Hi Rochelle, 2500 isn't that long. My longest hub is 1800 words and even though it hasn't aged yet, it has been getting steady traffic....not a lot but growing steadily. And the stats show 5 stars for length of viewing.
Thanks, Wilderness. I guess we are not talking "30 hubs in 30 days" things. I am a slowww writer. for most subjects. I can see that the hubs I have spent more time on, usually (with a few funny flukes) do better.
This has been my experience as well. I do have a few "outliers" that get way more attention than I would have ever imagined... But, for the most part, the longer ones with the best information have fared the best. That said, most of my hubs are between 800-1500 anyway. I just finished an 1800+ one the other day I have high hopes for... we'll see. No doubt, getting lucky with a topic can break all the rules.
I've done that, too, Rochelle. I wrote one early on that just wouldn't quit, and finally broke it into two hubs, linking the two together.
Between the two, they come to something over 5000 words, and I do think that is too much for a single hub. A very few topics might be OK for a very few readers, but in general that is just 'way too long.
I've got a few over 3,000 words. People told me they were too long, but the nature of what I was explaining couldn't be cut down more than it already was. It was actually a series of long hubs-7 of them. I find when I decide to write, often I choose a subject new to me, so I get to learn something new and interesting. So if it is holding my attention, and I am enthusiastic about the subject, the hubs do well. It may take time for people to find them, age matters. You can break them down into smaller ones if there is a natural sounding break point, or make one by rewriting the beginning and end sentences. I think you will be fine. The trend seems to be moving to google liking detailed writing from people who know their subjects. Best wishes.
I'm trying to be more consise. It's hard for me though, it's not my style of writing. I wrote a few pieces on Helium (my Valentine's one was featured on the 1st page yesterday)! and the funny thing is, I sort of wrote it in jest, I wasn't trying at all! The site is brutal about word count though, if they say 500 words, you can't write 501. So it's a good exercise for me, lol. I won't give them my time though, I write a quick thing and actually set the timer for 45 minutes!
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