What is the highest score you have been given by hubpages for a hub?

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  1. tlcs profile image63
    tlcsposted 8 years ago

    Why do you think the hub with the highest score was scored higher than your others? Interested to know.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like that you are proactively looking for ways to better a hub instead of complaining about low scores.

      My highest hub score is 100.  I have quite a few that have reached 100, but they bounce around from time to time so once 100 is reached, it does not stay there. 

      Here are the qualities for my highest scoring hubs:

      1.  They are visually attractive.  I have included images, videos, polls, etc. that help make the hub stand out.  I'm not sure if all of them meet the definition of a stellar hub, but if they don't, they are very close.

      2. They are about popular topics that the general public would find interesting.  My hubs about less popular topics generally don't get as high a score.

      3.  They answer a question that isn't available everywhere on the net.  Either the answer is not available elsewhere, or the answer is a unique answer. They also answer the question completely.  When I write a hub, I try to think about what other things people with that question would need to know but forgot to ask.

      4.  They are well written.  I'm not bragging here - I tend to go back and edit and revise hubs from time to time, so I've found and fixed the big typos, grammar and formatting issues.

      5. They have few or no Amazon or eBay capsules.  The goal is to impart information and not to make sales from these hubs.

      6. Some of them get traffic, but I also have high scoring hubs that don't get a lot of traffic.  I think I need to become better at choosing titles and using SEO so the search engines can find these hubs.

      1. tlcs profile image63
        tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that reply Millionaire Tips, I will take on board what you have said. They say practice makes perfect, well my aim is to become perfect this year and I will take on any constructive feedback from fellow hubbers who like me enjoy writing. Thanks again.

        1. tlcs profile image63
          tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh bye the way, well done at getting a score of 100!

      2. ChristinS profile image40
        ChristinSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Everything Millionaire said applies to me as well.  100's are not permanent they fluctuate.  My highest scores tend to be on the subjects that are not overdone, or are very unique and thorough with a good dose of personal experiences within. My highest scored ones tend to be shared heavily on social media - although I'm not sure that has anything at all to do with the score.  It's probably coincidental, but worth mentioning.

        1. tlcs profile image63
          tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's worth noting thanks ChristinS

      3. peachpurple profile image82
        peachpurpleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I must learn from you, trying a new concept

    2. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've had 100's.  They come and go.  I think most often when I look at my highest scored hubs, they seem to be relevant at the time.  Maybe they've had more clicks or a sale.  It could be a topic trending at the time.  That the scores fluctuate so often doesn't phase me as much as it used to.  I can see one at the top suddenly drop into the 80's.  Two days later it may rise again.

    3. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've never gotten a hundred but I have had a 99. I think the score has to do with testing HP has done; whether someone stays on a page and I think HP asks readers to answer a question or two about their satisfaction. It also has to do with traffic, quality, etc. The Hubs that have scored higher, from what I remember, were pretty "relatable", this is why I think satisfaction from reader had something to do with score. Can't really know for sure though.

    4. RanaKm profile image51
      RanaKmposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      81-82 but it all dropped all of a sudden..Whatevs

  2. Lady Lorelei profile image84
    Lady Loreleiposted 8 years ago

    I had a couple that were 100 but they have dropped out. Currently my highest is 99. I think our articles rate highly when they strike a chord with someone. Helpful, informative, or personal whatever it might be. Oh and plenty of related images. Hubpages seems to love images.

    My articles are generally written from a personal view point but any facts are well researched before I state them. I generally try to find at least 3 sources of information in my research with at least 2 of the sources covering different aspects or viewpoints on the subject.

    1. tlcs profile image63
      tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have noticed that they like images. Thanks for that.

  3. jjheathcoat profile image78
    jjheathcoatposted 8 years ago

    My articles only hover around the 80's-90's. I get good reivews on them but not a lot of traffic. I write about weird things though.

  4. Uzochukwu Mike profile image78
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 8 years ago

    My highest hub is 93. Hubs with high hub score receives high traffic. Sometimes 100 views and above per day.
    Another point is that they contain not less than 3 images together with other capsules.

    1. tlcs profile image63
      tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It does seem that they like images, perhaps I need to put more in, Ill try in future.

  5. aesta1 profile image93
    aesta1posted 8 years ago

    I have several in the 100 now but as the others have said, they don't stay there forever. You need to improve your hub regularly. These articles have had a long shelf life starting from Squidoo. Just keep enhancing your hubs and eventually you'll reach there.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your hub does need to be current, but I don't think that you need to update it regularly in order for it to have a high score and / or high traffic.  I've had hubs that had a score of 100 and I hadn't even thought about them, much less tried to edit or update them.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    I've had a few of my Hubs reach the magic 100 number for a little while, but it never lasts long. At the moment my highest #'d Hub is a 95.

    When one does reach the top of the proverbial mountain I chalk it up to dumb luck.

    1. tlcs profile image63
      tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So it does fluctuate, that is good to know.

  7. Uzochukwu Mike profile image78
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 8 years ago

    Yes it does fluctuates, sometimes up and sometimes down.

  8. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    Apart from uniqueness + all that has already been said above, the hubs that get high scores are usually stellar hubs. They tick all the boxes in the "need some goals" box. In addition, I have noticed that the 100 score drops when a hub loses traffic. Inversely, a lowish scoring (mid 80's) hub may suddenly jump to the 100 mark when it get a sudden boost of traffic, like a vast re-pinning by others on Pinterest, or other extended shares.

    1. ChristinS profile image40
      ChristinSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      +1 all of my highest scoring indeed meet the criteria for "stellar hub" and I have noticed lower scored ones suddenly spike when the traffic goes up.

  9. tlcs profile image63
    tlcsposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for that Sue Adams, this has been a very interesting forum discussion with lots of advice.

  10. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 8 years ago

    I have one hub that bounces around the high 90s and hits 100 every once in a while.  It doesn't meet all the requirements of a stellar hub, and it doesn't get a lot of traffic, but it is one of my longer hubs and has more images than average.  Hope that helps.

  11. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image83
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 8 years ago

    I've had 100s and consistently have 90s on many hubs, but oddly, if you start tweaking, updating and editing, you can lose a few points for a short time. Then they climb back up after a while.

    So, don't let the numbers game distract you from writing good hubs. Sue Adams is right - follow the guidelines for Stellar hubs and they'll gain traction and points. And update content as needed.

    1. tlcs profile image63
      tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that Marcy, I will continue to use the Stellar hub guidelines.

  12. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 8 years ago

    I've had a few hit 100 but they do fluctuate for whatever reason. Although they differ a lot in content and word count, commonalities include:

    1. High traffic (in the 'ever' column because traffic in general has decreased)
    2. Consistent traffic (they've stay at the top of my account list, except for now because of fluctuation in HP ranks and decreased traffic)
    3. Well-written, no typos
    4. Topics that searchers are looking for, something they need
    5. Use of a lot of capsules and subtitles (especially text to break up content)

    Keep in mind that this is all relative depending on the fickle nature of searchers, what's happening on this site (major changes) and with Google. Some of my hubs that have hit 100 are now at all time lows in the 80s. Most of my 90s hubs have dropped to the 80s within the last week and a half, 4 of them just last night.

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      . . . and it's getting worse. Oh well.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    I should have made my above post from another thread on this thread.

    Folks say ignore hub scores, but hub scores do in fact matter.

    As an example, there are two hubs on the same topic. One is 55. One is 95. Which one do you think gets displayed more often as a related hub?

    1. colorfulone profile image79
      colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  14. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    Exactly, even if you don't tweak, hub scores seem to rise or fall relative to their own rise and fall in traffic. If a high scoring hub drops considerably, I re-share it on social media. Then, when it gains traffic, its score goes up again. It is like giving it a little kick up the backside, saying: "Go on, get out there and be seen again!"

    1. Uzochukwu Mike profile image78
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I share each of my hubs once in social media sites. Every other traffic comes from search engine. Hence, hub score is directly proportional to hub traffic.

    2. tlcs profile image63
      tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting, I think I will try that.

    3. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've had hubs that had 100 score that had 0 in the last 24 hour visited column, so I don't think traffic is necessary to get a high score.  It is necessary to get earnings, so it certainly wouldn't hurt to share it though.

  15. Uzochukwu Mike profile image78
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 8 years ago

    Millionaire Tips, I think I agree with you as well. What influences hub is not only the traffic but also earnings. Some advertisers pay more for certain keywords and it affects hub score as well.

    But it is important to know that sometimes is done authomatically by machine and there can be error.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is an interesting theory. Since hubs that don't have traffic can have high scores, it probably is not earnings, but maybe potential earnings. I'm not sure.

      I know that I've had some of my craft hubs in a high range, and I don't think that they have high potential earnings from the ad program, but I suppose that if there was a particular advertiser that was paying well and looking for craft hubs, then the craft hub, at least temporarily, may manage to get a high potential cpm, and therefore got a higher score that day. That would also explain the fluctuation. Once that advertiser goes away, the score goes back down.

  16. Uzochukwu Mike profile image78
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 8 years ago

    You made a good point millionaire Tips

  17. NateB11 profile image89
    NateB11posted 8 years ago

    Finally got a hundred on a Hub; I'm pretty sure it's my first in almost 3 years.

    I have wondered why it reached that score and the original question was why the Hub that's scored highest is scored highest. I think it's a Hub that has potentially more appeal to a wider audience, which is generally not the kind of article I write. I guess I'd say it's pretty mainstream. It's not particularly popular though.

    I could be wrong, but that's the main thing I see as differentiating it. Put it this way: If I were doing the scoring, that would not be the Hub I'd choose as 100. I'd choose a lot of my lowest scored Hubs for that.

    1. tlcs profile image63
      tlcsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Always the way isn't it, the hubs that we think are our best's seem to achieve a lower score than we would expect them too! Hey ho.

  18. mary615 profile image84
    mary615posted 8 years ago

    I've had several that hit 100, but that didn't last too long.  My lowest scoring Hubs are poems!  My best scoring Hubs are those that are informative and interesting with lots of facts and photos.  Somewhere in between are my short stories.
    I do think it is important to write articles that find readers who are looking for good information.

  19. chateaudumer profile image84
    chateaudumerposted 8 years ago

    My highest scoring hub is only 85. I do not pay much attention to hub score as long as I have viewers. The scores is like a yo yo.


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