Want to bring
- better traffic
- more links
- more shares, likes or comments
from your old blog posts?
..breathe life into your blog posts.
There’re 3 kinda bloggers.
Lazy: these bloggers will simply delete the posts which don’t produce results (search traffic, comments or links etc)
Busy: these bloggers will be interested in creating more stuff rather than analyzing which kinda posts are going viral on their blogs
Crazy: Who analyze their blog posts to breathe life into boring blog posts (who follows this blog post strategy very well)..
In which category do you want to be?
How can you breathe life into your boring blog posts? Here’re some unique ways to bring more traffic from your old blog posts.
How to Breathe Life Into A Boring Blog Post?
Link to newer/older posts
Once check out your very first blog posts on your blog.
You probably have missed inter-linking to other posts
Or you may link to the new blog posts
In both cases, you can generate more traffic!
When your readers (especially the visitors who come from organic traffic) will be more interested in reading your contents when they find your blog posts appealing.
So.. interlink to older/newer posts to breathe life into your boring blog posts.
Add or delete images
I’m using the images in my blog posts the professional way these days (the placing, the width/height, all are in a calculated way!)
But when I just started.. I used to place the images all over the blog posts (you can notice most new bloggers doing the same).
When you find improper usage of images or if you’ve not at all used any images..
then try including/deleting them.
And make your blog posts more appealing.
Appealing blog posts can breathe life into your old posts!
Try including long tail keywords
Keyword stuffing is no more a King now!
If you want to get quality search engine traffic (I’m talking about long term search traffic).. you ONLY have one option.
Focus on using long tail keywords.
Long tail keywords will help you to get more search visibility for your blog posts. More importantly, you’ll face less competition for long tail keywords.. one shot – two birds, isn’t it?
If you don’t have much idea about using long tail keywords… here’s a small example.
If you’re trying to write a blog post on ‘twitter tips’
Don’t use ‘twitter tips’ as your main keyword. You really can’t rank high in Google for that busy keyword.
Instead, you can try ‘twitter tips for new bloggers’
You can rank more better.. because it’s a long tail keyword and also the competition will be bit less for them.
So you’ll have more probability to drive search engine traffic to your blog using long tail keywords.
From now on…
Focus on long tail keywords – not on one or two words keywords.
Because that’s the ONLY way you can bring quality traffic from Google to your blog in this animal kingdom.
Use these ‘three’ plugins to breathe life into old blog posts
Related posts thumbnails: By using related posts under the each post, you’ll be displaying your old posts to the readers.
Tweet old post: I’ve been using this for two weeks now, and getting quality traffic from twitter. This plugin will help you to tweet your old blog posts to drive more traffic from twitter. Cool, isn’t it?
upPrev: This is one of most used plugins to increase your page views. When a reader scrolls to the bottom of a single post, page or custom post type, show previous posts in the selected configuration.
Write great first sentences
Most of the copywriters will attract others to read their whole content by using this trick.
They write great first sentences.
Nevertheless to say how important the headlines of your blog posts are.. but the first sentences in your blog posts can give a great impression on your readers.
How to write great first sentences then?
End with a CTA (or make your CTA more powerful)
Call to Action is a must for any blog post.
If you’vent added any CTA at the end of your blog posts.. then try adding them now.
Or if you already have a CTA.. try to make it more effective.
You can edit useless words or add more effective sentences etc.
Why CTA is a must?
Because when people read your content.. they’ll always prefer taking some action on it.
If you’ve a clear CTA, then you can produce more results from your old blog posts.
What are your thoughts about updating old blog posts?