Why does Hub score drop within an hour of posting new Hubs?

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  1. cjv123 profile image60
    cjv123posted 13 years ago

    Pretty much without exception my Hub score will drop two, three or more points within an hour or two of first posting a Hub. Then it gradually, eventually goes up again. For example, today, March 31, 2011, I posted a Hub and my score dropped like a rock three points. I don't understand this. I can't remember an exception to this in the past six months.

    I don't try to make money on Hubpages, I'm just here to write, is that a possible reason?

    I only use relevant tags. I don't think I use too many tags. I don't spam. I don't write any Hubs just to use key search engine words. I'm not understanding this.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Dovay Lee profile image40
      Dovay Leeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have the same situation as yours and I feel a little sad and want to know the reason urgently.

  2. GmaGoldie profile image80
    GmaGoldieposted 13 years ago

    This happens to me and discourages me to publish.  Very disheartening.  It leads me to believe the Hub score is more fickle than a spring fling.

    1. cjv123 profile image60
      cjv123posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I KNOW we're not supposed to care, but I do. I don't obsess about it, but this is odd. It's not like after awhile it slowly drops or something. That I could maybe understand. But today it went from 96 to 93 within two hours of posting a new Hub. It dropped like a rock! That makes no sense. It drops very slowly when I don't write a Hub for a long time, but it goes down slowly. I don't get this almost instant drop when I post something.

      Sorry it happens to you too. It is discouraging. I'm not trying to "game" the system, I'm not trying to manipulate anything. In fact, I almost pride myself with the fact I don't do anything but write what I feel I need to write and my score stays fairly high. But this sudden drop for seemingly nothing is really bothersome.

    2. Andrew0208 profile image57
      Andrew0208posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I've never been much concerned about Hubscore issue until lately during this time we revised our hubs following the Google dance, after the exercise my hubprofile score gradually dropped to 65(so strange to me that I even contacted the HubPages team) but it didn't affect my traffic anyway and my individual hubscores were between 83 - 93.

      It has truly settled now and started rising back though some of earned accolades(3 of them) disappeared immediately it went below 75, I know I'm recovering them back soon and will be heading to a steady profile score of 100 smile big_smile

    3. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Why worry ? Just keep writing.

  3. tritrain profile image70
    tritrainposted 13 years ago

    Mine's been all over the place for a week. 

    But especially in the past 2 hours.  Weird.  Oh well, time to hang out with the family.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Mine always go down for the first 2 hours, then start to pick up. It's just a normal thing.

  5. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Allow me to be redundant -- WHO CARES? It's meaningless as long as it's 75 or higher. Totally meaningless.

  6. wilderness profile image93
    wildernessposted 13 years ago

    As Irohner say, who cares? 

    If you must have an explanation, consider that your account now has a hub with a very low score as soon as it's published.  That should drive down the hubber score!  Who knows - it might even be true! big_smile

  7. jennysbus profile image60
    jennysbusposted 13 years ago

    I have found it to be like a roller ooaster. the Hubscore goes up and down all the time.

  8. cjv123 profile image60
    cjv123posted 13 years ago

    Irohner and wilderness - fine, you don't care. So why bother posting? Seems a colossal waste of time to me. Don't you two have better things to do rather than harass people asking honest questions? Obviously, others here are concerned as well, so then you can safely assume, the question wasn't directed to either of you so go on about your business. Bye.

    As to the rest who were kind enough to answer - if this had always happened from the first time I started posting on Hubpages, I wouldn't be here asking the question. The point is, this hasn't always happened. It started - for me - a few months ago, I just haven't gotten around to asking the question.

    So I ask Andrew for example, when you asked Hubpages, what did they answer?

    Thanks everyone who was civil and who shared their concerns.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      They were trying to help you, you are the one who responded rudely. And yes, they are just that, meaningless. My hubs range from 54 to 90 and I still earn...

    2. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have read the thread. I did not see any harassment by Irohner or Wilderness.

      1. cjv123 profile image60
        cjv123posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        OK website examiner, perhaps I used the wrong word - "harass." They were rude.

  9. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 13 years ago

    I assume it has something to do with new hubs starting out at 50. I don't know what the formula for Hubscore is, but if it takes some sort of average of the scores of all your hubs into account, then a new hub is going to drag you down a little (unless your Hubscore is under 50). If the Hubscore formula only looks at recent hubs, the effect could be even greater. It's really not something to worry about as long as your score is above 75, or unless you plan on publishing dozens of new hubs in a very short period of time.

    1. cjv123 profile image60
      cjv123posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks DB - LOL - love the handle!

      I guess I'm definitely going to get any conclusive answers - it's just weird that it never used to do that - in fact, quite the opposite. If a new Hub was posted, the numbers used to go UP.

      I'm not wrapped around the axle about it - it's just something I thought I might get an answer to.

  10. moorebored profile image60
    mooreboredposted 13 years ago

    Just wait a couple days!
    If it bugs you that much, just simply publish a hub, then go to sleep. When you wake back up, your score will be back again!

    1. cjv123 profile image60
      cjv123posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's usually what happens, it goes back up moorebored thankfully. I work hard on the Hubs I wrote though - it just seems counter-productive to have the score plummet when you post a Hub. It makes little sense. But perhaps it is as DB Cooper says - any new Hub starts at 50 - or thereabouts, so that would tend to drag the score down maybe. That does at least make some sense.

      Thanks all. Not losing sleep over this - just wondered what the heck??

      Thanks for those who were courteous and who took the time to give answering my question a try! I do appreciate you all taking the time!

  11. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 13 years ago

    There is a simple solution: Leaving the hub unpublished for a few days, during which its score will rise.

  12. mdlawyer profile image44
    mdlawyerposted 13 years ago

    Sometimes it may come down initially, but may later go up

  13. moorebored profile image60
    mooreboredposted 13 years ago

    As long as your score is above 75,and you're still a great writer, and you know you are,I wouldn't fret.

  14. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    I base my entire self worth on my Hubscore.

  15. caltex profile image61
    caltexposted 13 years ago

    cjv123, I can totally understand your concern. I enjoy reading your hubs and do not see a reason why that would happen in such a short period of time.
    Mine does fluctuate, too, every now and then, but what's been helping me most, I believe, is hub-hopping which I enjoy doing.


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