I wish there was a way to turn it off. It goes up and down without reason, and it can be very distressing.
Scores have NOTHING to do with traffic or earnings (sure, a big upswing in traffic might increase hubscore, but this is often random.)
The best way to deal with scores is ignore them.
Yes that is down Alot. Have you not posted in the forums for a very long time or wrote a hub?
buy puts.. give yourself some insurance and stay with it and definietly don't sell out...we don't want to see you go to squidoo.. lol
My Hubber Profile score has dropped 5 points, even though I'm active on the forums. Maybe the alogrithm. was changed?
I think I might delete all of my hubs and leave if it drops another point.
Honestly Bill do not worry about this. It means nothing in the bigger scheme of things, and is only there as an 'incentive'. I often write a hub only to see my hubber author score drop by several points within 12 hours of publishing it. Other times I do little other than comment in forums or write a few comments on hubs, only to hit an author score of 100. My advice is to get a bit of sticky masking or duct tape, and put it over your hubber author score on your screen if it is bothering you, but otherwise ignore it.
As long as my score is high enough for my links to be do-follow I don't care what it is... my views come from Google and the other search engines so they obviously like what I write and google gives me a respectable PR 4 for my profile page.. I would rather have a PR4 than a hubber score of 95...
Deleting all of your hubs because of your hubber score would be like cutting off your arm to spite your face (even worse than cutting off your nose to spite your face). As others have said, hubber score is insignificant. Worry about traffic.
I took a look at a few of your hubs. A couple of your recipe hubs are really short. One was only about 200 words. I'd try to make them at least 400 words. Maybe offer two similar recipes, or a variation of your target recipe.
Not sure which recipe hubs you looked at, but I haven't written a hub less than 439 words in a long time. I've recently written some travel hubs over 1800 words, so I'm really at a loss as to why the drop of 13 points. I haven't written any hubs since my score was at 95 a couple of months ago. My score is currently at 82, which is below what it was after I wrote my first hub.
It was a hub on fried artichoke hearts. I also lookd at one of your Australian cruise hubs. It was long (but not too long), had good text and pictures, but a low hub score of 59, which was a complete mystery to me. As long as your hubber score is 75 or more, and hubs 45, I think you're good for links.
...don't worry about the hub score if you are here to make $'s...none of my hubs have ads attached and i haven't written in several months....my score increases because i'm on the forums and i read hubs...it'll decrease if i log on and don't post/comment...don't worry about it...
Since the issue has been raised by hubber having score of 87, all replies are from hubbers having score more than 90 ...
As long as the Hubber Score remains above the 'do follow' figure that is set then if it alters there is no real problem.
My score dropped 7 points in the past week and may drop more.
IT DOESN'T MATTER.
I do exactly the same things when my score is 100 asi do when it is 93. Whatever causes it to change is out of my control and understanding. IT DOES NOT MATTER.
Don't worry about it, Bill. The best way to handle it is creating quality content on a consistent basis. And participate in the forums. Depending on what your goals are, the Hubscore doesn't affect search engine rankings ... at least not that I'm aware.
You replied to Bill but it's a 2 month old post
As far as I am aware it has nothing to do with making Hubpages it is I think a term used to do with buying and selling in the stock market.
Hubscore and Hubberscore is more like a funfair and the score goes up and down like a big dipper/roller coaster just when you least expect it to.
However regarding Hubberscore there is a strange convoluted explanation in the Learning Center at the foot of the page but it is hardly enlightening.
I had better go, the need to stop writing over Christmas holidays is making all the big words fall out into the text at once.
A "put" is a stock option that you buy when you expect that a stock will go down in value. That was said tongue in cheek.
My score has dropped 8 points in the past seven days! I published 3 new Hubs in that time and maybe that has something to do with it because they all start with a score of about 50. Since I've only been on this site a few weeks, I think publishing new Hubs actually brings my score down. Is that possible?
Yes, that does seem to happen. Traffic also affects it and this is a time of lowered traffic.
But again: none of those who knowhow the variois factors work will tell you and the rest of us are just guessig.
The best advice is not to worry about it. It goes up, it goes down. That's a;;.
Hey, Pcunix: Your score is so high, no wonder you don't worry. For a newbie to HubPages, like me, it is troublesome. And, I apologize for asking you to vote for me in the Hub nugget competition. Truly I didn't mean to spam you! HubPages is all new to me – trying to pass as a human is the most difficult part.
Like yours, my score goes up and down. You've only been here a few weeks - you are doing fine, don't worry about it. I don't remember what my score looked like 5 weeks in, but it probably was in the 80's just as yours is.
Don't worry about that "spamming" either. Some of us are grumpy old bears. We get over it :-)
I probably should have explained myself more fully.
If I am following you, it is because I found something of interest in your writing. That doesn't mean that I'll read everything you write, because you may very well publish things I have no interest in.
As far as HubNuggets go, I seldom get involved because most of the time their subject matter is not something I am interested in. I have voted once or twice when I was interested, but I sure as heck am not going to read a bunch of entries that I am NOT interested in.
Finally, ASKING me to vote for a hub is, to me, just like asking me to follow you. It is generally going to cause me to do exactly the opposite.
All of the above is why I was a grumpy old bear. I hope I didn't upset you - you seem like a very nice person and I wish you luck in the contest.
Some of these Hubbers with these high scores also use to have low scores once upon a time the scores are no reflection of you as a person remember, write a hub, promote the hub. Write a hub in the morning and spend the afternoon or next morning on promotion manage your activities wisely and drop in on the forums and help others, answer a question, share in some of the silly forums mix work with play
I still say we should be able to turn hubscores off. Since their movement appears to be arbitrary, they only serve to discourage or feed the ego of the hubber. I see no upside, but a large downside.
I wonder sometimes if the Hubscore goes down when we are too active, Bill. I am not sure, but it might act as a SPAM filter or something. My Hubber score goes from 84 to 78 all of the time, and I am really not sure what causes this to happen either. Keep on Hubbing and don't let this get you down!
They are there to nudge you into doing what Hubpages wants you to do, rather than just what makes you the most money. So I think there is an upside, just not for us
Yep- let me second a lot of Hubbers in this thread by saying that HubScores fluctuate, and the best thing you can do if they're stressing you out is to ignore them entirely! Keep on Hubbing, and your HubScore will improve on its own
I go up to 100 and drop to 84 before. Over three years it been doing that. Mostly now though I stay around 90-97. No worries m8, it dont mean anything really.
Check this out: Yesterday, I published a new Hub and won a HubNuggets contest and my score went down by 4 points!!!!!!!!! What a system.
Consider you Hubscore a Carrot and a Stick
if it goes down it's a Stick to do more work
If it goes up it's a Carrot to do more achieve more...
Except that making more hubs makes it go down--so it's kind of a counter-productive stick.
nope I disagree! mine usually goes up if i publish. If I don't it gradually goes down
We WON"T figure it out.
I have had times where traffic and earnings are up, I've gained comments and a whole pile of those useful, funny thingies and the hubber score has dropped 3 or 4 points.
Whatever causes it is not for us to know, so. there is no point in thinking about it at all.
I've had my hubber score rise up to a 97 after a period of 9 days where i've not even touched my laptop (let alone my Hubpages account)
I've started to think it may take a period of at least a few days before any action on the site translates to a rise in hubber score
I try to ignore the score, apparently according to others it has nothing to do with traffic. Its just hard to ignore it when its smack bang on your profile picture ! I wish HP would delete it to be honest.
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