5 Tips For Breathing Life Into Old Blog Posts

 Much like anything in the world of SEO and digital marketing, a blog post is never ‘finished’. Even those that may have lived on your website for years can still be subject to change. Think of those posts like dormant volcanoes, only ones that you want to erupt!

In this article, we’re going to share some tips on how to breathe life back into old blog posts and get more out of them!

5 Tips For Breathing Life Into Old Blog Posts

1. Refresh your keywords

You can start by doing a little keyword research and identifying how the search terms relating to your blog post subject matter may have evolved over the months or years since you first published it; are they still relevant?

These insights can help you refresh your keywords and alter the content to make it a little more relevant for today.

2. Update your misleading/unclear headlines

While it doesn’t hurt to write the occasional ‘mysterious’ blog title to attract readers into your blog, it can negatively impact your rankings. The fact is, when Google is looking to rank information, they’re looking for blogs that are concise, with titles that are clearly defined.

Put your keywords in your titles, keep them clear, and cut the fat. Let people (and Google) know exactly what’s entailed.

The same applies to writing unclear headlines for the sake of taking artistic/poetic liberties; while the title may well read beautifully if it doesn’t clearly inform the reader or Google on what the blog is about, you’re wasting a lot of opportunity to maximize your traffic.

3. Add new, relevant information

Unless a blog post is evergreen, there’s almost always an opportunity to add new and relevant information to old blog posts. For example, if you wrote an article about how to get the best results for local SEO in Singapore several years ago, there are likely to be new metrics and tips that can add even more value to the post today!

4. Connect new and old posts with intuitive internal linking

Whenever you are writing new content, you should always try to look for opportunities to create internal links to previous blog posts. For example: 

       In this blog post, when writing about “updating headlines” you could link to a previous blog post on how to write engaging headlines.

       Similarly, when talking about “refreshing keywords” you could link to a blog post on how to conduct proper keyword research.

Creating a solid internal linking structure not only improves the overall user experience, but it can increase traffic (Google loves ranking websites with solid internal linking), and get more eyes on your older content.

5. Repurpose and share on social media

Just because you have already posted a blog on social media when it was first written, it doesn’t mean that you should neglect it forever. You can create a social media sharing schedule and repurpose old blogs for your latest followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to consume.

Final thoughts

As you can see, a blog is never finished! You should make a habit of frequently going over old blog posts and bringing them up to date in terms of content relevancy, SEO accuracy and quality. Commit to this and you can make your old content even more valuable!

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