My title should have read another hub author score question .
I have noticed this hubber that puts up a lot of hubs, however, they are all very short, most less than 100-200 words. The type of hub that can be put up in less than 15 mintues. And, the majority of their individual hub scores are in the 50-60 range (a handful in the 70-80's). Yet, they consistently have a hub author score of 96-97. I know there is a lot of factors that determine your hub author score, but this particular hubber's author score seems high based on the quality of their hubs. They may participate in the community a lot, I don't know. Or, maybe the more hubs you create, the better? Even if they are low in content. This puzzles me.
Janet, welcome to the club, I wish the HubStaff would give more detailed information as to what affects the Hub Scores. It doesn't seem to be consistent at all...I work hard on my hubs and rarely get above a 98 total hub author score...I don't dwell on it, but I would like to understand...
I spend a lot of time on mine, too. I have always been a firm believer in quality over quantity. I realize our scores are not as important as how much traffic our hubs are getting and how much money were are earning. (that is if you are here to make money. I realize some are here just to write). I will take a lower hub author score and higher earnings over a higher hub author score and lower earnings any day. And, I can't imagine that the hubs of the hubber I am referring to here is making much money with their hubs since there is so little content. Of course, I don't know their stats, so I could be wrong.
On a side note, I am not as active in the community as others are here, so I know that affects my score.
I'm probably one of those guys. I have an author score of 96 currently but my best hub rarely stays at the 90 level. What I know is that my hubs are ranking in the search engines for the keyword phrases that I'm targeting.
When I first publish a hub, it goes down at first and slowly rises. Some of my hubs go as low as 46 but they rise eventually.
Kudlit, I wasn't referring to you! Your hubs have content. Plus, a 90 hub score is difficult to achieve anyway, but most of yours are in the 70-80's. I also notice you are active in the community, so a 96 seems right for you.
I believe in quality over quantity.
I write about what I do professionally so I am always conscious that my students, readers, and business colleagues are reading every word.
I don't treat hubbing as a game, but perhaps others have the competitive urge to keep beating their (and others) latest score.
My aim is to help people through what I write.
I don't treat hubbing as a game either. For me, it is part of my job and contributes to my monthly online earnings. And, since scores have an impact on how often your hubs/profile are displayed on Hubpages, it is something I like to take a look at now and again. Per Paul, "The higher your scores, the more and better links from within HubPages your profile and hubs are going to get -- which is likely to mean more search (and other) traffic."
@Herald Daily, thanks for the link.
Publishing quality Hubs
Commenting on Hubs from other authors
Making requests in the Request section
Answering requests from other authors
Actively participating in the HubPages Forums
Since they do not disclose how much weight each of the above factors carries, it is still a guess. I suppose it is possible that you can churn out lots of low content hubs, yet be overly active in the community and still get a high author score.
Here ya go!
The Secrets of HubScore and HubRank
Guess it's not a secret anymore.
The topic has also been discussed in numerous forum threads.
Hope this helps demystify things.
Yes Ive wondered the very same things
Participating in Forums (while fun) shouldnt be reflected in over-all score ,then again dont think that determines earning ability so no biggy ( good to have some light relief)
To be honest I thought blogging was much easier ,you know write then post ,but theres all those fiddly bits ,analytics, traffic,
url's ,codes ( goodness knows what Ive copied an pasted too)..or where its ended up.
Just when I think I get something , it seems I didnt lol
Thank you for the link. It was very helpful.
I'm one of those lucky ones who has hit 100. I worked my tail end off to get to that point have discovered that the algorithm is so screwy that I don't understand it at all. Some days I literally sit back and watch my hub rank climb. I don't post on the forums, edit previous hubs or post anything new. What I *do* is comment on other hubs. I read more. I wander around Hubpages and spend my time spreading a little bit of hublove. Then, some time in the end of the evening when I'm floating at 99, I publish a new hub.
I can't say for sure, but I do think that there is something to the frequency with which you publish a hub and/or the quantity of hubs that you have. I have fifty now and will soon have 51. I'm not rushing (any more) and I really do work very hard on each individual hub. My best hub has hit 100 on one occasion and usually sits is the nineties. I really did think this made a difference. My average hub score is 76 these days (and goes up depending on how many high quality hubs I have published).
All in all though, I don't have any more clue than you do and have noticed that there are some people here who's hubs I *love* who never seem to make it over 95 and others who don't seem as strong reach higher.
I guess it's complicated!
What kind of external promotion are you doing? Relying on hubber score works if it remains high all the time (first five pages or so) but if you're struggling with your hubber score I would probably do external promotions. I think your hubs are great!
Jeeez you are all crazy, if your hubscore is above 90 and you just keep posting hubs that attract good adsense ads you just sit back and wait a year until it really accumulates. My hubscore means jack shit to me but what means more to me is whether the google ads relate to my hub.
Good thinking ,had forgotten how relevant that can be.
My first hub ( Long Distance Relationships) saw Google put up a Muslim Dating Site , I just assumed it would be English speaking etc.
Can we suggest advertisements?
I have not published a lot of hubs since I'm also busy working in the private school.
Last week I got frustrated because my Author score started falling from 95 to 94 the 93 then 91 then 90 to 89 then 88.
Those times, I was just studying what will happen to my adsense earning, and I found out that even if I had only an Author score of 88 I had high adsense earnings, than when I had at author score of 95, and 90.
My analysis to this is, publishing a lot of unquality hubs doesn't really count. I believed in quality than quantity hubs. But of course as time goes by you'll get an accumulated quality hubs.
I'm just wondering if those hubbers with less than five hubs in the rank of Author score 90 up is earning well in adsense . If there are please tell us if its ok.
For now I will be observing again my rating because I'll be away in hubpages for 3 days. I think that would be on may 14 to 16. I'll see what will happen to my Author
score if it drops or be maintained. And also if my adsense earning will drop, increase or be maintained also.
badco, speaking from the top I can tell you: it makes a difference. You'll get more traffic and more traffic means more clicks. I should be getting my first check within the next two months.
You're right, if it's over 90 you're doing fine. But if you're over 98 you're going to drive more traffic to your profile and therefore to your hubs
We all prosper here, when the hubpages community stays strong and continues to attract traffic and new hubbers. Because that's how hubber command central makes their $$$. So I bet that's what the hubscore algo reflects.
I really don't spend a lot of time worrying about other peoples' hubscore. Because you have no idea of the offsite promos that hubber is running. You don't know how many backlinks they've generated for that "simple site." How many blogs they have cooking. None of the programs that you can use to look at a webpage's backlnks are that accurate.
You also don't know how much traffic they generate for the hubpages community through the search engines. Or how many hubbers they brought in through referrals. I would think that would affect a hubscore as well.
Fair point but more traffic doesnt mean more clicks if your adsense ads are not related which recently I have been annoyed about because google seem to be throwing out crazy ads. Well done if you are going to get a cheque in two months, that is great work !
This is such an informative topic. All the things I have been wondering about have been addressed. Why even some things that hadn't come to mind were explained. Thank you all for taking the time to post your thoughts.
This hub score thing can become an obsession. Its like being back at school. Everyone wants to be the best in the class. But here the teacher won't tell you the rules. Cruel robot...
All very good points. The bottom line is that it would be comforting to know that quality written hubs that bring in good se traffic are appreciated here and scored accordingly. When I see a hubber churning out hubs that are less than 100 words that I could write in 5 minutes and they consistently have an author score of 97, I wonder. But, Nelle, you are right, without all of the info/stats, you really can't analyze other hubbers scores since you don't know the whole story.
It's probably good that we don't know the algo. It would be like kids in school focusing on the test instead of learning.
As long as you personally are getting what you want out of hubpages, that's the important thing. And Janet21, why don't you make a few shorter hubs and see if that does bring your score up? Might be fun for you to find out?
I've written quite a few hubs that I've taken time over and thought were good. A lot of them get a reasonably good amount of traffic - I'm getting about 400 views per day in total at the moment. But I've always had a fairly low author hubscore and the best hubranks I get hardly ever go over 90 - even for hubs that are the top of their category. I wish I knew why I get such low rankings.
I'm not sure if my score was ever right. I have mid 80's profile score, I get a lot of traffic, I have a good solid fan base and clicks,I also have a lot of hubs with quality(takes me forever to research that stuff) and should be a mid 90's with all that in mind. Plus, my profile stat show only one spike and flat line all other days, not accurate by far....
I have been wondering about this too... the score can become an obsession I guess!
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