Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How to Revive Old Blog Posts So They ARE New

How to Revive Old Blog Posts So They're New Again - you can do this without screwing up SEO or losing valuable backlinks | Sarah Smirks (www.sarahsmirks.com)


I've been thinking recently about how I have a few blog posts from way back in the beginning of my blogging life that I wish I could make new.  Like totally new.  Like pull into Bloglovin, top of my blog, added to my blog subscription emails new.  You can't just copy and paste an old post to a new post without screwing up your SEO.  Google hates duplicate content.  So, what's a blogger girl to do?

1)  What's the point?  Why would you want to revive an old post anyway?  I'll tell you why.  I have quite a few posts from the first few months I was blogging that are killing it in Google and bringing in traffic and have excellent, high quality backlinks.  They're good posts, but at the time no one but my mom (thanks mom!) was reading them.  So, if you have a good post from when you had no audience, but you have an audience now - revive it!

2)  What's the first step?  Copy and paste your old post into a new blog post.  Update the images and add new links to the post.

How to Revive Old Blog Posts So They're New Again - you can do this without screwing up SEO or losing valuable backlinks | Sarah Smirks (www.sarahsmirks.com)


3)  And, won't copying and pasting mess up my SEO?  Not with the next step.  Next, you'll want to redirect your old URL to your new URL.  In blogger, you go to SETTINGS -> and then SEARCH PREFERENCES -> Next, you'll want to go to CUSTOM REDIRECTS -> NEW REDIRECT.  From there, redirect your old URL to your new one.  Once that's complete, delete your old post.

How to Revive Old Blog Posts So They're New Again - you can do this without screwing up SEO or losing valuable backlinks | Sarah Smirks (www.sarahsmirks.com)


Bingo, Bango, Boomo.  You're done.  Now, your old, not-appreciated-in-its-time posts will be revived like new!

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