Has the HP algo changed within the last day or so? My hubscores are dropping all of a sudden, especially the lowest scoring hubs. Or could this be due to a sharp decrease in traffic? Maybe both? I just have a feeling after reading Paul Edmondson's hub that something drastic is happening to address the Google crisis. Anyone else notice?
Mine seem to have dropped a bit, also, but nothing drastic. I think at this point the team is trying everything to raise the level of our work. Unfortunately, many who follow the rules and write well are getting caught up in the numbers. My best hub that has the most views dropped from 100 at one point to now down in the high 80s. Still getting views, though..so who knows?
One of mine that used to hit 100 and get 75-100 views a day has never been the same since January, in hubscore or views. As you say, we will have to get through this knowing that changes are meant to improve the site overall and weed out the rest.
Yep, my hub scores have been drifting down as well. As for Google slamming our entire site, for me resignation has set in. It's also killed all desire to continue work on my newest hub; hopefully I'll snap out of that. And then we got the soon-to-be summer traffic pattern showing up.
Hi Jan, well, my views are really good. I guess, I am still a bit confused as I thought now our individual hub scores are no longer based on views but quality. Google seems to love them but HP is not saying same quality as Google, so hub scores are dropping way down despite tons of views. Hubs that have always been in the 90s now have scores in the 70s and 60s! So something must get back on track with HP, unless I have read the HP weekly emails incorrectly and their new quality standards not having anything to do with views?
Jan, I don't know what's happening, my average hub score is staying the same but I only have two or three hubs in the 90s now, where I usually have around six or seven. My views are down a lot and earnings are stagnant.
Yep, dropping dropping dropping and waiting for the scores to simply fall off a cliff. Updating and improving them seems to only get a lower ranking than previously. I am beginning to think that I am on a "Don't you dare rank any hub on that account above an 80" list. Very demotivating. If earnings are somehow correlated to the ranking than this is not a fair ranking system.
Is HP doing a Google Doodle - reducing scores by 20% so HP hub and hubber scores stay correlated with traffic. Core algo change a la HP. Strange timing. Probably a bug. I remember a long time ago, in a land far away, you used to be able to install a program on a Mac that made a bug image crawl across the screen at random intervals. Lots of bugs at HP!
I'm speculating but I sense that the rating criteria for hubs has been raised, i.e., stricter, tightening up of what deems a high hubscore. I could be totally wrong but when several of my hubs do the same thing simultaneously, my witchy-poo senses tell me something has changed.
Yesterday all my hubs were in the 90s 80s and 70s, but today they are all in the 70s and 60s. I was going to post but glad someone else did. What kind of sense does that make? I guess it is to get us to improve our scores. However, I have already updated every one of my hubs and got my scores up. The problem is thin content from what I read. That is what needs to be dealt with, in my opinion. The article I read says they downgraded the entire site due to thin content. regardless of all other improvements and subdomains It is so sad.
Oh. Thanks for your vote of confidence. I assumed "thin" also included short hubs that aren't informative or how-to. I thought that since the majority of searchers don't read poetry, it gets lumped into less desirable content for Google, i.e., thin.
Strange I am not seeing this at all. My traffic has increased all week and according to google stats tonight is at its highest for weeks.. I edited at least ten hubs yesterday and the only negative has been that my profile score went gone down one point.
Update: Hubscores increasing on the ever-changing roller coaster. Maybe this is now the norm, albeit frustrating. I mentioned above that 16 hubs were suddenly in the 60s after only having 8. This morning it's back to 8. Good news? I don't know. It's Monday.
sallybea, it is interesting that you don't see what most of us are experiencing. Could it be that you have a niche with excellent how-tos? Keep up the good work.
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