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How To Increase Your Hub Author Score to 100 on Hubpages

How to Increase Your Author Score to 100 on Hubpages

Firstly, I will say it's not that difficult to get to be a hubber with an Author Score of 100 on hubpages.

Secondly, I will say it's really not THAT important.

When you first join hubpages, your author score will be 30. As you publish new hubs, get traffic, get comments, you will find your author score increasing. Maybe at first you never even noticed. I certainly didn't even understand hubpages at all - and I still don't know everything about it. Hubpages is an incredibly powerful system and, in time, if you work at it, you'll find yourself spotting new areas, new features, new things ... and reading the forums to pick up and use top tips.

When you do become an author with an author score of 100 you'll suddenly realise it's a bit like catching a butterfly. There are so many variables that go into making up your score that you can literally lose it in the blink of an eye. You've done nothing different, nothing wrong, it's just gone. Maybe that day your hubs aren't getting the traffic you were getting last week. Maybe you should have posted in the forum today and you didn't. I've woken up and seen myself as having an author score of 100, made a coffee, come back and I'm a 99. It's really not worth worrying about! Just enjoy your hubbing .... once you stop worrying about it you can concentrate on more interesting things.

As you'll see from my score right now, I am not a 100. I've just had a six month break (I was moving around/didin't have internet access), when I came back I was still a 92 - that's because my hubs were generating good traffic and getting good comments. Concentrate on your hubs, not your scores!

On the other hand, if you want to know HOW to increase your author score to 100 on Hubpages, here's my quick tip list:

How to Increase Your Hub Author Score to 100 on Hubpages:

How to Increase Your Hub Author Score to 100 on Hubpages:

Use the Forums

Using the forums can really boost your visibility on Hubpages. Join in the community, read what others have to say, comment where relevant. Start your own interesting threads. One tip though: don't get confrontational or argumentative with people ... it's just pixels! Chill.

The more you use the forums, the more you'll learn, the more people will notice you and read your hubs - and the higher you'll see your author score creeping.

Write Good Hubs

The definition of a good hub should at least be:

  1. Write a worthwhile length of hub. Sometimes hubs are short as there's not much to say, but try not to scrimp. Remember you can edit them at any point in the future, so re-visit your old hubs and tweak them, add a bit more if you can. Make them worthy of a read.
  2. Make sure you write in good English, check your spelling and grammar.
  3. Use headings and paragraphs to break it up so it's easy to follow - most people don't read every word online, they skim and skip about. Your readers want an easy to read piece, not something that's one mass of text.
  4. Use pictures where you can. I struggle with this bit as the photos/images have to be legal and I can't create my own. Sometimes finding the right picture can take me two hours before I just go with "the best I found/it's not perfect but it'll do" when the hub itself only took 20 minutes to write! It's annoying, but people do like pictures.

Promote Your Hubs

I figure if it's interesting enough for me to write about it, then it's interesting enough to tell people about it somewhere on the Internet. When you promote your hubs, people visit and read them. This traffic will increase your author score. You don't have to stress about the whole promotion thing, but I do like to set myself an easily achievable goal of putting at least one link to my hubs somewhere on the Internet. Maybe you have a signature on a forum somewhere, maybe you Tweet, do you have Myspace/Bebo or a similar membership - if so add something into your profile. Just tell somebody .. anybody ... for every one. Yes, if you spent half a day promoting every hub you write, then your traffic will rocket and you'll get a high author score quicker, but that's a lot of pressure to put yourself under. Enjoy hubbing, or you'll drop out.

Join a Hub Challenge

I joined in 2007, but actually did pretty much nothing until late 2009 (bad aren't I!). Then I joined the 30 day challenge during October and that really turned things around. I was motivated, I was driven, I was writing on steroids! At first you might be a shrinking violet and think "oh that's not for me", but why not ... it's only pixels. Go for it! Hubchallenges really are the key to success! They show you what you're capable of, then you really reap the rewards when the money comes in.

Author Score of 100

Author Score of 100

Answer Questions

There's a Questions/Answers section - see if you can answer the questions of others. People will link through and read your hubs.

Use the Tagging/Choose Good Tags

Try to think hard (for about 3 minutes) about what tags are useful and important. What tags do other people use that write about the same things that are in your hubs? Tags create a method for people to be able to move around hubs easily. Use them.

Use Grouping For Your Hubs

One thing you can do is create groups for your hubs. If, for example, you have 10 hubs about pets and 6 recipes, you could create two groups called "pets" and "recipes". You then assign your hubs to the relevant group and instantly a set of navigation arrows appears in each of your hubs, leading readers to other hubs in the same group. Remember, if you forget to do this, it's something you can always do in the future. Maybe at the beginning you don't have enough hubs that are similar enough to create a group ... but when you do, try to remember the feature's there!

UPDATE: The grouping feature was retired, so it's no longer an option. Many people never did it and didn't understand it, so Hubpages removed it after one of their quality monitoring and improvement studies.

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Check Your Stats

There's a stats feature in your hub, once it's been running a few months, check your stats. Where's your traffic coming from? Is the traffic growing? What keywords are people using to find your hub?

If you don't know what's working and what's not working, then you can't begin to improve.

Optimise Your Layout

There are thousands of different layouts you can use in your hub. Large picture at the start, large text block at the start. Include/not ebay or Amazon modules ... the list is endless. Read the forums, see what other people suggest. Try new layouts on your hubs.

Reply to Comments

People will comment on your hubs. Where you can, reply to their comments. This is polite and makes people realise you're there and real!

I'm sure I've left out something ... but if you can try to do the above, then you'll very quickly find that you too can have an author score of 100 on Hubpages!

Don't forget: ENJOY!!

Use An rss Feed in Your Hubs

NOTE: The RSS Feature was Removed from Hubpages

Although the rss feature was removed from Hubpages, I've left the information here as it is useful for other sites you might write on, or your own website:

If a subject is topical, there'll be other sites publishing relevant information. Get relevant rss feeds into your hub and that'll keep it an active page, which Google will like.

All of the above are relevant in their own way, but overall if you're writing new hubs, promoting them, joining in the forums, then you'll be accumulating 'brownie points' towards your author score.

Link to the Hubs of Others

If you see a hub that's a great resource, link to that hub from yours.

How To Use RSS Feeds in Your Hubs (requested in comments)

  • Promote Your Older Hubs Using Tags To Create Custom RSS Feeds
    If you're looking for a new way to promote your web pages, why not try custom RSS feeds? Did you know that you can use the tags at HubPages to generate custom RSS feeds that highlight what YOU want to feature? Well, you can, and these web site tricks

Author Score of 100 Again

I've not been very active in Hubpages for awhile, but, during my absence my score never dropped below 90.

I've just spent the last 2 weeks tidying up/updating and tweaking my existing hubs and, today, I had an author score of 100 again.

Participation, editing, improving, are all important factors.


Not 100 Now!

Update: As you can probably see, I don't have a score of 100 any more. I've been absent and you can't spend your life always staying at the top! Just know that there are ways to get there, but don't obssess!

© 2010 Dedicated Content Curator


Rustic I C U on October 21, 2020:

Simple and interesting! Thanks a million..

Abby Slutsky from America on July 15, 2020:

Thanks for your input. I have not been here that long, but I have been hanging out close to ninety, which I gues isn't bad.

mlmpro from Kolkata on March 03, 2020:

I've got 57 on my first article. I'm still trying to figure out how to get there to get my article published.

Johanna Sandev from Santa Rosa, California on December 29, 2019:

Thank you for the good information.

Aditya Tiwari from Lucknow on August 24, 2019:

Thank you, I am new to this platform and was really confused about this author score. This is really helpful.

Vincent Micholo from New york on July 08, 2019:

Thank you for sharing this information.As a new hubber ,I think I will definitely use these tactics

John Bolt from Portsmouth, UK on March 08, 2019:

Brilliant, great advice for someone new to HubPages!

Roy from Bangalore on February 26, 2019:

Thanks for the advices..

Nirav Shastri from India on February 01, 2019:


Interesting information. I'll definitely try it and update in the comment if it works successfully for me.

Keep in touch!

Thank You!

Elias Ruairi from Cork on April 09, 2018:

Interesting article. Been wondering myself how to increase my hub author score. Hub pages is more than just writing hubs, I suppose, it's also connecting to other hubbers.

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on March 15, 2018:

VVanNess - this feature was removed. People didn't understand it and weren't doing it, so one of the changes Hubpages have made was to remove the feature.

I've now amended this hub to mention that :)

Victoria Van Ness from Fountain, CO on February 28, 2018:

Love the article! Thank you for the great tips. I would love to know how to group my hubs. I tried in the past and couldn't figure it out. Any thoughts?

Craig Holman from Dallas, Texas on December 05, 2017:

Thank you for the Hub 101 info... Great read!

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on June 01, 2014:

Thank you for the many tips. I've already learned a great deal on hubpages on all levels, and read some interesting hubs from others. I will take your advice about the forums.

Kalaichelvi Panchalingam from PETALING JAYA on May 06, 2014:

thank you for the tips. As a newbie, I found it very helpful. It is easy to read and understand.

biblicaliving from U.S.A. on November 16, 2013:

Now I get it! Thanks, that's a good way to think of it. I was kind of wondering about that, now I know!

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on November 15, 2013:

While it's true that the dofollow links are important - when your author score is 100 it can draw more internal traffic to you, which might get you pinned more, shared more, or linked to more as others discover your work. With a 100 your profile gets shown across the site, or it used to ...

biblicaliving from U.S.A. on November 14, 2013:

I question sometimes if we spend to much time trying to get our author score as high as possible. It seems that our "hubber" score is only relevant if we drop below 75.. Perhaps I should spend more time tweeking existing hubs. Good Hub!

Janice S on May 29, 2013:

I feel like it is hard to get up to that 100 mark, but it is definitely worth aspiring to. Thank you for sharing this!

Bernadyn from Jacksonville, Florida on May 29, 2013:

I'm new on HP and have a lot to learn so thanks for this informative article. I need to check out those forums, too and get familiar with RSS feeds.

Janice S on May 29, 2013:

Great tips! I'm only at 73 so I've got some work to do ;)

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on May 29, 2013:

Thanks Solaras

In every online (and offline) community you have to learn to pick your way round the idiots and needy people ..... just do some reading, you'll soon find where the reasonable people hang out :)

All the best to you - I see you've already got an author score of 84, so it won't take much to uplift that.

Barbara Fitzgerald from Georgia on May 29, 2013:

Thank you for posting this hub. It has encouraged me to go see about the forums, in spite of some of the comments where hubbers were attacked. Voted up and useful.

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on May 29, 2013:

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

All the best getting your author score up to 100 :)

Romel Tarroza from Philippines on May 29, 2013:

Interesting. Thanks for this information...

LG from Ozamiz City, Philippines on May 28, 2013:

WOW!!!This is very informational...Bookmarked!

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on May 28, 2013:

Thanks for your kind words Jo - and for commenting.

Glad you're doing well and all the best for the future!

Jo_Goldsmith11 on May 28, 2013:

Hi there! :)

This is some great & useful tips you have outlined.

I have been here 2 years and I am just now geting a 94, 95 score! :) I started spending time in the learning center, commenting a little more. And I started writing more *engaging* type topics. I am so thrilled to be here 2 yrs and to see the score out of the 80's range. I think the advice on to "chill", is the best yet!

I understand by several of your hubs, especially this one. Why you have such great feedback & the success is well deserved. :)

voted this Up +++, tweeted & shared! :)

Have a great week!

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on May 28, 2013:

Thanks for reading and giving your feedback.

All the best in your quest!

Karen Metz from Michigan on May 28, 2013:

Great advice! Thank you!

Krystal Dallis on May 28, 2013:

Excellent topic and advice! I often wondered about the importance of the author score.

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on May 28, 2013:

Thanks for the infomation. As a newbie I find it very useful.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 28, 2013:

thanks for the generous tips. One thing i hadn't participate is the forum. Too many repeated questions in the "Answer" section. Anyway, i will give a shot and hopefully my hubscore will rise. Mine is always in between 89-94 , never higher than that.

Mark Johnson from England on May 27, 2013:

Its no secret as to why most of us are here and I'm no different but Ive gotta be honest I do enjoy participating in the discussions. My hubscore went down to 0 at one point but I heard this is normal. For anyone out there who sees their score decrease don't be discouraged you're not doing anything wrong. I just think its hubpages way of testing to see if you truly do want to be a part of the community or are just here for selfish reasons.

I'm still here for selfish reasons no doubt and I'm sure many people here are but its nice to give a little back from what I've learnt having spent so much time taking and complaining and getting miserable over what hasn't worked for me.

Sheri Dusseault from Chemainus. BC, Canada on May 27, 2013: hub score just hit 100 today and I have no idea why! Oh well...another hub mystery!

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on May 27, 2013:

Thanks for sharing your experience Stephanie.

It does work.... a bit of participation, socialising, updating, writing.... all pays off.

You can't win the marathon if all you do is turn up to the start line wearing your shorts.... you do have to do a bit more than that.

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on May 27, 2013:

My score has always been in the 90s once I was really active with HubPages. But I did notice that my score went up to 100 (only for 2 days or so) once I started posting in the Forums and not just the Q and As and commenting on other hubs.

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on May 27, 2013:

Hi Mary

Yeah, but you know the "1 hub" comment was a joke... right? I've 200 now.


Mary Hyatt from Florida on May 27, 2013:

I do check the Forums each day, but seldom comment. Well, I was there this AM and I'm glad I found you. Hey, you're made a comment that you had written just one Hub and had a score of 100. Well, I just had to see what you were all about. I'm glad I did.

I voted this UP and will share. Nice to "meet you"!

SteveWaugh1965 from Sydney, Australia on August 05, 2012:

and I thought I'd get a decent author score just by publishing (what I thought was) x2 really well written hubs ... ha! Thanks for the tips, I definitely need to take notice of them :)

bowlerhat from Birmingham, UK on May 29, 2012:

Really useful info here. Thanks for that. I was on the right track - just needed a few more tips.

tmbridgeland from Small Town, Illinois on May 27, 2012:

This Hub was written a few years ago but is still timely. I occasionally hit 100, usually the day after I do a lot of commenting on Hubs, Hub Hopping, things like that. It is funny, on the days I hit 100 I get a few people every time to follow. SO it is worth trying to do. But the main thing is have great Hubs, that will push your score into the 90s, and then you can try to get it higher.

carpetanchorage from Anchorage Alaska on May 26, 2012:

Thanks for answering my basic questions! Just joined Hubpages and was wondering how I could increase my hubscore.. seems like its been dropping instead of going up!

Lohrainne Janell from Fairfield, IA on May 07, 2012:

This is such a useful hub for a new hubber like me! Thanks so much for this basic information in one easy to read place.

teethpro on May 06, 2012:

At first I thought i need only hub page score of 75 to get follow link, now I know that it is author score that plays part. Thank you very for you very informative hub.

Just Ask Jess from Phoenix, Arizona on April 22, 2012:

Thanks for a great hub! My score is only a 25 and just signed up, it seems everytime i post it goes down! I hope I can get it up. I have written 2 hubs so far.

njames306 on March 22, 2012:

What would you say is the best strategy for creating backlinks Earner?

Bethany Lynn on March 20, 2012:

Great article! Thanks for sharing, very helpful info for this new hubber:)

njames306 on March 13, 2012:

Thanks for the advice, have a great day Earner.

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on March 13, 2012:

I'd say participation in the hubpages contests - and generating your own backlinks slowly over time.

My author score was consistently 100 when I was active, publishing new hubs and taking part.... since I've not had the time to do that it's slipped.

njames306 on March 12, 2012:

Thanks Earner, so what activities would you say gain maximum improvement in author score, and hub score for that matter?

njames306 on March 12, 2012:

So Earner, what would you say is are the best practices for increasing your author score, and hub score, for that matter? BTW, thanks for the above.

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on March 12, 2012:

Hi njames

There's so much within hubpages - and it's improved/changed/moved around so much that I tried to stay away from where things could be found.

Once logged in, if you go to then you'll be in the Groups in Hubpages area.

What you do is create groups, giving them any name you want - then as you write hubs, assign them to groups and the hubs within each group will have an extra navigational menu of arrows to enable somebody to move through a group.

Nobody sees the groups except you, users/readers just see an arrow taking them to the next hub in the group.

I hope that helps

If you want to increase your author score in hubpages it's not necessary to use every tool and every idea, so long as you are aware that there are ways to increase your author score that are built into the system already.

Good luck!

njames306 on March 12, 2012:

"Use Grouping For Your Hubs" - would you please explain how to create groups - sorry, I'm new to all this. Thanks

Graham Gifford from New Hamphire on February 25, 2012:

Thank you, earner, I found this to be helpful-as I am a new Hubber. I was actually concerned because my score was and remains up-and-down-and-up-an-down. I thought that was a reflection on my Hubs. Your post was educational and while I am trying to learn how to improve my writing, I do what to also improve my Hub experience and perhaps garner some more followers.

Best Regards,

Ironman1992 on February 17, 2012:

These are some great tips. thanks

sarcasticool from New Zealand on February 04, 2012:

Great hub, very helpful, thank you!

Mala Srivastava from India on January 30, 2012:

Very useful information. Keep it up.

jeyaramd from Mississauga, Ontario on January 14, 2012:

Thanks for this information. I think we all have been there. Worrying too much about hubscore. We should do what we can and leave the rest to fate. Its a much better work ethic than worrying needlessly about fluctuating scores. I appreciate your advice immensely.

biljanakara from Macedonia on January 12, 2012:

Beautiful article!

Steve Mitchell from Cambridgeshire on January 07, 2012:

Thank you for sharing this important information. Outside of hub pages it is very difficult to get concise information on any subject and for free I might add. You willingly give your information and I appreciate that. Am bookmarking this for future reference.


sassysexybossy from americus,usa on December 28, 2011:

Hi Thanks for the great advice. I'm a new Hubber and that was encouraging information. Great Hub!!!

Jennifer Essary from Idaho on November 23, 2011:

Thank you for shining a light on the HubScore and it's importance, or lack thereof.

David Taylor from UK on November 23, 2011:

Interesting stuff. I'm too wary of the forums, simply because I know what Internet forums are like. I have some questions, but I suspect I would get leapt upon, so I'm just surfing the hubs looking for answers, rather than asking.

moonlake from America on November 21, 2011:

I don't care what my scores are I will rarely go on forums to up my score. When I was a new hubber I was right away attacked on a forum. I have never been confrontational or argumentative. I think I had just ask a question about my hubs at the time. I have never forgotten who those people were and they are now some of the high rollers on hubpages.

SolarWind9 from New York on November 17, 2011:

This hub us EXTREMELY useful. Thanks for the down-to-earth explanation of getting high hubscore. I will refer to this often.

Dedicated Content Curator (author) from United Kingdom on November 16, 2011:

Hello Hannah

Hubpages has recently been through some huge changes, to increase to quality of the articles and to meet Google's higher standards.

I believe that new authors do now start with a score of 20, but the rules above still apply. By writing just a few, good articles, you'll quickly find your score soaring - and those new hubbers who just write one and disappear will continue to have a low score.

The purpose of this is to create incentive for genuine writers, while ensuring spammers are disincentivized.

Good luck with your writing!

Hannah Monroe on November 16, 2011:

I'm just starting out and have a score of 20 - not sure if I did something weird or maybe they're starting newbies at 20 now instead of 30. Oh well. :)

WeaponsMassPerc. on November 01, 2011:

Great info, thanks fellow hubber! All the best!

Queirdkus Ω Ibidem from Sitting on the Rug on October 30, 2011:

Thanks for the tips! I believe what you say about focusing on writing instead of getting a high score. I believe also that best effort is writing about what is closest to one's heart. Will book mark your hub for future reference.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 06, 2011:

Crisp, to the point hub .I needed it.

Thanks for such good info.

ashishb01 from Australia on October 05, 2011:

durely very informative. I like the idea of hub challenges and rss feeds. will work on it.

Web Addict on September 18, 2011:

Thank you. Something refreshing for someone new here like I am.

abhipsitabose from India on September 14, 2011:

very useful thank you

webpure on September 08, 2011:

Finally, some real tips other than "just keep writing new hubs". Thanks again!

Adam Brown Photo from Brainerd, MN on August 27, 2011:

Thank you. :) :)

Steve Mitchell from Cambridgeshire on August 21, 2011:

Brilliant information and you put in a style which is easy to digest for a newbie Hubber like me. Voted up and awesome

SammySammo from Boston, MA on August 12, 2011:

I really didn't even know HubChallenges existed. I'm going to take advantage of those, as well as the forums. Thanks!

froch from Tychy on July 31, 2011:

Nice hub , by the way. I must notice that My hubscore on the beggining was 60 - not 30.

agsawan on June 20, 2011:

This was very helpful. As a new Hubber I still have a lot of questions, this article really helped me out. Thanks.

CJamesIII from Minneapolis, MN on May 23, 2011:

Great point, don't worry about the score. Just write well! Traffic is not the only concern, however, we have to be able to convert readers into buyers!

QuackQuackWriter from Mumbai,India on May 22, 2011:

That was the best hub i read till date.

peanutroaster from New England on May 20, 2011:

Thanks for the info. I've been trying to write in my expertise and I've written a number of hubs for my hobby. Of course I've also written a number of funny, controversial hubs. I wonder if they affect my score if someone takes offense and votes it down.

regina elaine from Arkansas on May 05, 2011:

This is my first day on, and this information was very helpful. thank you.

equiposeo from Argentina on May 03, 2011:

Good Tips, I am newbie and your tips are excellents for me!

Les Trois Chenes from Videix, Limousin, South West France on March 07, 2011:

Many thanks for this advice. My score is usually between 90 and 94, never higher than 100. I do think it matters a bit, because when I first started on HubPages, I followed the people with high scores in the hopes that I would have good examples to model mine on. Jerilee Wei was the first person that I followed and she's still one of the best in my opinion. I've got to make more time for forums - so see you there and thanks again.

wirul from Singapore on March 02, 2011:

Great Advice XD

howtosoftmod11 from kitchener on February 25, 2011:

Thanks soo much I can't wait to get my author score above 75

Sembj on January 29, 2011:

Lots of good information and well presented - it does seem to be a prime example of the very thing you're recommending - and that's not always easy. Thanks

mysisters on January 26, 2011:

Great information. You answered so many questions that I had! Time to gear up and increase my Hub Score!!

biancapaloma on January 26, 2011:

Thanks for the tips!

Mike's Corner from Maryland on January 13, 2011:

Great hub filled with info for the new hubber, thanks. I like how you say focus on content and promoting, don't worry about the score -- it will come with quality.

Jordan Riley on January 13, 2011:

Ahhh....great and fantastic tips you've got going here

Infoswell from Murrieta, CA on January 12, 2011:

Thanks for the great advise. Much appreciated.

TopUniverse on January 01, 2011:

Thanks for the tips for improving the author score to 100. But the sad thing is that nothing special to the hubber who achieved score of 100.

Hard Drive Dude on December 30, 2010:

Thanks for the information. My biggest problem is that I don't have the time to promote my hubs or lurk the forums, haha. I'll probably just answer questions for now. Thanks anyway and have a good one.

AutumnLockwood from Northern California on December 26, 2010:

Very informative. Thanks!

Glow Pebbles on December 16, 2010:

Thanks for the advice, I've only been here for a few days so didn't really understand how it all work - it seemed like a lot of stress it keep it all going, but now you've said not to worry about it I won't - I'm just gonna have fun with all and see what happens!

helene.bliss on December 06, 2010:

Great hub! thanks for sharing these information's. I really need to make my hub score higher. And you gave me great ideas on how to make that possible.

Zoey from South England on December 05, 2010:

Thanks for writting this hub, it answered a lot of questions i had. Voted up and useful :)

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