I've heard to disregard that but I'm still a little curious. Honestly I don't know how the score is even decided but those of you that have a lot of followers or have been able to make money, what is your average score per article?
If I go by the number at the top of score in my stats, I guess my average is 77. I have articles that are in the 90s and others in the 80s , others in the 70s and a few in the high 60s. It's my feeling that an article in the high 70s is acceptable and one in the 80s or 90s is preferable. But I agree with others, the score is not that important. I have low scoring ones that get a lot of traffic and earn money.
But I will say that I've heard that score is partly measured by things like whether the reader is staying and reading and interacting and getting something, evidently, from the article; so I consider that to some extent when I look at an articles score. Because I've noticed that the lowest trafficked articles often have the higher scores; which makes me think it's because people are staying on the page and reading and participating, etc. Because I know traffic probably has little to do with the score.
My current average is 86, but it floats up and down depending on various factors including whether I add new content.
Some writers on HP think a score isn't useful, but I find it's a good indication of an article's ability to appeal to search engines.
In a sense you're right, because the quantity of Google traffic is a major factor in HubScore. So if a Hub is getting good traffic, its score will rise.
Yes, because quality is still a factor in SEO.
People are saying traffic has a major effect on score so I went back to see if I was right in my own case that it doesn't and it pans out, basically. I have an article with the highest score at 95 and its traffic is comparatively low at 29 for a day. I have one with a score of 87 with no traffic for the day, 4 in a week and 262 views all time; the thing is more than 2 years old. My current highest trafficked article is scored at 83, second highest trafficked one at 81.
Looking at my other account, I have an article that gets hundreds of views a day and is scored at 76. Another one with more traffic scored at 87. Also I recall admin saying at one time that traffic account for a minuscule amount of Hub Score. For instance:
http://hubpages.com/community/forum/123 … ost2624661
Notice here Paul doesn't say, try to get a lot of traffic to boost your Hub Score. He basically says write quality content, etc.
http://hubpages.com/community/forum/123 … ost2619880
I don't care about hub score. Never have. It's never affected traffic or anything else
@ Nate, do you think a high hubscore is also needed (high seventies and above) for an article to be moved to a vertical site?
No. HubScore has no impact on whether a Hub is moved to a niche site.
Marisa's right. Hub Score has no bearing on articles moved to niche sites; Hub Score is its own independent animal from a lot of things, subject to controversy and anxiety, which I've witnessed for years. Seems to be a mystery what the Hub Score is all about. At any rate, there is specific criteria for getting moved to niche sites which mainly involves the quality of the article as measured by editors and the rating system I believe; it's somewhere in the FAQ or Learning Center, what the criteria is.
Traffic influences hubscore. Don't put the cart before the horse.
It seems originality of content bumps a score up too. My life writing has the highest scores but lowest traffic.
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