Well, yall don't hear from me much anymore, as I'm one of the oldsters here. But some of you know I used to have hubber scores of 95-100. When the big boom happened, it dropped to the early 80s. In addition, my individual hub scores dropped, but not earnings.
What is really weird this week (and I'm not complaining here) is all of a sudden, my hubber score goes up a few points (bingo) and the arrangement of my hubs is drastically changed. I have a hub that was a consistent 65-70 score that has now gone shooting up to the nineties. (thank you)
The whole arrangement of my hubs in my 'account' section is completely different. That tells me (duh) that something is changed or somebody went in and re-rated my hubs (thanks!)
Whatever the deal, it's always nice to see change toward the positive.
It sounds very much as though HubPages has tweaked the algorithm for HubScore. It has done that several times in the past but it sounds like this one is a really big change, so I'm a bit surprised they haven't announced it.
I think that is exactly what has happened, and unless they are doing a "trial run", I think it is highly unfair of them to not inform writers about this and tell us what we need to do to improve our scores.
Having said this, I cannot imagine what else we CAN do! Enough is enough already!
Ironically, yesterday I had the highest number of page views I have ever had in one day. Go Figure!
It has happened to me too-- all my hubs have seen a significant decrease in score. If the algorithm has changed, then it means we must re-learn the new quality benchmarks. Traffic has seen a slight increase though, and if the hub score has no impact on traffic then I will not be too hasty in trying to change my hubs to fit in with new (arbitrary) requirements.
I'm feeling you, gitachud. I did edit a few just to see what would happen and not much changed. I'm also of the mind to wait and see before I create anymore undue stress for myself by trying to tweak blindly. Yes, traffic is surprisingly off the chain so I'll just continue to monitor for now.
I saw another thread or post about this recently. I've also noticed it on my own account. HP may have changed a metric or added a new factor in calculating scores. It helps to see what is valued and what took a dive. I'm going to take a closer look at both and see what I find.
I'm not seeing this. In fact, I am seeing the opposite and have been complaining about this for awhile. My posts are scoring lower than normal despite the fact that most are doing well. I find this very, very strange!
Thanks for this post, donotfear. It confirms a similar issue I brought up in another thread. I think it is now confirmed that the algorithm has been altered. I also don't think it's a coincidence that this happened at the same time HubPro was introduced.
I have more than a score of those EC hubs, and, although some have 100s and 99s, there are also quite a few that have scores in the 70s. Yes, it is preposterous. If that hub is so amazing that they want it to have the EC notation, why is it considered so bad?
Has anyone written to the HubPages Team in reference to the decrease in our hub scores? Mine drops from 100’s and 90’s down to 89 and below. I wrote to them today after reading about this happening to others on HP and this is what I received back:
Thank you for your concerns. We will keep this in mind. Thanks, Matt @ Team HubPages
Well, maybe something is happening that we will know about later. I can only hope this matter will be handled. Bobbi Purvis
Something is happening in the areas which we as hubbers have no control of---I believe it is generated from the back office, and something is being changed and we were not told about it. And, i could be wrong.
One of my hubs that has always been 100, and I update it weekly it is a review on a TV show and it dropped to 80. So updating has not helped me at this point in time.
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