My Hubscore is down 7 points this week. Should I sell or buy puts?

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  1. Bill Yovino profile image90
    Bill Yovinoposted 7 years ago

    I wish there was a way to turn it off. It goes up and down without reason, and it can be very distressing.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image85
    QuestionMasterposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. Bill Yovino profile image90
    Bill Yovinoposted 7 years ago

    Now down 11 points. Wtf?

    1. kmackey32 profile image69
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that is down Alot. Have you not posted in the forums for a very long time or wrote a hub?

      1. Bill Yovino profile image90
        Bill Yovinoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've never been very active in the forums, and I write about 2 hubs per month on average. 95 to 84 is very discouraging. I wish there was a way to block the number. Why do we need to see it every time we log in?

  4. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    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

    1. kidsnchocolate profile image61
      kidsnchocolateposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What is a put???

      1. barryrutherford profile image78
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Now there is a hub topic you can research and answer

  5. Ms Dee profile image87
    Ms Deeposted 7 years ago

    My Hubber Profile score has dropped 5 points, even though I'm active on the forums. Maybe the alogrithm. was changed?

  6. Bill Yovino profile image90
    Bill Yovinoposted 6 years ago

    Now down 13 points. WTF Hubpages?

    1. janesix profile image59
      janesixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      calm down dude

  7. Bill Yovino profile image90
    Bill Yovinoposted 6 years ago

    I think I might delete all of my hubs and leave if it drops another point.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. LeanMan profile image84
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    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...

  9. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Bill Yovino profile image90
      Bill Yovinoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. rmcrayne profile image97
        rmcrayneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  10. SomewayOuttaHere profile image58
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...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...

    1. ikechiawazie profile image61
      ikechiawazieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Please dont let yourself be discouraged by the score, What is most important is your audience. I usually fall into the same trap too but i have decided to focus on producing quality hubs instead of looking at the hubscore

  11. Trsmd profile image59
    Trsmdposted 6 years ago

    Since the issue has been raised by hubber having score of 87, all replies are from hubbers having score more than 90 ...

  12. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    As long as the Hubber Score remains above the 'do follow' figure that is set then if it alters there is no real problem.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My score is crashing from 89 two days ago - it actually remains fairly constant on 86 but now!! - Oh now 80!!
      75 are u around the corner?

  13. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    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.

  14. Don Simkovich profile image60
    Don Simkovichposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You replied to Bill but it's a 2 month old post big_smile

      1. Trsmd profile image59
        Trsmdposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        So what..still he is facing same problems.. Or it will help others..

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile I compare this score to the Panda - UNPREDICTABLE!!!!!
          I'm having the same probs as you Trsmd sad

  15. kikalina profile image89
    kikalinaposted 6 years ago

    I still have not figured what puts are!

    1. 2uesday profile image82
      2uesdayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Bill Yovino profile image90
      Bill Yovinoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. kidsnchocolate profile image61
        kidsnchocolateposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for informing!!

  16. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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;;.

      1. Writer Fox profile image48
        Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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 :-)

          1. lobobrandon profile image89
            lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Grumpy old bears big_smile

          2. Writer Fox profile image48
            Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I like bears better than humans!

            1. Pcunix profile image91
              Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              :-)

              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.

              1. Writer Fox profile image48
                Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                OK

  17. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    Some of these Hubbers with these high scores tongue also use to have low scores once upon a time smile the scores are no reflection of you as a person hmm remember, write a hub, promote the hub. Write a hub in the morning and spend the afternoon or next morning on promotion smile manage your activities wisely and drop in on the forums and help others, answer a question, share in some of the silly forums wink lol mix work with play smile

    1. Bill Yovino profile image90
      Bill Yovinoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. hazelwood4 profile image78
        hazelwood4posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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!

  18. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    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 wink

  19. Simone Smith profile image95
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    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 smile

  20. thranax profile image49
    thranaxposted 6 years ago

    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.

    ~thranax~

  21. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 6 years ago

    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.

  22. barryrutherford profile image78
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    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...tongue

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Except that making more hubs makes it go down--so it's kind of a counter-productive stick.

      1. barryrutherford profile image78
        barryrutherfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        nope I disagree! mine usually goes up if i publish.  If I don't it gradually goes down

        1. psycheskinner profile image83
          psycheskinnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Then you must have mastered the art of posting new hubs that already have scores in the 80s, rather than starting in the 50s.

  23. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. hazelwood4 profile image78
      hazelwood4posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So true!  There is really no reason to fret about our Hubber scores for sure.  Mine goes up and down all the time!

  24. CyclingFitness profile image92
    CyclingFitnessposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I have suspected that too, but I have still seen dips and rises that can't be explained by anything we can see.

  25. lukeuk profile image72
    lukeukposted 6 years ago

    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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