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?
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!
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.
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)
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?
not necessarily - some have a lot of comments
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