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Really really long hubs

  1. Evan Hutchinson profile image77
    Evan Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    Why are there so many of them out there? I'm not a big fan of really long hubs - I lose concentration fast. They seem like a huge waste of time, but that's just me. I'm talking 4000 word hubs etc.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    HubPages has a program for such articles. I think these articles fall under the 'Flagship' category. smile Info can be found in the FAQ's I think tongue smile

  3. jenblacksheep profile image82
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    If I had something to say that was that long I would split it into three or four hubs, it makes more sense because you could earn more from four hubs than one long one, I'd say 1000 words in a hub is a decent length.

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, jen-I've gone over the 1,000 word mark and found even myself getting bogged down. smile

  4. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I have a Hub of nearly 4000 words, and it's my most viewed. Whether people actually read it all the way through is a different matter, of course smile

  5. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    I haven't written a Hub that long....yet.

    It may be that type of Hub presents a value quite high in readers eyes. They may bookmark it and come back to it often, reading 'sections' of it per view.

    Not sure, just hazarding a guess here. Will know when more Hubbers like Camlo above come along and comment that have hubs that long.

    1. camlo profile image89
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Possible, but I think shorter Hubs are generally better to hold a casual reader's interest. As I say, I don't know if my viewers really care to read the Hub right through. It certainly has few comments for the amount of traffic it gets, if that's anything to go by.

  6. worldgrandeur profile image59
    worldgrandeurposted 7 years ago

    You're right. Hubs should be concise and to the point.

    1. camlo profile image89
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I think that's the best way - my long one was just fun to write.

    2. Hovalis profile image86
      Hovalisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My longest hub brushes on 3,000 words. I didn't write it for people with short attention spans, I wrote it for fun and for those with an interest in the subject. My sales hubs, on the other hand, are written in a totally different manner.

      I'd put it this way: Hub length should be appropriate to the subject, and the intended reader.