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 publish it?
As far as I know, articles having less than 500 words are considered substandard. I would like to know if I am wrong.
I'm not sure the minimum number of words. Are there any errors when you attempt to publish it?
Probably adding an introduction explaining in-depth what it is all about, anything like that, just like telling stories to your friends.
I'm sure it will reach over 500 words if that's the minimum as Sanjida Alam posted.
sometimes a hub may have a hard time reaching 500 words. From my research on how to write hubs that get read. What I found over and over is this. A hub or article should be between 500 and 600 words. This will make it long enough to be informative and entertaining ,But not too long . People on-line are looking for info or entertainment, and do not want to spend the time reading something to long.
I think a hub is judged on content, and number of words would only be looked at if the hub had nothing of value ,or is nothing but an affiliate ad. If I am wrong please let me know.
I think the minimum is 500 words because that is considered searchable and readable. In other words, there is a higher chance your hub will get noticed by search engines if the hub has at least 500 words.
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 Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago
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?
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?
by Ceres Schwarz 2 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 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 dumindu89 7 years ago
What is the minimum word count you prefer to publish a Hub?
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