I have just had a few nice comments on one poetry hub - but the score seems to have gone down. Surely unless the commenteers are rating it down it should go up ? bewidered poet.
Hubscores fluctuate a lot, so I really wouldn't worry about it. Just keep writing and enjoying HubPages.
if your hub is not getting enough external traffic, then once the intitial interest/comments you get from HP die down, your score will also get affected. Even though the scores keep fluctuating, it's best to optimize hubs in a way that they contniue getting steady search engine traffic
thanks for that - but yes, I have hubs that are older elsewhere on here and they are steadily but slowly dropping. This is because I don't do any external stuff yet I expect. This is a little different in that this is a new hub which has gone up steadily ok - then I got four or five comments in a row and the score was lower after than before.
I noted next time I upped someone elses hub and that went up four points from my 'vote'. Weird or wot?
It's probably just coincidence. This Hub explains how the score is calculated:
However your score means nothing outside HubPages, so don't stress about it.
Remember that the HubPages community is very small. You'll get a spike of traffic from Hubbers, then when that dies down, you'll have a long lull until the search engines find your Hubs - if they do. Unfortunately poems don't often do well online.
That's because poetry is viewed as boring and uninteresting I am trying to change that with my style of writing. I will ressurrect poetry you guys wait and see lol...
This is good information. Thank you for asking about the comments. I have not yet had enough traffic to notice a difference yet, but I have just started.
One of the biggest factors that influences HubScore is traffic.
If a bunch of people visit, it gets a teeny boost and when that traffic increase stops, the score will then drop.
The more Hubs you have and the more traffic they draw, the more your scores are insulated from large changes.
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