Can a Hub be too long?

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  1. Sylvia Leong profile image86
    Sylvia Leongposted 4 years ago

    Can a Hub be too long?

    Hello!  I was just thinking that perhaps the reason my Hub scores are lower than I’d like is that perhaps my Hubs are too long?  Many of my Hubs are between 2700 & 3600 words.  Are these Hubs too long in terms of what Google wants or HubPages wants?  Should I break them up?  Thanks!

  2. profile image0
    swilliamsposted 4 years ago

    I don't believe so. As long as it does not repeat the same information.  If it is an Evergreen Article It Can Do Well! Evergreen Content can be extremely valuable. A well written piece of content that does an excellent job at answering a question, explaining how to do something, or reviewing a product or place in detail can satisfy people over a long period of time. Hence the name "evergreen content". Since evergreen content is enduring and capable of receiving traffic for many years from search engines, directories and other collections of useful links it can be extremely valuable. Here is a link to that information:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Evergreen_Content

    1. Sylvia Leong profile image86
      Sylvia Leongposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you swilliams!

  3. wychic profile image85
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    Nope, it doesn't seem to be too much smile. Hubpages encourages at least 1,250 words, but the templates suggest that they like it when it's even longer. My longest is right around 7,000 words, and it's been one of my top-ranking and top-earning hubs for about 4 years. I personally only break them up if I find that the information is no longer well-focused on the topic named in the title. If it's still focused, I keep right on cruising smile

    1. Sylvia Leong profile image86
      Sylvia Leongposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you wychic!

  4. chef-de-jour profile image100
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    I don't think they're too long. Some of my hubs are of similar length or longer and I consider them Google&HP friendly. But I haven't done any scientific appraisal so I can't say for sure! I've also got shorter hubs, around 1200 words, which I'm happy with. Often the length of a hub depends on the topic I'm writing about so I have quite a mix.
    I think longer hubs should be encouraged because they reflect the author's commitment to the subject and are often based on lots of research or knowledge or experience.
    The danger for the author of longer hubs is repetition and inadvertent keyword stuffing. I'm not very clear about the latter but have gathered from forums and other articles that keywords need to be used with care. For me this is a learning curve I'm still negotiating!
    I wish you well in your long hub venture!

    1. Sylvia Leong profile image86
      Sylvia Leongposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you chef-de-jour!

  5. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    I have a lot of long Hubs and Google loves them.  (I have one which is over 10,000 words.)  If you are writing content which is valuable for users, don't pay any attention to the length.

    As for Hub Scores, people have always complained about them and Paul Edmondson admitted today on the forum that they don't take into consideration traffic or income when calculating Hub Scores.  To give you an example, I have a Hub which has had more than 188,000 views in the past year.  It has a Hub score of 73.  I have another Hub which has had 178,000 views in the past ten months and it has a Hub Score of 69.

    Bottom line:  Just try to please Google, make some money and forget about the rest of it.

    1. Sylvia Leong profile image86
      Sylvia Leongposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Writer Fox!  That really helps.

    2. Writer Fox profile image50
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Does that mean that mine is the best answer?  (Just kidding, sort of.)

    3. Sylvia Leong profile image86
      Sylvia Leongposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha, ha! Yes, it's the best answer for me.

 
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