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Does word count per post hurt you?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nosence, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    My site has a fairly good amount of traffic, and sometimes I just post a quick update or information or tips for each day, I try to make them as long as possible but sometimes its just not possible

    I have always done this on this site, but I am just now trying to work on my search engine ranking.

    will a low word count hurt you?
     
  2. Antal

    Antal Newbie

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    I do not think so. there are some excellent sites have only 100 words per post.
     
  3. solventnine

    solventnine Junior Member

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    To the best of my [limited] knowledge, you don't want anything below about 250 words. Low word counts are common to scraped and spun content, content stolen from YouTube (i.e., video-only posts), etc.

    Effectively you have to have enough content for the search engines to take what you're saying seriously, and apparently 250 words (or somewhere around there) is the baseline.
     
  4. beerSEO

    beerSEO Newbie

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    IMO experience it's best to have a good ratio of code to text...so anything like 20% or above. There's websites to check this but I can't friggin' post links yet.

    Point is...more text = more content and if it's unique, that's ideal.
     
  5. vinniffa

    vinniffa Junior Member

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    This is BS

    If you are posting original interesting content, don't worry about that..

    Don't worry about these little details.. just build quality


     
  6. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    All of my content is unique, but sometimes I just cant get to that high of a word count.

    During the day I do some small updates, I guess I could try bundling them up a bit, This site gets around 20 pages of content added per day which is all unique but generally is only around 100 words or so

    what kind of site shows the ratio?
     
  7. beerSEO

    beerSEO Newbie

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    search G for woorank

    it's a stupid site but it has some algo for text to code ratio...

    Either way what vinniffa said is true...
     
  8. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    I was posting comments earlier on a blog that had many pages of page rank 3, 4 and 5. A lot of the posts were one sentence and 1 photo. So no, I don't think it really matters.