My profile score has been all over the place recently, thought it was fixed went back up to 82 and hung there, yeserday it was still 82, then today I go and its 74, but all my other stats have gone up, so what the you know what is going on, the swing would not be so bad, but when they drop you below 75 you go no follow.
Also it is not those I am following, since that has remained right at 385 for weeks.
Have you ever considered that having titles that are nonsensical sentence fragments and obviously keyword-stuffed is leading Google to consider your Hubs to be of lower quality?
For example, "Communicating With Plant Spirits, Communication is Possible Can and Fairies Do Communicate Limited Human"
It is not google but hubpages that based a whole article substandard based on the title? Tell me why we have a Title Tuner if they do not want us to use the information.
Also I see from your answer that you were looking a tghe communicating with plant spirits article which a moderator wonder who considered substandard becasue fo the title? Well well. At any rate now that I see the Title Tuner is a waiste of time at best and likely to get us declared substandard at worse, I will go back through all my articles and readjust any titles that seem substandard so the whole article wont get labeled as such, with the nubmer I have this may take a week or so to go through and look at.
Hub tuner is a dumb machine. You have to make sure the title still reflects what the hub is about, and makes sense.
It's like with tags, just an automated program making suggestions.
You aren't supposed to turn a title into a string of keyword chunks. Use some common sense, for goodness sake.
The Title Tuner is an automated filter that picks up on words people are searching for. It's not saying "you must use this word". You still have to use your discretion and decide whether you can create a sensible title using those words, or not.
Of course, Google doesn't reveal its algorithm, but it's thought that if you over-use keywords in your titles, you can be penalized because it looks like you're keyword-stuffing.
It's quite easy to get a low traffic, non community participating account in the high 80s.
The only reason I've seen for higher scores falling below 75 is if Hubpages thinks your content is spammy in some way.
Are you reading the latest hubs of those you follow? Even if you're not following more, if you don't read the hubs of the current people, your score will drop .
I wrote a hub about this called How New Hubbers Ruin Their Hubscore
I have several accounts where I follow people of interest but have never read hubs on that account. Or interacted on the forums. Or posted a comment. Or done anything but write hubs.
And those accounts still easily reach 85.
I doubt something as trite as reading the hubs of those you follow would influence scores.
Would love to know your secret recipes for that.
ALL you need to do to maintain a 75+ hub score is write hubs. Write about 5-10 (non spammy, non violation hubs), leave 'em for a month and the score will be over 75.
To get 90 or above, I find you usually need to do more social interaction with the community. But over 90 is just bragging rights - you only need over 75 to get dofollow links.
I feel your pain
I was at something like 93 maybe 3 weeks ago. My traffic surged, I made some summaries on my articles, and I started getting more active on the forums. My score dipped down to (I think) 76 at one point. It slowly increased and now hovers in the mid-eighties.
I cannot make heads or tails of my score. I didn't start following anyone new, my traffic increased, I increased my community involvement, and made some of my hubs more complete with the summaries, only to have the score dip down.
I quit adding summaries, my traffic is stable, and had several days I didn't do any participation on HP and my score increased.
While I personally don't care what my score is, I was concerned it would drop below 75 (at which time I would care).
Who knows? Maybe what HP was looking for changed and it just happened to correlate with stuff I was doing.
Nothing is stopping you from fixing them. So they will be unpublished for a few days, that's no big thing.
I'm not being rude, I'm being honest.
It's obvious from your articles that you have a perfectly good command of written English. Why someone would suddenly throw that mastery out the window for creating titles is rather perplexing.
Because I thought that was what the title tuner was for. My very large and big mistake. I am paying for it now. I do not intend to ever use it again, wish I had nbever seen it, I have to correct all the titles tonight and that means that around 161 titles will immediately go unpublished until reviewed. Oh well, happy moderating.
I know it's a hassle but we all live and learn. The title tuner IS useful, because it highlights words that could help your article get found by the search engines - just ask yourself whether it's possible to incorporate the word or words without destroying the sense.
While we're at it, I hope you don't have a similar misunderstanding about tag suggestions? They also have to be used by discretion - both the tag suggestions and the title tuner are produced by automated systems and don't always make sensible suggestions.
There's also a great article and comments about the subject. You should check it out.
http://quotations.hubpages.com/hub/hubs … uctuations
Again, a lot of the comments are good as well to go along with the hub.
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