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Updated on May 17, 2008


I'm fairly new to hubpages, so I can only relate to you what my experience has been. For me personally, I tend to like hubs that are informative, amusing, and are not so long that I don't bother reading to the end. I've written a couple of recipes, and mostly, I write from my heart. I did write a 4-part hub that didn't get as much traffic as I had hoped. My thought on that one was, if I kept it all in one hub, it would be way too long.

Take your time and view other hubs, I'm sure some of them will inspire you to write about something you can relate to. I've also noticed that good hubs are on topics that aren't too common, which is not to say 'common' topics don't work, they certainly do.

Most importantly, enjoy hubpages, have fun, you will meet the most amazing people :)



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    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Hi beverleejb,

      I think it's just a matter of preference. Some people enjoy reading lengthy hubs, others not so much. A rule of thumb I try to use for my hubs is 1000 to 1500 words. Some are shorter, some longer, but the important thing for me is that I say what I wanted to say.

      Just enjoy the writing and you'll find, in time, what suits your needs best.

      Thanks so much for commenting.

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      Beverly Boisen 

      8 years ago from New York

      Okay I can understand that if my article is too long winded why would you or anyone want to finish reading?

      Thanks a bunch

    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Hi Davion,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      I'll check it out.

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      9 years ago

      Check out my latest hub on Article Marketing. It is a full tutorial.

    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago


      Always good advice, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Judy Cullins 

      10 years ago from La Mesa, CA

      For article marketing that gets published every time, think

      1. Open with hook and use key words in first few lines if you want to optimize your site.

      2. Make the middle numbered how to's or tips.

      3. Make the end summarize or repeat benefits of your information.

      4. Edit your articles before you send.

      Check out article writing tips from seach for Judy Cullins at Hub


    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Thanks for your input Lissie, I'll keep it in mind!


    • trish1048 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      You're very welcome dlhoh. hope it helps!


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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      I'd answer your request dlhoh but I have written a similar hub very recently - its aimed specifically at internet marketers but the advice will work for anyone: Trish - I checked your 4 part hub and you could easily have combined it into 1 - though its kinda fun to have it as a continuing series too. if you do have a series make sure you have link back to the other parts especially if they are meant to be read in order. I agree breaking up text is important - some of my hubs are 2000 words but have lots of pics and links etc to break them up - I think anything up to 1000 is fine but not just one block of text!

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      10 years ago

      Hello Patty, that's a nice advice there. Thank you. Definitely something for me to think about.


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