My user score

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  1. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    I have gone over this and over this and I think I am doing everything here.
    Your HubRank is an author's personal score that ranges from 0 to 100. There are many factors as to what determines your HubRank, but essentially your HubRank is a way to build your credibility as an author and is determined by your overall performance and participation at HubPages, where participation on HubPages can include:

    •Publishing quality Hubs
    •Commenting on Hubs from other authors
    •Making requests in the Request section
    •Answering requests from other authors
    •Actively participating in the HubPages Forums
    Your HubRank is not only a great way for you to evaluate your own credibility on HubPages, but it's also a great way to determine who the other credible and most active members of the overall community are as well.
    yet earlier today my score was a 93 a left for an hour or so and come back and it is an 89 can someone please help me to understand this.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    I think you are doing quite well-- four months is not a very long time.
    If you look at people with higher scores, most have them have been here quite awhile and probably have a lot more hubs and a lot more total views.
    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. 1974 profile image68
    1974posted 13 years ago

    It can fluctuate quite a bit over the course of a day, but it really is not anything you need to be overly concerned about.  When it drops, you are not getting penalized or anything like that so don't take it personal.  It happens to all of us.

  4. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Thanks Guys I just hate the way it goes down so quickly for no apparent reason.

    1. 1974 profile image68
      1974posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It can go up just as quick big_smile

    2. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I do too Ohma, I won't lie, it's hard not to be effected, Misha does give good advice for both of us to enjoy the ride indeed

    3. livewithrichard profile image74
      livewithrichardposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think everyone here has given you good advice, don't worry too much about the score. 

      I don't make requests or answer requests, I try to publish at least 1 or 2 hubs a week, and I work on bringing in traffic.  If I had to guess, I would say bringing in traffic is the biggest element of the hubber score.  To get traffic, you have to get out there and build backlinks.  Link to your niche blogs on blogger or wordpress, do social bookmarking to as many places as you can either manually or find some software that will ease the process.

      When you comment on other hubs or post in the forum, your user name gives you a link to your profile which links to all of your hubs... most people that place links to their hubs in the comments on other people's hubs don't realize this, there is no need for it.  This is called internal linking and helps all parties.  If you comment on the "hot hubs" you get a little link juice to your profile and your hubs...shhhh don't pass that around smile

      1. skyfire profile image80
        skyfireposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I have to agree. backlinks+new hubs are keeping the score.

    4. Amez profile image65
      Amezposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, We sometimes need a point of encouragement to kick off our Desire to write and our scores and stats do have a slight impact on our writing spirit.and when you get 156 on a hub and not one comment, kind of leave you lost to what would have been  better approach, comments help us grow even when they point out our areas we need to work on.

  5. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    Just relax and enjoy the ride smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile Thanks, I needed to be reminded where the priorities are.  smile

  6. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Thanks Misha
    I guess that is probably good advice but I am starting to get the feeling that if I am not sitting here round the clock my score will tank and then I will have to contend with that NO FOLLOW thing everyone keeps talking about.

    1. Misha profile image63
      Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nah, to get down to nofollow thingy you have to be really bad. Dupe content, substandard hubs, fanning sprees, spamming comments - that king of thing. You are safe in this regard. smile

      Kimberly, you too are safe smile

      As for sitting here - look at this girl .

      She is hardly here lately, you probably never even heard of her... smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        OMG Misha how did you know I would adore her so much, been reading and fanned her immediately, could have done so straight from her bio,  she's my kinda girl, thank you so much

        your a good soul

        gotta go read more

        bye  smile

        1. Misha profile image63
          Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Glad you liked her. I love her, too smile

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think there may be an element of randomness in the system. For one thing, if someone figured it out completely-- they would be able to manipulate their score to some degree.
      I have been away from my computer for 3 or 4 days and come back to a higher score, which then does the ups and downs again.
      Do your best, flush the rest. And don't let it make you stressed.

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        lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry to bud in Rochelle, but thanks, good advice for me anyway smile

  7. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    1974 & Lyrics I try not to get discouraged and I think it would be different if I was doing something wrong but I really don't think that I am. Even my views count is up today and still it dropped like that???????????

    Lyrics have you checked out my Blog I added your valentine link to it.

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      lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      no sweetpea but be sure I will tonight smile

      1. Ohma profile image59
        Ohmaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Goodness I have not been called sweetpea in years. it was the only thing my mother ever called me when I was growing up, it is funny that you should call me that.

        I understood your point I am sorry I am just felling a little blue about the whole thing.

        1. Misha profile image63
          Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          It has a built-in randomness and always fluctuates. Trust me, you are perfectly OK smile

  8. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Ok so what is her secret

  9. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    I don;t think she has any secret. Staying within the rules? Some traffic? Probably those. smile

    I just meant her as an example that it is not necessary to publish hubs daily and participate on forums to have a good hubscore. smile

  10. afunguy24 profile image39
    afunguy24posted 13 years ago

    Most of they works for me. I comment on forums and hubs, vote hubs up and follow hubbers. That is part of successful author score. As long as i stay active in hub community I have to worries about author score.

    1. Ohma profile image59
      Ohmaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Afunguy thanks for replying I guess I really shouldn't worry about it.

  11. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Ok I will try not to. I appreciate your encouraging words.

  12. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 13 years ago

    Yes, Rochelle, it happened to me too. I went away for almost a week and my score went up. However, after I was back and participated in the forums, my score went from 88 to 78!

    I was wondering about the score too, but I tried not to let it get me down! However, I could not help from to be sad a little!

  13. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Thank-you everyone I appreciate the feed back
    Misha I eapecially liked her hub about you! smile

  14. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    It seems to me that the larger your pool of Hubs gets, the fluctuations that happen to your Author Score get smaller. 

    When you only have a few dozen Hubs, subtle changes in traffic or visitor interactions seem to have a larger impact.  My HubScore used to go up and down with about a 10 to 12 point variance but now it only changes within a 6 point range.

  15. myownworld profile image76
    myownworldposted 13 years ago

    I know it's easy to say that hubberscore doesn't really matter, but I think it's always a good feeling to have it rising rather than falling.

    I'm no expert here, but one thing I've seen is that external traffic really makes a difference to my score (provided your hubs are key word optimized etc). Since I travel a lot, there are many days when I stay inactive on the site, but my score never really falls below 92. So, for me it's all about the traffic.

    Having said that, it constantly fluctuates between 98-92...higher on days when I'm getting more traffic and ALSO staying active on  the site (reading and commenting on hubs/forum posting) and on the lower side when I'm not doing that, but getting steady traffic nevertheless.

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      outside traffic is a big thing
      and it does flucutate.
      nice score, mow  wink

  16. Ohma profile image59
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    I try very hard to stay active and be helpful. I just get frustrated sometimes mostly because I do not understand how some things work. but thanks everyone I appreciate you sharing your ideas.

    1. myownworld profile image76
      myownworldposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Apart from external traffic, I spend a lot of time reading and commenting on hubs....and that I think is way more effective than just forum posting... anyway, there are hubbers here who have very high scores and you hardly ever see them on the forums, but since all their hubs get great traffic, the score stays steady...

      In any case, best of luck...and try...just try not to worry too much....though i do understand where you're coming from.... smile

      (And thanks justine...will email you later tonight)

  17. DanPowers profile image49
    DanPowersposted 13 years ago

    I am stuck on 80 something. I don't know what I do to get a 90+ hubscore.

  18. wrenfrost56 profile image56
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    I still don't really understand hubber score, although I like getting a high hubber score (who doesn't) and hope to obtain a 100.(one sweet day) I worry about it less the longer I'm here. I don't think you have anything to worry about ohma. smile

  19. CarpetDiem profile image72
    CarpetDiemposted 13 years ago

    I don't claim to know exactly how author hub scores are calculated, but I wrote a hub on it. smile
    Which is why I say that your author score indicates your activity, but not necessarily your "credibility". Just because a person has an author score of 98 does not mean their hubs are "correct" or "quality", or that someone with an author score of 58 has hubs that are "incorrect" or "bad". big_smile

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    Iðunnposted 13 years ago

    I think something that is often overlooked is outsider traffic.

    Ideally your Hubs are written for google search engines or at the least, if you don't care about earning (like I don't), about some niche you feel strong about and write well about and that might hold some interest for outside readers.

    While popularity on Hubpages is fun maybe and can help your score somewhat I imagine, ultimately if a lot of your writing is interpersonal regarding Hubpages and Hubbers, that is not going to instill a great deal of interest from people searching Google for a real subject or issue.

    Even group upthumbing your Hub friends work or en masse downthumbing the work of other Hubbers you just don't like for competitive reasons isn't going to make that much of a difference as far as overall Hubscore or even individual Hubs Hubscore, particularly if the subject is just interplay between Hubbers.

    For example, most people here have never heard of me or don't interact with me, however my scores always remain fairly stable.

    The site's business is about drawing searches in Google from popular or niche topics.

  21. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 13 years ago

    I know it's childish of me, but I do get demotivated when my hubscores and personal score sink. I suppose it's fine for people who have been here for quite a while and are getting objective metrics in terms of income.

    However, I'm still fairly new and getting very little traffic and even fewer earnings. I'm doing my best to learn, but it is difficult with so many divergent opinions, for example whether backlinking is important or not, whether hubs simply need several months to mature, etc. etc. I have phases of feeling good about my hubs, thinking maybe I have understood something about keywords etc, and phases of thinking I'm really c__p at this business. When the latter phase coincides with falling scores, it makes me even more convinced that I do not have the knowledge and skill to succeed. I think I would stay on a more even keel with my efforts here if I didn't have the hubscores visible.

    1. profile image0
      Iðunnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There are a lot of excellent Hubs on SEO, backlinks and stuff.

      I can't help you there though.  I write all my Hubs for me, for the ability to express myself.  I have money I think sitting in some accounts but it isn't much and I've never bothered to collect it.  I'm not here to earn. 

      Also, my work is mostly poetry and I can tell you that if you're trying to earn, I don't recommend this at all.  It's very important to me, but it's not an earning type venture.

      If you try to view your work as saying what you want to say and well and then judge yourself from that, I think you will be a lot happier.  smile  I admit I love my Hubs. big_smile

  22. Haunty profile image76
    Hauntyposted 13 years ago

    Hubberscore concerns the amount of traffic one receives within a given period of time. One thing that is important is how much traffic your profile page gets within a given (quite short) period. That's all there is to it. smile

  23. britneydavidson profile image58
    britneydavidsonposted 13 years ago

    not updating hub regularly, spammy comments and low quality content also makes score down.

  24. Internetwriter62 profile image77
    Internetwriter62posted 13 years ago

    I know you participate a lot on Hub Pages Ohma, I see you a lot in forums. You do a lot to help and encourage others. You still have an excellent score. I fluctuate between 86 and 91. It's like one morning, I have one ranking and the next day, it's another. I guess it's not an exact science. But as far as I'm concerned you rank a 100.


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