Another curiosity

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  1. snakebaby profile image63
    snakebabyposted 13 years ago

    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?

  2. snakebaby profile image63
    snakebabyposted 13 years ago

    Not sure if this is not a good topic or my thread got drowned in the occean

  3. Moonchild60 profile image76
    Moonchild60posted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. snakebaby profile image63
      snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. Bill Manning profile image68
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    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,,, hmm

    1. Dave Barnett profile image57
      Dave Barnettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. snakebaby profile image63
        snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. snakebaby profile image63
        snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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!

    2. snakebaby profile image63
      snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. Pcunix profile image93
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    Is it possible his hubs were pirated and taken dowm by a DMCA complaint?

    1. snakebaby profile image63
      snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Have no idea what is "pirated". He's got quite some followers too. People kept on following him till the day

      1. Pcunix profile image93
        Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.


        1. snakebaby profile image63
          snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          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.

  6. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    It could be the hubber decided to use his articles on his own or another site!

    1. J Sunhawk profile image65
      J Sunhawkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      Who knows...

      1. Dave Barnett profile image57
        Dave Barnettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        What was the name?

        1. profile image0
          TopUniverseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I have the same question in my mind after first started to read this thread.

      2. snakebaby profile image63
        snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Lisa HW profile image62
          Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. SiddSingh profile image60
            SiddSinghposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Author score below 75 only means that the links in hubs will become no-follow - it won't affect the SE traffic.

            1. snakebaby profile image63
              snakebabyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              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.


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