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How much content is too much?

docrobbins
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How much content is too much?

If you are tending toward a blogger/affiliate link site, how much should you blither on about, given the world's waning attention span?
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sean06
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Depends on how good it is. If you have really good content that people will really want to read, then you can add as much as you like.
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As far as the search engines go, there's no such thing as too much content. As far as getting to the point for your visitors... there is a definite limit. If you've got a point to get to... get to it quickly, or give people enough hooks to keep them reading IF ITS NECESSARY FOR YOUR POINT.

But in general... treat it like a newspaper article. They give you the major points of the article in a neat summary in the first paragraph, so you can skim it and see if its what you're interested in. Then they flesh out the details afterwards.

Really it depends on what sort of information you're trying to present, and what reaction you're hoping to get from the content. This is copywriting territory... it would be worthwhile doing a hunt around for articles on the subject.

Good luck
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According to AB the initial target for the number of articles upon setting up a website is 30. There is much talk about Google loving fresh content on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, it has been said that this will keep our sites ranking high in the indexes of the search engines. I have failed to see websites that are being continuously updated. Would someone please shed some light on what is actually required? Thank you. :)
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jpastorizo
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Crystal01,

The suggested number of articles for AB sites is 30. Once you have published the 30th article then you can stop updating the site. These sites are not blog type that will need regular fresh content. However, since the site is an "Authority" type of site then it would not hurt to keep adding new articles in it for keywords that you have not optimized your site for. Remember there are more than 30 keywords that you can target for each niche that you go into. And there are definitely more 2nd tier keywords that you may have not optimized for!

You have to make sure that your link building efforts are continuous. Even when you are already on the 1st page of the search engines you have to keep building links. It's more like what you need to do to keep your site on the 1st page of the search engines.



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