Believe me, I am greatful for a 91, but does this mean I should stay away???? Just kidding, mostly.
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.
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.
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).
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.
I'm not even going to try to figure it out. lol I've seen some really weird patterns, too! 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.
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
Or maybe it is calculated using very precise NASA like deductions and we will never know how our scores come about....
I had 150 hits on a hub overnight and my score dropped from 93 to 91. Beats me?
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!
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
That would discourage controversy. That would be a faulty measurement.
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.
Yeah, I'd say you're pretty right on with that one. Good answer
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.
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!
Lol, you will have to buy an Iphone and stay logged in. Lol.
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
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.
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.
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..
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 !
LOL! Amen to that!
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.
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.
I would waste no time or effort worrying about it - what will be, will be (-:
Exactly what I was going to say 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.
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!!!
Besides...that number does not define who you are we know n loveths n admireths you.
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.
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:
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.
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.
by Sondra Rochelle 8 years ago
For a good number of weeks my hubber score has hovered around the 100 mark. Two days ago it started falling, and as I write this, it is down to 89! If this keeps up, it will be 0 in a week! No rhyme or reason to it, but it leaves me wondering why this is happening. I know...
by Audrey Hunt 8 years ago
Just had a big drop on my profile score. And all my hubs were featured along with a steady 10 Editors Choice. I say 'were' because 3 were just unfeatured and I don't know what to do about that. My views are over 945,000. Boo-hoo. Hubpages doesn't love me anymore!
by Tony 8 years ago
Has anyone noticed a marked change in their hub scores? I only noticed today so not sure if it happened today or in the recent past.. But some of my hubs have seen a marked increase from 70's and 80's into the 90's and even a 100...Is anyone else seeing a real change?
by quiterandom 9 years ago
Really?What is the deal here?So confusing...
by LindaSmith1 8 years ago
I took a hiatus for awhile from Hub Pages! However, in the past week or so, I have added new hubs participated in forums, asked a question or two, participated with the Hub Hopper, have read some Hubs, yet my Hubber Score is lower than it was when I was doing nothing. I don't get it!
by Pollyanna Jones 8 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...
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