Lose HubKarma

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    Just a thought...

    1. profile image0
      cookingdivaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I am amazed at all the answers, it is interesting to learn new stuff. I thought hubkarma was good thing to do, now I am not sure.

  2. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 9 years ago

    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!

  3. profile image0
    Rhysjcposted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure, I quite like the idea of HubKarma. I think it gives HubPages a nice sense of community.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image86
      Stevennix2001posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      i agree.  plus, i wish hupbages would let people see which hubs theirs are link to, so we could return the favor. I know i would if i knew all the users that linked my hub to theirs. big_smile

  4. GmaGoldie profile image81
    GmaGoldieposted 9 years ago

    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.

  5. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 9 years ago

    I dont care if it stays or goes, I never look at it.

  6. profile image0
    TransScribblerposted 9 years ago

    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.

  7. b. Malin profile image66
    b. Malinposted 9 years ago

    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.

  8. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 9 years ago

    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.

  9. relache profile image79
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    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...

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I think you're right. My other account with commercial Hubs has a much higher Hubber Score, probably because of much more (organic) traffic. But the Hub Karma is even lower than the score on this account.

  10. lakeerieartists profile image70
    lakeerieartistsposted 9 years ago

    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.

  11. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    Hub Karma...... strange thing really, not even really sure what it means.  My hub Karma is 58 i think is that good.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's not good, Joy, I'm afraid.
      I just took another look at mine - 67, not 57.

      1. Joy56 profile image71
        Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        oh no i don't have much karma help!!!!!!! can someone kinda give me some or something,

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You have to link your Hubs to other Hubs, and spread the Hub Love in general.
          I don't think the Hub Karma Score is important anyway, so don't worry about it.

  12. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 9 years ago

    loosing everyday but who cares hmm

  13. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    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

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wouldn't that get a low Hub Score - no text etc.? A Hub Hopper would probably flag it for having too little content.

  14. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    sorry the poem was already written, just added the picture now....  my head is all over the place.,

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now you just have to link that Hub to another Hub, and your Karma will rise.

  15. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Joy56 profile image71
      Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      oh my karma is rising

      1. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        To make it really rise, it should connect in some way. If you find nothing suitable to connect to, any old soddin thing is better than nothing - one of my Hubs, for example smile

  16. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    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

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I can write a few lines with a rhyming word at the end of each, but nothing like poetry.

  17. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    nothing deep and meaningful, bet you could, everyone can..... oh no i don't like rhyme it is dated ha ha ...

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I could write something deep and meaningful, but I'm not sure anyone would call it poetry.

  18. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    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

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Joy56 profile image71
        Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        so who is your other account, here on hubpages is is it

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Only one person knows that (an off-line person), and finds it hilarious. No, it's too embarrassing to tell.

          1. Joy56 profile image71
            Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            come on i need to know is it a female.

            1. camlo profile image86
              camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              No - but I won't tell anyway smile

  19. Joy56 profile image71
    Joy56posted 9 years ago

    that is just soooooo mean

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Joy56 profile image71
        Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        wow the suspense is killin me

        1. camlo profile image86
          camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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).

          1. Joy56 profile image71
            Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            it's Ryankett he is from Manchester like me, he knows everything.... but he says he does not know shucks.

            1. camlo profile image86
              camloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. Joy56 profile image71
                Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                wow.... a little genius there it seems you are so full of mystery

  20. LSKing profile image73
    LSKingposted 9 years ago

    My hubkarma stays in the 80's range...and I have no idea how considering I've been here only 8 weeks....

  21. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Ignore HubKarma.

    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.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Unless you're redirecting it all to meeeeeeeeeeee.  smile

      Just kidding!

    2. Joy56 profile image71
      Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      you are so wise darkside.... so very very wise....

    3. Lily Rose profile image88
      Lily Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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...

  22. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Oh ok KCC......lol

  23. snakebaby profile image72
    snakebabyposted 9 years ago

    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.

  24. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 9 years ago

    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.

  25. libby101a profile image59
    libby101aposted 9 years ago

    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.

  26. 2uesday profile image77
    2uesdayposted 9 years ago

    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.

  27. lovetherain profile image66
    lovetherainposted 9 years ago

    I haven't noticed....does our HubKarma show to other people? Or is it just for our own to see it?

  28. WoodsmensPost profile image63
    WoodsmensPostposted 9 years ago

    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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