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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.)
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.
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.
Express gratitude for a chance to be the best on the web.
I always heard that how one treats you is an indication of what they think of you no idea and mine is lower than yours 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,
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.
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?
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.
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?)
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