I'm never done any such hub, so would appreciate some sharing. Would a long list totaling some 6- K words be too long? (Worse, unfeatured?) Would it be alright as long as it's properly structured?
I guess a lot would depend on the subject matter and the structure. Also how popular and interesting the core subject is for readers.
It's an item listing kind of a list. With minimal descriptions for each entry. I meant for it to be a glossary type hub.
Can you find this information in a similar list online already? If so, what sets your article apart from the rest? You say that it is approximately 6,000 words with minimal description. My guess is that you will struggle to get this featured.
Hope this helps, although ultimately, it is the editors who will decide the fate of your article.
The information is partly researched online, but there is no similar list.
I might be describing wrongly too. It's not a tips or thing-to-do list, for which description should not be truncated. It's an item listing for a niche interest. I'm keeping each entry short for if not, I'd end up with a dictionary.
But thanks, nonetheless. You gave me somethings to chew on. Will revise my approach.
I hope someone else who has their long articles (about 6K words) published on the niche websites will answer, as I´m also interested to hear the advice.
The word count is not a problem as long as all other requirements are followed.
My best performing articles are around 3000 words. You need to watch out for reader fatigue; it has to be broken up into readable bites. Whether you setup categories with hyperlinks to them at the start or just stuff it all down people's throats at once, it needs to be something a reader can manage when they first click on it (where did I click/does this answer my question or is this a bunch of junk I have to weed through?).
If you can break it up into 3 or 4 articles and expand the definitions as long as that is helpful and not florid, then I think 3 articles works best for you than one. If they are interrelated. you may be able to get 3 times the pageviews from those who were interested in all of it. .
Is it possible to set up links to subsequent sections within the same hub? I.E. Anchor links? That's what I usually do for my blog articles but I can't seem to find the function here.
Also, I've experimented with breaking content into 2 or more parts. Curiously, it doesn't work. The subsequent articles get way lesser hits than the first.
I'm interested in your experience of splitting articles. I'm currently working on linked articles to my Porto one, as I felt there was too much information for one article alone.
I did this several times whether here or on my blog. Invariably, the second article gets far lesser hits. My conclusion thus is that most people don't bother to click thru to the second part. This could either be due to the quality of content or most readers just browsing through without serious reading.
I guess I've kind of committed myself to this route at the moment, but your experience is something I'll have to take into account for the future.
My advice is to retain it as one article as much as possible. If you split it, the various articles should be distinctively different, if only for SEO purposes.
Thanks. I'm thinking along those lines as well. Forgive my ignorance, but what does SEO mean?
Yes, if you can target different long tail keywords and they are sufficiently related, then you should be able to get two audiences with some crossover between them. That is what these new widgets will be working on; recirculating readers through topics of the same or similar interest.
There is a way to put hyperlinks at the head of the article, but I don't know how to do it. It was a topic of discussion in the forums a few years ago; someone may have a hub that describes the process or maybe they can chime in here with the secret trick.
Being new to hub pages, I'm finding there is a lot to learn.
Let me recommend two articles to you to help you get caught up on SEO and pinterest as a way to drive traffic. Wrylilt has an article on made for pinterest images, how to make them for your articles to improve traffic (be sure to not just post your own articles on Pintrest or they will block you. 1 of yours for every 9 pins from other sources). She also has an article on how to sell Amazon products that would be helpful after reading these two.
https://toughnickel.com/self-employment … -Pinterest
Here is an easy read on what seo is and what you are trying to accomplish with your titles and sub titles
https://hubpages.com/community/Most-Com … iters-Make
These are older articles, before the sites made all images full screen, so when you read about floating images to the right, ignore that info, because it is no longer relevant.
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