I have a question regarding word count. I have an affiliate website in the hiking and camping niche. I have written 7 articles up until now and each one of them exceeds the 3000 words and nears the 4000. However, I don't talk sh*t and give valuable information.
My question is whether I should write my articles shorter since people have a very short attention span and probably won't fully read my articles.
With roundup review articles, I really try to keep write not too much, but if I review these products in full detail and cover every feature, it nears the 4000 words. I also always explain generally unknown terms so that people always fully understand it, for example, the TPI of a fabric. I would think that it makes my website look more trustworthy, but a lot of people tell me that it isn't worth it since people won't fully read your article.
How am I supposed to write better articles than my competitors if I don't give more valuable info?
I even have a 8000-word info article which is a complete beginner's camping guide. I cover pretty much everything. Isn't that better than a 2500-word article that doesn't talk about, for example, food or clothing?
Basically, what I'm asking is whether it's okay, better or worse to write a lot of words as long as it adds valuable info.
Only add content that adds value for the visitor. Everything else is a waste of time.
Several research indicates (BuzzSumo, SerpIQ, CoSchedule, Hubspot, etc.) agrees the sweet spot is at least 2,000+ words. The studies also indicate that articles with 2,000+ word count bring in the most search traffic and are are shared more on social networks. Hope that helps.
If you cover every aspect then word count of 4000 will suffice.Use LSI keywords and use original images,your original video review of the product.Don't use stock images.