Can anyone tell me the actual meaning of the number that appears and keeps on changing on the profile pictures of each hubber.
Those numbers are a your Hubberscore. Though it is not known exactly how they are calculated, they have something to do with the quality of your hubs and level of engagement in the HubPages Community.
but the hubscore we can see in our account page is different from this
The hubber score is different on your profile picture than the one on your icon here at the forums? If so, I had that happen the other day, but it was the same the next time I logged in and my guess it was a glitch. If you mean the score on your icon doesn't match the average score for all your individual hubs, that's explained well by the others who posted about how hubber scores are calculated.
A 'personal glimpse' is what the 'actual meaning of the number' means in my humble view. How many 'different meanings' have been posted already? They each have one singular thread running through and of significance. It is a personal meaning more than anything else of meaning.
Yes, it is a computation result of an algorithm of some sort. We shall never know it and even if so, I am sure it is a product of change . . . even the source being the algorithm will change with time as does Google's change with changes on the internet which is a very, very big number indeed.
For 'me' it represents a relationship of when and what with how while who and why are not of matter until those first two are answered for 'self.' We all know where is 'here at HP' and 'There at our individual profile / portfolio'.
I did something and the result is that number. For 'me' it hasn't any meaning until it changes with knowledge changing it occurs daily. No change something still occurred and with time. I can compare that number to a before and review it with 'what was' with 'what now is'. Simple enough for 'me.' I know who I am and I hope I learn why about those first two - when and what. Of course that number is imaginary too as it is 'hope of can be' while maybe 'could be'.
A look see offers there are some with as little as a dozen hubs have reached 100 while some with countless. No truth there for 'me'. There are some in the nineties with the same correlations as well as with lower too. I have in the past received a high ninety and saw it trail lower as I did do something even when nothing at all. Again. for 'me', it is related to a when and a what. It for 'me' represents a relationship between what, when, how or how much, while why surely is of recalling memory and who of concern is really just me and where appears here at HP or there at one's profile / portfolio.
Have you ever read Horton Hears a Who? "a person's a person, no matter how small"? What does a score mean? I dun'no . . . maybe it is just so . . .
Hub-pages should give a clear picture on the workings on that - alot of hubbers are baffled.
It's an algorithm of how you're performing on HP including participation in the community, hub quality and quantity, accolades, QAP ratings, votes on your hubs, and how all of that compares to that of other hubbers. But don't take it too seriously. It will fluctuate like a moody cat off of its medication. It takes at least a year before it stabilizes, based on sometimes seemingly unknown factors.
Okay dear &janshares thanx for your suggestion
please can u stop suggesting that this is my rating, I wish to believe its is a random number
I noticed that when I edited some hubs, my rating jumped up to one one point. I have 12 featured hubs and I edited three articles to make it 15. My rating is now 82. I saw another hubber, with 235 hubs, but was still rated an 84. It boggles the mind on the algorithm used to come up with the numbers.
Ha ha Janshares, I have to subscribe to your hubs now. You've got me cracking up with the moody cat thing. ;-)
This is what's so funny. Hubbers get all worked up about HubberScore, yet the average reader - and even some Hubbers - can't even tell what the number means. Just shows how irrelevant it is!
I thought that a Hubscore of 75 or less meant no-follow links... whatever they are.
A Hub Score of less than 85 means that the Hub's links to other websites are NoFollow. Because Google likes to see followed links to other webpages that authors recommend, it can hurt your Hub rankings on Google if your Hubs don't have any followed links to other websites. Without followed links, your Hub is what Google calls a 'dead end' because the Google crawler has no other place to go except within the HubPages site.
Thanks for the explanation. I learnt something.
Google bots always follow the links, no matter te nofollow tag, they just don't pass the PageRank. Hubscore is set so high to put away spammers. You simply can't get 85 or more in very short time. I have seen many pages doing great with only nofollowed tags and they are not only affiliates (think about Wikipedia), so in theory dofollow is not necessary to perform well, but it's a nice bonus.
It's part of playing the 'Google Game.' In a question/answer session, Google's Matt Cutts said he wanted Wikipedia to reconsider its policy of putting NoFollow on all links. Squidoo.com put NoFollow on all of its outbound links in March, 2013, and its traffic is now 60% of what it was when it made that decision.
If you want Google to think your Hub is a good resource, find some quality sites to link to. If not, the related Hubs that HP automatically puts on every Hub will have to suffice, although these are all within the HP site at least it gives the Google bot someplace to go.
Wikipedia didn't lost traffic because of nofollow. Google had a problem with recalculating rankings which were much more depending on PR when Wikipedia made a switch. Now a link from Wikipedia still counts, even if it's nofollow, and can help your rankings.
Similar example of the site which made a switch and didn't suffer, is Pinterest. Same was with YouTube and Twitter or Care2 of LiveJournal or famous reblogging function on Tumblr ...
Squidoo started loosing traffic almost four months before they switched on nofollow, the biggest structural problem of the site at the moment is probably number of 404 errors.
Yes, many blogs, getting PR from Squidoo lost authority and because they were pumping many lenses, they lost positions, but in general I can still find hundreds of top performing lenses which are able to earn hundreds of dollars (each) without that support. Nofollow didn't hurt them, although I would rather see my lenses still passing PR to my sites.
I don't think correlation between nofollow and traffic is so simple as some believe, but I am 100 percent sure HubScore and nofollow tag are only related because of spammers. They are the reason for all the changes I listed above.
Rules for nofollow are simple - put it on affiliate links, paid links and links you can't control, like from comments on blogs (made by possible spammers). In case of HubPages - authors who didn't 'earn' trust yet, don't have the privilege of dofollow, but many of them will never need that.
As far as I know the exact method with which a Hubber score is calculated is unknown. However, as other hubbers have already written it before me, it represents the overall quality of the writer's hubs and their feedbacks, as well as the hubber's activity on the HP site in general.
The above people explained what it is there for.
As far as what it means, I'm pretty sure the answer is "nothing".
Why do people from India call everyone 'dear?'
It's an old-fashioned remnant of the 'officer class' English used in India during the days of the British Raj period by British army officers - as in "my dear chap' - I find it quite charming. It's the same "dear" that we used to start letters with (remember those?) before email introduced the ubiquitous "HI".
Thanks for the information! I've noticed this used on Hubs by Indian writers in place of the word 'you.' For an American audience, it sounds peculiar and sometimes condescending. I wonder how people in the UK feel when the term is used?
We don't usually hear it as most Indians (and others from the Indian subcontinent) who live in the UK, especially those born in the UK, speak much the same style as everyone else in whichever part of the country they live. I'm sure it sounds as quaint and 'olde worlde' to them as it does to the rest of us. At least to those of us of a certain age. A Pakistani male friend of mine in Bangkok used it with a young English acquaintance, who got angry as he thought my friend was offering more than friendly conversation.
It's just part of an old style of English that still survives in parts throughout the Indian subcontinent.
It is probably meant to give writers with high scores confidence to keep going and writers with low scores the urge to improve.
Well, this I can tell you: A particular hub may have one score today nd another score tomorrow etc. I have seen my hubs start as low as 69 and that particular hub climb as high as 84 and then drop back. Who knows how it is determined. I am in agreement with this who say we should not pay much attention to it. (I like the moody cat analogy, made above.)
I have been a member for about 6 weeks, have posted 60 hubs and have never had a score above 84. I have links to other web site, videos in about one third of the hubs, links to other hubs the works; my average Hub is about1800 words. I do not know what would be the average views a hud should get so I have no one to compare to but in 6b weeks I have well over 3,ooo views.
I write all this because, I too, would like to see those scores go high, but am at a loss as to how to make that happen.
I understand what writer fox means by links, but I really and not sure how to do it. Can someone give me an explanation of how to add links and then show me a sample hub with them. I know I sold dumb, but as someone who grew up with a typewriter, I have trouble understanding the technology part of this site. Thanks
Wow. I should have proofread that message!
I wrote a Hub about this and I have a section on the link capsule. There is a "Table of Contents" at the top, just click your mouse on using the link capsule and it will take you directly to it. If you still do not understand it let me know in the comment section - or here.
This is the link to that Hub:
http://theexaminer-1.hubpages.com/hub/e … d_24875504
For your Hub, you could link to the Goodwill website: goodwill.org
I would suggest doing this in the middle or end of your Hub, and not at the beginning. You might want to mention that the Goodwill website has a locator feature that allows people to find a store location in their area.
In the edit mode, go to the word 'Goodwill' in your text where you want the link, left click on your mouse and hold it down while you scroll across the word until it is highlighted. Then click on the link icon (4th from the right on the top menu of the edit capsule). When the box opens, put the full URL in the URL box: http:// www . goodwill.org (Remove the spaces I have put in here.)
Do NOT check the NoFollow box unless you are linking to an advertisement.
Click on the Green Save button.
Now, while still in the edit capsule, click on the HTML button (1st on the left on the top menu of the edit capsule). This will open the code to the text module. Find the place where your link is. It will look like this (I inserted spaces):
a href="http:// www. goodwill.org">Goodwill</a>>
Again, hold down the left click on your mouse and highlight the link, including the < at the beginning and the </a> at the end. Then, cut the text and replace it with this (remove the spaces):
<a href="http:// www . goodwill.org" target="_blank">Goodwill</a>
Then, hit the green save button at the top. This will bring you back to the edit capsule. Hit the save button on the edit capsule.
This will open the link in a new window when someone clicks on it. You want to do this so that your Hub is still in their browser and they will stay on your Hub until they finish reading it.
If you want some sample Hubs, my two recent Hubs both link out to other websites. If you click on those links in my Hubs, you will see that they open in new windows.
If you find a (short) story/article which you want to show others [ex: my Table of Contents I pointed out each section in case they wanted a specific section]. Did you learn how to place a URL (link) in the 'link capsule'?
Yes. So if I have written a related article, I could link to it? If not, I could link to another hubber's related article?
Yes to both questions, but I would get the okay from the other writer first. It is usually safer that way. Do you know how to do the copy and paste with your mouse? I use it all of the time and find very useful because I think that it is easy to do.
It's never, ever, ever, ever necessary to "get the OK from the other writer first". If you've written a good quality article, you're doing the other writer a big favour by linking to them. No one is ever going to say no!
Of course, there's no harm in touching base with that other writer - you never know, you might make a useful contact if you often write on that topic - but it's not necessary.
It took me several tries but I finally did it. I linked to Goodwill industries. Thank you so much for your detailed instructions.
You did it right; good for you! It really does make a big difference to take the time to make the link open in a new window.
If anyone wants to see how this works, go visit Lisa's Hub and find the link for 'Goodwill':
http://lisakeating.hubpages.com/hub/Thr … all-Booths
I've never been much for playing games. I think I'll just write some stuff and hope somebody reads it.
dear friends than what I think that no one here who can answer the exact meaning of my question..........
I thought you already got it. HubScore is relative number between 0 and 100 which has only two useful applications:
1. it helps us to compare 'success' of one hubber to another (by 'success' I mean rating of hubber's articles, his/her activity, traffic of his/her articles, etc.)
2. if the number drops below 85, links from hubber's articles pointing to sites outside of HubPages, become nofollow
Exact formula is a secret and it probably changes from time to time, but you can improve your score by better rated or/and visited hubs and activity in the community.
If you don't care about nofollow tag, this number is almost irrelevant. I hope you have your answer now.
I don't think it has anything to do with the amount of hubs you write. It's how many readers you attract that read them. I have had over 45,000 readers visit my hubs and if I don't write for a while my score goes down.
Janshares explained it here:
I was reading through the help page earlier and I think it's a collection of the quality of your hubs, the traffic and views they get, your interaction with the community and your reputation (so basically, it's a sort of average of everything you're rated on).
I think, that's how I interpreted it. But it's out of 100 so I suppose even if you don't know what it's for that can at least give you an estimate of how 'good' yours is?
I've posted 2 Hubs but they are not published!
It's telling me that there are some problems, but I can't rectify any issue!
Please tell me - what to do???
Waiting for your reply!
These are my 2 Articles, please check & tell me - why my hub is unpublished???? Indicate me the problems?????
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Are these same hubs, or large portions of, published elsewhere? I've had that problem before. When I re-purposed a blog write-up I did on my site into a hub here, they found the same write-up published elsehwhere, and I had to petition them to allow me to use it here.
You need to edit that post and remove the text of your Hub, because this is a public forum so you've just "published" your article here, which will affect your ability to publish them anywhere else.
Is English your first language? The article doesn't flow well. The phrasing is stilted and awkward in many places. I suspect that's why it has been published.
I just edited 5 articles, 3 were featured, and two were not. They got through after 20 minutes. They increase my ratings too from 82 to 84 with 15 featured hubs. I need to have long articles and have it featured so I can get my adsense account. Going fine with me.
From my observations, the 'profile' score (score next to picture icon) reflects the average Hub score combined with the active social interactions as a Hubber on HubPages. For example: if your average Hub score is 75, it can be pushed up higher to 85 on your profile score by actively commenting and answering questions within the HubPage community.
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