It doesn't have to be a contest, but maybe like just a challenge or something... but like a challenge where hubbers try to get all their hubs above a hubscore of X. Like a prizeless challenge or a "most improved" challenge. Something like that idk.
Just a way for us hubbers to have a bit of motivation to polish up older, less shiny hubs. It's always fun, for me, to challenge myself. I think this would be fun as hubbers could track their own personal status in raising their own hubs scores. I actually sort of drew this idea from another hubber who talks about his/her own personal goal of raising their author score... and they share a bit of information on their journey.
I know, I have some hubs that could use a big of work and I think a challenge like this would be a great reason to do some housekeeping. Also, other hubbers doing housekeeping may find it enjoyable to see their own stats improve. I think it's a win for everyone, including hubpages.
I don't understand...you need a contest to polish up your own work? Why not just do it because it needs to be done and it will benefit you?
Not to mention the fact that nobody (apart from the staff at HP) know how the hubscore thing is actually calculated - I mean, obviously it's influenced by traffic, but what else goes into it?
On that note, trying to improve your hubs' traffic is a more transparent (for want of a better word) goal. But yeah, you hardly need a contest to do that.
Hubscore is one of the most meaningless concepts I have encountered ever. My hubs all cycle constantly through a spectrum of scores from a low of about 70 to a high of about 97 and back again. The score does not relate to which hubs have been most recently viewed, nor to the daily, weekly, monthly or total number of views, nor to the topic of the hub. I no longer take any notice of it, as it does not provide any useful information whatsoever.
Adding to my comment above, if I was given a list of definite actions to take per hub, which would result in them having dramatically higher earnings, I would then be motivated to "improve" them in that way. Why otherwise should I spend time on this for the sake of the few pennies that I am receiving from my hubs currently?
We could a 30 day challenge. Can you delete all your pages and republish them elsewhere within 30 days?
I'm just joking of course.
by Robin Edmondson 4 years ago
Hello Hubbers. We are very excited to announce a week long challenge. Check out our Blog post for more information! Good luck!
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
I'd like to suggest we get rid of Hubber Score - and perhaps even Hub Scores. They:- are constantly misunderstood;- cause a lot of upset and grief in the forums; and- encourage newbie Hubbers to direct their efforts in entirely wrong directionsFor instance, I've known newbie Hubbers stop...
by Barbara Badder 5 years ago
My author score is now 88. I've been active on the forums, hopping hubs, and answering questions. I haven't had this low of score since when I first started. Does removing poorly performing hubs cause author scores to go down or what is the problem?
by Susannah Birch 2 years ago
You can't. Just had to put that out there as I'm seeing newbies all over the forums going on about these topics lately.Serious money comes from getting views from Google NOT from having other hubbers visit your work. Some of the top hubbers on the site have separate accounts NO ONE knows about to...
by Julie-Ann Amos 9 years ago
are we going to see any feedback? I recall something about HubPages reporting stats provided we tagged our hubs, which I duly did.And for those of us who sweated to achieve the magic 30 or even 100 in 30 days, apart from a bit of forum dialogue we've seen nothing... HubPages itself...
by cosette 8 years ago
Dear HubTeam:I know there have been a few forum threads about this topic, but hear me out please. By the way, this thread refers to the rating down of hubs, not flagging. I have no problem with the flagging feature and see it as a necessary evil. Even if someone misuses it, they have to go through...
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