I know that I should do at least one outline and one internal. But what if an article might benefit from multiple of either out or in? Is it a problem if I have several in one article? (not all articles, obviously, but the occasional)

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lesabre Premium
Hi Diane, lot of it will be related to your article. I remember one of Jay's webinar's where he mentions it is good to have about three internal links so I would say the same is true for external links.
The recommended amount is as follows: 1-2 external links for every 500 words of content. Limit your total number of external links to 5 (which would be for a very long blog article that is approximately 2,000 words long).

All the best,
Michael
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Yes, that makes sense. Although some of my longer articles have been over 2000 words, the majority are between 1000-2000.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Diane, I average 3000 words but I feel like to cut it out. My niche is in health, and I always offer alternative herbal remedies to the prescription drugs which I am not a fan of. Think this adds up to the high word count.

All the best,
Michael
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
I, too, prefer natural methods to prescription. I'll look at your site.

Yes, the words can add up quickly if the subject calls for it. I'm writing a post about cactus right now. I've scaled it back but it will exceed 1500 and possibly 2000. I don't mind long posts, as long as they are full of useful, interesting information. I've seen too many that are just wordy. Seems to be true when people write a recipe site (one of my other sites in food/recipe). I sometimes want to shout, "just give me the recipe!" <haha> but it's all good. I know how to scroll.

Have a great day!
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lesabre Premium
Hi Diane, sometimes I proof read my articles at least twice just to see what are where I can do better.
With the warm weather I was thinking of posting a few recipes on healthy smoothies.
I promise I will not be too wordy :)

Have a great day too Diane,
Michael
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davehayes Premium
I'm with Mark, if it's relevant to the article then it can be a few
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thanks, Dave!
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davehayes Premium
No problem
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Mark1957 Premium
If your article is broadbrush and contains info about several differing (but connected) subjects then I'd consider outbound links to the most appropriate authoritative sites for each subject, not too many, and always making sure that the link opens in a new tab or window....you definitely don't want your site lost to the viewer by opening the link in the same tab/window your site is already open in.
Don't go mad though, keep your viewers on your site as long as possible!
Good luck Diane.
Mark
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thanks Mark. Yes I always have it open to a new tab. Part of my concern comes from my own style. I tend to follow rabbit trails too easily and so worry that I might lose my viewers to other sites. But I guess I need to make sure my material is captivating enough to hold them.
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Mark1957 Premium
Your own style is what makes you unique Diane.

For example, whatever offer you are promoting will be available in its entirety to buyers everywhere in the same guise.

The reason people buy the product from person A rather than person B will be because they were introduced to it by somone who resonated with them and not somebody else.

You and I could be promoting some course or other but people may chime more with you than me beasuse they like your writing style or backstory or whatever and they'll buy the exact same product from you because you are the unique element to that product.

Define your audience, workout who your ideal customer will look like and "talk" to them through your blogs with your own unique style because nobody else in the world can do that. I talk a bit about this in the article below. Good luck
Mark
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Triblu Premium
Hey Diane,

Use external links as quality sources. Personally, I would pick the best one for your source.

There has been the odd occasion (post) where I listed several posts at the very bottom of my post, that were on the same topic... but that is not my "normal" method.

Hope you find this helpful.
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Yes, that is helpful. Thanks!
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CandP Premium
Absolutely not, Diane. One of each is the recommended minimum but you can safely add more of either type if the context calls for it.
Philip
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Good to know, Phillip. Thanks! I just don't want the dear Google penalizing me so thought it best to check.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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CandP Premium
Thank you, wishing you a great weekend also Diane.
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