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Confused about my Hub score

  1. sproquita profile image80
    sproquitaposted 20 months ago

    I posted my first Hub this morning.  It got a score of 71 and was marked as featured.  I figured OK, I got a C on my paper.  Better luck next time.  Now, I see it's still featured but the score has dropped to 62.  Will it now become unfeatured?  Why did the score drop?  Is there some way I can tell what specifically I need to address to raise the score?  I appreciate your help.  Thanks!

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      The QAP re-evaluates a Hub each time it is edited and each time it can receive a different score.  There then may be slight adjustments as the final score is assigned. If you give it a little time, you are likely to see this adjustment occur.

      1. sproquita profile image80
        sproquitaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        My adjustment was pretty steep...  Is there a way to find out what specifically caused the low score.  For my hub, I suspect it's Substance, but I don't know.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
          Matthew Meyerposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to give feedback on each Hub related to the QAP.

          That being said, I reviewed the Hub and here are some things I noticed.
          1. A reader would expect to see a recipe based on the Hub title, but the Hub appears to have a large introductory section that seems unrelated to a recipe.
          2. The Hub also reads like a personal blog.
          3. It could benefit from more detailed images illustrating the recipe.

          This forum is also a great place to get feedback related to improving Hubs.
          http://hubpages.com/forum/category/2885

          1. sproquita profile image80
            sproquitaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            Thank you so much.  Your critique hits the mark.  Maybe I'll take the article off line and retool.  I appreciate your input.

  2. Kelsey Farrell profile image88
    Kelsey Farrellposted 19 months ago

    I, too, am having problems with my hubscore. I was at an 89 and for whatever reason has been dropping consistently no matter what I do. I'm not at an 84, which is frustrating because from my understanding I am no a "no follow" hub. Can anyone take a look and help me figure out what exactly is going on?

    1. Colin Quartermain profile image86
      Colin Quartermainposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      From my understanding "no follow" is to do with outbound links not the hubs, it just means the outbound links wont get any credit on search engines.

      1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
        Matthew Meyerposted 19 months ago in reply to this
    2. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      HubberScore are largely a reflection of the quality of an author's Hubs and their resulting HubScores.

      So much if it comes down to how your Hubs are doing with the site QAP.

      You can find more about the QAP here.
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#quality-assessment

      Here are some general tips for creating great Hubs.
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … y-of-a-Hub

      Try to aim for an 8 or higher on this table.
      http://hubpages.com/help/hub_hop_table#informational

      You can email us at team@hubpages.com if you have any further questions.

  3. MariaMontgomery profile image84
    MariaMontgomeryposted 19 months ago

    Welcome to HP, Spirota. I just took a look at your hub. One thing I would suggest is that the recipe be moved to the top, just after the 2 intro photos. Every recipe has a story, but most of the story should come later. You could tell a little bit the story of this recipe first, then give the recipe itself, but definitely move the story of the Dodgers & Yankees further down the page. I hope this helps. BTW, I did not see a follow button on the hub, but it is still there on your profile page. Good luck.

    1. sproquita profile image80
      sproquitaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much.  Will do!  I don't know about follow buttons.  I'll investigate.

    2. sproquita profile image80
      sproquitaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I made your recommended change.  I think it's better.  Thanks.

  4. MariaMontgomery profile image84
    MariaMontgomeryposted 19 months ago

    Opps, I just now saw that it was Kelsey who was concerned about being a no-follow.

  5. MariaMontgomery profile image84
    MariaMontgomeryposted 19 months ago

    Kelsey, your follow button is alive and well on your profile page, at this time (6/4/15). My hubber score keeps jumping around, too. I think it may be based on the number of views  our profile pages get each week, and that varies, too. We can't please everyone, huh?

  6. Kelsey Farrell profile image88
    Kelsey Farrellposted 19 months ago

    Thank you all for the insightful tips. I'm hoping to see my score balance out soon. It just seemed so weird to continuously drop from a decent score to a no-follow in the course of three days. We'll see what happens with some edits, I suppose. Thanks all!

 
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