Another "Why is my Hub Score Falling?" Thread...

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  1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
    Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years ago

    Hi folks, I wondered if you could help at all? I am scratching my head at the moment about this, wondering why it is happening.

    Whilst I know that Hub scores do go up and down, I have Hubs that were rated in the 90s that are now in the 70s. In particular, an "Editor's Choice" Hub about a monastic settlement in Ireland has plunged to 61!

    I'm rather alarmed by all of this. They're not spammy, the content is relevant and researched, and I always check the spelling. I thought it might be to do with me including a capsule with links where to follow me elsewhere on the internet on each of my Hubs, so a couple of days I removed each of these from every single Hub.

    Is there any other reason why they might be nose-diving like this? I have 32 Hubs at the moment, all featured, and I average around 400 views a day.

    I'm worried that some of them will begin to lose their featured statuses.

    Can you suggest what I could do to reverse this slide, or should I just stop worrying and carry on writing?! Thank you.

    1. colorfulone profile image83
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see that you recently updated all of your hubs. That can and does cause hub scores to go down sometimes.

      Did you update and then see the scores drop?

      1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
        Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I did, yes. Last week I removed Amazon capsules that I didn't consider to be all that relevant to the topic, and I reduced the amount of capsules to make the article more reader friendly.

        Two days ago, I removed a capsule that was in every one of my Hubs, which I had cut and pasted into each one. It had links to other social media sites that people could follow my work on. I hadn't realised that this was damaging and not encouraged. As soon as I was aware, I took them out. Facebook, Twitter, etc, are now only in my profile in the proper place.

        1. colorfulone profile image83
          colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I remember that thread where you were talking about the links to social sites on your hubs.

          The landslide of hub scores must have been from updating them. They should come back up again though.

          1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
            Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you all, I'll try not to fret then! It has been a good learning exercise, and has also taught me what to watch out for when writing future Hubs.

    2. Elsie Hagley profile image70
      Elsie Hagleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I think you will find the updating has done it.
      I suggest just move on., it's too stressful worrying about it.
      It has happened to me also, even when I wrote a new hub I dropped from 93 to 90, that was about a week ago and it has not gone up.

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

      try to update your EC hub and post it at share media to attract traffic. Your hub score falls due to lack of traffic

  2. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Hi Pollyanna Jones. I went through very similar drastic changes and drops in scores. It happened before any editing, got worse after editing. I think it's due to HP site changes in QAP and algorithms. Although it is a bother, I don't think we should worry too much. Our articles are still quality articles with maybe a need for a little editing. I can't believe how many articles I have in the low 60s right now after having only 3 or 4 consistently. My 90s hubs have disappeared besides 2 or 3. It looks like some of us are going through a similar transition.

    1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is what worried me. I considered that I had improved the Hubs, and to see them then fall like this was rather disheartening.

      1. aesta1 profile image90
        aesta1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That worried me, too. I tried before to bring all my hubs to 70s and I succeeded but last week, many fell to 60s especially those I thought I improved. A bit frustrating really.

  3. Nimblepins profile image87
    Nimblepinsposted 3 years ago

    I've just discovered how my hub scores change when I edit - I think I'm improving them, but sometimes they drop alarmingly. It makes me hesitant to edit any. I'm just learning the ropes, though, so I'm sure I'm making stooopid mistakes. For now, I'm just plowing forward and believing in the advice everyone gives to keep improving for quality. I'm surprised, though that hubs don't always go up when I improve them. I'm just being empathetic, sorry - not very helpful!

    1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is helpful! Thanks for posting, Nimblepins. I'm learning too, so I realise now that it's best to get the Hubs "right" from the start, rather than mess about with them and see them fall. I would have thought the scores go up afterwards, not down! I'll put this all down to experience.

  4. Jake Peralta profile image86
    Jake Peraltaposted 3 years ago

    Yeah, my hub on Sonic Generations used to be in the 80's. Now it's in the 70's. And it seemed so well-written.

    1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like how this system works to be honest. It's not as if a bad typing fairy has visited overnight and reduced the quality of our articles! I suppose I had best get used to it and just try to get more traffic for older Hubs.

  5. Easy-tasty-recipe profile image61
    Easy-tasty-recipeposted 3 years ago

    Hello there,

    Whats happening to your scores now? new around here and just a bit curious. smile

    1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Easy-tasty-recipe, welcome to Hubpages! I joined in August last year, and am still trying to find my way around. The community is really supportive and helpful, so please do ask away if you are confused about anything.

      I started this thread, as I have 32 Featured Hubs that used to have scores in the 90s, but have recently seen falling Hub scores. I was trying to figure out why this was happening, as it has been worrying me.

      A few days after I made all of those edits, the Hub scores are still as low as they were when they took a plunge. I guess I will have to see what happens to them now.

      1. Easy-tasty-recipe profile image61
        Easy-tasty-recipeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your reply. Appreciate it a lot. smile

  6. Jan Saints profile image87
    Jan Saintsposted 3 years ago

    It happens when you link all or some of your hubs to one hub.
    I think there could be other reasons.
    But don't worry too much.

    1. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Jan Saints. I will avoid that too then. A great tip there.

  7. LeanMan profile image87
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    Recently did exactly the same with the exact same results - some quite drastic drops also.

    However traffic has improved since I made the changes and that quite frankly is far more important than any scores.

  8. Flats in noida profile image60
    Flats in noidaposted 3 years ago

    Hubpages is very much useful in posting the information in a fraction of seconds

  9. Uzochukwu Mike profile image61
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 3 years ago

    Another thing that might have caused the drop in hub score is traffic drop. Maybe readers that search your hubs are on break. Hopefully, it will rise again.

  10. Uzochukwu Mike profile image61
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 3 years ago

    Also note that when you edit and the number of words reduce, your hub scores may get decreased as well.

  11. Jake Peralta profile image86
    Jake Peraltaposted 3 years ago

    Well I have another 80 point article. Titled "Interesting Guns in Gaming". Hope it stays that way.

  12. Benny01 profile image50
    Benny01posted 3 years ago

    Please fellow hubbers I need help! I mistakenly deleted one of my hub while trying to edit it after I saw a sign saying it could be rated as Over advertised or something. Is there any way I can retrieve it back?
    Thanks in anticipation.

  13. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Go to your list of hubs. It will be on the list with a red line through it. Click on that and republish it.

 
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