Would you delete a hub that creates lots of comments because...

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  1. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 7 years ago

    Would you delete a hub that creates lots of comments because...

    it has a score of 63? I have a hub that is very controversial. It has 1100 words, the grammar is decent, multiple photos, and a poll. It has over 300 comments and several thousand views that I would lose if I were to delete it. I've done everything I can to this Hub, and I truly believe it is being evaluated based on disagreeing with it rather than content. It is dragging my hub average down quite a bit. If you were in this situation would you lose all the views and comments for the sake of bringing up your hub average (which impacts hubber score)?

  2. innerspin profile image89
    innerspinposted 7 years ago

    No, I'd keep it. A hub  which generates that amount of attention deserved to be published. The score wouldn't mean as much to me as the fact it's being read and having a reaction from people.

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, never had such a low score so worried.

  3. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't delete it even with the low score. If a lot of people are reading it, the content is important to the people who really matter - the readers. I don't have any scores below 69, but my most popular ones (by reader views) tend to stay in the 70s. As the saying goes, "You can't please all of the people all of the time" and the hardest to please tend to be the HP people/slash computer that assigns the scores.

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is my only hub that has a score this low, and my hubber score keeps dropping. Confusing and frustrating. Thanks for the answer.

  4. LoisRyan13903 profile image66
    LoisRyan13903posted 7 years ago

    Keep it.  The more views you have, the better your income.  Plus I am sure that score will go up.  I don't think it being controversial has any impact on the score.

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The scores for hubs are partially determined by the people who hub hop.

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image66
      LoisRyan13903posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't done that in a while.  it is too time consuming

  5. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 7 years ago

    63 isn't a bad score.  If it was below 50 I'd be worried.  Besides, if you're attracting thousands of views, it's well worth keeping.  Well done on the attention-grabbing hub!  It's often controversial issues that spark views and comments.

  6. wqaindia profile image38
    wqaindiaposted 7 years ago

    No, not at all. If a Hub which evokes such a huge response then it means that the hub in question is being thoroughly examined, analyzed and commented by the visitors. When audience register their visit on the hub in the shape of comments then it implies that audiences have read your hub from head to toe to leave a comment. Such a hub will make history and there is every likelihood of being selected as one of the hubs with so many comments if HP decides to present an accolade for the feat. However to keep the hub score moving you can update the hub at least every six months.

  7. Torrs13 profile image92
    Torrs13posted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't delete it. If you are getting a lot of comments on it, that means that it is serving the purpose of getting traffic. I understand how frustrating it can be to see a low hub score, but I wouldn't let that take away from everything you have accomplished with that hub. If people want to ding you for it, then that's their problem. As long as it stays featured, then you would be wise to keep it right where it is. In fact, I applaud you for writing about controversial matters as that opens up our eyes to true dilemmas that exist in our world.

  8. MizBejabbers profile image89
    MizBejabbersposted 7 years ago

    I would keep it. I don't pay any attention to that stuff. Some of my hubs that have been "put to sleep" have higher scores than ones they've kept active. I've also had them come back and reactivate a hub or two that was on inactive status. I don't understand their methods at all.

  9. bravewarrior profile image94
    bravewarriorposted 7 years ago

    I have a hub that has a score of 63 and it's featured. I wouldn't think of  deleting it. Featured hubs show up in Google whereas un-featured hubs don't. I only have one un-featured hub, but haven't deleted it yet. It seems with each Google change, our hubs get re-evaluated. Hang in there. Things may change.

  10. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago


    What do scores mean? Not much. They are just there to stop spammers getting good backlinks.

    What counts are views and money.

  11. Paul K Francis profile image82
    Paul K Francisposted 7 years ago

    If the content is important to you, then do not delete it. If it the kind of hub that invites continuing comments and discussion, perhaps you can begin a forum thread on the same subject, or suggest that some one else do the same. I do not know how this would affect your scores, maybe some one else out there has a better idea on this. Have a nice day.

  12. watergeek profile image95
    watergeekposted 7 years ago

    Some suggestions, if you haven't done these things already:
    1 - Look through your reader's comments to see if they have tips for improving your hub.
    2 - Are the photos yours or others? Replace as many as you can with your own photos. With those that are left, be sure to give them proper attribution.
    3 - Take out language that's deliberately crass and/or provocative and replace it with something that means the same and preserves the controversy, but is a little more "sophisticated," so to speak.
    4 - Compare this hub with your best one that also has comments. What is the difference in quality? Anything? Take tips from yourself.


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