My Longest Website Post Yet

Last Update: July 19, 2019

I am proud to say I finally posted my longest blog post yet on my website. It is currently over 4,300 words but I keep thinking of more info to add. I am testing out the length/write a comprehensive review strategy. I don't think any of my other posts are even 2,000 words.

This is a topic I have a lot of experience in so I decided to just go for it. It is on my health and nutrition website on the topic of bursitis. I wanted to write an ebook on this topic and thought I needed to save my ideas for an ebook but realized there was no need to do that. I could still write an ebook as well as have the post on my website.

So far it is not ranking as well as most of my new posts rank. I am not sure if they is due to the heavy competition in that topic or something else. I would say it has to do with Google's crack down on independent sites offering any sort of health information after the "Medic" update but my other posts are doing just fine so that must not be it. I am requesting comments on Site Comments and I am sure those will raise the rank quite a bit. I will continue to do that and see where it ends up. Of course this is my secondary site that does not have as much domain authority as my first site so maybe it will take longer for the post to rank.

I started this weeks ago and it got stalled out while we dealt with the heat and smoke. The smoke is better than yesterday. It wasn't bad at all this morning but is moving in again now.

Jessica

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Noteboom Premium
Well done! It seems that length is the most important factor at the moment.
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Swangirl Premium
We will see. So far it is ranking worse than most all of my other posts! I guess that is due to more competition in the topic.

Thank you,
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hummingbyrd Premium
Well done Jessica, that is truly impressive.
Jay
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Jay! We will see how it turns out.
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BElliott56 Premium
That is fantastic you wrote a post with that much content. I have already done that research on content length. The sweet spot tends to be 2k characters. to around 1500. if you go below 1k you may not even rank.

I would not discard that large post I know of ways you can publish your book on the web and for everyone that downloads it you get commissions. Let me know if you need help or are even interested.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks. I have wanted to publish with Amazon for a long time but I just don't have the time. I guess the information in my post will help job my memory when the time comes however.

Most of my posts rank in the top few pages of the search results immediately and many end up on the first page. This one is about the worst I have had! Maybe I will stick with my average post length which is closer to 1500 words now. I have many that are only 800 or 900 that rank well however.

I will have to wait and see what happens. Hopefully this is a monster just building up steam and it will raise to the top!
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BElliott56 Premium
If you create a new post 500 and under I was told it will not even rank and it may be classified as spam.
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Swangirl Premium
I don't have any posts under 500 words but I am pretty sure that is not true. It depends on the topic. Some topics can have shorter posts than others.
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DarrenNicola Premium
Well done, I did my longest post which is over 2,000+ this week.
All the best
Darren :)
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Swangirl Premium
Congratulations! I had never done one of even 2,000 before this.
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YumaBloggers Premium
Wow, you got me by 1000 words good going
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Swangirl Premium
I don't know that longer is always better. This is about the worst ranking of any of my posts so far! I will have to wait and see what happens.
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