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Interesting Hub Score/ Arrangement. Slight Hub Score Increase. .....

  1. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 2 years ago

    Well, yall don't hear from me much anymore, as I'm one of the oldsters here.  But some of you know I used to have hubber scores of 95-100.  When the big boom happened, it dropped to the early 80s.  In addition, my individual hub scores dropped, but not earnings.

    What is really weird this week (and I'm not complaining here) is all of a sudden, my hubber score goes up a few points (bingo) and the arrangement of my hubs is drastically changed.  I have a hub that was a consistent 65-70 score that has now gone shooting up to the nineties.  (thank you) 

    The whole arrangement of my hubs in my 'account' section is completely different. That tells me (duh) that something is changed or somebody went in and re-rated my hubs (thanks!)

    Whatever the deal, it's always nice to see change toward the positive.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to see. I was wondering what was going on with my hubs as those who had been traditionally low all of a sudden are getting up there.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It sounds very much as though HubPages has tweaked the algorithm for HubScore.  It has done that several times in the past but it sounds like this one is a really big change, so I'm a bit surprised they haven't announced it.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image94
        Jean Bakulaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I also noticed that my hubs that have been getting the most traffic for the last few months have changed. The traffic is still slow though, it always is in summer. But something is different.

        1. Stacie L profile image87
          Stacie Lposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I have lots of blue arrows this weekend but in general,traffic has been down as well.

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa Wright:

        I think that is exactly what has happened, and unless they are doing a "trial run", I think it is highly unfair of them to not inform writers about this and tell us what we need to do to improve our scores.

        Having said this, I cannot imagine what else we CAN do!  Enough is enough already!

        Ironically, yesterday I had the highest number of page views I have ever had in one day.  Go Figure!

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

          Me, too, TIME, off the chain traffic!

    3. gitachud profile image87
      gitachudposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It has happened to me too-- all my hubs have seen a significant decrease in score. If the algorithm has changed, then it means we must re-learn the new quality benchmarks. Traffic has seen a slight increase though, and if the hub score has no impact on traffic then I will not be too hasty in trying to change my hubs to fit in with new (arbitrary) requirements.

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

        I'm feeling you, gitachud. I did edit a few just to see what would happen and not much changed. I'm also of the mind to wait and see before I create anymore undue stress for myself by trying to tweak blindly. Yes, traffic is surprisingly off the chain so I'll just continue to monitor for now.

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

          One of mine which I edited, Jan, has moved to the top of my list.

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

            That's good, Kevin. This is clearly affecting different hubbers differently.

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

              I do not think that it had anything to do with what you are speaking of. My Hubber score has not changed, up or down. My traffic is the same as it always was.

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

                Ditto, which is why this is so confusing. In fact, traffic is higher.

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

                  Most others are complaining because their Hubber scores and traffic have dropped, except for a few who say their scores and traffic have risen. Neither of mine have gone either way.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    I saw another thread or post about this recently.  I've also noticed it on my own account.  HP may have changed a metric or added a new factor in calculating scores.  It helps to see what is valued and what took a dive.  I'm going to take a closer look at both and see what I find.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not seeing this.  In fact, I am seeing the opposite and have been complaining about this for awhile.  My posts are scoring lower than normal despite the fact that most are doing well.  I find this very, very strange!

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Definitely something weird going.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          There are at least two other threads right now that are expressing concern about this change.

  3. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for this post, donotfear. It confirms a similar issue I brought up in another thread. I think it is now confirmed that the algorithm has been altered. I also don't think it's a coincidence that this happened at the same time HubPro was introduced.

  4. amiebutchko profile image94
    amiebutchkoposted 2 years ago

    I had been on "vacation" with my family and checked in for the first time in a few days.  Oh my Gosh!  The scores on my hubs really dropped!  Yikes!!!!!  Don't love seeing that.....

  5. Solaras profile image88
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    My Hubber score remains unchanged and pageviews are normal, but My Average Hub Score has dropped over 10 points in 2 days.

    Editors choice hubs went from scores in the 90s to 79 and 80.  It's preposterous.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image92
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have more than a score of those EC hubs, and, although some have 100s and 99s, there are also quite a few that have scores in the 70s.
      Yes, it is preposterous. If that hub is so amazing that they want it to have the EC notation, why is it considered so bad?

      1. Solaras profile image88
        Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        + Indeed!

  6. PurvisBobbi44 profile image87
    PurvisBobbi44posted 2 years ago

    Has anyone written to the HubPages Team in reference to the decrease in our hub scores? Mine drops from 100’s and 90’s down to 89 and below. I wrote to them today after reading about this happening to others on HP and this is what I received back:

    Thank you for your concerns. We will keep this in mind.
    Thanks,
    Matt @ Team HubPages

    Well, maybe something is happening that we will know about later. I can only hope this matter will be handled.
    Bobbi Purvis

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Paul Edmondson has responded to a similar thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/123705? … ost2619048

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Bobby:

      I wrote them and never got an answer, but Paul Edmonson responded today on one of the forums, and basically said absolutely nothing for all intents and purposes.

      He thinks that what is happening is "normal"...HOGWASH!

  7. PurvisBobbi44 profile image87
    PurvisBobbi44posted 2 years ago

    TimeTraveler2

    Something is happening in the areas which we as hubbers have no control of---I believe it is generated from the back office, and something is being changed and we were not told about it. And, i could be wrong.

    One of my hubs that has always been 100, and I update it weekly it is a review on a TV show and it dropped to 80. So updating has not helped me at this point in time.

    Bobbi Purvis

    1. Solaras profile image88
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well Bobbie welcome to the club.  Newly published hubs that were initially well received have drop 10 points in score. Something is a foot.  Nothing normal about business in the last 4 days.... and very discouraging.  CPM down and scores down; what a saddening combination....

  8. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image64
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago

    Sure, it is a positive change. I too noticed.

 
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