Most online articles authors push for shorter articles of approximately 400 to 700 words and they do this because they believe people are more apt to read shorter articles than longer ones. But is this a true theory? Will Internet readers read 500-1000 word Online Articles? Well ask yourself that question.
Indeed, I would read an article of 500-1000 words if the topic was of interest to me. And with that said if the targeted market was really interested in the subject then they might commit to reading the article, but the author must be very good to keep their interest high, or they might leave; that is to say they might “click out” and move on. So, with this known would it is a safer bet to stick to the 300-450 word counts if possible?
It very well could be. Now then if the reader is truly interested in the subject matter then would they stay if it were as hard to read as a Bible Verse, Shakespeare or Flowery Letters of our Founding Fathers? Maybe but then again you will loose some readers this way.
Even a dedicated reader of the subject matter might still choose to leave if the density was wrong; Run-ons, Virginia Wolf syndrome, too many complex words, too many unfamiliar buzz words, too high a vocabulary or a borderline schizophrenic (like the Hobbit does but within the paragraph) or even an emulator author trying to mimic the Sci Fi Fantasy writing of lets say C.S Lewis or the author of Dune, JRR Tolkien or others.
Online article writers must consider these points to get the most out of their online article writing. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.