22 May 14 3:44 pm
This subject is something I always find interesting because I have always written fairly long articles, the problem is after doing this for many years talking to many people in person as well as people in many forums I and so many I have talked to decided people on the internet are lazy and just plain stupid.
I also think google perpetrates this by making people think they will always get quick simple answers to what ever they are looking for. I have shown many people of all ages some of my articles that I am planning on posting and most of them say if they saw that article on the internet they would never read it because it was to long.
At the time that article was just over 1000 words and I said but if you need information and it takes that many words to explain what you need to know how will you ever get the information you are looking for if you don't take the time to read it.
So as for me I stopped even looking at my word counter when putting together an article. I keep writing till I think I put in all the information I would want if I was looking for it and most of my articles are written that way because I do articles on subjects I had looked for in the past.
So this is a very difficult question because if Google wants longer articles in order to get better rankings even thought studies show people don't read long articles you then have to decide whether you want good rankings or you want people to read your article but how will they read your article if you don't have good rankings but if you have good rankings and people see your long article and just clicks out or reads a little then clicks out then what good are the good rankings.
I have to say that the way the internet is becoming it is just becoming so stupid and how are we supposed to be able to figure anything out if they keep changing the rules. If people don't want to read articles over lets say 800 words long but google likes articles 1500 to 2000 words long in order for google to rank it well then what are we supposed to do. It is just so stupid.
One last thing I would like to ad is that not every subject can have a long article, if you have a cake baking site there is no way without boring everyone to death to have an article with 1500 words in it, there is only so many ways to tell someone how to whip up the cake batter.