One thing is very common about Blogging is It is similar to wine, the older it gets, it becomes better.
Though we learn with every phase of blogging passes away and when I turn the pages to old chapter of our blog, I always feel that I have something to change, edit and update on that blog post.
For example : My previous post on Working Airtel hack for free SMS alerts always needs an update in form of new codes. We can do it in many ways.
- Edit the previous code
- Write a new post
- Link back from old post
The ways are many, but we need to find the best possible ways, so that we will be adding more values to our old post and also come up with new old post. So In my case I will write a new blog post saying Airtel Hack and add an update note at the end of old blog post.
Top 5 reasons for Editing old blog posts
Typos : Typos are most common reasons for editing your blog post. When we revisit, and start editing old article, we make it pixel perfect by removing typos and errors.
Images : An Image is worth 1000 words,I have been adding images from my post number one. Though many people miss adding images. No matter how long it’s been you can always add images into your blog. If you still have major portion of posts without images,make sure you update the post with images. But before you update your images, I will highly recommend reading How to find images for blog using Flickr
Update : As I explained in the above example, with times it’s become a requisite to update the post. You can add new information, or link to new updated blog posts. Anyways, this will give a better user-experience.
Search engine ranking : Sometime your one of post, falls into the first result of search engine. Make sure you add more values to such posts and lower down your bounce rate and increase ranking of other pages. More over, you can use service like SEMRUSh or GA JS bookmarklet to find what keyword your post is ranking for, and you can use plugin like EasyWPSEO to further optimize and target your post for certain keyword.
Values from comments : Comments are an option into blogging to create a discussion, sometime comments add lots of values to the blog posts. The best advice would be add the comment into your blog post, so that everyone gets the benefit of valuable comment.
Apart from all above points, your blog will become more credible with updated content, and evergreen content. This idea may not fit perfectly for a news based blog, but for other niches, this idea will be beneficial.
One such post you can see here :
Do let us know, do you believe in editing or you find it better to leave your old blog posts as it is?
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