I heard that better to make around 400 words hub.
What is the minimum words we need for a hub?
Does hub with lower number of words get any penalty?
Does hub with lower number of words be visible in search engine?
1) The system will automatically flag Hubs that really have too few words with a "substandard" warning and not allow those Hubs to be published.
2) see #1
3) yes, but the search engines may not think very highly of them as they will be lacking in content.
Thanks. Any idea when the system flag the hub.
300 words hub
Regardless of the amount of words that is automatically flagged, or caught in a filter, the bare minimum I suggest is 300 words. However you will be better off aiming at between 600 to 700 words. More if the content is good and the writing is engaging. But the less effort you put in the less success you'll find.
I think the minimum is 100 words. Any unpublished hubs I'm working on that has fewer than 100 words have always been flagged.
Can't agree as some poem hubs are excellent that contains a very few words [around 200]only.Even these poems get high hub score and also many a poets get high author score. But its for sure if you are after money these hubs are not going to help you.
Poem/Poetry or categorized hubs of that type are the exception to the case requirements of substandard.
ok, I shouldn't say I can't agree, indeed I strongly agree with others. The example I set is an important exception as cagsils said.
TopUniverse, from what I've seen on here, it seems like that 400-word minimum is a pretty commonly accepted number. 500 to 800 words is another apparently commonly accepted word-count range for what would be considered "the average Hub" (average, in terms of common word-count standard, not quality).
Ditto relache, Lisa and Darkside. I'd also suggest that you make the hub fit the title. You have one I just checked, which looks to be around 300 words, which is a 'how to'. You don't actually inform the reader how to do anything much, other than advise. That's a little different from informing your reader.
Whilst I'm not suggesting that you over explain anything to the nth degree, I suggest that you at least make the content match the title of your hub. On some sites you'd be penalised for not doing so.
Generally the more words the merrier
500words or more is good!
But of course if you have nothing more to say it is better to leave it as that instead of just padding it to meet some word goal, that is, unless it is the point of the article!
I really don't get stressed about it.
If I don't have a page (400-500 words) worth to write about something, it probably isn't worth writing about by itself and whatever it is can be tacked on to some other article.
If it starts getting very long, I think about whether it would make more sense as multiple articles in a series. If so, that's what I do, but if I still think it is better as one article, that's what I'm going to do even if it hits 4,000 words.
The web audience today is full of skimmers anyway. Give them big paragraph headings and some bullet points now and then to make them happy if the length does run too long.
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