article length and featured status

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  1. Kenny Minker profile image84
    Kenny Minkerposted 4 weeks ago

    Hi, I understand the recommended article length on Hubpages is 700-1250 words. Will articles longer than 1250 words always be rejected for featured status?

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I have to say, Kenny, I love your "A Brief History of Booping the Snoot".

      We have six snoots to boop. It keeps us busy.  big_smile … -the-snoot

      1. Kenny Minker profile image84
        Kenny Minkerposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Haha, thank you so much!

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image68
      Miebakagh57posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      No. Poetry can take just 300 words. And it can be feature.                                      And yes, lenght varied for topical articles. The 1250 word lenght is hubpages minimum. Google nowadays like both short and long word articles.

    3. WriterJanis profile image92
      WriterJanisposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Like others, I also have some really long articles and none have been rejected because of the word count.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 4 weeks ago

    No. Some of us have featured articles of several thousand words. I seem to recall that Google, which determines the success or failure of all writer's lives, prefers longer articles these days.

    1. Kenny Minker profile image84
      Kenny Minkerposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Good to know, thank you!

  3. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 4 weeks ago

    To date, I've written nearly 100 "very long" American nostalgia articles at HubPages. All but one of them are on HobbyLark and the other one is on Owlcation. Since I started writing the articles back in August 2018, I've never had a problem with any HP editor over the length.

    As far as Google's attitude on long and short articles, I am not really sure where they stand. There are hundreds of factors that Google takes into account when "ranking" a webpage in the organic search listings, and page length is only one of them. Those rankings can also change by the microsecond and from device to device.

    By the way, I've begin to synonymously look at my articles as webpages, because that is really how Google looks at our articles.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      No, Google is adamant he looks at them anonymously.

    2. Kenny Minker profile image84
      Kenny Minkerposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info!

  4. Venkatachari M profile image83
    Venkatachari Mposted 4 weeks ago

    Even my featured articles consist of some of those that are of 1500 to 2500 words. My control over the English language is not as perfect as of most other writers here.


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