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whats better for hubbs 400 words or 1500 words?

  1. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    some people say shortr ans sweet and others say they should be 1500 words long - whats your take on this?

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      rethansmithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to shoot toward the middle of that range with between 700-900 words.  Sometimes I will write 400-600 words - but rarely do I go over 1,000 mainly because I wouldn't want to read that much if I was casually searching for information - like many of the people who visit hubs are.

      1. starme77 profile image78
        starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Makes Total Sense to me smile

    2. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's going to vary with the topic, you have to write what's really appropriate for the subject matter.  I have Hubs that span that entire size range as expressed in the title question.

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    depends on your hub,

    short story/personal opinion/incites/--might be a little longer

    informative like how to etc,--best be short--as people want to get the information fast

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Every writer is different and therefore no set answer can be given. Go with what you feel is comfortable. Just make it easy to comprehend and easy on the eyes for your audience. Have fun! smile

  4. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    I think it's what the topic requires.  Sometimes a piece can be very short and direct, while other times, it requires in-depth information.  In general, we see longer pieces do better than short pieces of content.

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is so true.  I would only do short hubs on product reviews/summaries because I want the reader to click through to the product. 

      My longer hubs are meant to bring in traffic and if I give a lot of what they are searching for, then hopefully that will spill over into my other hubs.  Seems to be working fine for me.

      1. Blogging Erika profile image64
        Blogging Erikaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Quoted for truth.  And remember that the longer it is, the less likely anyone will read the whole thing - or understand what they have read.  Reading comprehension drops in direct proportion to length!

        That being said, I have heard that overly short HubPages get penalized with a lower HubScore.  Not sure what "overly short" means specifically, though.

  5. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    thanks all for the advice ... it makes more sense to me now smile

  6. Sexy jonty profile image54
    Sexy jontyposted 8 years ago

    Start your hub and keep writing about what you know ....
    where you stop .... would be the best possible word content ....  Don't worry about the length ....

  7. Janet21 profile image81
    Janet21posted 8 years ago

    My hubs generally range between 800-1500 words (I do have a few w/ less than 800 words), however, the text is broken up with images, videos, products, etc. so it is not just one long span of text for visitors to read.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    i stick to 5oo + words...if I can even get out 500 words I am lucky lol. But I think that depends on the writer of the hub.

  9. Eleanor Candy profile image77
    Eleanor Candyposted 8 years ago

    I aim to get 400 words per hub and include images in them as well. I think the more content you have, the better search engine ranking you will get.