2. Check for Common Errors

Most blog posts aren’t perfect and yours might likely be one. When updating your page, make sure to check for errors and eliminate them. Common errors are typos and punctuation mistakes – eradicate them from your content.

Next is to look out for any factual-related mistakes. Cross-check for outdated figures and update them. Also, look out for broken links in your content and fix them. You can use the free broken link tool for this purpose.

3. Add or Remove Some Information

Look for areas in your content that needed more information and add; also check for outdated and redundant ones and remove them.

Read your content with an unbiased mind to see if it satisfies and adds more value to you. Make adjustments where necessary until you’re satisfied.

4. Add More Data

Data is an authority on its own; it outweighs lectures and opinions. Data add more value to a page because they are factual.

So when putting together hard figures, ensure you make them credible. It would increase your trust among people which, in turn, add more value to your brand. So start adding more data to back up your opinion, advice, and tips.

5. Use the Right Keywords to Optimize Your Page

You are updating old content, which means you already know those keywords that bring in the traffic and impressions. (Such info is on Google Search Console and Analytics).

You aim to do away with those keywords that are not performing and focus more on those that deliver.

6. Optimize Your Headline

Play around with the headline of your posts till you get something more interesting than the previous one. You can also try adding little emotional trigger-words to your headlines; it works wonders.

7. Your Meta Tags

You can try different high-value keywords for your titles and Meta descriptions to see which works. Try different versions to get a more interesting Meta tag.

8. Try a Different Cover Image

You can try using another cover image for your blog article and see how it goes. The new cover image should encompass the context of your content, your headline, and keywords.

Tools like Canva come in handy in this regard; you can easily create custom images which is better than using stock images.



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Jessiefido Premium
I'm sure that we all have older posts on our sites which are in need of refreshing my friend!

A timely reminder with next months Google update just around the corner, and fantastic advice on how it's best done Isreal!

Many thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a wonderful week my friend!
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Israel17 Premium
Hey Jessiefido, thanks for reaching out! Glad the training came in handy! Much appreciated!

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Jessiefido Premium
A fantastic training as always my friend, I learn so much from you all the time! Keep up the excellent work Isreal, you are much appreciated here!
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks for the compliments, my friend! Thanks for being awesome!

Israel Olatunji
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Jenny28 Premium
Great stuff, Israel.
I find myself constantly updating old posts, some need a bit of tweaking while others need a complete overhaul.
Updating old content can feel like a full time job, lol.
Thanks for sharing your helpful tips.
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Israel17 Premium
Absolutely true, Jenny! It feels like a lot of work and it's imperative you do it, especially in preparation for the Google's June update. This is important to avoid severe penalty. Thanks for stopping by!

Israel Olatunji
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lesabre Premium
Thank you for the training lesson Israel.

All the best,

Michael
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Israel17 Premium
Most welcome, Michael! Glad it came in handy! Updating all existing posts would be necessary for the upcoming June update. Thanks for reading!

Israel Olatunji
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Zveki Premium
I'm thinking of updating
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Great :)
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Israel17 Premium
You need to start updating now that June Update is around the corner lest you receive Google penalty, Zveki. Thanks for contributing!

Israel Olatunji
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Zveki Premium
Israel thanks a lot for warning
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Zveki Premium
Thank you so much for your helpful information and
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Zveki Premium
Israel 17 thank you for sharing this is very effient and to ask only if it is enough to click on update or should something else be added to the content? Thank you in advance
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can edit all except changing the URL. If the URL changes to Google it is a new post.
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Zveki Premium
Thank you so much for your helpful information and wish you even more success here
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks again, Zveki! It's not enough to just hit the Update button but you need to add value to the existing content and Google will reward you appropriately. See you on the first page!

Israel Olatunji
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