Why do unpublished Hubs rise in the ranking?

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    boppsterposted 10 years ago

    I have Hubs that get 200 or 300 hits a day and are still lower rated than Hubs that I've unpublished to edit and get no hits.  This baffles me.  Why are my unpublished HUBs rising while my best HUB are not moving? 

    Any ideas?

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    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    1. Recent traffic is only a small part of the overall HubScore
    2. There is a small random component to scores, in order to keep things shuffling
    3. Content that is duplicated or has a high link density will rarely achieve a very high score, even if it is getting traffic.  There is more to quality than just traffic.
    4. There isn't that much separating a 65 from an 80, so small changes (or #2) can cause a relatively large move in that meaty part of the curve.