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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    I was just looking at my hub stats page...and much to my surprise and delight, my second-top viewed hub has reached a hub score of 100.  (17,311 total views ever.)

    I next looked at my other stats, and find that my all-time top-viewed hub has 20,688 total views, with a hub score of 94.  Very strange. 

    I've been here long enough to know better than to ask "what's up with that," but I still find it odd...and since the formula is a deep, dark secret to keep folks from gaming the system, I realize I'll never know the why's and wherefore's.

    Just curious if anyone else has seen such apparently 'backwards' numbers, with a higher-traffic hub having a lower hub score than one with less traffic..????

    (Cuing up Twilight Zone music....) lol

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image90
      Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      HubScore and Hubber Score are *mostly* a measure of the quality of your Hub(s). Traffic is also a factor but the quality of traffic matters, i.e, views from reputable sources will have a positive effect on your HubScore. This is all explained in more detail in this LC entry.

      1. Writer Fox profile image47
        Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I find no relation at all to the high traffic my Hubs receive from Google and the low scores my Hubs receive from HubPages.  It's totally counter-productive for HubPages to long for traffic from Google and yet continue to low-score the Hubs which are successful on Google search results and low-score the Hubbers who wrote those Hubs.  Not to mention the fact that your present scoring system alienates the very writers who bring in the most income to HubPages! Put a pencil to it: how long could HP continue to pay salaries if its only income source was from Hubbers with a 100 Hubber Score or from Hubs with a score above 95?  Your system of scoring is completely flawed.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Yes, there is only a loose correlation between my scores and traffic.

  3. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I've seen the same. The hub with thousands of views hit 100 a few of times over the last year (right now at 97) but it has also hit 88 when views were also higher than any other hub! I thought it was copied or something. We can never know what causes these fluctuations. But it's good to know that no one is exempt and it can happen to all of us, depending on which way the wind blows.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The wind blew, it's now at 100.

  4. ChicagoPhotos profile image74
    ChicagoPhotosposted 4 years ago

    I'll preface by saying I'm a noobe to HP but not life.  In regards to ratings and "clicks" viewers"  etc... I have to say.  I hope popular, "pop"  topics is not the only measurement criteria used on a hub.  If so, it would encourage us all  to be writing about the Kardashians  -vs- writing about "people's perception of money" or  the up coming municipal pension crisis in most major cities.

    I just don't want my stuff compared to an article in "teen magazine" as a measurement. Granted, I don't want to put our junk, but it is not a level playing field if so.

    BTW> I kid, there is no crisis with municipal pensions in major cities...... Or is there?  ( Pinky to mouth motion  ala Dr Evil)

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Ratings are automated so it is safe to say they are not based on topic

  6. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 4 years ago

    It has always been this way for me. My hub with the most traffic 54,000+ is at 86 and second to that is at 82. My highest scoring hubs at 98 only have 5400+ and 10,800+ respectively.

    1. Writer Fox profile image47
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have a Hub that's had more than 125,000 page views in the past four months, mostly sent from Google, and it has a very high CPM.  Guess what Hub Score it has from HubPages: a whopping 76!  Gee, thanks HubPages, and I really don't need to hear "Don't worry about your Hub Scores or your Hubber Score."


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