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Ugh, The old question about plummeting Hubscore

  1. Hovalis profile image88
    Hovalisposted 8 years ago

    I'm rather perplexed about a hub I published today. I've since unpublished it because it was starting the affect my overall hubberscore. But I was after some advice so that I can work out where I went wrong so that the same thing doesn't happen in future hubs, and maybe I can fix this one.

    I've never had a hub fall below 45, and they have all risen above 50 and even my most awful hub, written when I first started here, sits at around 58-59 most of the time. Currently this one is hovering at 38 and falling.

    The hub is on a fairly popular topic at hubpages, so that shouldn't be much of an issue.

    It has:

    1. three capsules and at least 400-500 words. (one extra capsule added after I took the hub offline, admittedly)
    2. Two pictures, one of which was added when I took it offline and did another edit, thinking it may have been about quality.
    3. The only outbound links are in the 2 Amazon capsules. Other than that, no outbound links at all.
    4. All my original writing. It shouldn't have triggered a duplicate score.

    I'm at a bit of a loss as to why the score would be falling so rapidly. I think it was at about 49 when I published it only 4 hours ago.

    Can anybody think of anything I have missed, or give me some pointers on how to increase the score again?


    When I wrote this hub up initially I had a spelling mistake in the title, and therefore the URL. I didn't realise it until I had written up all the content. I copied the content onto textpad and then deleted that hub, before starting up another with the correct spelling in the title. The content would have been almost exactly the same, but with a few spelling corrections, and a picture added, and the Amazon modules added. Would this have been enough to trip the duplicate content filters, even though the original hub was deleted? It's the only thing I can think of.

    I've just gone back and removed all the content from the original, misspelled hub, by the way, just in case that's the reason.

  2. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    There was a bit of delay in processing some of the components of HubScore for new hubs.  I'd suggest just republishing it, and giving it a bit of time.  One hub with a low score isn't going to move the needle on your author score much when you have 28 hubs.

    1. Hovalis profile image88
      Hovalisposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I know I'm most probably worrying unnecessarily, it's just that I've never had this happen before, and so dramatically. It seemed strange, usually the scores move up or only slightly down before moving up. I think it's a bit of the perfectionist in me taking over. I'll republish it and see what happens.

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    Iðunnposted 8 years ago

    paul, I used to never use ads and it never mattered (at least to me :p )

    and then when I came back I did, but mostly because I figured I use you guyz space and it was the least I could do, what do I care. 

    then  most recently, I was told by a hubber, as you know, that she objected to me using ads "just cuz" apparently and I thought well who cares, I'll make her day and just never use ads which frankly I don't like on top of my unpoems anyway.

    but now I look at my scores and I think... didn't I read that not using ads detracts from them?  or am I remembering that wrong? 

    because if so... I'm going to have to disappoint that girl and use ads again if not using them is this negative and she'll just have to keep flagging me for bad poetry.

    *edit to add, I fixed with ads for now, low 40s for a fairly read and commented on piece indicates a need to use ads and I have corrected, unless you say that had nothing to do with the score when you get back to me.  I'm satisfied and I can live with the constant flags I guess, if you guyz can. thx - j

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Whether you have ads on or not does not affect your HubScore.  As the total quantity of hubs has increased it has slowly pushed the average and the median hub score down.   Today's 70 isn't quite the same as a 70 six months ago or a year ago.  We may adjust the distribution to try and correct for this effect a bit at some point ...

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    Iðunnposted 8 years ago

    ah, well it's a bit late for that, but good to know.  I may take them out laterz, then.  I settled for making them medium, because I didn't like them on top of, next to, surrounding in full my little unpoems.  I felt it detracted.

    thx for the clarification.  I just never put something up and watched it sink to 43 or 44 while it was being read and positively commented on before yikes

    it kind of freaked me out.