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How are individual hubs scored?

  1. VeronicaFarkas profile image83
    VeronicaFarkasposted 6 years ago

    Mine fluctuate, regardless of the amount of views, votes (up/down), and feedback. (I'm talking about hubs that have been published for a period of time)? I've searched & searched, and can not find an explanation. Any ideas?

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A pair of dice is rolled 27 times and the numbers recorded on 27 pieces of paper.  All 12's are set aside; 10 becomes 0 and 11 becomes 1. 

      They are put into a steel bowl and mixed; 2 are withdrawn. 

      The remaining digits in the bowl are burned in a voodoo ceremony while the 2 digits are shuffled and randomly arranged into a 2 digit number which becomes your hub score. 

      Some claim 100 is possible, but I've never seen it and don't believe it.

      Now you may disbelieve, but it's about as good an explanation as you're going to get. tongue

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
        LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Probably right Wilderness.. I have seen scores in the 80's and it is garbage.  Others in the 50's that are really great.

        I have come to the conclusion:
        1/2 dozen videos
        No content
        Right keywords

      2. Danette Watt profile image86
        Danette Wattposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        to Wilderness -- lol

        to LindaSmith1 - I totally agree about some garbage having 80s and some good content having 50s.

      3. Jerrico Usher profile image55
        Jerrico Usherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        that's pretty funny!

        I know that traffic is the biggest one, format is a big one too, length, or basically overall SEO, and I believe although we're on hubpages our individual pages still acquire a Google ranking.

        That rank may be part of how HP scores the hub(s) and overall hubs average (author score)...

        The life of the hub is also a factor- meaning how traffic, ranking, etc... fare overall for the life of the hub.

        Paul also mentioned there was an "X" factor involved so, and I quote "don't worry about any cause effect relationships you may see there" - (I don't know how to take that information lol, because cause effect is a huge part of it or you'd not be able to raise your score by improving your hub!)

        The bottom line is the hub scores goal is to make your page better for ranking individually and as it relates to your account and the site at large...

        I notice the biggest hops in my hub score is when traffic starts to get up there and especially when the comment conversations of OFF hubpages visitors jumps and becomes consistent i.e. 10 comments a day. My hub hitting a million hits seemed to make it's score stagnant at 85-95 without any work on my part though... but if traffic died off that score would plummet...

        Some things to think about:

        Off hubpages links OUT of the page help SEO and the hubscore i.e. linking out to a high PR page like wikipedia for refrencing what your saying, helps your SEO so I'd think your HS too. MOST hubbers I assume don't link out of their hub to high pr sites for reference.

        I also notice my hubs with 400 words (out the gate) start at 45-55 hubscore but when I write a hub 1k words or more it's hub score is much higher out the gate. (that's without formatting i.e. images, headers, etc...)

        When I put up what I call a "plain" hub- just words not headers (seperate capsules), no images, videos etc... the hub score starts incredibly low (40-45).

        I think time on page for your visitors is a component too- so adding videos near the beginning of the hub helps with that, and it primers them for a boring topic they may have to learn about (boring to them exciting to you? i.e. brain science).

        Hubs I build with FULL formatting and SEO (links to other hubs, links off hubpages to wikipedia etc...LSI's etc...) generally start off in the upper 80's then with traffic flooding and comment convo's going (off hubpages mainly) the score goes up- but I've never seen my hubs reach past 96 or my hubscore past 95....

        Hope this helps smile

        1. capricornrising profile image61
          capricornrisingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Holy cow, Jerrico - this should be a hub! I would have voted it up if it were.

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your HubScores are doing what they were designed to do.

      And the FAQ (the "help" link at the top of every page) offers this


      1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
        LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Relache: I disagree with you on that one. I have seen high scores for hubs that are one or tw0o short paragraphs, less than 300 words, a nice pic, and a video slapped in there.  Now tell us how a no content hub gets a high score.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          But I can bet you they aren't earning anything...

  2. QuestionMaster profile image85
    QuestionMasterposted 6 years ago

    How far did you look? The best explanation you're going to get is in the FAQ:


  3. Dena22 profile image59
    Dena22posted 6 years ago

    That was funny wilderness response lmao. I have noticed the same thing yesterday my score was 75 today its 71 that is some weird stuff.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Dena, is your picture that way because you're unable to fix it? Or did you do that on purpose?

      If you would like, I can fix it for you?

      Btw- Welcome to Hubpages! smile

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
        Jerrico Usherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I've had to play with images a bunch of times, sometimes if I want an image to show up in full I found adding a border around it or shrinking the image then adding a white border around it will make it possible to fit in the HP rectangle lol...

  4. 2uesday profile image80
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    I have noticed a hubscore will often rise between the time you begin to make it and actually publish it. Sometimes the increase is quite considerable.
    Just a hunch and no evidence for this but I would not be surprised to  discover the usefulness of the hub for advertising purposes contributed to some of the Hubscore, I think it would make business sense to do that.