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My HOTD hub has a hub score of 68

  1. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Anybody got any ideas?

    http://hubpages.com/food/How-to-Make-St … Tea-Recipe

    It's already been edited to a fare-thee-well.

    Kind of getting tired of it dragging down my profile score.

    Meanwhile...
    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/images/news-items/coffeecup1_37061_1.gif
    Happy Monday morning!

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      You may want to start out explaining what it is and why you take it. I think you  can switch the capsules around.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks! You are right.

    2. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Are you sure you want a genuine response?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        My original intent was indeed to mostly poke HP with a stick. lol

        However, the responses here have been incredibly productive and awesome!

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Hub of the Day seems to have no relation to score. In fact, on of my HOTDs was later unfeatured for Quality.  I'd be more concerned whether it gets traffic than what the score is. Some of my best hubs have low scores.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Well, that pretty much confirms my then-and-now theory. big_smile

  2. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 8 months ago

    Happy Monday to you para. I remember this hub, saw my congrats comment to you 21 months ago! Time flies here at HP. Here are my suggestions:

    1. Title: Choose one or the other between "with" or "from"
    2. Remove the subtitle "Introduction." Replace it with "Make Your Own St. John's Wort Tea"
    3. Make all images full width; change up repetitive captions ("These beautiful flowers make a great tea," "This medicinal plant has helped many people overcome depression.").
    4. Read the entire article slowly and check for small typos - they add up.

    If your hubscore does not go up at least 7 points, I will eat my hat. No, maybe I'll help you edit another hub. smile

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      I have never trusted people who wear hats, or simply have access to them for eating, but that is pretty good advice.

      It is a friendly, easy to read page but a little eccentric. I remember Simone Smith once talking about 'over-caffeinated, hyperactive titles' and at the time I was pretty sure she sure she was thinking of PDS, lol.

      1. janshares profile image87
        jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        LOL, chuckle. I miss Simone. Thanks, Will.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        I wear hats and am proud of it, caps actually.

        It's what I do, but I'm getting better. big_smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Janis! I shall implement every one of your suggestions.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    This has become an excellent morning, off to do some editing.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      An update. All changes successfully perpetrated. I anxiously await HP's and Google's verdicts.

      Thank you again, everyone.

  4. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 8 months ago

    You now have a pixalated image.

    How about this:
    https://pixabay.com/en/photos/?q=St+Joh … in_height=

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      You are right and HP agrees with you. With my eyes I am unable to tell which one; first, second, or third from the top?

  5. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 8 months ago

    The first one is a little fuzzy, the second one is entirely pixalated, the third one is fine.

    Past midnight here. My final contribution. Best of luck...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks. May awesome dreams be yours. big_smile

      Update. Pics all better now, leastwise the HP warning has gone away. How'd the heck did I miss that anyway? Oh, well.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image81
        Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        That's what friends are for here at the Hubpages.

  6. DreamerMeg profile image87
    DreamerMegposted 8 months ago

    Are the photos all of the same plant? One typo in first pargraph, "you" instead of "your". What about a photo of a capsule in place one of the flowers or even a video showing a capsule being dismembered or whatever you do to them?

    1. DreamerMeg profile image87
      DreamerMegposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Lol, I see I have a typo in my response!

  7. Jesse Drzal profile image81
    Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago

    Little Tuesday morning slow jam for my Hubpages peeps..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyTpu6BmE88

  8. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Well, sports fans... It's been 10 days and the aforementioned hub now has a grand slam hub score total of 69. If the thing wasn't getting decent traffic, it'd be out of here and on my website. I might just transfer the critter anyway.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image81
      Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      When I edit, or get Mturk views,  my scores go up 5 or 10 points. They end up usally in the same range anyway in the end.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Yep, editing for the purpose of raising a hubscore truly is a waste of time; which means our profile scores are pretty much locked in as well, leastwise as to the upside.

        1. janshares profile image87
          jansharesposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Sorry to hear it didn't help, para. I was so sure it would, maybe because it usually works for me. I think the algo for hubscores changed after subdomains were eliminated, even more so after the new sites launched. I used to have a lot of hubs in the 90s. Now most of my hubs are in the 70s, my HOTD included. So I don't think editing doesn't work; it just doesn't work like it used to with the new algo. [If I'm wrong, HP staff please tell me]

  9. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    There is also another factor to consider; what was considered an HOTD back in the day is now considered a PoS in year 2016. After all, the critter didn't make it to the niche site while my other hub did. Then again, maybe they never bothered to look at it because of its crummy score.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image81
      Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Hard to say. One of my beverage articles has not been selected but my three pet ones were..they just have not gotten to some perhaps. These sites are flying out right now. .I do know that you don't need an extremely stellar score to be picked. Mine that did hover in high 70 low 80's. I think I have some dud hubs dragging my overall score down. Whatever. Me not's terribly concerned over it.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Me neither, I just felt like ranting about something. big_smile

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image81
          Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Oh I know that's cool! I just like the good convo..

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            There used to be a lot of that around here. Seems like nowadays anything on the main page not strictly business has pretty much disappeared.

            1. Jesse Drzal profile image81
              Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              We're bringing it back then.

 
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