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My "hub karma" score is plummeting like a rock!

  1. stanwshura profile image71
    stanwshuraposted 4 years ago

    I've gone from a 94 to an 82 in less than two weeks having done no activity until a couple of days ago.  When I started this session my score was an 83!  What on earth *gives*???

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HP just recently fiddled with how that score is calculated. And I noticed you have only 11 featured hubs out of 61. I think HP is poking you with a stick to do some updates... big_smile

      1. stanwshura profile image71
        stanwshuraposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, paradigmsearch, for your answer.  Ya think they could be more direct.  I thought I was gonna have to start some ruckus in the political forum or posting oodles of random and rather dim questions just to get my name swirling again.  Who was to know?

        Unfortunately, at present, I have a very limited amount of real computer time each day.  I can post questions and what not via my smartphone, but no word processing (ie, editing or submitting articles).  So, looks like I'm gonna have to wait until I can get my hands on my own computer before I see that score go back to where it belongs (in my arum....maybe not so humble opinion!) !

    2. Glenn Stok profile image95
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      stanwshura -

      Along with the latest HP update that calculates the Hubber Score differently, HP  also implemented a feature that gives you style tips for improvement. You see that in the top right corner of the hub tool (when editing a hub).

      Try checking those tips in your unfeatured hubs and make the recommended changes to try to get more hubs featured. That should help increase your Hubber Score.  Presently less than 20% of your hubs are featured. 

      I like the new style tips and find them very useful.  I've been updating several hubs today based on those tips.  I improved some worst performing hubs. But it's also useful to check for any tips in the best performing hubs. I feel that improvements at the top can have a more extreme positive effect.

      1. brakel2 profile image85
        brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats Glenn on  keeping a good score. Appreciate your tips. I had some tips on a hub, and I fixed it.   
        Do you think hubber scores should be hidden? I value your opinion,  and  believe problems keep arising about the scores.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image95
          Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Brakel2 - My opinion does not matter. hmm

        2. CraftytotheCore profile image87
          CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's an interesting suggestion brakel2.

    3. stanwshura profile image71
      stanwshuraposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now down 4 more points to 79 in less than 18 hours??!  Screw this.  I know my grammar *very* well, and I choose my words, voice and style as obsessively as a master chef.  Not calling myself Shakespeare, you understand, but I know how to write a damned good piece whether hp agrees or not.  So, to hell with it.  I'll fill my muse here with creative writing (which yields little in terms of monetary return anyway), but I'm gonna make my money and devote my best essay/article writing to Helium.com.  Not gonna fret over something so temperamental and whimsical!

      1. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
        Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I could not agree with you more.  HP "poking us with a stick" to change our hubs to their design is not the "write what you feel strongly about" that was their clarion song that drew so many of us in.  I have too many friends here to move, but HP has gone from being encouraging to simply being irritating.

    4. jacobedward02 profile image61
      jacobedward02posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi,
      I am new in this site and just want to know how hub karma works?

  2. BigJulesMags profile image88
    BigJulesMagsposted 4 years ago

    The Hubber Score is weird.  In two weeks I started with an 81, dropped all the way to zero, came back to 83, froze for 4 days, and just flew up to 90 in a few hours.  Makes 0 sense.

  3. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    My Hubber Score went from 97 to 90.  Paul Edmondson's went down to 93. Just another case of management using time and resources on things that are not important and intimidating the authors on this site instead of focusing on driving traffic to Hubs.

    1. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  I applaud you for your total honesty!  Some one out there, undoubtedly, stays awake all night, every night, creating absolute nightmares for Hubbers.  One new thing per week to frustrate, upset, deflate, "control," irritate, annoy, correct, demean, insult, push, pull and confuse Hubbers, to their complete and utter LAST NERVE.  The only way I can possibly continue to be here is to remember my deep love for writing......and bonds I have developed with several fellow-hubbers. 
      At least I no longer cry tears.  Fortunately, my true value and the authentic meaning in my life, is NOT defined via Hubpages. 
      As for the money?  It is made by only those select few who know each and every minute detail about writing online for money.  These are highly skilled, learned individuals, who have master tech skills as well as their writing capabilities.   It took me 7 months to earn $50, here.  Last week, I sold 2 articles to a local magazine and was paid $350.00...........So, there you go!

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    I have over 80 hubs, all are featured. I comment on other ppls hubs often and here on the forum. I drink lots of water though I should probably get more exercise. I pray a lot though I haven't been reading my Bible as I should though I am reading a devotional by John Calvin. I have no idea why my score dropped dramatically in a matter of two days, but it is to the point that I have lost the desire to clean my house. I blame HP's for this.

    1. jericho911 profile image89
      jericho911posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You are funny !

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've lost my desire to clean the house too!  Coincidence?  I think not.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It must be some kind of subliminal thing they're doing. Devious.

    3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think you just explained the current situation in my house.  Thank you, from the bottom of my pile of clutter. 

      Off to light candles and learn a new incantation or two . . .

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        lol. Meanwhile, my score went down another point since this morning. Soon they will have to start using minuses to calculate my score.

  5. Shadow Jackson profile image77
    Shadow Jacksonposted 4 years ago

    Beth37...too funny! LOL

  6. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone
  7. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    When it gets below 90 something happens,but I forget what. Hey Beth I will get with the program and read my Bible.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, definitely read your Bible... just don't expect your score to go up.
      If you want your score to improve, call your mother. You know it's time.

  8. Gail Meyers profile image60
    Gail Meyersposted 4 years ago

    LMAO Beth

  9. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 4 years ago

    I don't know what to think.  Today my author score is 89.  In the 4+ years I've been on HP, it's never been below 90-except when I started, of course-and I've hit 100 a number of times.  Yikes! wink

  10. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    Looks like that person who posted somewhere else on the forums that s/he only likes the Hubs of those with scores under - what - 94? - is going to like HubPages better now.   

    Oh, wait...   It's all that person's fault!  HP is trying to make that user happy.    cool

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lollol

  11. Winterfate profile image97
    Winterfateposted 4 years ago

    My score oscillates between 90 and the big 1-00. Right now, I'm at that tasty number, but who knows how long it will last?

    I've seen my Hubscore go DOWN when I publish new content (possibly thanks to the initial score the site gives my newest content). O_o

    Honestly, who knows how this is calculated?

    (To note, there are people who get many times the traffic I do and write about arguably more relevant subjects, and have a lower score than I do).

  12. Evans4life profile image79
    Evans4lifeposted 4 years ago

    It's like watching your heart rate decrease!  I need to do some clean up.  I can't stand it!

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8279571_f248.jpg

  13. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    My house cleans itself, somehow.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No, Will. It's your wife doing the work. A lot of men make that mistake.

    2. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You must be a MAN................WITH a wife.

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        Ghost Producerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I don't let my house get messy from the jump. Makes keeping it clean a piece of a cake. Oh and I have no kids, that's another factor

  14. Yvonne Decelis profile image78
    Yvonne Decelisposted 4 years ago

    My score went way down too and I don't understand why...

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They say it has to do with the new requirements for our hubs. You might take a look at them and see if they're all still featured.

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    Ghost Producerposted 4 years ago

    Went from 86 to 61 in days. I'm now editing everything to spec and removal old hubs and preparing to add new ones

  16. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I did Style Tips implementation on 4 of my hubs earlier today. It will be interesting to see what my karma score is tomorrow.

    1. LeanMan profile image83
      LeanManposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mine went down when I did it!!!! Typical.....

      I don't think my hubber score can get much lower - can it??

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ill race you to the bottom.

        1. LeanMan profile image83
          LeanManposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm winning, you will have to try harder... lol

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Problem is, if Im succeeding at failing, I don't know whether to try harder or to stop trying at all.

  17. Doodlehead profile image83
    Doodleheadposted 4 years ago

    Mine went from 90 to 83 and now its back at 86.   But who knows.

 
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