If Hubbers are no longer rating Hubs, who is rating them, and what criteria is being used?
I don't know WillStarr, but my guess would be how many "hits" your hub gets and how many readers click on the stupid ads that show up.
But then you could write a hub on the proper way to open up a tin can and it would be great reading. That is the only rating I give a damn about. I could care less about SEO and word count and all the other crap we are supposed to follow. I guess that is why I don't write hubs anymore.
Don't say that Mike, you are an excellent writer as well as an excellent commentator.
I am no expert, but from my understanding for the featuring process hubs go through Amazon Turk as well as the Hub Hopper. I am not sure how that affects a hub score. At Amazon Mechanical Turk readers are paid to rate them. However they must go through a qualifying testing process and maintain a set rating standard. Those standards are determined by HubPages.
For the criteria you can check out these links;
At the FAQ in the Table of Contents is 'The Quality Assessment Process', which has 20 item descriptors.
Hi Tim, but how does the Hub Hopper work now that you can't vote or can you? Being that the vote up/down and other votes are not longer available, how does the Hub Hopper work now? Just curious.
Faith Reaper Look at the top center left of your Account Page for access. When there a rating box is at the left. The 1st is a box to check if creative/humor. Next, 3 categories with slide bars for rating 1 - 10. The ratings are explained.
The Hub Hopper is still working - not sure why the link to it is not readily available for everyone. HP is always tinkering with the website to maximize 'real estate'. Who knows where it is now or why they moved it.
Hubbers are still rating hubs. Will, the measure is we show up in mass to read your stories. All the statistics are for the computer programmers not the readers. Some people have to crunch numbers some savor a well written sentence.
Good question, Will, and one I would like to know the answer to. My guess is that more and more responsibility and authority is being handed over to Robin and her group of editors - and what their criteria is, is a mystery. HP does not listen to Hubber concerns, ideas or suggestions, so it stands to reason that they don't need our ratings on Hubs either.
Hi Phyllis, I read somewhere a long time ago that it is "bots" that crawl the site at night and do all the updating as to each hubs score ...hopefully, that has changed, but HP does not have enough real people to read all hubs and truly decide ...
Excellent question, Will. Can't wait to see what HP's answer is.
On another note, with so many hubs being un-featured for lack of engagement, how does taking away our voting rights (thumbs up, awesome, interesting, etc.) affect engagement? Negatively, I would say. I notice some people chose to vote but not leave comments. So, what's up?
A long while ago, it was indicated that "bots" did the numbers and that is so disenchanting to know that a real person may not even read one's hub...not sure if that is the case, but it was stated that bots run at night to update hub scores, etc.?
I wish I knew. There may be a statement about this somewhere, but they have not been transparent in putting out that information at the present time (8-28-15).
Every Hub is rated by an automated system. It's supplemented by ratings from trusted people on Mechanical Turk that are scored against an internal panel of raters that do sample ratings daily.
Cool. That tells me that the art of writing is still a mystery and HP is just doing the best they can.
If a computer is such a good judge of Hub quality, why not just have the computer write them?
My guess is the computer rates Hubs according to how well a writer complies with HubPages recommendations, and not on content at all.
WillStarr - My guess is that you are 100% correct.
Exactly, Will, I have been under the impression that "bots" make the decisions as there is certainly not enough staff (real people) to read all of the thousands of hubs ...
rating hubs? I've been here awhile. I don't know what that means. How do you rate a hub? You mean the buttons that said "funny" or whatever on the bottom? I never put much stock in those, and I don't think I've ever rated a hub - just "liked" it on FB or tweeted about it. I don't think I noticed any of my ratings. Hmmm... Ditzes like me are saved from a lot of worry
The editors, the powers to be on this site. The ones who made half of my hubs un-featured a year later. The ones that send them back telling you there are broken links, too many ads, etc. etc. etc. If I had to guess I would say those who oversee this site. I would rather have my fellow writers rate my hubs than those who have no face or name.
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 years ago
I've been following the thread re: problems with the unfairness of idling hubs for low traffic. I went to FAQ and LC to find what criteria determines one getting idled. I couldn't find anything. I know it's obviously about low traffic but what is the measure? 1. Low traffic or no traffic for 30...
by Dilip Chandra 5 years ago
On what basis a featured hub is going un-featured. Even when the hub is getting traffic from google, will that be un-featured?A hub of mine is getting traffic from google, it was now un-featured. Strange! What is the criteria HP is following to un-feature a hub?Now it is really a frustrating issue,...
by Mrs. Menagerie 7 years ago
Why does it bug me so much when I see my hubscores going down? It is not supposed to matter, especially when it is just a point or 2 but it really gets to me.
by Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago
If updating a hub that is featured, say your best hub, a Hub-of-the-Day hub, a contest winner, or such, puts it into a no-index state until it's reviewed again, why would one want to ever update it?I have such a hub that has an almost constant broken link symbol. Every time I've checked the link in...
by Jyoti Kothari 10 years ago
Google says no nudity. These hubs violating policy. The so called authors of these hubs are very clever. They become fan of any one and in return they get fans. Thus they have maximum number of fans. As these galeries need no intellectual,they publish number of hubs.This way they get highest...
by Scott S Bateman 23 months ago
I'm very happy with the results of the niche sites. It's a win-win for HubPages and writers like myself. But I'm a bit curious about the process for choosing Hubs that go on those sites.One of my most successful Hubs on a niche site has more than 1,250 words, multiple photos and an original video....
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|