Have you noticed that your Hubscores have been submerging lately? But of course they don't matter and we are told to ignore them. Something is afoot on the old flip flop flipper. I suspect that the traffic contribution has been toned down and QAP is more dominant. It will me nice when hubscore and hubber scores mean something and make sense! Maybe one day.
I've noticed falling scores, also. At one point, one of my hubs was assigned a score of 80; recently the same hub is down to 72.
On the other hand, another hub had a 42 and is now a 72--you're right; it makes no sense!
I think a hub score should be based on good writing and whether the topic/presentation is likely to generate interest. When I see a hub has a low score, I try to take a second or third look at it to see if there's any way I can improve it--did I edit sufficiently? Could I add some headings? If informational, can the hub be expanded? Would an extra picture or two be helpful or make the hub more attractive? I'm still figuring out videos and tables, so I haven't used any of those yet. Of course, if the hub is creative writing, tables wouldn't be a consideration. ***
Hmm- this *might* be because we have begun going through the backlog and rating Hubs, so old Hubs that did not have quality ratings are now getting them.
Our pasts are catching up with us............. o_O
Er- maybe. This might not be the case. But if this shift isn't random, that's my best guess as to the cause.
The average of my hubscores has actually gone up since the last time I noticed. Can't say the same for my profile score though.
My average hubscore has gone up five points, But I had assumed it was because I removed a few low-scoring ones.
Based on observation, I am dead-bang certain QAP has reached my hubs and is busily digesting them as we speak. When QAP is done with me, we will see what's what. So far, all seems very well. If I end up with a few clinkers, I'll probably just send them on their way to one of my blogs.
That is where I send mine to live. Well, not on your blog, but on my blog.
This is just pure speculation, but I think it is a very plausible theory. Namely, I think there are cases where...
An article that Google hates on a content site, Google sometimes likes and sends traffic to on a blog site.
Edit: in other words, different criteria is used.
para - good theory, but my guess is that the formula has changed as most of mine have been QAPed. QAP QAP QAP
It would be great if the site would redo the formula for both scores. Somewhere (learning center?) it mentions the number of comments being a factor. But that's counter-productive if the goal is to have Google traffic, since traffic driven by search engines rarely results in comments. The vast majority of comments are from internal views. And I also agree that quality should be the main factor, if they feel a need to assign scores.
I've never really understood the concept of a willy nilly hubscore that blows up and down the sand dunes. Why can't it be QAP + a few metrics to do with word length images, etc. Why does popularity (traffic, comments, likes) matter any more post QAP. Let it Be. How can anyone learn anthing from scores that go up and down, round and round all the time? The hubscores should not change IMO. The scores only seem to matter to HP, as they affect grace period and ranking in the topics etc. HP won't tell anyone how they are determined and they refuse to answer queries about them, despite acknowleging that they are busted. I'd say drop them entirely as essentially they are internal metrics like the QAP that author have no control of or understanding about.. Better still make QAP the hubscore and overage QAP the hubber score. WOW tell it like it is!
Marcy: Also, we have no control over how many people make comments. My very best hub with the most page views has no comments whatsoever.
Hmm I don't know, my hubscores have generally been staying the same until recently.. I was at 4,500 views a day for about 3 months.. Then last month all of my hubs IMMEDIATELY dropped, and views are at about 2,000 a day and steady there.. Now my hub score on all my hubs is dropping.. It's frustrating, and confusing, but that just means time to add a LOT of new content..
All of you have great ideas for the whys and hows of the hubscore. I guess its just a matter of time when they all go back up!!
I thought it was just me. LOL! I've been checking to see if my hubs were copied or something. My profile score a couple weeks ago was 97. Now it's 79. I don't get it. Maybe it's because I haven't added any new hubs in a while?
It seems like some of my scores rise when I edit old hubs. Then they fall if they don't get much traffic. I wish our hubs were rated on quality and traffic was a separate issue.
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