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What is the maximum and minimum article lenght accepted in HubPages?

  1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
    youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago

    I just wanted to know how small and how big an article can be without being rejected.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The minimum depends on the Topic in which the Hub exists (photo galleries, for example, have different minimum requirements).

      We have no maximum.

      We recommend going above at least 700 words in each Hub, ideally above 1150, as janshares shares! big_smile

      1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
        youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you.

  2. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I think it recently changed to 700. For a stellar hub, you want at least 1150 but that may have changed, too. I believe a little grace is given to recipe hubs, though.

    1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
      youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.

  3. Boisegal profile image82
    Boisegalposted 4 years ago

    I was wondering too.  It seems like anything below 350 won't get featured.  1150!  I've got work to do!

    1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
      youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah 1150 is too much work lol

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image91
        FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Pffft. Most of my hubs are around 1000 words and I've never felt that it's "too much work." If you truly enjoy writing, the words should come easily enough.

        1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
          youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It depends on what you write.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Even if it is featured, anything under about 350 words isn't likely to get picked up by Google.

  4. faythef profile image68
    faythefposted 4 years ago

    Wow I had no idea..seems I'm coming up a little short in most of my hubs..

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You're not unusual.  HubPages is not a blogging site,  but many people assume that a Hub should be like a blog post.  It's not.  A Hub should be like a feature article in a good quality magazine.

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    I don't worry about word count.  I try to write the best article I can, and provide as much information as I can so that my readers are satisfied that I have covered the topic thoroughly.  This usually means I write a lot of words!

    Since I am not writing a school assignment and can choose my own topics, I have no trouble with writing more than 1,000 words.

  6. billd01603 profile image86
    billd01603posted 4 years ago

    You want it long enough to tell the entire story, but short enough that the reader doesn't lose interest. I have read Hubs that started out interesting but just ran too long. Usually, I try to finish a fellow hubbers Hub, but remember the goal is to make your Hubs searchable so that the majority of readers are not hubbers. If they get board with your Hub, it so easy for them to click away and not click on the ads that accompany it. I pay very little attention to the number of words. I only check them when my text is finished.

    In a nutshell, when you finish the Hub it should be well written, with grammar and spelling correct and it should be interesting. Ask yourself one question: " Would I read it start to finish?"

  7. VVanNess profile image84
    VVanNessposted 4 years ago

    I don't think there is a limit. However I would try and stick as close to the 1250 they recommend as possible. smile Like they say in their training articles: Customers want some good content so they recommend about 1250, but it the article is too long, customers won't be interested any longer. If you have an article that long to type, try and figure out how to break it up into pieces. You might just end up with 2 or 3 articles!

    1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
      youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh now it has  became 1250 words not 1150 smile

  8. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I have recently had hubs under 300 words pass QAP.  It just depends.

    1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
      youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      300 words with 15 pics or not? smile

  9. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    When I go to modify one of my hubs and I notice the word count is near one of the goals, I feel compelled to add enough words to reach that goal and get another purdy, green check mark. In other words, HP is messing with our minds. big_smile

  10. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    I don't have a problem with filling up 1000+ words; my difficulties lie in the opposite direction.  Brevity is not my strong suit, hence I find Twitter VERY difficult.

    1. youssefdoukkali profile image60
      youssefdoukkaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nobody understood my question I see.  My question was about  the maximum and minimum article lenght accepted in HubPages. Article length may vary according to  the content. I have no problem writing 2200 words my problem is knowing the upper and lower limit.  So 1000 words maybe cause a problem if my idea doesn't need that amount of words.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Your question was understood; it is just that it is a "suggested" minimum with no particular maximum.  It is flexible to a great degree.
        You just want to avoid making your article so short that it seems more like a dictionary or encyclopedia definition than an explanatory piece.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There is no set minimum or maximum, only recommended limits which are between 400 and 1,500 words.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Exactly what I was trying to impart....

  11. theluckywriter profile image75
    theluckywriterposted 4 years ago

    I think that one of my hubs is waaaaaay too long at 2955 words.  Haha! But I just can't figure out what to cut out.

    I only have 5 featured hubs so far. Three of them are somewhere around 1000 to 2000 words, one is almost 3000 words, and the shortest one is only about 500 words. Strangely enough, the shortest one currently has the highest hubscore. Who knows?  smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't cut - split instead.

      It's pretty rare that you can write nearly 3,000 words on just one aspect of one topic (unless you have verbal diarrhoea, which I'm sure is not the case).   

      If you've written a good Hub which is properly illustrated with images and videos, anything over 1,500 words will require an awful lot of scrolling down and readers are unlikely to stay with you.   Ask yourself, could I split up the Hub into different aspects of my topic, to make it easier to read?

  12. jakkadan profile image61
    jakkadanposted 4 years ago

    hey there, theluckywriter,
    i was reading an amazon kindle popular author's advice on this very subject the other day n' she is of the opinion if your article is engaging and topical, and how2/help or fiction, it doesn't matter how long it is, it will get read with very little negative feebak, i think it is more for company'z like ezine n' the like are the that say they can be too long.
    if it is any help i have only published 3 hubz and the shortest one is 1200 and my last one was 3200 albeit my score not quite so good on this last one, doh!! I probably need to put in some pretty pictures. ;-)
    a well wishing newbie hubber, ;-/   {^_^}
    kind n' warm regardz
    peter 'jakkadan' edyvane

  13. yupperclub profile image79
    yupperclubposted 4 years ago

    from my understanding, a good seo article is about 300 - 500 words - if you need to you can to to about a thousand or so, but i wouldn't make it too long...people reading it won't really read it...people like to skim

  14. yupperclub profile image79
    yupperclubposted 4 years ago

    from my understanding, a good seo article is about 300 - 500 words - if you need to you can to to about a thousand or so, but i wouldn't make it too long...people reading it won't really read it...people like to skim

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think you're confusing a good article and a good blog post.  Last year one Hubber did some testing and found that Hubs over 800 words did best.

  15. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    It hardly seems worth the effort of clicking on a hub that has less than 500 words and one illustration that's not unique. It's a bit like going for a meal and being served a peanut. There's nothing to get your teeth into. smile

    Unless it is a photo hub (with properly credited photos). At least with a bunch of original and relevant photos, you can feel as though you have learned something.

 
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