Perhaps I am over thinking this but I need to ask. How are "scores" calculated? How does a Hub that has been nearly 500 times score 10 points lower than a Hub that has been read only 90 times? Anyone has any thoughts? Thanks!
The score is calculated using a combination of things. One of those things is an algorithm that uses variables we, as users, don't know and won't get to know. It also uses data from human beings hired through Amazon Turk who read and assess the hub, probably using criteria similar to that used in the hub-hopper system. Try hopping some hubs and you'll get a feel for how that works.
Views were reduced in importance because a good piece of quality writing is still a good piece of quality writing even when it isn't getting views.
One thing to note is that hubscores are not equivalent to grades in school. If you think of them as school grades you'll drive yourself batty. A hub can have a score of 100 and drop to the eighties overnight without changes to it. A grade of eighty-something is a poor one in school but it's actually OK as a hubscore.
If you concern yourself with writing the best quality content you can that is intended to please your human readers, you need not concern yourself with hubscore.
I believe that hubs are evaluated by readers hired by HP who evaluate our hubs according to how they like/dislike our work, and instead of encouraging us Hubbers, they say with the score yes I like it/no I don't like it.
Kylyssa's explanation is excellent. I couldn't have said it better.
I stopped paying much attention to Hubscores or Hubber Scores a long time ago. Unless the score is really low, they don't matter all that much.
Good info, all...and thanks for your input. I guess I was curious because scores seem to fluctuate day to day, even if they are/are not read. It makes it hard to evaluate the quality/response to hubs with such uncertainty and ambiguity.
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