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What is the optimum number of words for a hub- 400, 500 or 1000 words?


I try to not to write over 500 words as it has been said that people tend to scan articles/hubs or lose interest after 500 words. I also find that breaking up my hubs with bold sub-headings and placing photos or monetized capsules in between helps the reader and makes the read more interesting. What do you think?

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kennynext says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    Kenny you hit the nail on the head, if you are going to write long articles over 500 words you have to write in a fashion that will keep the reader interested to read your article to the end.

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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    Yeah Cam what are you talking about? Only kidding, however many words works for you is what works for you!!


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Doc Wordinger says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    I appreciate your comment Doc. Obviously more is better for you. If I have lot of information on a particular topic I will split it into 2 or 3 articles, for example, on the topic diabetes I write several invidiual hubs.

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Brian L. Powell (leroy64) says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    Totally agree you can easily whittle down long articles with superfluous content. However, I would say it is possible to break up short story and opinion hubs with sub-headings that tie in with the storyline but perhaps the length would surpass 500.


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collegedad says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    That's interesting. I agree that long hubs should be split into multiple hubs.

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John Roberts (JohnGreasyGamer) says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    Hey John, I suppose for game and film reviews you may have to use a few more than 500 words to give a full review in order to get into what you say, 'every nook and cranny'.

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    Great comment about photos. I keep my pics to half and in most instances quarter size. Big photos which are in your face are off putting.

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David (ShootersCenter) says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Shooter. I shall bear in mind that Google likes articles over 500 words.


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Coding staff says

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    editorsupremo 4 years ago

    I appreciate your answer Coding staff and agree that some hubs need more than 500 words whilst others required far less.

    If your hubs are in the region of 750 to 1000 it is essential to break them down into sections to make it more readable.

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    Judy Mac 4 years ago

    I am a newbie at Hubpages and haven't created any pages yet, so you answered some of my questions - how much space I'll be given. Looks like the space is large enough and the decision is how many words is optimal content. Thanks!


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