I have just posted a hub on Vikings
It has been featured, but the score is 45
It's one of my better hubs aswell, so I'm assuming something may be wrong with the source links to the photos or perhaps even the amazon link. (I might be blind to the fact it's just bad, but I don't see how it would get featured so)
It's not a big deal but have you any idea why the score is so low?
Most hubs start out with a low score and the score goes up with traffic and age
Agreed. I've had several hubs that started out in the 50's and are now in the high 70's to low 80's. Once the traffic starts coming in, it'll bump up quite a bit.
Thank you; you have made my day! I was about to give up because I do not understand the criterion for featured article. I am still learning and hope one day I will understand how the evaluation is done...!
I think HP is not that "hot" about hubs on religion. I submitted a 2,000 word hub a month ago and it didn't make it through QAP. I have not had a score below 67 for my featured hubs though; so a 45 is something that I don't understand. You probably have to tweak it a little bit and wait it out to gain traction.
While that new Hub does discuss Viking religion, the contecxt is much more historical and mythological than what is found in the religion/spirituality category.
But Paul Edmondson did say it looks like some of HubPages' religious content got penalized in this last reduction from Google.
There is currently a known issue affecting a subset of HubScores.
You can find a related thread here.
Almost all of my hubs started low 50's and 60's but went up the higher 80's after a week or so. However, I recently had one that I put a LOT more effort into than my previous hubs and it was scored at a 48. Today when I checked it (less than 24 hours had passed) it was now a 4. Just a 4. I have no idea why so I went in and edited a few parts. I'm hoping I see it rise soon. However, all of the forums and answers I've read say that you shouldn't really focus on the hub score and pay attention to your traffic. Honestly, my scores flux quite a bit without editing.
Personally, I think, a hubscore of 4 is not a score. It is a number. If I get a score like that, I'd pull it out immediately and just post it in my own site.
It would be nice if they'd give some explanation for their scoring system as it seems to cause a lot of frustration.
I should mention that the 4 scored hub is still featured...which makes no sense to me at all...
Yeah, same thing happened to me. Usually my hubs never go below 62 and one I published recently came in at 46. A few hours later it slimmed itself down to a very svelte 6. Think it is just a glitch because it is still featured too.
Did you make sure all the check marks on the upper right hand corner were done? I've followed those guidelines and all my hubs start off with a score of at least 70
Yeah I figured it might be related to the religion topic, but it is intended as a historical or mythological document: so I put it in the history of europe section.
Perhaps the incongruence between title and subject may be the problem.
Regardless I'll let it go, as long as the sources are ok theres not much I have to worry about.
Thank you so much for all the responses.
Yeah I had a very similar issue...I have over a hundred hubs, the vast majority scored in the 80s. Then I published a hub yesterday that I thought was pretty decent that got a 4. It's still featured and getting traffic, but that 4 still bugs me...hope it's just a glitch that'll get straightened out.
its corrected itself now! I changed the title to mythology, although I feel guilty as it may be due to you guys viewing it haha!
thanks for the help anyway!
I'm glad the problem got solved. I think I would feel ticked off if one of my hubs scored below 50 let alone a 4. Then again at least it was featured, I've heard of people on here receive high scores yet their hub was unfeatured.
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