I was delighted to see my hubber score climb to 90 yesterday. Today after I published another hub that also got featured (and in just an hour this time), I noticed that my score fell by 3 points. How come? I know hub scores can fluctuate but hubber scores? I even had a comment on my new hub today.
I see that your profile score has now dropped to 84. Which means that HP has declared all your links in all your hubs as no-follow.
That is an extremely not-good thing. Either HP has become highly perturbed about something, or there is some sort of glitch.
I looked at your latest hub and saw nothing wrong.
If you have not already done so, the only thing I can think to suggest is to be sure to set all your photo attribution links in all your hubs to no-follow.
Update: see next post.
New hubs naturally have lower scores and so will bring down your average.
I generally ignore the scores. Hubber score and hub scores. Unless they get low, you don't really have to worry. It will go back up in no time.
I decided to follow my own advice, and started checking some of my hubs.
At which point I realized there is no way to manually make photo attribution links no-follow.
So, HP advises to include photo attribution links...
But general consensus seems to be that Google perceives those as non-relevant links. And Google doesn't like those...
So, what the hell does one do? Keep the link, perturb Google. Delete the link, perturb HP.
I decided to do what I've seen the major news websites do. I attribute the source of the pic, but don't provide an actual live link to it.
This business certainly is a continual challenge...
Maybe HP already makes photo attribution links automatic no-follows. I hope so.
But even if they do, HP says those links can still trigger the overly-promotional filter. Which, I imagine, would knock down one's profile score.
Did I mention about this business being a continual challenge...?
Thank you so much for the tip paradigmsearch. I deleted the links and just mentioned the sources..
I hope to heck it works and gets you above the 85 demarcation point. From what I have seen of your hubs, you are entitled to that.
Sometimes the source of a photo requires a link. When that is the case, you can do that at the end of your Hub, in a text module, and choose the NoFollow option for the link.
The best way to keep your "hubber" score up seems to actively and frequently review your hubs; tweak them; update them; if possible add new content.
I have to agree with mbuggieh and Craftytothecore, when I edit my hubs my score generally goes up....If I go awhile without editing...it will start to drop.
You guys are so cute, thinking you have any kind of future here.
by Sleepylog 3 years ago
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by M. Toni 3 years ago
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by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
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