I have heard (I believe I read it over at Xomba) that Google has an indicator that something of less than about 250 wrds. is considered spam, no matter what the subject matter happens to be.
I wonder if Hubpages should consider imposing a limit on Hubs that they contain at least 250 words or more.
I know that many good Hubs have been "constructed" with just photos, and not much else, and I actually enjoy many of them myself, but I am just thinking of our "image" vis a vis Google, not whether I personally don't like photo-only Hubs.
Aw, then we wouldn't have any more "Hot Indian chicks in their underwear," hubs.
HubPages suggests a bare minimum of 300 words, and lowers Hub Score if you have too few words, but it's not mandatory.
Thanks Inspire...that is a 'rule of thumb' to keep in mind!
I was sure I posted my question incorrectly.
Is there a certain topic or thread somewhere for such rules as length of articles, other writing guides that I am missing?
Maybe I should take my question to Maddie.
Sorry if I'm in the wrong place, with a silly question.
Mark, you're so right, and I had to tell someone about a picture that you probably have as a pin-up!
It's not a rule, in that you won't be unpublished if your Hub has no words - it's more a guideline.
If you read all the linked reference pages in Maddie's sticky post in the "Need Help" forum you will get the actual rules plus some handy tips.
300 words is a suggested guideline minimum, not a "rule". Word count is a factor in the Hub Score. I think HubPages would much prefer it if you aimed for 600-1000 words, not just 300.
I wrote some 300 word ones for the competition, but they never got as good a score as the ones with 600-1000 words, and over time I have actually gone and added to some of them, just to get the scores up.
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