If you are a regular ShoutMeLoud reader, you might be reading our weekly round up posts. Every weekend and at the end of month, I create a post saying “Roundup of posts” “Top posts from the month”.I have been doing it from long time, though not timely but I always wanted to share my experience and benefit of Monthly or weekly round up of posts.
New visitors :
With time, you earn some new visitors but chances are high that they might have missed some of the important posts which you have written in the past. A round up of post will redirect them to your old posts. This will also helps in reducing your bounce rate.
Regular visitors :
This will be a recap for your regular visitors and probably you can expect a handful of old blog posts, which are buried under the archive.on your
If you remember my old post, why inetrlinking is important, you will realize how important it is in terms of SEO. Though make sure you follow the anchor text rule to linkback else the only thing which you will be getting is increased number of page views but not much of SEO benefits.
The best thing about round up posts are they will give you instant spike on your regular page views.
I told you earlier for Feed reading I use Feed demon, Sometime I miss reading few blogs and they are left with 100+ unread posts. I simply mark all of them as read. A round up of post will act like a bookmark for me and I can simply look back into their archive.
How you should link back to your old articles?
The simple way is by writing a list like post of all your blog post from x-x date. Though with little extra time you can add an extra spice to your round up post and make them ready for social media too.
Round up on the based on categories:
This is my favorite Trick for the round up because such round up posts are targetable and all the post will be useful for particular set of users. Ex : 12 wordpress plugin and 3 bonus tutorials
Break Down your Monthly Roundup:
Simple mistake which people do, they simply jot down all the post from 1st to 31st, as I mentioned @above point, instead of this, try to divide them in categories. Imagine yourself finding post related to your interest in non ordered list. For me it will be very annoying. So try to make a difference in your Round up post.
Timely Roundup :
Depending on the frequency of your articles, you can set a day or date for the round up posts. If your post frequency is high like me. You can make a Sunday or Monday round up of posts. Else once in a month will be a fine.
If you have not compiled any round up post, till now , publish one such blog post and see the difference in number of pages views in a day. Do let us know if it creates a difference for you or not?
Though I mentioned that Roundup is useful for readers but at the same time too many round up posts might not create good impression in the eyes of Google. So you might consider adding noindex and follow tag on every round up posts.