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    SEO Article Length


    Hello everyone, I am new and this is my first post.

    I wanted to ask, is there a recommended article length to get the best SEO optimization?

    Thank you.
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    Short answer is no.
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    Just don't leave any stones unturned and Google will more than likely deem the article to be of a high standard.
    As for "word counts", it isn't a ranking factor, so there's no magic number. There's a correlation for longer articles ranking better, that's because they tend to answer the users question better.
    Last edited by matt1966; May 18th, 2019 at 01:16 PM.
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    ok thank you so much. Can I ask what do you mean by not leaving any stones unturned?
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    Basically answer the users query extremely well.
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    I think my above esteemed colleagues should state they are giving their opinion as most SEO professionals see huge benefits from long-form content.
    Read here: https://neilpatel.com/blog/create-long-form-content/
    and Google SEO Long Form Content
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    All we can ever do is voice our opinions and from experience we state what we have found and learnt. Having to explain that every thread would become tedious to say the least.
    I followed your link as always willing to learn more and got the following.



    But lets look at the question, The OP asked for a recommended length for a article. The simple answer there is not one. There cant be as it all depends on the question.

    It is perfectly true a long article gives more chances to rank for long tail keywords but that is not what the OP asked about.
    Google do not use word count as a ranking factor which is basically what was being asked.

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    I think the minimum should be 400 words, but nowadays the trend is to write longer like 1000+ words
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    Originally Posted by sarahmarie
    I think the minimum should be 400 words, but nowadays the trend is to write longer like 1000+ words
    How can you write 400 words about a guide which only requires 1-2 steps? Or a yes or no answer?
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    Originally Posted by matt1966
    How can you write 400 words about a guide which only requires 1-2 steps? Or a yes or no answer?
    This page https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-Your-Shoes is #1 for how to tie your shoes. It's quite a long article... 2000 words. That's how.
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    Complex questions require complex answers
    Simple questions require simple answers https://isitchristmas.com/
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    There are many methods on how to tie your shoes. There is a lot to write about, giving a longer answer with different methods makes sense for the query as it adds more value.

    So, so many question though, where there’s only one route (coding questions for example) are not long, and it makes no sense for them to be long. They’re to the point. I see these types on a daily basis.
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    Yes KP the act of tying one's shoes laces is a complex procedure, its one we humans tend to learn at a early age but does not deter from the fact that it requires a fair amount of dexterity and mental ability to achieve. To put this into words is not a simple exercise so I would expect the answer to be quite long.

    Whereas the question "Is It christmas" requires only a Yes or No answer, its a boolean response to a very simple question.
    Last edited by KernelPanic; May 29th, 2019 at 06:00 AM.
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    Longer the better with images every 300 words imho

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    Originally Posted by Chedders
    Whereas the question "Is It christmas" requires only a Yes or No answer, its a boolean response to a very simple question.
    Long form SEO is not debatable. It works. What works better? Links, the page you continually refer to has thousands of quality links and little competition.

    I don't understand why this needs to be explained to you... unless you haven't even built a link in 6 years lol
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