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Today I knock down my profile score to no-follow.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    My current score is 87.

    Watch it happen here.

    How? I shall minor edit hubs until it happens.

    Stay tuned.

    1. sherwani profile image61
      sherwaniposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Following you, lets see what happens

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      mbuggiehposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Following you---as I have been for some time.

      That said, I did some revisions to all of my hubs to bring them "in line" with current requirements and for each one got a  note indicating that "hubs like this get 300% more traffic" and "great job", etc.

      The result: This morning my hubber score is down again---to 87.

      I am close to giving up.

      And what really annoys me is that others with no featured content or with just 2-3 featured hubs retain hubber scores far in excess of ours.

    3. DrMark1961 profile image90
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I just read through this thread, and it looks like you are not even discussing the hubber score anymore, so I do not know if you even want my input.
      If I can comment, though...
      I edit all the time, and it does not affect my hubber score. I think that editing a few hubs really does not make that big of a difference. A score might go down, but it goes back up in a few days.
      As far as traffic goes, I am not sure if you are really concerned or just joking. If you are concerned, I like the suggestion about changing your titles. Some of my most successful hubs are not those with a lot of keywords, just a short title that is to the point. (Five Skinny Dog Breeds, for example. It is only four words. It is not something that is searched for a lot, but Google puts my article near the top.)

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I believe you are both right. I have indeed been trimming my titles down as of late. I will continue to do so.

      2. csmiravite-blogs profile image85
        csmiravite-blogsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I exceed 5 words for my titles and they are the ones that give me traffic.I don't have as many hubs as PDS but, what I notice is that, my Hub score (author score) jumps up a few ticks whenever I submit a new article. I am concerned about my Hubbie score too, since many of my readers know me personally. It tends to give me more credibility if I am rated higher by HP. I am happy though, with my score of 88 now.

        big_smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    1 hub done. Profile score remains at 87. 1:35 pm, HP time.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    2nd hub done. Profile score remains at 87. 1:45 pm, HP time.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    3rd hub done. Profile score remains at 87. 1:50 pm, HP time.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    4th hub done. Profile score remains at 87. 1:58 pm, HP time.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    5th hub done. Profile score remains at 87. 2:04 pm, HP time.

    Oh, good. This makes my oldest un-updated hub be April 2014. Fresh content it is.

    Well. Now I guess I just sit back and see what happens.

    1. csmiravite-blogs profile image85
      csmiravite-blogsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am down to an 86 this last one week. I am cranking out two articles. I  don't know how it will affect my author score. I hope it goes up though!  big_smile

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        mbuggiehposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Don't bother. It won't increase your hubber score.

        I published 3 FEATURED hubs in a week thinking that my failure to publish was the problem (and got all kinds of "great hub"; this type of hub gets 300% more traffic, etc. notes) and ramped up my participation in forums, answering questions, etc.

        Guess what?

        I got BANNED from Hubpages for 2 days AND my hubber score declined.

        In fact, I watched my Hubber score DECLINE as my hub scores (that I edited per the rules) went up.

        None of this makes any sense.

  7. msdielise profile image59
    msdieliseposted 2 years ago

    Wait.. According to HP FAQ and Knowledgebase, for a blog to become no-follow, the hubber score is 85 below and individual hubs 40 below...

    You have  87.. I think you are doing fine.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image73
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      No, the author score below 75 not below 85.

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No, the cut-off where your links become no-follow is an author score below 85.

        http://hubpages.com/faq/#linksnofollow

      2. Chinaimport profile image87
        Chinaimportposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Relache is right. The cutoff score is 85 now.  It has become harder to give do follow links.

  8. Amy Naylor profile image88
    Amy Naylorposted 2 years ago

    What does no-follow mean?

  9. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    Okay, so it's been nearly 48 hours, and your score seems to be the same as in the OP.  What's the next step in your plan?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      1. A reduction in fear concerning the updating of existing hubs.
      2. A reduction in fear concerning the creation of new hubs.

      Maybe this is the dawn of a kinder, gentler HP. big_smile

  10. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    I have done absolutely nothing since I joined a few weeks ago... not a single hub and my score is a strong 71 and hasn't budged. You might consider this option if you'd like your score to remain unmoved.

    1. PegCole17 profile image90
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to see you back, Beth.
      Peg

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Aw, thanks Peg, nice to see all of you too. smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I really do want you to be the real Beth. smile

          This is my second attempt on verification of that.

          Please send me the text of the message you sent me in May.

          Sorry for the paranoia on my part. But I'm sure you remember all the imposters continually floating around here. smile

          1. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Is May when I left? When you wrote something nice on the forum and I sent you a thank you note? Then I weirdly stumbled on Randy's thread while trying to clear my hubs off of google (as if I knew what I was doing.) And then ppl said mean things, except you... and you tried to sort of keep it above the fray, for which I was appreciative... I wish I had a good soundtrack for this walk down memory lane... Like James Taylor. "If you're down and troubled... and you need a helping hand..." You've got a friend. I was like 5 when that song was on the radio. I have this memory of seeing someone singing that song at a concert, I don't know if it was him or not... I remember his name as being "Jim". But the strange thing is, there was a man in the audience, in a wheelchair who had a hole in the knee of his pants, where something like a thumb (or what a 5 year old imagined to be a thumb) stuck out of the hole. That is the memory. Weird huh? I think I've had too much caffeine. Here's a song for you.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkIou3WFnM

            1. Solaras profile image90
              Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Delighted to see you! Welcome back.

              1. Sed-me profile image83
                Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you! I've always liked the way you peek around your little doggie. lol

          2. janshares profile image90
            jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Uhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm, I don't know. Doesn't sound like Beth. I don't think you're paranoid, para. I hope it's you Beth or that would be super creepy, lol. neutral

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Why doesn't it sound like me? lol
              What should I say to sound more like me?

            2. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              So far, the individual in question has been unable to comply with either verification  request.

              And you are right. The behaviour is disconcerting.

              Especially since if they had simply arrived here as a new Hubber in their own right, they would have been more than welcomed here.

              Oh, well. I'm not in the world policeman business, so I'm just going to drop the issue.

              I've got other challenges/projects in life to deal with.

              1. Solaras profile image90
                Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Indeed very disappointing, as I was just thinking of her the other day and thinking her sentence must be up by now.  But the new Sed-me has been alerted that there is a message to find and respond to, but has not done so.  And the recollections don't seem to follow mine....

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  I don't understand. I haven't received any email from you, or any other notification. I can assure you it's me. I have spoken to bBerean from my regular email acct. a time or two since I opened this acct. Anyhoo, don't let it bother you. I'm sure this wont be even a thought in after you're used to my new name.

              2. Sed-me profile image83
                Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Ugh.

        2. PegCole17 profile image90
          PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I have my computer camera blocked with a piece of green tape, so you can't actually see "all" of me. At least, not that I know of.
          Yuk, yuk. Just kidding. No, I'm not.
          Peg

          1. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            So when you say we can't see "all of you" does that mean you have you taped the top part of the lens or the bottom?

            1. PegCole17 profile image90
              PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Just the left side. My right side is my best one.smile
              (Now this sounds more like the "real" Beth.) Ahem.
              Peg

              1. Sed-me profile image83
                Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                lol

                1. paradigmsearch profile image87
                  paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Party on, dgal. All is well. smile

                  1. Sed-me profile image83
                    Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Party on Wayne.

  11. taiwokareem profile image85
    taiwokareemposted 2 years ago

    I am new here and need help adjusting here. can anyone give me tips and how to get on with posts here. thanks

    1. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome!  Just jump in - ask questions when you don't know what people are talking about and ignore the rude people.

      1. taiwokareem profile image85
        taiwokareemposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks

  12. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago

    I was absent during the time Beth37 became famous on HP, so I don't really know her too well. But I thought a post on a thread yesterday about male and female ponytails sounded very much like her. Sed-me has also been posting on religious threads. Maybe it would be easier to ascertain her identity by looking there--whether she's expressing her usual opinions etc. etc.

  13. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 2 years ago

    Maybe try new titles on some of your hubs. Your hubs have great information in them but the titles look a bit keyword stuffed.

    For example, instead of "Gophers! How to Get Rid of Pocket Gophers. Gopher Control. Gopher Removal. Mothballs. Moles."

    Do something like, "Mole Control: How to Get Rid of Pocket Gophers & Other Backyard Pests"

    Just a thought really. Great hubs, just the titles could use a little work.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Pocket gophers.

      1. PegCole17 profile image90
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Mule muffins.
        smile

      2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, Sed-me - I've been wondering where you were hiding - (you're who I think you are, right?).  Have missed you!!!!

        FYI - the stand-alone term 'Pocket Gopher' made me think of some sort of stuffed animal you'd haul around as a good luck charm or whatever.  Or, it might relate to a funny skit often performed at Esther's Follies (the comic place in Austin), called "Pete the Pocket Pal."  I won't spoil the fun for anyone.  If you're curious, visit Austin & we'll catch the show.

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          It sounded... like something Google wouldn't want us talking about.

          (And thank you! smile )

          1. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Now that is the Beth I've grown to know and love. big_smile

          2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah - the "Pete" gag wouldn't fly here. It's amazingly 'okay' in the live venue, though. 

            BTW - I completely misread the goal of this thread.  I thought PD was lamenting the decline of his score to the no-follow level.  Let me check a few hubs to see how I can contribute to the goal. 

            Meanwhile - SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!!!

  14. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago

    Is 87 a no-follow score? I thought it was lower than that? 

    Hope you get it back up to where it needs to be, Paradigm.  You deserve good traffic.

  15. bBerean profile image59
    bBereanposted 2 years ago

    Here to vouch for Sed-Me, who is indeed the artist formerly known as Beth37.  I have been in touch all along and can confirm her identity. 

    Good to see your old avatar, (but I also like the puppy).  Now I'm conflicted.  See what you've done?

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I liked the puppy too. sad

      1. bBerean profile image59
        bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps he could still visit from time to time.  Random cameos.

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting that you assumed it was a he... hmmm.

          1. bBerean profile image59
            bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I have a forensic graphics program like the ones on TV that can read match book covers from the reflection on a windshield via a satellite, and perhaps even get a print.  wink

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              lol

              1. bBerean profile image59
                bBereanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Besides, that's not the same puppy currently displayed. Is this a test?

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  No, I didn't save the first guys pic... I think there are a few more cute puppies out there I can capitalize on.

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
                    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8805355_177.jpg
                    Just make sure she's cute so Spot will be interested.

                2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
                  Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  It's Beth - she posted her real photo for a blip of a second.  I bet she's campaigning for another HubPages T-shirt; she was Forum Queen last year, and the voting time is fast approaching.

                  She deserves the shirts - we have missed her here!

                  1. Sed-me profile image83
                    Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Thank you Marcy, I missed you all too. It's a lonely web without all you spiders.
                    I don't think I could handle a 2nd term... the first one seemed to do me in.
                    I remember one hubber saying I took the title seriously... that made me lol.
                    I might be accused of a lot of things, but believing I'm the queen of anything, isn't one of them.

                  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
                    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    I hope she avoids the R&P forums this time. I don't want her driven away again.

 
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