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Study: Effective Blog Posts are Longer, More Media-Rich than Ever

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When it comes to creating effective content that gets real results, SEOs and content marketers have had two questions constantly in the back of their minds for years: how long should a blog post be, and how often should a site post a new blog?

Over time, the answers have varied wildly. Long, in-depth blog posts are often touted as a way to get long-term traffic from search, but short, "snackable" articles from 200-500 words have been an industry standard for years. Almost six years ago, we recommended posts between 250 and 1,000 words. So where are we now?

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Why Your Blog Never Gets Comments

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According to a study by Jakob Nielson, 90% of users at the average website never contribute a single comment. Just 9% of users comment on occasion, while 1% of users comment frequently.

Although these numbers seem pretty grim, the news is even worse for most bloggers. Nielson calculates that approximately 95% of all blog readers never comment, while 4.9% contribute occasionally and the remaining 0.1% comment frequently. Sadly, given these statistics, odds are quite good that your blog never gets comments, at least not nearly as many comments as you would like.

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How Long Should This Article Be?

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If there's any one question that beginning, intermediate and advanced online content writers, as well as virtually any type of content writer, grapple with on a daily basis, it has to be this: "Exactly how long should this article be?"

The simple answer, of course, is "only as long as it needs to be - no longer, no shorter." To this, you may say: "Alright then, exactly how long does this article NEED to be?" And so, the cycle continues. In reality, there are several items to consider when determining the appropriate length of your on-line article or blog post.

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How to Make People Love Your Blog

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Think back to your days in high school for a moment. Do you remember the popular kids in your class? Why did they always seem to attract the most attention? Were they good looking, funny, smart, athletic, or controversial? Did they offer something unique and buzz-worthy? Whatever they did have to offer, many of the kids in school either wanted it and/or looked up to it.

These same exact principles can be applied to blogging and, more specifically, your blog site. When you are successful at creating a popular blog you really do become the "cool kid on the block."

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10 Ways to Make Sure Your Content Will Suck

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Writing high quality content for your personal or business website or Blog can be extremely difficult, especially if you are looking to establish a loyal following of readers.

In addition to learning to write high quality, grammatically correct content, you will also want to take the time to learn at least the basics associated with search engine optimization (SEO). The reason for this is that high page rankings require both quality content and sound SEO principles. However, the intent of this post is to list the top 10 ways to make sure that your content will suck.

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