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Improving Existing Hubs

  1. amiebutchko profile image92
    amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago

    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?

    1. Writer Fox profile image76
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. amiebutchko profile image92
        amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So, if the score does go down, it is likely to stay down if you don't continue to edit?

        1. Marie Flint profile image92
          Marie Flintposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. amiebutchko profile image92
            amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Marie, thank you.  That is what I wanted to hear.  I think I will just give it some time, then.  My self esteem is getting so tied into my hubber score!  It is funny....

        2. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. Writer Fox profile image76
            Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            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!

          2. amiebutchko profile image92
            amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for your responses.  I am not sure I am very good at SEO.  But I am getting better....

  2. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. amiebutchko profile image92
      amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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...

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Amie,
        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!  smile

        1. amiebutchko profile image92
          amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Robin, thank you so very much for the vote of confidence.  It really means so much to me.

  3. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    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.

  4. amiebutchko profile image92
    amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago

    Thanks.  You, too!

  5. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. amiebutchko profile image92
      amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I know this might be difficult to answer, but what do you think constitutes good traffic?  How many readers per day?

 
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