Follow-up to Question About Best Word Count for Google Rankings

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  1. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 10 months ago

    Hi all - I recently posted a question asking what the best minimum word count was to get high google ranking and received a number of helpful answers.  I found an article written in June of last year which suggests 2500 is the sweet spot with 3000 words receiving higher social shares.  At the same time the author points out there are other opinions and that not every topic lends itself to a high word count without including fluff.  I've included the article link below for anyone who wants to read it.  There are also a number of other helpful statistics listed there.
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    1. K S Lane profile image95
      K S Laneposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I've been wondering this myself.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I think the key thing here is that some topics simply do not lend themselves to being that long and trying to make them that long can ruin them.  I mean, how many things can you really say about how to bake an apple pie?

      Personally, I think we should spend our time working on quality rather than quantity.  The main reason for wanting long hubs is that they contain more key words.  Also, Google is now ranking them higher.  However, I have many hubs that are much shorter than that that do just fine. 

      Having said that, I'm now working to increase the length of some of them, but there are not many I can do that with.  So, I just do the best I can, which is all any of us can do  methinks.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image30
        Venkatachari Mposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        True. Not all articles can be ranked like that. There are many articles that you can't drag more than 1500 or 1800 words. It will become a boring stuff if you persist. But, many others can be lengthened far more than 2500 words. The main thing should be quality and appealing presentation.

      2. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 10 months agoin reply to this


    3. k@ri profile image90
      k@riposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the article.  I tend to write longer articles, so I'm happy, lol.  big_smile

  2. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 months ago

    Thanks for that article.   It's in line with what Paul was saying, that HubPages is finding that Hubs over 2,000 words are doing better now - which is not how it used to be.

  3. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 10 months ago

    Could the reason for Google wanting longer hubs perhaps be that a page with 2500 words of content gives more room for adverts than a page of only 800 words?

    Just wondering...


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