Hi! I was told that my hubs were a bit short (thank you, anime_nanet!). What would be an ideal length of hubs? 300words or so? Thanks!
I guess you'd have to base that on whether you write poetry or articles. Of course poetry takes a whole different form and so I think the focus is on the stanzas, the intertwining meaning (to the author) and the lyrical quality. And this is a true guess, because I'm not a poet.
As for articles, I'd aim for a minimum of 400 words. Mine vary. I can write (very easily) up to 6/700 words without a pause. Then I start to check and word count, depending on what I'm writing about.
And 400 words is only a few paragraphs - achievable I think
I usually write about 800 words. It's hard to optimize for lots of keywords with less than that. Based on comments from other hubbers, I've experimented with writing shorter lengths in the 300 to 350 word range. So far I haven't had the best of luck with those. I've also written some hubs with up to 3,000 words. Those have done pretty well in general.
But you have to remember I've only been at Hubpages for about 4 months, so that really isn't much time to let the hubs age and season. I'm going to leave them alone for another six months to a year and see what happens.
I write between 1600 - 2500 words.. but I have no idea what the ideal hub size should be. However, I believe the key is to ensure that your works engage the reader for the entire hub, irrespective of word quantity. Some subscribe to a standard format of 400 words, 1x photo and comments.
Honestly some of mine are quite lengthy and some are short, I know if it is to long sometimes I lose interest, if it is to short I look for more. Something in between 700-800 words in my opinion is perfect, however it is only my opinion.
300 sounds a lot too short to me - more the intro than the whole thing!
by Benji Mester6 years ago
I've been experimenting with different hub lengths and was wondering if anyone has found what they consider to be the best length that a hub should be. I'm experimenting with hubs that are between 1000-1200 words,...
by Gordon Hamilton5 years ago
I have tried the learning centre for this and if it is covered there and I have missed it, I apologise.I know that ideally we should create a number of Hubs around a topic when we think this might be a problem but in...
by Dave Hatton3 years ago
Sometimes a certain topic only takes a single image and a couple paragraphs to satisfy an online search inquiry . Any text beyond that would be redundant filler. This is a major conflict with the search friendly Hub...
by Angela Michelle Schultz4 years ago
I feel concerned that the reason google may prefer ehow as opposed to hubpages, is because there is an abundance of poetry and short stories. I am not by any means saying that those who publish the short stories...
by Billie Kelpin2 years ago
Is it better to make one large hub that covers all aspects of your topic or to separate those several aspects on a topic into two or three hubs. I'm wondering how this plays out in terms of each of the following:...
by Dani Alicia6 months ago
Hello Hubbers! I was wondering if there is a recommended maximum length for a hub? I started writing one, and then realized that I have enough information to write a book. So I decided to break the info into eight parts...
Copyright © 2017 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.