Thanks, Rochelle. I also noticed last night as I was publishing a new hub that I had to add EVERY capsule, even though I'd chosen a beginning layout. Weird. Someone else has asked about that, but I've not gone back to the original thread to see if there has been a response.
I was used to starting with a 50 too. One person explained that if people go on the hopper (as your brand new hub is published) and mark it down for a reason, that could lower your score. Also, I read that if you leave off the comments capsule, there is more room for another ad to be placed. Not sure if this is correct, but I read it from others on HP.
Hubs written about topics that have many Hubs and articles elsewhere already written about that topic sometimes begin under 50 as well - this happens in HubMob some weeks, I've noticed. An effective title that mentions a new angle about the topic helps raise it higher.
My comments capsules are still showing up by themselves as usual, though. I'll see what happens today.
Hey Motown, the easiest way to ensure that a hub starts out higher than 50 is to hold on to it for a couple of days and travel to it, check it out-read it and edit.
Even if you do nothing to it, the score will rise. I have published articles as high as 79, just because they sat for a few days. Yes, it does have something to do with the content of the page and how much you write, but that's not everything.
I have the same problem and suggested that the hubscore be calculated after the publish button is activated. The responses were negative. Wish I saw this thread earlier.
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