On the one hand I am new to HubPages along with the Squidoo transition adventure, and on the other hand I am a two-year old on HubPages through my existing activities here. I intentionally joined HubPages during a low point (2012) in the site's evolution. I have been pleased to see the ongoing efforts to improve HubPages -- but the existence of Hubber and Hub scores is simply ludicrous from any reasonable perspective. In the words of Survivor's host, "It's time for you to go!."
At a minimum, the management team at HubPages should take a long look at how meaningless Hub Scores actually are. I have been part of HubPages for just over two years, and the Hub Score appears to be (at best) a crude attempt to provide numerical data for something that should not have been quantified in the first place. What will it take for HubPages to get rid of these absurd and meaningless numbers? The one number that HubPages assigns each author is only slightly less confusing --- but it is also insulting at times and most definitely should be eliminated from the "public realm" that is seen by visiting readers.
When my Squidoo lenses made their recent journey to HubPages, the Hub Score mystery was enhanced even further. On four consecutive days, I saw the following range for my "new" Hubs:
Day one: 46 to 55
Day two: 42 to 57
Day three: 57 to 74
Day four: 68 to 86
What is even remotely helpful about fluctuating scores like that?
I sympathise. I started a similar thread two years ago:
HubPages is not interested. In fact, when the subject came up on a recent thread and I suggested to the person that they revive that thread rather than posting a new one (so HubPages could see the suggestion wasn't new), HubPages closed the thread so it couldn't be revived!
The only possible reason for that reaction would be to close down debate on the topic, so draw your own conclusions.
HubScore has been changed recently and it appears to be much more closely related to the "stellar Hub" check boxes (in the top right hand corner of your Hub in edit mode). The more boxes you can check, the higher the HubScore will be.
by LindaSmith12 years ago
I took a hiatus for awhile from Hub Pages! However, in the past week or so, I have added new hubs participated in forums, asked a question or two, participated with the Hub Hopper, have read some Hubs, yet my...
by Meredith Loughran2 years ago
I was sitting pretty at a 95 for a while. I really liked that number. Suddenly it jumped to 97.Call me crazy but I like that it went higher - kind of - sort of - but you see... Now I want to KEEP...
by Eric Dierker22 months ago
I am looking for 5 things that will increase my hubber score.Assume there are enough articles to manipulate and about 200 featured but a ton "less than". The hubber does not network and just wants to raise the...
by psycheskinner22 months ago
I used to have little trouble keeping everything featured but now defeaturing for traffic is happening a lot more. It makes me wonder if the bar has been lifted?
by Marina17 months ago
A month ago I announced some updates to HubScore: raw traffic is deemphasized, reader satisfaction is emphasized, and overall, the scores are a more accurate reflection of the quality of Hubs than they used to be....
by Paul Maplesden21 months ago
Prompted by a comment in another thread, I thought it would be useful to perhaps slightly change the way that we commonly think about changes to hub scores, hubber scores and the like. Rather than see them as a...
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