What is the value of Hub Scores?

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  1. OpinionDuck profile image61
    OpinionDuckposted 7 years ago

    What is the conventional wisdom of hub scores?

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      if the hub score is below 40 all the outbound link of the hub is no follow otherwise a hub score is not something to really worry about though a 700 word+ standard hub always has a score around 65, no matter it gets reader or not.

      1. OpinionDuck profile image61
        OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So what does that mean for caring about a hub score.

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      cookingdivaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Once you author score and hub score is big enough to give you do follow link, it will not matter. How many followers will not matter. What will matter and how much traffic coming and if you either making money or writing creatively (I hope to do it both), everything else seems to be meaningless. But I guess it looks good and make us feel good a bit.

      1. yolanda yvette profile image60
        yolanda yvetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Great answer.  I want great hubs and I want to make some money here too.

    3. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
      Hestia DeVotoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think there is "conventional wisdom" when looking at Hubscores.  Everyone seems to have their own opinion.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    In all fairness, the discussion started here:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1358097

    1. OpinionDuck profile image61
      OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted more than your opinion on what is conventional wisdom.

      The point here is what is the value of a hub score.
      What does it mean to people looking at a hub and seeing score.
      It certainly has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, or at best little to do with it.

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Of course.

        1. OpinionDuck profile image61
          OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          meaning what??

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            Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Meaning that it is perfectly fine for you to have started this thread. It was also appropriate of me to link to the related discussion.

            EDIT: I wrote my post before you edited your post by adding: "The point here is what is the value of a hub score.
            What does it mean to people looking at a hub and seeing score.
            It certainly has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, or at best little to do with it."

            So when I said "Of course", I did not comment on that part of your previous post.

            1. OpinionDuck profile image61
              OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the clarification, I just didn'tknow what you meant.

  3. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Unless you are looking for a DoFollow link, or manage to get your hubscore or authorscore up to 100 so that your hubs (or you) are featured, I see absolutely no value in the scores at all. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

    1. OpinionDuck profile image61
      OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You, I agree.
      But I also think that a hubscore of 100 is meaningless.
      There is too much PR invovled.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What do you mean by "too much PR involved"?

        1. OpinionDuck profile image61
          OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I meant PR in the sense that I believe that hubpages factors in things that hubbers participate in to factor in the hubbers reputation. Reputation is what hubpages mentions, so I guessed that it meants participation of some kinds.

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe. But hubs of quality - defined as hubs with the ability to generate sustainable traffic - tend to have higher Hub Scores than dormant hubs with little or no traffic. Thus, Hub Scores are never completely irrelevant.

      1. yolanda yvette profile image60
        yolanda yvetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image77
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    I like a high Hub score ,somehow it motivates me ,and I guess I need that sometimes to inspire me to write, but best of all I love those red triangles! smile

    1. OpinionDuck profile image61
      OpinionDuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, everone likes that but how is it related to the quality of the hub.

      I think everyone thinks of the hub score like a grading when we were in school. But I kind of think of it more like the Nobel Peace Prize.

      How is the hub score related to quality of the writing, and if quality is not the factor, then what is the factor.

      It couldn't possibly be related to quality, I have done some test previously and I could get into the eighties with a very short hub, that was meaningless.

      Thanks

      1. saleheensblog profile image61
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        what do you mean by quality? Would you please define quality first so that we can understand on what we are really arguing?

    2. yolanda yvette profile image60
      yolanda yvetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I love those red triangles too.  And to me, hubscore is relevant and useful.

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image77
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    A Hub score is based on more than one thing.

    Quality
    Content
    Appeal
    Generates Interest i.e Traffic.

  6. Gina Coole profile image80
    Gina Cooleposted 7 years ago

    I agree.  It is only really valid within the HubPages community and gives a guide status or value to the Hub.  It doesn't imply the hub is necessarily well written, will draw high traffic or earn much money but in general a Hub that's been around a few months with a score of 50 is of less value than one that has a score above say 80.

    Hubber score works in the same way.  It is a guide to 'quality' within the Hubpages community but has no real meaning outside of Hubpages.   Hence high earning Hubs sometimes have low scores as do really brilliantly written masterpieces!

  7. GmaGoldie profile image76
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    It is my emotions only or is it real?  When my Hub score slips under 90, I feel the volume from the Internet slips too?  Any noted correlation to scores over 90 and traffic generation?  I know this discussion has concentrated upon the lower Hub scores but what about pushing beyond the upper 80's?

  8. Pandoras Box profile image66
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    I think it may be related to traffic, but not necessarily hubpages popularity traffic.

    One way or another a quality webpage will be capable of generating a good amount of traffic. To be given a rating in the 90's perhaps it must generate a fairly high amount of traffic.

    I fail to see anything wrong with that. Trust me, you can still hit the high 80's on hubs that absolutely nobody ever looks at, if you wish.

    But truly successful webpages have to generate traffic.

 
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