Is there a benefit to waiting for a hubscore to come up before publishing?
When we start writing hubs, they start with a score of 50. I noticed that my latest went down to 47 while I was still writing (a bad sign? I don't know). If they sit unpublished, it seems the score will rise.
So do you go ahead and publish? Or wait for the score to come up?
Hubscore does not have an impact on Google SERP position. I publish as soon as the article is completed.
Generally speaking there is no real benefit to waiting for the hubscore to go up before publishing your work.
While it is true that the hubscore of an unpublished hub may go up from the starting point of 50, as the hub ages, the score will rarely every go up more than a few points until you actually publish it. The reason is that most of the hubscore is incfluenced by other factors including the amount of traffic you get, up votes or downvotes, etc - and these factors do not come into play until after you publish.
For more info on the factors that influence hubscore see: http://hubpages.com/hub/hubscores-fluctuations (Yes, a shameless plug)
The main benefit that has been cited for waiting is that it will give the article a boost and perhaps a bit more exposure after publishing. But that is as far as it goes because you want traffic to come from search engines and they don't care about the HubScore.
@quotations: "the score will rarely every go up more than a few points until you actually publish it. " - That is not true because I have several unpublished hubs that have HubScores around 70, still 20 points away from 50.
I don't think you should wait to publish your hub. I have incomplete and unpublished hubs and I have not reallly noticed any change in the score.
However, once your hub is published the score generally goes up and gets higher as you continue to get traffic.
by Liam Hallam 4 years ago
After 6 months on the site i've started the really wonder how many backlinks is a reasonable number to any hub, and really to a hub becoming successful? Or is it simply a lottery.What kind of figures do other hubbers consider?
by Bob Zermop 7 years ago
Would you recommend waiting for hubscore to rise before publishing or just publishing when finished?I've noticed that my unpublished hubs' hubscore tends to rise over time, even if there are no edits. Does it matter what the original publishing score is? Thanks.
by JP Carlos 8 years ago
I was just wondering why my hub score increases even if it is still unpublished. Some are already in the 60's before I even publish them. Why is it like that? I'm sure there are lots of factors affecting the score but shouldn't the scores be in part due to how other hubbers see my...
by Steve Andrews 10 years ago
My hubscore is usually from 96 at its lowest to 100 at its best but today it has dropped down to 89 and then to 88 while I have been on the site! This is worrying, especially considering that I posted a new hub last night and thought my score would go up not down!
by Stacy Harris 7 years ago
Is there a benefit to waiting to publish your hub?Is there a benefit for waiting for your hub score to become higher before hitting the publish button? I noticed if it takes awhile to get everything arranged that sometimes the hub score starts to climb. Is there any benefits until waiting until it...
by Susannah Birch 9 years ago
I thought I knew the answer to this question. But something interesting happened in the last week which I found it hard to explain. I'd be interested to hear opinions.I have a hub which is nine months old and had just reached 250-300 hits per day.I was experimenting to see how many tags I could use...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|