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How Important is a Webpage's Word Count?

ddenby
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How Important is a Webpage's Word Count?

When I run Traffic Travis reports, it always let's me know if I have less than 425 words on a page. How important is it to have 425 (or more) words on a page? All of my pages have between 200 - 375 words due to the page set-up, is this a big deal?
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michellerana
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The recommended number of words per article page is between 400-600. It is important that you provide good quality content for your visitors so that they would want to read more pages on your site. But if you could communicate your thought or idea with less than 400 words then you don't have to force yourself to write more words just to fulfill the word count standard.
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ddenby
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OK, thanks. But I'm not talking about articles, just simple web pages with information about products and services offered.
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Try and put as much information as you possibly can on a page in that case.
That is all you can really do.
I would not worry about it though, in other words as long as you have some other pages with good quality content and 400 words then that is fine.
Google won't send bolts of lightning toward you... ( I don't think..lol )
But again, try to have over 350-400
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The same number of words are recommended for review pages to provide a quality in depth review of the product for your visitors.

But I don't think you need to worry about word count if you're just going to list the products and services with a few information on your page. Just make sure that your page doesn't look "bare". Blank spaces at the bottom of your pages would look unappealing.
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