If you are a regular ShoutMeLoud reader, you might be reading our weekly round up posts. Every weekend and at the end of the month, I create a post saying “Roundup of posts”Top posts from the month.”I have been doing it from a long time, though not timely but I always wanted to share my experience and benefit of Monthly or weekly round up of posts.
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 the post will redirect them to your old posts. This will also help in reducing your bounce rate.
This will be a recap for your regular visitors and probably you can expect a handful of old blog posts, which are buried in the archive.on your
If you remember my old post, why interlocking is important, you will realize how important it is regarding SEO. Though make sure you follow the anchor text rule to linkback else the only thing which you will be getting is increased the 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 Feedly. 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 roundup posts are targetable, and all the post will be useful for the particular set of users. Ex: 12 WordPress plugin and 3 bonus tutorials
Break Down your Monthly Roundup:
The simple mistake which people do, they simply jot down all the post from 1st to 31st, as I mentioned in earlier points, instead of this, try to divide them into 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.
Depending on the frequency of your articles, you can set a day or date for the roundup posts.
If your post frequency is high like mine blog. You can make a Sunday or Monday round-up of posts. Else once in a month will be fine.
If you have not compiled any roundup post, till now, publish one such blog post and see the difference in a number of pages views in a day. Do let us know if it creates a difference for you or not?
Here are ideas for monthly/yearly roundup:
- Best of articles from June & plans for July
- Bets tools of xxx years
- Best of articles from year XXXX
- Most popular articles by Guest Authors
Though I mentioned that Roundup is useful for readers at the same time, too many round up posts might not create a good impression in the eyes of Google. So you might consider adding noindex and follow tag on every roundup posts.