What do you do with giant hubs?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Danieljohnston profile image88
    Danieljohnstonposted 6 years ago

    What do you do with giant hubs?

    I'm working on a guide, but it is turning out huge. I ended up breaking it into three parts so far - but is that the best way? I'm afraid people will give up if it looks too big to read completely.

  2. Keith Engel profile image76
    Keith Engelposted 6 years ago

    Most likely. It all depends. If you can separate it in such a way where each part of the guide is its own and not related to the other, then that would be the way to go and then link them together, sort of like my MMO Series.

    If this can't be done, the you can always label it Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 and group them that way via the group setting and it will link them like that.

    How long is the document thus far in word?

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image89
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Just be careful about your titles. If you use the same title, but put part 1, part 2, and part 3, you may get duplicate warnings.

    2. Danieljohnston profile image88
      Danieljohnstonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Im not sure. It is broken up into 3 right now, but so far there are 55 sections with about a paragraph each in them...

  3. BraidedZero profile image90
    BraidedZeroposted 6 years ago

    My opinion on this goes both ways. One hub I just kept long, but had I broken it up it would have only been 2 hubs. My other long hub I broke up into a three part series. I can tell from the views that people don't move from one hub to the other two, but honestly I'm ok with that. The people who your hub is aimed at will read through all 3 hubs if they're interested. If you lose them after the first hub then you never had their full attention to begin with. And if they read at least 2 hubs, that is 2 views vs. 1 view if it was a single hub. So there are ups and downs to both outcomes.

    So in conclusion, go with your gut. I would move towards splitting it if it's just too long, or keep it together if it isn't too bad.

  4. writer20 profile image61
    writer20posted 6 years ago

    Read them if they are interesting but if they go on for to long and the lose my attention they get deleted.

  5. profile image0
    chrisinhawaiiposted 6 years ago

    I'd say to break it up, but do each part as a stand-alone hub with it's own unique title.  Then you can add a link capsule at the top or bottom of each of those hubs and title that capsule "3-part guide to..." or something like that.  That way you can show how all three hubs go together...

    You can even put "Part 1", "Part 2", "Part 3" as the title for the first text capsule on each hub to further represent them as a 3-part series, but the hub titles themselves shouldn't say "Part 1" etc...to me that just looks a little tacky.

    My opinion...take it or leave it.

    Good luck on your guide!

  6. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    The newest HubPages Weekly article (or the one before that) mentioned that it's a bad idea to break hubs into multiple parts.  As BraidedZero noted, people will tend to ignore this type of hub.  Judging by personal experience, I avoid these multi-part hubs because it means they're long, I'll have to keep track of where I was, and will have to bookmark something in all likelihood.

    My advice is to keep it as one long hub.  Delete anything that's not 100% necessary.  Choose your words wisely and don't ramble.  Good luck!

  7. profile image0
    Vrijdag Pagesposted 6 years ago

    I, like you Daniel, am writing a collective set of hubs which ranges into 12 parts. First off, it was a huge hub, then when split down I index links to each one on each hub. It takes time but it is worth it if the hub is rich with information to your selected audience.

    1. Danieljohnston profile image88
      Danieljohnstonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking about that but was really worried people would be off-put by a panel of links typing a series together. I guess I could just write it and see, and copy paste my work back into one if it looks bad.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)