How long should a blog post be?

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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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