Wow, what hit HubPages?
I went to have my hair cut at 4:30 p.m. and my score here was at 93 and, now, two hours later, is fell 9 points to 84? How in the world can it drop that much in two hours? Has anyone's dropped a good bit in the past few hours that you've noticed?
I went from 98 to 95 within the past few hours... thought that was a little weird.
I've noted that several of the highest ranking (hub score wise) hubbers have had drops of 3 or more points to their hubber scores. Mine has dropped from 98 to 94 also. Must be the new ranking system that Paul E. talked about kicking in.
I signed off after lunch. My score was 96. When I logged back on a few hours later, my score had dropped 5 points. Yes, a little weird ...
Hi Phyllis, that is a big drop too. Wow ...
Ah - I just read Maria's forum thread about Hubber scores and the changes. It is site wide.
I just saw another forum about the new algorithm and hubber scores ..wee
There was a forum post by Marina earlier today letting us know that this was going to happen this afternoon and that many of us would see a big drop. I think these scores are so ridiculously implemented. It's hard to know what to do when there are never clear directions given on how to get a high score. Ambiguity at best anytime staff talk about scores and all it does is cause more discouragement when morale is low enough around here lately.
Yep, mine's dropped four points. I wouldn't have known had you not posted this question. Bummer.
Mine dropped ten points, so sad but will it affect the earnings?
Yes, mine dropped drastically too. The earnings should not if you are still getting views.
That is what I meant by traffic - views. I had views (on GA) which were only partial, w/o comments.
Comments ...they don't matter but views from outside matter. But new scoring is not based on that it seems?
I noticed that mine had dropped 6 points in about the same length of time but I also noticed that one of my Hubs was unfeatured - due to traffic loss. Did you check all of your Hubs - including links, etc. - to see whether there were any changes in them?
Wow, HP implemented the new hub scoring process. Yesterday, I had to fix some broken links but all my hubs are featured.
Did you read the two updates/newsletters about the HubScore?
You can find one on the right side of HubPages under 'Hub of the Day'. Try the past newsletters for the other.
Even after winning awards and editors choice, my score has never been that high. It keeps dropping. I have never quite understood how all of that works, so I just do my best and keep going!
Mines has dropped 6 since I last logged in a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was because I hadn't been on for a while but maybe not.
Yes Faith, it is HPs new system. Mine dropped from 96 to 90, then to 89 where it settled. They say scores are no longer based on external or internal traffic and mainly only on hub quality (but there is a lot of conjecture over what HP classes as quality after the HubPro blog post recently). I hope the Hubber scores don't continue to fall. I have read a few people say their Hubber scores have actually risen, but there doesn't seem many of them.
Hi Jodah, wow, that is a big drop too. Yes, now I do remember reading about that, but thought it had gone into effect LOL ... much to my surprise. Yes, a lot of conjecture for sure!!! I see I dropped one more ...Interesting some rose.
Now about 1/4 of my hubs are no longer featured due to low traffic. Plenty of work to do, oh well.
Hi Jodah, I saw about four or five half circles on my hubs, so all I did was change the title, and they are good to go now after I shared on social media too. You should be alright.
Why did my score drop from 89 to 67 all of a sudden. It dropped by 22 points. I find most of my hub scores above 73 and some are above 80. Only 2 are below 67.
That is great Lawrence. You must be doing something right here!
Or maybe they just didn't notice me! I did notice that my latest hub didn't score so highly when I released it (but it may just be as it's only been there about a day)
When I first started with HubPages 3 years ago, I started with a score of 75. Currently I rank around 90, give or take a few points.
I recently opened a new HubPages account under my pen name, Ana Kolomeka, so I could post my ebook for educators to review. I started off with a Hubber score of 27, and it sank down to 17. Then it skyrocketed to 85!
Wow, that is interesting for sure! Thank you for sharing of your experience. I am dropping into the abyss it seems ... My last hub has a high score with tons of views and all up arrows, but I keep dropping. I have not been able to publish as much.
Maybe it is how often you publish, or how much activity you do. My score on this site has dropped 4 points over the past few days; I've been too busy working on my book and my other site to come here much.
by Marcy Goodfleisch 8 years ago
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