Should I combine smaller articles into one large article?
I’ve been thinking about combining some of my smaller how-to articles (~1200-2000 words) into a larger how-to post (~7500 words) so that I can create a huge long-form article that would be more appealing to search engines and increase my chances for backlinks.
I would keep my smaller articles and not remove them or change anything. I would use the majority of their content in the larger post, except that I would remove some of the main keywords (so as to not cannibalize the smaller articles) and replace them with a new main keyword for the larger article. I would then set the larger article as a “pillar” and add its URL as a canonical tag in the smaller articles.
Does anyone have experience with doing this on their blog? Thoughts? Good idea? Bad? I was also thinking about putting them together to create a Kindle eBook instead. What do you think?