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Do you write your hubs in British English or American English?


Being from Australia, generally I only write in the British English way, but do other hubbers who were taught in the British English way ever change their spelling to the American English way? Since most of my traffic comes from Google.com (not .com.au) would it make a difference? Does Google accommodate for the different spelling variations of a word?

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    I'm beginning to think that it is a better choice to write in American English as looking at my stats most of my traffic does come from the google.com so I guess from that perspective it would make sense to write that way

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    glassvisage 4 years ago

    I agree - I used to use some British English words, but I think HubPages editing tools will consider them misspellings sometimes, and misspellings will count against your HubScore.

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    Ellen (Greekgeek) 4 years ago

    Google accommodates not only British English but typos and variant spellings. However, it does try to match audience to audience. I'm not sure whether it gives more weight to Hubpages' U.S. location or a hubber's U.K. spellings when trying to decide!

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    I think that with Hub Pages being a .com domain it makes sense to write American English, as it will likely be picked up by Google.com I have a blog with a .com.au extension which does very well on the Australian Google, but not the American one.

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    Steve (steveso) 4 years ago

    I have found just the opposite. I live in Malaysia and speak and write in American English. My British friends get so upset with me because British English, according to them is the only correct form, because they invented the language!

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