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Ok... lets find out. What penalties are incurred to a hubber when they have a low authorscore. I will start...
- Below 75 incures a no follow
- No chance of becoming a featured hubber unless high 90's
anymore? Anything little or seemingly silly still counts!
what sort of stigma? Are you talking online reputation? Or hubpages reputation?
Suspicion of copied content or other problems. That would be the HubPages reputation. People with low scores often seem concerned about it.
duplicate content doesnt seem to have a baring on authorscore, by the accounts that I have heard.
People with low scores seem concerned, but why would they worry if it is above 74?
Maybe the worry is purely psychological? They want to be 'seen' as one of the best? Maybe it is a ego thing? **** this is not an opinion, but an investigation ****
When I see someone who has been here more than a few weeks and has a low score, I assume they are not much of a writer and honestly I assume their general intelligence is likely lower.
Of course if they have no hubs, that wouldn't follow, so no, it doesn't always follow.
LOL. I'm assuming you are joking.
A person can be here a few weeks (or a few months or a few years) and have a low score because they have other priorities at different times. For instance, I've been on a blog before (avian flu, financial, whatever) where people seem to spend their lives on it. They have children to be nurturing, spending time with, going to little league with, etcetera, but - nope. They're on the blogs for at least four hours a night and then work outside the home plus traveling each day -- so away from home for ten hours a day.
So some people might just suddenly realize they have other important things to do and start to prioritize their responsibilities.
I'm curious too. I started an account almost 2 years ago, but have only just began creating hubs.
My score is 35.
Well, I suppose the good news is that it can only get better, eh?!
Beheading and sterilization, low self esteem and suicidal tendencies.
Just spit my sunkist orangejuice, thanks
wow! I would never have guessed that THOSE could have an effect on authorscore! keeeeeeeeeewl! *gets the scapel out and looks at SF psychotically* lol
Hey now, I have all those qualities and I have a high score...What's going on??
Hey, WE-I've got only one account, so as schizoid as I may appear, I seem to keep it together enough to pass as centered!
How are you doing?
I never found anything even remotely revealing a "monster side," so I jokingly suggested that would have to be under a different account.
I'm fine, thanks for asking.
duplicate content doesnt seem to have a baring on authorscore, by the accounts that I have heard.
-probably one of the biggest factors on low hubber scores
I'm not sure, I've never been able to figure it out. I have four Hubs that I rewrote from articles I had placed elsewhere and three of them are similar enough that they have been flagged as duplicate. my score is still fairly reasonable and I don't think it affects my earnings. So maybe it's not just duplicate, perhaps other things figure into it, whatever those other things might be.
Great to expel the myth SF! Thanks However, I have a story that I had up and forgotten about from a few years ago on another website and I remember - when I contacted hubpages - that they said it doesnt have an affect. But maybe things have changed since I came here.???
I doubt things changed - one duplicate vs an account full of duplicates are different stories
Yes... I can see this - it is about ratios.
Since I have nothing better to do right now, I went and looked at my numbers for my 308 Hubs. The duplicate content question is always coming up. I know nobody can go by one person, but I figured 300 (or so) Hubs is low enough to be able to quickly scan, but a good enough number to get a reading as a sampling.
The only time I do anything that involves any duplicates now are when I write the occasional Hub that has lots of text capsules and may have one or two of many text capsules contain duplicate content. (I think I have about five of those, give or take one or two on way or the other.) When I was newer on here I posted several duplicates because I thought they were among my better writing and wanted to have some decent stuff to post on here. They are one or two Hubs that I wrote as originals and later posted elsewhere (for one reason or another).
I just counted quickly, and I think I messed up one or two Hubs (give or take), but it's pretty close. Here's what I got:
Of 308 Hubs 60 are marked duplicate content. (1 I posted earlier in the day, so it's still under 60 (but not duplicate). Anyway....
Of the 60 marked duplicate:
7 are in the 90s.
15 are in 80s
6 are 76 or higher
None are 75 right now
5 are 73 or 74 (so could go up or down easily)
8 are 70 to 73
4 in the 50's (so I seem to lost or added one in the total)
So, of the 60, 28 are over 75 but under 80.
13 are 75 to 79.
So, 41 of the 60 are at least at 70.
14 are in the 60's.
4 are in the 50's.
Overall Hubs (including both non-duplicate and duplicate):
22 in the 90s
100 in 80s
51 are 75 to 80
Another 51 are in the 70's but below 75
So that's 223 (or close) out of 308 over 70. (I may not have deleted, but instead, unpublished, some of those i mentioned, if that matters.) That low 70's thing can go up or down a couple of points, of course - which would mean over 75 or under 70 at one time or another).
The 80s/90s/and occasionally 100 Hubs tend to kind of go back and forth between the 80s and 90's, with some tending to stay where they are.
I'm not too proud of the fact that the rest of that chunk is in the 60's and 50's (most are in the 60's).
Author score-wise, I usually range between 95 and 100, spending more time between 96 and 99 than at either 95 or 100. Occasionally, I'll dip to 94, but that hasn't happened for quite awhile now. (I may be headed there now, by the looks of the trend )
So, for whatever one person's percentages are worth when it comes to getting a reading on what duplicate content may/may not do goes, that's it. I suppose it's worth mentioning again that anything that's duplicate is something I posted because I know it's among my better writing (so it isn't as if I've just willy-nilly posted all kinds of duplicates of any quality).
(It's probably also worth mentioning that the duplicates that get into the high 90's are usually about serious, or at least no-nonsense, subjects/issues, like dealing with grief. They seem to have struck a chord with readers, and have gotten a lot of comments that require a serious, thought-out, response. So, I think the comments and care I put into responses (in view of the subject) may be what have driven a couple of those Hubs up. So, I'm under the impression that a duplicate Hub can be driven up by not just the comments, but responses that get yet more comments. In other words, all is not as simple as it may seem when it comes to duplicate content.)
I think HP is able to predict the age we live until, changes in the score are just an indication of how healthy your living, thus fluctuating the timeframe, I send good thoughts the newcomers start eating healthier, FAST!
Thanks HP! I am cool with 89, but will be 100 by tomorrow I am sure now that I let the cat out of the bag!
Not really sure, but my hubscore is @ 93. I've been active again after a long absence, but my score was 84 when I came back after a 3 month hiatus. I guess it wasn't THAT long. I don't consider all of my content that I write to be great or informational, but lately I have been attempting to put more love into it and make it original...still haven't figured out the whole making money thing though. 20 bucks in 8 months kind of sucks, but I've been researching and trying to learn...
"Low score" means different things to different people. Supposedly, the HubPages system has been deliberately designed so that the author score for established members should not fall below 75 unless there is a problem.
Less traffic due to too much deciduous (seasonal)/ephemeral content. I knew during my first few months that they don't work - evergreen content stands the test of time and continue to earn traffic!
See...I was completely wrong about that.
I thought if a HUB was under 75 it was no follow.
What I understand now is that if your author score is under 75, it's all no follow.
So if I have a Hub that's a 65, but my author score is 95, the Hub is still follow?
Is that right?
Your current understanding is correct. With an author score of less than 75, all hubs will be no-follow. With an author score of 75 or above, all hubs will be do-follow with the exception of hubs that have a score below 40.
Honestly, don't care about the hubscore on bit. My entire focus is on my total traffic, which right now has grown to around 3800 hits per day. If you have traffic, you will get ad clicks. if you don't, you won't.
Wow. That's really good. I'm not sure what my score is, but it's low since I've only written 3 articles.
When you are talking nofollow, do you guys mean nofollow for links in the article or what? I'm familiar w/nofollow and dofollow and how to tell the difference, but not sure what you mean in context here.
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