Why is my hub score dropping?

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    Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years ago

    Less than a week ago my hub score was 92. It has steadily been dropping an is 88 as I write this post. I've actually been more active in the last week than ever ... in the forums, hub hoping, reading and commenting on hubs, asking and answering questions. I posted a new hub a couple of days ago and it's doing well. My traffic is rising, I'm getting more followers, I got my Level 1 Commenter status yesterday. I just  don't get it.

    1. ameliam.michelle1 profile image75
      ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jennifer, many hubbers are facing the same problem. Just last week my score was 85, now it has dropped to 81. May be the algorithms of hp are changing just like the algorithm of Google, just keep the content level high and pray to God that it does not drop further ( I am doing the same!)

      1. smartwatchreview profile image58
        smartwatchreviewposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm getting the same problem too. I thought it was because I was inactive for about a week. Hope it doesn't drop any further for all of us! Cheers!

        1. tw6852 profile image57
          tw6852posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Same here!  If I am not on this thing 24/7 I feel like I get docked.

    2. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No one gets it. That's the way it's supposed to be.

      FORGET about it!

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        What she said. Scores mean nothing.

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      Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your replies. As zanaworld mentioned, I meant to say hubber score.

    4. Barbara Kay profile image91
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mine has done the same thing, only earlier. It was always near 100 and look at it now. It isn't important. At first, I worked to get it higher and now I figure it isn't worth the bother. The score doesn't mean anything anyways.

    5. NotPC profile image58
      NotPCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8124288_f248.jpg

      1. Bill Yovino profile image89
        Bill Yovinoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The best answer!

    6. Jlbowden profile image90
      Jlbowdenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jennifer:

      I could never figure out the Hub score component thing out. My score was around 95 last week, and the last few days it has been at 100.  And to be completely honest -  I haven't had too much time on my hands, to compose new articles, or comment on fellow writers articles, which I should be doing more consistently.  All I have been doing is answering a good number of others questions.

      That's basically it!  I really can't figure why it would go to 100. Even though I have been at that number several times over the past 2 years.  Many other community members say that it really doesn't matter if you have a high, score or not.  It's your individual articles and what their content contains, that counts the most.  Hope that helps make you feel better about the individual hubber score..

      Jl

    7. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hubber score fluctuates for no apparent reason sometimes. Bear in mind that every time you publish a new Hub, it will pull your score down, because part of the calculation is based on the average score of all your Hubs.  Since new Hubs have a lower score, that pulls the average down.

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        Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well that must be part of it then, Marisa. Thanks.

    8. Hikapo profile image81
      Hikapoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8124726_f248.jpg

    9. Bill Yovino profile image89
      Bill Yovinoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Put in a stop order at 86.

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      Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all the replies. I'm really not too worried about it, just quite confused since I've been more active than ever and anticipated it going up if anything, not down. However, Marisa's point about new hubs, which always start with a low hub score, being a factor might be at least part of the reason my hubber score dropped.

      Whatever. Thanks again for the replies.

  2. jasonycc profile image74
    jasonyccposted 5 years ago

    Don't let it bother you too much. One of my hub has a score 91 and it dropped to 77 in less than a week. Traffic is quite consistent. Now it is moving up to the 80s.

    I gave up trying to understand how it works.

  3. zanaworld profile image64
    zanaworldposted 5 years ago

    First of all, please note that Hub Score and Hubber Score are different.  I think what we are discussing here is Hubber Score.

    No one knows the algorithms behind scoring of Hub Score and Hubber Score.  The Algorithms are kept secret.  It is better to forget and keep on working on your writing and interacting within Hub communities.

    Please refer to below help to understand some pointers on HubScore and Hubber Score!

    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubs … bber-score

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      Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I meant hubber score. Thanks zanaworld.

  4. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 5 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8123557_f248.jpg

    This is how the Hubber Score is calculated.

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      Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well that done clears it up, Bill. Thanks! big_smile

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That explains a lot.  Too much room for one little error to whack the whole thing sideways. smile

    3. OMGirdle profile image76
      OMGirdleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  I didn't know they used Klaatu's formula! ;D

      1. Bill Yovino profile image89
        Bill Yovinoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Nice one!

        ...and a Klaatu barada nikto to you too!

  5. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image63
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 5 years ago

    My score ranges from 92 to 98.  I don't know what makes it go up and down.  I ignore it and keep on doing what I'm doing.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://memecrunch.com/meme/N5UJ/my-profile-score-is-what/image.png

  7. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    See my score on Hubscores ok?

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      *Hub

      You mean the one that gives a paragraph about how stressing the scores are then links to a guide of Darkside's... then promotes a completely unrelated video? wink

  8. Autumn Renee profile image61
    Autumn Reneeposted 5 years ago

    I read their FAQ and it said not to upload a lot of hubs at once even if they are high quality.  Maybe your increase in activity was viewed as temporary and hurt your score.

    1. Bill Yovino profile image89
      Bill Yovinoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is no rhyme or reason to Hubber Scores.  Mine fluctuates more than penny stocks on the Nigerian Scam Exchange. Lots of activity, no activity, it doesn't seem to matter. I'm guessing that a random number generator is involved.

      1. Autumn Renee profile image61
        Autumn Reneeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I have noticed that my 30 day comments says 12 on the same day I receive my first comment for that hub.  I was going with the hope that it's an estimate.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What!!??   You Actually read the FAQ's ?  Congratulations!  smile

      1. Autumn Renee profile image61
        Autumn Reneeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well...skimmed is more appropriate, but as a new poster I needed to know what kind of things they are looking for.  It's like tailoring your style to the teacher each semester.

        1. Bill Yovino profile image89
          Bill Yovinoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Pay close attention:

          Uploading too many Hubs may decrease your score.
          Uploading too few Hubs may decrease your score.
          Commenting on Forums and Hubs may decrease your score.
          Not commenting on Forums and Hubs may decrease your score.
          Thinking about your Hubscore may decrease your score.
          Ignoring your Hubscore may decrease your score.
          Riptides may decrease your score.
          Lunar eclipses may decrease your score.
          Solar flares may decrease your score.
          Seismic activity may decrease your score.

          I hope you're writing this down...

          1. Mavis Hazelton profile image71
            Mavis Hazeltonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Well said

  9. ameliam.michelle1 profile image75
    ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years ago

    Well, the ratings indeed are quite confusing. The best way I have noticed is that just upload high quality content and remain visible to the community. What do you think?

  10. Cerebral Aspect profile image84
    Cerebral Aspectposted 5 years ago

    I've noticed that activity and visibility have a lot to do with your author score as well.  When I took a week hiatus from here, I also noticed that when I came back, my score had dropped a few points.

    1. ameliam.michelle1 profile image75
      ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it is not just about loading your profile with content but with quality content. I have seen many of my hubs going astronomical and then suddenly waving off. Same is with hub author score

  11. Melissa A Smith profile image99
    Melissa A Smithposted 5 years ago

    My score tends to drop when I get more traffic, and it shot up to 99 when my traffic was down.

  12. LCDWriter profile image96
    LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

    That's interesting, Melissa A.  You could think it would be the opposite!

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image99
      Melissa A Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah me too, every time I see the score up I think "uh oh". Usually 99% of the time I see my traffic down. When my traffic is where it needs to be it is between 90-96.

 
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