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Does it get harder to raise your hubber score as it goes up?

  1. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    I'm wondering if it gets harder and harder to increase your hubber score as it goes up. Meaning, does it take the same time and effort to go from 70 to 80 or 80 to 90 as it does to go from 50 to 60? Or does it get increasingly harder?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it gets increasingly harder, but it does take a while and you've only been here 3 weeks. As long as you're seeing an increase, it will continue to rise, especially as more people view your hubs. I think they (scores) play a part in being a nice incentive to produce quality writing. From what I've seen, the more you help to make HP a great place to visit online, your score will continue to rise.

      the scores do vary as paraglider mentions within a few points once you become more established. enjoy HP! welcome.

    2. sarovai profile image64
      sarovaiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome roti. Please read this for the answer.
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#hubscorecalc  All the best.

      1. rotl profile image61
        rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, but that is more about hub score. I am talking more about hubber or author score (unless they are computed the same way). I appreciate the link!

  2. lyndre profile image81
    lyndreposted 6 years ago

    It actually gets easier as your hubs get established and in my case as my writing got better

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting... that's encouraging. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I reckon hitting the 100 is pretty hard.  Getting to 90's seemed pretty easy.

    1. MissE profile image80
      MissEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have been as high as 98 maybe 99....but never 100.  To dream the impossible dream......

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I keep telling myself to forget the score and get on with actually writing some stuff.  After all, the real score is the Google one.

      2. camlo profile image85
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You might have got to 100, but missed it.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Definitely.  I was 100 for just a little while on a Sunday a few weeks back. If we had gone out for breakfast, I never would have known.

  4. Stories Inc. profile image73
    Stories Inc.posted 6 years ago

    I don't know. My score fluctuates a lot lately, and HubScore of individual Hubs is going down fast. The highest was 73 yesterday and now it's down to 70 or lower. Does anyone know why? And how to fix it?

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, the fluctuations drive me a little crazy. Sometimes I do nothing and my score goes up. Then other times I do stuff that really should help and my score goes down!

      1. Stories Inc. profile image73
        Stories Inc.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly. Maybe there's some time in between what you do and its impact, like it takes a day for followers to be updated and the likes, but what can make your score go down if you don't do anything out of the ordinary? Doesn't seem to make much sense.

        1. Paraglider profile image88
          Paragliderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The scores (hubscore and hubber score) are worked out automatically by an algorithm that is never fully explained but contains most of the obvious quality factors. However it also includes a random element, so that you can expect a score to fluctuate by about +/- 5 points even if you do nothing. This is a good thing, because it keeps circulating the top rankers, which keeps the site interesting for visitors.
          But the main thing is not to fret about the stats. Just keep producing the quality and let the rest take care of itself.

          1. rotl profile image61
            rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Makes sense... but it is frustrating nonetheless. I guess I haven't been around long enough to factor in the randomness, but it does seem unfair when I do all the things everyone says should work and my score goes down. It's hard to know what to do when that happens, because you don't know if you did something wrong, especially as a newbie.

            1. Shadesbreath profile image89
              Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Paragliders's point about quality is at the heart of it.  Write every article with respect for the reader.  It can't just be writing by the numbers. The rest is patience for the system to find you.

              1. rotl profile image61
                rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Congrats on the 100!

                1. Shadesbreath profile image89
                  Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks.  Gotta enjoy-em when you can.  Like a shooting star: It never lasts long.  Three days or so tops, usually more like 15 to 30 hours.

                2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
                  Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Hmm.  If you look closely it says 10, and he has drawn the extra 0 on. Never trust an artist.

                  1. Shadesbreath profile image89
                    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Damn!  You spotted that, eh?

            2. livewithrichard profile image84
              livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You have a very defined niche and have written nearly 30 hubs on it in less than a month.  That's a respectable amount of writing but I think it has limited you to a small stream of traffic.  I look at it like this, you now have 29 hubs all in competition for the same stream of traffic.

              I don't know what your goals are but if they are to earn adsense revenue then you are working against yourself.  Now if you were to publish that kind of content all over the internet with links back to your personal website then that effort would be paying off in dividends. 

              The elements that raise your hub scores also apply to your author score.  Uniqueness and quality of content, community participation, and peer to peer associations will drive up your author score.

              Spend a half hour or so each day hopping hubs and commenting on them or rate them. Help filter out the bad stuff.  Commenting will often draw members back to comment on your hubs and sometimes they will become your followers. 

              Diversify your content and share your knowledge base in the form of a hub.  This will increase the flow of traffic.  Outside traffic is more important than internal traffic so having a large following is not a key element.  Having a good understanding of SEO will help draw in the traffic and raise your author score.

              Hope this didn't sound to critical as I'm just sharing advice that has worked for me.  My Author score reaches the 100 mark nearer to the weekends and has never been below the 90's since my first month here so I guess I'm doing something right.  smile

              1. rotl profile image61
                rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Excellent feedback, thanks a lot!

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    It's not really for me to say stuff as I am a newbie too, but then I seem to have acquired quite a high score.  rotl - I notice that at first glance your hubs seem to have very similar titles, and I guess similar content?  It may be that part of the score thing is individuality, particularly when starting with a few hubs?

    All I have done in my two weeks here is written fairly original and different stuff (perhaps random would be a better description), answered questions, done some forum bits, hopped some hubs and left some comments.

    So maybe choosing a different topic for a couple of hubs might be worth a go?

    As I say, it is not for me to comment so apologies if I sound a bit up myself.

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's great feedback. I am going to try to diversify my topic range (and all the rest). You've done a great job in just two weeks, so congrats!

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No sooner have I posted this than I see you have indeed branched out.

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    Well done Shades, at 100 again. It must be at least a year since I last achieved that magical and elusive number, but you seem to do it regularly, (shows what an excellent writer you are). smile

  7. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    I'll tell you what's hard:

    Ignoring it.

    We all know that is the intelligent choice.  The number is meaningless unless it drops below 75 and even then it is meaningless for direct income here.  We should pay absolutely no attention and every one of us knows that.

    To answer your question anyway, I have never found it harder to increase my score, but that's because I have no clue why it goes up and down anyway. I have had days where the traffic is bulging, I'm getting dozens of new accolades and even Adense has increased. I've been hub hopping and helping people in the forums and leaving comments and adding links and.. the darn score drops four points.

    Other times I have woken up after a few days of doing nothing and found it at 99 or 100.  Is doing nothing hard?  Nope.

    So.. no clue.  it is what it is and I wish I could just ignore it entirely, but it bugs me always smile

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lol! Thanks for the thoughts... it does appear to be something of a mystery at times. Would be nice to ignore it, but that's not so easy.

  8. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    If you figure out how to ignore it, please let me know.

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto!

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Trouble is I can't ignore rotl's either now.  I've dropped three since this thread was started.  We're doomed...

        1. rotl profile image61
          rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Lol! I've dropped 6 points since yesterday and all I've done is hang out on forums, post comments, and be a good HubPages citizen. Maybe it's me... sorry for the ding Mark!

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
            Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's funny how in the space of a few back and forward forum posts you can get to liking someone.  rotl - I wish you the very best, you can certainly write well. And I liked your hubpage hub page.

            1. rotl profile image61
              rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Mark, ditto! You've already kicked butt in a short time, so I'm sure you'll be at 100 in no time.

              1. Pcunix profile image89
                Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Don't tell Mark, but a smail group of us have banded together to make sure that never happens.  We don't like his attitude and have been working hard to get him to leave by following him.  I know that sounds counter productive, but if enough of us do it, he'll get nervous and leave.  Just look at the face on the icon - that is NOT a confident person.

                So (and Mark must never find out about this), share his stuff on FB and Twitter and try to get more people to follow him. We will win if we make a concerted effort!

                1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
                  Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  lol.

                  rumbled.

                  1. Pcunix profile image89
                    Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    How did you read that???  I used the No-Mark tags!

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Most eventually reach 100...it never lasts long.

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure it feels good though, even if it doesn't last.

 
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