I have gone over this and over this and I think I am doing everything here.
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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.
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.
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.
Thanks Guys I just hate the way it goes down so quickly for no apparent reason.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Kimberly, you too are safe
As for sitting here - look at this girl http://hubpages.com/profile/Milla+Mahno .
She is hardly here lately, you probably never even heard of her...
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
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.
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.
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.
I don;t think she has any secret. Staying within the rules? Some traffic? Probably those.
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.
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.
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!
Thank-you everyone I appreciate the feed back
Misha I eapecially liked her hub about you!
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.
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.
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.
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....
(And thanks justine...will email you later tonight)
I am stuck on 80 something. I don't know what I do to get a 90+ hubscore.
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.
I don't claim to know exactly how author hub scores are calculated, but I wrote a hub on it.
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".
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.
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.
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. I admit I love my Hubs.
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.
not updating hub regularly, spammy comments and low quality content also makes score down.
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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