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?
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.
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.
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
http://writeronline.hubpages.com/hub/Od … e-Hubscore
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.
I submitted 3 post but my hubscore went down from 76 to 67 today.. i really confused why ?
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