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Is it bad to post articles before they are finished?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Euphorix, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    I need to see how a featured image will look inside a home page slider. Is it a bad SEO move to publish a couple posts, and then finish them after the fact, upgrading the article once complete?

    I look forward to reading your opinions :)

    Zach W.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    How long after you post them do you finish them? I suppose if your site is indexed slowly or new, I wouldn't stress about it too much assuming you complete the articles as soon as possible.

    If you need to see how the featured image will look on a slider, why not just create your featured images to the size that the slider uses (or post disposable test article to see how the images will look)?
     
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    As long as it doesn't take days to finish them I can't see it having any effect
     
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    TimothyEyton Junior Member

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    I could be wrong, but I don't think there's any issue with that. I've even heard of people making changes to their pages months down the road to fix keyword density penalties and having success with the changes.
     
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    TeKn1qu3z Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, Never do such thing, Finish the article and publish it for better ranking.

    You are looking to have content fast, but not ranking factor.
     
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    yidiandian Newbie

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    it doest's matter I think
     
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    voxdei Newbie

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    Depends how long it takes you to finish. Your articles won't get indexed that fast, chances are you'll finish before SEs even know you published.
     
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    if your article is not complete then it can increase bounce rate however if you have completed the article and want to improve it later and add some more content then it is not a problem infect it helps in indexing your content more frequently.
     
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    I agree with webtg the impact will be on user experience rather than seo.
     
  10. SamLewis

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    I thought this would be better? I read on moz or somewhere that its better to keep content up to date (rather than set and forget)(Cant remember how long ago this article was though). As long as its not like a place holder page where you have the title and a few sentences, but a large amount of content that your changing just little bits. You'll also get the benefit of indexing earlier.
     
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    If you just want to see them, I think it will not take much time, so no effect. You can see. No worry.
     
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    If you're using wordpress... Just go to settings >> reading >> discourage search engines to index this website... After you finished all your articles and customized everything go and uncheck that option...
     
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    It's always advisable to publish the articles after the completion for better results in search engines. You can also put incomplete article, but one thing keep it mind you have completed it in a limited duration of time. If you want good results.
     
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    Set your website to no index while you play around with it.