When you try to improve the score on an existing hub, for example, if you add in proper SEO techniques after the hub has already been published - or if you add a video to try to make it a more comprehensive hub, is it possible that the score might initially go down?
When you edit a Hub, it goes through the QAP process again so, yes, a different QAP rater can have a different opinion and the score can go down. Then again, you can keep editing until the score goes up.
So, if the score does go down, it is likely to stay down if you don't continue to edit?
Amie, I had a hub once that was "maxed out," that is, it had the full word count, three or more pictures, a video, and either a poll or table, so all the little checkpoints for a stellar hub were marked. The score was low, however, and I wasn't happy about it, so I asked the Hub Pages Team what else I could do with the hub. One staff member advised, "It looks good--give it some time."
This implies that a hub score can go up or down without doing anything to it.
The Hub score is made up of a lot of things, and traffic is one of them. So if your SEO changes mean that your Hub gets more traffic, its score will rise.
That's not true in the case of my Hubs. I have a Hub which has received 58,000 views in the past 30 days and the Hub Score hasn't changed at all. It's rated 79!
Thanks for your responses. I am not sure I am very good at SEO. But I am getting better....
Yes, it may go up or down. Lately, mine have been going down when I edit. I changed a title two days ago, it went from 90s to 80s. I just changed the title back to its original and it's back to 90s again. You never know. It depends on many things, some of which are out of our control. It's a game of chess.
Oh! So that is very helpful! Mine went down, too. Maybe I should change my title back as well? I was trying to front load a keyword. I thought that was better. Hmmm. I really think I did improve my hubs, though. I guess you just don't know... I might just have to go with my integrity as a writer...
It is always exciting to me when I see new Hubbers like you that are doing such a fantastic job! As you write more high-quality Hubs (and rely on your integrity as a writer), your Hubber Score will adjust and go up. I wouldn't worry about it too much; your score is high enough that it won't affect how your Hubs are seen on HubPages or the web. Welcome to HubPages!
True. I just front loaded a key word in title of another hub and it went down 2 points. I will watch it for a couple days to see what happens. Happy tweaking.
Don't worry about the score of the hub too much, I have seen hubs vary from 70's to 90's score without doing any changes at all..
If it is getting visitors and they read it through; that is the measure of success that you want to look at not an arbitrary score.
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