How long is a normal blog post?
We all are taught here at Wealthy Affiliate that a blog post needs to be at least 1000 words on average.
The current research performed by Orbit Media, says the average post in 2019 is 1236 words. Five years ago in 2014, the average post length was only 808 words long. This shows an obvious trend toward longer posts that provide more information that our readers are looking for. I think we all know that our readers want to be as well-informed as possible and they want us to help them solve a problem they have.
The biggest increase in posts was found to be in the 1500 - 2000 word length. I mentioned in a previous that I think 1500 is the new minimum if you want to get ranked better. I always try to write all by articles/reviews at 1500 words or more.
There does appear to be consistent increase in blog post lengths for the people who are seeing the best results on their sites. More than 55% of the people in this study found the best success when they wrote at least 2000 words. And 92% of bloggers who wrote 1500 words or more, reported the best results.
Please remember, the number of words being 1500 - 2000 or more doesn't matter unless the content is of high quality. You can't just write a bunch of garbage and expect to see results with your blogs.
I hope this gives you a good idea of how long your blog posts need to be on your sites from now on, if you want to see the best results possible.