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Why does my hubber score go down when I publish a hub?

  1. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago

    Every time I publish a hub, my hubber score goes down a point or sometimes two, and I would have thought the HP would want me to publish more hubs.  But, I guess that is not the case. Maybe that is why so many hubbers are jumping ship.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, dear Shyron, it does happen almost every time one publishes it seems.  It is discouraging for sure, but then the hubs will pick up traction is seems after people have had a chance to view it. 

      It does almost make one not want to publish, but then if you wait too long to publish, your score will drop too.  I know when my score is up in the 90s, I am almost hesitant to publish as I know it will drop a point or two, but then I wind up waiting too long to publish and it drops drastically all of a sudden one day after a period of time has passed. 

      Hugs

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It needs time as the Hub goes through the QAP to see where the Featured Hub will end up. You may go up or down, depending on the Hub score.

        1. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
          Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Kevin, it helps to know why scores are going up and down.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            You are welcome Shyron.

      2. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
        Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Dear Faith, thank you for making me not feel so bad about this.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago
    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Linda, I have that bookmarked.

  3. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    It is a very fine line Shyron. Mine usually goes down a point or two after publishing a new hub then corrects itself in a day or two. Depending on what the hub is it ill then either go up or down....if poetry it will stay down unfortunately that's why I try to follow a poem with an article.I guess we just have to live with this, and as they keep saying , don't let the score worry you.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image86
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Jodah, thank you for that info. It helps to know that.

  4. profile image0
    bobtyndallposted 2 years ago

    Haven't we been told many times that Hub scores are really irrelevant.

    1. aesta1 profile image92
      aesta1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If the scores are irrelevant, why are they there? Sharon, I am happy you put this up so I now know it is not just me grappling with this.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        To urge everyone on improving grammar, spelling, comments, editing before publishing, etc. Being more active, writing more Hubs, and remembering things like the Hub Hopper.

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    bobtyndallposted 2 years ago

    I don't know what the purpose of Hub scores is. No one seems to know. If you look at past conversations you can see the same question was asked at least 3 years ago. The only thing that really matter is how much traffic you get to your Hubs. Everything else is irrelevant.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    HP knows what those scores are for, how they are calculated, etc.  Consider them to be like a Top Secret Gov't Project!  HP will never reveal the why, the how, to us!!!

    We go to the learning center and FAQ page, and the scores do just the opposite, which means go down instead of up.  You can have a hub score of 90 today, and see it drop to 60 tomorrow.

    I took a hiatus for a year, and my hubber score that is on profile was higher when I did nothing and I mean nothing; my hubber score was higher than it is now.

  7. Dressage Husband profile image79
    Dressage Husbandposted 2 years ago

    The Hubber score appears to be based on the overall average of your Hub scores plus weightings for things like commenting, hub hopping, asking questions, answering questions etc. etc.

    The reason your Hubber score drops after publishing a new Hub is caused by them starting at 50, which is lower than most Hubbers average score for their Hubs. After the QAP the score will go up (usually) as well as after the Hub Hopper gets going on your new Hub.

    Your new Hub is also being affected by people viewing it voting up and down as well as their opinion ratings. Due to the number of factors it is never possible to say what exactly causes any issues. Just aim for a 90 ish Hubber score (above 85 is what matters here) and a good overall Hub score average. 75 plus would be good. If you can keep the figures above those numbers or close to them then the only things to be concerned about are traffic and conversions, and making sure you do not violate HP rules.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Right on.

 
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