I have been doing this for 3 months now, and I was wondering if I should be going back and adding content to earlier posts at all?

I have noticed a couple of my posts top out at like 35 position and then drop down to 70th...is that normal? Or should I be doing something to keep them going up, or not worry about it and just post new articles and posts?

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kohmc88 Premium
Well, if you have subsequent posts which add content or relevance to your old posts, all the more you can go back to tweak and add internal links on them. This will in turn help you to increase your rankings in Google.

Refreshing your old posts help to keep your content up to date. Hope this helps.
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Readyforthis Premium
Right, thanks!
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, absolutely tweak/add to the old ones to keep them fresh. Add or change images, add text, get more comments etc. Adding content makes them longer which is good and shows activity on the post.
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Readyforthis Premium
Never thought about changing images. Thanks
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Swangirl Premium
I agree with the comment below about adding internal links too. That is probably one of the best things you can do. I have not actually changed images. I have gone back and added images though.
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Jamie, I've gone back many times to add new content or images. Google sees this as a good thing, showing you update them.

With them fluctuating like that, keep in mind the competition out there. We have to keep on top of our website in all ways to stay on the top.
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Readyforthis Premium
ok, thanks : )
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Loes Premium
Do you use Google fetch after you've updated them, that can help them ranking again
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Readyforthis Premium
Does adding or changing older content make google see it as a new page? Or do you just fetch for google to see that you updated it?
I mean, when you add to an old post it should go up in ranking, not down right?
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Loes Premium
I use both systems, I add stuff to old posts and I do change the date sometimes, so the post will appear again on top of the blogroll. When I update the date, I lose my existing comments. I have searched for a solution, but have not found it yet. So I only change the dates, when the post is without comments.
Either way, I fetch them both with Google fetch, and I share them again on Social Media.
Are you doing that?
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Swangirl Premium
It doesn't hurt to tell Bing to fetch them too.
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Loes Premium
You are totally correct Jessica!
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Readyforthis Premium
No, I am not doing that. I didn't even know you could change a date.

Is there a max limit of how many posts you can fetch in a day?
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Loes Premium
Keep it on a continuous regular base, just as you write new posts
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Readyforthis Premium
I just wanted to ask...you fetch to make google re-scan your site sooner than they would do it automatically, correct?

So, updates i have done over the past few weeks that I didn't fetch, would google already be aware of those changes, or should I fetch those too?
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Loes Premium
I don't trust on that because I have sleeping websites, and when I build them, I had about 270 indexed files, but since I was not very active on that websites, it went down under 100 indexed files. So I don't trust Google at all.
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Loes Premium
Take a look at this "sleeping" website
It's my free images website, once indexed for 443, now for 178
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Readyforthis Premium
Wow, ok. So you would go through and fetch each page individually?

If I am regularly posting new articles on my website would this sleeping thing still happen?
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Loes Premium
Yes, I would, and no, when you are regularly posting this phenomenon doesn't happen, I can see that on my other websites
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Readyforthis Premium
I just read a training by boomer that said how to check if your posts are ranked by doing site:yourwebsite.com in google. To my dismay I have quite a few posts that aren't indexed for some reason!!!

Some really good ones too. I had no idea this was happening.
Is it bad to fetch all these missing pages at once?
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Loes Premium
I don't know, can you ask Boomer?
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