Hubscoring is driving me nuts

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  1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
    Jessie L Watsonposted 9 months ago

    I don't write on HP to sell garbage products from Amazon. I'm here because it's a place where civilized people can write about what about they know (or least how the world looks to them) and talk with others.

    When my hub score decides to drop randomly, I interpret this to be a prod in the ass like I'm just a stubborn cow among cattle. As if my performance is not up to par somehow with regard to traffic or frequency of publishing.

    I recommend an option to turn the scoring off so I don't have to question my productivity every time I log in.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Can you not convince yourself to ignore it? It is more or less meaningless in the day-to-day business of writing hubs.

      1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
        Jessie L Watsonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        I'm sure it's easy to ignore when you got an unbudging 99. It's a very cold method of determining the value of individuals in any particular group. If the ratings are arbitrary, then why bother with them at all? It is there to indicate status. Social status is relevant to our emotions whether we ignore it or not. I work pretty hard at making quality articles and the fact that it could fluctuate between 96 and 90 within a day or two with or without activity is absurd.

        1. theraggededge profile image99
          theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I've been here a long time, Jesse. You should concern yourself with words, not numbers. As people keep saying, it's not important unless it is really, really low.

        2. Sherry Hewins profile image96
          Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          With a score that stays in the 90s, your score is pretty high anyway, even if it did matter.

          1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
            Jessie L Watsonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            By saying that, you're acknowledging the existence of having a high score among others who may not. Who are those others? And what brought my score to 90, to begin with? I guess I failed to investigate what the score is supposed to represent entirely.

            1. Natalie Frank profile image96
              Natalie Frankposted 9 months agoin reply to this

              Taken directly from the FAQs

              What Makes A HubScore Change?

              HubScores are based on a wide range of different factors, including the quality of your Hub as measured by the QAP, the length of your Hub, your overall Hubber Score, and reader interaction with and consumption of your Hub. With this being the case, getting more traffic to your Hubs over time will certainly improve the accuracy of your HubScore, but keep in mind that the quality of your Hub is what matters the most.

              My Hubber Score just went down... what do I do????

              As you spend time on the site, you'll see that your personal Hubber Score will go up and down. This is not something to worry about, especially because it's nothing that you can particularly control on a day-to-day basis. Focus on writing good Hubs and improving old Hubs, ignore the score, and it shall improve in no time.

              Factors used to compute HubScore include:

              The quality of the Hub as measured through the Quality Assessment Process, which human ratings provided through the Hub Hopper
              The quality of the Hub, as measured through reader consumption of and interaction with the Hub
              The length of the Hub
              The number of comments the Hub receives

              A Hubber's overall Hubber Score

              Factors used to compute Hubber Score include:

              The collective HubScores of your Hubs
              Your activity in the Forums
              Your support of other Hubbers through comments
              The number and quality of Questions you ask
              The number and quality of Answers you have given
              In general, your Hubber Score is meant to not only reflect the collective quality and success of your Hubs, but also the contributions you have made to the community as a whole.

              For more info on this read here: … bber-score

  2. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image99
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 9 months ago

    The scores are pretty arbitrary. I'll have a lowish score and then comment on a couple of threads like this (because I actually want to) and then my score will jump. I've been with HP for ten years and to begin with, it seemed to be a way to help Hubbers manage their success - certain actions (like publishing a new Hub, answering a question or posting in the forum) would jump your score. We all get how to navigate HubPages now so the scores aren't as helpful. Just ignore them.

  3. Jeremy Gill profile image94
    Jeremy Gillposted 9 months ago

    I understand, but the others are right: try to ignore it. At least we have the blessing that the figures aren't seen by others; take comfort in the fact that readers will "score" you based on quality, not by unreliable numbers.

    1. EricFarmer8x profile image99
      EricFarmer8xposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      My top three Hubs do have a higher score but that is the only noticeable thing I can see. The others go up and down seemingly at random.

      I have no idea about my Hubber score. I tend to comment on a Hub a day though so maybe that helps.

    2. Jessie L Watson profile image94
      Jessie L Watsonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You both raise good points

  4. Lorelei Nettles profile image94
    Lorelei Nettlesposted 9 months ago

    I'm glad to see this thread. My score dropped overnight and I was asking myself what changed? I don't really understand the quick drop either.

  5. Jessie L Watson profile image94
    Jessie L Watsonposted 9 months ago

    Everyone seems to be making sense. I suppose I am a stubborn cow after all haha


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