How long should a blog post be?

How long should a blog post be is a question for which each person seems to give a different answer. No two answers seem to be the same.

In this post, I asking you the reader, how long do you think should a blog post be based on your experience and knowledge?

Please share your answer by commenting, and also share link / links to some of your longer posts. Also if you have any other observations feel free to share and comment.

Coming back to the topic, I did some research on the Internet and found wildly varying answers. I am presenting some of the more authoritative one’s below.

#1 As per Quicksprout

Neil Patel is an authority on SEO and in this 2014 article called “How Long Should Each Blog Post Be? A Data Driven Answer“, he says the following.

  • Longer posts usually perform better on every level.
  • If you’re looking for numbers, a post that is above 1,500 words seems to be in the zone of ideal length.

#2 As per Thewritepractice

Joe Bunting in his piece “How Long Should Your Blog Post Be? A Writer’s Guide” says that there are 3 Perfect Lengths for Blog Posts.

  • For more comments, write short, discussion-based posts no longer than 275 words long.
  • For more social media shares, aim for medium length blog posts between 600 to 1,250 words.
  • For more traffic from Google, Write longer, heavily researched posts 2,450 words long.

#3 As per John Rampton for Forbes

As per this article in Forbes how long should my blog post be

  • 200 words post is perfectly acceptable if the blog has been created to sell a product of service.
  • 1000+ words or more post is good for SEO.
  • 2000+ words are more likely to get to top 10 of google.

What do you think? What should be the ideal length of a blog post?

Do share your comments below or drop me an email at benny.ya@gmail.com. Do not forget to share a link(s) to your more longer posts.

It will be interesting to see what kind off answer we can come up with.

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10 Replies to “How long should a blog post be?”

  1. I agree. Very useful post! I personally prefer shorter blog posts so I also write short blog posts. Interesting to know that Google likes longer posts!

  2. I think it all depends on (a) if the reader is really interested in the subject of the blog and (b) how as a writer you manage to keep the reader interested in what you are saying. Short or long, those are the key principles.

  3. Thats a very interesting piece of information. Most blog posts are small. My photoblog has only photographs and very little text. I need to do more work and research for that.

    1. Glad you found it interesting. There are some specific SEO techniques for photo like alt tag and description and image caption. Perhaps you could look into that aspect.

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