What is the Ideal Blog Length for SEO in WordPress?

Jan 31, 2019 | Webinars

What is the ideal blog length for SEO in WordPress? The question that haunts every content writer – How long should my blog article be for best SEO practices? Of course you want Google to love your content – but is the right word count 2,000 words? Is it 500 words? How long is too long?

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Hey y’all, you have found a video on a YouTube channel dedicated to all things WordPress. And specifically, this video’s going to be a section of a webinar, a longer webinar, that I did with Rebecca Gill. In the WordPress industry, she’s really looked at as one of the leaders in search engine optimization. And in this short clip, Rebecca helps us look at the question that haunts every person who writes content for a website. How long should my blog article, or my page content, be? Let’s jump into the video right now and catch this section.

[Rebecca] All right, so, another hat tip is, as you are thinking about writing that quality content, keep in mind the length. The average piece of content on the first page of Google is about 1800 words. Remember I said at the beginning of the presentation, that back in the day, I could rank for 300 words? I could. Well, those days, sadly, are gone. We have to have longer content.

Now, when I say longer content, I don’t want you just to fill the page with like random text, like we did in high school in our essays to make it fill the actual piece of paper. That’s not what I’m talking about. I want you to explore a topic in more depth, so you can elongate that piece of content, so that you’re thoroughly covering the topic at hand, which will make your piece of information better than your competitor. That’s what I mean when I say longer content. It’s not fluff, I want you to produce meat, but meat is the purpose, so Google can say, without a doubt, yes, this is the best piece of content on the internet.

[Kori] Pretty amazing, right? If you’re ready now to go forward with how to actually do onsite SEO, it’s time to catch the full one hour webinar. I have that video totally for free right here on YouTube for you. I’m gonna put the link right here. And, if this helps you out, please be sure to like, comment, and subscribe. See ya next time.