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paradigmsearch at 88 - A new low

  1. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Scrabbling as we speak. Don't know what to do. Advice?

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image97
      CraftytotheCoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've yet to figure out what the numbers mean.  My scores fluctuate all of the time, both Hubber and Hub scores.  Just remember, what goes up must come down! LOL

    2. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Happened to me too, but it climbed back over 90 after a couple of weeks even without any new activity. Take 2 aspirin after a hearty meal and plenty of bed rest. You'll find your score should recover.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed.

    3. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that Paradigm. I can relate but I'm afraid to say anything in case it makes my score drop even more. Oh well, I can't resist. Yesterday, mine dropped three points in FIVE minutes while I did nothing other than visit MyAccount and the forum.

    4. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There's always someone lower than that (me for example) hope this makes ya feel better!

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 3 years ago

    I'm lower than you wink don't worry about it. Write a hub, let it seep, do a little more promotion, find a new audience? tongue but most of all, try to have fun big_smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Anything other than 90's is unacceptable.

      1. Askme profile image85
        Askmeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know what is going on with Hubpages these days. Ever since they removed the tags that you could add to a new hub, my traffic and scores have gone down.  Plus the editors seem very picky these days. Even hubs with comments are not getting shown in my Profile as active because they are less than 1500 words.  I've switched to posting on other sites where I can get paid as soon as I reach $25.00 and the split on advertising is 50/50

  3. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Rant continues...

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just go on doing things the same way and the score bounces up and down and up and down and up and... It seems that there is not anything which I can do, so I just watch it. LOL

  4. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    88 is not bad at all.... so don't fret...

  5. spartucusjones profile image90
    spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago

    As the king couldn't you just issue a royal decree that your score doesn't drop below 90? If the decree isn't heeded couldn't you employ your minions to take decisive action on your behalf?

  6. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Write a new hub, edit, walk away, edit, walk way, let it sit for a day, hit publish.

  7. Good Guy profile image92
    Good Guyposted 3 years ago

    I think the program has gone bonkers.  My hubber score NEVER went below 92 with most times above 97, but recently came down to as low as 88.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Same here, mine was at 97 and use to stay in the 90s, and my hubs have had high scores?  Now, I have dropped to 88, then 86!

      1. Sue Adams profile image92
        Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        My hubber score too used to be much higher. Lowering hubber scores is perhaps a built in motivator to write more hubs, a whip for the HP slaves that we all have become.

        1. LaThing profile image80
          LaThingposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          LOL..... Agree with Sue! smile

        2. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, my score goes down two to three points every time I publish a new Hub. If that is the HP way of discouraging the writing of new Hubs, the methodology is successful.

      2. Askme profile image85
        Askmeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Same here. Mine was always hovering at 98 and sometimes 100. Now it is at 86 to 88.

  8. profile image0
    Ghaelachposted 3 years ago

    Mine was always 92 - 95 for two and a half years and then suddenly dropped to 82 then crawled up to 86 and as I've just checked I see it is at 83.
    As you are the KING just go and chop-off the heads of those involved in these wrongs.

  9. Astra Nomik profile image79
    Astra Nomikposted 3 years ago

    I got a boost in reads on my blog and my hubs recently when I was interviewed by Monique Muro - the lady who writes "A Novel Quest" blog. If you are mentioned by other writers and your link should happen to appear in it or be included, then so much better.  Every hubber should treat their writing as though they are sort of marketing it a little. If you get people interested in YOU more, then they might be curious enough to want to see what you write, and then mention it to more people they know.

    I know to some that might seem narcissistic. But writers and hubbers must do at least SOME promotion. This is an interesting thread.

  10. profile image0
    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Scrabbling or scrambling? Im confused. I have a scrabble hub if you need it. smile

  11. quiterandom profile image80
    quiterandomposted 3 years ago

    So far I haven't been able to discern a correlation with ANYTHING that makes my hubber score, or my hubs individual scores, fluctuate. They just do.
    It's been all up in the last week or two, though, so not complaining.

    1. Muttface profile image90
      Muttfaceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      An evil cat is in charge of the Hubber scores. It wears a black eye patch, even though it is completely black and has no disfigurements. It  presses the button that resets the score.

      1. nArchuleta profile image94
        nArchuletaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That would make everything ok. wink

        1. Jean Bakula profile image93
          Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Muttface,
          The same thing happened to me. When I had a 100 hubber score, for the first time in almost 3 yrs., I have virtually no traffic at all. When my score went down a bit, more people were reading my stuff.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
            The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe they felt sorry for you and wanted it to go back up. lol

            1. Muttface profile image90
              Muttfaceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              The cat with the eye patch feels no such emotion.
              Only a hunger for smoked kippers and world domination.

  12. Jenn-Anne profile image90
    Jenn-Anneposted 3 years ago

    My hubber score crashed from a 92 down to an 83 a few weeks back. I was pretty discouraged - I had never had a score that low and couldn't see any discernable reason why it would have fallen like that, other than the fact that I had been away and hadn't had time to post in the forums, etc. Then it bounced back up into the 90s, again for no discernable reason. I tell myself I shouldn't care, but it is hard not to. Good luck - hope your score rises again soon!

  13. blueheron profile image95
    blueheronposted 3 years ago

    My guess: Hub scores don't mean anything at all. People have been conditioned, through all those years in the educational system, to seek validation through numerical scores and silly "points." Scoring of stuff is a control mechanism, a pat on the head, a rewardless "reward." Like the little "award" thingies, they are pixels. Nothing more.

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What about football game scores? If they didn't score the games, how would you know who won? Or maybe they both get a trophy. smile

      1. blueheron profile image95
        blueheronposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Good question. I guess points in football have some basis in objective reality, even though they are abstractions (purely imaginary). I know there are also people who will argue vehemently that football itself has some basis in objective reality, too. But many people can wrap their heads around things that I can't. My hat's off to them!

        On a less serious note, if we're playing a game here (for points), we don't seem to have any clearly articulated criteria, rules, or goals, as far as I know. Hence, it would seem to me that the points would be without basis.

        Most likely there is some basis to the awarding of points--so theoretically this game has rules, criteria, and goals. We just don't know what they are. Try playing football--and scoring football--that way. The outcome would just be someone's opinion.

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Right you are then. The outcome is just someone's opinion.

  14. Dale Hyde profile image86
    Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago

    Not sure what is going on.  I ran in for the first time in a week to grab an unfeatured hub to move to my blog and respond to a comment.....I am, at the time I am writing this, at 92.  I have never figured that number out myself, lol.

  15. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear this. My traffic is the lowest since I wrote my first hub. Unbelievable! Have checked for issues with Google and found none. I don't know what is going on at HP, but I have copied my existing hubs. I am working on a site to place them. As soon as I finish I am deleting ALL hubs!

  16. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Traffic also at new low. I don't care. Well, actually I do. Think I'll do another B BS.

  17. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I just don't want all my .gov links to suddenly start being ignored by Google. That could cost some real money.

    1. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ouch! Yes, I see.

  18. profile image0
    rcorcuttposted 3 years ago

    Just posted my first HUBS today. Just saying hello to everyone. I will try to check out everyone's pages as often as possible.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome.

      1. profile image0
        rcorcuttposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Why Thank You

        1. profile image0
          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          There is a hubber on here with no hubs, no followers and following no one whose hubber score is higher than yours.

          HP's... this totally bugs me!!!

    2. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, welcome.... And don't worry about the score.... It's... Well, it's nothing really! We don't really care what the score is.... Just keep publishing smile)

  19. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    As long as my score is greater than 85 I am happy - it dropped to 80 about a month and a half ago, went up to 90 and is now at 88 also.. It makes little sense to me!

    Maybe we should just create an exclusive "88" club....

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Did you just say that to hurt me?

      1. Writer Fox profile image78
        Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe posting a lot on the forums is not the way to raise a Hubber Score.

        1. profile image0
          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I make a fuss for fun, but it's not a big deal... However, the whole not having hubs and still having a good score really does bug me.

          1. Writer Fox profile image78
            Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            According to Shanna11 (Hubber Score of 99):

            Honestly, I have zero stock in Hubscores. In fact, they're nothing more than random numbers on pictures to me. Case in point: My Hubscore has not been higher these past few months- hitting 100 more often than not. How many articles have I written in the last year? Roughly 1. How active have I been on the forums? I average about 3 or 4 posts a month. Have I hub-hopped? Not in over a year. Is my traffic good? Nope, it's never been lower.
            http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/117277#post2471717

            (She's a graduate of the apprentice program who learned how to write Hubs which don't receive much traffic.)

            1. profile image0
              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It's all so very strange.

        2. The Examiner-1 profile image82
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Now you are getting it Writer Fox! :-)

  20. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    Don't Despair -

    With due respect, I really feel that this depressing and downward pulling forum thread has no place in the precarious climate of this wonderful website.

    Take a break from HP.

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4809962_f248.jpg

    Why not spend time away from HP for say 2 weeks. Go learn something new that may lure you away from HP addiction. Allow fresh ideas to penetrate your creativity. Then, re-fueled, come back to write your best hub yet.

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/2177131_f248.jpg

    Express gratitude for a chance to be the best on the web.

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8264588_f248.jpg

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      When he comes back he should not look at his score for a couple of weeks until after he publishes his new Hub. LOL

  21. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I'd delete some of my lower-scoring hubs, but most of them get weekly traffic.

  22. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 3 years ago

    I always heard that how one treats you is an indication of what they think of you tongue no idea and mine is lower than yours sad and I do a lot of controversarial babbling elsewhere (politics) ... hmm ... maybe that's bad publicity? oops! I have a hub with zero score sitting doing nada and couple red skulls not going away ... since last week. No idea wtf going on .. oops, lol

    1. blueheron profile image95
      blueheronposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hub scores are almost certainly generated by bots. As you know, Grammar Check can't do subject-verb agreement. Why would anyone think that bots can discern good writing?

      1. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        +1

  23. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 3 years ago

    PDS....OMG!....poor you

    ....get over it.....lol

  24. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 3 years ago

    My Hubber Score is also down now. From 94 it went down to 88 and now it is 89. I have not been publishing new hubs or participating on forums or commenting on hubs ... But I have been updating 1-2 hubs per day. I really hope my hubber score climbs up.

    1. berasprobio profile image61
      berasprobioposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      hello anamika..
      i'm nia
      can you tell me, how use this hubpage?i hope you can share your
      science to me..
      thank you

      1. Anamika S profile image69
        Anamika Sposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Nia,
        When there is a Learning Center on HubPages, I don't think I need to share 'my Science' with you. Here is the Link http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

        1. Jean Bakula profile image93
          Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          HP has always maintained the hubber score doesn't matter. Mine stays in the 90's. The only time it went down is when I didn't post or come onto the forums for at least a week. And now I don't even do that, since nothing has changed. Well, there is a real lack of traffic. I'm shocked and sad to see one red arrow today on 138 hubs that used to get a good amount of traffic. If I check my stats, I have about half the traffic I used to, but honestly, I can't figure out how. It's rare anyone comments on any of my hubs, when I used to spend hours answering questions. And how can I have half the traffic when nobody is on my account page?

          Maybe little elves or creatures come on as soon as I go look at something else?

  25. Muttface profile image90
    Muttfaceposted 3 years ago

    Way back in June my score hit 100 a few times. I don't know why,  I only had 22 hubs and was getting 20 or less views a day. It was abysmal.
    Things have improved a lot since then and my Hubberscore has fallen. I don't pass any heed on it because reaching 100 when I was obviously failing does not make any sense to me.

  26. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Hark! Took 11 days, but my score went up to 90. My .gov links are secure.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think your score went down because you published a new Hub 2 weeks ago.  I just published a new Hub and my score just went down a point and that happens to me every time.  If you just stop publishing new Hubs for a while, the Hubber score goes up.  (That's a flawed system, but what can we do?)

      1. Muttface profile image90
        Muttfaceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        We could have a nice cup of tea?

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Or something a little stronger than tea.

          1. Muttface profile image90
            Muttfaceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Tea made from a Norwegian iceberg?

    2. Muttface profile image90
      Muttfaceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Paradigmsearch - I have an image of you wearing a tatty robe and pounding a gnarled stick when you say things like "Hark!"

  27. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 3 years ago

    I don't really care about the scores but it *** IS *** nice to see some long standing Hubbers here smile just made my evening, round of hugs! big_smile

  28. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Honestly, I am embarrassed for grown men (and women for that matter) who obsess over something as silly as a hubscore.

    Not only am I embarrassed, I am scared of people who think this kind of thing is important.

    I mean, how far would you go for a pat on the back from a certified authority figure (I mean cop, soldier, agent of your government etc, etc)?

    Would you torture that detainee to get your conforming-citizen score up to 95? Would you shoot your grandmother to be an alpha-plus, 100?

    HP is a website. Not especially important. Located somewhere on a distant arm of the internet universe.

    If you do not understand this you are a menace to reason, at the very least, and probably to humanity.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      And a Hubber score below 85 is a menace to our hubs re: link classification.

      And I'm not a menace. I'm merely a Person of Interest.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't worry about that either, lol.

 
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