My hubber score just went down after I published another Featured hub

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  1. Anita Saran profile image81
    Anita Saranposted 5 years ago

    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.


    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    New hubs naturally have lower scores and so will bring down your average.

    1. Mark Johann profile image58
      Mark Johannposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I also believe this is about the averaging but eventually your hub score will rise up to the highest. Just be patient.

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Ignore scores, watch money.

  4. Anita Saran profile image81
    Anita Saranposted 5 years ago

    Ok thanks!

  5. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago


    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...?

    1. Anita Saran profile image81
      Anita Saranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for the tip paradigmsearch. I deleted the links and just mentioned the sources..

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. Writer Fox profile image45
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  7. profile image0
    mbuggiehposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image79
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I found one of my first hubs today and the score has dropped.  I edited it, added about 400 more words, added 2 more photos, and the score went up 6 points on it from just that little bit of editing.

  8. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    I have to agree with mbuggieh and Craftytothecore, when I edit my hubs my score generally goes up....If I go awhile without will start to drop.

  9. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 5 years ago

    You guys are so cute, thinking you have any kind of future here.


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