Hub Score at the Start

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  1. johndwilliams profile image86
    johndwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    I just noticed that the initial Hubscore seems to vary - I have created several titles and see the score instantly starts at 47 for some and 53 and even 55 for others - does this score reflect the potential interest of the Hub? How come theres so much variance?

    1. hotwebideas profile image75
      hotwebideasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I realized that my hubs with links to other hubs help my hubscores.

  2. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    It can change if you created your hub and left it unpublished for awhile - even a blank hub with just a title will slowly rise in hubscore.

  3. johndwilliams profile image86
    johndwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Wry

    The thing is though I just saved them after creation as unpublished and the score changed

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    HP seems to give a score to each word in a tittle and this appears to give a hub a pre-publication score.

    Example; Soft Focus and Linotype Photography. To Hubpages it is soft-focus-and-Linotype-photography. The words soft,and,photography are common words, their starting score would be low. The words focus and Linotype are not that common so their starting score would be higher.

    It is a combination of each word's scores that seems to give a hub is starting or pre-publishing score.

    So the often touted suggestion of using good keywords and on niche topics seems to be the best advice.

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I should have read this before I posted the forum post that I just created.  So, is the message here that titles alone give higher or lower scores?

  6. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure if the titles have anything to do with hubscore. I have written quite a few hubs now and have not seen any correlation between their titles, subjects and initial hub score.

    Hubs always start at 50, and sometimes they drop a little bit before they rise.

    What has started happening, and this is a very recent change, is that some hubs drop further to 45 or less before they rise again, and it seems to take them longer to rise to a decent level.

    It has happened to mine too, and I never had a hubscore go that low before.

    I wouldn't worry about it, it means nothing in terms of revenue/popularity of the hub in question.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No - see, nowadays they are sometimes starting BELOW 50.  It's happened a few times to me already.

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    To further clarify; I conducted a test a couple of weeks ago to test my hypothesis; I wrote two hubs with nothing more than titles within seconds of each other with identical formats and just 1 keyword each, no images either.

    1. Common Everyday Photography Problems
    2. Common Kirlian  Photography Problems

    Number 1 started with a pre-publication score of 45
    Number 2 started with a pre-publication score of 55

    So it appears that adding uncommon words(niche keywords) does have an effect on the hub score.

    Both hubs were deleted afterward by me since they were just done for the purpose of conducting the test.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting experiment.

      Though some of the scores... especially on new hubs, seem almost random. I think that starting scores are almost meaningless. 

      My most recent hub, which I finally completed, went up and down randomly as I added, edited and finally published.

      Usually I get things pretty much complete before entering them as published hubs. What seems to count most is getting them done, rechecked, published and exposed to readers.


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