'Epic' because it will be about 5000 words and 'epic' because.. well.. it's epic!
It's a post based on Brian Dean's idea of 'skyscraper' posts where you basically produce a 'list post' that is longer than any other list.
Let's say someone has produced a post about WA and it's title is "The 10 Best Things About WA"
To be a skyscraper post you have to write one titled "The Top 51 Things About WA"
Now, all you have to do is write 50-100 words about each entry and you've got a a number of things working for you:
- You have a post that contains a huge number of long tail keywords thus will feature on many conducted searches
- You have greater chances to include text/image links to your affiliate
- You come out as more 'authorative'/'expert' simply because you've gone deeper into the subject.
Well, gotta get on back