jump to last post 1-7 of 7 discussions (16 posts)

What is considered a good hub score?

  1. 0
    sheilamyersposted 2 years ago

    I don't worry about hubscores as long as my hubs get featured the first time I hit "publish". I know the score can start off low but can steadily climb over time. Curiosity has finally gotten the better of me and compelled me to ask this question. I know we'd all like to be able to create hubs which would score 100 points - if not right away, at least over time. But what do you consider a good hub score? My average is 80 with 70 being my lowest  (a poem) and 94 being my highest (a hub about 1st aid). What is the lowest score for a hub that would still make you happy?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am happy so long as my Hub stays Featured.  I don't even look at scores, because they don't help or hinder the Hub's ability to get traffic, so why worry?

    2. raymondphilippe profile image82
      raymondphilippeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      My average is 74 with  66 being the lowest. One hub that scores slightly  above my average is good for nearly 70% of my traffic. As far as i can see, without doing an spss statistical analysis, there is no convincing correlation between hubscore and traffic.

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is correct.  It's hard to believe that the QAP process was invented to find Hubs which would please Google after HP took a big hit from Google Panda, and yet, the QAP scores often give a very low score to the Hubs which get great traffic from Google.  It's the same thing with Hubber Scores: Most often the Hubbers with the highest scores are the ones with the lowest numbers on their 'number of views' accolades.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          A meandering bump.

  2. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 2 years ago

    I don't care if a hub scored 50; although mine seem to be in a similar range to yours..

    However I would care if Google sent no traffic as that is the measure of success that really matters not the impossible to understand score that is allocated by HP..

    1. 0
      sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      After reading your response and thinking about it, I also see where traffic may rate a little higher in my mind than the actual score. Most of my hubs were written in order to teach or help other people. With that in mind, I feel good if that's happening even if the hub has a lower score.

  3. JRScarbrough profile image88
    JRScarbroughposted 2 years ago

    I want a 90 hub score at least. If it doesn’t start on 85 I did something wrong I feel. I have one beneath 85 right now and my highest is 98.

    It’s really not hard to get them to 90 except for the traffic issues. If a hub lingers low for a long time no matter what I do, I pretty much start to write it off and prepare to delete it.

    I’m not really here for anything other than traffic experimentation and community. I enjoy writing a lot and my creative pursuits are done elsewhere. Here, I am trying to discover traffic trends and learn to construct better structured articles. I think the scoring system is fairly accurate of what writing online should appear like everywhere.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I've got bunches of them in the 60's. And bunches and bunches and  bunches more of them in the 70's. I am slime. Oh, well.

    1. 0
      sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      No you're not slime.

    2. 0
      darkprinceofjazzposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I must be slime too, because I enjoy your writing.

      1. 0
        sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks darkprince. Maybe being slime is the same as when people claim we're crazy. I'd rather be crazy with other crazy friends then be normal and have no friends at all. LOL!

  5. JRScarbrough profile image88
    JRScarbroughposted 2 years ago

    Something that may be a bit of an inside trick or secret, I don’t know, but every hub I have that began in the high 80’s or low 90’s right off are the traffic magnets. They seem to hang in there forever or for as long as I have had them.

    These higher score birthed hubs are just something I learned to do through trial and error by fixing older hubs here and there and getting their scores up. So now, I just follow how I fixed those hubs right off the bat. Now it seems the higher score ones might spread farther as featured content or rank high enough to appear on hubs that have high ranks too. I don’t know really. Just some thoughts, but I seems to be getting a lot more traffic from off of hubs that have authors with badges of millions of hits when it used to be I wasn’t getting much traffic like that.

    I am not even sure if there is a quality system within the featured system, but perhaps there is. Like, if something is featured, it might show on similar pages but of only up to its score? IDK. I’d have to read into that but I could see how that could be implemented. So it might actually pay to have hubs to score 100 if it opens up a door to higher traffic features.

  6. calculus-geometry profile image85
    calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago

    One of my hubs with a score in the 90s  is quite short and I'm lucky if it gets 2-3 hits per day. My most visited hubs have scores all over the place. Overall, in my account, the scores appear arbitrary.  I have hubs on similar topics with identical formats, similar length, same capsules, yet very divergent scores. It leads me to not care.

    I don't know if we can really glean much from others' anecdotes about how their hub scores correlate to traffic.  Everyone's experience seems different.  I'm yet to be convinced that HP doesn't use a random number generator to assign hub scores in my account. smile

    1. 0
      sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Calculus: I never thought about the random number generator, but maybe that's it. Most of the my higher scoring hubs I don't think are quite as good as some of the ones with lower scores. I've come to conclusion that as long as the hubs are featured and/or readers leave comments about them being enjoyable or helpful, I'm not going to worry about the actual scores.

  7. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 9 months ago

    A good hubscore is anywhere from 85 to 95.  An excellent hubscore is anywhere from 95 to 100.