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Length of articles after Panda

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thedon23, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I did a bit of searching around, and couldn't find much on this. Obviously, quality is lot more important after Panda, but I'm also curious, as far as length of article's, what's the norm now? It seems like the standard 500 words doesn't cut it any longer.

    Most of my articles are 750+ words..is that sufficient? Is there any benefit of writing articles longer than that?
     
  2. PhillyLuke

    PhillyLuke Junior Member

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    I don't think there's a set "length" of article that Google is now looking for - whether it's 500 words or 750 words - if it's crap content it's crap content.

    Whenever I need to speculate about "what google wants" I just focus on what an actual reader would want - which is an article that answers their question no matter what the length.

    If that extra 250 words is going to mean the difference between a crappy article and good one then make it 750 long.

    It never hurts to get more in depth with whatever topic you are writing on. But if it's the difference between a spun to death 500 and 750 word article, then both are poor choices
     
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  3. determined

    determined Regular Member

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    Well said!
     
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    4trsuted Regular Member

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    There is recent noticeable different with articles that has not only 500 words, but at least 1 image, 1 video, 1 list and has several links to relevant articles. Especially works with "how to" niches.
     
  5. HelloInsomnia

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    If your outsourcing your articles shoot for 800 words. Of course quality matters above all not just for Google but for keeping people on your site as well.
     
  6. Gudrulea

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    But how the fuck can detect Google the "crap content"? Its just a robot... if It's unique I think it's ok.