Is a massive list with around 6K words too long?

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  1. CYong74 profile image97
    CYong74posted 3 years ago

    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?

    1. Eurofile profile image96
      Eurofileposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I guess a lot would depend on the subject matter and the structure.  Also how popular and interesting the core subject is for readers.

      1. CYong74 profile image97
        CYong74posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Marketing Merit profile image94
          Marketing Meritposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. CYong74 profile image97
            CYong74posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. Solaras profile image97
              Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              If this is a glossary for a niche topic, I would break it down into 3 categories around 2000 words a piece, and link to the related glossary lists.

  2. Kiane profile image93
    Kianeposted 3 years ago

    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.

  3. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago

    The word count is not a problem as long as all other requirements are followed.

  4. Solaras profile image97
    Solarasposted 3 years ago

    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. .

    1. CYong74 profile image97
      CYong74posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Eurofile profile image96
        Eurofileposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. CYong74 profile image97
          CYong74posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Eurofile profile image96
            Eurofileposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. CYong74 profile image97
              CYong74posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. Eurofile profile image96
                Eurofileposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks.  I'm thinking along those lines as well.  Forgive my ignorance, but what does SEO mean?

                1. CYong74 profile image97
                  CYong74posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Search Engine Optimization.

                  1. Eurofile profile image96
                    Eurofileposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    Thanks.  You can tell I'm new around here!

              2. Solaras profile image97
                Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                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.

                1. Eurofile profile image96
                  Eurofileposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Being new to hub pages, I'm finding there is a lot to learn.

                  1. Solaras profile image97
                    Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    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

 
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