Why is one of my good hubs lower than my worst hub?

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  1. profile image51
    webchalkposted 11 years ago


    I've spent a bit of time creating this hub:


    and not much time on this hub:


    However the top one has a lower hub score than the bottom one, even though it is full of (what I believe to be) good content, videos, and pictures.

    The only thing I can think of is that I did recently make changes to the top one...

    Could that make it lose its hub score until I get enough traffic to it?

    Thanks for any help you can provide


    1. trakker14 profile image60
      trakker14posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      because one is a "HOW TO" and one is not
      the How to's get a higher score..don't ask me why.

    2. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
      Peter M. Lopezposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have sooooo given up trying to figure this out.  My three highest-traffic hubs are scattered throughout my hub stats, one near the top (hubscore 81), one in the middle (76), and one at the bottom (69).  I can't figure out the difference.

  2. relache profile image80
    relacheposted 11 years ago

    Which one is getting more traffic?  That's often the biggest factor to consider.

  3. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 11 years ago

    Traffic can weigh heavily in HubScores calculations.

  4. caspar profile image67
    casparposted 11 years ago

    I notice their scores have swapped around now and your build a free website hub now has a higher score.  Does one have more comments or thumbs up?

    1. trakker14 profile image60
      trakker14posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think because you did  some work on it , cause i have the same thing ..some are really  down then i add an ad or url and it goes up again.

  5. profile image51
    webchalkposted 11 years ago

    Hi there,

    Thanks heaps for your replies,

    It looks like things are evening out now... the better one (build a free website) is getting about 50 visitors a day, and the content-lacking other one (make a free website) is getting about 25 visitors a day.

    And the hub scores have changed a lot since I posted this question

    I guess we can call this "case closed"


  6. thooghun profile image84
    thooghunposted 11 years ago

    Yes, they tend to even out eventually. I've had the same concerns, but in the end my frustration is always dispelled wink

  7. profile image0
    tagtopicsposted 11 years ago

    I think that sometimes people can be offered too much information!

    When someone's looking into starting their first ever website, they just want a bit of info - just get some of the basics, go away and think about. This is where you're shorter hub is ideal.

    Later on, they'll be back - then they'll want a bit more info. Bang! you hit them with your second hub and they get all the info they need.

    I wonder whether any of the traffic you're getting to 'good hub' is being direct from 'bad hub'? That would be interesting to know.

  8. caspar profile image67
    casparposted 11 years ago

    You could put your hubs into a group, webchalk - maybe Web Design Beginners' Tips or something - then they would all link together and after reading one hub, readers would be guided to the next one.

    Just a thought.

  9. In The Doghouse profile image77
    In The Doghouseposted 11 years ago

    Scores?  I think that it is a matter of "rock, paper, scissors."  Or perhaps, a dart thrown at a board?  Or maybe, a flip of a coin?  smile

  10. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 11 years ago

    It is also important to take hubpages preference into consideration - they like to see some topics higher ranked than others. smile

  11. websurfpro profile image39
    websurfproposted 11 years ago

    I guess it`s all about different content , that builds up the hub score, and especially links , I have just published this new hub http://hubpages.com/hub/The-internet , entirely written in hubpage`s editor but I did not add anything else , not even a link or a video, just a small picture. When I posted it I was disappointed to the score, 47 ! I never had such a low score and I worked the most on this hub to make it interesting!

  12. Misha profile image68
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    *All* hubs start about 50. It will grow, don't worry

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, you can get them up to about 70 depending on your author score before publishing them smile

  13. Misha profile image68
    Mishaposted 11 years ago

    Yeah, if you "marinade" them before publishing big_smile But this does not affect the final score, you know wink

  14. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 11 years ago

    LOL - I hadn't thought of it as marinading - I like that one. "Stewing" is a good one too big_smile


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