Does writing on a new topic mean a bad hub score?

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    fordieposted 7 years ago

    Does writing on a new topic mean a bad hub score?

    I am writing a new hub. The score has dropped to 43 before I've published it. Normally I see it rise as I add more text and other capsules. Is this because I'm writing on a new topic?

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image83
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    No, the topic has nothing to do with. Before a hub is published its score is based on keywords commonalities.
    Example; Cyanotype Photographic Techniques. HP will look at Cyanotype-Photographic-Techniques as separate words and will assign a score to each word. Cyanotype is a rarely used word, so it gets a high score.

    The word Photographic and Techniques are common words so their score is lower. The average scores of the words within the title is what gives your hub a pre-publication score. Other things such as the number of words have an effect also.

    After it is published the score rises or falls depending on the number of visitors.

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    fordieposted 7 years ago

    That's a great explanation. Thank you Luis.

    I now have a better idea of what I've been doing right ... and can think about approaching this new topic more cleverly

  4. CeLestialCameo profile image81
    CeLestialCameoposted 7 years ago

    I am just going to say I agree with Luis. I see no need for redundancy here.

  5. sanathara profile image59
    sanatharaposted 7 years ago

    No,I don't think so.In fact, writing on a new topic means your work is some thing different from others.and that should get more views as people will come to know about something new and not just typical type.

    But it happens here.When i posted my Hub for the best proved home remedies and that also something which I had tried so many years back..I wrote in my words, then also I got the feed back as 'Duplicate'.I had supported some proved facts by quotations.I still don't understand this.

    Well, anyways, so you don't have to worry about this and do post your Unique Hub.Best of Luck.

  6. shoaibgmail profile image67
    shoaibgmailposted 7 years ago

    I have notice the same thing when I published any hub my highest score will not more than 55 dont know why..

  7. prektjr.dc profile image85
    prektjr.dcposted 7 years ago

    Great question!!  I am new and have no answer, but wanted to thank you for asking a question I have rattling around in my head!  Luis, thanks for a clear and precise answer!  It makes sense now!  I will definitely spend more time thinking about titles!

  8. Jennie Demario profile image39
    Jennie Demarioposted 7 years ago

    Great explanation Luis!  Until now I really had no clue how the pre-published score was calculated.  I honestly clicked on this question to read the answers.  Thanks Luis!

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    DilaraMawlaMonzurposted 7 years ago

    I have the same feeling too. When I joined, after a few days, judging by the way my score was going up, I felt I would reach 100 in no time. But, I had thought too soon, for the next day my score went down 2 points, and further down, and still further, then up. and up, and up, and  then down again and again and again. Still it is going down. Very frustrating!. Now I dread to write even because it all had to do with three or four hubs a day, Great irony there!

  10. EQTactics profile image60
    EQTacticsposted 7 years ago

    No, not really, I've done many hubs with the same format, just a different topic and content!

  11. AgesMGMT profile image57
    AgesMGMTposted 7 years ago

    thanks Louis excellent answer.  That explains a lot.  Although I am still unsure do extra capsules always increase the HubScore?

  12. R.S. Hutchinson profile image81
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Luis! I voted up on that answer as I did not know that and now I do, and knowing is half the battle.

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    ctbrown7posted 7 years ago

    There are a variety of factors that go into the score.  Usually when you first publish the hub it will have a lower score.  Unique content, visitors, and comments can all add to your score.

  14. Crobin28 profile image67
    Crobin28posted 7 years ago

    No. Your Hubscore increases with the amount of validity in it. The more people that use your hub as a reference in their hub will increase your Hubscore. Also, using lots of references in YOUR hub will increase your hub score. It will gradually increase the more people view it as a reliable source.

  15. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 7 years ago

    Wow, I am glad I decided to take a look at the answers. Luis you have explained it so well. I was just gonna say that if the topic is popular the score is lower with a higher score for less popular ones. The category has something to do with it too. If the category has been extensively covered then the score might be lower and vise versa for the least covered categories.

  16. Obscure_Treasures profile image55
    Obscure_Treasuresposted 7 years ago

    No...Never.I have been writing new topics for more than a year.My score have never gone down.But U need to be careful that the article posted is genuine.


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