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Hubscore fell from 86 to 70

  1. clivewilliams profile image77
    clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago

    I notice a great fall in my hub score. Could you point out the main reason why my hub score has fallen so dramatically. I don't do spam and most of my hubs are in the 70's and 80's. Then i read that authors with hub score below 85 will have no follow link. Is this just to get rid of some authors from hub pages?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Mine went from 95 to 85 overnight. I am wondering about this too.

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Paul left the link above to the official form post.  We updated the Hubber Score algorithm yesterday.  Marina goes into detail about the change; it's probably best to leave any questions or concerns in that forum.  I know it's hard to adjust to these changes, but 85 is still a very good score.  Don't be discouraged.  I suggest everyone take the advice I gave to Clive, go back and edit your highest traffic Hubs.  Barbara, you provide a lot of great information to HubPages.  Thank you.  smile

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Robin, Thanks for answering.

    2. peachpurple profile image76
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      i had been reading that we have to edit our highest ranking hubs. Why not editing the lowest ranking hubs?

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Edit your highest traffic Hubs.  These are the Hubs that are being seen by the most readers and your edits have the most impact.  smile

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Clive:  I took a look at your article about keeping dogs happy and saw that you had numerous grammatical errors and also you gave no credits on your photos.  Also, you had a photo of President Obama, so obviously you did not take that one yourself...yet, again, no accreditation.  Your layout is crowded...too many photos and/or poorly placed.  On the other hand, it is a good article that, with some editing, could become a stellar hub.  Hope this helps.

      1. clivewilliams profile image77
        clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        thanks

  2. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    Mine went from an 84 to an 80 in less than 48 hours.

  3. moonlake profile image87
    moonlakeposted 2 years ago

    Mine went from 95-96 to 87 in 24 hours. I haven't been in the 80's in many years. I'm ready to get out. I haven't been able to be on here as much but it's something that couldn't be helped.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe if you write a note to the headmaster and explain your whereabouts, you will be excused.

      1. csmiravite-blogs profile image85
        csmiravite-blogsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Sed Me:  I checked your article about Mrs. Green and saw that it appeared to be more of a blog and  than a hub.  Also, you did not divide it into capsules and had only one photo.  The story was terrific, but if you wrote it from a different angle and made some edits, this could be a great hub.  An article about how teachers help kids would work better, and definitely, you need more photos, and your first one should be full width with text on it and a caption that repeats the title more or less.  Loved what you had to say though, so give it some thought.  I think you have a good one there...just needs some work.

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    Have you considered that topics like marijuana, defending your sandwich and "big feet snot giants" may not be as valuable to Google and readers as they seem to you?

    I think you need to consider removing topics that get advertising turned off (drugs are a sketchy subject matter) and the Hubs that are about things other people aren't looking for advice about.

    1. clivewilliams profile image77
      clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      LOL..big feet snot giants. hey what can i say, sometimes a guy just got to defend his sandwich

  5. Paul Maplesden profile image90
    Paul Maplesdenposted 2 years ago

    There was an algorithm change yesterday that significantly impacted hubscores.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129577

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That makes me feel better.

  6. Beaddoodler profile image80
    Beaddoodlerposted 2 years ago

    How confusing.  I logged on this morning to find mine had risen 5 points and I haven't done anything but fix a broken link the day after I was notified of it.

    1. Paul Maplesden profile image90
      Paul Maplesdenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Please see the thread I linked above; it explains why your hubscore changed.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Beaddoodler, You should give yourself a pat on the back. Everyone else is complaining that theirs have gone down. You must be doing something right.

  7. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 2 years ago

    Clive, if I were you, I would stop writing for a while and go back and fix up my Hubs.  I'd start with my highest traffic Hub and work my way down.  Have a friend check your work for grammar and read the Hub out loud to yourself.  I found quite a few grammar mistakes in the few Hubs that I read.  Make sure you only have high-quality, legally used photos and do research to add content.  If you chose to opt out of editing, then you have the responsibility to make sure that your Hubs are top notch because your Hubs affect the success of Hubs by other authors and vice versa.  Good luck!  smile

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Reading a Hub out loud is one of the best things a writer can do. It will give you a good idea of whether the writing is making sense to the reader. Generally, it's a good idea with all writing.

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I totally agree with the reading aloud and revisiting.  I've been revamping my own website lately. It's 12 years old and some of the older pages - holy cow! All I can say was I was cringing as I was going through lol.

      Writing is one of those things we never master.  No matter how many times you go over something; you will find mistakes or something you can make better.  Fortunately, the more you write the easier it is to find things to fix.

      I've noticed on my websites, as I've improved sentence structure and grammar, while also making my pages more mobile friendly - my traffic shot up considerably. 

      Hopefully overhauling hubs will have the same effect for those of us with falling scores.  I know hubs I wrote 3 years ago suck compared to my current hubs! Reread, rewrite.  In another six months or a year - do it again! I find myself cringing every time I go over something that is older.

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I have had the same experience with my Hubs!  I just went through my Hubs with the lowest HubScores yesterday.  I had unattributed photos, products that never saw any sales because they weren't helpful to the reader, outdated information that was way too general, and content that was not up to standard.  Some of the Hubs I edited and others I unpublished. 

        It's amazing to me the change that has happened over the last few years.  In many ways, I think Panda was a good thing.  It is forcing writers to up their game and write really good content for the reader that is free of spammy elements.  HubPages as a whole is still not good enough; we have a lot of work still to do!  Thanks for doing your part, Christin; I know it's been a bumpy ride, but we are trying our best to iterate with the times and create a site that is well respected.

  8. firstcookbooklady profile image83
    firstcookbookladyposted 2 years ago

    mine went up a point when i deleted two hubs that had no traffic

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I had the same thought about  getting  the low scoring hubs off and use them someplace else.

  9. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    I unpublished three product hubs and lost a point......can't remember ever being this low sad

  10. lisavanvorst profile image79
    lisavanvorstposted 2 years ago

    My hub scores fluctuates all the time. You need to be active on this site, even if you do not write new hubs you should at least comment on other hubbers and in forums.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      As per the link already provided this is not a fluctuation but a change in how scores are calculated.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Being active no longer counts towards hub score.

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I am living proof of that. lol

 
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