why is my hub score so low

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  1. theindiaphile profile image61
    theindiaphileposted 8 years ago

    Ok, I've got 6 hubs, which are well written, not overly promotional, full of links to other hubs, contain videos, comments, polls and RSS, and amazon. I comment on other peoples hubs, I answer questions, I do SO much on here and my hub score is 60! What's going on guys I can't give any more right now!

    1. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know. If you don't have any warnings on your hubs then I would expect your score to be higher. A bit of a guess here, but if you write say 200 - 300 words on your profile page, I reckon your score may go up.

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image62
    CASE1WORKERposted 8 years ago

    I read some of your hubs and agree that on the whole they are well written and not over promotional- i wonder if you  could develop your argument a little more- the hub on indian literature was interesting but I thought you could have said a  little more.

    It does take a little time to get your score up and it fluctuates- mine is between 95 and99 on a regular basis  but it certainly wasnt like that when i started

    keep on producing good quality hubs and your score will rise.

  3. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    It is rare for a mature account to have an author score of less than 75 unless there are problems with duplicate content, substandard articles, overly promotional issues, and/or TOS violations.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here we go again...

  4. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 8 years ago

    Hi, case1worker is right just keep on plugging.  That score means nothing, just an ego builder.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      All outbound links are no-follow once the author score is less than 75.

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this


        author score 75 and hub score 40 should be achieved to make the outbound links do follow.

  5. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 8 years ago

    I would suggest you to make the hubs a little longer. All your hubs are around 250-450 words that don't help much. Also increase participation in the forum and may be few more hubs can help.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image82
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, they are all way too short.  I didn't see anything longer than about 350 words.  While there is no "right answer" to how long a hub should be, anything shorter than 550-600 words is probably asking for at least a marginal hubscore penalty.

      Remember, the premise of HP is quality, original content.  And while part of that is writing well and making the content your own, some of what "quality" means is substantive content, in that you provide more than just a blurb about something, but actually examine the subject in at least some detail.  You can't really examine anything in any detail in 300 words, so the scoring system seems to take that into account.  At least that's my experience of it. 

      I have a hub on Did Columbus Discover America that I wrote when I first started in response to a question someone wrote.  I answered it briefly, about 350 words, because it didn't (as I thought) require more.  That hub sat at around 59-68 hubscore.  Then, just to test my theory, I went and expanded on the history of LEif Erikson a little and got the word count up to about 600 and added a couple of videos (which also count as "content").  Now that hub sits in the 80s (currently 87).  Big difference.

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        very well explained, take it theindiaphile.

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I have a hub that is only just over 200 words. Ok it doesn't have a high score but is currently #4 in Google for its keywords and I get loads of sales from it. And at the time of writing this it doesn't seem to have affected my author score.

  7. Gina Coole profile image77
    Gina Cooleposted 8 years ago

    Your latest hub has three external links to your own (promotional) site.  The HubPages Terms Of Service limit is 2 so you may be being penalised for this.  Some of your other hubs also appear to have quite a few external links.

  8. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    And your eco hub appears in at least three other places on the web.

  9. CASE1WORKER profile image62
    CASE1WORKERposted 8 years ago

    well I think between us we have answered the question

    it always has the same answer
    good, high quality hubs with original information and no more than 2 external links
    left to simmer for at least six months
    add fairy dust to taste

    result high score and high hubs!


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