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Hi Everyone,

I was updating some articles and was wondering what would happen if I updated posts that are already ranking number one?
Thank you!

Yes, you can edit All except changing the URL, if the URL changes to Google it is a new post, and any ranking that has been done would be lost.

However, I would consider good internal linking vs updating if it is bringing great traffic

Hi Abie, thank you very much for the help. I don't change the URL, I just add some content to my best of pots:)

You can definitely update posts that are ranking number one, as long as you DO NOT remove any content.

I update my high ranking content all the time by adding more RELEVANT content that enhances the post.

Jay did a class a few years ago saying the same thing. Always add content that will make the post better.

Adding ranking keywords you find in Google Search Console for that post can also be beneficial, if worded well.

Hi Boomer, thank you so much; I was a little frustrated about this. So now I am going to work on it:)

You are welcome.

Go by the old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

That's right, Phil - I agree with this principle too.

Hi Phil, thank you for the reply:)

I agree, update the ones that are not bringing you in traffic. Google wants you to keep your posts updated and fresh…but start with those that are not bringing you traffic!

-Mike

Hi Mike, that's what I do, but I also want to update my best of posts, which some of them are ranking number one.

why would you if they are bringing in traffic...
i would update others that are not performing as well first....
by updating you may lose that first place and any associated traffic...
make sure you are ranking for keywords that are bringing in trafffic and people are searching for by using your search console account...
updating will change your position in the serps and you may recover...

Thank you for your reply. I was curious if that could harm my ranking.
Great to know; thanks again!

Hi, Phil

That happened to me with an article about Jeff Beck's playing style. It was on Google page one, position one. I added his latest album to the discography and it moved to position two. It did go back to position one after two or three weeks. 😎

Frank 🎸

That's nice, Frank! Thank you for letting us know.

Hi, Abie

Haha - That’s what I get for trying to be thorough! 😎 😵‍💫

Frank 🎸

Hi Frank, yes, but it did go back:) Thank you very much for the reply!

Haha , you never know, right?👍😎

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Can I updated posts that are ranking number one?

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Search Engine Optimization

Hi Everyone,

I was updating some articles and was wondering what would happen if I updated posts that are already ranking number one?
Thank you!

Yes, you can edit All except changing the URL, if the URL changes to Google it is a new post, and any ranking that has been done would be lost.

However, I would consider good internal linking vs updating if it is bringing great traffic

Hi Abie, thank you very much for the help. I don't change the URL, I just add some content to my best of pots:)

You can definitely update posts that are ranking number one, as long as you DO NOT remove any content.

I update my high ranking content all the time by adding more RELEVANT content that enhances the post.

Jay did a class a few years ago saying the same thing. Always add content that will make the post better.

Adding ranking keywords you find in Google Search Console for that post can also be beneficial, if worded well.

Hi Boomer, thank you so much; I was a little frustrated about this. So now I am going to work on it:)

You are welcome.

Go by the old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

That's right, Phil - I agree with this principle too.

Hi Phil, thank you for the reply:)

I agree, update the ones that are not bringing you in traffic. Google wants you to keep your posts updated and fresh…but start with those that are not bringing you traffic!

-Mike

Hi Mike, that's what I do, but I also want to update my best of posts, which some of them are ranking number one.

why would you if they are bringing in traffic...
i would update others that are not performing as well first....
by updating you may lose that first place and any associated traffic...
make sure you are ranking for keywords that are bringing in trafffic and people are searching for by using your search console account...
updating will change your position in the serps and you may recover...

Thank you for your reply. I was curious if that could harm my ranking.
Great to know; thanks again!

Hi, Phil

That happened to me with an article about Jeff Beck's playing style. It was on Google page one, position one. I added his latest album to the discography and it moved to position two. It did go back to position one after two or three weeks. 😎

Frank 🎸

That's nice, Frank! Thank you for letting us know.

Hi, Abie

Haha - That’s what I get for trying to be thorough! 😎 😵‍💫

Frank 🎸

Hi Frank, yes, but it did go back:) Thank you very much for the reply!

Haha , you never know, right?👍😎

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Search Engine Optimization

Hi everyone,
I've created a new website a few months ago. Today I checked my Google Analytics data, and to my surprise, I see that a huge site is linking to mine. I am very

Very nice, Simone! Some good answers here, especially the one from Prince Partha!

Jeff

Oh LORD Jeffrey,

Probably not the right place, but I wish you, Monica, and the entire animal family a wonderful night and a fantastic New Year.

Keep being you my friend.

Partha

You too my friend!

Jeff

Hi Simone,

Firstly, well done.

It's always nice to get recognition from a "big player" in your niche.

It shows that you are obviously doing something right.

To be honest, there's a few different schools of thought around this, and in truth most people actually go about it the other way.

The following is just my take on it.

I'll give you an example that I have used on one of my sites:

I'd written a "How To" article and through carrying out research I found one article of particular interest that also included videos by the site owner on "How To" do the actual thing.

His content was a little different from mine, and approached the subject matter from another perspective.

The videos were uploaded to YouTube so I knew I could embed them within my own article,

So, I updated my original "How To" post with a new section, embedded the YouTube video and linked out to the original post.

I then left a well thought out and in-depth comment on the other article that contained the video.

I then found the website's "Contact Me" details and emailed the site owner/author.

I explained that I had written a similar article, and that I loved their video.

I asked if it was okay to embed the video within my content and then link to their article, which offered a slightly different perspective to mine.

And of course I provided them a link to my article.

The website owner replied within 24 hours, said he loved the idea, really appreciated my feedback, and was really impressed with the way I had approached my article.

He too linked back to my article and tweeted my article link on Twitter.

This person owned a website with a Domain Authority of 84 and had a Twitter following of around 89,000 people.

Suffice to say, little old me was very happy, LOL.

In my mind, every single thing we do online is about building relationships.

This is not only about building relationships with your potential customers, but also your peers, and the leaders in your niche.

You won't always have an experience like I have mentioned here.

I have sent emails, left comments, interacted with others, and been completely ignored.

However, as I discovered, even one great experience, such as above, out of 100 attempts is worth it's weight in gold.

Above all, it's about being GENUINE.

Go into trying to build relationships being a good, honest, and interesting person.

Never look at it from a monetary perspective - which I'm sure you won't anyway.

My suggestion would be to spend a some time on the website in question.

If they allow for comments, read a few articles related to your niche.

Leave some really well-thought out and detailed comments.

Then simply find their contact details and email them.

Explain that you love their website and have spent some time looking around and really enjoyed some of their articles.

Name those articles in your email, and even explain what it was that you really liked (It doesn't matter who you are, WE ALL LOVE A COMPLIMENT, LOL).

Then simply thank them for linking to your site (just explain what the article was about, no need to give them a link). Also say that you found some of their content really valuable and relevant to your own, and would it be okay for you to link back to their website.

You may receive a wonderfully appreciative response, you may get completely ignored.

However, you have attempted to build a relationship, which is basically what blogging, online marketing, social media, being a genuinely good person is all about.

Partha

Very great answer

Thank you very much for this useful answer:). I think it's the best approach. I will send them a message and ask if they don't mind if I link to their website. Since it's a new site, the traffic is still stagnant.

Thanks again!

Sounds good Simone,

As I've mentioned, I'd spend some time on their site too.

Have a read, have a look around, leave some comments if possible on a few different post.

As I alluded to above, people always love it when you talk about "them".

And you never know what may occur from this, new site or otherwise.

Partha

I am following to see what others think :) I am really curious how to handle such situation.

Me too:)

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Should I thanks a big site linking to my site?

Should I thanks a big site linking to my site?

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Search Engine Optimization

Hi everyone,
I've created a new website a few months ago. Today I checked my Google Analytics data, and to my surprise, I see that a huge site is linking to mine. I am very

Very nice, Simone! Some good answers here, especially the one from Prince Partha!

Jeff

Oh LORD Jeffrey,

Probably not the right place, but I wish you, Monica, and the entire animal family a wonderful night and a fantastic New Year.

Keep being you my friend.

Partha

You too my friend!

Jeff

Hi Simone,

Firstly, well done.

It's always nice to get recognition from a "big player" in your niche.

It shows that you are obviously doing something right.

To be honest, there's a few different schools of thought around this, and in truth most people actually go about it the other way.

The following is just my take on it.

I'll give you an example that I have used on one of my sites:

I'd written a "How To" article and through carrying out research I found one article of particular interest that also included videos by the site owner on "How To" do the actual thing.

His content was a little different from mine, and approached the subject matter from another perspective.

The videos were uploaded to YouTube so I knew I could embed them within my own article,

So, I updated my original "How To" post with a new section, embedded the YouTube video and linked out to the original post.

I then left a well thought out and in-depth comment on the other article that contained the video.

I then found the website's "Contact Me" details and emailed the site owner/author.

I explained that I had written a similar article, and that I loved their video.

I asked if it was okay to embed the video within my content and then link to their article, which offered a slightly different perspective to mine.

And of course I provided them a link to my article.

The website owner replied within 24 hours, said he loved the idea, really appreciated my feedback, and was really impressed with the way I had approached my article.

He too linked back to my article and tweeted my article link on Twitter.

This person owned a website with a Domain Authority of 84 and had a Twitter following of around 89,000 people.

Suffice to say, little old me was very happy, LOL.

In my mind, every single thing we do online is about building relationships.

This is not only about building relationships with your potential customers, but also your peers, and the leaders in your niche.

You won't always have an experience like I have mentioned here.

I have sent emails, left comments, interacted with others, and been completely ignored.

However, as I discovered, even one great experience, such as above, out of 100 attempts is worth it's weight in gold.

Above all, it's about being GENUINE.

Go into trying to build relationships being a good, honest, and interesting person.

Never look at it from a monetary perspective - which I'm sure you won't anyway.

My suggestion would be to spend a some time on the website in question.

If they allow for comments, read a few articles related to your niche.

Leave some really well-thought out and detailed comments.

Then simply find their contact details and email them.

Explain that you love their website and have spent some time looking around and really enjoyed some of their articles.

Name those articles in your email, and even explain what it was that you really liked (It doesn't matter who you are, WE ALL LOVE A COMPLIMENT, LOL).

Then simply thank them for linking to your site (just explain what the article was about, no need to give them a link). Also say that you found some of their content really valuable and relevant to your own, and would it be okay for you to link back to their website.

You may receive a wonderfully appreciative response, you may get completely ignored.

However, you have attempted to build a relationship, which is basically what blogging, online marketing, social media, being a genuinely good person is all about.

Partha

Very great answer

Thank you very much for this useful answer:). I think it's the best approach. I will send them a message and ask if they don't mind if I link to their website. Since it's a new site, the traffic is still stagnant.

Thanks again!

Sounds good Simone,

As I've mentioned, I'd spend some time on their site too.

Have a read, have a look around, leave some comments if possible on a few different post.

As I alluded to above, people always love it when you talk about "them".

And you never know what may occur from this, new site or otherwise.

Partha

I am following to see what others think :) I am really curious how to handle such situation.

Me too:)

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Hi
Each time I try to leave a comment on a site, there is a note saying this:

We ran into an issue

Please use an email associated with Gravatar.com. If you do

You need to create a Gravatar account.

I have a comment issue?

I have a comment issue?

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Hi
Each time I try to leave a comment on a site, there is a note saying this:

We ran into an issue

Please use an email associated with Gravatar.com. If you do

You need to create a Gravatar account.

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Hi

I clicked by mistake on Kyle's picture on my dashboard and now he disappeared. Can you put it back, please?
Thank you!

if this is the bar at the top you can put it back by clicking on your prifile image in the top left and going to your account settings .
at the bottom of the main panel you will find show training header - switch this to on and kyle will be back
good luck
phil

Thank you Feigner:)

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By mistake I clicked on the wrong button?

By mistake I clicked on the wrong button?

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Hi

I clicked by mistake on Kyle's picture on my dashboard and now he disappeared. Can you put it back, please?
Thank you!

if this is the bar at the top you can put it back by clicking on your prifile image in the top left and going to your account settings .
at the bottom of the main panel you will find show training header - switch this to on and kyle will be back
good luck
phil

Thank you Feigner:)

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