? mine goes from 86 to 92 then back down again, no matter what I do.
Thanks Justine -
I take it from what you say you cannot see a pattern to it; when it alters.
I'm trying to see if there is a connection between posting on forums and keeping Hubberscores from falling or if it increases it. Probably there is a hub on it somewhere but - I want to see if it has an effect on the numbers for myself.
good luck, I find when I am in the forums alot, I get new fans, then my score goes up for a bit. Then it goes back down. have fun with your expirement, but try not to get too worked up about scores.
this too I think it is really only important if it drops below 75 then you have the whole do-follow no-follow thing to worry about.
I think I have gone thro' the thinking about what the mean numbers thing and come out the other side - less bothered about it.
I just sometimes see people writing good hubs, giving good comments and then beng disapointed when there HubScores fall over night.
So I wanted to see if there is a link to acitvity in the forums - as I have seen my own score increase after an occasional forum post.
Contribution to the community affects Hubber scores but not Hub scores
Why is it so important to post on forums if you are actively commenting on other people's Hubs and writing good quality Hubs for HubPages?
I think it was more to show that hub score (the score of each written hub) is different from author score. or hubber score, the number on your face. Posting in forums will not change your HUB score, but..it COULD make you more noticed, making more people read your hub, then your hub score would go up.
O am not sure I said it was important to post in the forums. What I thought I said was community involvement ie answer questions in the Q/A section comment and rate other Huber's etc. I think there are a number if Higher ranking Huber's who do not participate in the forums.
I'm not sure it makes too much of a difference. I think it's more a contribution to the community overall. if you check some of the top score hubbers, they never post in the forums.
answering questions seems to help, which can be done easily with either a short answer or writing a hub, or even participating in the Hub Mob is answering a question. I've seen days where I participated more in the forums and my hubber score went down.
I say enjoy !
unless of course, the forum posts end up driving traffic and then they tell people about it, and then it gets more traffic...a very indirect on top of indirect scenario!
Your hubber rank is affected by overall website participation.
Commenting on hubs
Participating in the forums
I believe your average or top hub scores factor into it too, but I'm not sure.
I went about a month without participating in the forums, and my score wasn't drastically affected. It varies to begin with.
I found at times where my score was a little lower, I answered and/or asked questions in the "Answer" section, and that bumped it up, but no one factor plays more important role than another.
That would make sense to me Justine and it may expalin why posting in forums boosts your HubberScore but sometimes it seems to happen to quickly after the post to just be that.
If it is that my Hubscore should stay at 90 or 91 or drop for a while after I post. So I wondered if it increases almost straight away if a post in a forum boosts your Hubberscore directly. I may be reading to much into this but I am curious.
That is interesting Whitney - solves another mystrey to as to why so many questions are posted. So if someone wanted to maintain their Hubberscore but not visit forums they could possibly help the score by asking and answering questions.
My hubscore has been all over the map forever. I don't even concern myself with it anymore , its so random. I just keep writin and havin fun. I know around here alot of people base their self worth on their hubscore. Just enjoy the whole thing I say !
Thanks rebakahElle - maybe I saw a connection that was not there. The answering questions seems like a good idea and one of my busier hubs was a HubMob - the only one I ever did. Nice to 'see you'.
Forum participation is genuinely over rated. It matters yes when you're more dependent on internal traffic to your hubs, in which case, being 'seen' around the forums gets other hubbers interested in you. But even in that case, reading and commenting on hubs and answering questions helps more.
However, once you start getting steady 'externa'l traffic, your author score will more or less be affected only by that, and you wouldn't even need to be so active in the forums at all.
why the Hell am I talkng to all you people then !?!?!? lol
hi 2uesday, nice to see you too!
I think MOW is probably correct, the more external traffic picks up, the more it probably affects the hubber score as you are contributing to the community with traffic.
one thing about the forums, not everyone that reads them or takes a peek necessarily is active in the forums.
oh you're funny greek one, who knows??
Mine seems to vary no matter what I do.
I am pretty new here, so I have not found the reasons behind it, as of yet.
Don't worry, be happy
It will move up and down no matter what but active and regular participation on the site and publishing new content will quickly move you into the upper levels of the range.
I think this is going to remain an unsolved mystrey to me - my Hubberscore has increased since my first post here - but I am not sure I can come to any conclusion as to why it did.
Thanks for all the interesting comments on it though it was worth posting to find out what other people thought about it.
Yes Justine, it is odd if I had only posted here, I could have said it proved it was the forum posting that boosted it. However thinking about it I also left a couple of comments, gained one or two fans and posted a couple of new links. So maybe the increase in traffic theory from posting in forums might come into it. I think it is too complex to try to work out, well for me anyway. Nice to 'speak' to you, and thanks for taking an interest.
Hmmm......? What happens to Hubscore in forum? I notice that my hubscore goes up and my fan base goes up too.
However, later, when done in forums and relaxing, hubscore goes back down and fan additions are gone or non-existent.
I know leaving comments on other Hubber's Hubs are good for Hubscore and I do not always leave comments, but most of the time when I enjoy a read, I'll boost it up by rating it up. At least the Hubber gets something from my reading.
That could be the reason for which I am not higher score, but score isn't a factor in why I'm on HubPages. Therefore, doesn't matter.
Just my thoughts on it. Have a great day!
Since none of us knows exactly what goes into any particular Hubber score, we're left to guess about a lot of things.
This is kind of funny, and maybe I shouldn't say it in public, but my best Hubber score (100) tends to happen when I don't do anything for a couple of/few days (how "flattering" is that!). Whatever my score is, it tends to go down when I write a new Hub (and I imagine that's a matter of averaging low-starting Hubs into the overall score - maybe). In fact, it seems to me as if I do anything other than write Hubs my score may go down. Of course, that may just be the delusion of someone who'd like to attribute a decent score to her writing, rather than to other stuff.
Forum participation, for me, doesn't seem to do anything for my score (which to me might say I'm either better off just writing and not spouting off in the forums, or else maybe we get penalized for staying in the forums longer than we should? ) I can see how it may translate indirectly to a better score in some way; but it sure doesn't look to me as if there's any direct and immediate connection.
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