Some believe that longer articles will receive more traffic than will shorter one. Yet if you have a longer article of 650 words and you make it into 2 articles of 325 words each then actually the combined totally will receive 75% more traffic. Also consider that shorter articles get read more than longer ones as well.
This means if you are an online article author the chances of the reader finishing your article and ending up at your byline to click are twice as great. If they have to scroll down the page you might in fact lose the potential lead. Some say that longer articles get more article views, but I respectfully disagree, in fact today as we speak here are my stats;
In October 15, 2006 I had 10,001 Active articles, resulting in 2,948,596 views and when dividing it we see that is 295 article views per article and climbing and therefore I am on exact target for 300 article views per article by October 31, 2006 W88. I hit that and now on February 1, 2007 I have an average of 360 article views per article.
Until you take all the shortened articles posted on the same dates and the same subjects and break down the data to prove otherwise my data stands, because I have over 10,000 articles online now and they cross literally nearly all categories. High traffic and low traffic subjects, some using the long tail theory with titles and key words and some not.
In fact half of my key words are just the titles broken by commas. Still 300-article view averages over all. Now then when all these articles have had time to cook, what will the average be? I bet 450-500 or something of that nature.
Thus the truth is that you do not get more article views with longer articles; that is a fallacy. 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.