This really isn't a problem, but rather something I am interested in finding out. I have a few unpublished hubs with little to no content in them, and the thing is, one of these hubs outranks one of my published hubs! I am wondering why that happens and if it is any indication of how good the hub will perform after publication. Thanks!
Your own editing and previewing actions are included in pageviews, unfortunately.
I have noooo idea! This happened to me aswell, I was also very confused! :s lol
The other day a hub I had spent a while working was published with a starting score of 80. I too wondered how starting with a higher score might effect how it was received and if it was a good indicator of how well it was written.
The unpublished HubScore is no indication of how good the hub will perform after publication.
Only the quality of your content and the amount of visitors (plus a few other unknown parameters) will determine your HubScore.
I have also watched my unpublished hub getting higher in score. I have not edited it nor viewed or preview it. I do not know why is this happening?
May be a problem with computer algorithm.
Yes, this happens to me a lot and I started experimenting to see if I just let the hub sit there "aging" if it would help the score...sometimes it seem to. This puzzles me somewhat and in fact, other aspects of the hub score puzzle me, like I will stay away from hubpages for a few days and still have a okay hub score even though I had not written anything. The opposit seems to happen sometimes when I write my fanny off but still get lower score than when I am not even active at hubpages.
Does anyone know how they atually work out hubscore? My top hub according to hubpages, seems to stay at the top yet it doesn't get a lot of traffic. In fact many days it gets no views at all. I don't even think its that good a hub. It's one I wrote in something like 10 minutes and hardly did any work on.
Yet it has a high score?
It has no pictures, videos or links. I don't get it.
Re. Hubs start score.I know that if you leave them and work on them they start with a higher score than if you make a hub and publish straight away.
Usually one of mine made and published at one go starts at 50/49.
Ones left and worked on with higher visits from me climb up in score.
I have noticed the same as Izzy I have a valentine related hub with hardly any visits with higher score than ones with better viewings.
I do not understand it either Izzy.
This gets brought up quite a lot. The unpublished hubs count your visits, and teh hubscore has a variety of factors affecting it, including the quality of your work. This does mean that a high quality hub under construction and unpublished, can outrank one of your published hubs.
On occasion an unpublished can outrank one of your published hubs, but it will never outperform one of your published hubs.
Yep, I have a few unpublished hubs that are outranking a few of my Xmas hubs though they can't outperform them since nobody can view them but me.
I don't go back to them until I'm ready to put the hub together after I have written it, found the images I want to use, and video and specific products I want to promote. All this is done prior to opening the hub for final edit.
I have experimented on this matter and obtained a surprising result today. I have written a hub about Indian budget which has got highest visit on that I have ever received in any of my hub.
However, this hub has moved from 50 to 52 hubscore. I have started a hub on similar topic and kept it blank. I have not written a single word nor included even a capsule. I have not yet visited or edited that hub. This blank unpublished hub has a hubscore of 54, two points above the published hub.
Can any one solve the mystery? Intervention from hubpages authorities solicited.
The first hub you mention was published a mere 9 hours ago. I would say it is premature to estimate its ranking, it has already gone to 55 since last you checked. The other one, I would not give any significance to it, the system would surely bring it down if you published it now. So it will take awhile for the hub scores to settle in at their realistic levels.
it has reached the level of 58. I have not written anything nor visited the hub during these days.
I have edited this hub today and just written one sentence. I would like to see the hubscore tomorrow.
it is just a kind of experiment. do any one want to join the experiment and report result in this forum thread?
If it makes a difference to anyone. When I published my two Valentine's Day Hubs, the scores were 78 and 74, respectively.
Both hubs have reached a high of 86 score.
I had plenty of trips to the hubs. Plus, it was unpublished for about 1 1/2 months, before I published them.
So, if that helps in any way, then good. I know, you can leave a Hub unpublished and gain hubscore, so it has a higher score when published...Does this help? And how much does it help? I don't know.
But, I do know, I've seen my unpublished hub as high as 79 and then come back down, on another note.
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