How many words should a post have?
I just made my longer post at my website: 2991 words, and that made me think.
What is the proper length of a blog post?
I'm usually OK with more than 1500 words, and happy when I'm over 2000 but I guess that's because of the influence of other people's articles I've read on this topic which say:
- Google loves long posts.
- Long posts give you more chances to spread long-tail keywords which will help you rank better.
The thing is that I've read people confessing to be afraid of writing long posts in case the reader won't go through all the content or may get tired in the process and leave for good.
From my personal experience, I have to say that if the topic is worth it and the content is easy to read, I don't mind log posts, I even enjoy them and ask for more!
I've read posts of successful bloggers which nearly have more words than some pocket books, so I guess that it actually works out pretty well.
What do you guys think about this?
Does size matter here? ;)