Quality hubs being at least 500 words, several images and links... I wish I could say I produce a hub in 30 minutes, but it just doesn't happen. With image searches, formatting, editing, I easily spend an hour and a half (or more) on a single hub. Is that typical? Thanks!!
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Too true, Sid Kemp!
Same here Greensleeves, if you can't be proud of your hubs, there's no point publishing them. So far I haven't had any of my hubs idled, and with google preferring quality, I'm doing well with the one's I have.
My thanks. I've only had 3 out of 90 hubs idled - all 3 ironically, reviewing and praising HubPages! - and tho' traffic is still low, it is steadily rising all the time. Hopefully this is down to recent HubPage changes and Google emphasis on quality.
That sounds like me too... I have 2 kids under the age of 3 so I can only spend 2 hours a day working on my hub. It takes me a week just to publish one Hub, but I am a bit of a perfectionist so I go over my hubs with a fine tooth comb.
My Hubs tend to be a lot longer than 500 words. It's hard to tell how much time I spend, becuase I usually write them over many days. The most important thing, besides quality writing, is getting the facts correct, and that requires research time.
Very much agree it's a good idea to take a fresh look a day after completion. And if I don't want to wait to publish, then I'd check it again soon after it's come out of pending status. Fresh thoughts may allow small improvements to be made to it.
True that putting in extra just to be filler can be a waste. The big point with 500 words is that, that is the amount google looks for to index hubs. Shorter hubs typically won't end up in the search results.
Exactly my analysis. I mentioned some of what you do, and I arriived at a similar time span - 2 to 3 hours. :)