Can you tell which is good? A high number or low number? I have a 60 score. But I dont know how I got it. Should I be paying more attention to these numbers, because I'm not making any money here. What am I doing right?
Mine is 60 but it has jumped recently since i started adding the little blue lines of text,i usually add 2 per hub and dont put them in the first couple of paragraphs as it may lead to someone clickng and moving on to a different hub.
I've only been here 2 weeks. I haven't done anything. Maybe the more you do, the lower the score, and that's a good thing. I'm at the top of the Google roost if you type in "South Carolina peaches + Thomas Jefferson." Could that be it? See? I don't know what I'm doing or talking about. I should check "cat fleas + Mussolini." Maybe I'm beating everyone there, too. I'm afraid to look. Now I'm scared. It looks like hubkarma may be a measurement of stupid keyword pairings.
Ha ha same here Marisa. I wondered why mine had gone from 7 to 37 in 2 days. It's probably because no-one on here has written about Boston lol Doesn't it have something to do with your activity on the forums and commenting on other hubs too?
I'm not going to get crazy about it. it's simply an incentive and I have found some perfect hubs to link to. but on some of my hubs, it simply wouldn't work well. when we were testing it, I remember Paul said to use it wisely.
Mine is 38. Whoever said it was just one more number to obsess over was right, but I intend to ignore mine. I can't use the tool, it gives me script errors, and I'll link to other hubs, manually, if and when it suits me.
Probably the kind of thing that would have been better off without a score attached. Statwhores are just going to jam links into their stuff now to buff their ratings, and cheapen what a real link really means.
I hope this isn't another example of commercial interest driving quality down with it's bar graphs and charts.
Don't get me wrong, I like the easy link finder, but most of the time, the articles aren't relevant to the use of a term or phrase. To just jam it in there for score buffering would be insulting to readers (should I happen to get one, lol).
People are already too focused on their scores over the quality of the writing.
You know, I truly believe it is supposed to be a good idea. But I've been an online gamer since, well, they used to call them MUDs and MOOs, let's just say that.
What I can tell you is that when an online ... entity ... develops a new system of scoring, the guys who do numbers will game for high score, not honorable play. (Just look at the bulk of this conversation now. Nobody is going, "Gosh, I need to read more hubs and try to find really amazing links to make.")
Which is possibly fine. But in my nearly three decades of this sort of the thing, the more numbers that are applied to try to measure and predict what "quality" is in a HUMAN user-place, the more it becomes a joke of manipulation.
And again, I'm not bagging on the idea. I'm just saying, I've watched so many really great things slowly get eroded by applying measurements trying to figure out/predict/guide "what is good play" (good writing) when, the reality is, quality at some point becomes something you can't measure. It's a measure of the humans doing it. You give people scores, they shoot for scores. At the very least, let the reasons be silent, let people discover success through doing things that deserve to be successful.
Quantifying everything lets the left-brained manipulators bypass the core of what is supposed to matter, and, for a time, will look like it's working. Then, suddenly, the shell colapses because the framework eroded while everyone was watching how shiny the surface numbers were.
This might make me sound like a nay-sayer, but I only write this because I do care.
You explained it very well. You just made me very proud of my score, now that I know how I got it. Thank you for making the hub writing process so clear to me. I'll continue to wait until I really have something to write about. In the mean time, I love the forums.
I'm not making any money. That's not why I write or joined hubpages. I just love political debates anywhere I can find them. Can I ask you questions if I do get interested in making money? I have to write 10 hubs first, is that right?
I have no clue how to make money on here, lol. Don't ask me. I'm like you, I write what matters to me, when it matters. I've been here for 2 years and haven't got 70 hubs yet. Only make about $13 bucks a month.
I keep telling myself to write some commerical hubs--I even almost start them all the time--but I just can't do it. Makes me feel dirty. If I have a product I truly care about, the hub will just pop out of me (like my 13th Warrior hub I just wrote - way behind the marketing potential for the dvd's but, it mattered for whatever reason, so... out it came.)
Stick to your integrity, imo. Real karma doesn't have a hub or a score attached to it. (Bad money making advice, but, if when we die and anything matters, maybe it will.)
I don't pay that much attention to scores. I have been pretty generous in linking to other hubbers throughout my stay here, though. My Karma score is at 90 right now, whatever that means.
I don't think the dropping author scores are related to the link tool, either. I've recently had the same thing happen shortly after leaving comments on hubs. In fact, I left a few comments yesterday, and dropped from 97 to 93.
I agree with Sunforged about the possibility of a percentage type equation....because as someone was trying to figure out earlier in this thread, the subject of HubMob hubs popped up. Two of my best performing hubs are HubMob hubs. However, that's 2 hubs out of 310 published hubs. That's a much smaller percentage that someone with 2 HubMob hubs out of a dozen or so.
I haven't played around a lot with the links tool.
It was 46 until I began to link some of my hubs and it has now changed to 47. I believe I am enjoying this, now if I can find time with going through all of my hubs that is going to be even better. lolololo
I'm probably not going to pay much attention to my karma score, unless it's starts directly effecting other statistics in a major fashion. I understand why HP is doing it, but I just don't see it necessary for me to do it, unless the other hubs I link to warrant such a link.
I kind of wish there was an option to be exempt from the karma mechanism - where it wouldn't effect you in any fashion. I'm not trying to be a party pooper, but I already have enough to consider while creating a hub (content, backlinks, seo, etc).
Yes, these are special glasses that allow me to see into the minds of HP, and with that I can properly surmise the reasoning behind the karma. On top of that, I can see through people's clothes! OMG YAY!
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