Dropping Hub Score

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  1. Anishpat profile image79
    Anishpatposted 11 years ago

    Why is my Hub Score dropping? Is there something I can do to keep the score from dropping?

    1. The Blagsmith profile image72
      The Blagsmithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      From the drift about who you follow drops your hubscore - does this mean that if I follow someone who has a low hubscore - it will affect mine?

  2. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    The Learning Center (link at the bottom of this page) and the help button at the top of this page (FAQ button) will help with this and other similar questions.

    Hub Scores and profile scores do alter for all of us for various reasons.

    Someone else may be able to add to this ways to improve your score.

  3. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 11 years ago

    Write interesting stuff.
    Participate in forums.
    Help others who ask for a help.
    Do not annoy HUB's gods big_smile
    Follow the rules.
    Be patient.
    Score will go up.

  4. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    Stop following people.  HP is not a popularity contest and it is intended that you only follow people whose writing you enjoy and find useful.

    HP will penalize you for suddenly following a large group of people.  You have done just that in the past hours and it is likely the reason your score has dropped.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this


      People follow me all the time.  I only follow people that comment my hubs.

      Guess what?  Google devalues your twitter tweets if you follow everyone that follows you on Twitter.  It's a great way to lose "authority" and Hubpages is a business - your author score is somewhat important to your success here, so only follow people that you are interested in following.

      Facebook is a social network - Hubpages is NOT - both are businesses, but as you don't make money on facebook directly, it's quite a lot different.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I don't even follow commenters although I will always check them out, read a hub or two, and leave my own comment.

        The few that I follow I get emails for when something new is published and always read them.  That's why I follow - to read something I enjoy!

        The whole thing is often misunderstood, especially by newbies.  HP is not facebook or any other social site, but that is what they're used to so they follow anyone with a high score.  Unfortunately they then being to wonder why their hubber score goes down.

    2. Anishpat profile image79
      Anishpatposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not talking about my personal score. My hub article score dropped from 71 to 69 since yesterday.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Don't worry about it.  Hub scores fluctuate all the time and is, I think, at least partly random.  My own vary +- 5 points or so constantly.

      2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I've had a hub scored at a perfect one hundred once - I bet it's scored "only" in the upper seventies now - I'd have to check.

        Here's an IMPORTANT thing to know - hubs over 75 in score are "dofollow" links, and . . .that means something important.  I'm just not the guy to explain that part so well.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          A little correction; hubs over 40 are dofollow, but only if the hubberscore on your avatar is at least 75.

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I knew there was more to it than that. . . .I'm just not on the tech level as of yet.

  5. sweetzara profile image77
    sweetzaraposted 11 years ago

    I'm sorry but what's a dofollow?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Simply put - it's a better kind of link than the other kind.

  6. talfonso profile image89
    talfonsoposted 11 years ago

    Hub scores fluctuate, but there's more to the tale.

    Take a gander at any one of my Christmas Hubs, for instance. Outside the period when people are likely to read Hubs on the holiday and buy things related to it, it's in the 70's. That's deciduous content. Think of it as a maple tree. It loses leaves in the fall, stays stagnant in the winter, grows new ones in the spring, and stays fresh in the summer until the leaves fall off in the fall.

    Compare this with my Hub on soft drinks. It fluctuates in the 80's, sometimes peaking in the lower 90's. The reason why is because it's evergreen content. I see that you have written such content, but you should write more of that (with some deciduous) and comment on others'.

  7. nancynurse profile image72
    nancynurseposted 11 years ago

    Write good,quality content and you will see your score go up. Some of it depends on content and some on how interesting your articles are and if others are enjoying them. Stick with it. Your score will jump around as others have said. It is a good idea to  look at some high scoring hubs and you will get a good idea of why their score is high.

  8. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 11 years ago

    My hub score has dropped sharply. I think it is my brief and to the point comments.

    I shall have to try meandering and verbose.

    Nah. I can live with a falling score.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!!!!  We've been hit by the Hubber score panda!

  9. sweetzara profile image77
    sweetzaraposted 11 years ago

    The score of the person you follow should not matter. Thats as far as i know. Your score will drop only if you start following too many people randomly in all at once. But I'm new here so not very sure.

  10. Peter Owen profile image61
    Peter Owenposted 11 years ago

    Following people that follow you or comment on your hubs is not the way to do it. If you don't actually read their hubs, this will drop your score since it tells the system you are only interested in followers, not their articles.
    If you follow people, make sure you read their hubs.
    I put this problem in a hub I wrote called How New Hubbers Ruin Their Hubscore.

  11. Cagsil profile image74
    Cagsilposted 11 years ago

    HP Staff has tweaked Hubscore and Authorscores, so any veteran offering information would be wrong. What actions that helped with both scores, are no longer the same as in the past. Each now has a different weight in measure.

    So, writing hubs, posting to the forums, answering questions(with or without writing hubs), voting on hubs and responses to questions(voting up or down answers to questions), marking hubs(interesting, beautiful, funny, awesome or useful) and traffic to your account(including hubs) have different value vs previous years of HP's existence.

    With that said, pay attention to your activity and see what has what effects. wink


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