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Anyone else feeling discouraged to keep writing here due to plummeting hub score

  1. Kathleen Odenthal profile image95
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 3 years ago

    Anyone else feeling discouraged to keep writing here due to plummeting hub scores?

    I know they shouldnt matter, but I do take it personally when I see my hub scores plummet overnight. I know a lot of you have noticed this happening recently and I was curious if it was detering others from continuing to publish hubs.

  2. AudreyHowitt profile image86
    AudreyHowittposted 3 years ago

    An interesting question!  I think I will follow this thread!

  3. pateluday profile image38
    pateludayposted 3 years ago

    Yes I believe stability is needed otherwise it is resulting in disappointment in spite o f hubs being good. I believe the metrics should be loosened a bit.

  4. Au fait profile image93
    Au faitposted 3 years ago

    My hub scores and hubber score have actually come up.  Once upon a time I was a 97, but then for unknown mysterious reasons it dropped and leveled out at 91 with occasional hikes up to 94, and then back down.

    My hub scores were all fairly low until last week.  Once upon a time several were at 100.

    The last few days when everyone was talking about their dropping hub scores mine actually came up.  Some came up 10 or more points!  The overall average of all hubs came up by 10 points.

    While everyone was complaining that their hub scores dropped several points when they tweaked their hubs, mine went up several points when I updated mine.  I don't tweak mine and never have.  If I find additional new info that would make a good addition I update it, photos, as well, etc., but otherwise I depend on other people to let me know if there are issues with spelling, etc.

    The downer IMO is the drop in income.  Income is what matters, not hub or hubber scores.  Google doesn't know or care about our internal scores, followers, comments, etc. 

    Google cares about writing quality and comprehensiveness.  Google likes long articles that include as much as possible of what a person is looking for so that they don't have to go shopping all over the net trying to find all the info they want and put it together themselves. 

    Google doesn't like parts 1, 2, and 3, etc. because that means the customer won't find everything they want/need to know in one place.  They have to go to a lot of other sites to find what they're looking for.

    I find that people on here are judging hub length by their own needs.  What most people on here need is a short article they can scan quickly, write a quick comment, and then move on to the next article and do the same thing.  Long articles like mine, most likely get pretty tedious to hubbers that just want to get it over with.  So they write their own articles short and make several parts in different publishings to meet their own and other hubbers needs.

    On the other hand, people who are genuinely looking for particular information want to find that info and learn what they need to know.  They would rather find it all in one place than have to hunt and hunt all over the web trying to find it, or jump to one article after another.  We are supposed to be trying to please Google customers' needs, not our own.

    Expect my scores will drop into the basement again soon, but it's nice having them up a bit while it lasts.

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image74
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    No, because I simply do not pay attention to it since I know that there is a reason, or are reasons, such as Google, Panda, 'faults' or 'glitches' causing delays and the score will soon return to normal - or better.
    Publishing Hubs lowers the scores, a few days after it is featured the score raises again.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If everyone followed that path Kathleen, do you know how many, or should I say how few, would be left?

  6. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 3 years ago

    It really depends on why you are here. The hub scores mean virtually nothing, so I don't pay any attention to them.  HP is a platform for me...it is a community where I can interact with other writers. I never took the money seriously, and I definitely never took the hub scores seriously.

    1. pateluday profile image38
      pateludayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Every thing you do has a meaning. You should pay attention to hub score etc.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly Billy.

    3. billybuc profile image87
      billybucposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      pateluday....I'm quite happy just the way things are at HP, but thanks for your opinion.

  7. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    You're right Kathleen.....hub and hubber scores "shouldn't" matter.  Yet, people do take it very personally and it does cause strife.  IMHO, I don't ask these sorts of questions or even bring up the subject, because whatever is happening in terms of our numbers, has very little to do with what's happening to many of the thousands of other hubbers.
    In addition to this.....not a one of us can do anything about the "fluctuations" that occur daily, except for the suggestions of things to do that we all already know of or can read about in the Learning center.

    So much of this concern has an awful lot to do with the "reason(s)" each individual is a member of HP in the first place.   If it's income.....you will note that these hubbers couldn't care less what their internal scores are.  Why would they if those monthly pay-outs keeping coming in? 

    Does it make you feel better to know that your hub scores may possibly be HIGHER than perhaps the top 20 big-time earners here?  I can assure you, they don't care.  They're busy checking their pay pal accounts.

    You are a good writer, Kathleen and a very active member.  In fact, it appears you are knocking yourself out.  Relax.  Try for one solid week to not even LOOK at your numbers.  They will change up and down whether you focus on them every other hour or you don't.  Give yourself a break.

    If you have a passion for writing, face it.....you'll write something...some where....don't you think?  If you're basically happy being here at HP...and the only thing that annoys you is the ever-changing scores.....that's not so bad. 

    From all I have been able to glean through the comments and opinions of numerous hubbers who have written on many other sites.....HP beats them all to hell.  I don't know how valid this is because this is the only online writing site I have ever used.  Except for a bit of playing with Bubblews.....That site is a joke and popularity contest....quick easy $$ and very short-lived. A writer of your caliber would not be happy with that, would you?
    If you're here for the Journey.....don't jump ship.  Enjoy the trip.

  8. Marie Flint profile image88
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    Disregard them and keep writing, Kathleen!

    Frankly, I'm in a very passive mode with my writing right now; perhaps it's the Christmas season (winter, you know).

    I think hub scores are mainly influenced by traffic, which goes up and down. If you're proud of your hubs and feel they're useful or entertaining, then just be patient. Things will turn around again.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you every success for the New Year!

  9. dangerouslydelish profile image61
    dangerouslydelishposted 17 months ago

    Mine seem to fluctuate to the point where I couldn't possibly figure out what factors and what weight these factors have, into calculating a score. Hub score would probably mean more to me if HubPages offered more information about it - like what are the specifics that are going into this scoring algorithm?

    If they did that, I would start to care. Since they don't, I wish they would just do away with them because to me, they are meaningless, which means that aren't encouraging me to take action to improve the score. They don't make me work any harder, they don't make me revise my work, they're just an annoying presence.

    Also, I know it seems like I'm new here, but I've been at HP for a few years. Original account is mariexotoni, so I have some experience with HP Hub scores.