While obsessing over a hub's first few days after publication, I've noticed that ratings will often -- quite often -- change, even when traffic is static.
A hub's rating (and the overall rating for me) will go up or down, though none of my hubs have seen additional traffic.
Sometimes a hub will get a few more page views and the rating will go down, but there are no flags or anything like that -- no comments, either.
I'm just curious as to why.
Is there a detailed description of how ratings are calculated somewhere?
I've looked, but cannot find one.
Thanks for helping out a new hub-guy.
No, not really because then scores could be gamed.
From the HubPages FAQ
The amount of time a person stays on your hub could be a contributing factor.
Pure speculation on my part, but if you had 5 people check it yesterday and left as soon as they came it may not have the same effect then having one person today who sticks around long enough to have read every single word in your hub.
It's not exact, but it is detailed. Though it still doesn't have all the answers: My hub on HubScore.
by Simone Haruko Smith4 years ago
We see HubPages as the ultimate place online to publish long-form, media-rich resources. To make sure that people who visit our site get the same impression, we are doing everything we can to let our best Hubs shine.Our...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns2 years ago
I chose to not have my stuff pinned on Pinterest, so I do not know the answer to my question. I am just curious. Do you feel that Pinterest, with recipes, images, and other pins, diverts traffic from your hubs?...
by Paul Deeds6 years ago
New Hub Warnings - We now display automated warnings on hubs identified to be in areas where rules violations are common. These are the first step toward implementing some of the rules changes described on the HubPages...
by Janis Leslie Evans4 years ago
Hi,I published this hub last night. This morning, I see a blank space where the "H" for featured usually goes. I've never seen this happen before. Is the hub being moderated for some reason? I have not...
by Paul Deeds8 years ago
We just deployed a few changes to HubPages. The biggest changes are:1. Q&A short answers - You can now answer questions with either a short answer or a hub, and answers can be voted up or down by the...
by Ann Hinds2 years ago
As I plow through the lenses to become hubs, two of them I edited do not show the change date of the edit although the updates are visible. Since I am using the date to keep track of the edited lenses, I keep re-editing...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.