After analyzing 184,000+ bylined articles in Fitness via our VoiceGraph index, we found a continuing trend toward longer articles. In the period 2014-2019, the percentage of all long-form articles (those over 1500 words) had the highest rate of growth — nearly doubling — while the shortest articles (those 300-600 words) dropped by 24 percent.

Looking at word count data across other major industries in 2019, we found that Fitness had a significantly lower percentage of the shortest articles (300-600 words), even when compared to related industries like Health and Beauty.

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  • Which word count ranges get 3x more traffic than others?
  • Which word count ranges had the least number of “0 shares” on social media?
  • What is the distribution of articles in Fitness categories?
  • What are the typical article word counts in the Fitness industry?
  • How does Fitness compare to other industries?
  • How have Fitness article word counts changed?

Word count ranges studied:

  • 300-600
  • 601-900
  • 901-1200
  • 1201-1500
  • 1501-2000
  • 2001-3000
  • 3000+



Also see: Word Count Trends in 25+ Industries: VoiceGraph Data Study of 24,600,000+ Articles