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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JimTheFin Premium
I haven't noticed any tags disappearing, but I will pay more attention to those. I have recently started going through my older posts. This helps me to incorporate new things that I am learning here at WA. As I go through the articles, I have been adding links to a few of my other articles and promoting them on social media.

Jim
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chender684 Premium
That is great Jim. Keep up with them every couple of months.
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HollyG3 Premium
This is a very good tip. Another thing to consider is skill improvement with time. If your writing wasn't quite up to a par on certain posts, why not rewrite some things?

I definitely think it helps to check links, update and freshen up. It certainly can't hurt! :)

Best wishes to you and yours
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chender684 Premium
That's right Amy, rewriting is part of the updates you should be doing.
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StPaul Premium
Thanks a lot for sharing!
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chender684 Premium
You got it Paul.
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CarolMeador Premium
Great advice, Chender. Thanks.
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chender684 Premium
Thank you Carol. I have learned from the best here at WA.
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CarolMeador Premium
You're welcome. There's no doubt about that! We are so fortunate to have our great community!
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CandP Premium
Important points here, thanks for reminding us.
Have a great weekend.
C & P
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chender684 Premium
Thanks you two. Glad you liked it.
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DaveAsprey Premium
Great post. Always important and great information. Have a great day
Cheers
Dave
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chender684 Premium
Glad you found it useful Dave. You have a great weekend as well.
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Twack Premium
I really appreciate this information. I am gathering together the salient points I need to improve my posts. I've just read through your SEO checklist again and added it to my 'useful' folder. Thank you again.
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chender684 Premium
Awesome, I really like my checklist for keeping my sites current.
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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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