Okay, so I am asking a quiestion about my hubscore because the whole idea of a hubscore seems a little cryptic to me at this point. Yesterday I passed the 75 threshold for the first time. And today I saw my score rise to 76. I was happy. Then later when I was thinking about making another hub I saw my score go down to 75. What makes the hubscore rise and lower? I spend a good amount of time making hubs so I can get some links, and I want to know if there is anything I can do to help keep my hubscore above 75. Thanks.
Hubscore tends to fluctuate (a lot). The best thing I think you can do is make more hubs and get traffic to them. The more well-done hubs you have, the more likely users will click your profile to look at the others and the more likely other people will link to your hubs.
Yes! I agree that it fluctuates inexplicably.
I wrote a hub on how I got to 75. It has screenshots that show how many hubs I had written and my social participation.
I think the evidence is that it is fairly easy to fluctuate above and below 75 with a few good articles and some good faith participation once in a while.
By the way, after I wrote this hub, which got more views in a day than any of my other articles, my hubscore went down.
Couple of details might clear things up.
First, you mean HubRank (your score as an author and the number on your profile picture) http://www.makemoneywritingonline.com/b … e-hubrank/
Second, one of the elements of HubRank is "random" according to Hubpages, so up to 3 points might be just the computer shaking things up.
Third, keep writing hubs and make an occasional comment in the Forums. If your Hubs have at least one picture and are at least 400 words they should start at a HubScore of 50 and go up from there. The average of your HubScores is a big component of HubRank, as is the number of hubs you have written. If you are at 75-ish, then you are right there. Just three or four more hubs should send you to the high-70s as long as you come back and post something once and a while.
Fourth, write an "extra" hub and link it to other HubPages hubs. This will raise your HubKarma. http://hubpages.com/hub/Raise-HubKarma-Easy
Although HubKarma is only a small part of HubRank, you are only talking about one or two points, so it might make the difference for you. See here for details: http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Is-HubKarma
Finally, a little more clarification on the topic can be found in my guide to HubPages nofollow links policy here http://hubpages.com/hub/HubPages-Nofollow
Thanks for the reply. I took your advice and I wrote a hub tonight, and only linked it to other hubs. I might try to do another one next wee to see if that helps or not.
I was hesitant to write a few more hubs for photography to get relevant text links, but I guess I will bit the bullet.
Thanks for your words of encouragement and your reply again. I appreciate it.
WTF is Hubrank? Did I get behind as always? Or did you just invent it?
It isn't HubRank. It's is actually PageRank. Supposedly a system GOOGLE uses with regards to websites/blogs/hubs and other URLs.
I did not invent it. The 95 (at least when I'm writing this) on your profile picture is your HubRank. Some call it author score. It is your overall score as a writer. Hubscore, on the other hand, is the score for an individual hub.
Although, I guess it is sometimes called Hubber Score based on what it says if you click the "What's This" link next to the new HubKarma stat in your My Profile page: "HubKarma has a small influence on your Hubber Score and is on a 0-100 scale"
By the way, if anyone is looking for "official" information on HubRank and/or Author Score and/or Hubber Score, don't look in help. For some inexplicable reason, there is nothing in there about it.
Check the "Learning Center" to find the information. About 3/4 of the way down on this page is the most authoritative statement I have found: http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/4-1- … -rankings/
Told ya I am likely behind! Well, good move on HP side, it was quite confusing before. And thanks for educating me, Llama xo
HubScores ebb and flow. That's how they were created to function and seeing them go up and down is perfectly normal.
The FAQ page explains a bit about how scores work but it will never be spelled out entirely as that would open the system to being gamed.
Thanks for the comments. I think I understand a little bit better about how it works now.
Welcome to HubPages! Since this is my first meeting of you.
On a different note- here is a hub written by Darkside, that might help you understand Hubscore better.
Cagsil! Thanks for the link. I am going to read up on it later today. I appreciate the info.
My next question is what benefit does a hubscore set as high as a 75 have? Since I am writing my hubs to get some links my worry now is that any day my score will drop below a 75, my links will be nofollow, and my work will be wasted. Does anyone else share this concern and what do you do about it?
I think those concerns are unnecessary. Once you have settled in, if you are active on the site, your score should easily stay above 75. Look around you, very few established hubbers have score below that level.
Okay. Maybe I am just worrying too much right now. Thanks for your insight.
75 is the nofollow threshold.
If your main hubscore is less than 75 then all your links will be no follow. If a specific hub has a score below 40 it will have it's links made no follow.
Hubsocre is pretty much irrelevant unless you use your hubs for link juice to external sites.
I've the same concern that Dave has - I'm trying to write a hub a day and each time I publish I drop a little bit. I'm now at 74, but will most likely come up by tomorrow to over 75. Are you saying that all my internal links to other hubs, including my own, will no longer work till that happens?
I think we need to clarify a difference.
The 75 required is an Authorscore, not a hubscore.
Hubscore is related to scores on hubs and that threshold is only 40, which is easily maintained with some activity.
The Authorscore will remain above 75 so links are dofollow and not nofollow, as long as you have some activity on your hubs or you are active within the community of HubPages.
The difference semantics can make! I had assumed the "main hub score" referred to the bottom hub score in black - the average score.
I am relieved; thanks to the two of you for clearing that misunderstanding up for me.
I have complained about my score as well. And mistakenly called it hubscore and not Authorscore. I still don't understand it all. But as long as it stays above 75 as Cagsil states, then it will be seen on Google.
I'm done complaining about mine. It has reminded at 89 for a very long time and fluctuates anywhere in the 80s. Recently it hit 79. No big deal. It is outside traffic that counts.
Agreed. As long as mine stays above 75 I don't care what it is. I just think that it is unfair that for some unknown reason to me my hubscore can dip below 75 and my links can become nofollow wasting all my work.
Established accounts that are inactive or where someone has done something wrong may drop below 75; otherwise that is highly unlikely.
Give it time to rise and settle. You haven't been here long enough and certainly not written enough hubs to let things settle.
Be patient and relax, and keep plugging away on the hubs(writing and reading others, and commenting) and you will not have any issue.
Yeah 10 days is very new, it may take a week or two more before it finally holds steady above 80.
According to FAQ the number on our avatars is called the Hubber Score.
Tomato tomahto. lol
If all of your hubs have a link to your website you will always be under 80 and get nofollow links. Write hubs and you can link your hubs but you gotta stop sending links out to your website. After your hubscore settles above 80 then you can start inserting the links and see if your hubscore still stays above 80.
Really? Why can't I put links to my website? I thought that I was allowed two links to a site without any sort of penalization?
Umm, not that you have any idea what you are talking about...
I always link to my own sites and often hit the high 90's.
Hubpages does not want people to leave hubpages and go to your link because they dont make any money. It is understandable. You can put the two outbound links on your hubs but dont expect your hubscore to go up.
Easiest thing to do is get your hubscore up and then go back and put your links. Until your hubscore is over 80 the links you post are no follow and dont help your website serps anyways. You may get a little traffic from people reading your hubs and then clicking on your links if this is all your after.
I don't believe I link to my personal site more than twice. What I have done is link to my own site twice (to get an extra set of keywords in there) and then I have linked to my own hubs. Is this what you are talking about? And if it is, are you saying linking to my hubs is discouraged?
Meaning no offense to Tilecleaninghub, I do not think he offers any sound advice on this issue.
I wold ignore tilecleaninghub's advice for now, most of what I read seemed entirely false in my opinion.
The Hubbers score contains way too many factors for one to cause any major fluctuation, bar Hub Traffic/hub traffic increase, which seems to have a major impact on each hub's personal score.
I think this thread is getting confusing because there are no real standard terms, so for the new people here I think it's important we calrify a few things
Number on Profile Picture (Hubberscore/Author Score) - If this drops below 75 all outbound links are changed to no follow.
Number applied to each Hub (Hubscore) - If it drops below 40 then all links on that Hub change to no follow.
Page rank - not realated to hubscore or hubberscore in any way what so ever. It is a google number used in the search engine rankings algorithm. This is based on incoming links to a website and their Quality.
Talking from now on I think people should ensure they keep things simple to make sure the people trying to understand these things can follow the conversation!
Mine jumps around. I can't explain it, so I don't worry about it too much.
Increase traffic on your hubpages,no duplicate contents and the hub should be links to other hubs all this will increase your hub score.
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