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Writing A Fine Hub with a Good Quality Length
The Foundation: Quality and length
Define the term quality
This is where the writer is proud of what they have published and the readers agree with them based on traffic, views, and income
The articles might be similar in topic or in word count, and people have a use for them. Some are published to teach others, some are written as a series where people need to read several hubs to understand where the writer was going. Some are written for specific purposes in mind, such as traffic building or creating money online. All are published with a purpose in mind-- one very fine hub at a time. There is no other definition to this term, but based on content alone you will need to re-write and re-work every single article you have created to make sure you earn your income.
What the best hubs have in common is quality some that are really good are are several parts need to be read as a group to make it worth it, whereas others are stand alone, but are wonderfully well constructed hubs. In other words they are fine hubs, or mini websites, which are powerful and change their readers. They are fine hubs in every sense since the writers are still passionate about them.
People will spend time reading them and will comment on them, and this adds to the hub. They might even click on an ad, which might give you some money. It is after all a business. A business of writing and publishing good hubs.
Still what is a good length for a fine hub, and then what will help you build on your success as a business person and as a writer?
Publishing a Fine Hub Means that you have to Say What you Need to Say and Have People Move to The Next Thing.
Say What You Need to Say... and Write it Well: This is an idea that goes back a long way, for most people when they think of hub length they think of word count, or money potential or keywords or content. You have to fix it to make it better and you will have to do this soon or your fine hub will die a slow death.
This is of course great in theory but we forget something when that happens, the reader. For anyone who has read a hub that is 3,000 words long, and yet reads each and every word and wishes it never stopped this is the sort of hub I am talking about.
These hubs are well written and offer the reader plenty of advice and encouragement to return. Not all hubs are created equal. This is the nature of the business not everyone can write like a writer.
But this is a business so a sense of the business is important, you need traffic and traffic comes form quality hubs. Which is why some can be short and people can't seem to figure out why people don't comment. Then there are others which yes do take a good hour to read it and the comments. ( I know been there done that) but yet, it doesn't seem that way.
Why because they have said what they need to say and ended the hub.
Publishing a Hub: Content and Quality For all Your Hubs
Publishing a Hub Means Quality is more important than length: Quality trumps everything, as they say content is king. (Content= Quality) now because most people want to know this I'll answer it. Does do you any good? publishing any old hub
Well no, not when the hub starts at say 40 and goes down from there. Think of it this way, your hubs affect your personal hubscore, and so does comments on your hubs. If you've had a hub that is say 3 or months old, but has no comments, yes this will bring your hub scores down, and there will be less traffic.
So let's go and think of a hub as a business:
-- your score should be about 60 or more to begin with, 60 is a good aim, not too high but still it is better than most, so it will "stick out". This is for a hub score of course not your personal score. Think about amazon, books or other items, and other things- polls and pictures, your readers need from you.
-- if you are a new hubber, with few followers, a hub of good length is about 400-600 words. As your fan base increases and more people comment, you can have a 1,500 word ( or more hub) and still have someone comment.. this however takes time)
-- Keywords make or break a long hub. Learn to use keywords wisely.
-- Be Interactive! Add a quiz or a poll, this increases the length of time that a reader will stay, of course not too many polls or quizzes, this distracts from your message.
-- Answer your comments, it's a conversation, and yes I do answer questions on the hub it was asked, and I do try to go to someone else hub to answer the questions, but the point is if your readers comment, comment back, people will come back.
-- Write well, as in no "text" like hubs, you are trying to show your professional writing skills. You want what everyone else want (money?) show them the best quality content you can.
-- No, one hub of any length will not make you rich, or even make you money. It takes a lot of hubs to do that.
This is of course a good beginning. But still what makes a good quality hub?
Interlinking and Linking From Outside
Traffic and Hubs are Interlinked... And This affect length: Word count or length is one thing. It is not enough to simply write and publish the minimum number of words to make a hub. Some people think the more words (read keywords) you use the more Google and other search engines will like you. So they "fill" more than what the hub should have. Keyword stuffing or copying content is bad for your hubs, and this can lead to a lot of problems. For one thing if you plan on working with Google long-term you'll have a fine hub problem.
What they fail to see is that after say about 1,000 words, people can fall off. Even after 100 words if it's not well written. Some people will be "default"-- meaning they will write a comment, but this is a beware sign, if all your comments fall under "good hub" or you see the time spent on the hubs is dropping ( you can find this out by looking at Hub metrics) it is time to edit this hub.
If you are a new to the Internet, cut out Adjectives and Adverbs, and try to relate to your readers. As in ask them questions, or break up a long hub into pieces. It won't help the people who came before but it will help the readers who come after.
So yes, length does affect readership, which is traffic. But there are three ways you can help yourself.
What is Most Important?
Three Ways to Help:
One: Publish a Good Hub, anything less than 50 is not to be published. Ever. End that thought of at some point it will go up, but the flip side to this is the impression people will have, on a scale of 1-100 this hub has less than 50?? that's not so good! Length is vital, too short and the hub score will be low, too long and people will leave, and not comment. Make it a good length for your reader.
Two: Do some Google research, for many people this is a "money" idea. I use Google keywords for another use-- seeing the length or most articles out there on a topic. Try to be within the pack. For example, Lissie ( one of our hubbers here) pointed out that e-zine articles do best when they are between 300-450 words. For the most part I find that my hubs which are over 800 words, but less than 2,000 words do best. You can search Google using this method and reading what is out there. See Google has its uses beyond making money!
Three: Social Networking sites are a must, go on to Say Stumble Upon or Digg, and look around see what sort of article relates to yours, and look at the length of the articles. You'll see that they are not simply "long" articles or "Short" articles which get the most traffic but something with an average length. Try to publish a hub for the social networking sites.
These three will help your readers, and make them want to stay but will also have the bonus of making the person reading it feel they read something of value, and quality... whatever the length... just publish a good quality hub! ( then link it, and comment back, and it won't seem so long either.)
To your success.