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.
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.
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.
Dear Faith, thank you for making me not feel so bad about this.
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.
Haven't we been told many times that Hub scores are really irrelevant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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