Do you think a hub can be too long?

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  1. KrystalD profile image67
    KrystalDposted 12 years ago

    Do you think a hub can be too long?

  2. Jessi10 profile image68
    Jessi10posted 12 years ago

    In a short answer: nope. In my case, longer hubs often attract more traffic because they are FULL of information!

  3. Justjed profile image59
    Justjedposted 12 years ago

    A hub cant be too long. In fact Google appreciates long articles but one has to be careful not to stuff the article with irrelevant information

  4. ThelmaC profile image94
    ThelmaCposted 12 years ago

    I believe you write as the subject warrants.  If you have enough useful information that will keep the reader's attention, then it won't be too long. Please don't stuff it with junk just for the sake of getting extra words.

  5. John MacNab profile image78
    John MacNabposted 12 years ago

    I don't know about a hub being too long, KrystalD, but I do believe it can be too short - far too short.

  6. Blawger profile image74
    Blawgerposted 12 years ago

    I respectfully disagree. No one wants to read a dissertation online. I noticed many people posting incredibly long hubs with references. It seems like they are just posting their college essays rather than creating a unique post for hub pages.  It is a total turnoff to me so I avoid them. It's better to be concise. If you are going to use previous work I recommend editing out portions that aren't absolutely necessary.

  7. NightFlower profile image61
    NightFlowerposted 12 years ago

    Yes, i do think a hub can be too long but if the hub is so informative that it holds the attention of those reading it can make up for the length.

  8. PositiveChristian profile image69
    PositiveChristianposted 12 years ago

    Yes, if it loses the attention of the reader then the hub is too long.

  9. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 12 years ago

    Not if it is interesting and all of the information in it pertains directly to the topic. I like to know the detail that is included in some of the longer hubs.

  10. JamaGenee profile image78
    JamaGeneeposted 12 years ago

    The attention span of the majority of hub readers wanes after 1000 or 1500 words. Many times even sooner than that.  So yes, a hub CAN be too long, which is why the HP scoring algorithm is set to take points off a hub's score for super-long ones, as well as super-short ones. Poetry seems to be the exception to the minimum word count rule.

  11. rishweby profile image57
    rishwebyposted 12 years ago

    Irrespective of word count, if your hub is having an interesting topic and awesome writing then go on for writing not the count

  12. Shake Shah profile image63
    Shake Shahposted 12 years ago

    I think a hub should not be too long! or too short! It should be of a medium size and has a wonderful content.

  13. jamesalvin profile image58
    jamesalvinposted 12 years ago

    Hub should be short and explain about topic. It shouldn't have more words.

  14. leenamartha profile image39
    leenamarthaposted 12 years ago

    Longer hubs often attract more traffic because they are FULL of information!

  15. mbyL profile image67
    mbyLposted 12 years ago

    After some time, it gets too exhausting for our eyes and brain to keep reading too long hubs. It's smarter to split a long hub into several parts, in my opinion.

  16. Josh Lakie profile image56
    Josh Lakieposted 12 years ago

    Yes it can be to long. I would say if you have a hub you want to make that is going to be very long I would make one hub and generalize it then make a bunch of other informative hubs that work with that main hub and then link them into the main hub. That way they will not be to long and if people want to pick out certain parts to read they can click the links to that subtopic of the hub. If the hub is to long readers attention span wont allow them to finish the hub and if that happens they probably won't rate up or give any input at all.

  17. pharuk temmy t profile image40
    pharuk temmy tposted 12 years ago

    Yes and No! Hub can be too long when you have so much to explain because there are issues that contains a lot to share, so if such hub is long it would be more useful it would be as  sweeter and interesting as watching a season film titled "24."No because it is not how far but how well, if its short and meaningful it would attract traffic but if long with no points it will definitely affect people from reading the next hub. Points are what good hub requires which would attract traffic not many words.

  18. teaches12345 profile image76
    teaches12345posted 12 years ago

    Yes, a hub can be too long. If a hub has informative content it should be broken up into a series (Part 1, Part 2, etc.) so that the content is digestable and holds the reader's interest.

  19. Ironman1992 profile image60
    Ironman1992posted 12 years ago

    Yes, though I have not seen one. I imagine a hub can be to long. If a hub is too long, then split it up into parts, and post the other parts as seperate hubs with a link to each in the origional hub.

  20. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 11 years ago

    I just wrote my longest one ever --4,999 words. I thought 5,000 might be too long.


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