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How on earth does an unpublished hub (saved draft) get a rating?

  1. stanwshura profile image67
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    I'm working on my latest hub, but ran out of time and energy last night before finishing it to any decent quality.  So I saved it unpublished.

    It has a 49 right now.  But if nobody can read it, thus rate it, where does such a number come from?

    Thanks again.


    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The number will go up the longer you let it sit there. I dont know why though, maybe someone else can answer that one....lol

      1. stanwshura profile image67
        stanwshuraposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I don't know - there was one draft I saved - and only as a back up to a back up to a post it to a voicemail sent to myself to remind me to call Dr. so and so.  I wrote it to help me organize my thoughts and be more efficient with communicating my "issues" - as doing so in real time is extremely hard - AND ONE OF MY ISSUES! lol

        Anyway - it sat there for quite awhile before I started paying some serious attention to my hub account this week and added some truly original content, started mingling in the hp fora, and (swallowing hard) completely deleted some hubs.

        You gotta understand - I'm a genuine hoarder.  As in - it's part of my OCD and I take real medication and I really do "hoard".  And in this 21st century, that means voicemails, drafts, emails (inbox 49,947) STOP SNICKERING!! - and yes, even some hubs that were real stinkers (according to general opinion - like, rated in the 30's).

        I was just curious.  If I get off my butt tonight, maybe I can finish and publish it.  But given the scope - it's gonna be long and personal....so who knows..... smile


        1. CMHypno profile image89
          CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Many hubbers used to deliberately leave their newly written hubs unpublished for a few days until the hubscore rose.

  2. Jbaks profile image71
    Jbaksposted 5 years ago

    I would love an answer to this question because I've been wondering as well
    I'm a new hubber and  I saved a draft of my first hub with only the title written, no picture, no body and still got a score.....

  3. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    I have noticed that hubs left before publishing do tend to rise in score. I can only guess that the visits you make to the hub as you work on it, which show up as visits may help the score, But I am not sure about any other factors that influence the score of a hub prior to publishing.

    It is best not to be too concerned about Hubscores as sometimes people feel upset when the score of a hub drops and they cannot fathom out why, when they have expected the score to rise.

    BTW Jbaks - You will need a Hubber score of 70 and a hubscore of 40 for the hub to be a do-follow, that is all you need to watch score wise.

  4. sofs profile image86
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    The worth of the keyword in your title plays a huge role in the hub score initially though, later other factors come into play. It is not as if any title/hub sits there your hub score rise to the contrary.. you with find hubs with poor keywords going down to a score as low as forty. I hope this sheds some light on the discussion though this is not all there is to it.

  5. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Hubs start at about 50, and go up or down from there.