How Can You Update Old Blog Posts?

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, and never really went back to look at my blog posts that had been posted for a while. I was in the middle of working on my new site layout, and noticed something.

Some of the first posts that I ever created had not been updated in years. So, I set out on a mission to update my old blog posts. While it is something that I am still working on, it has been really fun to go back and work on it. I’ve compiled what I’ve been doing to my blog so that you can update old blog posts too!

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No, seriously, do this every single time

I know that for me, my photography has evolved over the years. In some of the oldest posts on my blog, I still had stock photos from when I did not have a camera set up! Not only is this killing the authenticity of your blog, but it is killing the overall appearance of your blog.

When you are looking to update your old blog posts, updating your photos should be your main priority. While my photography is not necessarily where I want it to be, it seriously is so much better than it was before. What I did was went through and did a ton of updated photos for my blog, and then I was able to knock quite a few posts out doing that.

Speaking of updating photos, start thinking about your Pinterest graphics! I’ve been really focused on building up my Pinterest game, and graphics are such a huge part of making it work for you.

When you go to update old blog posts, take a couple of minutes and create some graphics to promote the blog post on various social media platforms. When I create graphics for Pinterest, I do about three different images to really maximize the exposure of my blog post.

Now that you have spent all of this time perfecting the appearance of your post, don’t forget to share them on your accounts! Let new readers know about everything you have written!

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How Is Your SEO Looking?

When I first began blogging, SEO was definitely not one of my major concerns. Since working in marketing, SEO has not only become vital to the life of your blog, but it can even cause you to not have any new readers!

Also, if you haven’t installed Yoast SEO to your WordPress blog, then get with it! It makes SEO almost fool-proof and almost makes it part of your daily routine. It helps your blog get noticed through search engines. More appearance on search engines, more views!

Another big aspect of that you need to consider if you update old blog posts is your keyword selection. Keywords make a huge impact on how SEO is looking at your blog. When updating your blog posts, try to use long-tail keywords! These are going to be more specific, and lead to better views, and potentially better search results.

One last idea to update old blog posts is to link back to other posts that you have written. While you are updating, if you have written a post about a topic that is related, throw a link in there! This can help keep your audience on your blog longer.

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  1. February 19, 2019 / 1:24 am

    Nice post! Very informative; especially for a beginning blogger like me. I really need to improve my photos!! Thanks for sharing!

    • ashleestuart
      February 19, 2019 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you found it helpful!

  2. April 25, 2019 / 11:55 pm

    Thanks for the post. I have a question and would like your opinion? What’s better? Pictures that include both your own and legally purchased stock images? Or solely your own (although quality may not be as good?)

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

    • ashleestuart
      April 26, 2019 / 12:17 am

      Personally, I think using your own photos will give your blog more of a personal touch, and it’s a great way to learn your photography style! There is nothing wrong with stock photos though! Especially if you prefer to focus on the content that you’re writing! Thanks for reading Asia!

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