Just curious. It seems like I've seen people mention other's hub's score, not a hubber's profile score, but a hub they wrote. Yet I never see a hub score anywhere other than on my own stats list of hubs.
Yes, there is a list of hubs, "Best, "Hot", and "Latest" with hubscores on them. It used to be where Explore/Hub Topics is now where we could navigate through it to see all hubs with scores. I understand that it is still here somewhere but I don't know how to access it anymore.
That is interesting, I did not know you could do that - maybe someone can enlighten us.
Thanks guys. I was not aware of the "hot", "best", etc. hubs. Good to know what we're aspiring to.
I'd keep in mind this is HPs system of scoring and not Google's. Because the hub is scored high does not necessarily correlate with high organic search traffic.
I think a better way to gauge what is best for you is to look at your data in Google Analytics. Go thru the key words on the hubs which are getting high search traffic and see if you can make more hubs from those key words (if you have time to kill, it is really interesting to see what people are typing in the search to land on your hub)
Another route to see what HP wants for higher ranking hub score try using their new templates.
If you want a newly published hub to come out of the box with a higher hub score then try this:
As soon as you have a title inspiration, start a new hub and leave the title until you are ready to work on it, usually if it is a good title its score will begin to rise on its own. As you work on the hub, the score will rise. I have ten hubs unpublished in various stages of completion and some of those with no content have a hub score of 70. Keep in mind though this isnt really necessary. Even if you publish a hub at a score of 50 it should rise quickly.
PS. I admit I miss the list. It was easier to go thru the latest hubs that way and read interesting titles. I rarely visit the topics page.
Interesting. Hubs that are in my news feed that aren't mine have a score beside the title. When you click on that hub, there is not a score to be found. And that kind of sucks because that's that initial score that's usually quite low since the hub was just published in the past hour or less - not really good promo...
Its a secret and very naughty, indeed,
but try author(dot)hubpages(dot)com/hubs/latest etc.
I've heard other people mention seeing scores and was just curious. I want to know what hubs are considered worthy of particularly high scores, how mine compare to those, etc. I also wonder if people see my scores.
Hubscores fluctuate so much, that I don't even find them important. I've had hubs that at 100 that weren't any better than any others. It is more of a popularity score.
Hub score seems to be even more volatile than Hubber score - my hubs seem to cycle around a 20 point circuit for reasons that aren't apparent to me. Their scores bear no relationship to their traffic or their quality (which doesn't change from day to day). So I ignore it.
People use it to steal ideas. I'm fed up with people who constantly tell people how to do this. There's just a few people who know this. They can't wait to tell others. There's no reason to know this except to know how to scrape and do competitive research.
Well, to be fair: If people are clamoring at the chance to tell others, in print, online - there's more than just a few that know how to do this. And I absolutely believe that Not Everyone has ill intentions when it comes to looking up those stats. Some people are curious - and actual real people behind a keyboard, not some scrapers hoping to throw some adsense up and have another account lined up for next week when it gets pulled. If it were only used for bad stuff, HP would tear that ish down and redirect to the home page.
Some of us can learn without being copycats. Just sayin.
Oh and scrapers were smart they'd go through the hub hopper before articles were featured. It's much easier than a link to a page with already-featured articles.
My, my, aren't you the cynic.
A high hub score isn't a guarantee for high traffic, it's an indicator of quality content, ie. a good writer.
Someone could "steal" the topic idea, and still write a poor hub that won't succeed.
And if you are afraid of competition on a topic - maybe the internet isn't the best place for your efforts.
Secret niches and keywords are the mantra of the "get rich fast" schemers - most good content writers quickly learn the fallacy of that mindset.
I've made my living online for 10 years. I just don't like being handed over on a silver platter, which is just what HubPages did before with their best and hot hubs. I know how to handle competition. I just don't like being stupid about it. I really don't need HubPages in my portfolio. So it really doesn't matter to me if I stay or leave. But other people might need it more and they should know the stakes of stuff like that.
Makes since, I was wondering why you would want to know that information anyway. What business is it of theirs? It's like someone wanted to find a way to contact hubbers through their own personal emails. Really?
Just be happy for someone else who wrote a great hub and you read it. The score doesn't mean anything anyway it's just a number, hell, it's not like we are going to get more money or a band will start playing.
interesting question. I never thought of knowing the hubscore of a hub. Yes, it would be interesting to the hubscore then , you will be able to decide whether to write a similar topic on it.
When I'm thinking of a topic, I search HP using that topic to search. You will know quickly how many Hubs have been written on that subject. I may read a couple of those Hubs to get an idea of how the Hub was written.
I had what I thought was a super and interesting topic a few days ago. I search the topic and found the BEST Hub. I could never have covered that subject half as well. So, I thought of something else to write about.
Oh, I do use AdWords, too. That helps.
peachpurple, I don't think you should write a similar topic to someone else's. I never checked if someone else had written an article about the topics I chose or not. I'm learning to check and not write on the same topic as someone else here at Hubpages.
If they wrote a good hub, they'll outrank you every time, simply because their hub has more age than yours does. Try for new ideas that no one else here has written about. You'll do much better.
This is interesting. I was not aware of the "Hot", "Best" hubs. Thank you guys!
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