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What is the minimum number of words for a good hub?

  1. Carol the Writer profile image78
    Carol the Writerposted 8 years ago

    Is hub pages looking for at least 200 or 300 words? Will it be flagged as sunbstandard at a certain limit?

    Will they ever have a spell checker for forums?

  2. Dale Mazurek profile image72
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    If your hub is really short it could be flagged as sub standard.

    All over the place you can read suggestions on word count and the consensus seems to be 400 to 600 words is what makes the best hub.

    A few less in some cases is fine and a bit more is okay as well.

    You can find all kinds of information by using the search or help options inside HubPages.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I'd say 200 or 300 words would be too short, however I notice your Hubs are very heavy on other content - 5 photos is a lot for the average Hub, but you often have more than 10.  So it would probably balance out.

  4. Gemsong profile image76
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    I don't spend a lot of time counting words. I just know if I pull off a minimum of 2 pages I think I'm all right. smile

  5. darkside profile image83
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    300 words, for me, is the bare minimum. It would have be good information and original content too. And at least one image on there.

    Otherwise it's just a hit and run hub.

  6. LVM profile image61
    LVMposted 8 years ago

    I think it is possible to publish a 150 word hub if you include a picture.

    But if your talking about quality hubs, they should be around 800 words, in my opinion.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      150 words with ONE picture?? I hope you don't mean that.  That would be my definition of cr@p.

  7. mivelleza profile image60
    mivellezaposted 8 years ago

    Well one of my hubs has 1150 words and the other over 900 definitly not too short but I wonder if they are too long?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's probably fine.  There isn't really an upper limit, though a lot of people recommend it shouldn't be longer than about 1500.

  8. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    The forums do have a spell checker. At least they do with my system.

  9. Susana S profile image98
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    I go by the rule that my hub should attempt to be the definitive guide on a particular topic so most of mine are 1,000 - 2,000.

    I save writing short 300 word articles for ezine.