After writing and having your hub approved you are given a score...is this pertaining to quality or traffic?
The score is achieved through a rating system called the Quality Assessment Program. It is both actual readers through Amazon's MTurk human outsource and through HP bots guided by algorithms. They combine for that rating. At question and in dispute at times are those readers with their subjective views influencing their opinion.
In contrast is their objectivity of the structure and quality of content with focus on language usage, substance, and mechanics like grammar. Admittedly my experiences leave me guessing many times. Traffic influences rating much latter with its gains and losses. When the Hub reaches a point of stable sometimes 6 months to year later that fluctuation is up or down 2 or 3 with my experience. But, like LeanMan points out low scores do receive at times immense traffic. That leads to SEO techniques and principals that I am still learning. There is good advice here in the forums and hubs available on that to receive greater traffic.
The thing to keep in mind is that the hub scores are in no way equivalent to school grades because improving the hub will not necessarily improve the score and may make the score worse. It threw me at first because anything less than a 95 in school was a bad grade, one that required study and effort to fix and improvements in my work invariably produced improvements in my grade.
They have very little meaning because a hub with a score of 100 can have a score in the seventies in a few days without any changes made to the hub. Editing out a typo may drop your hub score significantly even though the hub is better rather than worse after the typo has been fixed.
I guess my point is not to worry about the scores unless they are so low the hub loses its featured status.
Both by all accounts if you read the learning center.
These scores have been long disputed and discussed by Hubbers and the consensus of opinion generally seems to be - "who cares"..
People have low scoring hubs that get loads of traffic while hubs that score highly are completely ignored by the search engines - at the end of the day the only real measure of your hub is if you get readers...
I think the high scores have something more to do with how unique the content is. You know, if you're writing very thorough pages about a very obscure subject you will likely get a high score on the page....but think about that, very obscure subjects don't get much traffic - so having a high scoring page is in no way a promise that the page is 'good' insofar as earning money from goes.
I think the initial one is for quality because you normally receive it even if you have zero views on the same.
I want to thank everyone that commented-I have always been curious about this.
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