Can you outrank competition with lengthier content

I am trying to outrank some sites for an affiliate term. They have 5,000 – 8,000 word articles that nobody will ever read. My article is only 3,000 words. Should I push up my content length to match theirs, or can I outrank them now already? 8,000 word…

I am trying to outrank some sites for an affiliate term. They have 5,000 – 8,000 word articles that nobody will ever read. My article is only 3,000 words. Should I push up my content length to match theirs, or can I outrank them now already? 8,000 words for a review site seems like overkill to me.

can an seo expert explain this??

When checking my indexed pages in google, I see that one of my pages is indexed twice like this:

mywebsite.com/page
mywebsite.com/page/

basically the only difference is that there’s an extra / on one of them. My wordpress website has only one variation of the page though (mywebsite.com/page/) but it’s causing some indexation issues. Can someone please explain how to fix it?

When checking my indexed pages in google, I see that one of my pages is indexed twice like this:

mywebsite.com/page
mywebsite.com/page/

basically the only difference is that there's an extra / on one of them. My wordpress website has only one variation of the page though (mywebsite.com/page/) but it's causing some indexation issues. Can someone please explain how to fix it?

What happens if you lose links but established killer user experience?

Obviously we use backlinks to get to the top. Let’s say you get there, and you have the best avg. sesh duration, bounce rate, etc. of everyone else on the top 10 for a few weeks/months, and then you decide to remove a lot of your stronger links. Will Google demote you from the first page? You would think that it would be the last thing their algorithm would want to do, but I don’t know.

Obviously we use backlinks to get to the top. Let's say you get there, and you have the best avg. sesh duration, bounce rate, etc. of everyone else on the top 10 for a few weeks/months, and then you decide to remove a lot of your stronger links. Will Google demote you from the first page? You would think that it would be the last thing their algorithm would want to do, but I don't know.