Does a Low Hubber Score Directly Affect Your Links?

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  1. SpaceShanty profile image94
    SpaceShantyposted 4 years ago

    Another Hubber mentioned this in a forum reply, can someone please give me more info.  Does a Low Hubber Score Directly Affect Your Links making them 'NoFollow'?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Yep, that happens if the profile score hits 85.

    Come to think of it, is that at 85 or below 85?

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Below 85.  (and it's still below 40 for individual Hubs)

      http://hubpages.com/faq/#linksnofollow

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    Dumb question; since the links become no-follow, doe this affect the traffic flow to a hub(s) and how

  4. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    Yes, when your Hubber (Author) score is below 85, outbound links become no-follow, meaning Google won't count them; so they won't affect sites they go to.Used to be individual Hubs had to have a score of at least 45 to have do-follow links; I don't know if that has changed, because the Hubber score used to have to be 75 but was raised to 85.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, so basically it is beneficial to maintain a Hubber score of 85 or over.

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. But specifically if you want the links in your Hubs to count in how Google ranks a site you link to. As in, if your links are going to one of your own sites or another site like HP where you write; if you want those sites to get the benefit of a link from HP, then your Hubber score has to be at least 85.

  5. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Sorry, I need a specific example to understand the link thing.
    Example: Hub is about apple varieties. I add a link to an apple orchard in NYState. If my hubber score is 70, even if lots of readers visit that apple orchard link, Google will "no follow" and not use that activity to rate my hub?
    Please explain something I've never understood. Please don't send me to the learning center, i.e., detention.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean about the Learning Center detention. That is quite obnoxious when people are not helpful and just refer you to the Learning Center.

      The issue is about backlinks. Many people put links in their Hubs to their own sites so that it will affect the rank of their own sites. Google sees a reputable site like HP is linking to your blog elsewhere, they figure your blog has value. But if the link is no-follow, Google doesn't count it in that regard.

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    I recall the number was lower, too - I'm guessing HP changed it to eliminate penalties to the site (HP) from bad content being used to drive clicks. Sadly, it's not a one-size fits all thing.  Many good Hubbers have lower scores at times, and there are also Hubbers with higher scores who have poor-quality content and are cresting link farms here. 

    But it's a start - so I'm glad for that.

    A related question - do those numbers also affect internal links to other hubs (for example, if someone has a collection of hubs on a certain topic)?

    1. Writer Fox profile image50
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Having a Hubber Score under 85 means that links to your other Hubs are also NoFollow.  This basically tells Google that they are links to advertisements or links to webpages that the author doesn't recommend.  I advise all Hubbers with a score under 85 to remove links to their other Hubs until their score is raised because it sends Google the wrong message about their Hubs.

      The exception to this is the two Hubs which show up at the bottom under Hub groups (Previous and Next).  These are still followed links.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that info, WF - with all the discussion here, I just wondered how that worked for links within a subdomain.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Just a quick note to say I disagree with WF here.   I have never seen anything to suggest "No Follow" links will damage the Hub or site they link to.   They will not count as backlinks, that's all.  "No Follow" links are still worth including, because a real reader may follow them and read those Hubs!

          I say this based on advice I've received in the past, but as you know, things are changing on the internet all the time.  I'm hoping WF can provide some references to clarify.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I would like to read more about this.

        I know that if a link is "No Follow", it tells Google not to follow that link.  However, I have never heard the suggestion that a "No Follow" means a black mark against the site linked to.

        I find it hard to believe because I've seen advice (from very reputable sources) to "no follow" links to pages within one's own blog (e.g. to avoid archives being counted as duplicate content).   It would be pretty stupid to do that, if the "no follow" meant you were damaging the reputation of your own blog!   Can you post some links to further reading on this?

        1. Writer Fox profile image50
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this
          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I was asking for some specific advice on the concept that "no following" a link damages its reputation, which is what you said.  Having read through the first few links on that search, i can't see any which say that.

      3. SpaceShanty profile image94
        SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It was your reply in a previous forum post which prompted this question, thanks for clarification.

  7. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 4 years ago

    A hubberscore below 85 means all outbound links are no-follow.  Links to  your own hubs are not affected. This is directly from HubPages:
    http://hubpages.com/faq/#linksnofollow
    http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/08/summer … bpages-hq/


    I link between my own hubs frequently and I currently have score of 82. You can check the page source of any of my hubs to see that my internal links do not have the "no-follow" attribute.  (In Chrome you can examine the source code of any webpage with the command Control + u.)  I checked it myself and my internal links are all good.

    Anyone who is telling people with scores below 85 to remove networks of links among their related hubs is doling out very bad advice, and I hope people will get the correct information directly from the source rather than second-hand misinformation.

    1. Writer Fox profile image50
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I just checked your links on this Hub: 'Probabilities of Winning the Powerball or Mega Millions Lotteries.'

      This is what I found for the links to your own Hubs:

      The link in the text box for your Hub 'Probability of Rolling Sums on a Pair of Octahedral (8-Sided) Dice' is followed.

      The three links to your Hubs under 'Also in This Lottery Series' are NoFollow.

      The links to your Hubs in the group (Previous and Next) are followed.

      I don't know why some of your links within the content are followed and some are not.  That's strange.

      1. profile image0
        calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's bizarre!
        I discovered what's causing the discrepancy.  The unaffected links are in a text capsule, while the nofollow links are in a link capsule. Luckily I almost always use the text capsule or in-text links rather than the link capsule. If I change it they should revert to normal.

        1. Writer Fox profile image50
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Let us know if that works for you.  Many people have scores below 85 and the information could be helpful for them.

          1. profile image0
            calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            It must be a bug HP is unaware of, I'm glad you noticed it.  They only ever intended for outbound links to be nofollow according to the learning center article and the blog post, not sure why they would discriminate between links placed in different capsules.

            1. Writer Fox profile image50
              Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Who knows?  But at least you won't be affected now.

      2. profile image0
        calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I just changed the related lottery math links to a text capsule and now they're all normal, no "nofollow" attribute.

        1. Writer Fox profile image50
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Cool!  Google will like that. Check your other Hubs, too, because I didn't.

    2. HollieT profile image85
      HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      +1. TF, some common sense less ego!

      1. Writer Fox profile image50
        Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Did you not understand that three out of four of his links to his own Hubs were NoFollow?

        1. HollieT profile image85
          HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Do you not understand that the drivel you are broadcasting is inaccurate? Why do you do this?

          1. Writer Fox profile image50
            Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Those links are NoFollow and that's a fact. What is it about the detriment a NoFollow link is to your own webpage that you do not understand?

            1. HollieT profile image85
              HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Not internally and between our pages. Why are you telling people this, and where, exactly, have you retrieved this information?

              1. profile image0
                calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                They're all good if they are in a text capsule or as in-text links as most of mine are, but for some weird reason they were no-followed in a link capsule, which I hardly ever use for links. It must be a bug.  I hope most people's links are not in link capsules if their score drops below 85!

                1. HollieT profile image85
                  HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Ah, accuracy! Now that's helpful.

                  1. profile image0
                    calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    Unfortunately they will probably not get around to fixing it until after New Year's. I hope it's an error and they did not intentionally configure the link capsule to work that way for internal links!  It doesn't make any sense why they would discriminate between type of capsule used.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I would agree with this.

 
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