Has anybody noticed a notable decline in page views for hubs they've written that exceed 1300 (or even 1400) words? What approximate word count do your most viewed hubs have?
It depends on the subject. My most viewed hub has about 2300 words, my second most viewed hub has less than 700 words.
I think the number of words is not as important as their impact. If it takes 1400 words to say what you need to say, then use them, but never stretch it out just to get more words. Make all your words count.
My five most viewed hubs over the last 30 days have 1351, 2905, 2592, 2018, and 3195 words. Views for these hubs are up, not declining.
As always, focus on quality, as many words as it takes to get your point and message across without fluff.
Different subjects require different levels of attention
The benchmark is always how long articles outside HubPages do relative to those in HubPages.
In my personal experience, I have very long blog posts in my archive which continue to get lots and lots of pageviews simply because they are the most relevant and best on that topic. I also continue to read 'top of Google rankings" articles which are old and long and good.
Very often the real reason why views change is because somebody else now owns the "best article" title - and yours has been downgraded.
by Roohi Khan 10 years ago
I am new here and just joined a few days back. I was wondering if there is a minimum or maximum word count limit on hub pages. I also wanted to know what these â��insert custom characterâ��, superscript and subscript links in the text capsule mean?I hope someone out there can help me....
by Kate Swanson 9 years ago
On another thread, a Hubber suggested that if HubPages had a minimum word count, it would prevent some spammers.I know that a very low word count can get a Hub flagged as substandard, but perhaps it's set too low at the moment?
by Janet21 8 years ago
what text actually counts towards your hub's word count? I know the words in the text capsule count, but how about rss feeds, news, links, polls, etc.? Is this text included in the word count?
by Heidi Thorne 2 years ago
I love the new cleaner hub creation interface! But I noticed that the Word Count is missing (or maybe I just don't know where to look for it). That was a helpful feature. Is that coming back?
by Natalie Frank 2 years ago
I understand the check boxes at the top of the Hub templates are just suggestions but have been making my Hubs at least 1200 words as I am under the impression that this is the value for the Google algorithm. I could submit a far larger number of Hubs if I were to lower the word count to 1000...
by Lois Ryan 5 years ago
My goal is to write 50,000 words for the month of MarchI am setting this goal so I can get back into the swing of things because it has been a while since I have submitted anything to Hub Pages. This is how I will attempt to do this:Submitting new hubs. I am finishing up my...
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