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WHY ME?!

  1. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

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    Why have I been singled out with an all-time-low, forum-contest-winning, starting hub score of zero? It is now at a booming score of "8" thankfully.  Every hub I've published so far, was featured and started around 65, and worked their way up.  This is first and only one that has started at zero.  Why me?!

    1. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think the site's having issues today. Because that is an unusually low score. I've had one pretty low recently, but not that low. Probably things will be back to normal soon and you'll have a normal *starting out* score on that Hub. Really that's the only explanation because I've never seen a score that low.

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

      That is certainly weird.  In the "old days", before QAP, a score of 0 usually meant that the Hub wasn't sufficiently original.  Are you sure you haven't already published any part of that Hub somewhere else?

    3. RonElFran profile image97
      RonElFranposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I had this happen to me many moons ago. Turned out to be a site glitch that was fixed in a couple of days.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    kis·met noun, often capitalized \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\
    : a power that is believed to control what happens in the future

  3. sparkleyfinger profile image92
    sparkleyfingerposted 2 years ago

    I had a quick look over the hub, and there is nothing obvious that I can see to merit such a low score Perhaps HP have had an error? Or, they are scoring low so that you have the earn the score?? Either way, I'm sure it will pick up for you, as there seems to be nothing wrong with it!

  4. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    The win is "destiny"?

  5. CatherineGiordano profile image90
    CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago

    This is not going to win for the lowest rated hub contest, but I had my hub about collections chosen as the hub of the day on Sunday. I got a lot of views. On the same day, my score dropped about 5 points down to 74.  One hand giveth and the other taketh away.

  6. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    Oh Relache, always so helpful.  smile

    I'm not sure if this is technically considered irony, my Hubber score is plummeting because of this little hub score artifact, I'm experiencing anxiety over a hub that is about overcoming anxiety, classic. I'm tempted to just delete it, or rather unpublish it, cause I'm too neurotic to withstand a Hubber score free fall.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I went and tweeted it; maybe that will help. HP is also pretty observant of the forums; there's a decent chance they might be looking into the matter. smile

  7. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    Aw, you didn't have to go to the trouble of doing that!  Thank you PDS, for those actions, you are truly a king amongst men on these here forums, if only there were some sort of yearly contest where we could help bestow you with such a lofty title, but I only dream, maybe there will be something like that next year.  smile

  8. Barbara Kay profile image87
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    I wonder if there is a glitch in the system to give a O score. That's crazy! It has to be an error.

  9. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    My best advice is to go do something else for a day and let the Hub (which is only 15 hours old!) have some time to go through all the algorithms.

    It's like giving birth to a baby and then wondering why the kid can't drive a car yet.

  10. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    I reserved today to write two more hubs, which I am currently doing.  Thank you for your straight forward advice, but my proclivities on the matter I feel should not be overlooked, considering I've never had a hub score start that low, and seemingly no one else has either, I do believe that is grounds for a little concern?

    1. Writer Fox profile image74
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Why don't you just try editing it again to send it back through QAP? Just changing a single word will do.

  11. abrodech profile image94
    abrodechposted 2 years ago

    Don't worry about the score, it doesn't matter. What you should be concerned with is your views because that's what shows your material is good and getting attention. Scores are just arbitrary because some of my most popular hubs that get several hundred views a day actually have pretty low scores.

  12. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    Yes, it is weird, thank you for affirming that fact, Marisa.

    That's a good idea Fox, I'll try that!

    abrodech:  Thank you for trying to console me, but I think you missed the point of my little protest, what has happened to me is unprecedented, apparently, that is the source of my anxiety.

  13. abrodech profile image94
    abrodechposted 2 years ago

    Scores are silly, mine go up and down all the time on their own without me doing anything to them. So don't pay attention to them

  14. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    yes I concur, but when you publish a hub and its score starts out at zero, and it's never been like that for anyone..that is the concern.

    1. abrodech profile image94
      abrodechposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Count it as a glitch I guess, and move on

  15. Michael Kismet profile image89
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    Ron!  Thank you for helping me get this weight of my proverbial shoulders!  Goes to show you, misery doesn't just love company, misery needs company.

  16. WiccanSage profile image96
    WiccanSageposted 2 years ago

    I was just going to post a question about that, too.

    I published a hub yesterday. It is featured (H), and already had a few dozen visitors.

    Tonight it has a hub score of 19-- huh?

    Majority of my scores tend to stay above 70, with the exception of a few holiday hubs that sink down out of season. I couldn't imagine how I could get a score of 19.

    I figure I'll give it a day or two, and if it doesn't change I'll end an e-mail to ask why. I'd rather unpublish it than have a hub with a score of 19 dragging me down.

  17. Kalafina profile image79
    Kalafinaposted 2 years ago

    Can anyone recommend a Hub with a good explanation on scores? My highest scoring Hub isn't the one with the most views nor is it the longest or contains a variety of capsule types.

    1. WiccanSage profile image96
      WiccanSageposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      As far as I can tell, they won't tell us how they figure scores because they don't want people attempting to scam the system. Pretty sure it takes a number of things into account, including views. But the highest scores are not always what get the most views,

      1. Kalafina profile image79
        Kalafinaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much for your reply. I'm still new to HubPages and trying to figure out their system is a daunting task. It really helps to hear from someone about this. I always look for ways to improve my writing and am doing my best at changing lenses to hubs. Sorry if the question sounded stupid. I am doing my best to read through forums and have found so many wonderful hubs on here. To be perfectly honest I just want my writing to be an asset to all the great work here!

        1. WiccanSage profile image96
          WiccanSageposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Hi and welcome. It didn't sound like a stupid question at all. It's a common question around here. People who want to improve naturally want to know; but it is apparently a secret formula kept in a vault at Fort Knox next to the Colonel's fried chicken recipe.

          And a lot of people will attest that the score doesn't always do a good job of predicting success-- so don't worry too much about it. If a hub is featured, that's what's important. If not, keep tweaking and revising until it is.

          1. Kalafina profile image79
            Kalafinaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I laughed so hard at your Colonel comment. I always did wonder where they kept that secret. And I will keep tweaking and revising smile

 
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