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

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    shazwellynposted 14 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 image73
      AEvansposted 14 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 14 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

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        shazwellynposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks my friend.  I have soooooo much to learn!

  2. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 14 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.

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      shazwellynposted 14 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 image70
        Cagsilposted 14 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.

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          shazwellynposted 14 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 image70
            Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image72
    Maddie Ruudposted 14 years ago

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

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      shazwellynposted 14 years agoin reply to this

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

  4. Stimp profile image61
    Stimpposted 14 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.

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      shazwellynposted 14 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

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    Janettaposted 14 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

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      shazwellynposted 14 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

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    Janettaposted 14 years ago

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

    1. Green Lotus profile image59
      Green Lotusposted 14 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 image57
    wrenfrost56posted 14 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

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    shazwellynposted 14 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

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      Janettaposted 14 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

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        shazwellynposted 14 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 image67
    Flightkeeperposted 14 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 image72
    thranaxposted 14 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.


  11. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 14 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.


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