Split hubs, re-title, remove comments?

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    Baileybearposted 7 years ago

    I have several very long hubs from when I started out.  I can split these into shorter hubs.  Will giving the new revamped hubs completely new titles give them a fresh start?  It will mean losing hundreds of comments.  Are comments important?

    1. Marye Audet profile image88
      Marye Audetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How long is long? Optimum is  about 600 to 1000 words. If you have hubs that are over 1200 words it may be worthwhile ot split and give them a new start.  Comments are helpful but you won't lose any comments if you just take the information off that you need and leave what's left of the original..I don't know if I am explaining right.. it has been a very long day!

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        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        some are 4000-5000 wds

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's definitely too long.

          There's plenty of advice which says that online, people's eyes glaze over at around 1,200 words.  In other words, most people won't read beyond that point. 

          I would split them up, but keep the existing Hub and just cut chunks out of it.  Don't worry if that means some of the comments are no longer relevant. 

          Don't just cut the end off and try to create a series. Look hard at your subject and work out how it can be divided into separate, specialist sections.

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            Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I've read that people 800-1000 words is best.  Will try to salvage some content & tighten the rest up (tricky to write shorter than long for me)

            1. Marisa Wright profile image95
              Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Then don't write shorter. Don't delete any of your content, just split it up and spread it over more Hubs or, even better, over other sites or your own site.

    2. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I imagine you are considering splitting them up because they are performing poorly?

      So it would seem your comments are not doing much for you?

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        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        not necessarily - some have a lot of comments

        1. sunforged profile image73
          sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If its not broke...

        2. recommend1 profile image70
          recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Marie has the right answer - remove the section or sections into new hubs and tart up the original to make it complete.  This way you get to keep your cake and eat it smile

 
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