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Is 400-500 words per page considered to be enough content? Or should we be building 600-700 word pages?
I like to keep pages relatively short, 400-500 seems to be enough for me.
Content also needs to be as unique as possible and informative i might add.
Any one else have any opinions on this?
For UI, the short, sweet, get to the point approach meets usability requirements. Above the fold, no hype, tell 'em clearly and hyperlink them outta there. That's the kind of content recommended for quality sites.
Engines, on the other hand, want a ream of targeted cleverly placed words that tell it what the page is about. Not too many words, or too little. It's like the Three Bears story and we're all Goldilocks looking for exact fit.
Rarely do I see a mixture of both elements on a web page. And you're right to ask about content. For as long as the Internet has been up and running, we're still working out the details of what to put on it, how and for whom. (Engines or users? Both?)