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Blog Post Length

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jerrymc, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. jerrymc

    jerrymc Regular Member

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    What's the ideal blog post length for SEO?
    What has been your experience?
     
  2. blogzandstuff

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    well according to Yoast it's anything over 300 words, no expert though so some members may disagree
     
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    Make your articles as long as necessary.

    The problem with telling you a one-size-fits-all ideal post length is that it all depends on what you're writing, your niche, your target audience, and how you plan on writing your article.

    Writing an article that's too short can cause a user to find it uninformative and bounce off the page, or it can encourage a user to browse other parts of your site because they like your "straight-to-the-point" style. On the other hand, if you make the post too long, you may bore users off your site and back into the SERPs (where they'll look for an article that gets to the point), or the readers will really like the content and continue reading your other posts.

    That's quite the conundrum, isn't it?
     
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    Contrary to the popular belief that posting long articles is not a good idea to keep your readers' attention, Neil Patel said in one of his articles (I forgot the specific link, however) that longer articles improve the Time On Page and Bounce rate of websites.

    I understand some would insist that long articles will bore readers to death. That could be true if this "bored reader" isn't your target audience.

    People who are really, really, really (did I already say "really"?) interested on your topic would stay on your page and read some more regardless if your articles are too long. For as long as your target audience sees how informative your content is and feels like you're talking directly to them through your writing, I don't see a reason why writing long articles is a bad idea.

    Beating around the bush just to lengthen the article is a bad idea.
    You can't write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" on the first paragraph and write "You know that lazy dog, man? Oh boy, the quick brown fox jumped over it the other day. Didn't you see that, man?" on the last paragraph.
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    300 at a bare minimum, but try to aim for at least 500 minimum. The longer the posts are the more long tails you will hit without even noticing. You need to find a balance between people giving up going further, and more people coming in.
     
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    Content is the important for everything.
    For a minimum you can try to give 500 words because it gives the better result.
    For a good traffic you have to provide longer content because longer pages attract more links and these links help you to get a good rankings.
     
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    200 words written by US native native writer is more than enough bro.
     
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    I'm no expert on writing, but I vary mine.some are for example 354 words, some are 640. You have to bear in mind most people use phones now, so a 1,000 word article can be a bit over powering, especially when they can watch a YouTube video that tells them everything in a minute. Depends on your subject of course
     
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    I have read that "sites or posts with lengthy content have better chance of ranking as compared to site with less content" !
     
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    I think it's based on relevance, a 1000 word ramble or 300 word informative article
     
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    Sure related content is always better.
     
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    I usually see 200 - 300 words but should not be more than 500, it's best for generating discussions.
    Readers always look for the shortest but most helpful blogs,
    just be precise on your content and aim for the interest of the readers.
     
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    The ideal word count that i use regularly is 300 - 500 for blog posts.
    My suggestion would be to use real contents as it brings you more value.
     
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    I do 300 - 400 use of words for standard blogging length, long enough for discussion based posts.
    But as long as the response are coming it's all for you to add.
     
  16. Capo Dei Capi

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    What about Canada,New Zealand,UK,Ireland,Australia? They are all English countries besides the US. Non Native can be as well as a Native or even better.
     
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    In terms of retaining the visitor, delivering the info they want, and getting keyword content written naturally, I've found 1000-2000 words works best.
     
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    Longer than your competition.
     
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    Based on our needs you have to go for 300, 400, 500 words per post... But Make sure content should be quality and informative which related to your niche as well as your product.
     
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    Over 5000 words.