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What Does a Hub Score Say About Your Content

Updated on February 16, 2017

What does a Hub score really say about a writer?

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Always work toward a perfect Hubscore of 100

A hub score is the little number next to a hub author’s picture. The highest score achievable is 100. Every author strives to achieve perfection, anything less is not acceptable for nearly all of the authors connected with the site. No one is perfect, but striving to get there makes everything better than average. This little numeral has a unique link to how much potential a writer's work has to earn money.

Why get it?

To get a high numerical value for an item prepare to work for it. It is generally an uphill journey with a few rough bumps along the way. Gaining it is part of pulling out all the stops climbing the ladder to writing success with the site. It has the ability to place an article in a position to gain thousands of views in a short amount of time. Both through fellow affiliates around the community and online readers.

Any digits lower than 100 leaves room for improvement. Effective writers discover what to do make it to the perfect score. Once the path is located the capability of maintaining it continually is just as challenging as getting there. Nevertheless, earnings get better the closer to the goal a writer gets articles.

The benefits of a higher number

Will a high figure mean making more income for a writer's online content? Not necessarily. There is no guarantee it actually correlates to more money. Though, seeing this particular situation happen certainly does increase a writers Hubscore. Simply check around the site and the money makers seem to be those folks with elevated numbers. Persons capable of sustaining the coveted 100 appear to be making the dough on a consistent basis.

How to earn

Income seen to come from content is generated via affiliate programs as well as page views for ads. This type of income variation does leave lots of space between a prosperous flourishing writing income and no income at all. Additionally this is identified as getting paid from passive work.

Superior scores are connected with an author's material becoming popular with the general public coupled with the community. Well liked material correlates to profitable writing efforts. More readers link to more page views, impressions, sales, etc. ending with making more money. Getting the most from every piece is the ultimate goal for every author publishing on the web.

Hot writers create items which tend to outshine lesser ones on the site. Being in the spot light is a good thing on Hubpages. Finding material showcased on the front page of the site automatically gets it a thousand times more exposure than other methods mentioned here. This sought after spot is not a one time stop. Each and every article posted has the potential to make it to the showcase or limelight as a featured Hub and some of the best digits.

Get a good number assessed for each article. This little number reflects where a writer stands among the Hub community. Getting back links is wonderful.

Remember, fellow authors read, promote and link personal articles to other content on the site. Numbers closer to 100 rate better attention from the community and more often see more back links. Fellow authors and readers give more insight, comments and share experience. This type of expertise makes any form of content better.

How to get a better number

Raising a Hub Score comes through a variety of avenues. One of the first steps is making changes to online content. This is a continual activity to maintain current info for older content. Whether these come in the form of publishing new stuff or altering material for older items, it all has an effect.

The hope is any input is a positive response overall for all of the Hubs. These are several strategies to follow to make and keep being an impressive competitor.

Any hub author must take two very important factors into account. Traffic and activity within the community. Combine both of these with a bit of karma to discover what number is tied to an author's name or byline.

Interacting with members by reading other hubs, posting comments and participating in forums gets a writer good points. It is easy to move around the site and the contact actually has positive outcomes in a variety of ways.

New writers gain experience and knowledge and even veterans learn a thing or two through these exchanges and dealings. Meeting new people and visiting with old friends is a good by-product as well. Collaborating with other writers in a constructive manner is always a win/win situation.

Follow some tips and advice to get some extra points.

The importance of traffic

What is it?

Traffic is essential to succeed as an online writer. These are visits readers make to each article published or Hub on the site. It is a key component and vital for online income in any online writing community. This one is not an exception.

The more visits a piece of written content gets the better. More attention from readers as a rule signifies more money. This type of activity brings dollars in the form of page views, impressions for advertisers and customers buying goods and services.

There is a possibility traffic turns into a future audience for related content which is a more constant source of making money in this business.

How to get it

Traffic resources comes through search engines, links to other content published elsewhere and from fellow authors. Quality writing and articles always draw more movement towards a desired piece of material.

Great titles tied to an article are not always enough. Make certain these include words with great search engine optimization make solid connections between readers and what authors offer. Always work to make excellent eye catching names for work.

Nearly every source communicating how to create impressive ones reveals the need for skillfully crafted titles. Never mislead readers with titles not living up to the content attached to it. Create one eye catching enough to make a person click on the content. After getting noticed, ensure the quality of the material shared is connected to the title.

How to keep it

One of the best resources to grab and retain an audience is answer a question or offer knowledge and expertise on a subject. Individuals get what they want and what they need along with a bit of something else thrown in. The "extra" is what keeps and makes a reader return.

Whether the extra is a link to another enchanting educational item or a different viewpoint on the same stuff. Deliver something great or pleasantly unexpected. Small gifts like these create a distinction between average and great writers. It draws positive attention in the right direction.

Quality work is a must

Answers built in an attention grabbing, thought provoking and interesting manner with each Hub moves individuals in the right direction. Stamp work with excitement with the use of noteworthy devices.

Working in this manner keeps people riveted what is more these same folks are entertained. Information and entertainment are a wonderful combo. Make every one produced unique and attractive to assure a return customer.

Know how and expertise established again and again throughout a writer's material offers up what a reader is seeking out combined with is needed. Getting the desired outcome each time has a tendency to promote a more permanent relationship between a reader and writer. Generally this dedication means a new audience member is created.

Peaking an interest and giving appeal while sharing knowledge is possible with the right article. Look at each unique one crafted to get the job done. In return for giving readers a peek at great ability with the written word, devotion is created.

Writing with quality generates a steady flow of readers. It increases the number of people drawn to content. Readers finding a link to a piece of brilliant work tend to follow a Facebook page or other connection to the author. Tons of writers admit building an audience dedicated to the proficiency found with first rate content routinely published.

Things to avoid

Avoid simply posting two lonely hubs with the expectation of tons of traffic. There are exceptions to the rule but gaining a following of readers takes hard work and tons of superior content.

There are situations where one piece does goes viral, but these are one in a million circumstances. In fact, these are rarely found. Make certain work is valuable. Keep away from a habit of throwing any sort of work around the web in the hopes of getting lucky with one.

Quantity is not the same as quality. Discover a nice medium for both. Pull out the stops with production while mastering brilliant words. Being capable of giving a reader what they are hunting for plus a little something extra is not an easy task. It is a difficult balance to work toward, but achievable.

Lots of Hubbers have the score of 100 and maintain it through some sort of routine or standard combining one or all of these tips. Try it out and see if increasing this simple little three digit number alters pages views, readers and ultimately writing income in an upward swing..

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Search engine optimization

Search engine optimization generates nice sources of traffic. The operation ranks articles for reader seeking out info. Sites are delivered in a particular order. The higher the rank the higher the order. Using the right words and phrases assures a combination to a writer's advantage. A personal article appearing in a better position is the goal.

These are resources to use for increasing traffic to a writer's online content.

Activity

Take part in the Hub community. The Hubpages population has other services for participation outside of publishing work. Find out what fellow writers are putting in the forefront of discussions. Via forums, responding to question and answer areas, reading other published articles as a member of this population of folks.

Make a goal of contact with the community a minimum of 4 times a week. Along with linking up with other members put in an effort to work on personal content. Focus not only on getting new stuff out there, but grind through the old. Update these to make them better. If the old has lost some of it's luster and zest, make improvements.

In Conclusion

Having a score less than 100 leaves a writer with a goal to achieve or toil a bit more at Hub Pages. These are strategies and a plan of action to help individuals get to best spot in this community. There is always something to write about. No matter what the subject matter, make it excellent.

Length of an article makes a difference

The longer article contents seem to achieve higher scores. Content published with less than 500 words achieve lower scores. The average article content is close to 700 words. Many readers don’t enjoy longer articles unless the content is broken with subheadings or using bullets. Even then content must always be extremely interesting and engaging.

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    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      My score is less than 100 and I work my bum off, I don't get involved in much activity and my score suffers for it.

      I will say this, I like to write, do just that, enjoy the people and make money from both Adsense and Amazon, more from Amazon currently and the earnings are on the constant rise. So it's worth my effort and the money does come.

      I guess I should follow your advice to up my score...

      Thanks, Katie

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      I guess we all work pretty Hard here on Hub Pages...I love writing, so I do want to entertain my readers...Smcopywrite, you've give some good advise...I look forward to following you, and thanks for following me as well!

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      thank you for your comments. i hope this has helped a lot of our hubpage fans out there searching for ways to increase their hubscore

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      if your goal is to increase your income and your hubs are doing that, you are working your hubs correctly. a great hub would be if the higher scorers actually see more income than those with a lower score

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      That 100 score must be difficult to achieve. I don't see many of them here and wonder if those with a high score are on-line more often. Do you know, do leaving comments and reading hubs get reflected in the score?

      Thanks for the great information.

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      i don't see many of them here either. it must be a complicated formula used. i have seen some hubbers with only a few hubs and hardly any views with 100. that being said, i believe participating in the hub community may count for quite a bit on the score.

      i signed up and didn't put my first hub out there for six months and started with a score of null.

      well i am on board now and will try to achieve that 100 asap.

      thanks for stopping by minnetonka twin

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      Muhammad Akram 6 years ago

      good informative article

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      celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      The proper use of the keywords is the key to an awesome hub like yours :)

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      Fay Paxton 5 years ago

      Thanks for the advice, smcopywrite. I'm working on it.

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      Venture Boyz 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

      Thank you for taking the time to share your advice. I agree that the article score will suffer in hubs with lower word counts. I believe I can improve in this area and it will probably give my score a boost. With almost five hundred followers it looks like you are well on your way to Hubpages stardom!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Some excellent advice on increasing your hub score, we all want to reach that magic 100!

      Thank you for the information. Best wishes MM

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      gabgirl12 5 years ago

      My hubscore went down two points, but on one of my hubs I saw a red triangle saying that traffic was increasing on one of my hubs. I don't know if that is a warning or not. It's a bit confusing. I have to appreciate this hub on scoring. I didn't know posting on the community would increase your score. Thanks a bunch!

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      Nakia Deon 4 years ago

      As a hub pages newbie I have been looking at that number and wondering what it was for weeks. Thank you so much for clearing that up.

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