How can I track the word count of my hubs?

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  1. graceomalley profile image86
    graceomalleyposted 8 years ago

    How can I track the word count of my hubs?

  2. Smaridge01 profile image75
    Smaridge01posted 8 years ago

    Hi Grace,

    I haven't found a way to see word count in HubPages yet. But what I did find is that, for me, it works better to write my hubs in Word, which will give me a word count as I write, and then copy and paste into the hub page.

    This makes it easier to track, and easier to work on whenever I want, as I can take it with me on my thumb drive and work on the article even if I can't access HubPages.

    Good luck.  big_smile

  3. Aficionada profile image83
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    There is a word count on Hubs, but it does not show up at first.  On Hubs that have been published, and on Hubs that have not been published but that you have "done editing," you can click the Stats button at the top of the Hub (when you are signed-in to your account).  Click the "Hub Metrics" tab, and the first line is the Word Count.

    When you first work on a Hub, that number will not show up, though; it takes a little time for the system to check it and show the number (I believe... I'm pretty sure... smile ).  If you are wanting to keep up with a word count on Hubs-in-progress, the best thing to do is either to compose in a word-processing program (as mentioned in another answer) or to estimate as you go. 

    You can develop an eye for estimating a word count by doing this:   Look at some of the Hubs you have already published and see how much of the screen the words fill up.  How many times do you need to scroll down to finish seeing the words?  Check the word count.  Use those clues (known word count; appearance on-screen; number of scroll-downs) to help with estimating - but remember that it is an estimate only, and the actual word count will show up in the stats after the system finishes checking.

    1. watergeek profile image97
      watergeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The word count shows up as soon as you publish a hub. I check it all the time.

  4. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 7 years ago

    In case you have not caught up, the latest version of the Text Capsule now has a word count inbuilt! It only gives the count of each capsule.
    I follow a system similar to Aficionada but I don't worry too much about the word count if it interferes with the context of the Hub.


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