Sorry guys ... I posted this in another forum which I notice has only 4 questions and zero replies .. tried to post it here as well but not allowed, so if you don't mind .. could you pop over to
and respond (ignore my comment under it .. ta)
I generally write hubs with about 1,000 words because that is how many words it takes me to write about my topics. I have a few hubs with about 1,500 words. My introduction section in some of my hubs alone are almost 200 words long. You can write hubs with about 500 words as the minimum or hubpages might flag it as substandard if it less than 500. The more words the better but break it up in sections to make it easy and more pleasing to read.
Thanks .. do you think that should still apply if it say runs to 3000 words ? I haven't gone through it yet but the research papesr I have run to 40 pages of A4 ... I'm obviously not going to use it all but it could be a long one
Ritsos, I wouldn't go pass 2,000 words on one hub. Your hub would become too long to read from beginning to end. I would break it up in several parts creating a separate hub for each part as I seen some hubbers do here and just link them to each other to continue the flow of information.
Personally I don't think it is a problem to go over 2,000 words. As long as your delivering useful information and it's interesting for the user. I know I have one hub that is 3,000 some words.
What melpor is saying is the common advice given around here so feel free to ignore me.
This is what I usually tell others regarding hub length--
A lot of text can be overwhelming to a reader. Keep in mind that each person's definition of 'long' might be different. I think Mywebs and Melpor proved that just now. What is a lot to some might be nothing to others so I would suggest taking a look around at some established hubbers to see what their hubs look like.
Also, and I think this is probably the most important part-- break up all that text (whether 1000, 2000 or more) by using subheadings, pictures and/or video or other capsules. It makes your hub look better and is more appealing to readers. It will keep them going through the hub. You can also get ideas on this from others' hubs.
A couple hubs on one subject with a part one, part two, etc title and interlinking within each can be a great way to present your ideas without overwhelming readers. Remember you are writing for people online, they often don't stick around for all those words or even read them all unless very compelled.
You should write the lenght that the article needs. If you split one hub into 5, then each may only tell part of the story. Which way do you think gives the Hub(s) better quality: 1 or 5? Only you can tell.
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