Hot SEO Trend for 2017, the rise of 'dense content'
Some are saying the newest SEO trend for 2017 is 'dense content', versus the mega 10,000 word posts you see on a lot of these top sites.
Basically, it's where you take all the best information from a news story or topic and condense it down into the briefest form so the reader gets a lot of good, perceived value in a little bit of time.
This new SEO trend for 2017 is based on the ever decreasing attention span of internet at large as people demand to learn more, in less time.
The thinking is that you can have a 3000 word post and still not say as much as you could if you distilled all that info down into a more concise step by step guide or tutorial.
Just for me, I don't think this trend will actually replace the long form guides as these are timeless and usually contain way more information than just the central topic and in that way endure in search engine results.
However, I think there is a good basis for summarizing the relevant points of these longer guides and maybe placing that synopsis (step by step/bullet-points) at the start of a discussion/guide so the person hitting your page can see at a glance your main points.
I'm not saying, cut out the long content as long posts are still proven to rank very well if not above all others. However, making it easier for your reader to get at your point is going to weigh heavily in your favor.
If you can give your reader a lot of information in a short time, help them learn a new technique or method, that's going to keep them coming back for more.
And, in an internet glutted daily with warmed up news, all saying the same thing from site to site, this could potentially set your site out as unique.
What are your thoughts about 'dense content' and whether or not it will replace the longer content/guides we're all so accustomed to seeing on the 'big SEO' sites. Could this give all the tutorial sites a big boost? How are you going to be integrating this into your own SEO/writing?