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Used in on-page seo to refer to the number of words in a given area, e.g. title tag body text etc. "I'd reduce the word count in that title if I were you." might be a typical forum post. See forums. Word count more broadly speaking is the number of words counted in a document or a passage or in text. All the top word processing programs have a word count process built in. Word counting is sometimes needed when there is a limit to the number of words allowed in a document. A point to note is word counting programs can sometimes differ depending on the definition of a “word”