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Do I Need a Minimum Score to Have My Hub Featured?

Updated on July 16, 2014

What is the Hub Score?

All Hubs are assessed for quality and receive a score from 0-100. The score is assigned using a secret algorithm. HubPages admits that the following elements are factored into the Score:

  • Traffic
  • Your reputation on HubPages
  • Reader response actions, such as comments, upvotes, or downvotes
  • Content uniqueness

It's easy to take a look at the HubScore and assume that it is static. In reality, your score will change as your Hub gets more views. Most Hub scores go up and down over time.

Does My Hub Need a Minimum Score to Be Featured?

Based on my Hub scores, I do think there is a minimum score that you need to have your Hub Featured. But it's not clear what that is.

My lowest scoring Hubs are Featured. My three lowest Hubs have scores of 56, 57, and 59 respectively.

I have another Hub with a score of 59 that is Unfeatured, and Hubs with scores of 61 and 63 that are Unfeatured. If score were the only metric, all of those Hubs would be Featured.

These scores have fluctuated over time. If you write or edit a Hub, keep your eye on the Score for the next 72 hours. At that point, you'll have a good idea of the Hub's score. Your Hub will receive a Featured or Unfeatured designation during the editing process. In my experience, even if your Hub increases in score, it won't become Featured if it was Unfeatured previously. A Featured Hub can Become Unfeatured if it is seasonal in nature or if it stops receiving traffic.

New Hubbers need 5 Featured Hubs to pass Boot Camp, so it is important to learn how to write a good Hub.

How Can I Improve My Hub's Score?

HubPages says that your Hub an still be successful if it isn't Featured. However, you must work a lot harder to promote Unfeatured Hubs and cannot rely on organic search traffic. So you really must try to get Hubs Featured.

If your Hub scores low, it will not be Featured and you risk losing money. If your Hub has a low score, start by rereading it for spelling errors, grammar errors, and plain old problems. These are easy to fix. If your Hub doesn't have image or video content, adding this will boost your score. Work through these 6 steps to make baseline improvements that can boost your Hub's score and get the Hub Featured.

Each time you make edits to a Hub, it will be re-evaluated for quality. It will receive a new score. A Hub that was not featured can often become featured if you make enough changes to the content.


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    • Garvin Okello profile image

      Garvin Okello 8 months ago from Nyalenda, Kisumu, Kenya

      well said! i got helped here

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      TMacEwan 2 years ago

      Only one hub away from getting the five featured hub minimum to pass boot camp. So, far all my hubs have been above 60 so got some work to do still. Definitely a useful hub so thanks for sharing ;-)

      But, I would really consider it a training period than boot camp though.

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      Lindsey D. 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing resources you found helpful. I'll check them out.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Here is a helpful link in which I feel has been useful in creating featured Hubs

      Don't become discouraged, knowledge is power.

      Here is another great link as well.