Are hub scores valid?
Why are hub scores necessary? What do they add to Hubpages? It seems to me that a hub should stand or fail on its merit, and the scores can prejudice a potential reader against a well-written hub with a low score based on unknown criteria.
I never thought of it that way...but I think you're right.
For the most part, I think it's a way to incite the writers to do a better job at creating rich content. That's really all it is.
The hubber score is the same way. Hubpages needs to get people to participate, so they create a "ladder" and point to it and say, "Get on the ladder and work hard to the top of the ladder." And then people do it because that's what they're accustomed to doing.
by LindaSmith13 years ago
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by Audrey Hunt3 years ago
Just had a big drop on my profile score. And all my hubs were featured along with a steady 10 Editors Choice. I say 'were' because 3 were just unfeatured and I don't know what to do about that. My...
by Engelis11 months ago
I have been on Hubpages for almost 3 years now! I have never experienced such a low HubberScore of 43-45, it has always been 70+, even in my worst days. What's even worse for my current situation, it is that this...
by Catherine Giordano2 years ago
My Hub "People Almost Met: Lily at the Pool" recently had a hub score of 100 and stayed at the level for about two weeks. Now it is in the 60's. It has lots of comments and about average views (for my...
by Cameron Corniuk6 years ago
I posted a number of hubs the other day, which all started out at a relatively low score as they usually do--somewhere in the 40s and 50s. I saw my score drop a point or two, which I would normally see. Since then, the...
by Kate Swanson4 years ago
I'd like to suggest we get rid of Hubber Score - and perhaps even Hub Scores. They:- are constantly misunderstood;- cause a lot of upset and grief in the forums; and- encourage newbie Hubbers to direct their...
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