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Which is better? 5000 word Hub or 5 X 1000 word Hubs ?(on one subject)

  1. ProductReviewer profile image58
    ProductReviewerposted 8 years ago

    Dear Hubbers,
    I am writing my first hub and wanted to know which is better? writing a 5000 word Hub on a topic or splitting it into 5 hubs with 1000 words each.


    1. goldentoad profile image61
      goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Still too short to do a thorough hub. Better to do it one comprehensive one and let them bookmark it.

      1. Pest profile image80
        Pestposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Huh?   Hey Raiderfan says "hi"  i keep telling him that when he gets stoned it is High not "hi"

        1. goldentoad profile image61
          goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well he is not the brightest of characters on hubpages. In fact he is near the bottom but someone is lower than him.

  2. RooBee profile image77
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    My humble opinion is that breaking it up would be better.

    1. Pest profile image80
      Pestposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yup....wordy hubs suck, except mine.

      1. Hawkesdream profile image70
        Hawkesdreamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Pest, glad to see you back

        1. profile image54
          Siew Chengposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          One single hub, but within the hub, you can split into five text boxes, so that you have enough keywords and high keyword density to draw in traffic.
          In between the textboxes, you can add photos and advertisements to make it easier for readers to read, plus the opportunity to for the readers to click on the advertisements

  3. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    1000 words X 5 would be my preference. I only read really long hubs if they are top class and hold me with every sentence, and even then I sometimes just get tired of reading.

  4. ProductReviewer profile image58
    ProductReviewerposted 8 years ago

    roobee and earnestshub, thank you. I will break up my hub into smaller hubs.

  5. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Hint: Google loves articles that are 400 words to about 1200 words, I believe. But you have to take into consideration that you'll get reader comments, too. So, if you write a 500 word article, you'll get anywhere from an extra 100 to 300 words added on under comments.

    5,000 would be way to long not only for google, but your readers as well. Pretty much everyone has a super short attention span for reading online...it's hard on the eyes! big_smile

    1. ProductReviewer profile image58
      ProductReviewerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you girly_girl09, as always detailed answers that put things in perspective for newbies.

    2. aniketgore profile image64
      aniketgoreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      are the comments are measured by google? in the sense of content?

      1. Everyday Miracles profile image86
        Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. One of the reasons I love forums big_smile

    3. LondonGirl profile image85
      LondonGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My longest hub is about 5,000 words, and I get 60 or so visitors from various googles a day, on average. SO google can't loathe it.

  6. rancidTaste profile image62
    rancidTasteposted 8 years ago

    It's really hard to say what is the no of words suitable for best traffic or Google likes. The experience I have during the hub challenge is that some of the hubs are really getting huge traffic. Moreover, some of the longest hubs are also getting excellent traffic.

    I don't know whether comment has any impact to Google. But comment has much impact in Hubpages. Because I see that the most commented hubs are showed in the hubpage home page.

    The best thing I see is the content. If the content is nice and effective then Google always care about that content. So, the small or the bigger hubs....don't have any impact but the content has the best impact. Here, I only expressed my own experience in hubpages....

  7. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    It's an art by itself and it all depends on you. If it was me I would write a series 8 hubs each about 750 works and link them well.

  8. Enelle Lamb profile image87
    Enelle Lambposted 8 years ago

    I would also be more inclined to write five hubs instead of one. It is difficult to keep a reader's attention if the hub is too long, and the reader has to keep scrolling.

  9. ProductReviewer profile image58
    ProductReviewerposted 8 years ago

    Thank you all, you have been wonderful.

  10. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Why don't you create Hubs that fit both your descriptions and then tell us which does better for you?

    1. mythbuster profile image82
      mythbusterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like this advice - might try it myself

  11. soni2006 profile image80
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    5 x 1000 words is best for me.

  12. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 8 years ago

    If you're looking to boost your hub score I think 1k+ word hubs are the way to go. but, 5k words is just too long. i think submitting a few ~1,500 word hubs that are well written and 100% original should do the job! dawei888

  13. carpesomediem profile image59
    carpesomediemposted 8 years ago

    During my time writing strictly keyword driven articles, I found that content ranging from 250 to 400 words was best for garnering attention from search engines.  While longer content can also bring about solid results from the likes of Google, that only happens when people truly read your work and stick to your page for longer than a few seconds.

  14. Isela profile image61
    Iselaposted 8 years ago

    Why not do an experiment and share your findings with us. I´ve wondered about it too.

  15. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Think of it this way = with 5 hubs on one subject, you can link them all together to create great internal backlinks.

    With 5 hubs on one subject, you'll have 4 extra chances of searchers finding your work, as opposed to just one page.

    The other night I started writing a hub on how to lose five pounds and after I realized I had around 2,000 words, I split it up into 3 hubs. Now, when people search for things related to the topic, they'll have three opportunities to reach my hubs.

    Having more hubs on one subject is almost always a good thing because of the extra traffic you'll get. big_smile