Go figure! I was at 94, logged in and immediately dropped to 91

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  1. bgamall profile image82
    bgamallposted 9 years ago

    Believe me, I am greatful for a 91, but does this mean I should stay away???? Just kidding, mostly.

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, please--stay away!

      Just kidding! Mostly...

      ...actually, I'm devising some theories on how HubScores work. I'll be doing something about it within the next week or so.

      I'm letting it cook in my back minds, first.

      Here's a tip, though: Appease the Cow Gods, ProCW, Shirley, and the Hupf.

      1. bgamall profile image82
        bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Come on in. Blink and look the other way. I've had an up and down range of seven points in the last couple of days. It's normal . . . I think.
      It's kind of like the weather. Enjoy it. The only thing that is certain is, it will change.

  2. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    No..  I dunno...  I'm finding the author score thing really weird.  I was at 96 yesterday...now 93, but I've seen mine drop as much as 6 points, which I find odd.  I'm thinking there are a lot of new hubbers coming on, for one thing, if others have noticed. Maybe that's effecting scores.

    I do have those couple duplicate content (my OWN content) mind you, that my friend has not removed from his website...  I was told there is a penalty for that, but!  I'm kinda tired of it.  I'm publishing more, with the hopes it stays at 95 or 96 (hey, perfectionist A student type, anything below that kind bugs me! lol).

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The secret is to be lousy enough at writing to discourage the copycats while showing Hubpages a little something:))

  3. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
    GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years ago

    Lita, without your studentry skills you'd be me.

    Oh, I know. It gets scarier. I also live in a van down by the river! ;D

    Night all out in HubLand.


  4. girly_girl09 profile image73
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    I'm not even going to try to figure it out. lol I've seen some really weird patterns, too! smile Instead, I'm spending my time figuring out how to get more traffic! The hubscore, to me, is just more of a community thing and it doesn't help you earn money.

  5. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    I have decided Hubscores have no particular rhyme or reason--just a way to get us talking in the forum and writing hubs on th topic smile
    Or maybe it is calculated using very precise NASA like deductions and we will never know how our scores come about....

    1. profile image0
      LAmatadoraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have a friend that works for NASA I will ask him about it..LOL JUST KIDDING

  6. Tom Cornett profile image80
    Tom Cornettposted 9 years ago

    I had 150 hits on a hub overnight and my score dropped from 93 to 91.  Beats me?

    1. profile image0
      LAmatadoraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have given up on the hubscore long ago...once on my old profile I was 100 and then within about 3 hours down to 96... I just gave up!

      1. bgamall profile image82
        bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You joined two weeks ago. You gave up already???? Fast food generaton.

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          LAmatadoraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I have been here for 9 months,,,different profile

  7. shibashake profile image87
    shibashakeposted 9 years ago

    These are some of my speculations:
    1. Hub scores only truly get updated at certain fixed times during the day. The calculation of hub scores cannot even be close to continuous, given the large number of people on hubpages. So I think what happens is that all our activity gets collected, and it only gets reflected at set update times. So there is always a time lag between activity and score.

    2. The rest of the time hub scores are allowed to go up and down within a set range in a randomized fashion. This is just to keep things interesting for us regular people.

    3. There are also some hidden statistics, especially the thumbs-up and thumbs-down, that I think has a strong effect on the scores. If your hub is high controversial, and you get lots of traffic, but also a lot of thumbs-down, the traffic may end up hurting your score.

    Note: These are all just my own speculations smile

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That would discourage controversy. That would be a faulty measurement.

      1. shibashake profile image87
        shibashakeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I agree. I think they should just throw out the thumbs-down button. In the hub score help section it is not listed as a factor - so it is unclear if it really affects the scores. But if it doesn't, then I really do not see a use for it.

    2. profile image0
      Janettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I'd say you're pretty right on with that one. Good answer smile

  8. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    One thing I noticed is that those I saw last night with fairly high scores (or could have been everybody) had their scores down exactly 4 points Mon. morning.

    I also don't fan people a lot, and don't do a lot of hub reading these days (too busy working, writing my own stuff, forum writing, etc.)  I notice people who do do those things >may< have higher scores. 

    I've also noticed the publication of a new hub tends to lower scores initially; then raise it.

    One more point:  Those who publish A LOT seem to always remain high.

  9. bgpappa profile image78
    bgpappaposted 9 years ago

    I feel your pain. I was at 99 this morning, now at 91.

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, 99 to 91. Could be traffic.

    2. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This morning I was 96, then I took off to Manchester, when I came home I was 90. I guess I should not go to Manchester. LOL!

      1. bgamall profile image82
        bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Lol, you will have to buy an Iphone and stay logged in. Lol.

      2. shibashake profile image87
        shibashakeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You should always check with HubPages admin. before making vacation plans. As far as I understand it, if you travel to Berkeley you get an automatic +10 to hub score. Generally as you move farther away from Berkeley this added bonus dissipates and ultimately becomes a negative for places like Manchester tongue

        1. bgamall profile image82
          bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          That is true. Manchester is just an outlying satellite! That was funny Shibashke.

  10. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I was enjoying a couple of days at my all-time-high range of 97/96 - only to discover the "shocking" drop to 91-93 range over the last day or so.  At least you've had that "one, brief, shining, moment" (or a few of them?) at 99. I'm more like Charlie Brown with the football.

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Lisa my son graduated from Bentley College. I was adopted and raised by Gentile parents. I was 3 months old when I was adopted. I read your blog. I think it is noble to adopt and you have the right and knowledge that to your children you are the parent. My parents told me from a young age that they got me. They didn't go into it, it was just a part of me I guess.

  11. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 9 years ago

    I use to have hubscores ranging from 94-98. And suddenly i have seen it drop to 90-94 and now it has gone down to 88 today. It seems somebody hates me too much..

  12. profile image48
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    I was at 95 and my adsense was crap, then I was at 93 and just as crap. I think I am 91 now and just checking, yup my adsense is still crap. So like it matters !

    1. profile image0
      pgrundyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Amen to that! big_smile

      Some days I make two cents on Adsense, then I'll have a run of $4 days, and I confess I understand none of it and am not sure I want to. I try not to pay attention to my Hub Score, but, like Lita says, some of us (me included) can't help ourselves. We're the ones who always sat in the front row in class. Voluntarily.

      1. bgamall profile image82
        bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well I am happy to see so many friends here. I want to be 100 for a week. I did see a spike to 95 when I got a lot of traffic for my dont pay credit cards website that has a lot of links to Hubpages on the banking crisis. So I think that I need more eyeballs. People should be attached to those eyeballs, I guess.

  13. LondonGirl profile image83
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    I would waste no time or effort worrying about it - what will be, will be (-:

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly what I was going to say smile I do notice my scores but I don't worry about them. I was almost up to 100 a couple of days ago, now I am 94. I am not going to lose sleep over it.

      You guys worry too much about your hubscores; concentrate on the writing and publicizing your hubs.

    2. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that things play out as established beforehand. It drives the free will people wild. And no I don't want to argue about it. But Londongirl, why the sad face? You are scoring 100!!!

  14. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Besides...that number does not define who you are smile we know n loveths n admireths you. smile

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why thank you Lady of the realm!

  15. Kudlit profile image70
    Kudlitposted 9 years ago

    Here's what Hubpages has to say about author hubscore:

    How does HubPages determine an author's Status?

    Your Status is determined by a combination of your Hubber Score and the number of Hubs you’ve created. This system is very important, because it’s our way of ranking the quality of your Hubs, and it ultimately helps us weed out spammers. Look at the chart below. Your Status is designated by the various names in the chart, i.e. “Hall of Fame”, “Rookie”, “Spammer”, etc.
    # of Hubs     0-24     25-29     30-74     75-100
    400 or more     Stop     Prolific     Elite     Hall of Fame
    100 or more     Spammer     Producer     Very Good     All Star
    20 or more     Rookie     Experienced     Good     Expert
    19 or fewer     Novice     Junior     Average     Prodigy

    Note that simply publishing a lot of Hubs won’t boost your Status. This is to prevent spammers from simply dumping loads of content on HubPages. Spammers tend to pack content full of keywords just to drive traffic to their site. Our HubScore algorithm alerts us to these people, and we automatically lower their HubScore (Note the designation on the chart below labeled “Stop” and “Spammer”, and the corresponding low HubScore.)

    To boost your Hubber Score, your content must be original and useful. A lot of high HubScore Hubs will lead to a higher Status. And if you have a high status, HubPages will help drive more traffic to your site. High-Status Hubbers bring great value to the Internet community. They reflect well on HubPages, and will be rewarded for their efforts.

  16. Kudlit profile image70
    Kudlitposted 9 years ago

    bgamall, you are an "all star" according to hubpages.

    Here's the link to the original article by the way if you want to read more about it:


    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Kudlit. You are doing great right away. Welcome.

  17. mandybeau profile image59
    mandybeauposted 9 years ago

    Hi Yeah happens to me all the time, people love or Hate me, problem is it just seems to be the norm. Score up then down. I am apparently also a All Star.
    So went from Prodigy, skipped Novice then to Expert, and then All Star.

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mandy, what is a "googlebotherer"?

  18. Pete Maida profile image61
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    I've never been higher than 95 and I only did that once.  I have no idea how it is fingered out and I even read some things about it.  I did find out that putting a link to my site at the bottom of every hub was a bad thing and I stopped doing that.


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