My best hub for traffic which gets 40 views a week and climbing has a hub score of only 82. I have two other hubs which have not had a single view in one month and they have the same score about. That does not make any sense. Can anyone explain?
I never pay attention to the hubscores, because there's no logic in them.
I have a vague idea at the back of my mind that we have to aim for a score of 80 to get a hub featured. My hub scores go up and down regularly.
When I read your comment I went and checked. Most of my articles have scores in the 80s or 90s, but I did find one featured article with a score of 72. It has about 50,000 page views, most of those through Google.
Like most of the others who commented on this: the system makes absolutely no sense to me.
I have one hub getting over 250 views a week, 16,440 views ever and only has a hub score of 76. I have hubs with score of 95 that never get anywhere as many views.
Those of us who have been on HP for a while just ignore them
This subject comes up every few weeks and from what I have learned the Hub Score is a machine-generated computation that is beyond human understanding.
Titia and Rupert, thank you for your replies. That explains everything.
I am going to guess the hub scores make some kind of sense to the editors.
I have observed: There is an overall average score for articles. There is a score for each article, and there is a score for the forum.
Edit: What they mean, I haven't a clue.
The scores are just carrots to act as an incentive to us plebs to improve articles.
As has been said by others, the hub scores are only there to give a general indication of how good the hub is. In practice, as the scores are auto-generated and just crude indicators, plus they aren't directly related to views and earnings, you learn to ignore them after you've been here a while.
As an example of how important they are or not I submitted my/ lowest scoring hub with 61 to be considered for Letterpile. The hub is a year or so old and I made no changes. It was successful (required no editing) and is now on a niche site. It’s score rose to 63.
I have a similar story as Jodah. As I've had a hub score go from the 70s to now hovering in the high 80s and low 90s. Still mostly the same content with a modification now and then. Same thing happened with my Hubber score where it once was in the 60s and now hovers in the low 80s. The assumption is if you follow the directions by HubPages, the scores will reflect that, but I take them more as suggestions than something I need to follow.
After going through the discussion, I am both more confused about Hub scores and have realized that they serve seemingly very little to no purpose. Day one point of view, maybe it'll change with a little time.
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