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Scrabbling as we speak. Don't know what to do. Advice?
I've yet to figure out what the numbers mean. My scores fluctuate all of the time, both Hubber and Hub scores. Just remember, what goes up must come down! LOL
Happened to me too, but it climbed back over 90 after a couple of weeks even without any new activity. Take 2 aspirin after a hearty meal and plenty of bed rest. You'll find your score should recover.
Sorry to hear that Paradigm. I can relate but I'm afraid to say anything in case it makes my score drop even more. Oh well, I can't resist. Yesterday, mine dropped three points in FIVE minutes while I did nothing other than visit MyAccount and the forum.
There's always someone lower than that (me for example) hope this makes ya feel better!
I'm lower than you don't worry about it. Write a hub, let it seep, do a little more promotion, find a new audience? but most of all, try to have fun
Anything other than 90's is unacceptable.
I don't know what is going on with Hubpages these days. Ever since they removed the tags that you could add to a new hub, my traffic and scores have gone down. Plus the editors seem very picky these days. Even hubs with comments are not getting shown in my Profile as active because they are less than 1500 words. I've switched to posting on other sites where I can get paid as soon as I reach $25.00 and the split on advertising is 50/50
As the king couldn't you just issue a royal decree that your score doesn't drop below 90? If the decree isn't heeded couldn't you employ your minions to take decisive action on your behalf?
Write a new hub, edit, walk away, edit, walk way, let it sit for a day, hit publish.
I think the program has gone bonkers. My hubber score NEVER went below 92 with most times above 97, but recently came down to as low as 88.
Same here, mine was at 97 and use to stay in the 90s, and my hubs have had high scores? Now, I have dropped to 88, then 86!
My hubber score too used to be much higher. Lowering hubber scores is perhaps a built in motivator to write more hubs, a whip for the HP slaves that we all have become.
Actually, my score goes down two to three points every time I publish a new Hub. If that is the HP way of discouraging the writing of new Hubs, the methodology is successful.
Same here. Mine was always hovering at 98 and sometimes 100. Now it is at 86 to 88.
Mine was always 92 - 95 for two and a half years and then suddenly dropped to 82 then crawled up to 86 and as I've just checked I see it is at 83.
As you are the KING just go and chop-off the heads of those involved in these wrongs.
I got a boost in reads on my blog and my hubs recently when I was interviewed by Monique Muro - the lady who writes "A Novel Quest" blog. If you are mentioned by other writers and your link should happen to appear in it or be included, then so much better. Every hubber should treat their writing as though they are sort of marketing it a little. If you get people interested in YOU more, then they might be curious enough to want to see what you write, and then mention it to more people they know.
I know to some that might seem narcissistic. But writers and hubbers must do at least SOME promotion. This is an interesting thread.
Scrabbling or scrambling? Im confused. I have a scrabble hub if you need it.
So far I haven't been able to discern a correlation with ANYTHING that makes my hubber score, or my hubs individual scores, fluctuate. They just do.
It's been all up in the last week or two, though, so not complaining.
An evil cat is in charge of the Hubber scores. It wears a black eye patch, even though it is completely black and has no disfigurements. It presses the button that resets the score.
The same thing happened to me. When I had a 100 hubber score, for the first time in almost 3 yrs., I have virtually no traffic at all. When my score went down a bit, more people were reading my stuff.
My hubber score crashed from a 92 down to an 83 a few weeks back. I was pretty discouraged - I had never had a score that low and couldn't see any discernable reason why it would have fallen like that, other than the fact that I had been away and hadn't had time to post in the forums, etc. Then it bounced back up into the 90s, again for no discernable reason. I tell myself I shouldn't care, but it is hard not to. Good luck - hope your score rises again soon!
My guess: Hub scores don't mean anything at all. People have been conditioned, through all those years in the educational system, to seek validation through numerical scores and silly "points." Scoring of stuff is a control mechanism, a pat on the head, a rewardless "reward." Like the little "award" thingies, they are pixels. Nothing more.
What about football game scores? If they didn't score the games, how would you know who won? Or maybe they both get a trophy.
Good question. I guess points in football have some basis in objective reality, even though they are abstractions (purely imaginary). I know there are also people who will argue vehemently that football itself has some basis in objective reality, too. But many people can wrap their heads around things that I can't. My hat's off to them!
On a less serious note, if we're playing a game here (for points), we don't seem to have any clearly articulated criteria, rules, or goals, as far as I know. Hence, it would seem to me that the points would be without basis.
Most likely there is some basis to the awarding of points--so theoretically this game has rules, criteria, and goals. We just don't know what they are. Try playing football--and scoring football--that way. The outcome would just be someone's opinion.
Not sure what is going on. I ran in for the first time in a week to grab an unfeatured hub to move to my blog and respond to a comment.....I am, at the time I am writing this, at 92. I have never figured that number out myself, lol.
Sorry to hear this. My traffic is the lowest since I wrote my first hub. Unbelievable! Have checked for issues with Google and found none. I don't know what is going on at HP, but I have copied my existing hubs. I am working on a site to place them. As soon as I finish I am deleting ALL hubs!
Traffic also at new low. I don't care. Well, actually I do. Think I'll do another B BS.
I just don't want all my .gov links to suddenly start being ignored by Google. That could cost some real money.
Just posted my first HUBS today. Just saying hello to everyone. I will try to check out everyone's pages as often as possible.
Yeah, welcome.... And don't worry about the score.... It's... Well, it's nothing really! We don't really care what the score is.... Just keep publishing )
As long as my score is greater than 85 I am happy - it dropped to 80 about a month and a half ago, went up to 90 and is now at 88 also.. It makes little sense to me!
Maybe we should just create an exclusive "88" club....
Maybe posting a lot on the forums is not the way to raise a Hubber Score.
I make a fuss for fun, but it's not a big deal... However, the whole not having hubs and still having a good score really does bug me.
According to Shanna11 (Hubber Score of 99):
Honestly, I have zero stock in Hubscores. In fact, they're nothing more than random numbers on pictures to me. Case in point: My Hubscore has not been higher these past few months- hitting 100 more often than not. How many articles have I written in the last year? Roughly 1. How active have I been on the forums? I average about 3 or 4 posts a month. Have I hub-hopped? Not in over a year. Is my traffic good? Nope, it's never been lower.
(She's a graduate of the apprentice program who learned how to write Hubs which don't receive much traffic.)
Now you are getting it Writer Fox! :-)
Don't Despair -
With due respect, I really feel that this depressing and downward pulling forum thread has no place in the precarious climate of this wonderful website.
Take a break from HP.
Why not spend time away from HP for say 2 weeks. Go learn something new that may lure you away from HP addiction. Allow fresh ideas to penetrate your creativity. Then, re-fueled, come back to write your best hub yet.
Express gratitude for a chance to be the best on the web.
I'd delete some of my lower-scoring hubs, but most of them get weekly traffic.
I always heard that how one treats you is an indication of what they think of you no idea and mine is lower than yours and I do a lot of controversarial babbling elsewhere (politics) ... hmm ... maybe that's bad publicity? oops! I have a hub with zero score sitting doing nada and couple red skulls not going away ... since last week. No idea wtf going on .. oops,
My Hubber Score is also down now. From 94 it went down to 88 and now it is 89. I have not been publishing new hubs or participating on forums or commenting on hubs ... But I have been updating 1-2 hubs per day. I really hope my hubber score climbs up.
can you tell me, how use this hubpage?i hope you can share your
science to me..
When there is a Learning Center on HubPages, I don't think I need to share 'my Science' with you. Here is the Link http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents
HP has always maintained the hubber score doesn't matter. Mine stays in the 90's. The only time it went down is when I didn't post or come onto the forums for at least a week. And now I don't even do that, since nothing has changed. Well, there is a real lack of traffic. I'm shocked and sad to see one red arrow today on 138 hubs that used to get a good amount of traffic. If I check my stats, I have about half the traffic I used to, but honestly, I can't figure out how. It's rare anyone comments on any of my hubs, when I used to spend hours answering questions. And how can I have half the traffic when nobody is on my account page?
Maybe little elves or creatures come on as soon as I go look at something else?
Way back in June my score hit 100 a few times. I don't know why, I only had 22 hubs and was getting 20 or less views a day. It was abysmal.
Things have improved a lot since then and my Hubberscore has fallen. I don't pass any heed on it because reaching 100 when I was obviously failing does not make any sense to me.
Hark! Took 11 days, but my score went up to 90. My .gov links are secure.
I think your score went down because you published a new Hub 2 weeks ago. I just published a new Hub and my score just went down a point and that happens to me every time. If you just stop publishing new Hubs for a while, the Hubber score goes up. (That's a flawed system, but what can we do?)
Paradigmsearch - I have an image of you wearing a tatty robe and pounding a gnarled stick when you say things like "Hark!"
I don't really care about the scores but it *** IS *** nice to see some long standing Hubbers here just made my evening, round of hugs!
Honestly, I am embarrassed for grown men (and women for that matter) who obsess over something as silly as a hubscore.
Not only am I embarrassed, I am scared of people who think this kind of thing is important.
I mean, how far would you go for a pat on the back from a certified authority figure (I mean cop, soldier, agent of your government etc, etc)?
Would you torture that detainee to get your conforming-citizen score up to 95? Would you shoot your grandmother to be an alpha-plus, 100?
HP is a website. Not especially important. Located somewhere on a distant arm of the internet universe.
If you do not understand this you are a menace to reason, at the very least, and probably to humanity.
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