Hub Scores are in the tank and getting worse

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  1. Lincoln Armstrong profile image61
    Lincoln Armstrongposted 11 years ago

    Been in the mid-90s for oh, 2-3 months.  Now at 88 and dropping like a rock.  This is my #1 traffic hub almost every day. … puter_have

    has half the traffic and a score of 86 … _the_World

    Dropped 12 points earlier this afternoon after I added a new picture of a cheetah running. … uter_Games

    Down 14 points since Monday. … e_Exhibits

    Down 16 points since Monday. … Zuma_Beach

    has nearly as much traffic as

    but has a score 25 points lower. 

    Now I'm the last person to complain, but I'm fairly certain hubscores play a significant role in the performance of our pages at least within the Hubpages site.   Apart from the tools provided, I really don't see any way to improve our hub scores, but at the same time, there also seems to be no way to stop hubs from losing huge percentages of scores they've maintained pretty reliably for some time. 

    This also makes it very difficult to improve my account score, which also limits traffic.  Is there anything we can do to improve these scores or at the very least stop them from dropping so much? 


    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      When this sort of thing happens, you might consider that you just added something that made the hub more common, not more unique.  Remember, HubPages rewards hubs that are more original, not more derivative.

  2. Lincoln Armstrong profile image61
    Lincoln Armstrongposted 11 years ago

    Is this problem unique to my articles?   My overall traffic has declined by over 15% in the last two weeks.   Is there a way to reverse this trend?  Am I doing something with these hubs that is resulting in a lower score or lower search traffic? 

    What am I missing here? 


  3. jstankevicz profile image81
    jstankeviczposted 11 years ago

    Hub ranks will sort themselves out I imagine. I'd be more concrened about traffic, and specifically Google search generated traffic. This has tanked over the last week. Pages that used to get more Google views than HubPage views now depend on Hubbers for traffic. Hubber traffic is great. I miss the added Google search traffic. It might just be me, but I suspect that Google has turned down our volume, literally.

  4. GreatTattoosNow profile image64
    GreatTattoosNowposted 11 years ago

    Hi there jstankevicz-

    I think you are right.  I have not noticed my hubpage scores dropping much as long as my content is orginal and unique it seems to work itself out over time.

    However, in the last week or so my traffic dropped significantly.  It was probably cut in half or so.  I have been doing pretty detailed reaserch and following this kind of closely.  It seems that google was the main difference in my traffic as google is sending about half as much  When checking the SERPS pages for my keywords a lot of my hubs are not showing up.  I also am not finding many links to my hubpages in google either.  I wonder if Hubpages has suffered from the Google Slap.

    Squidoo went through a serious google slap about two week ago and I am wondering if hubpages is experiencing the same thing.  Google is getting ready to do it's next big PR update and I wonder if that has had any effect on this.

    Anyone else out there experiencing a drop in traffic.

    1. bestfreeware profile image39
      bestfreewareposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have a page which was on first page of google, it has totally disappeared. They are now only showing the big institutional sites. This is unfair: the same bankers are behind these sites and google.

      Google is also unfair because they own Blogger. I wonder when webmasters will dare to revolt one day against this anti-competitive scheme.

      1. spuds profile image58
        spudsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I have suspected for a long time that Google give blogs hosted at there own service a nice wee boost in search results. As for Google giving preference to the big instituional sites, it sucks! I wonder if some money has been passed there way.

  5. Moonmaiden profile image78
    Moonmaidenposted 11 years ago

    This problem has been addressed in other forum threads and I believe there will be a turn around soon. Don't lose faith.

  6. Lincoln Armstrong profile image61
    Lincoln Armstrongposted 11 years ago

    I may not be fully understanding the Hubscore process.  All I really did was replace a picture of a cheetah standing with a picture of a cheetah running.  And 12 points disappeared.   

    This hub is still trying to recover those points, and its no slouch as far as traffic is concerned.   It's my #7 hub for weekly traffic.  This happens with new hubs too.  If too much time is spent editing them, they start with a score of 36, or lower, instead of 50. 

    It's no big thing, obviously.  The scores all even out eventually.   smile

  7. profile image0
    WMF1125posted 10 years ago

    I find this whole hub score thing interesting. To me, it's just a score and it really doesn't do anything. So, if you don't mind me asking, why are you so concerned? Is it because you receive money from ad-sense?

    I understand that it's nice to have people reading your posts. So if the score on your page indicates your ranking popularity and readership, then I guess that's something to be concerned about; however, there is nothing that states that this is what those scores really mean.

    Can anyone verify this?

    I'm new to the site.

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    It is all here.

    Although, I am keen to know why you dragged this thread up after it was buried and finished 9 months ago? Just curiosity really. It must have been buried back on the 300th page or something.

  9. qatarvisitor profile image59
    qatarvisitorposted 10 years ago

    I know google updated its pr recently and I suspect they may have tweaked their algorithm. We had a page rank cut from 5 to 4 on our website, but at the same time we moved up from position five to number one for one of our main key words, Qatar Guide. Don't know if this has anything to do with it... I wonder if they are starting to put less emphasis on links and more on visitor behaviour?


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