Word Count and other stuff

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    Roohi Khanposted 15 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 �insert custom character�, superscript and subscript links in the text capsule mean?

    I hope someone out there can help me.



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    multimasteryposted 15 years ago

    Good question about word count- and I don't think there is a limit.  However, if your hub gets extremely long and swaying off topic, it may be better to continue on with a new hub.

    And about that script stuff I have never used it.  Guess I have been wondering what it meant too in the back of my mind.  Perhaps someone else can answer that question for the both if us.

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      Roohi Khanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely try to stay on topic and try not make it too long.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image85
    Marisa Wrightposted 15 years ago

    It's important to write a thorough Hub, which probably means more than 400 words.  However, it's generally accepted that on the internet, people lose interest at about 1,500 words.

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      Roohi Khanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I have been keeping it around 500 to 800 words. So, I guess I should be fine there. Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 15 years ago

    I believe the lower limit for hubpages is 250 words, below that hub is considered substandard.

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      Roohi Khanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. One does need about 250 to 300 words to give some useful information. Thanks!

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    shreekrishnaposted 15 years ago

    i have seen that ,

    few of the hubs not contain any words ,

    with videos or pictures ,

    did they obey the hp tos.

    & this is true what mish has written.

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      Roohi Khanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      So, I guess text is not important. You can just include pictures? Is that allowed?

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        shreekrishnaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        hey ,
        i am asking this only.
        i have seen such hubs.

  6. Justin Rhinehart profile image58
    Justin Rhinehartposted 15 years ago

    To convey your message, you're generally going to need more than 250 words.  If you're going to have over 1,000 word hubs, it's better to have pictures and different sections of text.  Many people will fly over longer articles looking for something to grab them, so if you can draw the reader in with sub-titles, you've got it made.

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      Roohi Khanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I agree subtitles can indeed grab the reader's attention. But how do you get pictures?

  7. Janet21 profile image80
    Janet21posted 15 years ago

    Here is a post I made awhile back that contains some information that you may find useful regarding hub length.

    As far as hubs with mostly photos and very little content, I don't get those either. But, there are tons of them here.

  8. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 15 years ago

    It's not necessarily against TOS to have few words, but it is just considered substandard. Search engines will pick you up faster with ore than 250 words. But, as mentioned, just be leery of having too many words. I'd stay between 440 and 1500 words as best as you can.

    The picture hubs, I've heard get good traffic but don't get good clicks because people just want to see the pictures, and don't usually care to venture off much.

  9. LondonGirl profile image79
    LondonGirlposted 15 years ago

    Most of my 3,000 to 4,000 word hubs are getting good traffic (and good clicks)

  10. JoeM profile image61
    JoeMposted 15 years ago

    The more content you can put on a hub (text and pictures mostly) the more search engines will like your hub.  But you also want to do a lot of the things that people here have mentioned about formatting to make sure that the readers of your pages have a good experience on your extremely informative and useful hub.

  11. Dame Scribe profile image56
    Dame Scribeposted 15 years ago

    I have a bad habit of taking and writing info in point form and short hand lol I have had to relearn to write out my thoughts wink I have traffic so suppose I am doin alright but yes, I would recommend a minimum of 250 - 300 words.

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    Roohi Khanposted 15 years ago

    I have indeed received quite a lot of useful suggestions from you all here about word count and I will definitely keep them in mind for my future hubs. Thanks to everyone who has posted a response.

    But what about about those links in the text capsule. "Insert custom character". Subscript. Superscript. Does anyone have any idea about they mean?

    1. JamaGenee profile image78
      JamaGeneeposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Subscript means the character or word hi-lited will be half a line lower than the word before it.  Superscript means the selected character or word will be half a line higher.  Think mathematical equations like x2 (x squared) or elements (like H2O).
      That's what sub- and superscript are used for, also footnote numbering.

      Best way to see what they do is just play with it.

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        Roohi Khanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the suggestion. Will indeed try and play around.

  13. Dame Scribe profile image56
    Dame Scribeposted 15 years ago

    I think when you highlight a word and use that superscript it will show up as...script? hmm I really have no idea... never used it really lol lol


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