Writing 500 words in a day

<p>About a month ago I started to pay attention to length of my blog posts, and I discovered that in past - the length of my blog posts was really low.&nbsp;</p><p>This is what I wrote about a month ago:</p><blockquote><p><span>I investigated my blogging habits and found pretty sad scene - In average I'm blogging 200 words (and in some month even less) in a day. And I'm willing to change that.</span></p></blockquote><p>In fact, I would like to clarify - it's not about writing just 200 words in a day - it's about writing 200 words <strong>per article in a day</strong>. So, yes, till end of June 2014 - I was blogging about 200 words per article in a day. And then I decided to increase my minimum word count per article to 400 words. <a href="http://www.reinisfischer.com/writing-400-words-day">You can read a post on that here</a>:</p><p>Starting previous month (July) I have increased a minimum word count per article in a day for 400 words, and here is the result:</p><p><img src="http://www.reinisfischer.com/sites/default/files/wordcountjuly.png&quot; width="763" height="371"></p><p>It's just amazing - how such a small decision to increase daily word count per blog post resulted. In July the average word count per article was <strong>738 words</strong>. I have more than <strong>tripled</strong> my word count per article in July.&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out - when you have a goal to stick with - it's easy to complete that goal and even bypass. I feel very proud of my 738 words per article in a day.</p><p>Honestly speaking there were only 6 out of 26 articles in last month, with less than 500 words (and more than 400 words) per article.</p><p>So this month I decided to increase my daily article writing goal - and I'm setting a new goal - <strong>to write a minimum of 500 words per article in a day</strong>.</p><p>Speaking of Search Engine Optimization - I believe that longer posts rank better, with simple answer on that - more text - more to index, more to show. Here is what I told setting 400 words per article goal:</p><blockquote><p><span>According to my inner feeling and some authoritative resources out there, I have found that Google uses word count as one of the criteria for it's SERP (Search engine ranking position).</span></p><p>And that's true - in month of July, traffic from organic search to my blog has increased by 37%.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Here is a graph from my Google Analytics confirming that:</p><p><img src="http://www.reinisfischer.com/sites/default/files/searchjuly.jpg&quot; width="1017" height="272"></p><p>In above graph is showed only organic search visits for time frame (May- July 2014).</p><p>In months of May and June search traffic increased by 4% and 8%. Shortly I boosted my average word count I have experienced <strong>38% growth from organic search</strong>. And I believe by continuing my strategy, by providing longer articles, with more detailed info - the search should continue to grow. So that's why I'm raising my goal to 500 words per article starting this month.</p><h2>Was it hard to write 400 words per article?</h2><p>No, not at all. Since I started to realize I must pay attention to my articles word count - it seemed even natural to write more detailed articles. And that's the reason I can explain why I did got 738 average article length in previous month. I didn't stick with 400 words - I just made sure the articles are longer than 400, and it <strong>went naturally</strong>.</p><p>Here is another graph showing my total word counts per month:</p><p><img src="http://www.reinisfischer.com/sites/default/files/totalwordjuly.png&quot; width="806" height="371"></p><p>In month of July in total I wrote 25803 words, what is my absolute best month in terms of word count. It's more than double with previous month, when it was about 12000 words.</p><p><strong>What is your thougts - does article lenght impacts your rankings and traffic? Leave a comment!</strong></p>