When I first publish a hub it usually starts with a hubscore in the 40’s, occasionally low 50’s. I don’t care, it’s never bothered me because I know they slowly work their way up. However, my last hub that I published started with something like a 46. This hub has over 1600 words, a dozen photos, a poll and a video… meaning, I received all the “check marks”… covered all my basis. Still, I did not mine the original score. Then a few hours later, in my feed, I saw a new hub was published that caught my eye and I clicked on it. I happened to notice that this hub in question had a “starting” hubscore of 53 and I thought… “what’s the secret”. The hub was great and I voted it up, but it was two paragraphs and one picture, nothing more, nothing less. Am I missing something? I’m just wondering if there is a way to start a hub higher, I would like to know and try to accommodate the grading system.
Honestly, I wish I knew. I save titles all the time and sometine's they'll be in th elow 60's right off the bad yet some start off in the 40's. For vanity's sake (I don't think it has any real effect on anything), I won't hit the publish button if the score isn't over 60. Sometimes I'll save a few titles just to see what kind of effect the web's Google searches and what not will have on the title alone. If it doesn't do much climbing after a few days, I'll delete it.
It probably doesn't mean squat and I'm not worried about losing out on something... I guess I just am still trying to figure all this hub stuff out.
You don't hit the publish button under less than 60? Holy Cow! I wouldn't have one published hub if I did that :-)
But these hubs of mine that start off in the 40s and 50s often find their way into the 80s without me doing anything... why would that be? I guess I assumed it was normal to start that low. Now I'm even more confused... :-0
Either you're too hard on yourself or I'm too easy on me!
Thanks for your two cents... even though you always give me three :-)
The Hub I just published was pretty much done for a week, I just had to add the photos and links today. It published at 69. I honestly think it has no overall bearing on the Hub, neither quality nor content, it's just a vanity thing with me. Sometimes the higher the Hub scores go on my unfinished articles will dictate which ones I work on next. I had one last week that was at 80 when I published it.
So is it safe to work on a hub and leave it in edit mode for a couple of days? I have wanted to start a hub and work on it as I have time, and wanted to do it through my HP so I could see how it was working with the formatting as opposed to sitting on my boring, plain word document... but I was afraid working on a hub for a couple of days would hurt me, no? I don't know if you're following me, I think I'm talking in circles.
The best advice I could give is this: do not try to accomodate or change your Hubs to cater to HubScores.
Just create high quality content.
Dear Simone.......Amen, sister, Amen.......I'm so glad you said that! Think of Hubpages like a relationship...just be YOU...do what YOU do and do it well.....no bending over backward to try to "please" or "fit in.".....Being your true authentic self is the only way to go. Follow the rules and fly!...Eventually someone or many, will love you.....and they'll KNOW it's really YOU!
That's perfect! It's hard not to feel like a newbie, you feel a little lost and you want to be accepted around here, but that is excellent advice. Just be "you" and do it as best you can. Awesome, thanks!
I've been here for a year and I still feel like a noob. There are things I'm still learning!
And yes, your Hub score will go up (and down) as it sits awaiting being published. I have, no kidding, about 20 Hubs in various stages of completion even as I type this.
Wow, that makes me feel so much better, I was afraid to do that but it would make my life so much easier! Thanks Georgie
No problem! Just remember: When you get rich and famous on HubPages, my birthday is in June and I like chocolate.
When Simone speaks... I listen. Enough said, thank you!
For whatever reason, if you let a hub 'marinate' unpublished for a week or so, the score keeps rising.
To Start Again,
Love the term :-)
Honestly, I never thought about it like that. I thought it was better to get it right out there and get traffic to it so the score will go up. I thought that if it sat unpublished, a low hub score would drag the Hubber score down. That certainly gives me something to think about! Thanks!
This is exactly it. The same is true for incomplete Hubs and simple titles.
Maybe someone ought write "HubPages for Dummies" :-)
I'd read it!
It would be irrelevant the week after it's published because of how fast things change in the content writing world.
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