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    length of article and bolding

    If you are doing on page SEO then I would say that keep the word count higher and minimum it should be 500 words..

    If you make only keyword bold then it doesn't look natural, you need to bold some important point within the paragraphs too.
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    You can also use h1/h2/h3 tags instead of bolding everything. You can then just rework the article to include a keyword in those tags. I personally don't like reading am article that has bold words all over the place.
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    I've been using wp easy seo plugin that does that automagically for you, but I think it attracted Penguin, so going back and reworking the adornments on tons of sites. For homepage on micro niche, i'll do 1000 words with 500 words for other content pages...

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    Keep the length of the article between 250 to 400 words otherwise the article will be so lengthy which many people prefer to ignore. So make it short, high quality and fresh to get advantages in term of traffic and back links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Smith View Post
    Keep the length of the article between 250 to 400 words otherwise article will be so lengthy which many people prefer to ignore. So make it short, high quality and fresh to get advantages in term of traffic and back links.
    That's a little too short IMHO. You're basically just warming up and getting to the subject at hand.( well for me anyway). With certain subjects, I can understand that you don't need a lot to explain it all, but many subjects, like IM, SEO, Tech (especially software), and many other business related posts I've written about, tend to look incomplete when you only have that little to say about the subject. IMHO I would say about 500 words should be a minimum.
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    a web site can have articles and short news... what the reader needs is simplified and short version lots of pictures

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    Right now, I make a test on this issue. I make 10 posts with minimum of 1000 words and the rest is only min. 500 words. It is on working, so I can't tell the result now.

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    I hear that above 500 words is better for SEO? Make sure that they are spaced out properly for easy reading. I just hate articles that are so cramped together that I just do not read them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglasltc View Post
    I hear that above 500 words is better for SEO? Make sure that they are spaced out properly for easy reading. I just hate articles that are so cramped together that I just do not read them at all.
    Spacing them out, using headings, bullets etc. are good as well. It sets everything out for readers to go to the areas they want to read about. Helps with long posts as well.
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    I have easy seo wp
    but from my assessment, using these plugin is not functioning optimally
    so I used a setting text bold, italic and underline be manually
    but in every content I did not include all
    so it all does not look over optimize

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    Yes Mary I agree with your points. Sometimes it happen at the time of article submission, if the word count is less than 400-500 then it does not to allow to submit. And also by limiting the word count, you are sometimes not able to offer more options to your reader.
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    with the recent google changes i keep bold/italics to a min, i mean who does that really? in fact i just use straight http links now too, cuz that's what real ppl do.

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    As a writer, I prefer 500 word articles because they pay more. But I have people order 300 to 400 word articles that rank very well. The important part is to have unique content.

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    I keep all my articles with at least 300 words.
    I think that bolding words helps for SEO but even more importan, it can help your reader to get key ideas or if he is skim-reading to find what he's really looking for.

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    What about Uderline keyword, is it better than bold ? I saw Pro seo writer do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenyx View Post
    You can also use h1/h2/h3 tags instead of bolding everything. You can then just rework the article to include a keyword in those tags. I personally don't like reading am article that has bold words all over the place.
    yes, i think that, but my website is shopping have not articles ?

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    After Penguin and Panda Update I have analyzed a lot of sites.
    Minimum of Content is 250 Words...

    And I can swear.. Google like beautyful content design like H1,H2,H3 titles, list, files, photos etc... and specially colored text...
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    Right, a page with rich content (text,image,video). Have question : witch better bolding or underling ? i remark exper seo using underling instead of boldin a word.

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    400 to 500 words best length for article. You can target three keywords on one article. If you posting article on article websites so no need to do over bolding.

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    400 words also enough as far as I know. Even less.


 

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