Number of words per hub

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    BRIAN SLATERposted 14 years ago

    I know that the length of a good hub should between 800-1400 words, but where does it tell you how many words you have written?

    1. SiddSingh profile image60
      SiddSinghposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am not sure what you mean, Brian.

      In a hub, at the very top of the hub, just above the title, you will find a small bar - with various options - one of them is 'stats'. Click on it, and navigate to Hub Metrics - you will find what you need. But this data is available after publishing.

      Most word processor software have word count inbuilt into them, if you need to know the word count BEFORE publishing.

      1. Polly C profile image92
        Polly Cposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You can see the word count if you have it saved unpublished as well smile

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          BRIAN SLATERposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Polly, isn't it funny how when you find out how to do something, it seems so simple and you think to yourself why didn't I work that out myself....

    2. Neil Ashworth profile image42
      Neil Ashworthposted 14 years agoin reply to this


      One thing that you might want to try from a linking point of view to help with SEO in search is to group articles by theme in sets of say 10 articles;

      build a pyramid structure starting with your main keyword and working out to longtail keywords from there like this example..

      1 at the top of the pyramid = 1,500 words approx - "shoes" keyword.
      2, 3, 4 below it around 800 words long "dress shoes", "sports shoes", "womens shoes"
      5,6(below 1)7,8 (below 2) 9,10 (below 3) "womens size 5 red shoes" etc. 500 to 600 words each for the smaller articles.

      The keywords to be used in URL and title of each article and within the article to point (anchor text) to the article below in the pyramid structure.

      Build it as many levels as you like deep and point down from the top and then back to the top from the bottom level.

      This creates a great internal linking structure for SEO and will help your article set in search.

      If I haven't confused you too much I hope this helps!


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        BRIAN SLATERposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I really like the sound of this Neil and are definately going to try it out-thanks

      2. aksana777 profile image60
        aksana777posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Neil for your post, really very interesting.

  2. myownworld profile image73
    myownworldposted 14 years ago
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      BRIAN SLATERposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for your help, I've checked the link now

  3. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    You could do what I did over a couple of years ago, count every word that would be fun wouldn't it? ....or yeah you could check out your hub stats!!

    1. GarfieldGates profile image78
      GarfieldGatesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh gosh.

      That sounds particularly hellish, haha.

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    BRIAN SLATERposted 14 years ago

    Thankyou to everyone who replied

  5. Csjun89 profile image60
    Csjun89posted 14 years ago

    Another way to know word count is also to
    Copy and paste everything to microsoft word!
    or go to a website like and press calculate

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      BRIAN SLATERposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for your help I have now got it sorted.

  6. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    My own high earners all are between 1200 and 1800 for the record.

  7. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 14 years ago

    I'm glad this is available but judging by the hubs I've just reviewed while "hopping" word count not being taken into consideration.
    So many newbies are writing only a paragraph...hmm


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