Benefits of Roundup of Blog Post

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 useful comment on your old blog posts, which are buried under the archive.


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.

Page views:

The best thing about round up posts are they will give you instant spike on your regular page views.

Feed readers:

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.

Task :

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.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 21 )

  1. says

    Really, it is a great post – Though we have lot of important and once famous content buried in our archive, we can make it live once again just through this Round up Posts – I will implement this idea now only for my blog.

    Thanks for the article Harsh, I am tweeting & stumbling this post so that many upcoming bloggers like me find it useful.

  2. Deepak Kr. Das says

    Thanks, Harsh!
    Great article. I am definitely going to try it on my website. Although my post frequency is quite low, I think a monthly round up will be enough. Thanks again for this wonderful idea.

  3. chris says

    This is really interesting post. Creating good internal link structure give more benefits. After i created internal links in my blog my page preview increased 30% as well as i can maintain constant PR in last 6 months. Some months i can’t update my blog, i saw that if i regularly post new articles, Google improve my blog impression and traffic.

  4. Ajay singh bisht says

    will be implementing this on my blog..but only after it grows up a little bit..its an infant this time,so no round up possible…

  5. Tech Maish says

    I started Weekly Roundup on my blog and on the first day i got 20 hits for that posts. It is really very useful technique.

  6. Monique says

    I’ve never actually thought of doing this even though I’ve seen it on other sites. I’m going to try this on my site; thanks for the tip.

  7. Rohit says

    Seems to be a nice idea, I never did it on my blog but will give it a try at the end of this month or should I give it till 5th of this month for June?
    .-= Rohit ´s last blog ..Watch Star TV shows online on Star Player =-.

    • says

      You can make it a habit like every fortnight or at the end of every month. It’s mostly depend on how many blog posts you write in a week. For ex: I write almost 20 blog posts here at shoutmeloud in a week, so I do a monday morning round up. but if I would have been writing 3-4 posts in a week, I will write one monthly round up post.

  8. Nihar says

    Thanks for this. I have never done this before. But after i read this. I am thinking of starting this.

    I have quick question. few days back one of my regular visitor mentioned that linkback to our own blog posts is bad in SEO. He then suggested to use some plugin which is no self ping.

    Is that true? having link backs of our own blog posts is bad?
    .-= Nihar ´s last blog ..June 2009 Blog Traffic & Income statistics =-.

  9. cheth says

    Excellent post! Well I too started doing roundups for the same above mentioned reasons :) Tweeting this post now

  10. George Serradinho says

    I have just started to do this, after seeing you do it.
    My roundup is on Mondays, cause it’s start of a new week and most people are fresher then, ok that’s my opinion.

    I’m mainly doing it for 3 reasons:
    1. Linkback
    2. In case my readers did not read it
    3. Increase views if someone signed up late during the week

    Thanks for sharing this info :)
    .-= George Serradinho ´s last blog ..A few Cool Changes =-.

    • says

      I’m sure this will help you in many ways (SEO, Bounce rate).
      Even I started using it couple of months back and I can see the difference after using this strategy.
      Do let us know , do u see any difference in bounce rate after this?

    • says

      George thanks for your useful insight and yes it will also boost SEO of your post. As you m mentioned Linkback to old post, this strategy will help Google to reindex such posts again.

  11. Extreme John says

    Excellent well written article, I actually just recently installed a plugin that was suppose to make this post automatically. It still hasn’t made that post which means I will need to.

    Roundups are a must.