Hi there...I just published the hub below and am confused why the starting score is so much lower than other hubs. In comparison I took an extensive amount of time making sure to include tons of unique content,photos, videos, links,referrals....so I am so confused why it started at 46 when most of my newly published hubs start around 60's? Any ideas. I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to respond. Thanks!
http://dagnyroth.hubpages.com/_39k5hm9x … -2012?done
In my experience hubs always start below 50 unless you have had the draft for a long time before publishing.
Hmmm...ok. Well thanks for the input! Guess I need to be more patient. It's just that usually my hubs are around 60...?
If you leave a hub unpublished for a few days the score usually goes up. I've had some score in the 70's before being published.
Thanks Randy. I will try that next time :-)
It really doesn't matter, this is only HP's scoring system, so it is far better to publish quickly and let Google start evaluating it properly. As soon as you publish, your hub will start gaining credibility and position in the search engines. Leaving it unpublished to get a few points on an internal ranking system (that is not particularly reliable at first) is not a good move.
I agree, Misty. I don't intentionally not publish a hub in order to get a good opening hubscore. It's just my hubs are usually a while in the making because of the research it takes to produce them. I'm sorta long winded too! (understatement)
lol, I know you know this Randy, loads don't though, and there is even a misguided rumour going about that the score going 'up' on an unpublished hub is a Google ranking, even though Google can't even 'see' the hub until it is published.
So true, Misty! Yep, rumors are indeed running rampant about all sorts of things here lately. Some are even true!
Thanks Misty and Randy for your insights. So, the hubscore has no weight with google? Also, do all your hubs start off at the same number or have you published some which have started much higher?
I do realize the internal rating is somewhat irrelevant but I would certainly like to maintain credibility among hubbers. Thanks again!
The hubscores do vary from the moment you give them a title. This is based on HP's beliefs with regards to the likely SEO strength of the title once it gets published, good use of a keyword or keywords etc. As you type up your article the analysis continues and the score may go up or down depending on your use of keywords, relevant content etc. Google doesn't have a clue what your hubscore (or hubber score) is, so it carries no weight with them.
Once your hub is published the immediate traffic it gets from Hubbers will push its score up quickly, and this is better than leaving it unpublished for a few days, not least because during any days it is left unpublished it is not being crawled by Google Bots, so is not gaining any aging or ranking in the search engines.
Hubbers are more likely to judge you on your personal Hubber score than they are to judge you on an individual hub's score so I wouldn't worry about that either.
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