Is there a benefit to waiting for a hubscore to come up before publishing?

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  1. TahoeDoc profile image83
    TahoeDocposted 11 years ago

    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 If they sit unpublished, it seems the score will rise.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?

    And why?

  2. surf traveler profile image70
    surf travelerposted 11 years ago

    Hubscore does not have an impact on Google SERP position. I publish as soon as the article is completed.

  3. quotations profile image91
    quotationsposted 11 years ago

    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    While it is true that the hubscore of an unpublished hub may go up from the starting point of 50, as the hub ages, the score will rarely every go up more than a few points until you actually publish it.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: (Yes, a shameless plug)

  4. simeonvisser profile image73
    simeonvisserposted 11 years ago

    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 " - That is not true because I have several unpublished hubs that have HubScores around 70, still 20 points away from 50.

  5. Cathy I profile image70
    Cathy Iposted 11 years ago

    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  I have incomplete and unpublished hubs and I have not reallly noticed any change in the score.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.


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