I'm under the impression (based on what others have said at one time or another) that one person voting one Hub down doesn't have a whole lot of impact if other people read the Hub (and maybe vote it up or at least don't vote it down). I could be wrong, but that's what people have said at different times.
Votes have a minimal effect on HubScore, but do not have the same result as flagging. When a Hub is flagged, admin gets an alert to review it, lots of flags alerts them that something is seriously wrong and they review it faster.
My understanding is that rating up or down has a very temporary effect on hubscore (it will only affect the hub for 24hrs) and only in a very minimal way (maybe by a few points). Obviously if lots of people rate up/down the hubscore will go up or down by more as it's cumulative, but it's still only temporary.
Rating a hub only counts once from an individual IP address, so someone cannot come along and rate it lots of times (well they can if they want to but it will have no effect), as only one rate will count.
hubpages has a home page which is found in the search engines that shows the hubs in order of their score starting at 100. The generic searchers can read hubs that are hte most popular for that day. This means that by voting up, you are assisting the hubber to recieve more generic traffic through the home page for hubpages. Its all good, if you consider hubpages gives top scoring hubs preference when visitors go to the hubpages homepage. So vote away and help a hubbber get more traffic.
What I've noticed is that most people don't bother with the ticks. Sometimes they'll tick the 'thumbs up' just to be kind. I think something would have to be particularly bad, i.e. in bad taste, to get a thumbs down. Haven't seen one of the latter yet.
Just noticed that the Hub score decreases after a period of time, I know learning all the time. Also noticed your overall Hubscore goes up and down, so what does one do to make them get higher or just remain constant ?
This is what I have observed with my hubscore. After publishing a hub and leaving comments on other hubs, I get lots of traffic but the hubscore falls by the hour. When I stay away from HubPages for a few days, and the...
It's been pointed out on another thread that the voting buttons probably mean people are LESS likely to use the "share" buttons.Hubbers like to support other Hubbers and it's all too easy to hit the voting...
Mine fluctuate, regardless of the amount of views, votes (up/down), and feedback. (I'm talking about hubs that have been published for a period of time)? I've searched & searched, and can not find an explanation....