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Is HubPages trying to discourage its writers and get them to quit writing?


Every time I publish a hub my Hubber score goes down then it goes up by 1-2 points and then down by 1-2 points. Then when I am not on here for a day or two it goes down by more than 2 points. This is very discouraging to the writers. Can someone tell me why HP wants to discourage its writers? I have been happy here except for this and I don't want to leave, but! I get no encouragement from HP.

 

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Best Answer Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Austinstar 18 months ago

    We have lost some really great hubbers, but I like to think that they were mostly 'too good' to continue writing here. HP serves a purpose, but that purpose isn't to encourage writers! It's to sell ads.


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Jessica, thank you for answering this question.

    I do plan on continuing to write. That being said, I find it disheartening when each and every time I publish a Hub, my Hubber score goes down.

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    Billie Kelpin 18 months ago

    Totally agree Peeples. This is not the end-all and the means-all of publishing one's writing. Just write! The scores are nothing.Readers will come. This is a nice little way to publish stuff - that's all. It's not the Atlantic Monthly or NY Times!


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 18 months ago

    Excellently put.


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    qeyler 18 months ago

    I don't 'get it' myself. I have a 'non features' article which is getting hits and #2 in my 'hit parade'. I think since the Panda kicked them, they are now a bit looney


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    Austinstar 18 months ago

    Things change. Even at HP. Some is for the better, some is not. It's a balancing act that the moderators perform. Just be the best that you can be. The pendulum will probably swing back into our favor soon.


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Bill Holland (billybuc) says

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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    Must be telepathy bro. A light has to go on so we KNOW that no stranger sitting behind the scenes, pushing buttons at random, could no way in hell, no how, steal my joy. (A little PISSED maybe, but still smiling!) LOL


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Scorpio, I believe that the hub score is a reflection of the moderators opinion of our hub.


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Lila, thank you for answering my question. I do feel discouraged when my Hubber score with my face is low. If I look at a profile that has a low Hubber score it makes me think their hubs are not feature quality.

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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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    nicomp really (nicomp) 17 months ago

    Hub scores have absolutely nothing to do with veracity and subject matter knowledge. That requires human intervention: the scores are calculated by algorithms implemented in software. Our hubs are not peer-reviewed.


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Peter Alexander (Peter Grujic) says

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    qeyler 17 months ago

    I once quoted a paragraph to prove a point...item rejected. I linked to the authority to prove the point, item rejected.


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C E Clark (Au fait) says

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    Peeples 18 months ago

    I think the big question is does the average outside reader actually look at our scores or bother searching us on this site considering this is not a medical or selling website?


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Lois, If you know who stole you content go to Google and file a complaint and force them to take down what they have posted. Or reach out to HubPages to help you.

    Good luck with this.


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    qeyler 18 months ago

    I once had a score of 99...now it's in the toilet. I remember the crap writers having scores of 100...and writing nothing. Don't worry about it. Right interesting hubs, people will read them


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    qeyler 18 months ago

    Precisely! I've waste hours of my life trying to 'fix' them and back to unfeatured


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    Tariq Sattar (mtariqsattar) 18 months ago

    Qeyler, when you right good, but it is not featured, that jus pisses you off!


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Sharon Vile (blueheron) says

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Tsu Yuan Nieh (Richard Nieh) says

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    qeyler 18 months ago

    go to mylot.com


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Ashley, it is my love of writing that has kept me here. I hope you will keep writing here. I will not quit but, I find it discouraging with the up and down of the hubber score.

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    qeyler 17 months ago

    The key feature is traffic. We have to network our work. Of course, if we do we are labelled 'self spammers' . so that's the bind.


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    AJ, have you been nipping at the Kool Aid and the weed? Because your answer does not make any sense, and has nothing to do with my question.

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 17 months ago

    Savvy dating, all writers must hve experienced discouragement in a 0ne way or another at HP, but d're r rules to follow, HP is not on censorship, dy are doing business, they hve rules also beyond our reach, HP is doing ds 2 protct d' rest. OK?


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Eric Seidel says

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 10 months ago

    Thanks for your comments, I understand that., When I write an article, I don't have a prepared draft, the template is my working draft until it is finally. published, what I don't liked it is marked substandard not yet published? Very insulting!

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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Edgemaster, to me it is a subliminal message that is grading me as a writer and whether you think so are not it affects people to see their hubber score drop (usually by 2 points) every time a hub is published.

    I thank you for answering my question.

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 17 months ago

    Right put, Underholt, especially the "substance" readers will appreciate that, though hubber score might impress but readers will still read and in this way you're evaluated based on quality content not your hubber score. QUALITY IS THE KEY! Ty.

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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Thank you Rodrigo for the feed back. I have been on HP for over 3 years and many times I have been frustrated by the Hubber score and that is the purpose of my question.

    Is the Hubber score indicative of the quality of the author's writing?

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    Rodrigo Sebidos (rodrigo sebidos) 17 months ago

    I fully agree with you Faceless, as writers' at HP, we should cultivate that kind of attitude!


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Shyron E Shenko says

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    qeyler 18 months ago

    try blogjob it is interesting. With Hubpages, as I've said, post here, and when you get that empty circle, meaning you don't exist, post the item elsewhere. Two bites of the cherry.


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Thank you Kaiyan717, it is not about the money, although that would be nice. I feel that the lower the hubber score the less likely people are to read what we have written.

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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Jumpto, thank you for your feedback, but my question is about the hubber score that is shown with our profile picture.

    I know a friend who wrote for Squidoo.


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    qeyler 18 months ago

    If you go to your page and look at your post you'll see numbers...that is your score. It isn't pretty.


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    ARainey 17 months ago

    no problem!


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    Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

    Thank you Devika, I saw that on your hubs also.

    I hope all is well with you.