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How are hubs score calculated?

  1. hot dorkage profile image72
    hot dorkageposted 9 years ago

    It has something to do with #visits because it change daily, also there is a dupe content factor, and probably the overall score of the hubber figures in.  Also the comments.   and new comments would count high.  And maybe the number inbound links too.    I know it runs every 15 minutes or so.  Any hints about what the weights are on factors I should be able to look at my hub stats and calculate what the score would be.  And what makes hubber kick over from prodigy to expert.  Thanks  BTW while we are there how is the overall score for hubber figured.  New hubs lately, new fans, total fans,  hubs per week, recent visits, total visits, ad clicks(?)  forum activity, comments other hubs?  It is helpful to direct efforts to know which factor is holding me back.

  2. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    I'm not really sure, but I think that it kinda looks like this when diagrammed.


    Here is some info that I found over in the faq: http://hubpages.com/faq/

    How is HubScore computed?

    HubScore takes into account a number of factors, and will vary quite a bit from the time a Hub is published as data about its performance continues to stream in. The most important HubScore components that you should be concerned with include:

        * Amount of traffic, including percentage from sources other than HubPages
        * The length of the Hub (the more unique writing, generally, the better)
        * The uniqueness of content (copying content already available on the Web will be penalized)
        * The number of thumbs-up votes from unique users
        * The overall quality of the Hubber (author HubScore and Status)

    We reserve the right to change the factors used to assess a Hub’s HubScore as we continue to determine those that measure a great Hub.

    The bottom line is if you write original, useful content, your HubScores will reflect the quality and work you've put into them.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is the best explanation I have seen so far. smile

      Makes sense to me anyway.......

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You should also check out http://hubpages.com/hub/faq

  3. hot dorkage profile image72
    hot dorkageposted 9 years ago

    Hahahaha  Great answer!    Actually,  you need  to translate the labels into Elvish, in the runic alphabet, either that or ogham.  It will make more sense to the average hubber that way.   

    I've read the Hub Pages FAQ but I was looking for actual weights or a formula or something.

    Every site like this has some  nerd who sets up shill accounts and does word count analysis and graphs their hub results over time, does SPSS scatter plots, calculates the correlation coefficient, basically reverse engineers the hubpages algorithm  and reports the results.  Or sometimes an engineer from the site will just get on here and tell you.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image79
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We don't disclose the exact formula.  It's complicated, is subject to change, and we don't want people to come in looking for ways to "work the system."

      Darkside has a great hub that compiles the available information about how HubScore works, and ways to improve it.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Excellent reply with a very useful example. Thanks, Maddie!

  4. ProCW profile image82
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    seems like i've read somewhere that reverse engineering is not allowed... sad maybe in the tos or something?

  5. ProCW profile image82
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    yup... not allowed...

    "Remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Hubpages Software (as defined below) or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Website architecture."