Every time I do hub updates my hubber score drops drastically for a day or two

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  1. ChristinS profile image55
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    Every time I do hub updates my hubber score drops drastically for a day or two  - why?

    Every couple of weeks I have been going through old hubs and updating them, making them more visually appealing, correcting any little grammar errors etc.  I do a few at a time, maybe 3 to 5. Anytime I do this I notice my hubber score plummets for a couple of days afterwards - like from a 99 or 100 to a 93. 

    I'm NOT concerned - it goes back up, merely curious as to why that might be?

  2. wandererh profile image72
    wandererhposted 6 years ago

    I'm no expert, and I'm just speculating here, but if I'm the programmer in charge of the algorithm for the hubber score, I would want to make it very difficult for someone to guess how the algorithm works.

    One of the things that I would NOT to do is to recalculate the hubber score every time a change is made because if I were to do that, it would be a matter of time before someone figures out the algorithm.  Instead, I would change the score randomly when a change is made, calculating the actual score days or even weeks after a change is made.  That way, it would be difficult to figure out how a change affects the hubber score.

    1. ChristinS profile image55
      ChristinSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your answer makes sense to me thanks smile

  3. fitmom profile image81
    fitmomposted 6 years ago

    I hadn't noticed that it happened when I've updated, mainly because I've only updated once (being pretty new to the site). But, when I first publish a hub, and the score of the new hub is still low, my hubber score drops a good bit. I would think that when a hub is published that it would help the hubber score.

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    writeronlineposted 6 years ago

    As you know, ChristinS, the subject of Hub Scores is a well-traversed one. But just yesterday I was given the most credible explanation I've seen of the way the system is played (er, the way the system works).

    I wouldn't ordinarily link to a Hub I'd written, but the answer is contained within a quite detailed comment left by JamaGenee, in response to my questioning the HubScore paranoia many of us feel, so that'd be the easiest way for you to become as informed as I now am  smile

    http://writeronline.hubpages.com/hub/Od … e-Hubscore

    1. wandererh profile image72
      wandererhposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I never!  HubPages, you should be ashamed of yourselves, getting those little people to do all the work for you.  What do we pay you for?

  5. rfmoran profile image88
    rfmoranposted 6 years ago

    Since I stopped trying to psych out the HP algorithm it has stopped messing with my head. I've had Hubs shoot to the top with virtually no traffic, and plummet with tons of traffic. I know that traffic is just one of the factors in the algorithm, but I suggest taking a long view and not worry about blips.

  6. boosters profile image61
    boostersposted 6 years ago

    I submitted 3 post but my hubscore went down from 76 to 67 today.. i really confused why ?

    1. ChristinS profile image55
      ChristinSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      New hubs have lower hub scores which will reduce your hubber score for awhile until they gain some strength.

 
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