One of the never solved questions of the blogosphere is the number of words to consider for an article. After listening to many pro-bloggers saying that there is no specific word count to be followed, the new newbie bloggers still find this a confusion at the beginning.
The word count is a factor that helps to rank the websites indirectly. The more number of words, the more number of keywords spread on the page. The more number of the keywords spread on the page, the more visibility it gives to a webpage in SERP.
However, to check the word count in order to rank or to assess your competitors, you would have been actually seeking the help of Microsoft Word or similar text editor software. Isn't it?
Copying all the selected text carefully and pasting on the text editor just to check the word count may not be a smart move. Don't you think?
To make the measuring of word count simple, use the following technique:
Step 1: Go to Google Chrome Web Store and search for "Ultra accurate word counter".
Step 2: "Add to Chrome" and let the installation get finished.
Step 3: Go to the article page that you want to check the count of words on.
Step 4: Click on the "Ultra accurate word counter" icon on the extension bar and activate it. It turns green when activated.
Step 5: A small dotted square will be appeared on the cursor. Drag it over the text in the article and leave the mouse button. You will then be shown the word count, the character count and the white spaces count in a context-menu like window right there.
Step 6: Click 'Again' to select the text again. Click 'Done' if you are done with the counting. Repeat the same process from Step 4 on every article page on the blog that you want to assess.
That' it. Hope that helped!