What constitutes as word count on a hub?
When people talk about word counts on hubs, and the word count in the hub metrics, does that include the number of words in the comments?
That can mean many things... from the number of words that make up the hub or to the percentage and usage of keywords.
The comments don't count. Your word count is based on what is contained in the text capsules.
The word content is all the text that you write in the hub itself *before* the comments-this includes the text capsules as well as the descriptions of the photographs.
Hi homesteadbound - easiest way is to use Word. You can click a tool on there called Word Count and it gives you the count. My understanding from HP is that they want us to have a min. of 400 words. Hope this helped answer your question.
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
I was hub hopping and had to flag a few hubs for being substandard (word count). One hub had exactly 10 words and 2 photos. There should be a way the system prevents you from publishing a hub like that except if it's in the poetry section.
by Greensleeves Hubs 5 years ago
Which word count figure is most reliable for the number of words per hub?The word count figure for my hubs in the new 'Edit-Need Some Goals' feature is different (higher) than the word count figure in 'Hub Metrics'. Why is this, and which is more accurate?
by Kristy Callan 6 years ago
Is there a minimum word count for a hub?I have a picture tutorial on how to do something, and it looks quite short... it only has around 100 words, and 4 pictures. But that's really all it needs. Any more would just be adding words for the sake of adding words. Is that alright, or should I not...
by Nancy Owens 6 years ago
On a Hub of around 600 words, how many tags are appropriate? Also, if you use multiple text capsules, does the word count in all capsules count as the total word count for that Hub?
by Victoria Lynn 7 years ago
I've seen people saying that they are writing longer hubs and getting more traffic. I've always heard at least 300 words up to 800 or so. Have you found an optimal number to shoot for?
by Heidi Thorne 14 months ago
I love the new cleaner hub creation interface! But I noticed that the Word Count is missing (or maybe I just don't know where to look for it). That was a helpful feature. Is that coming back?
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