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Got carried away and wrote 4000 words HQ article, what should I do with it?

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  1. stripehat

    stripehat Newbie

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    Hi all,
    This is my first post, but have been visiting the forum for a looong time, just never felt a need to register.

    Last week I began writing an article for a phrase that has 5k monthly Google searches with estimated bid of $14 per click from ad-sense.

    I really carried away and have 4000 words in three main sections with dozens of anchors . The subject is such that it really looks nice if all is interconnected on the same page. Did excellent research for each section, with really short and relevant writing.
    The funny thing is that I have not finished the article yet, and I can surely add another 1000 words.

    What should I do with this article, all advice is welcome?

    Should I split it in 3 different articles?
    Should I leave it as it is on a single page?
    Should I try to make silo, linking several new pages that can be resources for each section?

    Thanks and regards
     
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  2. PassionateWriting

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    I think splitting it into 3 different articles can be a nice idea, as not many like reading a 5000 words article. :D
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Some of the best blogs/sites in the world have 5K words articles. If you don't know what to do with the article you can always give it to me
     
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    You should split it into multiple article and keep home page post with 1000+ words. And then other articles you should keep within 500-600 words (not more than that) if you plan to monetize it with AdSense. If you are into CPA then you can increase the word counts for each article
     
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    i also agree splitting into 3 wud b an amazing idea... and after all these the attentiuon span of the readers is generally low... so small articles wud be preferred and ur hard-work would not be wasted also.
     
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  6. stripehat

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    Never had experience with big articles like this, all the articles on my site are 600-1.2k words long.

    The thing is, the search phrase and title of the article is such, that people who search it, will probably like everything as a whole.
    Checked also competition on first page on Google, all articles there for the phrase are no longer than 1k words.
    If I go with a single article of 4k words, will this give me an edge over the competition?
     
  7. Duffers5000

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    Personally I would keep it all one article. Some of my better sites have articles of 2000-3000 words.

    If you wanted you could use one article but break it into seperate pages....ie continue reading page 2,3,4,5 etc. Ive been told thats good for the clickbait but its not something I use.

    Would have to trust your word on the quality. The most important part of writing is editing and I have often stripped a 1500 word article back to 700-800 to make it more readable.
     
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  8. jollyman

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    Of course, You can go with the 1st option with a slight change, instead of posting one huge article in one site. If you posses excellent writing skills then you can just split into 5 articles and post it on 5 high authority sites with a link back to yours. 1000 words articles is more than enough for eye catching IMO.
     
  9. Kolaveri

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    Splitting into separate pieces targeted a different longtail group would be better for SEO.