Long hubs when necessary?
I've read that 500-1500 words is the average length. What if I'm writing a list of 10, and I want to give plenty of great information to me readers? My hub so far (with only 7/10 listed) is approaching 3000 words. Is this too long? I always hate reading anything where I have to click a bunch of links just to get through one list or article; to me that is indicative of somebody who is writing for the sole purpose of monetization, which I'm certainly not. Ideas?
It is tricky. Excess length will drive people away. If it should be really long, then it should be really engaging. My problem is that I too write long Hubs. What I believe as engaging in my subjective opinion need does not really seem to be engaging to the reader!
Hey, thanks for your feedback. I went and check out one of your particularly long hubs, the one about Krishna and the 10 avatars. Very well done, long but engaging and interesting for anybody who is looking to learn about the topic.
Wouldn't be so tricky if more people read these days :p
I agree that breaking up single articles into multiple pages is a piss off. I hate when people do that.
by Brian Leekley 4 years ago
In their teachings on writing stellar hubs, the HubPages staff has sometimes said that an ideal hub is 1,500 words long and has sometimes said that an ideal hub is 1,150 words long. Numerous hubs by hubbers on hubbing have recommended that a hub should be at least circa 400 to 500 words long, at...
by Robert Lodge 4 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
by Billie Kelpin 3 years ago
Is it better to make one large hub that covers all aspects of your topic or to separate those several aspects on a topic into two or three hubs. I'm wondering how this plays out in terms of each of the following: Reader Interest and attention spanHubScoreEditor's Choice possibilityNumber of...
by Don W 9 years ago
Hi, still new, still learning. Quick question.Is there a rule of thumb for an ideal hub length or for splitting a hub into two seperate parts?
by Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago
Hey HP community, looking for help from some knowledgeable veterans. So I've got quite a body of work in a couple of narrow, related niches (Wicca & Witchcraft). I would like to write hubs that act as a directory to other hubs to make it more useful for those who want to use my articles as sort...
by Dani Alicia 2 years ago
Hello Hubbers! I was wondering if there is a recommended maximum length for a hub? I started writing one, and then realized that I have enough information to write a book. So I decided to break the info into eight parts (translation: eight hubs). I started writing part one, then realized that i...
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