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.
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.
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.
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! 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 Take care.... Rob
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.
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.....
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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..
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..
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.
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
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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