One Practical Application of the HubScore

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  1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
    Jeremy Gillposted 6 months ago

    While we Hubbers often tell each other not to worry about each other's scores, and we really shouldn't, here's a quote from an official HubPages document (regarding the Quality Assessment Process) that shows scores have at least some practical value:

    "Articles written by authors with very high Hubber Scores will have up to a few years to gain traffic. Those with lower Hubber Scores may have as little as one month (we're talking very low Hubber Scores in that scenario)."

    Basically, the better our score, the more time our low-traffic pages have to prove themselves. Nice to know that even if an article isn't currently seeing views, it at least has the chance to in the foreseeable future.

    1. DanieleRobbers profile image87
      DanieleRobbersposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      That is really awesome! Thanks for the into. I actually was wondering about that myself.

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Good to know. Thanks for the info.

      2. Lady Lorelei profile image86
        Lady Loreleiposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        What do you mean by "prove themselves". Are they buried into some far off corner or given less monetary gain after that time? Not sure what you mean.

        1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
          Jeremy Gillposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          Some hubs eventually become unfeatured (and are unable to appear in search engine results) due to low traffic regardless of their quality. Luckily, having higher scores gives more time for us to edit them and improve their popularity.

      3. Ivan Hernandez profile image89
        Ivan Hernandezposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Jeremy. My hubberscore fluctuates between low 90s and mid 90s quite often. One of my hubpages articles experienced a huge spike in views after a bunch of people, including myself, commented on it on ST Patrick's day. It got 95 views in a day, 62 from Hubpages alone. It started with 450-odd lifetime views, but after many people commented on it, It jumped to 557 views. It now rests at 620-something views.

      4. Nadine May profile image44
        Nadine Mayposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        That was nice to know. So its to do with how well we market our own articles as well as the topic, I get that now.

    2. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 6 months ago

      Never came across that. Good to know. Also, 85+ hubber score implies your outlinks are do-followed, not sure if that is still followed. My outgoing links are do-followed, but I wonder if that changes if my score goes below 85?

      1. Daniel Mollat profile image97
        Daniel Mollatposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Lobobrandon,
        What do you mean or what is "do-followed"

    3. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
      Gregory DeVictorposted 6 months ago

      Thank you for that useful piece of information. Several of my hubs that are not on niche sites receive little or no traffic. Now I see why I might have not been penalized yet.

      1. daydreams profile image97
        daydreamsposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Yes me too! That is good to know. I have wondered how a couple of my hubs manage to stay featured when they hardly ever get traffic...

        1. Ivan Hernandez profile image89
          Ivan Hernandezposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          I have a hubberscore of between 90 and 94, depending on who you're asking. I've earned this because a few of my hubs have high hubscores. I have at least two hubs with hubscores in the 90s, and more than ten hubs in the 80s. I've improved the look of one hub, so that's nice. The option to put thumbnails on multiple images is great. Now, instead of one giant stack of images, I have a nice, organized image list. This is apparent with my New York Hurricane scenario AND my anti-Donald Trump article. I would say job well done.

    4. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 6 months ago

      Ah, thanks for clarifying this, Jeremy!

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
        Jeremy Gillposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        You're welcome! The document also explained that new writers are given generous grace periods to account for their relative inexperience, so fresh writers still have a fighting chance to attract traffic.

      2. Michael Kismet profile image94
        Michael Kismetposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Sorry in advance Jeremy, I need to deviate from the post’s subject.  I don’t know how to send emails to other HP authors.

        Kierstin. You asked me once in a different post about writing a hub on investing? I was busy at the time and kind of ignored your question. I felt bad, so, here’s my way of an apology. The truth is when I commented on my recent investment, I was only a few weeks into trading stocks. I started an account with etrade, starting with initially $500.

        As I learned more about sub penny stocks, I became a lot better at making a profit and treating it like a job. Now, a couple of months in, on a good trading day I can make a nice profit. I think to myself, why aren’t more people doing this? I just do what Warren Buffett says “look for undervalued companies”. 90% of people that invest in stocks lose money, so this isn’t for the faint of heart.

        I’m a neophyte when it comes navigating HP site, if you want keep up a correspondence with me regarding trading penny stocks, you can email me: michaelvilay@gmail.com
        https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13968502_f1024.jpg

        1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
          Jeremy Gillposted 6 months agoin reply to this

          No problem, but for future reference you can contact most authors by clicking on any article of theirs, then clicking the "contact author" message right under their bio near the top of the hub.

    5. Miebakagh57 profile image51
      Miebakagh57posted 6 months ago

      Where can I get the link to the original document and see things for myself? In my last hub I score 62%. But within a week, it comes down to 40%. What account for this trend?
      So if I am going to review it for features, how do I start again? It would be hard work or punishment?
      Marven seems to be terrific these days, or it is up to something unknown tomany of us. Thank you for visiting my response.

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
        Jeremy Gillposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Scores naturally fluctuate, but if you're consistently getting figures under 60, something about your writing probably isn't meshing with HubPages's guidelines.

        I'll link to the original page later once I can go through my history at home and find it (feel free to remind me if I forget), but here's a link with further helpful info regarding scores, especially under the "How significant is Hubber Score?" section:

        https://blog.hubpages.com/tag/qap/

    6. Michael Kismet profile image94
      Michael Kismetposted 6 months ago

      Great post, Jeremy! So, this means Hubber scores aren’t irrelevant, they do serve to be what I would consider an important element to an author’s trajectory of success. Very interesting.

    7. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 months ago

      That's definitely encouraging. Easy way to raise scores some is participation in forums, and commenting with good quality comments the work of others. Of course publishing quality stuff is the best thing.

    8. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 6 months ago

      Well, that makes sense. I've suspected this for years but was afraid to ask. Nice perk!

    9. Michael Kismet profile image94
      Michael Kismetposted 6 months ago

      You are truly a fountain of information today.  Thanks Jeremy, I assure you this will never happen again. I look forward to your next announcement of useful information. If you give them a little, they’ll just want more and more.  big_smile

    10. Daniel Mollat profile image97
      Daniel Mollatposted 6 months ago

      Lobobrandon posted the following:

      Never came across that. Good to know. Also, 85+ hubber score implies your outlinks are do-followed, not sure if that is still followed. My outgoing links are do-followed, but I wonder if that changes if my score goes below 85?

      What does he mean by "do followed"

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image96
        Jeremy Gillposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        That probably either means the links in hubs are relevant (and not spammy) or they see a significant number of clicks. Feel free to chime in, lobo.

     
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