The link suggestion tool should show the HubScore of a suggested hub and not the score of the Hubber. It is very nice to know that a Hubber has a high personal score but I would really like to see the score of the hub. I want to link to hubs that are relevant and that have high HubScore. I now have to visit the hub manually because the popup of the hub shows only the hub's contents, not the HubScore.
Please provide a way to see the HubScore of a hub in the link suggestion tool.
Just my opinion, but if you are paying that much attention to a hubs score, you are wasting your time. Even a high author score does not guarantee that every hub written is high quality - we all have poor hubs.
Hub score varies far to wildly, and starts too low, to use it as a guide to the quality of the hub.
If a hub receives little traffic (and has a low score as a result) does that mean it's low quality and should not be read by your viewer? Or does it mean it's relatively new? Or about a subject that has low search numbers? Or that it has a poor selection of key words but is very well written as an informative hub?
I would never link to a hub that I have not read completely and evaluated myself as useful to my reader. The numbers mean next to nothing in this context.
I agree to a certain extent but my point is that I want to see both the score and the contents of a hub. I will scan the hub that I'm about to link to for obvious signs of quality like writing style, contents and layout. I don't need to read every sentence to determine whether a hub is good quality, relevant and useful. If the contents of the hub are relevant then I'll most likely link to it anyway.
I don't really want to ignore the score because I don't want it to reflect badly on my hubs (whatever the scoring system might mean)...
Ditto what Wilderness said. I think you're putting too much thought into HubScores. I don't find them a good indicator of anything at all. In fact, my second-highest hub in terms of traffic and earnings is well thought out, laid out and researched (if I do say so myself) , and yet its score is usually in the low- to mid-70s. And then I have hubs that I didn't put as much thought or research into that get 1/20th of the traffic and make little money, and they have scores in the 90s. Go figure.
I used to think that 60 was some kind of magical cutoff -- below that and the hub is probably duplicate or has other issues. But it could also be that the hub is just new. I published one last night that had a hubscore of 50 when I published. It will definitely rise over time, but I'd hate to think that someone judged the hub on its initial score.
by JohnKrantz 9 years ago
I see other hubs with 62 or 68 hub score.. mine is 72 and still, the outgoing links are nofollow. help, please:( I can't use hubpages as a backlink otherwise!
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
I'd like to suggest we get rid of Hubber Score - and perhaps even Hub Scores. They:- are constantly misunderstood;- cause a lot of upset and grief in the forums; and- encourage newbie Hubbers to direct their efforts in entirely wrong directionsFor instance, I've known newbie Hubbers stop...
by Catherine Giordano 2 years ago
My hub scores range from 65 to 87 as of the last time I looked. My average is 73. To me it seems like I have a "C" average. I'm disappointed and discouraged. I am doing everything that is recommend to get a good score.It is disheartening not to get a feedback. For...
by Palis Pisuttisarun 3 years ago
Hello guys!I just started HubPages less than a month ago so I'm fairly new and might not understand the way HubScore works like you do.I have published 5 hubs and I published my 5th hub yesterday. My fifth hub is called "Everything You Wanted to Know About Whole Grains", by the way. I...
by cosette 8 years ago
Dear HubTeam:I know there have been a few forum threads about this topic, but hear me out please. By the way, this thread refers to the rating down of hubs, not flagging. I have no problem with the flagging feature and see it as a necessary evil. Even if someone misuses it, they have to go through...
by Celina Martin 5 years ago
Just few days ago, I posted a hub which I think was well-organised. However, after posting that hub I saw my author score dropping around 2 points. Can anyone explain why did it happen?
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