Is word counts still important?

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For example, I write review articles for the products and I want to get ranked on the 1st page of Google.

Do word counts still matter in your article?

I am planning to always write 500-800 word articles for my blog.
 

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I stick to that word count as well in most niches that aren't too competitive and only go higher if I really feel the need for it.

Actual content before fluff. Google is getting better at detecting this IMO, and probably will with time as well.
 

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It depends on the keyword and competitor. If you search a keyword and all of the results on the first page are over 1000 words, you need to be in that same word-range to rank.
 

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yes word count part of seo , but quilty more of a issue , cutting shit out helps .

let say your comp got a 1000 worded article , but it full of shit no appeal for the niche .

you using in depth understandable article, will beat the comp.

the idea is writing with proof in mind ,meaning it real what your saying, and explined easly .
 

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of course, 500 - 1000 is for single product reviews or quick overview type and comparison reviews should be at least 3k word.
 

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try to make it over 2k worded article..at the same time it should look natural & real not stuffed.
 

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It depends on competition and 1000+ words are good with quality and informative content.
 

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Our best-performing content is usually 1,500+ or even 2,000+ words. However, I wouldn't attribute the results to word count alone: Content quality and overall reading experience, imo, is more important.
 

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It depends on the competitors keyword, if your niche is highly competitive, then you have to add maximum 1000 words to give better content.
 

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There are some recent case studies showing the correlation between ranking positions and word count in articles.

If I can dig them out I'll share them, but longer articles of good quality work well, just don't fill them with fluff to pad them out.
 

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There's been plenty of studies that have shown the higher the serp position, the higher the word count (im not saying if you add thousands of words you'll magically rank #1)

just make sure that if you do long-form content, the extra words actually serve a purpose and you're not just fluffing it up with useless or repeated statements.
 
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