Deleteing low score hubs to increase my hubscore

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  1. compu-smart profile image88
    compu-smartposted 16 years ago

    Most of my hubs are in the 70s and 80s and I have had a steady hubscore of 96 which had dropped to 94, so i deleted 10 of my low scoring hubs which were in the 40s and 50s which increased it back up to 96. Now it has gone down to 94 again! so I have deleted ALL my low scoring hubs..Is this the right way to increase my hubscore...

    Also what hubscores would you recommend should be deleted to keep a high hubscore? 50s 60s??

  2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 16 years ago

    I wouldn't recommend deleting hubs (unless you just aren't proud of them).  Generally a low hub score just means it hasn't been getting much traffic. However, sometimes an old hub will start picking up search traffic out of the
    blue.  Generally, the more "bait" you have out there the better.

    Some of the things we look at when computing your author score, in no particular order:

    1. your participation in the HubPages community, such as:
      - reading and commenting on other people's hubs
      - forum activity
      - flagging content violations
      - rating other people's hubs (thumbs up and down)
    2. total number of published hubs
    3. the hub scores of your published hubs
    4. the total traffic across all your published hubs
    5. how recently you've published
    6. your fans

    There is also a small random component that helps to keep things shuffling a little.  Because of that, I wouldn't put too much faith in any cause and effect relationship that you think you see -- especially for a move of only 3 points.

  3. darkside profile image67
    darksideposted 16 years ago

    My question to compu-smart is... are you in management?


    Hubscore is relevant to... well not many people when you think of it. Hub Authors. That's about it.

    The rest of the internet doesn't have hubscores for the value of pages or the person who published them. That doesn't make them any less relevant.

  4. lilmizmoore profile image61
    lilmizmooreposted 16 years ago

    I'm new to HubPages. Even though I signed up a couple weeks ago, I just published my first Hub last night. I have to say, I'm pleased at the reception I've gotten so far. I hope a fan base will build over time. I will create new hubs in the near future.

    I like this site much better than the 'other' one. This one is much easier to navigate around, and in general, I like the different options here. I signed up for affiliates with Google and Amazon.

    I look forward to meeting my fellow hubbers!


  5. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 16 years ago

    Hi Marsha -

    Welcome to the community! Just went to take a look at your first hub. Lots of good original content there. Maybe even too much - you could probably have built 2 or 3 hubs out of that lot. Only an impression - I'm no expert smile

  6. lilmizmoore profile image61
    lilmizmooreposted 16 years ago

    Thanks for looking, and I agree. I am currently working on a second hub with   more material. So yes, i will most likely move a couple of my writings to a newer Hub.


  7. compu-smart profile image88
    compu-smartposted 16 years ago

    Thanks paul as always for your helpfull input and I have taken on board all your advice.. With regards to (the more bait) etc... The hubs that i deleted were settled at a very low score so deletion was my only option as I was not proud of them..

    No, Darkside Im not "directly" in management although I do manage ALL of my personal affairs!! smile Cooking, cleaning etc lol and thanks for your input..

    Hi Marsha welcome to Hubpages...wink

  8. lilmizmoore profile image61
    lilmizmooreposted 16 years ago

    Thanks, and glad to see you on my fan list.

    I just completed my second hub, called 'Stepping on More of Life's Cracks'. It is not as long as the first one.

    I noticed that when I published my second hub, my score dropped. Not a lot though.

    I'm going back to tweak now. :-)


  9. compu-smart profile image88
    compu-smartposted 16 years ago

    Your I have to agree with Paraglider that you can still make 2 even 3 hubs out of your first hubs content...

    Good luck and happy tweaking:)

  10. lilmizmoore profile image61
    lilmizmooreposted 16 years ago

    I took one of my poems out of the original hub, and created a whole new one off of that. I like that I can concentrate on one piece of writing. Sometimes compilations can cause meanings to get lost in the mix of everything else.

    Thanks again,


  11. compu-smart profile image88
    compu-smartposted 16 years ago

    Sounds like your getting to grips with things fine

    Thanks for all your contributions.. It's always gratefully received..

  12. Marisa Wright profile image87
    Marisa Wrightposted 16 years ago

    Good to find this thread!  I'm interested in your comment to Marsha about her first Hub being too long.  That's one of the things I'm struggling with a bit - how long is a Hub?  Or is that the same as "how long is a piece of string?"

    In my typical fashion, I've jumped in with both feet and created a string of Hubs (I had pieces rattling around that were looking for a home anyway).  I probably should have spent more time working out how the site works first, LOL!

  13. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 16 years ago

    Hi Marisa -

    Well, I came across a hub this morning that was exactly one word long. (The word was 'english', by the way). Even for a request answer, that seemed a bit on the short side!

    My longest one is a FAQ, and it's long because it's meant to be a reference. I don't really expect anyone to read it top to bottom. I'm sure the Hub Team have some statistics on this, but my impression is that most of the high scoring hubs seem to be between 500 and 1500 words. Maybe 1000 is a good 'target'? But it depends on subject, reader-profile, graphics, lots of other factors.

  14. William F. Torpey profile image74
    William F. Torpeyposted 16 years ago

    Hi Marisa. I'm new to hub pages, but I've been writing newspaper stories for 42 years. Here's my opinion. A two-word story is too long if it can be written in one word. In other words, a hub is too long if it can be written in fewer words. In the newspaper business, reporters are often told their story must be written in, say, 1,000 words. But because late advertisements reduce the space available to say, 200 words, reporters are then instructed: "Write you story in 200 words, BUT DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT!" That means the reporter must keep the important facts but leave out the "fluff," or the UNNECESSARY detail. If you look objectively at what you've written, and can't say honestly that you think readers will want to read every word -- to the end -- then chances are the hub is too long.

    1. compu-smart profile image88
      compu-smartposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages William F.Torpey...

      Great advice too...

      I hope I have not made this message too long or too short!! lol

  15. profile image0
    GLORYposted 16 years ago

    keep editing your hubs to increase your hub score.

    1. compu-smart profile image88
      compu-smartposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Glory, Thats seems to be one of my past times at present:)


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