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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.
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... ). 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.
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.
by Claudia Mitchell3 years ago
Is there a way to check the number of words that are in a hub without going into the edit mode? Thanks in advance!
by Lois Ryan4 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...
by Kate Swanson8 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...
by Brian Slater7 years ago
I know that the length of a good hub should between 800-1400 words, but where does it tell you how many words you have written?
by Anamika S6 years ago
I have been adding content to all hubs with a word count of less than 500 on a priority basis before modifying other hubs. As of now, I have to check each and every Hub to see the word count. It would have been very...
by Imogen French5 years ago
Is there any way of checking the word count in your hub?Is there any way of checking the word count in your hub, and do figure captions count in the total word count? I ask because contests specify a word count, but if...
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