Today is the day that I’ll be making a shift in my recommendation for what your minimum word count should be going forward… from 250 words min. to 400 words minimum.
When someone asks me what an ideal article word count is, I’m going to respond with 400-750 words as the range to shoot for.
We’re not changing our min/max requirements of a minimum of 200 words in the article body and a max of 3500, but on Wednesday November 1st, the new minimum will be 250 words for the article body.
Reasons for the shift from 250 to 400 words as the minimum word count recommendation floor:
I’ve been looking at hundreds of the 200-250 word count articles and they… fall short in the quality department in most cases.
It’s very difficult to deliver substantial value in 200-250 words.
As a leader in the market, we want to continue to raise the standards so that we remain the quality benchmark that others are judged or compared against. This is one of those quality metrics that I believe will lead to greater depth and quality in future submissions.
Recap: Nothing changes today in terms of what we’ll accept or not accept as 200 words for the article body is still the minimum until November 1st, 2006 when it’ll raise to 250 words for a min. word count to be considered for inclusion in EzineArticles.com. The only thing that changes today is my personal recommendation or guidance to aim for a minimum of 400-750 words per article instead of my previous recommendations of 250-700 words on average.
Questions or comments?