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As a web user, I personally don't like to see an article broken up into shorter pages.I agree with you.
I can't prove it, but I think a single page would probably attract more total traffic than five separate pages.Hmmm. Assuming I have quality content you are suggesting that Google will see an aggregate page more favorably than 5 disaggregated pages? More "comprehensive" or "authoritative" perhaps?
You can break up the monotony with section headers and images.I'm doing this as we speak. I'm also going to try breakout boxes and some pull-quotes.
You can break up the monotony with section headers and images.
I did some user testing a few years ago on when to paginate longer articles. At that time, I found the sweet spot for maximum read-through was about five screens.This would be a worthy topic for a post tedster and I would like to know more if you are willing.
having good visual cues about belonging with the entire articleI would like to know more about this as well if possible.
It works for users and page views, and it also works for Google - I have a good number of internal article pages that are ranking top three.Hmmm.
Increasing whitespace between paragraphs also really helps.Good suggestion