Significant Rise in Hub Scores

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  1. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 16 months ago

    I have noticed a sudden increase in the hub scores of a number of my highest rated articles. I had one reach a score of 100 a few days ago and it is still at 98, and a number on 95. Some of these have risen by up to ten points almost overnight. I also have an increase in red up arrows. Though my overall average hub score hasn’t risen, so I guess other lower rated articles have dropped to counter it. Has anyone else noticed this?

    1. Khanmaria12 profile image45
      Khanmaria12posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I don't think stats are being updated regularly. Notice red up arrow on some articles but still don't see change overall views

    2. bravewarrior profile image87
      bravewarriorposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Good for you, John! My stats don't seem to have taken a jump. I do have several that are in the upper 90 level, but I don't see any significant change overall.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, thanks Shauna. Just seemed a little abnormal to me, especially the article that reached a score of 100. "Notorious Nursery Rhymes: Humpty Dumpty"

    3. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi John, I've tweaked some articles of late. I am noticing a nice improvement.

    4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image89
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      So good to know that your scores have gone up. 100 sounds great!
      I haven’t noticed something like that in my articles, though many of them are above 90.
      I am more concerned about the earnings, which has dropped drastically.

  2. ravirajan01 profile image95
    ravirajan01posted 16 months ago

    John I have observed some jumps for few of my articles.But nothing abnormal I believe.

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 16 months ago

    I don't really pay attention as tbh I don't believe they matter at all. This generally applies to both hub scores and author scores.

    The only thing that seems significant is when the author score falls very low, which can be indicative of something bad going on. I've never discovered anything important or particularly useful about the hub score.

  4. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 16 months ago

    Hi John,
    I don't see anything out of the ordinary today. Had you done any tweaks or updates lately? Last week, when I did my regular 3-to-4-month updates for articles, the scores went up. At one point, I had 5 hubs at 100, then they gradually went back down to the 90s. This normally happens when I update. I tend to agree with Paul that it may not mean much. But if that happened to several of your articles and you hadn't updated, that's interesting.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
      PaulGoodman67posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I wondered that too. Just making a minor change will boost the score.

      I think the scores are there to encourage writers to do things such as editing.

      1. janshares profile image90
        jansharesposted 16 months agoin reply to this


  5. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 16 months ago

    I know the hub scores and hubber scores don’t mean a lot, but I do like to mention it if something seems out of the ordinary. Most of the articles that rose in score were older ones and that I haven’t edited in awhile. A couple were Valentine’s or love related so I can understand the sudden rise in views for them.

    The one that rose to 100 had been edited by HubPages to continue meeting niche site standards about a month ago. That often causes a more significant rise though. The scores have started to drop slightly, but I still have more in the 90s then I have ever had before.

    Thank you everyone for your input.

  6. Carb Diva profile image95
    Carb Divaposted 16 months ago

    Congratulations John. Don't fret about the why. Just bask in the glory LOL.

    On a slightly different topic, I just noticed something odd/different. In the past, when we posted in the forum our Hubber Score was displayed in our photo/avatar. Now, it isn't. Hmmmm.

    1. bravewarrior profile image87
      bravewarriorposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is. I see everyone's hubber score.

  7. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 16 months ago

    Yes, you are right, Linda. I hadn’t noticed that until you mentioned it.

  8. alahiker28 profile image87
    alahiker28posted 16 months ago

    There really seems to be no rhyme or reason for scores to me, Jodah. I've paid fairly close attention to traffic, to income, and to scores. Some of my scores remain low despite fan mail that I am a good writer along with the engagement accolade. There are times when I get increased traffic but the income doesn't increase with the traffic.

    I know we've been told the scores don't matter, but I do think folks look at them and decide whether or not to review an article. They should just remove them if they mean nothing. I saw a new Hubber the other day who had a 92 but this person had only been on HubPages for a matter of days and had 5 articles with no followers, fan mail or otherwise. So who knows?

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      The scores are there, so I make judgements. Whether I like it or not, it's a status thing. But, it doesn't influence my decision to read or not read an article.

  9. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 16 months ago

    John, I think you may be on to something with seeing a rise in scores. I can't tell which articles scores have risen or by how much, but my average score for total hub scores has risen since you posted this. Maybe the positive changes on the sites made by HP are taking hold.

    Also, remember that our hubs are in constant comparison to each other regarding quality. For example, if I have a low-quality fried chicken recipe hub on Delishably and other hubbers post better-quality fried chicken recipe hubs with high scores, my hub score will decrease. Conversely, if I've had a decent Valentine poem hub on LetterPile for years and new hubbers post lower quality Valentine poem hubs, my poem hub score will rise. It's not how good the recipe is or how well the poem is written as much as it is about how well it is put together, according to HP standards (grammar, formatting, number of capsules used, pictures, reader engagement, title, etc.) In other words, we are actually in competition with each other within the categories we post our articles. Make sense?

  10. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 16 months ago

    Yes, that does make a lot of sense, Jan. I am glad you are seeing an upturn in your average score. Let's hope this is a positive trend that continues.


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