An odd hub score!

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  1. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    Looking at my stats just now a new hub has popped into top spot in hub score.  One of my very early ones.

    In 15 months it has collected 368 views, or less that one per day.  I don't think it has ever had a click.  It has 13 comments on it, of which 6 are replies from me.  But it has the highest hub score of anything I've got.

    What is hub score for?  Why do we have it?  Just for HP to twist our little minds into ever bigger knots? 

    As everyone says, including me,

    (listen up here, newbies!)


    Try to keep them above 40 and forget about them.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, I'm not surprised at anything strange here anymore, Wilderness.  I used to think all one had to do was offer useful info which others were glad to find and link to. 

      Now it appears it's also necessary to subject one's self to unexplained penalties and periodic "comeuppances" no matter how hard we strive to comply with the ever changing whims of Big G.

      It's as if there is no desired end result at all.  Is Big G the "Beast"?smile

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        It's certainly been a crazy, crazy ride for the last few months.  I sure hope it settles out soon and we can relax a little.

        Of course, that depends on the Great God Google, and it seems that will keep changing for some time.

    2. profile image0
      Suramya.Kposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree the hub and hubber score thing. its really volatile. One of my hubs bounced from 77 to 89 within 20 minutes I guess. It was 77 when it was unpublished and in a matter of 20 minutes, it boosted up to 89.

  2. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 12 years ago

    Yep.  Most days at least one of my top ten hubs per hub score is a hub with 0 views for 24 hrs.  When I take notice of hub or hubber scores, it's usually just "Hmmm".

    1. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean.  It's hard to get thrilled with a 100 hub score because of this.  smile

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's about all it deserves, all right - just "hmmm" and go on about what you were doing.

  3. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 12 years ago

    I feel for the newbies though.  They fret, and I think "that used to be me" and "funny how little those scores will matter to most of them in another year or so".

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yep - that used to be me, too.  That's at least half the reason for the OP - to force feed some information to the newbies.

      Others were kind enough to do it for me, and I would be nowhere I am on HP without their help.  Perhaps I can pass on a little of it.

      1. Rehana Stormme profile image72
        Rehana Stormmeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I guess I still do fret about it, seeing that I'm just over a week old here on HP. But if you guys say it doesn't matter, I guess it doesn't!

  4. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 12 years ago

    Yesterday I had a hub pop from 88 to 99 in less than two hours, it was strange!

  5. Cardisa profile image88
    Cardisaposted 12 years ago

    I have totally given up on the hubscore and hubberscore thing. I have noticed that when my best hub is getting a good amount of traffic the score drops and then when it gets little or no traffic for a few days the score rises like a tide. It's crazy trying to figure out these scores on Hubpages. It's either they fix the scores to mean something or remove them altogether.

    1. MissJamieD profile image56
      MissJamieDposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree they need to add some meaning to the scores or dump them!

  6. jean2011 profile image60
    jean2011posted 12 years ago

    I have been so confused about the hub score myself. It rises and falls at its own pleasure. Since its a part of hubpages, I wish someone was able to make sense of the real significance of it.

  7. QuestionMaster profile image77
    QuestionMasterposted 12 years ago

    Scores, in my opinion, are there for one thing, and one thing only: to stop spammers getting dofollow links. Other than that, there is little or no reason for them.

  8. Cagsil profile image68
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I had 7 hubs that were up around 80 hubscore and usually holding steady, drop down below 70 for the first time in a long, very long time. hmm

  9. DIYweddingplanner profile image76
    DIYweddingplannerposted 12 years ago

    Hub scores over 90 are a joke when you've only had 34 views in a 24 hour period. Evidently, they are completely meaningless.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Of my hubs (currently) rated over 90, one has a lifetime average of about 1 visit per day and another comes in at less than 2.

      I had one hit 98 the other day and it was about the same.

      If it's over 40, don't worry about it.

  10. Cagsil profile image68
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    This is why I have continued to repeat myself about these two numbers- hubscore and authorscore- HP changed something about how these are factoring. Evidence is more than obvious now.

    I don't know what was changed, but I constantly have one hub I don't promote and it continues to fluctuate in hubscore...drifting from low 70's to mid 80's. And, it certainly isn't based on traffic.


  11. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 12 years ago

    Something odd is going on over the last week or so about Hub scores. I've been watching them, as you all have been.

    Within a few minutes, one Hub's score will go from 80 to 90, with no apparent activity. Or another Hub's score will go from 80 to 70, even though it's had lots of activity. (Activity = traffic or comments or both.)

    Anyway, I wonder if HP isn't trying out its own iteration of a Panda, you know, applying an algorithm to its own content to see what is "quality" and then testing and rewriting the algo to come to an answer.



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