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Is there an official maximum limit to the length of a hub?

  1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
    Philanthropy2012posted 5 years ago

    Is there an official maximum limit to the length of a hub?

    I'm currently writing a russian grammar hub and because I am including both tables and explanations (and the fact its sooo complicated!) it's getting very lengthy indeed. Because you can't actually copy and paste tables I don't want to have to later split up my hub into parts and re-write all of the tables again because HubPages has a world/space limit for its hubs!

    Never had to deal with something like this before, please help!

  2. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    There isn't a maximum number of words that I'm aware of. There's a recommended limit however. Most people lose interest after 1500 words. If it's really interesting, you can push it to 2000. Some of my most successful hubs have been over 1700.

    I would probably try to break up the hub into more than one if it starts to go over 2000. Otherwise you'll most likely lose readers and increase your bounce rate. At the very least break up the hub into sections with lots of subheadings and place a Table of Contents at the beginning.

    1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
      Philanthropy2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mm thanks! There are very clear divisions that need to be covered, it would make sense to include it all in one hub. It's not really a matter of interest because it is a hub about grammar which people need to learn all of irrespective of if it's fun!

    2. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
      Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's true, but grammar does bore most people to tears.. lol I know I hated my grammar teacher! wink Can't wait to read the hub now with all this anticipation!

  3. Insane Mundane profile image60
    Insane Mundaneposted 5 years ago

    Definitely not...  For one, Wikipedia is an excellent example of what ranks well and they have loads of pages that contains thousands of words, depending on the subject.
    Also, a lot of fairly short Hubs that cover controversial subjects end up with 100+ comments, and technically they are all within the Hub and count as Hub length via the robotic web crawlers, so go figure.
    Although it was already mentioned, I don't think anyone can predict a certain word count when a person truly loses interest in an article, as that all depends on the subject matter at hand.  It would be like saying, "man, I really like this subject and would love to read more, but you just hit 2000 words on your article, so therefore I'm done with you!"  LOL!

    1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
      Philanthropy2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ahah, thank you for your input Insane smile What you say makes sense.

  4. afriqnet profile image51
    afriqnetposted 5 years ago

    I dont think there is an official maximum number of words you can write a hub. I find the more lengthy hubs I have written to be better than the short ones. So length of the hub matters

    1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
      Philanthropy2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for taking the time, and I find the same. Lengthy hubs are even ranked better on HubPages for me.

 
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