I try to not to write over 500 words as it has been said that people tend to scan articles/hubs or lose interest after 500 words. I also find that breaking up my hubs with bold sub-headings and placing photos or monetized capsules in between helps the reader and makes the read more interesting. What do you think?
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I appreciate your comment Doc. Obviously more is better for you. If I have lot of information on a particular topic I will split it into 2 or 3 articles, for example, on the topic diabetes I write several invidiual hubs.
Kenny you hit the nail on the head, if you are going to write long articles over 500 words you have to write in a fashion that will keep the reader interested to read your article to the end.
That's interesting. I agree that long hubs should be split into multiple hubs.
Yeah Cam what are you talking about? Only kidding, however many words works for you is what works for you!!
I am going to start breaking things up into smaller hubs. I had been wanting to do that anyway. Although I just finished one today that ended up being about 1000. Thats better than the 3000 or so of some of my others. I know I wouldn't read that m
Totally agree you can easily whittle down long articles with superfluous content. However, I would say it is possible to break up short story and opinion hubs with sub-headings that tie in with the storyline but perhaps the length would surpass 500.
Perhaps I will try out headers on a short story to see how it works. I am always open to different approaches.
Great comment about photos. I keep my pics to half and in most instances quarter size. Big photos which are in your face are off putting.
Hey John, I suppose for game and film reviews you may have to use a few more than 500 words to give a full review in order to get into what you say, 'every nook and cranny'.
Comment duly noted. Thanks Hot Rod.
Thanks for your comment Shooter. I shall bear in mind that Google likes articles over 500 words.
Here is a question...I have written insanely long hubs. Should I go back and break them up now or just let them be? I could try it with one I suppose, just to see what happens.
I appreciate your answer Coding staff and agree that some hubs need more than 500 words whilst others required far less.
If your hubs are in the region of 750 to 1000 it is essential to break them down into sections to make it more readable.