67.14 + 0.01011 is the regression equation, where x is the word count, and y is the "Hubscore", for my hubs. The coefficient of determination is 0.582, which basically means that 1/3 of the factoring of Hubscores can be accounted for by word length.
I am not sure what you are expressing here. I don't think the two are related. The hub score and the word length are unique and separate entities that do not intersect.
Numbers do not lie, and 34% of the variation in MY Hubscores' are related to word length. Correlation does not mean causation. It could very well be that I devote more effort out of interest, so the inherent quality of my hub, the word count, and the Hubscore could be co-related. It is fun to me, playing around with different metrics.
Unfortunately, numbers do lie. As you point out, correlation does not mean causation and the attempt to do an analysis on only seven points of data is almost certain to fail. You may indeed find a correlation, but it is just as likely to be coincidence as causation or any other relation.
Do you mean "number of words"? There's a difference between that and "word length". (No offense, I'm assuming English may be your second language. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just that your question is not really clear to a reader.)
Darn it. I screwed this up by omitting an x. It should read:
Hubscore = 67.14 + 0.01011x
Wouldn't it be even better as y = 67.14 + 0.01011x, since your original post said "y is the 'Hubscore' for my hubs"?
That is arguable, but either way, people do often lie by using numbers, and people often deceive themselves with numbers, and people have been known to focus on the wrong numbers.
There is nothing wrong with your enjoyment of these metrics - enjoy away! But only you can evaluate whether this enjoyment of metrics is the best use of your time in the long run.
I thought you quit because you considered your inability to make thousands of dollars from a handful of mediocre hubs proved the inviability of hubpages.
And re the hubscores? I don't think anyone cares. Since hubscores have absolutely no impact on whether you make money here, I ignore them.
Sullen, I hope you didn't put a lot of mental effort in that equation, because it was just a lot of effort over something that was basically meaningless. Write some decent hubs, as long as your hubber score is over 75, you'll be able to attract people and build a base.
You've only been here three months and wrote only 7 hubs, you're not going to do much with that.
That's the thing. If Sullen had another few Hubs may his score would go up without all that trying to figure out what goes into a high score. It's not all that complicated - write and make the Hubs reasonably decent. Getting a score into the 90's isn't very hard if someone just puts in a little effort on coming up with some decent-enough Hubs. Besides, there's point in anyone spinning his wheels over the author score, because it can from 100 to 95 to 98 and back to 96, all in a matter of a few days.
Notice how there's nearly a 3 month gap between the date of first publication and my last 6 publications (i.e. notice how I've only "been here" 10 days).
Well, there you go.... Just hang around a little while longer, and write some more stuff. Really.... people who have been around here for a couple of years or longer will tell you - there's not really any need to spend time focusing on the HubScore (as long as it's over 75 and, hopefully, quite a bit above that 75). To get earnings you need traffic. To get traffic you need to write Hubs that will attract it and use the SEO basics. To get a higher Hub score you just need to write reasonably decent stuff (and maybe read and comment on some people's Hubs, as far as participation goes).
I have 1200 word hubs with the same hub score as my 2500 word hubscores that have the same score as my 4,000 word hubs. Not sure that simple "equation" is going to help you.
There are a lot of possible explanations for your argument against a valid relationship between word count and hubscore.
For example, the most anomalous hub in the context of my analysis is the 899 word, 87 score "The definitive..." hub. My theory is that the 1927 word, 87 score "The art of taking MC tests" is causing noise with the hub, due to the fact that it is grouped together with it, through a nifty link at the bottom of the page.
I could be totally wrong, but only time and numbers will tell the true story.
My Hub score is now 93, but it goes up and down all the time. My hubs are around 550-800 words and a few over 1000 words. I think having a word count around 600 or so is fine, but that is my opinion only. I may be wrong about that. Write some more Hubs and things should get better.
I try to write a new hub at least one every two days. I have 41 now in 7 weeks.
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