Would you use 1st or First for your hub title?

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  1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 3 years ago

    Would you use 1st or First for your hub title?

    Silly question I know.

  2. Lovely  C profile image70
    Lovely Cposted 3 years ago

    I guess ...maybe it depends on how am I going to use it..If it is necessary
    and if it's essential

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is true, it can be misinterpreted in different ways.

  3. Enigmamity profile image80
    Enigmamityposted 3 years ago

    I would use First for the hub title..it is easier to type without having to search for the number..I guess that will be more effective for the SEO too.
    Try searching for First and compare it with 1st in Google trends.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Using the best choice for SEO was my initial thought, but I'll take a look at Google trends to see what fits better.

  4. prettynutjob30 profile image91
    prettynutjob30posted 3 years ago

    I would use the word, instead of just writing the number. The only time I use numbers on one a hub, is when I am writing steps, or instructions.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I could see how it would fit better when writing about instructions or steps, so I think I may stick with the word then.

  5. mary615 profile image92
    mary615posted 3 years ago

    I'm never sure about this.  When writing a Hub using a number for a list, i.e.  Five or 5 of my favorite ______.  If the number is less than 10, I write it out.  I do notice when reading articles on the web, the numeral is used rather than writing it out.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I've seen that too looking through the search engines. I've stuck with numerals but I haven't thought of transitions like first or second yet, so I was curious how they should be used.

  6. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    I use 10 instead of the word ten but never try any hub on 1st yet

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I use 10 also and even use numerals for single digits. Reading through these sounds like spelling out the word "first" might be better than using 1st in a hub.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    I would use use the word if it is at the beginning or end of the title. I might use the number if it is in the center or near the end.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It would make sense to spell it out for the beginning. I was thinking about using it for the center, which muddies things up a bit.

  8. RTalloni profile image90
    RTalloniposted 3 years ago

    Not a silly question!  It's a good thing to know, even though the rules can get fuzzy…  smile  Even when we know we sometimes still make mistakes.  Check out:

    http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/gramm … mbers.html

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for providing the guide. I know I make little mistakes a lot without even realizing it, so help is always useful.

  9. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Personally, I would write it out "First". But realistically, it would probably be better to do it based on what people search with. For example, if you went to Google to try to see who won first place in an Olympic event, how would you type it? When you have your answer, match your hub to it in the hopes that others will use similar search terms.

    1. Enigmamity profile image80
      Enigmamityposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly M, whenever people search for something related to time(1st birthday, May 1st etc.) they prefer the number than the word. However in other cases like ranking and choices they prefer the word(first place).

  10. Venkatachari M profile image30
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    I will use the words (First) and not 1st in my titles. I think this will be the google trend also. Numbers are used only when to count like 6 steps or 10 important factors like that.

  11. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 3 years ago

    Normally, you would spell out the word, if it is the first word of the headline. If it is the beginning of the headline, then "1st" would be acceptable. There are always exceptions. I remember reading a headline, on an editorial page, that said something like "1st in ambition, 2nd in spending and 3rd in ability."
    There are generally accepted rules for writing headlines, but there are a lot of accepted exceptions.

 
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