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Bad for SEO to have large articles rather than breaking them up?

8:56 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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When writing my tutorials, they can come out to over 20 printed pages. In terms of SEO, is this bad? Would I be better off breaking up these articles into multiple pages or articles? I find that when you break up an article into multiple pages, the SEs tend to really index only the first page. I could be wrong on this though.

Any suggestions on the best method to create articles for SEO purposes?

9:03 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In my opinion, find more keywords about the theme you write about in your article. Then split the article and optimise each part for a different keyword. This way you'd get people coming from different keywords (more traffic), which is better than optimising just for one main keyword. That's what i would do, but i'm not a SEO expert =) .. as for the search engine not indexing all the pages, i think if you leave it enough time, eventually it should index all of them. If it doesn't, you should think of making a better site navigation system... cause maybe the SE didn't even scan them...

[edited by: Vis3R at 9:10 pm (utc) on Feb. 22, 2007]

10:10 am on Feb 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Vis3R's point is right...

From the SEO standpoint, longer or shorter content makes no difference unless keyword proficiency (positioning and relevance) and density remain undisturbed.

Lest I miss the trees for the woods, human browsers love thematically short content to read at. Longer it is, less probable is the CTR.


[edited by: kneoteric_V at 10:12 am (utc) on Feb. 23, 2007]


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