Making the mystery of what makes a good hub and what causes them to be idled even more of an enigma I currently have a hub with a hubscore of 95 making it my best hub at present. Now that is great news but the hub in question is not one I am proud of. It is too short, doesn't even have an original photo to illustrate it and is out of date.
Looking at it I would say it is probably one of my worst hubs ever from the point of view of layout, word-count and research. It only has one video and no photos.
So why is this getting a 95 score whilst well written hubs of say 800-1,000 words or more and with photos, videos, and a lot of time spent on putting them together get idled?
Bard, you have certainly been here long enough to know that there is little connection between the quality of a hub and the score it gets. Why are you concerned at all with that score?
Just like you, many of my higher scoring hubs are not particularly well written, They don't get good traffic, they are not particularly "quality" hubs - just just have a higher score. At this moment, I top scorer has a whole 100 views for the week; unusual only in that most of the time it gets considerable fewer.
I even have one hub that has been unpublished for well over a month, has 39 total views and 1 in the last 30 days (from me) - it still scores 68.
Ignore that score; it is of no value.
So do you think they will ever revise this system?
Our personal scores seem as if they are a pavlovs dog kind of tool. Is that correct? Do they lower it in order to get you to take some kind of action? To keep you spinning and involved? It seems a bit under handed.
As you said, this is one of the great mysteries of HP........
From what I read in the forums here, the principal effects these scores have is to demotivate and demoralise some people, while most others ignore them.
Well, I personally find the high hubscores useful because if I share a link at Facebook, for example, and point out that "This hub has a hubscore of 96 and is my current highest scoring hub..." I will get more views for it because people are impressed with that info. They think if it has a high score it must be good. It possibly isn't but if views you want (and I do) I find that it helps get them!
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