I've just finished writing a huge hub (~4800 words) which I could split fairly easily into four topics. On the other hand, if it all goes into one hub, the reader has the whole set of information on all the topics available without having to hub jump.
Split or not to split?
Definitely split into four and backlink them all. The standard for writing online articles is 800 to 1900 words. If it is all in one hub it is very likely the reader will not read the whole hub and if it is four hubs, the chances the reader will read all of them are higher. This also means bigger hubscore and more traffic to your hubs.
I agree. By splitting it up into more Hubs, you'll make it easier to read. You can add a links capsule to each Hub with links to the others.
I definitely agree here as well. Not only will it make it easier for the reader to swallow, but it also gives you some linking opportunities, and could potentially increase your hub scores as well by increasing traffic figures. More Adsense exposure...
Yeah, break 'em up.
How would you prefer to Hub the information? Then, I would say you have your answer.
What does your first instinct tell you?
There are some people who like long reads and some that don't. If you can write it so it flows quickly and people can follow through it without getting lost, due to a short attention span, for which, most have.
You can have success with one hub.
It would not be greed to publish four hubs. However, it certainly does depend on your audience and a few other factors.
Publishing in one hub, the few other factors don't come into play, because you have to play to a generalized audience and not a targeted group.
Keyword selection will be very vital. Just a thought.
A good and readable article is of about 1500 words. This is an opinion of many experienced hubbers. I have also experienced that not too short and not too lengthy hubs do better.
If you split it into three all these parts have approximately 1600 words. Perhaps this work better.
Moreover, if you write three or four hubs you can generate back links to all others. That means your hubs will get more internal links, hence more hubscore and traffic both.
It is better to split the hub in to three or four hubs.
One big works for me....it gets confusing and messy when there is more than one...Oh???...hubs...Duh...I'm in the wrong thread..
You are at right place!
I have to confess a certain groping for the double entendre. Back on top-ic, It is published as a single hub but now its up I'm not entirely happy with it. (I just read that through and its still a little dubious :-) I might take it down and write intros to put it into four. Such ado about nothing!
Lymond, I just had a quick look at your Hubs. If it's the computer safety Hub, then I agree it should be split.
If I may make a suggestion, ALL your paragraphs on all the Hubs I looked at are way, way too long. They create large indigestible blocks that don't invite people to read.
I don't consciously count lines, but most of my paragraphs are only 5 to 8 lines long. That creates lots of white space which makes the Hub look lighter and more accessible, and gives the reader time to breathe!
I don't know about HP, but I do know that publishers love white space.
I prefer big ones.
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