Become An Instant SEO Forum Expert! - There's a myth...
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There's a myth going around in some search engine forums that you should have a minimum word count for web pages to satisfy search engine requirements.
Let's put that myth to rest - there's no minimum requirement for web pages to rank well - in fact, there are many, many web pages that rank at the top position for highly competitive terms WITHOUT having too many words on them - for example, a search for the term "resume samples" on Google gives a top result of a page that has ONLY links on it - no serious content. This is a highly competitive term with over 150,000 searches each month according to Yahoo Search Marketing - a figure that translates to almost a million searches each month on Google.
And a links page is on top of the pile (do a search on Google for "resume samples" and you'll see what I mean).
In other words, word count is not the defining criteria for high rankings - you could have 250 words, or 500, or 1000, or even just a 100 words, but that is still a small part of your on-page optimization, which in itself plays a small part in determining your website's rankings.
In practice, you will always have different types of pages - some will be main pages for the website or link pages (both usually lacking too much content), while others will be article or informative pages with loads of content. The key is to work on the right page structure for each type of page, and not the word count.
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