Why do hub scores fluctuate? One in particular has gone up and down several times. It currently has a 79 score, but was higher.
The score fluctuates based on many things which, mostly, we can only guess at. Hubpages doesn't release their algorithm since this would leave it wide open for spammers to change their hubscores at will.
Some things that (I believe) effect the score are:
-Non text content (media, photos, polls, quizes)
However hubscore has absolutely no effect on your hubs chances of ranking in google or the money you can make.
The only thing that I know they effect is:
1. Captcha code requirement before creating a hub.
2. Dofollow links. A hubscore lower than 40 will turn all links on that hub to nofollows for search engine crawlers. An authorscore of below 75 will do the same, but across all your hubs.
And yes it can fluctuate hourly. I mostly ignore it now.
what's the deal with the captcha thing? I never used to get this but now I do?
It's basically a way to make sure that any content being submitted is by a human and not automated.
by belief713 10 years ago
It seems like each time I add a new hub, my overall hub score drops. It usually creeps back up again, but I was wondering if anyone knows why it does this? Or is it just me?
by swilliams 4 years ago
My Hubscore drops after I edit a Hub. Is anyone else experiencing this situation? There have been times in which the score has gone up to reflect the editing process. I'm not sure if this is normal.
by Audrey Hunt 6 years ago
Why does my hubscore keep fluctuating?I was showing 95 in my score and it nows shows an 85. What am I doing wrong? How can I keep my score above 90? Thankyou for your answers.
by LauraGSpeaks 6 years ago
Why does an unpublished hub have a hubscore?Does anyone know why my unpublished hub that I am still working on has a score already? I am new to HubPages and still trying to figure it out.
by Carol 7 years ago
Pretty much without exception my Hub score will drop two, three or more points within an hour or two of first posting a Hub. Then it gradually, eventually goes up again. For example, today, March 31, 2011, I posted a Hub and my score dropped like a rock three points. I don't understand this. I...
by Luis E Gonzalez 7 years ago
Why does my hub "photo project: butterflies" have a low score yet has the most visits???
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