250 wrds or more?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Woody Marx profile image70
    Woody Marxposted 10 years ago

    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.

  2. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Aw, then we wouldn't have any more "Hot Indian chicks in their underwear," hubs.

    1. desert blondie profile image56
      desert blondieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Guys, I've only been here 5 weeks and I'm so tired of those!!!

  3. Woody Marx profile image70
    Woody Marxposted 10 years ago

    That would NEVER do!  wink

  4. Inspirepub profile image77
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    HubPages suggests a bare minimum of 300 words, and lowers Hub Score if you have too few words, but it's not mandatory.

  5. Woody Marx profile image70
    Woody Marxposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Inspire...that is a 'rule of thumb' to keep in mind! smile

  6. Betty Jo Petty profile image57
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    Where do we find the rules about word limits, etc.?

    1. desert blondie profile image56
      desert blondieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think you just got the "rule" from the very well respected hubber Inspirepub.

  7. Betty Jo Petty profile image57
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    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!

    Betty Jo

  8. Inspirepub profile image77
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    It's not a rule, in that you won't be unpublished if your Hub has no words - it's more a guideline.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.

    Jenny

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)