Why is it that the word minimum for a hub to receive any honor is 500? Is there a good reason for this other than elitism? I feel that if one can express what they have to say in 350 words, and express it well, why should that not be appreciated?
Perhaps we can have a "Micro Hub" category for hubs, especially short stories, that are less than 500 words. Any reason why not? There is such a thing called "Micro Fiction," or aka "Flash Fiction."
The word minimums exist because of how Google looks at Hubs and determines value in content. If search engines didn't put credibility in the length of original text on a web page, neither would HubPages.
Why am I being told in other platforms the minimum length should be 400 words? I know for many of the blogs I write they have a maximum length. They are telling me not to publish anything over a thousand words. They are also saying to cut "tags" to a minimum. This seems to be working with blogs outside hub pages. This includes those with less than 400 words.
Even a few of the newer hubs with a good summary are being picked up by search engines, with only three keyword phrases. I am also wondering why ads placed on ad boards which have under 200 words are being picked up by keywords and placed page 1 by Google?
My concern is with poetry where coming up with 500 words is not the norm. But I guess we can pad with artist statements about the poetry that ruins the vibe and the mojo.
by Brandon Lobo5 years ago
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by Marisa Wright8 years ago
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by Laurel Rogers5 years ago
I have been here on HP over 3 years, and still don't fully comprehend the concept! I get that they are words and/or phrases that reflect the content of your article, aren't tags, and that they're not to be...
by Ceres Schwarz3 years ago
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by DNemesis6 years ago
Alright, so in an effort to improve both traffic and conversions, we should explore whatever myths or curiosities some of us may have. People have often said that an article's length defines quality, at least to the...
by Carolee Samuda4 years ago
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