Blog posting v's commenting and re-working posts
Hey guys been working on my website these last few months after I let it go dormant for about 12 months when other projects took my focus. However with a clear desk I started back working it to see where I can take the niche I'm in.
As the website was primarily for driving traffic to an ebay store which I had now sold I had the task of re-doing the posts to take traffic to Amazon and other affiliate stores. The site had 80 posts at that time and they all needed revamping.
I did a bit of research using Semrush which I took out a membership for a month. I did loads of reports on my competition, what i was ranking for and what keywords were in page 2-3 etc.
I used that info to re-optimize the posts to focus more on those keywords and started a strategy here using site comments to get more input into the posts that were lagging.
I only managed to get another 9 posts on the website in the last 5 months totally about 20000 words one was 7000. I managed to get about 200 comments in that time adding 40000 words, estimating an average of 200 words some were 800-1000 long as my responses to the questions posed. As my training https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co... shows how to get involved with your audience.
Anyhow it had me thinking. I was always under pressure to put posts up on the website but I had comments to answer and posts to rework. As time was limited I only managed the 9 posts. However when i started to check my rankings on jaaxy I started to see increases in rank in fact recently I have seen increases in all the keywords tracked apart from a few.
I have also seen a marked increase in traffic which has increased clicks through to Amazon. In fact the month of January has shown the most clicks since I started the website. Its early days in the conversions but at least I am seeing the work going in the direction I want.
I know I have loads more work to do and I have made a commitment to myself to get more content posted and continue with the commenting strategy but I am asking the question. Is optimized commenting internal linking and post reworking as good as writing new content on a website?
OK I suppose you need some content up there to be able to do that but if like me you have a website that is not getting the traffic you were hoping for then maybe this method would be a good way to put life into it.