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[edited by: McMohan at 7:13 am (utc) on Nov 8, 2017]
I've also recently focused on providing both short and long answers on many pagesAn approach I've used from the start.
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I think we're kidding ourselves if we believe content isn't created for Google. If it isn't created for Google then you get no traffic.
We're all entitled to our opinions. Mine is that much of the teeth-gnashing that we see here is from SEO-driven site owners who have spent the last 10 or 15 years creating content for Google and are finding that their efforts don't work as well as they did back in the day.
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My site has some fairly technical articlesHow heavily illustrated are they? Can you delay loading some of the supporting files? When I divide something into multiple files it's not so much because I think a browser can't handle 2MB of HTML, as because each of those megabytes comes with another 10MB of illustrations--and why dump that on either the user's connection or my server's bandwidth?
I have read recently that people are preferring long pages, rather than paginated articles. They don't want to wait for successive pages to load. My site has some fairly technical articles, and given their nature, they cannot be written as short articles. Any thoughts?
I I can't stand paginated articles - the only purpose is to serve more ads.
If I'm writing about breeds of unicorn, I will create one page per breed.
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the person who's searching Google, Bing, Yandex, etc. on "wire-haired Alsatian unicorns" will be able to click directly to a page about that breed
So if the material you're looking for begins 3/4 of the way down a long page, the searcher may still be sent there directly.
In the case of my technical articles, they do not easily break down into separate stand-alone sections. So it's either pagination, or one long page.
it would be a sensible thing for a search engine to doAfter further experimentation: If you use piwik, apply this pattern to raw logs (%23 means #) for the site where your piwik files live:
That's simply untrue. As Browndog said:
But that's me and my experience and my readers experience and everyone i know and everyone i hear about :)