I have had a few hubs moved to various niche sites with hub scores ranging from 69 to 87. I feel I have much better hubs remaining on the original site than some of those selected to move, especially my latest which was a very basic poem (though it did meet the guidelines.) Is there any correlation between those articles deemed worthy of a high hub score and those seen as worthy to move to the niche sites? It appears not. I imagine more recently published hubs are given priority even if they have reasonably low scores.
That kind of sounds sad. You would need to have a well written hub with searchable titles I would assume.
My experience is similar to yours. Two of my highest traffic hubs have scores in the 70s. They were both moved to niche sites early on. Their traffic has picked up, but not their scores.
I've had a few of my hubs moved to a niche site within 1 day of my posting it on HP, long before they could measure traffic. So I don't know if having high traffic is the sole criteria. I think meeting the quality standards and maybe having some unique content that fits the niche and adds something new is more important. Check out the niche site before you write so that you can see what is there and then offer something unique.
High traffic was the main criteria for making the initial selection of Hubs to create the niche sites.
They are now considering all brand new Hubs as they are published. If they're judged suitable they are moved immediately or within a week or two. Traffic is not a factor in that decision for obvious reasons.
I have the feeling that hub scores and hubber scores are becoming less important. My most recent hub has a "?" (question mark) as a hub score, and I thought that was a little odd-- it's been a month, and it was accepted to a niche site immediately, so I must assume that they are debating about giving it a 99 or 100-- .
I will add that my hubber score is somewhat lower in the past few months has gone down-- even though my views and earnings have increased by quite a bit.
That may be due to your followers I would think, wouldn't you?
I don't think you can draw any conclusions by comparing new Hubs with existing ones.
When they started the niche sites, they said they were choosing high-traffic Hubs, not high-scoring ones. Once they'd transferred all the high-traffic Hubs to a niche, they looked at the overall structure and then picked more Hubs (with a bit less traffic) to fill out categories that were under-represented.
They are now looking at existing Hubs to move to the niche sites, but they haven't said what criteria they're using for that, I assume it would be the criteria they've stated and not HubScore.
Now, when you write a new Hub it is assessed and if it meets the criteria, it goes straight to a niche site. Nothing to do with the score or (obviously) traffic.
They did once say that new pages need an 8 or better, on their scale, to get moved to a niche. I reckon that was in an email.
So saying scores do not matter is unlikely to be true. Unless they have changed their minds.
My latest niche hub has no score-- just that ? mark.
That question mark means it hasn't been assigned a score yet. Usually, a score turns up fast (less than half a day), so if it hangs around too long there is some kind of glitch.
The only question marks that I have in the score column are for pages I have never published. If you are sure you published successfully (no connectivity issues) then complain!
I would report it as an issue in the technical questions section. Staff will be sure to read it there, but might miss it in a thread like this.
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