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Like Barbara Todaro we like to write fresh posts. Occasionally we will write a follow up on a post, or something else on the subject. A
I try to write fresh posts with new topics .....
Sometimes. It is easy to update and re-blog some posts.
In my WordPress blog, I have installed plug-ins that display my popular blog articles and related blog articles. I write evergreen educational articles that do not go stale. When a reader is reading the current article A1 on topic A, they will also see related same category articles A2, A3, A4 for more info and also popular articles in other categories B, C and D, etc. Over time, each article becomes part of a useful reference library. I may compile categories into e-books to give as a free bonus to website subscribers.
Just did it this morning. Last May I wrote a blog about competitive offers in Houston's sellers' market. I just tweaked it and put it out again. I also linked to it from a new post as it added a more full meaning to my topic on the new post.
I revisit them and may write a new post on the same or similar topic but it's never just a copy and paste.
I sure do Michael. I copy and paste the links onto Google+ again and they always get more hits.
When i am stuck for nothing seemingly to write about, i like reading my old ones to get ideas.
No but I need to.
Yes, and no. I search & reapply/recycle all the time, but not usually as blog posts. I will take them and share on social media, add to my newsletters and I link to some on my best ones on my confirmation emails. I also create shorter versions for some of my send out card campaigns.
In terms of reusing for blog fodder, I rarely do that now. There were a couple that I recycled and made better a few years later (I prob. did for 8-10 posts). And, when I created my WP blog, I did take versions I wrote on here and made changes to them on my own site.
In general, just reusing you content (and not significantly changing) will do little for you from an SEO perspective.
Oh the otherhand, what I also try to do is go back to my top 10 (and sometimes top 20) and edit/improve/expand them. This helps keep them fresh and up to date. And, the added content (even if it's just a paragraph or a pictutre) can help your customers (and your ranking).
No sir never have. Not to say I won't do it in the future but not yet.
No, but I suppose I should look into it and see if there's any value. Might take more time to do that than just do a new one.
No I have not done it but I think I will read them again for inspiration.
No but I probably should look at those with significant numbers and ,...blog on !
I may use the same subject, such as a localism post, but it is a fresh blog.
Hi, Michael...no I haven't done that.
I have templates for my market reports, which I reuse and insert current data.
Hi Michael -- I will look at them and see if there is a different way of looking at a topic, to spark an idea -- sometimes a comment on one of them will be the inspiration for an entirely different stream of thought. You never know where ideas or concepts will be born.
I'm have thought to do that but having trouble lately finding old post.
Michael - I have not re-purposed my old blog posts, but perhaps there could be some benefit to doing so.
I wanted to! I had posted hundreds on Trulia over the years, and they recently shut it down. I should have transferred some over! Oh well, will make me write about new topics instead.