Question about Hubber Score

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  1. cool7 profile image61
    cool7posted 5 years ago

    Hello to everyone.

    Yesterday I created my HubPages account and published my first Hub. I also already answered one question (on 'answers' section), followed some topics. What is making me frustrated is that since the time my account was created, my Hubber Score has only been dropping, no matter what I do. I've read about how the score is calculated (many factors involved) and that it might fluctuate, but I think it's not so motivating, specially for new users, that you publish a new hub, the score immediately goes down, you answer a question, it goes down again. At least that's what happened to me. I could think that maybe I got penalized because the quality of the hub wasn't good, but then again, it is still "undergoing the Quality Assessment Process" and I already saw a drop in the score moments after I clicked 'Publish'.
    In my opinion, it would be much more inspiring if for every "good" action (create a Hub, answer a question,etc.) you would get a reward in score, and it would only go down in case of some bad practice.
    This discussion about Hubber Score is very interesting by the way:
    I really liked this community, it's a very friendly place, just I don't understand why not making the score more stable and reliable.

    Best Regards

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The score remains a mystery at this point.  Disregard it!

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the site, Cool!  It's very normal for Hubber scores to fluctuate, and (oddly enough) they do go down after hubs are published.  Then they go back up. Just keep doing what you're doing, and it will build quickly.

      Other ways to increase your score are to 'hop hubs' - you will see a link above your accounts that says "Help us out, hop some hubs.!"  That takes you to the newest hubs, and you can rate their quality with 'sliders' on the left side of the screen.  Also, you can report anything that's a violation of site rules or is low-quality.  This is a huge help to the site. 

      If you read hubs by other writers and leave comments (and vote them up, if they're good), that also adds to your score.

      Everyone here went through the early days of getting their accounts started, so don't worry. You will see your numbers and scores grow!  Good luck - it's great to have you here!

      1. brianrock profile image87
        brianrockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think it's odd that the score goes down after you publish a hub. One purpose of the Hubber score is to weed out spammers (since a low score means nofollow links).

        What's the difference between spammers and real writers? They both publish hubs, but real writers have hubs that pass QAP, don't get flagged, get visits, etc. So if you want to isolate spammers, you drop the score every time a hub is published and then raise the score when something good happens (QAP passed, hub gets featured, whatever). Spammer scores go down, everyone elses scores will (eventually) rise.

        Same reason why mass following drops your score. It's a spammer tactic to build links back to your subdomain and/or to get your own followers (like mass following on Twitter).

        This kind of algorithm may lead to oddities in the short term, but they sort out legitimate users from spammers in the long term. So, the best advise is to stick around, wait a few days, and it will eventually sort itself out. As I recall, it took a week or two for my score to rise into the 70's, a a couple months to reach the 90s.

        1. LuisEGonzalez profile image83
          LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You make an excellent observation, glad I read it.

        2. cool7 profile image61
          cool7posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Good point! It really makes sense...

  2. Page1 SEO tactics profile image77
    Page1 SEO tacticsposted 5 years ago

    Marcy has given some good advice, though as Randy has said, you should disregard the hubber score.  If you are going to focus on a score it should be your individual hub score, by making sure your hubs accommodate both your audience and the search engines so that your hubs receive the traffic and viewer response needed to keep a good hub score.

  3. M Zees profile image70
    M Zeesposted 5 years ago

    I agree, just disregard the score.
    I started around a month ago and my Score was about 29ish something, if i remember correctly, in the start. It started dropping rapidly even though i published a couple of hubs in just 2-3 days.
    The score struck 0 with in the first week and stayed at that level for a few days before it started rising slowly but constantly and well now you can see where it stands.

    I still do not understand why how and what caused this randomness, in fact as far as i know, no one on hubpages seems to know why scores behave the way they do...

  4. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages, cool7!
    As you can see, we have a very helpful and supportive community that is happy to share tips- and I agree with their recommendations to ignore your HubScore and Hubber Score for now. These scores work better when there's more data, and you're so new that there is very little for us to work with now. Rest assured that it will improve over time. big_smile

  5. Maggie Bennett profile image70
    Maggie Bennettposted 5 years ago

    Welcome to Hub Pages, cool7

    I haven't figured out how the scoring exactly works either.  You sound like you are off to a good start. It should go up soon enough.  The more you participate the better.  Good luck.

  6. cool7 profile image61
    cool7posted 5 years ago

    Thank you for all the replies and for sharing your opinions. It seems that, since most agree that still a mystery how the score is calculated, better not pay too much attention to it. The explanation of brianrock made me think about it in a different way, and to accept it better.

    Best Regards


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