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 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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Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay

I am an independent Management Consultant. In my previous corporate career, I have worked in Banking, Private Equity and Software industry. I like doing equity research and financial analysis in my free time. I also enjoy reading and writing on history and current affairs related matters.

10 thoughts on “How long should a blog post be?

    • October 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks a lot!

  • October 18, 2015 at 6:35 am

    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!

    • October 25, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks. Even I found that rather intriguing.

    • October 25, 2015 at 5:31 pm


  • October 19, 2015 at 6:19 am

    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.

    • October 25, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Very well put. I think that’s a very important point you highlighted.

  • October 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

    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.

    • October 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      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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