Best hub is dropping like a rock since I added . . .

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  1. PegCole17 profile image95
    PegCole17posted 12 years ago

    I have one hub that consistently rates high and seems to be a favorite. Recently I added a You Tube video and now the score has plummeted from 96 to 85. Is there a connection? Or just coincidence?

    Has anyone experienced this in the past couple of days? Also a brand new hub that stayed at 50 for a long time. Anyone else?

    1. iamalegend profile image60
      iamalegendposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      the hubscore is not always constant. It'll vary every time. Sometimes it'll go up and down in a certain change.

      1. PegCole17 profile image95
        PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Good to know.

  2. relache profile image71
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    It's coincidence.  Scores go up, scores go down.  That's just how those work.  Traffic has a bigger effect on score than anything you do.

    And new Hubs can take days to weeks to find their range, especially if they aren't getting much traffic.  You've only got one Hub that is close to 50, and it's showing as barely a day old.  If you think that is "a long time" I suggest you work on developing a realistic time sense.  Even the four years or so that HubPages has existed doesn't even qualify as a long time.

    1. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comments. Yes, sometimes I do get impatient. I'm just trying to figure which stragegies are working and which are not.

      Yesterday I went in and edited the tags on several hubs after looking at the key words tab under statistics. Scores seem to have been negatively impacted, but as you said. Scores go up and down.

      Again, thanks for your help.

  3. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 12 years ago

    The biggest key to any hub article, or anything searchable on the internet is 'relevance'.  The keywords you choose need to be words and phrases that people are actually searching for, in moderately high numbers.  The videos need to be very relevant to the subject as well.

    I wouldn't go changing your tags to match some weird long-tail keyword phrase that 2 people in the world typed into a search engine.  Besides, the tags have to be in your text capsules somewhere to make any difference at all.

    Relax, and give it time.

    1. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for clarifying that for me timorous. With all the information out there it's easy to go astray. I should have left what was working alone.

  4. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    It's funny you saying that the adding of a youtube video caused your score to drop. That is not the first time I have heard of this happening recently.
    We all like to add youtube videos for the backlink to youtube that it provides, but I have heard some mention of Google penalising sites that take longer to load? Anyone care to comment?

    1. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I changed the tags at the same time so it's hard to know what really affected it. Since I deleted the YouTube and changed the tags back, the score is climbing again. Maybe it was both.

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image67
    Peter Hogganposted 12 years ago

    When google spiders a hub it will not stream any of the videos so download time is not affected appart from the few milliseconds it takes to read the code used to embed the video.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that Peter. Makes sense.

    2. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I just found your great articles on SEO and hope to read them and learn more about setting up my hubs.

  6. OldSkoolFool profile image60
    OldSkoolFoolposted 12 years ago

    I've noticed that anytime I modify a hub the score drops for a bit. I think because it's now kicked back to an evaluation for quality control. I imagine over the next few weeks it will go back up.

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think that adding any new material, restarts the hub in the calculation process of its place on the virtual ladder we all look to climb. With the previous ranking history now a large part of the new calculation.

      The more or larger the addition is (in the google view) the more effect it has on the calculation - causing a 'bounce', I have noticed that changing one word in the title can do this to some extent, in fact it does it every time, so major change like adding a new block of info with all its onward strings of connection attached would have the biggest effect.

      The good news is that bounce normally means it goes higher afterward - I think.

      Which is pretty much what you said - I think big_smile

    2. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I seem to edit more than I publish but haven't noticed a drop in the rating when I finish. But then, my visits per day/per hub are still low. Nice of you to comment.

  7. Ellarose92 profile image61
    Ellarose92posted 12 years ago

    i experienced this as well but then again i've only been here for 5days haha

    1. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi - welcome. Thanks for joining in this discussion. I just read one of your hubs and it looks great!

  8. The Pink Panther profile image59
    The Pink Pantherposted 12 years ago

    It's probably a coincidence, but I wouldn't worry about your hubscore.

    In terms of SEO, I think Google likes it if there's a relavent Youtube video on your hub.


    1. rebekahELLE profile image84
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think so also. I think relevancy is most important in considering videos. I found an interesting page on the google website about speed and how fast youtube videos run in different areas. It gives a comparison chart starting with your own location.

      1. PegCole17 profile image95
        PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the helpful site.

    2. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The YouTube video was relevant but was large and did take a long time to load. Maybe that didn't matter. I do hope that videos make a difference since I've been adding a few to older hubs.

  9. Dale Nelson profile image38
    Dale Nelsonposted 12 years ago

    Hi Pegcole17

    Sometimes with updated content it will do the google step for a few days until google decides where to move it up to in the search page. It usually improves slightly or settles back after a few days.

    1. Pearldiver profile image71
      Pearldiverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.... Unless hijacked by Aliens smile

      1. PegCole17 profile image95
        PegCole17posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You get the award for an answer that makes the most sense. Who knew?


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