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!
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:
Nope, it doesn't seem to be too much . 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
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!
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.
Does that mean that mine is the best answer? (Just kidding, sort of.)
Ha, ha! Yes, it's the best answer for me.
by Daniele M Robbers 11 months ago
what factors help you decide if a hub is too long? I know different styles of hubs based on topics and what not help determine how long it is going to be. I worry about what is to many words though.
by bloggernotjogger 7 years ago
Just wondering cause my hubs seems to be getting longer.I´m working on one that could potentially become quite extensive. The question is whether I should divide it into two or three parts. Also, do hubs lose their interest if it is divided into too many parts?
by Krystal 5 years ago
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by Claire 6 years ago
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by Catherine Kane 6 years ago
Can a Hub be too long?I'm writing a Hub and, as usual, the topic is stretching out longer than I had planned. Is there an outer limit, past which I should break this into a smaller topic?
by Robert Lodge 5 years ago
I am in the middle of drafting a hub but am finding it to be getting quite long with a lot I still want to include. Is there a recommended (or actual) maximum length that a hub can be and is there a precedent for dividing into multiple linked parts?Many thanks,Rob
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