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Blog Content: The Longer the Better. Good news for biz storytelling

Blog Content: The Longer the Better. Good news for biz storytelling | Texten fürs Web | Scoop.it
Since Google dropped the Hummingbird patch, there’s been a new secret ingredient to getting noticed on the Internet: longer content equals higher rankings. Google indicated that content totaling 2,000 words versus 500 or less will rank higher on search engines. We here at Express Writers were skeptical at first.

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Prof. Stefan Heijnk's insight:

Good news for longform addicts. :-)

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:29 PM

Here's a great article that demonstrates how longer blog content is now the ticket to higher rankings. Yahoo! This is great news for biz storytellers.


As this article points out, it is a fallacy to think that you need to write exceedingly short stories in blog posts in order to engage readers. Being able to write longer content (1,5000-2,000 words) allows much greater flexibility when sharing stories in  your articles.


This post by Julia McCoy includes good data to counter the prevailing thinking that 500-word articles get the job done. Shorter articles do not lead to higher conversion rates either, as she documents. Other myths she addresses:

  • People don't like to read
  • People have short attention spans
  • People only read short messages
  • People are too distracted
  • Social media only wants short content


Grab all the data shared in this piece and feel free to share more of your stories.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Gav Morris's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:54 PM

The end of succinct at last...

Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:20 AM

IMHO, your content should be the length it needs to be to tell your story -- no shorter, no longer.  Don't be afraid of long posts as the people who are interested WILL read to the end. (And they are the ones you want to reach!) On the flip side, don't pad posts just to reach an arbitrary Google SEO number.

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We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI

We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI | Texten fürs Web | Scoop.it

Social Producers are the new storytellers Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Qvxa6J]


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janlgordon's comment, September 25, 2012 11:10 AM
Marty, I loved your insights and comments, right on the money - this is indeed one of those articles that ignites that spark in me and I can see in you as well - taking static content and moving it to the next level. Thank you for your kind words and wisdom as well.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 25, 2012 12:05 PM
Thanks Jan. I think your notes are more valuable than the article and this is NOT the first time that has been true :). Certainly the article by itself isn't as powerful as article + your note, so the very definition of the benefit of content curation - content becomes more valuable with each touch :). M
Josette Williams's comment, October 1, 2012 4:14 PM
Really happy you like this article Gust.