Is a 4000 word hub too long?

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  1. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 3 years ago

    Is a 4000 word hub too long?

    I have written a hub on a specific subject but it has ended up being 4000 words long. It is pretty detailed and there isn't really a way to cut it down. I did a few searches and there isn't much else written on the topic and nothing that covers it as thoroughly. I am just wondering if it is way too long and people will not read it. I normally write around 1200 - 2000 words.

  2. Edwin Thomas profile image74
    Edwin Thomasposted 3 years ago

    too long hubs are pretty much a mess for people who read it.. I suggest an average of 2000 words is the best

  3. rxville profile image59
    rxvilleposted 3 years ago

    follow what hubpages suggested - 1250 words, 3 pics, and 2 unique capsules. IMHO, 2000+ words make you readers get eye tiredness. CMIIW

  4. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 3 years ago

    Thank you for your answers. Can't really see how to edit it down at the moment so have to think on it.

  5. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image82
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 3 years ago

    It is okay, don't worry if you feel 4000 words are right. Some hubs are longer than yours. It is better to read a single article on a subject concerned than to surf the entire google page.

    1. Elderberry Arts profile image96
      Elderberry Artsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I published the hub as it was and it has started out with a hubscore of 92 straight off.

  6. Carb Diva profile image96
    Carb Divaposted 3 years ago

    Is there any way to break it into a Part 1 and Part 2?

  7. feenix profile image61
    feenixposted 3 years ago

    In my opinion, 4000 words is way too long for an article on HubPages.

    Personally, if had that much to write about a particular topic, I would cover it by writing about four or five separate hubs.

    1. Elderberry Arts profile image96
      Elderberry Artsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The problem I'm having is it's hard to split up and if I do I will end up having to repeat some of the information. But will have to reword so it doesn't show up as copied.

  8. profile image0
    Jacobb9205posted 3 years ago

    Just post it for a few months see how it goes, my longer hub is my most viewed hub and that's 3142 words, but it's a 100 list so that's a bit different. I've been meaning to expand on it though as it's not explained much and I was suggested to by a good writer.

    1. Elderberry Arts profile image96
      Elderberry Artsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I posted it and it has had 32 views in five days so will see how it goes. Is there anyway we can see how long people stay on a hub for? I was thinking that could help see how much people are reading.

    2. profile image0
      Jacobb9205posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh ok, well just keep it and promote it a little bit. Urm, don't think so, but I haven't really looked into it personally. I think you can with google analytics

  9. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 3 years ago

    If this is an in depth answer and there's no fluff in it, keep the length. Google actually biases toward in depth answers to questions in search results, assuming it doesn't come up as spammy.

 
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