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If you write a hub that is against Obama it start with a lower ranking

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    Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago

    I have noticed that hubs I write about Mr. Obama, that are not positive, start with a lower score or ranking.  I have also noticed that ones people write claiming Obama is great and has done a lot for the nation start out with a high score.  Even though the ones I write that start off in the 40's end up in the 70's and 80's I find it weird.  Maybe I should start an obamawatch.com site.......in contrast to his attackwatch.com haha

    1. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages or liberal land where conservatives are harrassed for their views, but hey, it's their web site they don't have to be fair.

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        Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        true.....I like my idea of creating an identical looking site to attackwatch.....called something like obama watch or obama report and just allow conservatives to write or refute what he says lol

        1. Ms Dee profile image86
          Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Let us know if you start one. I'd find that a relief to engage in. big_smile

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            Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            excellent....if I can get enough people to contribute I will......thank you!!!

        2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "Lady Love's " statement is absolutely false - content about Obama is all over the place here and everywhere.

          ORIGINAL content is what scores high.  If you write about politics - then you'd best be damned good at it, as everyone writes about politics.  Hubpages software can tell from the title and the content how original or unique something is - and anything about Obama is going to be neither original or unique.

      2. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ladylove: be fair - it's not Hubpages who argue with you - they stay out and staty objective by allowing all political forum entries to stay - it's other members of Hubpages that argue...

        1. lady_love158 profile image61
          lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not talking about "arguing". This is a forum, it's very purpose is debate and that's why I come here. It helps me to strengthen my arguments and understand the opposition as well as improve my understanding of my own arguments.

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          Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          liberals like on here bring a whole new meaning to "arguing with idiots"

          1. recommend1 profile image72
            recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            At least most of the Liberals in these threads seem to be able to put together a coherent sentence.  And I think the Liberals here are really nice to spend their time arguing with you, despite your handicaps, and despite your friends.

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              Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              ok my communist friend from china...why dont you go back to praising your gov and eating cats and dogs lol

              1. John Holden profile image61
                John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Oh what witty repartee!

                Bet it took you hours to think that one up!

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                  Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I will say it again.....you are from the UK and he is from China.......in my world and in the USA you both count for zero....worry about your own countries as they have plenty of problems

                  1. Cardisa profile image90
                    Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Nick, I doubt that the content of the hub has anything to do with the score. When you start a hub the starting score is dependent on the title you give it.  HP has a way of scoring the title against others with similar titles. Unusual sounding titles get a higher score than regular sounding titles.

                    To prove this. Title your hub and save as unpublished before putting any content in and see the score. I often delete hubs and restart with another title to get a higher score. You can edit the title but somehow it doesn't have the same impact.

                  2. John Holden profile image61
                    John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Remind me of the thread title, doesn't it go something like
                    "If you write a hub that is against Obama it start with a lower ranking"?

              2. recommend1 profile image72
                recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Just because I live in China it does not mean I am Communist, or even Chinese - any more than you having suffered an American college education means that you are an idiot.  However in my case being a UK citizen who happens to be living in China is to my advantage, while you seem determined to prove by your comments that you indeed have suffered an American college education.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  He fails to take in consideration someone might work in another country, Reco!  He's probably from Florida or Texas, I would wager.  You know, Palin country!lol

                  1. recommend1 profile image72
                    recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I thought Palin was Alaska ?   Or has she escaped to a warmer climate ?  The other Alaskan is here working with me, he is a big guy who hauls logs for fun it appears - I don't think he would appreciate being called a commie either big_smile

            2. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
              Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's the truth!

    2. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL I think you find it has nothing to do with the topic - what you'll notice is that if you don't publish your hub straight way it will begin to score higher.

      Taking your logic one step further -

      I wrote a hub about Guinness a year ago - that started with a score of about 70. Yesterday I wrote a hub about Knickerbocker Glories (English Desssert) - this started off about 45 - obviously Hubpages love the Irish more than the English!

      If Hubpages was biased then the 6 million forum entries telling us how stupid Obama was would disappear....

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nah Simey, that doesn't beat a good conspiracy theory.

        1. I am DB Cooper profile image67
          I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Are you saying Hubpages doesn't hire a person to move the meaningless number up and down to make Obama look more favorable to the zero people (other than Nick Lucas and Lady Love) who are paying attention to such a thing?

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        Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "if you don't publish your hub straight way it will begin to score higher." what does this mean?

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have about a dozen unpublished hubs. They all started with a hubscore of around 45-50 - now after about a month or so they are all 55+  - the longer they stay unpublished the higher they get - I've had some hubs I've published with a score of over seventy. It seems that they acquire hubscore unpublished too - as long as there is content in them!

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            Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            ok thank you! I wasnt suggesting a conspiracy by hubpages as mr. holden above suggest....just curious and noticed a weird thing

    3. recommend1 profile image72
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your anti-Obama rant hubs probably trip the Google bu!!@hit detector - plus the lack of a credible source, never mind the quality ?

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        Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I write very well, thank you and have sources! I can write better than the non english speaking google staff......during grad school I had to write 10k word papers every week and graduated with a 3.78

        1. recommend1 profile image72
          recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well I guess it would require knowing which grad school and whether they gave marks for quantity over quality to know the truth of that, but I can believe you graduated from an American grad school from my quick look at your stuff.

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            Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Look, I asked a simple question so lets not turn this into a debate or an argument

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        Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        besides Obama is the number one source for bulls***.......if you do not have blinders on you can see how badly he has and is screwing our country up...so all you need to do is quote the great one

        1. recommend1 profile image72
          recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As I read the normal news, he is in an impossible situation with a country in deep debt and an irrecoverable economy, and the right wing with enough power to stop him doing anything about it.  I guess watching your country go down the toilet in favour of some transient political positioning is ok for the mis-educated parts of the US.

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            Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            ok you live in China so your opinion really doesnt matter lol

            1. recommend1 profile image72
              recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I think my opinion is taken far more seriously by many more people than yours, old boy big_smile

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                +1

            2. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              But like you he is a contributor to Hub Pages.

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Don't be paranoid. Every hub I've written, no matter what the topic, started out with a low rating, typically in the 50s. If it gets traffic and comments, it moves up gradually.

    5. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice paranoia there.  The starting rank is automated and the same for everyone.

    6. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      only natural.. if you run a Presidential candidate against Obama, you will end up with less votes too

    7. smcopywrite profile image82
      smcopywriteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      your negative obama information could be ranking low because there is more negative obama info on the web than pro obama. i am not sure what goes into ranking hubs and how its calculated, but i am sure it is connected to search engine ranking and other information on the web besides our hubs.

  2. jdavis88 profile image88
    jdavis88posted 5 years ago

    LoL.. dont let those two get you riled up Lucas...  Recommend1 only has 4 hubs, not a hub guru by a long shot.  And although mr DBcooper has plenty of hubs, he is not alive anymore after dying in his risky plane jump... unless he would like to prove his identity to the FBI??  lol  After all, they are correct. Who would pay attention to negative hubs about President Obama?   9.1% employment, no jobs created, trillions in debt..  I can't understand why you would criticize him myself.

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      Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL thank you!!!!

  3. mesacleanpools profile image60
    mesacleanpoolsposted 5 years ago

    This is actually pretty funny. I'm not a fan of obama but If i owned a website, I would probably add value to the negative articles. Can't have it both ways.

    Props to hubpages algorithm creators.

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_i3BEwGaogCI/TPAk8MqZCzI/AAAAAAAAACQ/zk5uuD3pu_8/s1600/crying-man-703805.jpg

    Why are conservatives always being persecuted? We're just trying to make this country better by shoveling more and more money to billionaires and taking more from the poor and middle class.  It's not our fault anyhow, we're just doing what we're being programmed to do.

    Why does HubPages hate us so much?  Why can't we get a pass on our crappy hubs?  Why can't we get extra credit for blindly following our tele-leaders?

    It's not fair I tells ya'.  It's crap like this that makes us drop out of high school.  I'm gonna go snuggle up with my guns and hope tomorrow's a better day.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image60
      Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love it, Ron!

      http://home.comcast.net/~wizardofwhimsy/betsywetsyboehner.jpg

  5. 2uesday profile image89
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Maybe it (the Hubscore) is a simple case of not having a search engine friendly title? Of course that is idle speculation as - how hubscores are set is a mystery to me, but not a conspiracy theory.

    But then I am probably not allowed an opinion according to the OP because I am one of the HubPage writers that live in the UK.

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      Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I apologized to those I down played their opinion because they as you do live outside the US.

  6. 2uesday profile image89
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Hi Nick thanks, its OK,  I am not in this forum very often anyway as UK politics is difficult enough to follow without trying to comprehend what is happening in the USA. smile

 
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