Methinks I spoke too soon.
I'm back down in the low 70s.
I'm really at a loss now, because I have deleted links, added links, added content to several pages, and created half a dozen new hubs in a new group, all to overcome the original suggested problem that my first 10 Hubs were all on related topics and therefore linked to a small group of external sites.
My score did go up to over 80, briefly, but I am thinking now that might just have been because of the recency effect from updating all my pages and making six new ones, and not due to anything I did with links after all.
I've gone and looked at pages by people with really high Hubber scores, and some of them are nothing but plain text! So clearly adding in images, video, links and feeds doesn't really make that much difference.
I'm a bit stuck for what else to do, really.
It took me a good few hours to produce six new Hubs, and I don't want to put that much time in all over again if it isn't going to fix the problem.
I like writing Hubs, but I do have a business or two to run as well!
And if my Hubber score keeps sinking due to things outside my control I'll lose motivation pretty quickly.
If someone tells me for sure that it's links causing my problem, and that it's worth my while to produce another half dozen hubs with no links in them at all, I'll happily do it.
All my Hubs except the one published today rate over 60, and more than half are over 70, so I am apparently producing good quality Hubs.
Any other ideas anyone?
I looked at one of your first hubs, and it has six links to your site. All you had to do is to cut this number down to two. As well as several other multiple links on the same page. And watch its hubscore climbing...
I'm not staff, but I have some experience here, and I'm sure this will solve your problem...
Misha is much more experienced than me so there's a good chance he's right. I'm just wondering, could duplicate content be a factor? Is some of this material also on your website?
The various parts of our story have appeared on our site and in articles, but I don't think that's what's doing it.
As I understand it, I would be told on the page if duplicate content was an issue.
I must have missed some links, Misha - I don't remember ever putting more than two links to any one site on any page I have created! I'll go back and look again.
Unless you're talking about the RSS feed? Each blog post that shows up in the RSS feed has its own link, but surely an RSS feed doesn't count as multiple links? Otherwise everyone who puts an RSS feed on their Hub would be penalised, and we'd all stop using them.
Mind you, come to think of it, none of the really high-scoring Hubbers seem to use RSS feeds.
Administrators? Should I take away my RSS feeds?
Yeah, I just went there one more time and looked more carefully. I'm talking about this hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Business-Ideas-For-Kids
Yes, it is probably RSS capsule you have there, and if this is the case, then no, it shouldn't affect the hubscore. Hubpages are smart enough to account for this. Let me take a look at some other hubs and see if I can come up with something.
I found three links to one site here, clearly not RSS: http://hubpages.com/hub/Young-Entrepreneurs
I suspect there could be others, too.
Other than that I don't see anything alarming in a handful of your hubs I looked at I think you just need to check them all carefully, cause even a single "spammy" one will weigh on your hubscore heavily...
Isn't that weird? That's one of my highest scoring Hubs. I've taken out two of the links, and I'll watch what happens.
I'll recheck all the other Hubs, too.
I wish there was a way to SEE what the problem is, instead of guessing and watching and hoping ...
Don't worry about your hubscore, Inspire! It will take care of itself, and this is no competition.
I discovered one thing, if it's of any help:
If I let my hubs be, and let visitors come to my site, the ratings go up automatically. When I'm busy creating new hubs, especially if I have about five or six pending ones, my score goes lower, in a kind of dilution.
If you go around posting comments and ratings, your personal score goes up. Just try it. Just like life, I think!
All the best.
A lot of my hubs have a lot of text, but having a wider variety of content seems to do better for me. I write for a few different sites and while I do link to them from my Hubs, it's only one or two links per Hub. I do use RSS feeds, but I often limit them to show just a few links from a site, not a half dozen.
Participation on the site as a whole does effect your HubScore, and I think a lot of people don't take that into account. I often read over the latest Hubs list while drinking my morning tea, and that small amount of time is probably more than a lot of people interact with and use the site.
Once you've got good content, it really comes down to traffic. From my experience, high-scoring Hubs not only are well-developed, but have hundred to thousands of visits per week. And it's not just pageviews from traffic that you need, but thumb's up and comments and people clicking on links. I sort of think of Patrick Stewart's Capt Picard from Star Trek... "Engage!" To me, it's not "if you build it they will come" but "when they come, will they engage?"
"Participation on the site as a whole does effect your HubScore, and I think a lot of people don't take that into account. I often read over the latest Hubs list while drinking my morning tea, and that small amount of time is probably more than a lot of people interact with and use the site."
I'm posting at least half a dozen comments and forum posts a day, flagging dubious content, and giving the thumbs up when I find a good hub, but my Hubber score is still slipping.
I don't know if I'll ever get thousands of page views a day
My topics aren't exactly the "blockbuster" type!
P.S. I need remedial help in using the quote/reply function, evidently!!
First of all welcome to HubPages Inspirepub
I think you´re to much anxious for some one who has arrived here only 6 days ago.
I also thought that when I start hubbing but right now I already know that it takes time. Wait a couple weeks and you´ll see
You know, I wish HubPages did that automatically. Several times I have clicked on a Hubber and wanted to see what they have written on a particular topic, and all you get is a few - "latest", "hot", etc.
I'd like to see a full listing, ideally sorted by group, on each Hubber's profile.
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