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Ignore my hubscore: Who else here are in the same page with me?

  1. Lovely  C profile image68
    Lovely Cposted 18 months ago

    so I joined 3 or 4 weeks and I've published 8hubs already.. I really don't understand how overall hubscore fluctuates and drop and continue dropping which I know I am not the only one who is confused about this..

    but on the positive side,I don't reakky fret about it..I love to write and I'm here coz I want to write..yes my score is an additional confidence booster but I don't take it as anything major.

    1. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      good to hear that you think positively. It took me four months with 50 hubs to start earning the money

      1. Lovely  C profile image68
        Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        peachpurple,..good to hear that a lot of us here experience the same way...but honestly I felt down at first ,..what I did is write more,.I know I do have a long way to go

        1. peachpurple profile image78
          peachpurpleposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Yes write more hubs, the green topics, related to health, recipes, money, go green, yr traffic will shoot up

  2. Kimberleyclarke profile image85
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 18 months ago

    I feel the same as you Lovely C.The score is nice, even though it fluctuates...so do I!

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      isn't it confusing Kimberleyclarke..?how it fluctuates but it's the way hubpages works...we all have to deal with it and do something positive out of it

  3. Thelma Alberts profile image82
    Thelma Albertsposted 18 months ago

    Yes, the hubs and profile scores are really a good motivation for us to write. I tried to ignore them too and think positively that this is still the best site I am in.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      my overall experience here was great Ms. Thelma Alberts..And maybe one day my hubscore will go up eventually..ignoring it makes it easier for me to concentrate on things I want to write about

  4. Beaddoodler profile image81
    Beaddoodlerposted 18 months ago

    As hub scores are calculated on an algorithm, I don't worry about them.  I find they go up and down depending on a number of things, traffic and interaction being two of them.  You've been here a short time.  Keep writing and interacting on the forums. Concentrate on good quality content and don't worry abut the scores too much.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      thank you for the encouragement Beaddoodler...that is what I am actually doing,.concentrating on my content

  5. Michael-Milec profile image61
    Michael-Milecposted 18 months ago

    Trust yourself, have confidence in what you do. Scoring is not our concern, it is "theirs."

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      yes you got that right.....it is not really my major concern...I just write because I love doing it...well I know to myself I am not really good at it though,but I will keep on doing what I love and be better at this...thanks for inspiring Michael-Milec.

  6. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 18 months ago

    As a new writer here (or even for the not-so-new) Please Don't fall into the very real human trap of getting wound up out of the frustration of not knowing or understanding all about any scores here. If you do worry, then the next step will be one of beating your intelligence, confidence & yourself up.

    In saying that, I'm also mindful that 6 years ago I (and others) was asking the same questions as you and many others are today. I think that very point along with the 6 year timespan of still not providing a fully transparent & logical explanation to intelligent writers just highlights HR management shortcomings and reflects squarely on HP rather than individual writers. They simply choose Not to... end of story!

    Personally, I still find that style of HR quite insulting and certainly Not a reflection on a writer's ability etc. when 'measured' by a non human process... In this particular aspect of HP's process they have allocated the day to day scoring of human writers to an algorithm, they (algorithms) have extremely bland, impossibly boring personalities and take absolutely no interest in how people feel or think.

    That said, (the bit that winds me up) an algorithm is designed and programmed by a human, so therefore does exactly what that human asks of them.
    Instead of getting demotivated by this practice I find it best to totally ignore the 'machine' and focus my scorn and frustration upon the personality and management abilities of the programmer!  big_smile
    Hope this makes sense and helps to allay any concerns you have about yourself...
    Do your best, that's the best you can do ~ To any human on this planet that should never be criticized or frowned upon!  After all, in this modern fast paced, changing world even an algorithm is going to be flawed after 2 years of operation  smile
    Take care.... Rob

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Rob....interacting with  fellow hubbers like you is a great help...it means a lot..

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        My pleasure, I know it's not an easy process when you've stepped out a totally different set of habits. Keep your chin up Lovely C... you'll find you'll learn something every day... and you'll really enjoy the day you achieve your goals... I'll come over and read you tomorrow... it's 04.27 am Sun here ZZZ's are in order
        Take care.

  7. 67
    Jeffspenposted 18 months ago

    I literally just started today and I already have 55 points.

    Is that good? I didn't even know this site gave points for posting. Now you've got me curious, I'm going to investigate a little further.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      yes hubs are scored individually..you can look at it ,go to My Account..you'll find there your stats ..and we have overall hubscore as an author..but just like what our fellow hubbers say,and its what I'm doing too is too ignore it.....

  8. greenmind profile image89
    greenmindposted 18 months ago

    Hubscore really means nothing as far as I can tell. Keep writing and publishing and the score will take care of itself.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      thanks greenmind..My hubscore is to be honest not a concern at all..at first it was but after a week of going through different hubs,I noticed it really doesn't matter  whether you got 100 or 50

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Actually, that's not entirely true.  It means nothing in terms of earnings, but it definitely is a signal from the team that tells you where your work stands on their scale of 0 to 100 on any given hub.  If you read the learning center, you will find a section that discusses these scores and what they mean, but basically you should shoot for a hub score of 70 or above on any article you write.

      When it comes to hubber score, you need to keep that score at 85 or above or any link you have in your articles will become "no follow", which means they will be useless.

      The standards for hub scores are clearly listed, and they give you guidelines right on the editing page in the upper right hand corner to show you what you should do.

      The catch is that you can have a hub score on a given article that meets or exceeds all requirements, but it still may not earn a dime!  It's a very strange system, to say the least!

      1. Lovely  C profile image68
        Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        thanks TIMETRAVELER2..you're advice is noted..will definitely check on it...but when it comes to stay on the 85 range as a hubber score it is definitely a goal to work on to..and I am positive I will get it...I am not a native speaker nor a professional writer but this is my passion and I'm working hard to be better at it..I always believe that nothing is unattainable.

        but for now as a newbie here,,I don't want the scoring system get into my head,,I focus on my writing..

        thank you again!..it helps when you learn from your fellow hubbers

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 18 months ago in reply to this

          I will tell you that your English is quite good for a second language speaker, so you should do well here.  I do advise you to take the time to read the info in the learning center as it will save you a lot of reworking later.  I made that mistake years ago and paid dearly for it.

          It's great to have a love of writing, but it is also great to be financially rewarded for it.  Most of us here love to write, and while some, like me, did not come here to earn, I can tell you that it really feels good to have someone pay me once in awhile for all of my efforts.

          I wish you the very best here.

          1. Lovely  C profile image68
            Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            thank you..
            and Wish you all the best too...

  9. lisavanvorst profile image77
    lisavanvorstposted 18 months ago

    I enjoy writing as well. I appreciate when others comment on my work. I haven't made any money and although it would be nice, it is not the only reason I write.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      we are on the same track on that lisavanvorst.....
      but just like some hubbers say..to be rewarded sometimes for our work is a good thing

  10. EdTecher profile image81
    EdTecherposted 18 months ago

    Although I've been publishing on HubPages for several months, I somehow missed the importance of the hubber score.  For me, it's having the follow links that help boost other content I promote on the web.  Now that I know 85 is the key number, it will be my goal.  But I can certainly understand how that number would not be significant for many hubbers.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Mine fluctuates between 84 and 86. It is causing my website to go up and down in the search. Before they lowered so many scores, I never had to worry.

      1. Lovely  C profile image68
        Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        well mine as well Barbara Kay..now we know we have to shoot for 85..(smile)

    2. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I guess the key is to write more hubs and increasing it's quality everytims..scores will follow...thats what I've learned from this forum...

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        The trouble is that it doesn't always work. I've noticed though that commenting on other hubs seems to help up the score. Many of the people will comment back. Finding the time for all of this is the problem.

  11. alikhan3 profile image90
    alikhan3posted 18 months ago

    Nope not exactly ...... sometimes they usually go up when your traffic rises or your activity increases.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      yea..I have noticed that too alikhan3..

  12. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 18 months ago

    Looks like HP is seriously picking on my other account. First time it's been below 90 since the profile score revamp. I am saddened and once again feeling unloved. Oh well, at least my Sunday traffic wasn't that bad (relatively speaking).

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      There was a period a few weeks ago when all my hub scores dropped, probably an average of 10-15 points.  This then reflected (I presume) on the hubber score, which also dropped about the same. 

      Then scores began to rise and now the hubber score is 100 and has been for days.  Longest I've ever seen it that high.

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        It's the mustache. I've got one, too. Maybe I should change my avatar.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Now, you may be on to something here.  Women will have a problem, but that isn't my problem!

          1. Pearldiver profile image86
            Pearldiverposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            I'm sure most women are aware of the problems associated with a moustache...
            But still they enjoy being loved without problems.

            <sorry I am unable to upload the image> Oh well... visualize  sad

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 18 months ago in reply to this

              I'm not sure I want that visualization...

      2. brakel2 profile image86
        brakel2posted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Your writing is over the top. Congratulations. I have come across several writers, unknown to me, with 100 scores recently. Maybe we are all on the way up with writing skills.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          Now you're making me blush.  Thanks, Audrey, but I don't think score has much to do with writing ability.

          1. colorfulone profile image88
            colorfuloneposted 18 months ago in reply to this

            What do you think helps the most with a HubberScore of 100? 
            Any tips @wilderness?

    2. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      congratulations wilderness ....you are probably an example that scores can up relatively...and I think colorful one is right,maybe you can share to us some tips how to get 100..or maybe an article about it..

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Well, being as I noted the low score, decided there was nothing I could do that hadn't already been done, and sat back to wait, I doubt that an article would do much good. 

        I HAD updated most of my hubs a while before, trying to make them more mobile friendly, but that's it.  That, and make a nuisance of myself on the forums! smile

        1. Lovely  C profile image68
          Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          yes..ive read that editing your hubs will help

  13. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 18 months ago

    I have been in the nineties all six years and now I'm in the upper eighties. I m not happy at all!

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      and is there anything you have noticed Stacey which caused your score to go down like that?coz I am taking notes from here..

  14. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 18 months ago

    I have always been in the nineties and now its dropping each day ; down to 87. I'm not happy andhave been here almost 7 years!

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      same here Stacey, I started this forum I was on my 75 now I dropped to 72..well as long as HP allows me to stay it really not a big thing for me...I'm glad that as early as this I know how scoring works..its more on the traffic they said..

  15. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 18 months ago

    Happy hot dog. My main account somehow made it back to 90.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      that's good to hear !! congratulations...

      1. paradigm search profile image80
        paradigm searchposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Alas, back below 90 it is. I am once again unloved.

  16. Carb Diva profile image88
    Carb Divaposted 18 months ago

    I have read your hubs (just now), and they are very well written. I especially liked the one about dealing with the loss of a loved one. I too am mystified at times (actually almost ALL of the time) by the fluctuation of hub scores, how my hubs are evaluated, and what my hubber score means.

    The bottom line is this--if you enjoy writing and are gaining pleasure from the work you are doing, keep going. Don't worry about the score.

    You write very well. The only thing I can offer in a way of offering suggestions is that your hubs are rather brief. Think about ways in which to expand--write more, add photos, etc. But please--don't stop writing.

    1. Lovely  C profile image68
      Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      thanks carb diva...I am actually writing on my next hub and I make sure its a bit better this time..I only get to use a computer once a week coz I don't have one ..and when it comes to pictures I don't have my own..so I'm still discovering new ways and sites that has free and quality photos

      1. Carb Diva profile image88
        Carb Divaposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        I have found many helpful photos (which are free) at morguefile.com.

        1. Lovely  C profile image68
          Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          thank you for the suggestion....I will do surely check it ou...

      2. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        You can also use photos from Pixabay and those from Wikipedia with a license for free use. Try the Library of Congress and other government sites. Many of these are in the public domain.

        1. Lovely  C profile image68
          Lovely Cposted 18 months ago in reply to this

          thank you Barbara..I greatly appreciate every suggestion you guys gave me...I know I still have a long way to go but knowing that there are my fellow hubbers like you willing to give me and advice..I won't go wrong...thank you

 
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