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vicky4227 private msg quote post Address this user
I am getting confused about word length and SEO. I don't long post and I don't write long. But since I am about to go into internet marketing, I am still wondering if there is hope of ranking and possibly making money those of us that write short posts in summary.
Trying to shoot out 2k+ words per post will be a great shift in my reality and ability.
So can someone help me with some advice.
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Site Admin Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@vicky4227

The 2K plus word post works well on sites that have an army of 300-word long posts.

Nobody can write 1000s or even 100s of 2K word posts.

Long posts show up in search ... but they don't get read. Nobody can read a post in less than a minute that is 2,000 words long.

When you search and choose a result ... what do you do next? Scroll down and see how long the article is. If it's too long, you back out.

Satisfy the query or the promise you are making in the title. Forget abt word length.
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Site Admin Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@vicky4227

Also ... it's not just the word count in the post that matters. It also matters what else is on the page that post appears in.

It's ridiculous to think a long-worded answer is better just because it is long. Or short is better because it's fast.

Make a promise in the title - deliver on that promise.

Rinse and repeat.

You will also be hard-pressed to be successful at this if you work at it alone. You need a network to hang with.

Also .. the smaller your target audience the easier it is to reach.

There are no plumbers or florists who have time to read 2000 word articles.
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vicky4227 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for your response because it is getting kind of confusing for me as i try to find a balance between length and ranking.
I guess being able to shoot out a 300, 400 and at least 500 word article should get me the results I am looking for.
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@vicky4227

Sadly, it's not just how much you write, it's also how many you write that will make a difference.

Too many people give up too soon.

Also depends on the size of the competitor and the size of the market you are in.

Let us know if you have more questions. Happy to help.
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vicky4227 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks a lot. Just took your advice. Currently working on some great post now though in a competitive niche.
Will let you know how it goes.
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
@vicky4227

Here are two blog posts that may help you:

The 4 Ys Of Success

Baker’s Dozen: 13 On-Page SEO Tips

It's not rocket science. Really. Remember these things and apply them to your multitude of 250 to 450 word posts and you will be found. Try for somewhere in that range but, when appropriate, write 2 word or 2000 word posts if they share what you need to say.

Always write for your readers, not the numbers.
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vicky4227 private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev
Thanks for your suggestions.

I am definitely taking a look at these links and will surely put them into practice.
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vicky4227 private msg quote post Address this user
Just finished reading the posts and they sure make important points that needs to be put into practice.

Time to get to work.
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Member Iamstevenb private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rev


Here are two blog posts that may help you:

The 4 Ys Of Success

Baker’s Dozen: 13 On-Page SEO Tips


I put your website back on my bookmark's bar. Your website looks great.
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
Do you know who Seth Godin is? How is that? Most of his blog posts are about 20 words long. Google sees him as eminently authoritative.
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GeorgiTodorov private msg quote post Address this user
Hi, Vicky! In short: Long posts outrank short posts.
Google gives an advantage to posts which are longer and detailed.


*Note: Of course, it doesn't mean that you need to do everything just to reach 2000 words. You don't have to write bla-bla content and any fluff. Each word should count.

@Vicky, why do you ask random people on a forum? Instead, just check the first 10 results in a given niche and see how many words is their content. You'll see that longer and more detailed ranks better.

Read that article by Neil Patel.

If you want to improve the SEO of your written content, read that post by Ahrefs Marketing Manager Sergey Aliokhin - 10 SEO Copywriting Rules To Make Your Content Rank in Google


Also, check Brian Dean's blog. He's one of the most popular bloggers who write on SEO. I think he hasn't published more than 30 posts in the last few years but each of his posts are detailed like an e-book. Much more than 2000 words. Sometimes 5000 words.

Here is what Mario Peshev the founder of Devrix says:
"Depth works flawlessly once you establish some interest. We aim for at least 1,500 words, but when a piece gets any attention, we double down into a long-form guide."


@Rev,are you Seth Godin? What if you write a 20 word post? Does anybody going to read it? It's not going to get even indexed by Google, bro. Many people give this example with Seth Godin just because they're lazy to write longer content. Godin has been publishing books since the early 90's, he has made a name long before Google and SEO.
Guess what, if you're not a "Seth" in your industry Google will not even bother to index your crappy 20-50-100-200 words posts. I am just so pissed when people who haven't tried anything give false tips.
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Top Contributor Steve private msg quote post Address this user
kind of reminds me of "How to Win Friends and Influence People"... lol

Oh, but then I probably don't know what I am talking about either, yep ... I knows nothing.

But at the end of the day, we all do what works... if short posts work for you then do short posts, if long work for you ... do long ... and google isn't the be all and end all, your audience is, doing what your audience wants tends to work out best.
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GeorgiTodorov private msg quote post Address this user
I think I answered the question.
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