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.
Still too short to do a thorough hub. Better to do it one comprehensive one and let them bookmark it.
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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
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.
roobee and earnestshub, thank you. I will break up my hub into smaller hubs.
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!
Thank you girly_girl09, as always detailed answers that put things in perspective for newbies.
are the comments are measured by google? in the sense of content?
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.
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....
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.
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.
Why don't you create Hubs that fit both your descriptions and then tell us which does better for you?
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
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.
Why not do an experiment and share your findings with us. I´ve wondered about it too.
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.
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