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How do you know when to make 1 hub 2?

  1. Sa Toya profile image73
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    I'm writing an Understanding Woman Hub, but it seems to be becoming quite long sad

    I'm worried about the length right now so I've stopped writing it for a bit...to ask

    It's all on one topic so should I one hub it or split it...Seasoned hubbers out there, how do you know?

    Do you base it purely on length?


    Cheers guys.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    There's a view that 1,500 words is the limit - apparently when you read on the internet, that's about the time when your eyes start glazing over.

    I wouldn't split it unless you can split it into two separate discussions - "to be continued" Hubs don't really do all that well. 

    Have you done some stringent editing on it, to make sure it's long because it's full of valuable content, and not just because you're rambling on?

  3. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Marisa's advice is rock solid.  1500 words is a good length unless the writing is really, really engaging (and there's lots of pictures and other things to keep it interesting besides just text).

    And, her point about two separate discussions is spot on too.  Take a look and see if there are a few points you are making and break them out.  You might have to rewrite a good deal of it to shape them into their own articles, but might pay off in the end because you can cover each (or all three or five or whatever) in greater detail.

  4. Dale Mazurek profile image70
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    If its that long and you can make both unique and quality why not have 2 hubs getting traffic as opposed to only one.

  5. aware profile image66
    awareposted 8 years ago

    if not now when? if not you who? nows the time.lol

  6. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    Marisa hit it.  1500 words it cutting it real close to the attention span of most web surfers.  If it's going to be longer than that then try to break it up into sub topics and you can interlink them all especially if you think this is going to be an ongoing subject area for you to write in.

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Bah, there is no such thing as too long!

    As long as you keep it interesting 2000 words is not really a huge amount to read, and that's often a recommended MINIMUM by most SEO specialists.

    But once you have written your large article, write a series of smaller ones on the sub topics and link them in, ch-ching!

  8. jessicab profile image60
    jessicabposted 8 years ago

    I did thought it was up to 500 words or maybe I am wrong.  You just need check into it to make sure its not to long.

  9. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Interesting Subject... Understanding Women hmm

    You may in fact have to cover this subject with a never ending book, as opposed to 1 or 2 Hubs! smile

    The Australian Master of Body Language Alan Peese; once wrote a 600 page book titled: 'Everything Men Have Learnt About Women.' Interestingly, Every Page in the book was Blank! lol

    I write hubs that contain anything from 1200 words to 3200 words.  As others have told you earlier; it is about being able to engage your readers. Of course I could publish more hubs by breaking down that content; but my objective is to engage my readers and in that respect write quality content. Where possible; try not to break up the flow and as Marisa states; edit it stringently.  Good Luck.

  10. Sa Toya profile image73
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks alot everyone....I've decided to edit it stringently like you suggested. I wanted to break it into 2 but reading it again I've realised that the subject I'm writing on is a one stop shop type of a hub.

    So I'm off to edit...crazy style!!!

    Cheers smile