How To Give New Life to Old Posts : Smart Ways!

If you happen to be a part of blogosphere, you might have noticed a couple of odd facets to which you couldn’t find immediate solutions.

Reviving old posts is one major concern of most of the bloggers as it is very painful to see their hard work moving into the archived zone.

Yet, now you can do something to revive these and to Give New Life to Old Posts, which somehow happens to get ignored by readers.

Carry on reading this article! ;)

You will get some golden rules to resolve this problem and Give New Life to Old Posts.

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How To Give New Life to Old Posts?

Update Old Posts on Your Website:

Blogosphere is a centre of changing perceptions and research. Every day you get to see something or other making its place as top content on search engine. Therefore, you must start re-working to Give New Life to Old Posts and update with your experiences on the basis of current SEO trends. This lucrative update will make your blog useful and can be truly magnetic towards traffic building.

Cross Linking:

This can actually fetch returns of multi-tasking. Most of us as a blogger has done cross linking many times, but with old blog posts it seriously creates wonders.

You can simply punch an anchor text with all appropriate keywords. This will pop up your website’s ranking on search engine as well will enhance Google PR.  There is other way out also. Blogger can employ insight plugin for cross linking in a new post and this will help them out in making people stay for longer on their website which will reduce bounce rate of their blog.

Do Read : Search Engine Optimization Through Internal Linking

Take Help of Social Media:

Social media sometimes can be good source of traffic, even if you are sharing a couple of old posts. You can harness its potential through Twitter, Facebook, stumble Upon etc. This can be a wonderful option of rejuvenating your old posts.

Check Out : Top 10 Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress

Create A Follow Up Post:

Although it sounds similar as cross linking part,

Isn’t it? :D

But in follow-up post you can directly link up both old and new posts. In this you easily indicate the older posts and with new post, giving it a new exposure. By this you can share your messages written in the old posts with the new readers also.

Use the Related Post/ Recommended Post Plugin:

You would find plethora of plugins/ widgets available for showing related post/ recommended posts just below the article or in sidebar. By using these plugins you can easily give new shape to your older posts. The plugins maintains a balance of PR and gets you better search engine ranking.

Optimize Your Old Blog Posts:

No one can disagree with the fact that search engine is a best corner for generating traffic. If you simply do a small research on keywords and keywords density, and punch with a little fresh description, let me tell you that it is going to help you immensely.

Must Read : 5 SEO Tips to Use Keywords Effectively

Use Subscriber Link Resource and Attract Traffic:

Subscriber list is a good place to show your cards. You can transfer all your old blog posts to subscriber list at a regular interval and in this way readers will end up in reading more of your blogs. Make sure you don’t over do this because this may force your subscriber to unsubscribe from your mailing list.

Did I miss any points? That you are using to revive and Give New Life to Old Posts, If yes then share your points with us via leaving a comment.

52 thoughts on “How To Give New Life to Old Posts : Smart Ways!”

  1. Dipankar Mondal

    It is true sometime old posts are ignore by readers. But if we take this steps to give life on our posts then we can reduce our bounce rate.
    Thanks for this awesome resource:)

  2. This is a very valuable information and I personally have recently made a lot of improvements on my own blog to tackle this exact issue. I use a plating called “Tweet Old Posts” for automatic social media sharing.

    I liked all the suggestions in your article and there is a definite value addition in implementing these recommendations to revive the old posts. Thank you for is awesome post.

    1. Glad to see that you liked the article.
      Tweeting Old Post is a good way to get traffic to your old posts, you can also use facebook to promote your old posts.

  3. Hi Tarun:

    I really love your concept and didn’t thought like this. I have a question, if i apply your way how long it will take time to re live the old post.

    Thanks again for such a fantastic article.

  4. The best and effective way to write a new post and make links to older posts in this way new reader can also read older articles. The main art is to link in proper way so that it not look spam content. BTW thanks for sharing this superb post

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  6. The Secret Insider

    Hi Tarun, A very interesting post, a lot of people write blog posts then leave them to rot. It is a great way to keep traffic on your site and lift the site in rankings if you do a lot of linking and updating old posts. Never let your old posts sit and fester. :-)


  7. Really Nice information. I am agree with you old post SEO is very important and related blog post plugin is useful for share our Old Post. But We can share our old post on facebook and other high ranking social website. :)

  8. Hi,

    Really awesome work you did in this article.I think most popular widget is nice way to get new life to old post,And after that Cross linking.
    Tarun Jaitely i would like to ask you one think that how can i earn traffic Via Stumble Upon,would you please give me some more details on it or write a new article with stumble upon heading..

    1. Thanks Chris,
      To drive traffic via stumble you need to be active on stumble upon, Make sure you use relevant tags for your content, ask your readers to share your content on stumble Upon etc. Stay tuned I’ll be up with an article on this topic soon.

  9. Hi Tarun,
    The methods you mentioned are definitely surefire ways of being able to revive a very popular blog post. Another method is to make use of sticky post with your popular article. This way, everyone that goes to your homepage will immediately see the article.

  10. I totally agree with you Tarun…. Old blog posts realy need some power ups…. I’ll follow your instructions…. Thanks for this useful article…

  11. Tarun these are awesome ways to spruce up and bring life to old blog posts, I’ve been doing a lot of content update on my own blog and interlinking posts is a great way to get some traffic to old posts.

    1. Thanks Fabrizio for dropping your comment :)
      Good to see that you are also using these ways to promote your old posts.

  12. Promoting old posts is very very important as it can bring more traffic to your blog.
    Internal linking is one of the best way to promote links.
    Also posting top post monthly is one of the easiest way..
    BTW thanks sharing.

    1. Thanks Khaja for dropping your comment, I do agree with you that posting top post monthly is an easy yet effective to way to revive old post.

  13. great post all around the globe people are recycling there contents and in the context of that this post of yours would surely help others and me too.

  14. PJS Webmaster Blog

    I totally agree with you Tarun…. Old blog posts realy need some power ups…. I’ll follow your instructions…. Thanks for this useful article… :)

  15. Hi,

    Updating the oldest posts with some new correction would be an awesome way to increase its quality which leads more traffic growth. And to be honest i’ll be deleting the older posts which has low quality but i’ve learned that deleting is my big mistake, as i can updating it and make it with more quality.

    And using to related post or some widgets also helps to navigate our older posts as you’ve mentioned.


    1. Kuldeep, Nice to see you here :)
      Yes, tweaking your old posts is better than to delete them because deleting post will cause 404 error which can hurt your site’s ranking.

  16. Hey Tarun!

    Your post is really good. I have been using the “follow up post, and social sharing” methods to revise my old posts in my channels. Thanks for adding up the new methods here! I will give them a try.

    1. I am glad too see that you liked the article.
      I would suggest you to try other methods too and don’t forget to share your result with us :)

  17. Good post, Tarun. I am thinking of interconnecting my blog posts, but then again you need to have a certain no. of related posts to do so.
    I din’t know interconnecting posts also improves Page Rank.

    1. You are right Sadhil, Cross linking requires certain no. of related posts on your blog. And yes cross linking helps in increasing PR of a site.

  18. Apart from these, some free WordPress plugins are also available that automate the social media sharing process of old articles. I prefer using them too.

  19. Hi Tarun,

    A Nice post. Related post plugin really helpful for getting traffic to old most. And also adding a most popular widget is nice way to get new life to old post. :-)

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