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Hub scoring does not make sense.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    Can someone explain to me why two or three of my stories that are seldom hit on, if never, and then only by hubbers have very top scorring, while one piece that regularly gets between 100 and 150 hits a day from google and other search engines all over the world sinks lower and lower with hub scoring.

    It truly doesn't make sense.

  2. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    don't forget it's a program that determines the score and HP says "It [hubscore] will also fluctuate quite a bit, seemingly at random"

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Saleheensblog, it's been like this from the beginning. It truly doesn't make sense! I'm going to email them and ask.

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        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i don't think there is a solution. No algorithm can surely determine the quality of a hub or hubber.

  3. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 6 years ago

    This is the age old question of many writers here.  I have no clue other than someone wrote a program that scores us automatically, most of us anyway.

  4. simeonvisser profile image84
    simeonvisserposted 6 years ago

    I think the HubScore looks at too recent information. For example, if the daily traffic plays an important role in calculating the HubScore then the HubScore will fluctuate a lot. Daily traffic can change easily and often. But if the HubScore would value the traffic over 30 days more then it won't fluctuate so easily.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

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        simeonvisserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Simeon, thanks I think you're right. Please can you delete your post. I've been warned that people copy one's work when they think it's successful. I don't want that to happen!

          1. simeonvisser profile image84
            simeonvisserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            How do I delete a post? I don't see a delete button... only for posts that have not been replied to yet...

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Click next to more and you'll see it extends and gives you a delete option...

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                simeonvisserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes I did that, it's not there. I only have report and permalink for that particular post. I'll just flag it to have HubPages staff remove it.

  5. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Hubscore does not revolve around traffic. My hub that receives the most traffic isn't even in my top 10 when it comes to hubscore. In fact, its hubscore is only 78.

    The bigger question is, who cares?

    1. simeonvisser profile image84
      simeonvisserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It would help if the HubScore was more accurate. Then we could say to newbies: simply look at your HubScore to see how you're doing. But now we're confusing everyone with a number that is meaningless. HubScore should take traffic into account because traffic apparently tells you more than any calculation.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree. But everything I'm seeing indicates traffic has very little to do with it!

  6. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    My suspicion is that hubscore has to do with quality and not traffic.smile

  7. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    simeon - can you please delete your post with reference to Sophia's hub?

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      IzzyMposted 6 years ago

      I believe the delete button is only available for a limited time after posting - maybe up to 2 hours or something like that.

     
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