adsense put an ad on your hub for backlinks for $9.99 after you said that it would be a bad idea. Anyway, I love your hub and learned a lot. Thanks.

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      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much for this hub! It has been very helpful! :)

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      7 years ago from India

      One easy way to increase your hub score is to write at least 100 words in a Hub and not publish it for some days. You will notice that the Hub score slowly climbs up on its own without the Hub being published and reaches a peak of 59-60 before starting to fall! So you can publish it just as it touches 59-60 and have a real advantage at hand.

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      Tom Caton 

      7 years ago from The Desk

      Good article! Well written and all true.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Very helpful information! I'm new here, and didn't realize what contributed to the HubScore.


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