I had a question regarding the importance of original content. I have published 6 hubs so far. 5 of them are previous articles I've written, and re-worked or added to. The 6th hub is 100% original, the content is published nowhere else. My first 5 hubs average a score of about 65. However, the "completely original" hub score is the lowest at 60.
Has anyone else come across this issue? Is it due to low traffic?
I think original content is important to the hubscore. I don't know the exact way it is worked out, but I just ran your latest hub and it is pretty much directly word for word copied from here:
Perhaps that is the problem?
Sorry I can't be more help.
Thanks Mark for the suggestions. The specific hub that I was referring to that is completely original is this one: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Avoid-Co … arketplace
It did recently go up to a 65, but its still lower than some of my duplicate content hubs.
What tool do you use for checking duplicate content? Just googling a phrase?
For otherwise reasonable hubs, traffic is the primary differentiator between scores. In terms of a direct effect on HubScore, you'll be notified with a warning at the top of your hub if it is being penalized significantly for being duplicated.
You shouldn't read too much into a 5 point difference in Hubscore. It is probably more sensible to focus on your Hubber score. The Hubber score is more or less a comprehensive measure of all your contributions here (although it too considers traffic to your hubs as an important component). The biggest thing that I see affecting your Hubber score is that all your hubs seem to be focused on promoting your site (with several links to it each). As much as you may think your site is the be all and end all of web marketing knowledge, there are thousands of other good resources out there. You might consider linking to the best of them as well.
Created several hubs that started out around 50
Then I added pictures Ebay, amazon. Rss feed, Links to other peoples hubs etc.
As soon as people started visiting and posting the score when over 70.
I was so happy, Then I though what the hell it doesn't really mean anything, except for internal hubpage stuff.
Just because has a 100 score on it does not mean its original content either.
Also I figure that the hub score has nothing to do with the potential for the hub to make money,
get placement on the search engine etc etc. Zero Zip nada
I do kind of like it though.
Its pretty kewl to see your hubs score go up and down.
Way better to see that adsense $$ climb though!!!
I feel Knowles lurking he will probably ad to this post one way or another before I delete it ;-)
I agree, I find myself checking my hubscores too often, rather than focusing on good content and monitizing the hubs. Thanks for the advice.
You are wrong. I suggest you take a course in internal linking, and make a research of PR distribution among different pages of Hubpages... enough said, you are smart enough to figure out the rest
Sorry, I assumed you were talking about your last hub.
Hub score to me is the barometer of how well written it is and how it is estimated to become a great hub page to be ranked well.. the Huber score is different, as its more about your over all performance a way of showing you, you can improve or you rock.. the particular hub score I use when I create a hub, I tweak the heck out of my page to get the highest score but realize that 100 is not something that’s very feasible as part of the algorithm seems to be in traffic, impressions, clicks, content, comments and many things that simply don’t happen until your hub becomes a bit seasoned and takes a spin around the block a minute so to speak.. If i get around 70-80 I'm good.. I think it’s just a way to
1. Penalize spammers (when you reach below a threshold I think Google wont crawl it or something (was just a rumor)
2. Gives you something to grade your hubs potential performance and crawl value
3. Makes you ask silly questions about how obsessed you are about this number changing all the time
4. Is pretty on your hub, I especially like the picture of the 100 although I have yet to see that one on mine, but I will persevere.. And finally
Drum roll please...
Get over it. Focus on content and see this number as um the bar code on a product? there for a reason but psst, *rips off package to get to Twinkie* what number?
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