I like my hubs to be a minimum of 450 words as recommended by several other people (hubbers) here. Google likes hubs to be longer -- the longer the better I'm told.
My hubs tend to be a thousand words or more. I attribute that to my English writing classes at the university where my classmates and I were expected to write 8-page essays on poems of a single line! Yes, I was taught to be prolific in my writing. While there may be some advantage in that, I really admire people who can say more with less. People who can be concise and say all that needs saying with just a few words.
I'm in the same boat as you Au fait. I'm pretty long winded and always feel the need to be descriptive in my hubs.
One of my high school teachers always said a paper should be the same length as a woman's skirt: long enough to cover everything but short enough to keep it interesting. I believe the same thing goes for hubs.
I prefer to have 700+ words in a Hub, but my Hubs ranges between 250 to 1200 words.
I like my hubs to be at least 250, 300 words. That's if I don't have a lot to say. I have been writing over that a lot lately, though.
by saleheensblog 8 years ago
If the minimum words for a hub is set 200 HP will get rid of a thousands of sub-standard contents automatically. No hub should be allowed to publish until it has at least 200 words. If possible 300 words. Poems can be the only exception.
by Ceres Schwarz 11 months ago
I was thinking of splitting an article into 2 or even 3 different hubs because it was too long. How many words should our articles have before we can publish them on HubPages? I checked the HubPages FAQ page but the only word count listed there refers to the total number of words that an article...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 5 years ago
What happened to my little blue tip box I have become so attached to? I let me know how many words I had, if an image was not clear enough, and let me know when my hub was presentable and ready to publish.
by Carolee Samuda 6 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 David Ortega 3 years ago
I have a sense that the mobile community is growing to the point where I think Hub articles over 1000 words are likely too much for those reading from a phone. I am of the mindset that I need to write shorter ones, say in the 500-800 range. Thoughts?
by Kate Swanson 9 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 moment?
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