'When it comes to Hub size, is there a size that is considered too big?

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  1. Theo20185 profile image84
    Theo20185posted 3 years ago

    'When it comes to Hub size, is there a size that is considered too big?

    I have a hub approaching 18,000 words. All content on it is relevant to the same video game. I'm trying to see if this works better than having a number of smaller hubs connected through links. I have a table of contents that lets the reader quickly get to each section, along with links at the end of those sections back to the table of contents, so navigation should not be an issue. I am steadily adding sections to this guide, but it is about 70% complete. Is there such a thing as a Hub that is too big?

  2. sparkleyfinger profile image90
    sparkleyfingerposted 3 years ago

    Im not sure whether there is a word limit per say, however I do think that there comes a point whereby the page will seem too much to the reader and they will perhaps be put off, then try to find another page?

    Personally, when I am trying to find things online about a game, I will search for the particular quest names or how to defeat a certain character, so all of the information being on the same page can be offputting-  needle in a haystack type thing...

    Let us know how it works out for you though!

  3. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    It's not about how big it is--it's the motion of the ocean.

    ...Wait, what were we talking about, again?

  4. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    wow, 18k words are a lot. You should break them into several hubs, connecting to each other. I think 1k words are sufficient for a hub. Too long would be boring, not that, BORED to DEATH!

    1. Theo20185 profile image84
      Theo20185posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's not meant to be read from start to finish. It's meant to be a quick reference for common problem areas. I have tried the several small hubs before with Mortal Kombat 9 and they weren't engaging.

  5. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 3 years ago

    While it might seem to be too long, the links within the table of content might help a lot.  I would try it and see how it goes before trying smaller hubs.  I don't think HP has any max word count.

    1. Theo20185 profile image84
      Theo20185posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I can't wait to compare results in about a year or so. I have another set of Hubs, all smaller and linked, about Mortal Kombat 9 to serve as a control of sorts. It's not a true control since both games may receive different traffic levels.

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You may have to reword the smaller hubs so they are not considered as duplicate.  Maybe you can try selling as an e-book through Kindle and Nook sites.

    3. Theo20185 profile image84
      Theo20185posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I took down the smaller ones and incorporated them into the larger one to prevent duplication. The guide I'm writing used to be four smaller hubs that received little traffic.

    4. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for best answer.

 
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