I wonder if anyone else has noticed that hub scores have to be sorted manually in order to see them in numerical order every time you go to the stats page. Strange, I have never had this happen before.
Yes, Sally, they are all over the place. How odd! It is confusing. I guess these glitches are more frequent it seems. I knew the stats were down for over two days. Then I saw another forum about the stats and another issue. Weee
Mine are doing that, too - and it is really annoying. I have to keep re-setting the list.
I also noticed on my profile page that the options for HubPro / Editor's Choice are gone. Is that new or a glitch, or HEAVEN FORBID have they put everyone in the HubPro? This is very nerve racking, these glitches and irritants.
I saw that when I opened my stats page this morning. The first item I noticed was a 68 at the top! Wierd! I thought that it was my page but I guess that it will straighten out in time. Phew. It is probably due to them trying to straighten out something else on the stats page. Simply click on score twice and it is back to normal.
Hi Christy I think it will prove to be a good change in the long run. Thanks for taking the time to put the record straight. At least we know now that the default is set to stay. Perhaps changes like this one could be announced prior to implementation in the weekly blog! Best wishes Sally
We decreased the influence of traffic deliberately because through extensive research and consulting with Google and others in the industry, Paul Edmondson has come to believe that reader satisfaction is a much better metric to focus on for the survival and growth of HubPages in the future. With that in mind, I don't think it's likely that we will switch back to a traffic-weighted Hub Score any time soon.
It's traffic which makes money for HP and for Hubbers. If readers are not satisfied with a Hub after being directed to it from search, it begins to fall in search rankings (according to Google algorithms) and is not sent high traffic. Most Hubbers realize this and I think Paul E. is the first to notice and worry when site traffic falls. When Hubs receiving high traffic are given low Hub Scores, the best producers of content are disenfranchised from the HP community. When Hubs receiving no or low traffic are rewarded with high Hub Scores, Hubbers receive a false sense of accomplishment and never learn how to write Hubs which receive good traffic. It's a bad system for evaluating and encouraging productive content.
So the hubs that had the most traffic in the last 7 days are listed in order, with the most visited ones at the top? It's a little odd to look at, I liked it better the other way. I could get used to it though.
I agree. I had high hopes when I saw traffic was being recognised as being more important than Hub score. Hubber score is another thing which causes so much discontent here. Are these scores really necessary? Would it not be better to make these visible only to Hubbers and not the public.
Those arrows have a slightly different purpose-- they're meant to illustrate a change in the traffic of individual Hubs. For example, one of your midrange Hubs might experience an uptick in traffic (which you may want to know about) without becoming the highest-traffic Hub on your account. Conversely, if your highest-traffic Hub takes a dip in views, you probably want to know about it ASAP, even if it is still the highest-traffic Hub on your account.
So was I. I published a hub two days ago and it was top of the page and it got an Editors Choice award today but suddenly dropped down the page with the same score. It was only on closer inspection that I noticed there were others not showing in numerical order. At first I thought it had something to do with the fact that it received an Editors Choice Award! Anyway I sorted them manually but they won't stay there, the order goes back to the previous view.
By default, mine were always in order of hub score, with the highest at the top of the list. This is no longer the case. They now seem to be ordered (by default) by seven day traffic, the highest traffic hub being at the top of the list.
Apologies you are correct, I was looking at the daily views. I am beginning to think that it won't be long before we figure out the mystery of hub scores and average hub scores at this rate. I am still convinced the average score is being awarded manually and the scores which make up that average fluctuate between the given average. How do you figure that a brand new hub is given a 90 and the average hub score does not go up?
I think you are right, it gives one a sense of relief to know that those hubs scores never meant anything really. We were busting a gut trying to get the scores higher instead of concentrating on getting traffic to them.
I agree that this is a good thing. In the past, we would have to click twice to see the stats in terms of the highest traffic first. Those are the ones Paul keeps telling us are the best candidates to improve.
This will keep people from being fixated by scores, and will let them see their more successful hubs first. It is psychologically better to see the good news first!
And I won't have to click twice to see what I want to see anymore.
Millionaire Tips I think I could grow to like this idea, now that I have got over the surprise of having them altered without anyone saying a word. It is also a lot easier to think about deleting the ones which are not getting any traffic, not that I am in a hurry to do so. We are definitely creatures of habit, but I am willing to try something different, heaven knows we were pretty fixated on scores instead of traffic.
I'm seeing a similar order, too, Jayne, after analyzing the list last night. Although it's not in perfect order, the hubs that recently received the most views are at the top and descends to the least viewed. It's so irritating to speculate, though. I wish staff would let us know what's happening. Say something, please?
Hmmm I just checked mines and it's messed up also. I don't know what's going on here lately. Maybe, they need a new IT professional because it's about two weeks now and the problem hasn't been resolved!!
Mine hub scores are jumbled, too, but I agree that traffic seems to be the indicator HP is focusing on just now. It would be great, though, to get a few heads-up warnings and some team guidance when they change the cues on us.
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