Do You Doubt The Importance Of Comments?
After doing my keyword research for a new blog post I checked out the competition in Search Analysis in Jaaxy to see which other posts I'd need to compete with to have any chance of getting on Google's first page for my selected keyword.
The post in position #1 consists of 7,000 words...... WOW! Looks like I'll have to type my fingers off to create a longer than usual post if I want any chance of being able to compete.
Checking the other Google page 1 posts, none were this lengthy, consisting of between 1500-3000 words.
But, I was interested to see what type of information was contained in this 7,000 word long post, and curious to see how a post of that length could be written on the subject without including a whole lot of repetitive waffle.
On checking out the website, surprisingly, the actual post was not even 1,000 words long, the remaining 6,000 plus words came from a LOT of comments. And, honestly the actual post isn't even that informative. So from this research I can only conclude that Google loves long format posts, even if the majority of words come from comments.
Some of us have had our frustrations with Site Comments lately, however it IS a good opportunity to start getting comments to your posts and additional LENGTH.