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Are hubs no longer beginning with a score of 50?

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    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    I've noticed over the past couple of days that the hubs I've published have begun with scores under 50.  Is this a new feature that I am not aware of or an issue that needs to be looked at?

    Thank you!

  2. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    M2C I tried to comment on your wonderful tribute about Rich but there's no comment capsule. and yes I've noticed a lot of new Hubs are starting out well below 50. reason?

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes!  I'll put a comments capsule in there right away, Alastar!  And thanks for noticing also.  I'm waiting to hear back.

      Edit:  Capsule added!  smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I've noticed a lot of new hubs without comment capsules. At first I just thought people were trying to avoid criticism, but it looks like there is (or was) a glitch in the hub-starting page.

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          Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Rochelle.  I also noticed last night as I was publishing a new hub that I had to add EVERY capsule, even though I'd chosen a beginning layout.  Weird.  Someone else has asked about that, but I've not gone back to the original thread to see if there has been a response.

    2. Jean Bakula profile image95
      Jean Bakulaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was used to starting with a 50 too. One person explained that if people go on the hopper (as your brand new hub is published) and mark it down for a reason, that could lower your score. Also, I read that if you leave off the comments capsule, there is more room for another ad to be placed. Not sure if this is correct, but I read it from others on HP.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting.

        I'll keep that in mind as well.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    Hubs written about topics that have many Hubs and articles elsewhere already written about that topic sometimes begin under 50 as well - this happens in HubMob some weeks, I've noticed. An effective title that mentions a new angle about the topic helps raise it higher. 

    My comments capsules are still showing up by themselves as usual, though. I'll see what happens today.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Patty.  And, I'll see what else I find out as well.  smile  Thanks for popping in and sharing your knowledge.

  4. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    I did notice that there was a glitch in the system and i had to manually add capsules, I hope it is corrected soon. I also noticed that the system would not accept the format of an existing hub.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks to you also, sofs.  Keep us posted if you hear anything new. smile

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hubscores have always fluctuated at the beginning. So hubs start out lower than others. I am sure there are a number of factors that go into determine hubscore. wink

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, cags.  Just seemed strange.  All my hubs have always started at 50.  Maybe my quality is slipping??  Egads, I hope not!

      smile

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        artspeckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Seems like I struck lucky, my new hub published a few minutes ago started with a score of 55.

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          Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome, art!  Maybe I'm just turning out crappy hubs...lol

          Thanks for responding!

          smile

  6. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Motown, the easiest way to ensure that a hub starts out higher than 50 is to hold on to it for a couple of days and travel to it, check it out-read it and edit.

    Even if you do nothing to it, the score will rise. I have published articles as high as 79, just because they sat for a few days. Yes, it does have something to do with the content of the page and how much you write, but that's not everything. wink

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ooooo - thanks, Cags.  That's REALLY helpful info.  smile  You're such a wealth of good stuff.

  7. Richieb799 profile image59
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    One of my hubs begun with 56 today lol

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Funny, Richie...someone else said something similar.  I've also seen others around today having my problem.  Oh, well.  I'll let it sort itself out.

      Thanks to everyone for the responses!

      smile

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have the same problem and suggested that the hubscore  be calculated after the publish button is activated. The responses were negative. Wish I saw this thread earlier.

        I am now working on a hub, not published yet. I worked on my first capsule then saved it to come back. Within 15 minutes of starting the hub, the score went to 47. That topic has not been published before. Totally unique to hubpages.

 
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