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Newbie - Why is my Authorscore So Low?

  1. balthasarcontent profile image71
    balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago

    Hello everyone!

    I joined a couple of days ago and have posted two hubs ... my authorscore is 18.  I have no idea why.  I've seen spammers on this site with higher scores (usually around 30).  Yet for some reason my score plunged after I posted, and dropped again by a couple points when my hubscore went up a couple points.  I've been proactively commenting and rating on other peoples' hubs and participating in the questions forum.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank you greatly in advance; I'm pretty baffled.

    Balthasar

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Balthascare,

      I am also learning that hubscore goes up and down even for experienced hubbers. Just write more hubs, answer questions, participate in forum and it will go up. Mine goes up and down too.

      1. balthasarcontent profile image71
        balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    You are not the first person to experience this. Give it time, maybe a week or so, your score should soon start correcting itself. I looked through your hubtivity, which seems fine. Active is good, hyperactive is not, so take it nice and slow but keep doing what you are doing.

    1. balthasarcontent profile image71
      balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful, it's great to meet you and thanks for the advice!  Glad to know this is a common issue and should resolve itself.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nice to meet you too, and you are welcome!

  3. KristenGrace profile image61
    KristenGraceposted 6 years ago

    Well now I see your score is 19 so it's coming up!! smile

    I agree 100% with Website Examiner - Just give it a bit more time and it should rise.  Best of luck here at HP!

    1. balthasarcontent profile image71
      balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!  Up to 23 now, I feel encouraged.

      1. KristenGrace profile image61
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lookie now - It's 37!!!

  4. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    The number does not influence anything except outgoing link quality, which is another basic way from stopping spammers signing up and getting high quality links to their sites.

    So the best advice is to ignore it and keep writing and interacting with the community. It has no influence on rankings, earnings or traffic.

    It will rise on its own and if you're an active member you'll probably hit 90 in a few months and won't go below that.

    My score usually varies in a 5 point range.

    1. balthasarcontent profile image71
      balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much!  I wasn't sure how important it was to the algorithms on the site.  I appreciate the info!

  5. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Welcome to HP,  scores do go north and south.. all the time, keep on writing good content and it will keep moving upwards..
    The real deal is to enjoy what you do.. the rest will follow. Hope you have a great time here! smile Best wishes! smile

    1. balthasarcontent profile image71
      balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much for the encouragement!  Great to meet you!

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      Donna Ferrierposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Also, something I just suggested to someone on another thread, make use of the RSS and News Capsules because search engines love to see fresh content updated daily.

      1. balthasarcontent profile image71
        balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that sounds like something I haven't discovered yet.  Thanks!

      2. akeetlebeetle profile image83
        akeetlebeetleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Very good tip! Thanks!

 
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