My rating usually hovers around 82, so I was surprised when it suddenly rose to 92. It hovered there for a couple of days, then yesterday had dropped to 88, and today to 81. I published one hub yesterday that has received quite a few positive comments, and have probably had more views and comments in the last week than ever before, so have no idea how the system works. It doesn't really bother me, but just interested if anyone else knows how the ratings are determined.
We must comment on this as anyone who has an a with and a by their name automatically gets near 100., i have a nice score but can no longer use it as a reference as HP has lost all credibility in that realm. It dang near means more that a 90 score means you are an idiot. In fact those above 93 or so are just recipe and "how to writers", mostly word smiths from India. But if that is bread and butter for the "in crowd" let us ride it out.
Publish over 400 and go from there.
maybe we just have to live with that and love it.
My guess would be your score went up from writing the stories and they looked pretty much ever green and then when you write something short and not meeting requirements the score will drop. That being said I have deleted my short writings and made everything ever green; I have 87 for all my hard work. If you are going to stay here score is something you cannot worry about because some can break all the rules, not meet any standards and have 90s and others can work every day to improve for naught. So whether it is the fault of their engines or people sitting somewhere having fun with us; we have no idea.
ok thanks Jackie, I get the impression it's just best to ignore the scores. You may be right about the short writing, but I'll continue with my micro-poems regardless because they are so popular.
I have totally slacked off writing hubs at all for months and my score slipped form 91 to 78. Mostly because I had a concussion and that much concentration was not good for my brain. I am getting better, but by now I am stuck in the nether-world of forums. One day I will write another hub and have many in mind. I am never without something to think about or write about. I do not write for scores. Why would any one care about scores? Write from your heart. Discuss and reveal what you think your fellow hubbers would like to know. Its about the joy of communication and raising awareness. Nothing else, in my opinion. And there are better ways to make money.
You are right of course Kathryn, scores aren't really important, and there are definitely better ways to make money. I haven't made a cent from writing yet, and I do it for the joy of it,and the satisfaction that others may enjoy reading it. The scoring system was just something that had me wondering. I like to know how things like that are calculated, and whether there was any point in even having scores.
I've given up trying to understand the Hubber score, Jodah. The factors I'd expect to make it rise often do not, while those that I think should lower it do not always do so either. Since the powers-that-be at HP do not trust the site's writers with the formula for the score, I've decided to ignore it for the most part.
This doesn't mean I'm not gratified when my score hits 100 (which never lasts more than a few days) or irritated when it drops below 95, but I won't let that number worry me unduly. I take part in the community when I'm able to do so, update my existing hubs and work on new ones. I'm not a very prolific HP publisher, but HP--while an enjoyable part of my life--is not the only aspect of my life that deserves attention.
That said, I'm curious about the "what" and "why" of the Hubber score, so if someone knows the answer I would like to learn it too.
Hub scores and hubber scores are two separate things.
Hub scores are generated on individual hubs by persons using the "Hop Some Hubs" and those working through Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Scores are the opinions and knowledge of these people who rate on organization, presentation, and mechanics. There are separate criteria for articles and creative writing. These are averaged, I believe automatically, and assigned to the hub. This score can change if there is good traffic on it and/or you edit it after original publication. High capsule use and longer hubs tend to get higher scores.
The Hubber Score is also automatically generated. (When I first saw a score on mine, I asked for it to be removed because I thought it was distracting! ) A Hub Pages staffer explained that it could not be removed and that it was based on overall hub scores and your activity on Hub Pages (participating in forums, asking questions, and commenting on others' hubs).
While both these tend to be a general indicator of your potential success at Hub Pages, they are not used to generate your earnings. Actual page views and clicks on ads from your hubs do that. You, of course, have to be at least registered for Hub Pages' Ad Program (found under Earnings/Settings). ***
The official explanation of Hub Scores and Hubber Scores can be found at this link in the Learning Center: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubs … bber-score
Don't get the hubber score rating get to you. It will always go up and down but usually not by much. I don't particularly thing it makes any difference as to what the hubber score is. I don't see any big changes in terms of traffic or earnings just because a hubber score is very high, or at 100 even.
Thanks everyone for your reply. I think the best thing to do is just ignore the score and get on with trying to write quality hubs (what I consider quality anyway, not necessarily HP).
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