ok to repost older posts?

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  • #1834984

    I have a few posts from a while back before I started adding key words? Is it okay to repost something?

    The blog I need help with is abacoian.wordpress.com.

    #1835184

    Maybe some clarification would be helpful. Are you asking if there is a policy against reposting? Are you asking if SEO will suffer for reposting?

    More information will be helpful.

    #1835190

    both actually but more concerned if there’s a policy

    #1835193

    From the policies and terms of service I see no reason not to repost. You can read those documents here http://en.support.wordpress.com/category/policies-safety/ and here http://en.wordpress.com/tos/.

    From an SEO standpoint, you don’t really need to repost since they are already on your site. Adding keywords to your content is a great idea and If you want them to appear at the top again, reposting will take care of that. I would recommend spreading them out rather than reposting all at once.

    Great pictures by the way. Love the sunsets.

    #1835201

    cherilucas
    Staff

    There are a few posts on repurposing and “recycling” older posts:

    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/repurposing-evergreen-content/

    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/recycle-old-posts/

    People have different reasons for reposting content; sometimes it makes sense, and there are creative ways to do it to attract new readers, resurface popular and timely material, and revisit work that means something to you.

    #1835203

    timethief
    Member

    Here ways I use to showcase your evergreen content:
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2014/01/09/refresh-older-blog-content/

    #1835209

    thank you for the help and info guys. And the photo comments, I have so many photos but haven’t found the best way to add them to wordpress yet

    #1835214

    churchlynden
    Member

    Another option would be not to repost, but instead to update the post and change the publication date so it moves to the top of you home page.

    Then you might add a paragraph at the beginning that says, “I posted this a couple of years ago, but it’s still relevant, so . . .” or whatever works for you. Then you can add whatever keywords and accomplish your goals without having duplicate content.

    #1835216

    anagasto
    Member

    It is not necessary to say that you published it before. On your stats page you can get a list of all your posts ordered chronologically. There you’ll see lots of posts that have had very few visits. Choose one you like, change its publication date, maybe improve its title and re-publish it.

    There are very few people who read so carefully that after a year or two they can spot something they have read before, though the pictures might look like déjà-vu ….

    #1835217

    anagasto
    Member

    Correction:
    “On your stats page you can get a list of all your posts ordered chronologically.”
    It is not chronologically, but by number of hits. That’s what you need to look up.
    The list can be accessed from your stats page where it says “other posts”. Click there and you’ll get stats for “all time”. Lots of old posts that had only 1 or 2 visits!

    #1835237

    timethief
    Member

    @churchlynden

    Another option would be not to repost, but instead to update the post and change the publication date so it moves to the top of you home page.

    Please read this http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/05/avoid-creating-404-pages/

    #1835238

    timethief
    Member
    #1835241

    anagasto
    Member

    To Timethief:

    The problem with sticky posts is that they show their old date. A visitor might think the blog has been left unattended for a long time. That is always a little sad to see. But it is very nice if the writer explains that she is ill, as you did the other day, very bravely.

    #1835242

    auxclass
    Member

    Don’t change the date. Use the sticky Post – add a new lead sentence if you want on why this is a “classic” – also use the More Tag aggressively so visitors see only a short excerpt with new content below it.

    Changing dates & 404 errors kill the old link – as @TT points out irritates search engines and more importantly any visitor with the old link now gets dumped on a search page and has to look for the Post they want to read

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