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I must have made the HubPages ranking tools angry

  1. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    My profile score is a 1. Does it go down to zero? It had dropped and just when I thought it wouldn't get any lower... boom!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is what did you in: smile

      Too many of these:

      4 hours ago LoriSoard is now following ---
      4 hours ago LoriSoard is now following ---
      4 hours ago LoriSoard is now following ---
      4 hours ago LoriSoard is now following ---
      4 hours ago LoriSoard is now following ---
      4 hours ago LoriSoard is now following ---

      HP really becomes perturbed by that. smile

      1. LoriSoard profile image80
        LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the info. I had no idea that would lower your score. I find it perturbing that I'm not allowed to follow people. I guess I'll just resign myself to the fact that I have a score of 1. LOL

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Here is what I periodically do:

          First, I go to: http://hubpages.com/my/activity/hubbers … der=latest

          Then, starting at the bottom, I work my way up the list; checking each hubber.

          If they have been completely inactive for 2 months or longer, I unfollow them.

    2. rbe0 profile image59
      rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think your first mistake was making a thread and calling the people who set your score "tools". keke

    3. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your profile number says 52 right now. smile

  2. Max Dalton profile image82
    Max Daltonposted 5 years ago

    I haven't been around here long, but I've never seen one below 30. No clue how you managed to do that. Is any of your content copied directly from somewhere else?

    1. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did have someone steal one of my articles I had written as a sample for a supposed writing gig. I didn't realize it until I went to post here and it said it was copied content. Did some research, contacted the person's host and it got removed. I also removed the article from here, though, so I'm not sure if that could be it.

    2. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is a good question and welcome to HP~ smile

  3. dipless profile image85
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    That is quite impressive, I've only seen scores that low by people who have no activity. Not that I have any clue how to rise it, I just use the site and hope for the best :p

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Precisely the same here! big_smile

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It means you are doing something the Hubmonster really doesn't like. Spam, over-following...?

    1. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't spam people. Following people might be it, but I really just wanted to support people who supported me. However, I'll lay off following anyone for a while and see if that helps.

  5. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago

    Lori, You are suddenly following a lot of people. Have you actually read ANY of their Hubs?  When get alerts that the people you follow have published something new, do you go and actually read at least a few of those new Hubs?

    If your answer is "no" to either question then why in the world are you following so many people?  How can you keep up with their writing if you follow so many? 

    OR... Are you doing it hoping that they follow you back? If that's the case, you are "gaming the system" and THAT, my friend, is what is pulling your score down.

    1. urmilashukla23 profile image81
      urmilashukla23posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I do not have good score also. Wishing you the best!

    2. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Glenn,

      Yes, I've read at least one of their posts and commented on most of them as well as rated, etc. However, it does sound like that might be part of the problem. I guess I won't be following anyone for a while and see if that helps. Urmila, hope you figure yours out soon, too. It's very discouraging.

  6. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Thanks to those who've tried to help me. I think it's the following thing. I was trying to be supportive of others, but maybe that was a mistake in this case.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You aren't "supporting" anyone by following them.

      You should follow people you want to read.  Period.

    2. SweetiePie profile image85
      SweetiePieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A lot of us hubbers support each other by being friends on Facebook.  We even have a couple of groups where we share our hubs, and other blogs we write.

  7. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Thanks so much. I really think that is what it was. I spent the afternoon going through and unfollowing inactive hubbers and a few others. Hopefully it will go up over time. Otherwise, I may wind up with a negative number. LOL

  8. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Lori,

    There are only two actions you can take as HubPages user that will drop your score right down to the floor.  Posting nothing but duplicated content or mass following people.  And since your Hubs aren't coming up as dupes on Google, you can be sure it's from following too many too fast.

    1. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, guys. I really do think so. Will let you know if it comes back up now that I've removed those.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I hereby declare this thread the LoriSoard Hubber Score Watch. I am curious as to how long before HP forgives and forgets. big_smile

    Score currently still at ONE. (12/28/11, 8:13 am, HP time)

  10. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Ha ha ha. That's hilarious. Will be interest to see, that's for sure. Still at ONE, by the way.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And 17 min. later, now at TWO! big_smile

    2. Rosie2010 profile image83
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lori, your author hubscore is now 2 !!!!  Yay!  It's a start.

      1. LoriSoard profile image80
        LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wooohooo! I doubled my score. LOL

        1. 2uesday profile image85
          2uesdayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          2X2=4 well done Lori, the score is going up !

  11. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    It's 5 now.

    We should start a pool as to when it hits the magic 75. big_smile

    I'll take Wednesday, January 4, 2012, HP time.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image92
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dang it, that's what I was going to take...  Okay, I vote for 1/3/12 PST.

  12. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Yes! It is definitely climbing now. It is up to a 6. It was in the 70s when I started until I did my follows. Would be nice to inch my way back up there. We'll see.

    Lori

  13. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    15! It's moving right along. A kinder, gentler HP. big_smile

    1. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wooohooo. It may just reach those 70s again some day.

      1. Sinea Pies profile image85
        Sinea Piesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Lori, I'm glad I saw this. Mine isn't nearly as drastic but I was at 86 pretty consistently (would love to have it higher) and in an hour's time I dropped to 80. That concerned me. I wondered what I did wrong.

        1. LoriSoard profile image80
          LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Sinea,

          Was it the following thing for you as well? I had no idea. Glad I came here and asked.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    18

    Anyone wish to talk?

  15. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    28

  16. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    30!

    The sun is rising...

  17. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    33! LOL

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image88
      Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      34!

      1. Millionaire Tips profile image88
        Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        36

  18. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    @LoriSoard

    Your rate of ascent has slowed. Other tune-ups may be required. Just a thought. smile

  19. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    I suspect you might be correct. I'm just not sure what else to tune. I did go through and add summaries and links to all my articles, so perhaps that will help over time. It's weird because I don't have a hub under 50, but my profile is still in the 30s.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe it will just take a while to build.

      As for the following thing - followers used to be called "fans", which made the meaning clearer.  It's not a reciprocal thing.  When you "follow" someone, you're committing to read their Hubs in future. That means you need to be discerning about who you follow, otherwise you'll wind up spending all your time reading instead of writing!

      Some people will follow you purely so you'll follow them back - they're trying to game the system, in other words.  Don't play the game!

      I have a lot of followers but I only follow a very small number of Hubbers who write on subjects I'm interested in - and even then, I have to go and prune the list now and then to avoid getting overwhelmed.

  20. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I just now wandered your place and didn't see any problems. Maybe it's just going to take HP a little longer than we thought to move on.

  21. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Thanks guys. I do think it is just going to take a while to come back up. Marisa, that is an excellent explanation about followers. I wish that I'd known that at first. I learned the hard way, but at least I'm not at the number one anymore.

  22. ankitharrytom profile image79
    ankitharrytomposted 5 years ago

    44! Nearing 50
    Best of luck

    1. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, it does seem to be moving up again. I didn't do anything different. Just published a new hub is the only thing.

  23. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    I'm over 50. Whoot!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      All is beginning to appear well in HP land. big_smile

  24. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Wow, the score is really coming along, Lori!

  25. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Yes, it's going up well. Still not a high score, but I'm still learning and refining everything.

    1. wheelinallover profile image82
      wheelinalloverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My guess is one of the things that helped was posting in forums, every time I do my score seems to go up. When there are more search engine readers to my hubs this seems to raise the score also.

      Adding Ebay capsules, summaries, and editing hubs seems to have helped my score at times. Writing seasonal hubs is not good for your score, I have a few which are I leave them with the hope they will rank high enough to have readers when the season returns. If they don't I will take them down. In all my time on hub pages I have never seen a score lower than 29. Still haven't as yours is now 53.

  26. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    I had it at ONE when this forum thread started. I probably should have taken a screenshot. It is almost impressive that I could tank my score that low simply by following people because I thought I was being supportive. Yikes! People here helped me figure it out pretty quickly though, thank goodness. It has been climbing pretty well since, but is still a rather low score.

  27. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    83, y'all! Yay.

    1. wheelinallover profile image82
      wheelinalloverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It looks like the help you have received is working for you. I am seeing a score of 84 now. I took me about 6 months to hit and maintain a score that high. It is a wonder this has been possible since I no longer work 20 hour days.

      The sad part is it seems I do my best writing in the small hours of the morning. This has always been done after an already exhausting day running the business. My health is worth more than all the money in the world so I will live with less hours working.

      1. LoriSoard profile image80
        LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, the help really payed off and knowing the rules about following, community, etc. I knew good SEO already, I just didn't know Hub Pages very well.

        I agree on the health issue. I tried to get a full-time, outside job once. Got really sick and hated every minute of it. Working for yourself is definitely better, but I am considering going back and getting some training to do something else part-time. We'll see.

  28. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your 85 point recovery in 5 weeks.

    1. LoriSoard profile image80
      LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much. smile

      1. artrush73 profile image61
        artrush73posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yeahy !!!! you got to 86 wink Best of luck Lori smile

  29. LoriSoard profile image80
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    I can't believe it, but I just hit 96! Woohoo. Yes, I took a screenshot. LOL

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice comeback. smile

      1. LoriSoard profile image80
        LoriSoardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. I couldn't have done it without everyone's help here. I appreciate it so much.

 
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