Ok. So I think I have published a couple of great hubs.. wrong!

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (24 posts)
  1. shazwellyn profile image63
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    No.  It looks like that I just don't get it.  When I think I have cracked it.  When I think - this will be a great hub - original content, appropriate tags etc etc.. they both turn out to be the WORST performers!  I have never started off on a 46 or 47.  They seem to start at 50 then climb.  What next?  Take em off? x

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry they will climb it is sometimes a part of the algorythm system ignore it and let it do its part. smile

    2. Lady_E profile image63
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hiya Shazwellyn

      Don't be too hard on yourself. 9 times out of 10 when you Publish a Hub, the score will rise. It won't stay at 46, 47 or 50. I've had a quick view of your "Conscription Hub?" and it's now sitting pretty at 73. I'm sure it will rise even more.

      At this stage (2 months) you are sort of on a learning curve. There's still a lot to take in and work out. (Ps. I'm still on that learning curve too. lol) So, don't you be worrying.

      PS. Loved your Fairy stories. smile

      1. shazwellyn profile image63
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks my friend.  I have soooooo much to learn!

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I've done that same thing. I've published a few hubs thinking that they would take off and draw traffic, but it wasn't until after about one week, did I finally see some traffic.

    That's without doing any extra to drive traffic to the hubs themselves.

    I say, I agree with AEvans and give them time to perform.

    1. shazwellyn profile image63
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So this is just a glitch eh?  I was thinking about completely scrapping the buggers! lol

      The secrets of getting what you want on ebay by sniping, free!
      <snipped link>

      Conscription and A New National Service
      <snipped link>

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Before the links were snipped, I manage to go to each and left a comment on both. I didn't see anything the matter with either of them.

        That would lead me back to what I said, to begin with. Give them more time and see how they work out.

        1. shazwellyn profile image63
          shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I have to learn to put threads in the right box!  *20 lashes for links*  Why do I learn the hard way?!  Thanks Cagsil x

          1. Cagsil profile image82
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You're welcome. I'm glad I could be of assistance. big_smile

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    Please do not post links to your hubs in the forums, except in the Extreme Makeover Forum (if you are seeking feedback).

    1. shazwellyn profile image63
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry.  I should have opened this thread there perhaps?

  4. Stimp profile image73
    Stimpposted 8 years ago

    But Seriously, I write about stuff that I find interesting to ME and that to which might be interesting to others.  If it's not, it's not.  I've made a whopping $.04 (that's right 4 CENTS) from adsense (or whatever its called) and I really don't care about the money.  I just like to write and I don't care if the bozos that sit in some back office counting beans to see how much my life stories are worth think....I really don't.  That's just my attitude .... and perhaps a little bad today cuz, well, its sunday which means tomorrow is monday.

    1. shazwellyn profile image63
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My hubs fulfilled the criteria... rich content, original material, appropriate tags and then... blooming low ranking.  I shall just wait and see what happens x

  5. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    okey dokey artichokey...here's J's two cents wink

    I took a look at your hubs and their scores vs when you published. They all look par for the course, really. Anytime you write a hub and publish it that same day, it will start with a lower score. Usually somewhere between 47 and 52. Probably depending on length, content, media etc.

    For some reason if a hub sits in your account unpublished for a few days, it "ages" a bit and the score will rise a little. I often work on hubs for several days, sometimes weeks before I actually publish it. Often, by the time I'm ready to publish, the score is in the sixties.

    Your hubs individual scores seem to be rising just fine on their own with time and if you look, you can see the score going up pretty regularly as you go through your hubs.

    Something that may help your scores as well, is title. Take a look at your better preforming/scored hubs. You have some straightforward titles that work well. Your new hub about eBay had a confusing title and until I looked at the hub, I thought maybe you'd spelled a word wrong. You may want to think about reworking some of your titles. It can help with your traffic/views which will also, in turn, help the score of the hub.

    Based on what I said beofre, I think your hubs are doing just fine and the lower scoring ones will be up in the 70's in no time! big_smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image63
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      awwwww.. thank you.  I will look at the titles.  I have been trying not to go too mad on long titles, I still need to get the balance right.  Thank you for your, as always, sound advice x

  6. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    It's the same for everyone, I'm telling you. smile

    1. Green Lotus profile image61
      Green Lotusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The title can make a difference. I've actually changed some titles on my "lesser performing" hubs and they have risen in the ranks of my account. (for what's it's worth). Has this worked for anyone else?

  7. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    I have read a few of your hubs and there great smile I agree with the others, don't worry about it to much. Hub score's don't alway's reflect how good a hub is, in my opinion anyway. wink

  8. shazwellyn profile image63
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Ok.. I have changed the title.. does this sound better?

    Conscription Based on the Principals of Volunteering and A New National Service

    Free Ebay Sniper - Win Items Without Effort!

    Your opinion matters to me.. thank you x

    1. profile image0
      Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      whoa--that first one is long! lol

      the second one is better, though. It makes more sense to my brain when I read it smile You could always try something like "Win items easily on eBay" Or "Win Ebay Auctions at the last second with sniping"

      You can always change a title again if the new one doesn't work. Of course, your url will stay the same but as long as your title is relevant for the hub, as well as the url, it should be ok.

      Keep in mind that a hub title is the first glimpse a reader gets of your hub. If a title is off putting or confusing, it can turn readers away.

      green lotus--yes, it works for me too smile

      1. shazwellyn profile image63
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I thank you for your ideas and have changed again.  I want to suck it and see.. I guess that is what hubpages are about really?  x

  9. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    I think you should keep your title catchy.  But I agree with Janetta, all the hubs start at 50 and who knows what will happen.  When I write, I finish and publish and it's done.  What goes on from there is anyone's guess. And I don't worry about it.  Also what may not be a hot performer now might be a hot performer later.

  10. thranax profile image49
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Don't worry about score. Just worry about visitors and feedback. They should be all writers worry about anyway. Its all I worry about.

    ~thranax~

  11. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    I am glad that I stopped in. I was wondering about some of my hubs ahen they started out with 49 also because I remembering that somewhere it said a hub start at 50. When I saw a 49, I thought, "Whoa, what did I do wrong?"

    Thanks for the explanations hubber friends.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)