I know that copy writing experts have analyzed human preferences to show that shorter paragraphs and sentences are preferred by readers and that readers like text that's broken up in sections and headings. The question is this, do you think Google analyzes paragraph and sentence length when factoring value to a piece of content? Would Google favor one piece of content over another simply because the sentences and paragraphs were shorter and seemed to match up with what psychologists and web content experts have told us about human preferences? It would makes sense to me I suppose.
I suppose you're right about that, about it being more of an indirect ranking feature. You know, it's funny because we had a long debate on another forum thread about view duration and whether or not Google used it to rank sites. We talked about how sometimes people have multiple windows open while doing research and can really cause the average view duration to change just because they kept the window open but weren't reading the text. Whether Google uses view duration or not, it's still a good measure.
by Benji Mester 8 years ago
Do you think Google Cares about Paragraph and Sentence Length?I know that copy writing experts have analyzed human preferences to show that shorter paragraphs and sentences are preferred by readers and that lots of headings are better to break up the text than unbroken chunks of paragraphs. ...
by Jean Bakula 7 years ago
I seem to have come to HP just before all the changes. I have put in almost F/T hours on the days I write my hubs. I've read whole books, not only the ones I review, but for material for my hubs. I think what I write is well written and informative. I kept hoping as I got more readers, the money...
by Dr. John Anderson 6 years ago
Does anyone have any definitive information on this as the SEO advice is rather mixed.Some say that googlebot looks for keywords in the first sentence. It also relates to the text displayed on the SERP. Of course there may be negatives in terms of keyword stuffing and 'gaming'. I have noticed that...
by bogerk 7 years ago
All of my Hubs fluctuate between the 65 - 79 range with one or two that sometimes sneak in the 80 - 85. I'm just curious what it takes to get one or most of mine to stay about 80 or maybe even reach 90 +
by Olivia Philips 10 months ago
Hi Hubbers,I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article 12 Super Benefits of Grapefruit for Health. What can I do to improve? Thanks!
by Loraine Brummer 20 months ago
Which is the most important for search engine searches: the Hub summary or the first paragraph of the Hub? I thought the summary was most important, but I notice that sometimes searches show the first sentences in the hub. Are both equally important?
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