How long should a blog post be?

Hello there!!!!! 🙂

I am back!

If you have been following me online for quite a while, you probably have noticed my absence in the blogosphere for the past few months.

Today is January 20 – 2017.

I took a huge break from blogging to work on other things in my life. I have been focusing a lot on my personal health. I lost about 50 pounds since last summer (2016). And I’m currently on a 21 day fasting challenge. 😉

I will be sharing more about my journey and adventures on upcoming blog posts so you might want to subscribe to get updates.

Anyway, you came here because you have a question ……

If you are wanting to build a successful blog online, one that gets you traffic, leads, and sales, you might be wondering ….

How long should a blog post be?

If you do some research online you will read many different opinions that can leave you more confused than anything else.

Hey! … that was me when I first started blogging online!

You will find some pro bloggers who say the longer the blog post the better. At the same time, you will also find other pro bloggers who disagree with that.

To be dead honest with you, there is not a “golden rule” when it comes to blog post length.

How long should a blog post be? – As long and as short as it needs to be – for your audience.

It does not really matter how long a blog post should be.

BUT ….

If you want the search engines (like Google) to LOVE your blog, publishing 2,000+ words epic blog posts often can make a big impact on your rankings.

The search engines love in-depth, detailed blog posts that are 2,000+ words. But not every online reader does, right.

A lot of people online tend to have a short attention span. But not every single person online does, of course

So … you gotta mix it up a little bit! 🙂

Some weeks publish blog posts that are 500 – 600 words long and some other weeks publish epic blog posts that are 1,500 – 2,000 words long.

Don’t stress too much about the length of your articles.

Because you don’t really have to.

Just WRITE.

Write without worries.

Once you are done, go through the entire blog post and edit it.

Take the time to make your blog post EPIC, no matter how long it is.

The QUALITY of your blog post is what really really matters.

Not the length of it.

But the quality of it.

You get what I’m saying here?

Let me know in the comments section below 🙂

I can tell you from my own experiences that it does not really matter how long your blog posts should be for your blog to start building up traffic.

What matters, and will always matter, is the quality of the content you are sharing.

Of course, you should definitely mix it up with the length of your blog posts, to benefit from the search engines as much as possible.

Focus on Quality – not Quantity.

I, honestly, do not pay a lot of attention at how many words my blog posts are, anymore. I want all of my focus on the content I want to share with my readers (my niche).

Sometimes my blog posts would be 500 – 900 words long. And sometimes my blog posts would be 2,000+ words long.

I am telling you to mix it up cuz I mix it up and make sure you go for quality over quantity. You can see how well my blog is doing by just looking at a few Google rankings …. …. so I know what I’m talking about here 😉

I know what I’m talking about here so take this advice seriously.

You can see for yourself how well this internet marketing blog is doing on Google …. because I implement everything that you are learning here – myself. 😉

All I do is focus on QUALITY CONTENT. Google loves that!




I’m showing you a few keywords some of my blog posts are ranking for – naturally. I did not do any “Off-Page” SEO to any of these blog posts. All I did was FOCUS on the QUALITY of the content I share with the people in my niche.

I did not do any “Off-Page” SEO to any of these blog posts. All I did was FOCUS on the QUALITY of the content I share with the people in my niche.

Google is aware of how valuable your content is to a certain niche, so they help you out by ranking your blog posts up in the search results for a specific keyword.

They do that because you are also helping them by providing their user with the best content possible. Makes sense?

You make a Google user happy – then Google gets happy and ranks up your blog post organically. And thanks to that you get more exposure and traffic. So, at the end, because YOU really cared about the quality of your content, now everyone is

So, at the end, because YOU really cared about the quality of your content, now everyone is happy happy 🙂

I hope you get what I’m saying here kid! haha

Let’s wrap it up

Bottom line is, you shouldn’t stress too much about how many words your blog post should be and how long – because most people online do not really care. What they care more about is the INFORMATION.

But you do want to mix it up with the length of your blog posts. Test things out with your audience and see what type of blog posts they engage with the most. It all comes down to learning more about your audience and delivering exactly what they are looking for.

And, of course, there is a little bit more that you can learn about blog post length. Here is a valuable article by Joe Bunting at thewritepractice.com.

This should answer your question “how long should a blog post be?”! 😉

Do you have any questions on this topic? – leave your comment below!

Please, share this with other blogs online. Thanks, you are awesome!






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19 Comments

  1. Paul January 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks, for this great post Freddy. I’ve been wondering what you have been up to? I try my best not to worry about blog post length. Writing what is in your heart and helping others is what we should be doing. Sometimes it could be as little as 250 words but the average words are about 400 to 800 words.

    From my research it seems the longer blog posts do rank better than the shorter ones. But, it does depend you the subject matter and niche.

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera February 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Paul!

      I have been up to too much brother! haha … that is a good thing you know 😉

      ANd I agree with you there. What matters the most, and always will, is the Quality of the content you are putting out. Of course, you also want to please the Search Engine Algorithms and that is why you should also go for EPIC long blog posts!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment, Paul!

      Keep up the great work man!

      See you around 😉

      Cheers!

  2. Omar Saady January 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Hello Freddy,
    Welcome aboard after quitting for a while.
    As you have mentioned above, we don`t have to be worry about how long should our blog posts be. We should focus on producing quality content for our readers firstly, Search engine will love us later.
    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome and well organized post.
    Best wishes
    -Omar

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera February 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Omar!

      I didn’t “quit”. I took a long break, that is all 😀

      My blog get traffic and generates leads for me whether I work on it or not – so that allows me to take breaks whenever I want to!

      And yes, always think about Quality First! … it really really matters what type of content and how helpful your content is to your readers.

      I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this blog post.

      Thank you very much for coming by and leaving a comment.

      Keep up the great work!!

      Cheers 😀

  3. Paramjot Singh January 24, 2017 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Hey, Freddy.
    This is an informative article for newbies.
    According to me, the Lengthy posts gets rank better quickly on search engines compare to shorter ones.

    But, it also depends on the niche and topic of the Blog post. 🙂

    Thanks a lot.
    ~ Paramjot Singh.

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera February 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Hey Paramjot!~

      Yes. This is a very common question among the new bloggers online.

      When it comes to blog post length – you gotta mix it up!!

      Always keep your readers and also the search engines in mind. You can’t go wrong when you focus on this!

      Thank you very much for coming by and leaving a comment, Paramjot.

      Keep up the great work as well buddy!

      Cheers 😀

  4. Philip V Ariel February 2, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Hey Freddy,
    What a pleasant surprise,
    Happy to see you back again!
    Good to know that you are improving better with your health part.
    Wish you all the best.
    Coming to the subject, I am sure Google too likes the lengthy one than a shorter one.
    Anyways all depends on the subject we deal with.
    Of course, if we are up to the point which our readers need a major part of it is fulfilled.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a great time of sharing and caring ahead
    Wish you good health.
    Best
    ~ Phil

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera February 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Philip!

      Thank you thank you 🙂

      I appreciate your kind words my friend.

      I know a lot of new bloggers online ask this question a lot; “how long should a blog post be?”

      So, I decided to dive into it 😉

      I’m glad to hear that it is informative and helpful.

      Thank you very much for coming by and leaving a comment, Philip!

      Keep up the great work yourself buddy!

      Cheers! 😀

  5. Probloggerhub March 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Hey guys this is a very nice post that is cant wait to share i like the way you have answered this problem. if you can write a longer content today and write a short one tomorrow It is still okay. However you should also focus on originality and quality of the content

  6. Alex May 1, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy, Great post! I’ve been looking alot lately at how to generate good content and have often wondered if it’s worth create lots of shorter posts or fewer more in depth longer ones. I think your post panswers that question nicely. Hopefully your greats work here will help us all make some money online – Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  7. Jirua May 2, 2017 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Great post. Here are the some best tips. The post will really helpful for people who want to be long there blog. Keep a good working.

  8. Vikas Kumar May 4, 2017 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy

    I usually write blog post in between 600-800. But still it is not ranking.

    I am blogging from 1month. Have you any suggestion for me..

  9. Iilaj May 4, 2017 at 5:02 am - Reply

    Awesome post there is such a lot’s of thinks that can help to be long our blog post.

  10. Ansaar May 30, 2017 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Thanks Freddy for your good info

  11. Avi singh July 2, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Another veru helpful post Sir. This is one of the most important tip that we must be knowing i.e the validity of our posts.
    Thank you for such a essential tip.

  12. infoj July 6, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

    This statement of yours is bang on “there is no golden rule”. The safest and surest way is to have good content. Rest of the things will be taken care of automatically.

  13. Neeraj Mishra July 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Very imformative post
    Thanks for sharing keep it up
    good work

  14. Jimmy Sharma July 15, 2017 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Hey,Thanks for the information.
    Its very informative to the newbiew like me, who just entered in SEO field. Please update some posts more about SEO.

    Will love to read them too.

    Thanks

  15. Patrick July 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Just as my English teacher in high school said; make it like a skirt, short enough to keep it interesting, long enough to cover the important stuff!!

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