A hubber I have followed for quite a few months closed his account suddenly. This hubber had over 300 hubs and joined 15 months ago. I believe many of his hubs enjoyed descent traffic. I don't understand when a hubber would make such decision? I did notice his hubber score went from above 80 to around 70 (mostly under 70 and the lowest 65) in just short few days and never went up the old level, that is, by the way, another mystery I can't understand (he published quite some hubs in short period of time). His profile had PR3, something many of us don't even have. Is it a smart decision to close his account simply because of the hopeless hubbber score? I don't get it. Would it be possible a score above 90 somehow one day dropped to under 70? If so, how? If so, should one close his account?
Not sure if this is not a good topic or my thread got drowned in the occean
What is PR3? You asked alot of questions, maybe that threw people. I don't get it either though quite honestly, how does ones score go down like that? I would have to say there was all sort of things going on behind the scenes here. Seems odd.
PR3 is the google page rank, 10 is the best, none is the least.
It is indeed true, that one hubber's score went down the hill like that. I have to admit I pay quite some attention to the score, just like many others do, that is why I noticed this big change and when I saw him disappeared from my follower list, I began to wonder why. I searched his hubber id, it wasn't there; I searched one of his hubs in google, found it but it said "no longer published". His account is indeed gone. I also don't understand why his score just never returned to the old level after two weeks. That is why I wanted to know what would cause this so I could prepare myself not to (accidentally) follow the same foot steps.
Your hubber score is just a social nicety, if you will. I know of some hubbers that make good money on here with a score of 76 or so.
Frankly I don't even understand why there is a hubber score or whatever. If you make hubs for money and are making the money you want, then a score of 10 is fine as who cares?
If your here just to write for enjoyment, then again who cares what your score is? I never care what mine is as it seems to be just a reflection on how much you participate, like a game.
It does seem strange however someone would leave with that many hubs. They must have been making nice money. Oh well,,,
I took a lot of mine down, some will return, but I have new additions to nearly all. I created a round robin by using an Avatar, got some people hooked to start attracting a crowd. Lots of mystery, several stories, all of which are really works in progress. I offered my system to others, but my approach needed work. Snake was one. Opportunity only knocks once. I don't have time to waste with chickens. Birds of a feather, you know.
Now you finally admitted you were "the one"! Guess you really should go hunt after roosters with no special eyes, not chicks! Everyone here should post their own picture for their profiles so you can check around and see who needs your help.
Everyone knows opportunity knocks door only once, but we also know "no pain no gain", "no free lunch", speaking from my own experiences and lessons learned. I hope you would not take advantage of this hubs platform to promote whatever mysterious system of your own in hope that others would follow you. "my approach needed work"? Are you kidding me? Just needed work? Regardless, you have been abusive of hub's system for the main purpose of getting others to your "system"! In your definition, I think all hubbers here will be categorized as chickens!
I honestly no longer think that way. Your hubber score has the following benefits:
1. If you can have score 100, people on this site will find you immediately, therefore more follows leads to more traffic, then it may leads to more signups which you can benefit for life. 100 is hard to achieve for most of us, but with higher scores the chance to be found is higher.
2. Without the above benefit, it may not make any differences for a score like 75 and 95, but 75 can easily fluctuate to around 70 which will not give you the benefit of backlinks, that can be frustrating if your mean purpose here is to promote your other sites; even score like 80 may go down to below 75 at anytime, so staying at 80 just doesn't feel secure so you want to move higher to avoid the 75 line.
In the extreme case like this one, not sure what happened, but it could be frustrating for the hubber. I observed he stopped publishing after his score was going down significantly, and for two weeks he did not publish anything, then his account just vanished. So no matter what happened, his hubber score meant a lot to him.
Is it possible his hubs were pirated and taken dowm by a DMCA complaint?
Have no idea what is "pirated". He's got quite some followers too. People kept on following him till the day
Pirated: copied from someone else or multiple others. In other words, not his, so he was forced to take them down and HP closed his account.
Anything is possible. But since he got over 300 hubs, and the very last one he published is still ranked well in SE. So I doubt it is exactly the case, though he poured in a lot in the last days (like around 4 hubs everyday), all specifically merchant related, but still it doesn't make sense since others are doing the same. Sad to see him gone mysteriously after all.
It could be the hubber decided to use his articles on his own or another site!
That's what I'm thinking, too. If he started getting good traffic and clicks, maybe he rolled up his hub tent and started his own web site. After all, 100% of ad sense is more than 60%. Then again, I'm assuming he'll lose age and all the backlinks pointing to his hubpages.
I doubt it. Even if he decided to do so, why bother taking everything down while they still generate traffic therefore money? Unless there is another site sort of like hubpages that he thinks is even better and he has to take them down, but I doubt it.
If I understand what happened correctly, his HubScore went to under 75, which would mean no traffic from search search engines anyway. If the person was doing something that would make his Hubs drop in score, and if he knew he wasn't going to fix what he'd been doing in order to make their scores go back up again, chances are he saw no reason to leave the stuff up.
Author score below 75 only means that the links in hubs will become no-follow - it won't affect the SE traffic.
It actually will affect his traffic if the score constantly below 75, since whatever SE optimization he's been trying to do has all gone wasted. I believe embed your own hub links in a natural way in other of your hubs eventually brings you more traffic. Plus effort promoting your other outside websites would also mean nothing. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong on this.
by Missing Link 3 years ago
I'm thinking the answer is probably yes?If you have hubs that have been deemed "not featured", for one reason or another, will that factor into lowering your overall score/rating as a HubPages member? Example--let's say your overall rating is 75. If 10 non featured hubs become...
by Kate Swanson 7 years ago
I'd like to suggest we get rid of Hubber Score - and perhaps even Hub Scores. They:- are constantly misunderstood;- cause a lot of upset and grief in the forums; and- encourage newbie Hubbers to direct their efforts in entirely wrong directionsFor instance, I've known newbie Hubbers stop...
by Marina 5 years ago
A month ago I announced some updates to HubScore: raw traffic is deemphasized, reader satisfaction is emphasized, and overall, the scores are a more accurate reflection of the quality of Hubs than they used to be. Today, I'd like to talk about the subsequent update to Hubber Score — the score...
by M. Toni 6 years ago
I've been on here for a few years, and I guess I never really understood the point of these scores. They don't seem to provide any real value to the user and I can't convince myself that they add value because they fluctuate so much.What's the point? Am I supposed to use these scores to tell me...
by yellowbutterfly 7 weeks ago
Can someone tell me what is the 'hub score' please? It seems to have no relevance to the number of page views on my hubs.Thanks!yellowbutterfly
by Crusader 12 years ago
This system of hubber scoring is really disgusting. Hubbers posting hubs are assigned low hubber score for several reasons but hubbers without publishing a single hub are participating in forums and have hubber scores of >80. Is it enough to post a adult photograph in profile to get assigned a...
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|