As someone said on another thread - people love numbers. They like to see them go up.
That's why we have hubscore, authorscore, hubkarma....
I have no idea what my hubkarma even is. 50 something I think. I rarely look at my numbers... except my adsense and amazon that is!
I'm not sure, I quite like the idea of HubKarma. I think it gives HubPages a nice sense of community.
All numbers are helpful. We cannot let the numbers rule but the guidance of the Hub Karma has a solid foundation.
Here is an opinion from another site about Hub Karma:
"The Hub Karma is a brilliant way to encourage writers to treat each other with respect, and to direct traffic to other authors on that site."
Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/298327_i … z11oStxyM8
The purpose is to work together so I wonder if the term Hub Karma is fully grasped. Perhaps the term needs better promotion or renamed to showcase the team building and interlinking.
I do not care about all the scores, numbers, and so on that go with Hubbing. That said, I do find it a little rude that scores and Karma points seem to drop simply because you are not online for a day or so.
I have to agree. I don't get how I go from 91 to 87 over the weekend. I have about 29 Hubs, lots of good feed back...so what gives...are we solely judged by some computers findings...I'd like to think of myself as a writer, a person, and not a statistic. Even when I'm socializing with friends and family....I've got writing on my mind. So I guess I'm not going to let it get to me.
I wouldn't miss it. Mine went from somewhere in the forties to somewhere in the seventies, then moved back down to 57, where it's been for weeks.
As far as Hubber Score is concerned - maybe some part of it is based on certain factors, but the rest is arbitrary.
I regularly travel and several times per year I have times when I can't get on HubPages for an entire week or longer. My Author Score never goes up or down more than a handful of points, and it does that when I'm actively here too.
I think too many people are putting too much emphasis on trivia actions, and aren't working to make really strong content that draws traffic organically from the search engines. That's what has the most effect on your scores, not if you are here in the forums, or posting comments...
I have to admit that I pay very little attention to any numbers here except for my total traffic to my account, any really high trafficked hubs, and my earnings. The rest doesn't really mean anything to me.
If you write excellent content, you will have good scores. My own scores go up and down on a daily basis, and it doesn't seem to have any correlation to what my traffic or earnings are.
Hub Karma...... strange thing really, not even really sure what it means. My hub Karma is 58 i think is that good.
It's not good, Joy, I'm afraid.
I just took another look at mine - 67, not 57.
oh no i don't have much karma help!!!!!!! can someone kinda give me some or something,
ah now i get it. To be honest i have not been writing much lately ..... lost my touch, just going to put a picture of falling leaves on to a hub, and publish it, then maybe i will spread a bit of karma around place who knows, i am really tired, actually
sorry the poem was already written, just added the picture now.... my head is all over the place.,
i was thinking of that.... so does it have to be another hub about falling leaves, or at least connect in some kind of way, or can i just link to any old soddin, thing.
i am kinda working it out now..... o.k. so i will link some up........ i did another one about a waiter we met in Spain.... Got waiters on the brain at the moment. Can you write poetry. Lots us used to write poems together, when i was poet lorraine, but we all have lost our inspiration somehow
nothing deep and meaningful, bet you could, everyone can..... oh no i don't like rhyme it is dated ha ha ...
well if you call it poetry everyone else will, you can't fool all of the people all of the time, but i manage to fool a lot of the people, quite a lot of the time.... time you wrote another hub actually. make it a poem .... all deep and meaningful. if you want some inspiration read mine first ha ha
I've been writing for my other account. 9 Hubs in a week - not bad for me.
I've been thinking of writing another men's grooming Hub.
so who is your other account, here on hubpages is is it
Only one person knows that (an off-line person), and finds it hilarious. No, it's too embarrassing to tell.
Sorry, Joy. Has to be that way, I'm afraid. Just a different persona for a different type of Hub - but not like me by any means.
And I don't think that other Hubber you just asked on another thread will be able to help you (can't remember the name).
it's Ryankett he is from Manchester like me, he knows everything.... but he says he does not know shucks.
Well, my other account doesn't comment on other people's Hubs, doesn't go on the Forums, and only sometimes follows back. Never links to other Hubber's Hubs either, and has a Hub Karma of 82.
My hubkarma stays in the 80's range...and I have no idea how considering I've been here only 8 weeks....
If you try and make an effort to improve it, all you will be doing is potentially sending your traffic away from your hub to other peoples hubs.
Unless you're redirecting it all to meeeeeeeeeeee.
you are so wise darkside.... so very very wise....
Exactly! That's why I have no idea what my HubKarma score is - because I never look at it. It's the only number that I care nothing about whatsoever here at HP...
My karma went from 87 to 82 a little by little over the past couple of weeks, even though I've had more hubs of others linked under the rss feeds, I think, of course, the results are dynamic, maybe the other people's links are less now so is the hubkarma, I don't know, but I still think I linked more, yet the number dropped, doesn't make sense.
I read that it helped your overall hubscore so started using the links suggestions tool on all my hubs to increase my hubkarma, however, Darkside recently suggested to me that doing this was potentially losing my readers who could click on a link and not come back. I could see that he had a point there and have since been not bothering with my hubkarma and not using the tool very much apart from some links to my own hubs.
When I first started on hubpages a few months ago I made sure my hubkarma stayed at 100, now I don't care... it has stayed at 96 for a while now... but I don't put links in my hubs anymore because of a few things...If I don't have time to go read the hubs I am recommending I have no idea if they are good, and I don't want to recommend a hub that may not be useful! I also find time limited as it is... there is so much to keep up with hubs that putting hub links in becomes more of a chore when there is so much other things to do that are much more important.
So I don't bother with hubkarma anymore. I'd rather concentrate on writing.
I never check it, or worry about it.
I will add a link to another Hubber's hub sometimes if I think it is a useful one to the reader and I have no hubs of my own that would fill the gap. I tend not to use the links suggestion for any I add, preferring to use the search and link feature.
Last time I noticed mine was 75 but I once noticed it does not seem to alter after adding links by the method I use.
I haven't noticed....does our HubKarma show to other people? Or is it just for our own to see it?
About a week ago or so I decided to remove some of the hub karma links and the ones I left in I added a URL tracker. I am still monitoring these to see exactly how much traffic actually clicks on highlighted word links.
Results Hub Karma ( highlighted words with url tracker) clicks = 0 . So what this is telling me is that the percentage of viewers who click on a linked word in my hubs is very very low.
1 week isn't really a fair estimate I have a feeling the percentage is low.
The point is people are worried about loosing traffic when if fact most may not choose to follow highlighted words anyway.
People these days are become extremely computer and internet savvy so they know better than to navigate away from a page by clicking on a random highlighted word.
I feel it is a good idea to splash a few links of fellow hubbers hubs using the suggestion tool throughout various hubs. Even if is low performing hubs. If this wasn't part of the over all numbering system then why would hubpages put this in to begin with? Add a tracker to the link tho.
Maybe a member of the HubPages team could explain this in further detail to put every ones curiosity at ease.
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