I have noticed some of my earlier pages have higher scores than my newer ones so I assume it is based on traffic but I am still unsure?
I definitely think the quality of the content and the traffic have a lot to do with it. I watch the hub scores on each individual hub go up and down...up and down. Sometimes the "usual suspects" are scoring the highest, but sometimes I'll write a hub that ascends quickly.
Also, I use the RSS and News capsules at the bottom of my hubs to keep fresh content changing on the page all the time because the search engines like to see fresh content updated regularly.
Whatever the current hubpages algorithms are using to generate a score, it has nothing to do with the quality of the hubs.
These scores are meaningless, simply because there is not clear understanding of what hubpages calculates them to mean.
I would replace the hubscore with a formula that uses page views and comments, I would replace useful, aswsome, beautiful with a more objective measure for quality.
Hubpages uses,The reputation of the Hubber - your Hubber Score and contribution to the community
This is too subjective to be meaningful. Again the quality of the hub should be judged by itself, and not on the author. It should be judged for quality on its own.
But that won't happen.
What you are saying here does not reflect conventional wisdom on the subject.
What conventional wisdom?
What in particular did the duck say that was itself not wisdom.
I am not going to debate you. Matthew Rogerson must do his own research, then he will find the conventional wisdom about the connnection between the quality of hubs and their score. I was not suggesting that you are wise or unwise. I just happened to know that you have taken a special interest in this topic:
"...This hub proves that hubscoring has no meaning on the quality of the content of the hub."
http://hubpages.com/hub/This-hub-explor … ub-ranking
This would be wrong. Quality of content is directly linked to your hubscore.
Yes, HubPages keeps it a secret to keep the playing field leveled and less manipulation. However, what is known is that quality of content and seo is needed, to get traffic, and the amount of traffic has something to do with it.
Everything you mentioned plays a part already.
Of course, that's a benefit even writers get to take advantage of.
Quality of content is judged on it's own, because it's judged by those who visit or don't visit your hub.
Cags--Maybe you should define what "quality" means in this instance. I've seen some excellent hubs on here with a lower hubscore, and a whole bunch of incoherent, rambling hot messes with a higher hubscore.
Google friendly, keyword rich writing about 1000 words or more would be best. Something to keep the reader reading and then possibly something to purchase during or at end. Keyword relevance is helpful and part of the quality content.
The whole hub's layout, format or design is important to quality.
I tend to agree with you on this! Same with author score and hub score both. Maybe it depends on traffic? or backlinks the hub has? I am not sure how HP gives score, sometimes I write more, connect on forum more and my score goes down. Go figure.
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