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Why the HubScores & Hubber Score are Different, and How to Improve Them.

Updated on March 3, 2015

HP Scores compared to school grades:

Think of HubScores and Hubber Scores as if they were grades in school. To improve your grades in school you would study harder and do well on tests. To impress your teachers, and others, you would be friendly, have good manners and dress well.

In other words, you would get along well with your classmates and teachers, (Hubbers and HP staff), read your books and learn, (Learning Center & FAQ), do well on tests, (write & publish Hubs and pass the QAP well).

HubScores vs. Hubber Scores:

As I said above, HubScores and Hubber Scores on HP are similar to grades in school. When you create your Hubs it depends on the amount and quality of the content – including whether you have written it yourself. Writing from unique thought (memory) is much better for your rating than secondhand work. Plus what you include with the text – the number of photos (minimum required in each Hub is 1, but 3 or more is better), plus video[s], poll[s], etc. – anything extra that you add helps. As long as the Hub does not look too ‘overcrowded’ or ‘stuffed’. Those are your HubScores. Your HubScores are what only you see on your statistics page listed alongside each Hub that you have published. They are sort of ‘secret scores’ since only you (and the staff) can see them on your statistics page.

When you attract Hubbers to follow your Hubs, or when you follow other Hubbers by names or topics, make comments, questions, give answers – these actions are related to your Hubber Score. This is the score which you see beside your photo. Your Hubber Score is what everyone sees on HubPage and when they view your profile image.

Another thing about the photos and videos is that if you take them yourself that is better than if you copy them off of the Web. Even though there are many sites from which you are able to do so. The only thing which you have to watch is that if you do copy them off of the Web, make sure that they are free for 'public use' and that they are not under license or copyright. If they are under license then you must receive written permission to use them and post this beneath the photo in your Hub.

When you do post a photo - any photo - you should always have the source from whence it came. It may have come from an outside source, or it may be your own photo. Either way you post the source where it came from.

Examples -

Source 1): Wikimedia Commons,

Source 2): Taken by ##. Smith

Examples of earning points

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Earning ‘points’ (scores):

When we graduated from school we may have earned points and grades which either helped us to graduate in the high class, or not earned points which placed us in the low class. The scores in HubPages are basically the same thing.

In other words, you want to know how to earn your HubScores and Hubber Score. You can either start by writing your Hubs or by being active in the community. If you think that you are ready to start with your Hubs then you need to know that about 750 minimum words are allowed in the text but many more words (1200 -1250) are much, much better for quality and traffic. The content is very important to reach out to the readers and keep them reading. You will get viewers who look to see what your Hub is about but if it does not keep their interest, they just look elsewhere. It is not read through entirely if they are not interested, many photos usually help. Viewers are attracted by photos - but they should be the right ones.

The other option is to join the community first. Then you have to click on the words ‘HubPages’ at the top and view the forums, questions, etc., which are on the left. Then you have to leave comments on Hubs or forums, answer or ask any questions or start a forum. It is best to read and get the feel of things and you can ask questions to find out what you should or should not do. We cannot forget the Hub Hopper, that is another item in the community.


Brief account of Hub Hopper:

Below is an idea of what is included in Hub Hopper. A new Hub which is not featured yet is read by the Hubbers and uses what is shown below to rate it as each person feels after reading it. Each new Hub, including yours, goes through this process in order to be rated.

Until it receives its final score it is not featured. It may even not do well enough to be featured until it is revised* by the author and goes through this process again.

*A Hub may be revised because it needs more words added; grammar, spelling or punctuation corrected; perhaps links are broken or not working, or other reason(s). When the Hub is returned to you there is a box telling about errors in the upper right corner when you are in the edit mode.

Hub Hopper

This is the general version of Hub Hopper.
This is the general version of Hub Hopper.
There is also a quick version of Hub Hopper.
There is also a quick version of Hub Hopper.

Taking account of the scores:

HubScore

In order to total up these scores, here is a brief list which is added up:

  • First there is the Quality Assessment Program. This is aided by the Hubbers in Hub Hopper, which assists the few staff with the huge amount of Hubs to go through.
  • After it is published (featured), or when you write it, you must account for the amount of content (text) which you include [700 words -> 950 words -> 1250 words -> more].
  • Then there are the photos (the minimum recommended is 3, but more is better); videos; polls; quizzes; maps; whatever your Hub uses.
  • When you write it, try to use uncommon text which you wrote yourself instead of something which is a simulation. Your score will probably do better.
  • Once you receive viewers, a lot is based on how much traffic reads it.
  • Do not let it slip from your memory that receiving comments with those views is also a large plus.
  • Also included in evaluating the Hub Score are the total of your Hubber’s Scores.

Hubber Scores

Totaling these scores involves the list below:

  • One of the things taken into account is how well that you have done on your Hubs because the total scores for all of your Hubs are included.
  • For the amount of Hubs which you have written, more is usually better.
  • How long you have been here.
  • How much action you take in the forums – (such as writing them, responding to them).
  • How much you approve and follow other Hubbers in your comments plus the types, and length, of comments which you leave.
  • When you ask questions it depends on how many you ask and on the nature of them.
  • When you give answers they depend on the same participation as the questions.

How well that your Hubs are doing is not the only reason which your Hubber Score includes. Another main reason is how much that you take part in the HP community each and every day.

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Are the statistics not updating?

From time to time, there is a delay which prevents the statistics page from updating (though usually they update on an hourly basis). If on-the-dot statistics are important to you, it is recommended relying on Google Analytics.

Rest assured that delays in the HP statistic updates do not affect your view count and the revenue you earn from ad impressions and clicks.





Accepting your statistics:

Do not expect a perfect 100 score on all of your Hubs every day because that is like trying to get an A+ in all of your subjects until you graduate. It just depends on quality – content: capsules, photos, videos, etc. and originality (plus viewers and traffic). If it is a low score then work on it to make it better. Study competition, do research, get more data, more photos and make everything better including the keywords.

No matter what your score is, always expect it to go up and down. You have to keep your eye on the Hubs and always edit them. If the traffic slacks off maybe you have to add something new to attract more viewers. Watch your comments also. Do not say what will drive people away.

Looking at your list:

When you hold the mouse over your user name (on the black bar at the top of HubPages) you see a short list appear. Click on 'My Account' and this will bring you to a page with many choices. Across the top of the page, in the gray area, you see a list (Hubs, Q&A, Profile, Earnings,…). Click on Hubs and you will go to another page which has a dark green box on the left. There is another list in that box. Now click on ‘Statistics’ and when you scan down that page you will see your Hubs listed.

Next to each one you will be shown the name of each Hub with the statistics for that Hub listed beside it. If you want statistics in more details for a certain Hub then go to that Hub, but not in the edit form, and click on stats at the top above the title. There you will see a window appear which shows - Hub Metrics, keywords from searchers on Google, total views, eBay winning bids, plus the amount of traffic sources per Day, Week, Month and even Lifetime.

New as of 2-26-15

In the past the HubScore included the amount of traffic each received. Now it is hoped to be mostly the quality of the Hub and not to include the amount of traffic that it receives. The HubScores and the data (information) to compute them are updated regularly. So be prepared for constant ups and downs (like the stock market - never staying in one place). This will happen in both the HubScores and Hubber Scores. Especially as more data about them is collected.

Besides the ups and downs, you will see irregularities every now and then. These irregularities are more common with the HubScore than the Hubber. Hubber Scores seem to be more stable.

The HubScore was never meant to be a grade for each Hub. It is just a way of improving your Hubs which have lower scores on them. Can you change or add thing(s) about a Hub which will keep readers happy and bring in more comments?

Is there anything which you do not understand fully?

See results

Do you want to make money?

You do not make money by depending on either of your scores. The scores are only there to show how well of a writer you are and how much you participate in the community.

In order to make money then you have to sign up for ads after you write a certain number of Hubs (at least 20 in the US), this includes quality, content, etc. - (look in FAQ for explanation). Plus draw traffic in to read your Hubs. That includes both from the outside of HP not just the HP members, but it depends more on the non-members.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      You are welcome Sandy. I wrote it mainly for new Hubbers and any others that needed it.

      Have a nice night. :-)

      Kevin

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for this information.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Hello Peachy, glad that you stopped by. About your question: I cannot swear that it is the best but I do like the one in MS Word since it highlights your errors in different colors for different errors for spelling, grammar, spacing, puctuation, just about anything. It has a list which you can check, or uncheck, which errors you wish to have watched for.

      I have not researched which ones are the best choices I have simply used Word for years and it has not let me down yet. So other checkers may do the same and work better or they may bring problems when you download them.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      which grammar and spelling checker website would you recommend?

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Then why bother subscribing to that unless they post other articles?

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      I also use a desktop and we have no mobile devices.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I have to update the Hub due to this being something new that they began this past week. It is affecting everyone. In one day I had a Hub it was #1 in the AM; a few hours later it was not; a few hours later it was again; now it is not again. I just go with the flow and update my unfeatured Hubs.

      I looked at the link that you gave and it was only talking about using mobile and a few words about Twitter yellow pages. I use a desktop.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      It is not just you Hannah it is happening to everyone. It takes into account everything now I believe. My update will explain it better. I want to do the update ASAP but I am currently reviewing suddenly unfeatured Hubs.

      You are welcome.

      Kevin

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      Hannah David Cini 2 years ago from Nottingham

      I am glad that it's not just me, I really look forward to reading the updated version. Thanks again.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      I had a hub that was not featured and then all of a sudden it was featerd after about three months from when it was posted. I was working on some that were unfeatured and now they are for review and I didn't request that.

      Google is going to be doing another mess up, hahahaha!, soon. I get the on-line magazine called WebProNews and it it it had a recent article (this morning at 7:30am) about what Google is going to do. Here is the link to that article for you all to cry? over again at the more changes we are to be getting:

      http://www.webpronews.com/google-launches-new-rank...

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I am glad that it helped Hannah because I have to update it. The sudden fluctuating is due something new they are doing. I had a Hub which was at the top this morning, then it was not, then this afternoon it was again. I am just going with the flow.

      Kevin

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      Hannah David Cini 2 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you so much for this, it really helped. I am still trying to figure this out as my hub scores seem to change suddenly without a noticeable change in traffic.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I am sure that they are.

      Have a nice day.

      Kevin

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      Nicu 2 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      I'm sure that people with better hubs and profile score are earning more money.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Welcome to HubPages Joyfulcrown. I am glad that this was helpful to you and I thank you for reading it.

      Happy (belated) New Year! :-)

      Kevin

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      Wonderful hub, very informative. I am fairly new and I was wondering how the scores were calculated. This was very helpful.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Check your grammar, spelling and amount of words first. Then see if you need to add photos, people love photos.

      Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that your scores improve. :-)

      Happy New Year! ^>!x*

      Kevin

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      my hubber score is far better than my hub score. I must revamp my old hubs

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      "Nature Lover to Mother Earth, over", bzz LOL (I could not resist that) :-)

      I appreciate the comments which you have made and I thank you for reading my Hub.

      When I wrote this I was trying to make it easier for most, especially newbies, to understand.

      Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

      Kevin

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you got all the points right and elaborated well, thanks, i always join in answers and forums before i read hubs.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by and giving it a thumbs up. There are many things involved in improving your Hubs and scores. First of all, you can improve them, but you must be aware of the rise and fall, rise/fall, of them. When you learn how to improve Hubs (proofread and correct errors; learn what keywords are and how to use them; etc). It may sound like a lot but taking them one at a time, it is simple.

      If you have any questions, there is always someone here to answer. The main areas for questions/answers are FAQ (https://hubpages.com/faq/) and Learning Center (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents).

      Have a nice day!

      Kevin :-)

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      askformore lm 3 years ago

      Thank you for the explanation. I am now ready to improve my scores.

      Thumbs up for your hub!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      You are welcome Lisa, thank you for reading it. I write in the same way, I bring a journal with me for my poems an fiction. Do you have action in the forums too?

      I am from NJ, I was born there. I live down south now and I am still cold.

      Kevin

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for your explanation. I also feel the more your write and publish the higher the score. I have been stuck at 79. My writing has to come to me; so when it springs into my head is when I type. I do use pictures and quotes as well.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Wow. I cannot believe the comments I am receiving on this tonight, but I appreciate it. I am grateful for you're reading this Billy and I really admire that comment.

      When I wrote this I was basically trying to help new Hubbers to generally learn about them. Once again, thank you for your remarks!

      Kevin

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That's the best explanation I've read in three years. I'm happy to report that I don't care about the scores, but if I did, this would clear up all mystery regarding them. Nice job!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much Suzette. I am pleased with your depiction of how I explained this. I am glad that you had pleasure in reading this, and I thank you for it.

      Kevin

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very comprehensive overview of Hub Pages and how scored work. You explain it very well and using the analogy of school is a good one. Thanks for your well written explanation on this. I enjoyed reading this.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      When I wrote this Hub there were some new Hubbers asking questions about this. Now there are still ones who have been here a while asking about it.

      I very much appreciate your share+, vote+ and pin+. Thank you.

      Kevin :-)

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Kevin,

      I do not know how I missed this hub! And what an excellent hub! You provide information that new folks and ones who have been here awhile.

      H+/V+/P+ This is an awesome hub!

      Smiles,

      Kim

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much Randall. I appreciate your reading it. The comment section had information?? Wow, I will have to read it myself!

      You are welcome,

      Kevin

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      Randall Guinn 3 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

      A great article Kevin! One that I will return to again. The comment section itself had a wealth of information.

      Thanks,

      Randall

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Nice to meet you aesta, welcome to HubPages! Thank you for stopping by my Hub. :-) I appreciate your compliment. Good luck at HubPages. I try to help all new members so stop by again.

      Kevin

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am new here having just moved from Squidoo. I am learning the new format as well as the other requirements so your hub is really useful.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      You are welcome. Good luck Catherine.

      Kevin

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Thanks. I'll try it.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That is a good idea. Since I saw that you had only had 4 photos/images, I thought that you could add more, readers are attracted by them. Or you could see if there is a video that suits it.

      Kevin

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Thank you. I am a bad-proofreader, but I did check really carefully in case typos were keeping the score down. It might be that I did not use any original pictures. I'll wait a few days and then see what I can do about pictures. You are being so helpful and I am very grateful.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Check it again for proofreading where you added the words, but hold off a few days until you see if the score rises again, it may.

      Kevin

      P.S. - I will check that Hub again.

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Thank you. I understand it better now. It's too bad we can't see how various elements are rated so we know what to fix. I edited my lipograms hub by adding a capsule because I thought maybe it was too short. (I didn't get that last check for number of words.) I know it deserves a better score than it has and I thought more words old do the trick. This morning I checked and the score dropped 4 points.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Hello Catherine. Thank you for the comment. Anytime that you edit - or publish - a Hub, they go through the QAP (Quality Assessment Process). Your Hub score will drop while they view, and rate, the Hub. Then slowly you will notice a change in your Hub score as everything goes back to normal. If you continue publishing or editing then it will simply take longer for this change in the Hub score to happen. Be patient and do not pay attention, unless it drops about 40 points - then I would begin to wonder what was wrong.

      Kevin

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      A good discussion of hub scores, but sometimes it seems just arbitrary. I've seen scores move 20 points in one day. Other times, I have improved a hub--a better picture, more pictures, adding captions, etc. and seen the score go down. Very disheartening. more hubber score pretty much stays in high 80's up to 94, but my hub scores range from 65 to 90. They usually average about 75-76. Only 27 hubs so far in under 3 months.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Good for you, I did not know about them.

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      I had over 400 hubs. Some I took down and published them elsewhere. Some are not going to be republished and some I am reworking them to meet the QAP. I am working on one that is taking me a long time to do. I really want it done but I have to read and type things in. Not bad really , it's just that my eyesight is not doing as well as I want it to do right now.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I looked at your profile and saw your current Hubs. Besides keeping up what you are doing in the community, keep increasing your Hubs. The more Hubs that you have the better your chance of a raising your score. Since you have been here 6 years then I imagine you have heard of writing Stellar Hubs.

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      How do I earn a high Hubber Score?

      By frequently publishing high-quality, original Hubs and being a positive force in the HubPages community (helping others in the Forums, leaving insightful comments on others' work, asking good Questions that prompt detailed, helpful Hubs, etc.), you can easily improve your Hubber Score.

      My Hubber Score just went down... what do I do????

      As you spend time on the site, you'll see that your personal Hubber Score will go up and down. This is not something to worry about, especially because it's nothing that you can particularly control on a day-to-day basis. Focus on writing good Hubs, ignore the score, and it shall improve in no time.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I see.

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      No I am not publishing too many at a time. I wrote to teamhubpages asking the question. I am still waiting on a response.

      BTW I did go through that hub that you saw so many errors in it and I didn't have any errors in it....just the spelling contractions like Didn't...spell check for some reason does not like us to use them or counts them as errors when they are not.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      The score of the Hub (Hub score) does not affect the other score (Hubber score). I think that you are publishing too many Hubs too quickly and with all of them including the errors. The quality of the Hub affects the Hub score. Perhaps you should have someone else proofread them before you publish them. If you cannot find anyone that you want who will do it, I will do it for you.

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      The score on the hub is high, just not my score on my profile page.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Yes, that is a quick study for it to be featured. After that it is still being studied further - content, errors, etc.

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      That depends on how new you are on how long it takes for the new hub to go through the process. I have been here 6 years now and it doesn't take that long to go through the process.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Did I say to write? I thought that I said to use Hub Hopper and comment. I will have to check. If you see the score go down again when you publish your Hub, try doing no more writing for about a week or two. The Hub has to go through the process where they check everything in it, it takes a while. Perhaps someone does not like your name. lol I hope this helps.

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      Well I went to lots of hubs last night and commented on them. I also answered 2 questions. I am in the middle of writing another chapter in my book right now. So I will not be responding for a bit today. Thanks for your help. I feel that I am in some kind of box that they observing me all the time, whatever I say or do.....this is not just this week. This has been since about 3 years after I joined here. This is one of the reasons why I did not post or visit here for the last 2 years. There is someone who is on the moderator's that has been at me since. I do not know why he has a problem with me, but it is very apparent. So I just do as you say now...write and comment. He is not the only one on the moderators list either. It just is that way for me.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I cannot respond to that rumor since I have not heard it. All that I can say is that I have recently read forums where Hubbers asked how/why their unfeatured Hubs were still receiving traffic. I figured that was the score that you meant. My suggestion is just make comments, and also go to the Hub hopper and see if your score goes up..

      Kevin.

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      I am worried because I heard a rumor that when your hubber score goes below 75 then all your hubs will not be featured anymore...no readers in other words. I am not talking about the individual hub score. I know they go through a process and do increase in score everyday. I am talking about the one that is on your profile picture on the profile page. Mine is still 79.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Whenever you do something positive, even publishing a Hub, you have to wait while it goes through a 'process' and then your score slowly rises again. It sneaks up on you. Just do not worry about it and keep on with what you are doing, the score rises and falls all of the time. It all works quietly in the background.

      Thank you for stopping by. :-)

      Kevin

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      Well today I noticed my hubber score went down with an answer to a question. The last two weeks my hubber score has been going down when I answer questions. I have published a couple of new hubs and yet my hubber score still went down and has not moved beyond one number. It seems to me like HP doesn't count for answering questions. It is funny that I mentioned this on Randy Godwin's Snake Handling Church hub and all of a sudden I get lots of comments and views coming in.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much for your votes and comments Kathleen. I am very happy that it assisted you so much.

      Kevin

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      Great hub Kevin! Very informative and cleared up some stuff I was confused about. Voted up and shared!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      DREAM ON

      Either I read your comment wrong or it showed wrong. I mistook it for a second one to the other Hub. I apologize.

      I thank you for your comments to this Hub and I appreciate them.

      Kevin

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      I enjoyed your hub and it is a good outline for any hubber to keep in mind. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I really appreciate your comment. I am glad it was useful.

      Kevin

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Very interesting and absolutely useful.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Hi. You are welcome.

      That is why I wrote this. I saw so many keep asking about it that I studied it and tried to make it simpler to understand.

      Kevin

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      SpaceShanty 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi, Thanks for the information in this Hub, I think many people do not fully understand Hubber and Hub scores.

      My understanding of the Hub hopper is that Hubs which are featured are still rated in the Hub hopper, this could explain Hubs becoming unfeatured for low quality.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Hello Ruby, I am glad that you like it and I hope that it helped you.

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have always wondered what determines your hub score. Interesting and helpful hub. Thank you for sharing...

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much for for your nice remarks and votes Eiddwen. As far as I remember you have been here a while, I wrote this to help new Hubbers.

      Kevin

      P.S. - I do not use Facebook nor Twitter because I am members of neither.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and so useful for me and many others I am sure. Great work and voting up plus sharing.

      Eddy.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      You are welcome LWhip. I am glad if I helped you. Thank you for reading the Hub.

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      LWhip 3 years ago

      I have read a few discussions on this topic in the forum and was particularly interested to find an explanation of what is included in the Hubber Score here, thanks The Examiner-1.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thanks, and you too. Bye the way Happy New Year if I did not say that.

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      Miss Rant A Lot 3 years ago from Wales

      Ditto, good luck x

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Yes, you are right about the traffic. So far I have only received it from inside HP, it is the outside traffic which counts. That is also when I will probably make more money. I simply have to write more, and better, Hubs.

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      Miss Rant A Lot 3 years ago from Wales

      Yes my lowest is 67 but I think it's great lol - I believe it has a lot to do with traffic and comments etc. Once they start rolling in they will get higher.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Fifties to low sixties - but that is just myself. I am sure that each Hubber has his/her own rating/level.

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      Miss Rant A Lot 3 years ago from Wales

      Out of curiosity, what would you consider too low?

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I appreciate your comments Claire. I do not pay much attention to my Hubber score, I just keep writing Hubs and commenting, etc. When my Hub scores get real low I try editing them. If they do not change then i might consider 'Delete'. Maybe.

      Kevin

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      Miss Rant A Lot 3 years ago from Wales

      I will certainly remember, I hate this scoring business, it makes you feel like you're not good enough, it's good to know the ins and outs of it all.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I try to make it interesting so that you will like it - or at least remember it. ;-) Thank you for dropping in.

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      Miss Rant A Lot 3 years ago from Wales

      Interesting!!! I never did like school though ;)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Thank you very much for comment. :-)

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      Diana F. King-Fyre :: DECEASED, 1962-2014, Rest in Peace 3 years ago from Cuzco, Peroo

      Grate hubb, as all hubpage's users know, hubberscore is a direct reflecton of your ability's as a writer and correlates to how much you urn per month. If you're hubberscor is not in the 90's, you aren't a vary good writer and you're hubbs contain many factual airors and you aren't getting many google visitors and you aren't making any mony. when visotors search the web and land on hubpage's, the first thing they do is click the authors profile to cheque the score of the author. if its below 90, they leave hubpage's. if its at least 90, they return to the article and continue reading, confidante that the author knows what he is talking about. !!!

      people will say they are urning money and getting good traffick even though their hubberscor is loh, but these are liers. !!!....!!!.....

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      You are welcome. :-) Thank you for that comment!

      (I think that I will move that question mark in the title. What do you think?)

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      Emunah La Paz 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great information! This article is one that you can reflect on time and time again. This article is both useful and interesting. Thanks!

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      I thank you very much Deb. I tried to make sure that I covered all of the bases. I saw that you had a new Boomer Lake Hub which I may read by the time you read this. :-)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great synopsis! You covered all the important details clearly and concisely.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      You are welcome sprickita.

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      sprickita 4 years ago from Reno

      thanks4the tips ! 8-) I agree with Mel Carriere tho, its fun just to write all in all. As much I agree with hp in the scores as they are useful as a critiquing tool. so ty hp for allowing us to write creatively regardless - but also for providing hub/ hubber scores which are handy as they help in order to write better or quality content ...n stuff 8-) ty again for the tips

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      You are welcome Michele and I wish you good luck. Thank you for stopping by :-)

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      Michele Kelsey 4 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      This is a very helpful hub. I was able to take some great notes on how to improve my hubs and author scores. I will keep this information in mind as I work on my writing and participation. Thank you for the information. Michele

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      Thank you tirelesstraveler, I am always trying to learn. I hope that it helped you some. :-)

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      You have a nice grasp of scores.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      Thank you for your compliments and your votes about this Hub. When I read your comment about the 'Yes' in the poll I took care of that. I usually do it before I publish it. Thanks to you mentioning it I also noticed a few 'blank' capsules which I left in. Thank you.

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      Mary McShane 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      This hub perfectly lays out HP for anyone just joining this site. Good plain language, nothing hard to understand. I'm not comfortable hub hopping to give feedback on protocol so I only comment on copied content, poor grammar and broken links.

      I noticed a yes on your poll question and wondered what the person didn't fully understand about this hub; there is no followup question in the comments. lol Since I'm new to HP, this is a great go-to hub to get the lay of the land. Voted useful and interesting.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      Thank you for reading this and I appreciate your comments. I am glad that it helped, even a little. Have a nice day.

      P.S. - "The Wizard of Oz" was an all-time favorite of mine. :-D

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      mythbuster 4 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Nice info shared here. I'm glad you explained the Quality Assessment Program's link to hub-hopping. I needed a reminder about hub-hopping and will do the activity more, realizing it helps HP staff out a bit and to assess content.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      It was taking forever to send so I refreshed the page and it came back up blank and I did not know whether that meant that it went through or not. It did not say.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks Kevin and no worries. I didn't see the email but that doesn't mean you didn't send it. I think I get it.