I don't know why but the hub that I posted recently started with the lowest score possible, which is 45. I am not sure what the reason it; I mean it is not that bad. Take a look at it yourself.
A new colour in the universe
I have a suspicion that it is due to the use of 'colour' instead of 'color'. Is that possible? anyone clear this point.
-How long was it in "unpublished" mode. Did you just write and publish in one hit? The scores rise on their own even in unpublished mode.
-It's quite short. Very little content to sink your teeth into. Add another paragraph or two.
-Scores rise with time. Many new hubs start with a low score.
Well, I'm guessing you wrote it all at one go and the words "How to" or "5 Ways" or "Top Ten" weren't in the title.
Don't sweat your initial hub score... It really doesn't mean a whole lot mainly because there's not a lot of information going into it.
Those that sit longer have a higher initial score, certain title words seem to help but that's about it. Once it starts getting traffic and stabilizes then the hub score will be more accurate....
Still largely meaningless, but more accurate at least.
Oh and Colour vs. Color likely has nothing to do with it. UK and American English are both fine here.
I recommend you add another picture, a paragraph and a poll or video. You must have seen the goal bar in top right part, try to check all of them.
Perhaps they've changed the way initial score is calculated. I had exactly the same thing happen with a hub I published a cpl of days ago. I had never seen a score so low, and I thoughtit was a rather good hub.
Afaik British spelling is acceptable on hp not sure if every rater knows this, but it's unlikely that it's what caused the low scores. Mine has started rising so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Some of my hubs which were not publish immediately, maybe i left them hanging for a couple of months ago, the hubscore will definitely drop to the lowest, 42-45. Don't worry. It will pick up in several days. Mine picked up in a week-raised to 72. Don't sweat. Everything will be alright.
All three of mine started at 45. I'm not sure it's a problem.
The score is getting high as of now; it is at 62 blimey. I suppose it should rise seeing the number of visitors it has received; 15 views in just one day. Maybe the lack of content was the issue. But I am not altogether happy with making the hub long, because I have learned that being short has the advantage that the reader doesn't have to spend much time reading. I don't know why the community is expecting longer hubs.
Let me tell you that I am not 'sweating' over this. Just want to know why it works this way, out of curiosity you can say.
It's because search engines tend to rank webpages containing a lot of text higher than those that don't. Their view is that they want to offer the searcher webpages containing the greatest amount of information for their search query. I know how you feel about that. I have some under-performing hubs with not a lot of text that say exactly what I want them to say. I could probably double the word count with unnecessary and redundant words and phrases and a bit of rambling here and there, but doing that would lower the quality to an unacceptable level in my eyes even if not in theirs.
I create my hubs first as Word documents and look up all links and photos as a last step in Word. I transfer them to HP only when I've finished writing them, so I usually add the hub in one session. My hubs almost always start with a 45 or 50 because of this method. The hub scores increase rapidly once they're published.
Don't be discouraged from something as pointless as an automated score. All Hubs begin with a very low score. Mine are usually anywhere between 45 and 55 when they are first published, but the Hub score rapidly increases within 24 hours of publication.
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