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.
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.
I don't think there is "conventional wisdom" when looking at Hubscores. Everyone seems to have their own opinion.
In all fairness, the discussion started here:
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.
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.
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.
Thank You, I agree.
But I also think that a hubscore of 100 is meaningless.
There is too much PR invovled.
What do you mean by "too much PR involved"?
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.
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!
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.
I love those red triangles too. And to me, hubscore is relevant and useful.
A Hub score is based on more than one thing.
Generates Interest i.e Traffic.
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!
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?
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.
by Catherine Giordano 3 years ago
My Hub "People Almost Met: Lily at the Pool" recently had a hub score of 100 and stayed at the level for about two weeks. Now it is in the 60's. It has lots of comments and about average views (for my hubs). Anyone know what I can do about this?
by Sherry Venegas 4 years ago
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by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago
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by Kate Swanson 5 years ago
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by Sondra Rochelle 4 years ago
For a good number of weeks my hubber score has hovered around the 100 mark. Two days ago it started falling, and as I write this, it is down to 89! If this keeps up, it will be 0 in a week! No rhyme or reason to it, but it leaves me wondering why this is happening. I know...
by LindaSmith1 4 years ago
I took a hiatus for awhile from Hub Pages! However, in the past week or so, I have added new hubs participated in forums, asked a question or two, participated with the Hub Hopper, have read some Hubs, yet my Hubber Score is lower than it was when I was doing nothing. I don't get it!
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