The Perfect Length for All Kinds of Online Content
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What length do people respond to best? This is ultimately what we are trying to figure out. After all, you want to captivate and entertain your readers, and you want to make sure it’s the length they’ll actually enjoy. Sound complicated? Just check out this infographic below for a quick cheat sheet you can use whenever you’re creating something online.

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  1. Jason
    February 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, interesting stuff.

    Consider making it more obvious that people can find the support for these conclusions at the source link and perhaps summarizing that support in your article. That is a BIG part of the interesting part of this subject. In fact these findings are useless with the context.

    It is not too hard for readers to figure this out, but it is also easy to just click on by, as I think readers assume the essential information will be in your post.

  2. Swaminathan Venkatesh
    February 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    8 characters for domain names.. Makeuseof --> 9.. Didn't stop you guys from becoming popular eh.. ;)

  3. Thamizharasan Karunakaran
    February 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Good info, though I'm unable to agree the content length for Facebook. Thanks :) (y)

  4. dragonmouth
    February 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    What is the optimal length for an infographic?!

  5. Rob
    February 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

    40 characters for Facebook posts?! I think our need for succinctness may have just gone too far...

  6. Scutterman
    February 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Three minutes is the best length for Youtube videos? I'm gonna go ahead and say that this was the result of averaging together the lengths of the most viewed Youtube videos. Basically, 30 second cat videos are counter-balancing the actual interesting content. Depending on the subject and who's creating the video, I would say that 10-15 minutes for short-form content and around 1 hour for long-form content is a better estimation.

    • Edward Goldblatt
      February 9, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Honestly, I don't watch anything over 30 minutes by YT creators.

    • Scutterman
      February 9, 2015 at 9:52 am

      Most people go to Youtube for short-form content like that, but there are a lot of niche audiences that enjoy long-form content on Youtube. I currently make ~10 minute Titanfall videos and ~1hr Dota 2 videos, and the Dota ones tend to do better.