Make Sure to Update Older Posts

Last Update: March 08, 2019

Spent most of today going back through all of my posts on my first website. I like to do this every three months to make sure they are kept up to date. I have noticed that some of my tags seem to disappear for some reason, so I have to put them back. I don't know why this happens.

Has anyone else seen that happen?

I also make sure all of the posts are fully SEO up to date, since our friends at Google like to change the rules from time to time.

Make sure to update images as well. I found a few that were coming up blank so I fixed those.

Also make sure to check all your affiliate links to make sure they are still active. Our affiliates are always changing as well. This is especially true of Amazon. Products may not always still be on Amazon, so make sure you keep up with those.

I also make sure I check my title and description to verify they are under the maximum suggested lengths and that they are accurate for the post subject.

Google does like it when you keep things updated.

I also go through my SEO checklist as I blogged about here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/chender684/blog/do-you-have-...

Hopefully this helps with your older posts.

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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much for these reminders.
They are all important and do require regular attention.
I must do a check on my sites. I'm not as diligent as I should be.

Best wishes :)

Valerie
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chender684 Premium
Yes, please check them out and make sure you are up to date. It is best to schedule routine maintenance on your sites. That way you won't forget.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thank you. I will follow your advice :)
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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chender684 Premium
My pleasure Roger.
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Mick18 Premium
Excellent advice. We have to remember to update and maintain. Great reminder about checking our affiliate links.
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chender684 Premium
Thank you Mickey.
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LKick Premium
Good advice. Thank you. I'm pretty new yet, but what you said is something I will remember as I write more content. Linda
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chender684 Premium
You are welcome Linda. Just keep writing great content and it will be easier when you look back.
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Annaeri26 Premium
Great tip! I do agree that this can be very important to make sure google is always ranking your content high :)
Thanks for sharing!!
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chender684 Premium
That's right, thanks Anna.
And I find that I learn more and more about my niche, so there is always more I can add to some of those older posts.
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