Which is better short or long hub?

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  1. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
    KenDeanAgudoposted 6 years ago

    i was just confused if i should create long hubs or short hubs. In your experiences which is better?

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Long. Most people here (and now even Hubpages recommends) that content should be about 1200 words long.

      I do, however, have one successful short hub on a certain politician's earlobes.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for sharing your advice, WryLilt!

        KenDeanAgudo, she's right on. While we have a couple outlier Hubs that are both short and successful, most high performing Hubs are long (and also supplemented with great formatting, unique information, beautiful media, etc.).

        1. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
          KenDeanAgudoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks a lot smile i will prefer to write long hubs smile

      2. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
        KenDeanAgudoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the help smile

      3. Woodmckinney profile image66
        Woodmckinneyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well How long could the politicians' earlobes be?!
        wink lol

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Based on the number of people Googling her after any public appearance, pretty long!

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    cbarbarposted 6 years ago

    Hi KenDeanAgudo,

    I agree with the other answers. If possible try to write hubs that are at least 700 or more words. However, in the end, focus on the content on the hubs and not only the length. If the content is meaningful, whether in information or entertainment, I believe it will be successful. If possible, try to make it interactive with polls, videos, and pictures.

    1. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
      KenDeanAgudoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thank you cbarbar smile

  3. jenb0128 profile image91
    jenb0128posted 6 years ago

    My best perfoming hub is just a little over 500 words. My second best performing hub is over 1000 words. I think it really depends on the particular niche of the hub. My top hub answers a question that people sometimes have, and those people want to find the answer and move on without having to dig through a lot of extra side information. In that case, a shorter hub is good. On the other hand, sometimes people are looking for something more in depth. More words also means a higher chance of being found in a search.

  4. MountainManJake profile image81
    MountainManJakeposted 6 years ago

    My longest articles perform the best.  Short articles pull in 5-10 views a day where my long articles can get 80-150 views a day depending on the day.  Hope this helps!

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How the heck do you get that many views? <pouty face>

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's possible. Some of my hubs get from 500-3,000 views per day.

        I'd suggest putting your hubs in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum. The way they are now, I'd be surprised if they ever got serious views sad

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          Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          How do you put your hubs in the EMF?

          1. WryLilt profile image89
            WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Oops I see they've renamed it (I don't come on enough to keep track.)

            Link: http://hubpages.com/forum/category/2885

        2. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
          KenDeanAgudoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you Wrylilt for the advice. your really an expert . smile

  5. jimmythejock profile image85
    jimmythejockposted 6 years ago

    Word count should not really matter when writing a Hub but of course Hubpages has a 500 word minimum that should be kept too.
    I have short Hubs as well as long Hubs and both types do equally as well in search and amounts of readers.
    The main thing is that you get your point across in a way that the reader feels that you have provided an adequate and understandable answer to what they were looking for. if you can do that in 500 words then all is good but if it takes you 800-3000 words to get your point across then that is good too.
    Some subjects are easier than others and that can be reflected in the word count.
    for example I could write a hub on how to change a light bulb in less than 500 words but if i was to add in the different types of lightbulb fittings that are available then  it could go into 1000-1500 words.....jimmy

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I believe you can get away with less words if you have some pictures etc big_smile I think my Julia Gillard is 200 something words.

    2. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
      KenDeanAgudoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thank you jimmythejock

  6. Zelkiiro profile image93
    Zelkiiroposted 6 years ago

    My reviews tend to be between 900-1300 words long (occasionally 1600+) depending on the amount of info needed to justify the score I give. There's no real reason other than that shorter reviews (and shorter Hubs in general) just feel unprofessional.

    In before anyone points out that nothing I write is professional at all.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are writing on a topic which I'd probably say is NOT a money maker. You can write 10,000 words on purple pigeon poop but chances are no one will ever view that either. hmm

 
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