Hey everyone, quick question on blog article length. Obviously the content, readability, and relevancy are first and foremost, but what is the best range or word count nowadays for SEO/indexing benefits? In the recent past it's been that 350-500ish area; now the more I read up on it, the more I see the big G wants longer (1000+) articles (with more room for key words/phrases/links of course).
I'm writing most of my own content but I'd like to maximize the effectiveness. Am I better off with two 500-word articles or one 1000-word one, for argument's sake?