Hi everyone. I'm only a baby boy in HubPages terms (just over 3 weeks old) so I'm sorry if my question seems silly. As my articles pass the first few days of interest and get scores of 55 or higher, they start to drop pretty alarmingly, and some of the first ones I wrote are now down to 66.
1 - Is this normal?
2 - Does it affect my overall score?
3 - Is there anything I can do about it?
Thank you to anyone who helps me with these questions
Hub scores are not important (I think they shouldn't fall below 45 or the hub becomes unfeatured, but I could be wrong). Traffic is what's important. It is early days, perhaps the search engines haven't picked your hubs up yet?
Hopefully it is something simple like that. I don't believe it's a quality issue because half of my hubs have been chosen for vertical sites and they are all featured. Maybe I just need to give it time. Thank you for the reply
Here is how a Hub's score is calculated:
- Quality as measured through the Quality Assessment Process;
- Reader consumption of and interaction with the Hub (i.e. how much traffic it gets, and how long readers stay on the Hub);
- The number of comments the Hub receives;
- A Hubber's overall Hubber Score.
Leaving aside hub score which does not matter that much...
I reckon you need to work on your titles. Titles are the most important single element of a page and should say exactly what a page is about. Ideally, the title should contain keywords that people are searching for.
You have a page on spinditty titled 'Complete Madness' which looks like an overview of every release that Madness made.
If it is supposed to cover all of their releases, you should really indicate that in the title, especially given the fact that 'Complete Madness' was an album title and likely to confuse the issue.
Also, your intro paragraph should tell readers what to expect.
This might help:
https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … ndly-Title
Thanks for the tip Will. I will work on these in future.
Will is giving you good advice. One of the most important things to "unlearn" when you start writing online, is how to write a good title. At school and on most writing courses, we are taught to write a "catchy" or clever title to grab the reader's attention. Do that online and you might as well throw your Hub in the trash, because Google won't know what your Hub is about - and if Google can't work it out, no one will ever see the Hub.
Your title must include a phrase that people would type into Google when searching for your subject matter. That way, Google will understand that what you've written will satisfy what the reader wants.
Ian, you say 55 or higher and then drop down to 66. Did you mean 75 or higher? As theraggededge said, the scores really aren't that important. I have had hub scores fall from the low 90s to the low 80s but it is usually a slow process. I have some in the low 60s but never had any below 60. If I did I may have some concern. When your traffic picks up so may your scores. Your Hubber score is only one point less than mine and I have 300 hubs, so I wouldn't worry.
Oops, I guess I should check for mistakes even in a forum question John haha. I meant 85! If my scores were a mere 55 I would already have my answer
My article about the Mary Celeste reached 90 but hasn't been moved to a vertical hub because I haven't removed the photographs the editors wanted me to remove, partly because I think they add too much to remove them. They are old snippets from the salvage trial and the only pictures it is possible to get, so their recommendation of improving the photo quality isn't possible. did I mention I can be stubborn?
I am equally stubborn, Ian. I have had a couple of hubs not moved to niche sites because I refused to remove a poem from one and a couple of photos from another. The editor doesn't always know best in my opinion.
Yes, you may want to keep an eye on it. The swing may be because you are new to HubPages and your scores haven't had a chance to settle down. Your hit count is very good, over 1,000 in 3 weeks. Are you getting about the same hits with all your articles or are there a couple that get the lion's share of the hits?
It should say 85 in the original question as opposed to 55 lol. My hit count is 2,588 since joining and my very first article got 734 views. Whilst that may account for a good percentage of the hits, the rest are all reasonably well viewed too considering the short length of time. 8 of them have over a hundred views with another approaching that mark.
HubScores are not a measure of quality. They are made up of a number of elements, and one of those elements is traffic. So if you publish a Hub and it gets no visitors, its score will fall.
This is normal during the first few days.Traffic will decrease and then increase depending on the interest of readers.It has happened to me.
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