Is the hubber score really that important?

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  1. emohealer profile image73
    emohealerposted 9 years ago

    I didn't come to hubpages for a score, I came to write, read and learn, to meet fellow writers and make friends.  So far I have been very successful at that and enjoy it tremendously.  My score doesn't affect any of that. I will be staying, sharing, writing, reading, learning and enjoying no matter what.  Thanks to all of the wonderful writers and friends I have met so far.

    1. alekhouse profile image83
      alekhouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      These are the reasons I joined hub pages also and have had the same experience as you. I love it here. But I tend to think Sandra has a good point too.

      1. emohealer profile image73
        emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        As you say, both are good points, but would the score changing up cause you to leave?  I am not going anywhere!

        1. alekhouse profile image83
          alekhouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Definitely not. I have written more consistently and tried out more topics and styles that I ever had before joining. It's a great place to experiment with the varying aspects of writing, and the feedback is invaluable, regardless of the score

    2. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, if my score sucks, it doesn't hurt my feelings. I will say 1 good thing. The higher the score the higher the traffic. The more traffic, the more clicks. It does have advantages if here for simply money rather than entertainment. I am here for entertainment, but I don't mind money.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually it's the other way around.  The higher the traffic, the higher the hubscore.

        A high Hubscore may cause you to be seen on the front page, but paying traffic doesn't come from the front page of HubPages. It comes from search engines - and search engines don't give a damn about your Hubscore.

    3. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A HubScore is a reflection of what a person is doing in terms of quality hubs and the traffic they get (and a few other things, but that's the two main things). Quality hubs first, high HubScore second.

      It's a side effect. Having a high HubScore doesn't make a quality hubber.

      The pursuit of a high HubScore is getting it around the wrong way. When people put 'high HubScore' on their list of goals, they miss the point entirely. And they tend to overlook the quality hub bit completely.

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    That's a great attitude to have Emohealer! We all tend to get too wrapped up in the numbers. I wonder how different things would be if they did away with the hubber score?

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That would be interesting to see, hmmmmm

  3. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Well, I personally do think it is important.  If you go the Hubbers section at the top and look.  Hubbers with the highest scores get seen first.

    I joined to write too but I also joined because I wanted to be seen.  I do plenty of writing that I can look at myself all day long so...

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You will continue to be seen as will I, fans are fans, posts are posts, people will find us in their email, DIGG great hubs and share, where there is quality, readershp follows.

      It is true, we don't get found first, but as they say in any business, word of mouth is the best seller.  Thanks for your input, well made point.

  4. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 9 years ago

    I like the hubber score feature because I find it gives me an incentive to improve my hubs. I'm certainly not making the money - my hubber score is all i got! lol

    I won't be leaving either, I love hubbing and meeting new writers - also I am completely addicted to this site!

    1. Ladybird33 profile image66
      Ladybird33posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I am addicted to my friend.  I do like to see the scores as well but regardless, I am came for the sames reasons as others.

    2. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, (the addiction), nice to meet another fellow writer who is staying irregardless.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    The key to more traffic is not necessarily to get on the front page of HubPages. The key is to get the search engines to find you and for people from outside the site to find you.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Keywords?

    2. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Another great perspective, thanks for sharing it.

    3. flread45 profile image78
      flread45posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well put smile

  6. ajparker profile image58
    ajparkerposted 9 years ago

    Well - today I woke up to an author score of 32 after yesterdays 86 or 88.... so, I'm a bit deflated and mystified, but not leaving over it.  To the contrary I spent some time reading about author scores to try to figure out what that drop was all about.

    I'm still not sure what happened (both my current hubs are now in the mid 70s - yesterday they were touching the 80s.)

    When it was fluctuating between 78-88 I didn't pay it much attention, but with a drop like this it certainly caught my attention!  I wouldn't give up over it though.

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      All Right!  Staying no matter what! yes, it does deflate the ego a bit, but nice to know the passion remains.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think it is a good thing scores have dropped. Many have a huge ego and think they are elite because of their hub score.

        1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
          Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          The people who always have high scores work hard at adding worthwhile hubs so I'm not so sure that huge egos has anything to do with it

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            That would be a good debate. I disagree. I did say "many" and not "all". If the score is simply based on hubs and hub quality, how do people get high scores with so few hubs or time at hubpages?

            1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
              Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              No matter what, it all depends on finding the right subject to write about WELL and what ever is being searched for on the internet... nothing to do with huge egos.

        2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Who thinks they are better because of scores?  It's nice to see but in the long run it really is meaningless.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Just because you or I don't think that doesn't mean that others don't.

            1. emohealer profile image73
              emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              To each their own, just curious as to who placed high importance on the score versus the writing and the passion itself.  It can all make a difference based on priority placement.  Thanks for all of the input.

          2. livewithrichard profile image86
            livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I agree.  Don't really care what the hubber score is as long as my stuff is still getting the search engine traffic and it is.  My score took a big dip last night and bigger this morning but it seems to be back to normal, but the traffic to my hubs never stopped or even slowed down.  Actually, I hit 10,000 page views 3 days ago and now I'm at 11,000 so traffic has actually increased.  For me, that's all that matters.  Oh, as my hubber score dropped, my individual hub scores remained normal.

            1. emohealer profile image73
              emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Very nice!  Awesome traffic flow....Congratulations!

          3. KIMTEJEDA profile image56
            KIMTEJEDAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I AGREED! KIMTJEDA

  7. emievil profile image76
    emievilposted 9 years ago

    I would say it is based on the number of posts already up here in the forum due to the sharp decline of the hubscores for the past two days.

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You may have a point there.

  8. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    I'm work as a ghost/freelance writer and at times I include some of my relevant hubs as samples when applying for jobs, so a high hub score is a better calling card then a low one.
    Also after a while when you get accustomed to seeing your hubscore in the upper nineties you kind of get floored when all of a sudden it drops way down. Last week my latest hub had brought my score up to a hundred for a few days then settled down again at 98 where it usually sits at. This morning it had dropped down to 86 then a couple of hours ago it dropped to 33. It's on its way up but it still gave me a jolt...
    The hubteam is probably busy fixing the booboos as we speak

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are right, I am sure it is a glitch, and the booboos are being fixed.  It is quite a jolt as you say, but not reasoning for leaving by any means.

      1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
        Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Who was saying anything about leaving? This is just a new gidget or gadget the hubteam is adding on. You know when "boys and gals" have toys they keep fiddling with the knobbies here and there just to get better mileage...better this and that. It will back on an even keel soon enough.

        1. emohealer profile image73
          emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Very Nice!  Love how you put that!

    2. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Zsusy: I understand that I always work on keeping my score in the 90's and if I dip I myself become a little agitated. I believe I have to get back to writing after a computer hiatus it is back to having some fun. I know that HP was correcting the issues when I had came back on to HP, so I have never became overly concerned after being here for 2 years many of us know that they stay on top of things. The objective is to keep on writing. smile

      1. livewithrichard profile image86
        livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Good advice.

        It's just a hit in the head when you look at HP's help section on Hubscores and compare your scores to find that I dropped from being a "prodigy" to just a plain old "expert" overnight.

        I'm jsut kidding..lol

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this
          1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
            Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Definitely the right advice AEvans, the most important is to publish well written hubs and the 'hubscore thingy' will do the rest...

            1. emohealer profile image73
              emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Well put advice, I appreciate so much positive input.  So many experts and everyone having something of value to bring here.  Thanks!

          2. livewithrichard profile image86
            livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you, We are all experts in some way or another which is why we are here. This is why HP is such a great social network.

            1. AEvans profile image78
              AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              It certainly is.big_smile

  9. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    Well, I personally am glad to see others concerned and this conversation.  I realize that the author score thing 'should' be insignificant, but then I realized this is about a person's work--putting your creative work (and part of yourself) out there, really (at least for me).

    I'm a professional and use my real name, so of course there is a bit of importance attached to any sort of score.  I at first thought it was depressing, and that I should work harder (negativity always seems to affect a person), then I thought--  Well, if this is how they would categorize me, I should think twice about all the time I put into Hubpages.

    But glad to know it is a bug and they are working on things.

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your input, so many different perspectives, I really appreciate yours!

  10. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 9 years ago

    My self worth Is based on my Hubscore !(LOL LOL !) I started wrting on hubpages because I finally found an outlet to say what I have to say . And If It resonates with other people all the better ! I have never considered myself a writer nor did I see that as a future . But all the other things like a nice hubscore or making a dollar every month , are just Incidental to me . I keep my ego out of It and just enjoy the Interaction , It makes for alot more fun. Because fun should be an objective too ! smile

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely awesome input.   I appreciate someone who has something to share and places value on it irregardless if someone else does.  Thanks for the reminder of the fun, yes, we should like what we do.  Glad you are having fun.

      1. tony0724 profile image59
        tony0724posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Emo and I am glad you agree I think we sometimes take ourselves a little to seriously here ! smile

  11. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 9 years ago

    I find the scores interesting, but don't really get too attached to what they are as they seem to change a lot.

    You write really good hubs emohealer, and always seem to have a decent score when I pay a visit to one of your hubs.

    I'm sure you aren't too far off getting a 100! smile

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You so much CM, there was quite a ruckus about scores looping.  I found it interesting and preferred to talk about why I am really here and conversate with others who were possibly like minded.  You are so kind!

  12. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 9 years ago

    It is important to me for this reason - attracting potential interviewees to want to be interviewed for this site. Interviews are used to gain publicity and so the more widely used a site is the more reason to want to be interviewed and featured on it. The higher the profile of an interviwee you can get the more traffic you can expect.

    I am currently awaiting responses from several people I have asked and if they had a look here when my score was down it would be unlikely they would agree to spending their time answering a bunch of questions!

    1. emohealer profile image73
      emohealerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Bard, that is the best, most wonderful reason possible for making a difference.  Hope your opportunities survived the techno difficulties, you really put your heart into everything here!!!

    2. kmackey32 profile image70
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good job buddy having a 100 score. smile

  13. profile image52
    sunil.menonposted 8 years ago

    HI ALL,
    What i felt about Hub Pages are it more intresting to read new articles and post some good artciles
    and know people opinion on what should be done in what situation.

    So its a cool site with all new comments, values,and ethics,thinkings.

 
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