7 Basic Benefits of Long Form B

Long form blog content is basically exactly what it sounds like: blog content that is longer than usual. Typically, these posts are a minimum of 1.2K words, although experts are not in agreement as to exactly how long it should be. There are even sources who do not consider blog posts to be long form until they have reached a minimum of 5K words… sheesh!

No matter what the exact number, you should be aware that there are numerous benefits associated with writing long form blog content. Today we are going to take a look at a few of those primary benefits.

Benefits of Long Form Blog Content

#1 – It helps to establish you as an expert in your field or niche. Readers are much more likely to read content that seems authoritative and written by an expert versus content that is brief and seems written by an amateur.

#2 – These long form blog posts will improve traffic. First, you’ll have more possibilities to appear in search engine results. This drives more traffic to your site via this specific post, and gives more people the opportunity to peruse other blog posts you have written.

#3 – Posts of over 1.5K words tend to get more social shares. They also tend to drive more subscribers.

#4 – So much content in one place offers a lot to discuss, which has the potential to drive up the amount of comments you receive. The more interaction you receive on your blog site, the better. Not only does this help boost search engine rankings, but it also helps you to build a more personal relationship with your readers. When you take the time to respond to their comments, they feel more personally invested in you and your blog.

#5 – Long form blog posts have become modernly trendy. Some sources have even touted these longer posts as one of the hottest new blogging trends of the new year.

#6 – If your blog site is monetized, long form blog posts have the potential to increase your earnings. With so many people being driven towards your site, there is a higher potential of more people clicking on the links or advertisements you use to make money.

#7 – Long form content also serves a very really purpose for your readers – if you execute it properly. You can use this revolutionary form of blog posts to answer your audience’s questions, keep them entertained for longer periods of time, and make them more knowledgeable on a topic they have interest in.


Of course, not all long form blog posts are equal. There is way to go about it if you’d like your content to serve it’s purpose. But we’ll take a look at that in a later post. If you’re interested in learning tips and tricks on writing long form blog posts, check back in a few days.



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