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Minimum Word Count for posts?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by wallofiron, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    Anyone have a theory on word count/blog post size to stay clear of a google penalty?

    Obviously original content but is 250 words okay? 500? 800? At what point does google consider it just purely indexed page building rather than orignal rich content?
     
  2. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

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    I would say 500 words would be good, as it looks like you put more effort into writing articles/building content/whatever. Too many short articles would look suspect, I think.
     
  3. momba12

    momba12 Junior Member

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    After reading a couple "panda" guides, one "guru" suggests a minimum of 700 words for best results. I have no proof of this, but I try to follow that rule.
     
  4. Zeu5_

    Zeu5_ Registered Member

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    I want to put a simliar question to this topic: What if there is nothing more to say about the topic? Should i write around the facts to fill the article with words? Then the quality is really bad, but the keyword density and word count is correct.
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  5. Retiredb430

    Retiredb430 Newbie

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    Stick to around 500 words of quality content, keep your keyword density to around 3-5% so for every 100 words your keyword will show up 3-5 times, also try to modify the order of the keywords and add some keywords that are similar to original just to stay on the safe side, Google knows about overkill of keywords and crappy unrelated content