Refreshing older posts

Last Update: January 24, 2019

Hi all,

I thought I'd share with you something I've started doing this week and am building into my routine here.

I'm reviewing all of my oder posts for:

  • Keywords
  • Images
  • Content and grammar
  • Links
  • SEO

And then updating and reposting to social media.

When I look at my posts from a year ago, I realise they aren't great. The one I looked at this morning was an OK artilce but the images weren't great, I didn't use the keywords correctly and whilst I'm sure I enjoyed writing it at the time it was doing nothing for my site.

I got some lovely new images from SiteContent, I made better use of the keywords, I fixed a few errors and gave it a szooosh!

It only took me about 20 minutes to review and repost, and I think this was an excellent use of my time.

It's far easier to review and improve an exisitng post than start from scratch with something new. We may as well make the best use of what we already have, right?

I am going to do this for 2 of my older posts every day, on top of my usual work on my sites. Come to think of it there's no reason why I couldn't do that for comments as well via SiteComments.

Do you re-look at your older posts and make sure they are working for you?

Wishing you well today lovely community.

~Melissa

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adrianh25392 Premium
This is something that I had already considered but I am still full on trying to get new content on my site that it has been difficult to find the time.
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MiaL Premium
All the best with your new content Adrian :)
Cheers
Melissa
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NnurseBecca Premium
Great idea! Thank you:)
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MiaL Premium
No problem Nurse Becca!
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Alex 1959 Premium
Something I will certainly take on board and note for future reference. Haven't done enough posts to qualify for reviewing yet.
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MiaL Premium
Thanks Alex :)
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CandP Premium
Thanks, Melissa, that's great advice. We have been reviewing a few older posts but it has been very haphazard. We are now going to start doing it more methodically.
Colette and Philip
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MiaL Premium
Great work Colette and Philip. Hope you're doing well.
Cheers
Melissa
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Swangirl Premium
Great Melissa! I went through and did some updates last year but I should do some more. You are right! It is a much more efficient use of time to update an existing post with things like new images than to start a post from scratch.That is something many here don't realize. They don't know that we can and should go back and update. Google views it as a good thing too since it shows activity on the page and that helps our SEO and ranking.
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MiaL Premium
Hi Jessica,
I hope that Google gives them some new found love!
Cheers
Melissa
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