I can't figure out why some of my hubs have much lower scores than others...
Comparable hubs, getting roughly the same amount of traffic, are upwards of forty points different from each other. One of my recent ones is at a 44 while one of my slightly older ones, of almost the same set up, is an 86. Can anyone explain this to me? I can't understand it.
The million dollar question. I have heard it has something to do with the Google crawlers rating them once a month. What makes one hub better than another, I do not have a clue.
I gave up trying to figure out Hub scores. Some of my hubs with the most comments and page views, score lower than other hubs that have generated hardly any traffic and to further complicate the matter, why do the scores change. In school, if you made a 90 on a test, that grade did not change.
It is just one of those Hub Page mysteries that we will never understand. I do not think it has any impact on viewers or how you rank in Google--personal opinion, no proof.
I try really hard not to pay attention to Hub scores (or my Hubber score, for that matter). I don't know if anybody really knows the exact equation for these numbers and, when they go down, it can be demoralizing. Just forget that column exists.
When you first write a hub and publish it right away, the score starts out low. I'm not sure of the exact score anymore. At one time it was 45 then another it was in the thirties. But there is a general area between the two where new hubs will start out.
As hubs are left hub and age, they receive traffic, get new updates, get voted up and are given feedback. All these things contribute to the score, though the precise algorithm for determining such numbers is unknown to us mere hubbers
Your newer hubs, likely, just haven't had the chance to mature yet, the scores typically go up as they age. Also, the advers can occur with getting voted down. It can cause your score to drop some, as well as losing out on traffic. As I said before, the exact formula is a big mystery but, other than tweeking and updating and generating traffic to your hubs, there isn't much you can do to affect the score. As long as you are writing quality hubs, they will continue to grow.
Thank you. That makes me feel better about my new hubs as they have the lowest scores and I couldn't understand why since I was trying to do better by having the checks completed for "featured hubs."
I find there are a number of factors playing into the score. When I first publish a HUB it usually starts out with a somewhat lower score, but the score usually climbs as the HUB gets noticed. Some of the seasonal HUBs rise and fall will the season (Christmas, Halloween).
Topics that are hot, that people are searching for information on in Google searches, or that people are really interested in tend to start with a higher score, and usually stay a little higher.
Other Hubbers may have written on similar topics. Some will have higher scores and some will have lower scores. Some of that has to do with the length of the Hubs (longer gets higher scores), how well written it is how well explained the topic is, and how much additional stuff you add to it will play into the score. Additional stuff may include Amazon recommendations, however, if you add pictures, tables or graphs, and video links that help explain the topic further or explain aspects of the topic not included in your Hub, these things will help the score as well.
When a hub is first published, it will be lower than it will end up. They take into account typo's, misspelled words, number of words and several other factors. Then if you leave it sit for 24 hours before you publish it, and then go back in and edit, then publish; the score will be higher. They are figuring you spent a little more time and were more careful with it. As you get views and people start commenting and voting, that will add some more points to it. Any subsequent editing you do will push it up a few more points. If you can get all of the capsules that they have listed in the upper right corner, then you will also get a little higher score.
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