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updating a post for better on page SEO and content - was this a bad move?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by burgertime, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    I recently had a post on one of my sites and it was a "top 10 <item name>" style post. There wasn't a ton of good information on that page, it was basically just a tablepress table with some affiliate links in it. Anyhow, it managed to land around 11 for my target search term.

    Yesterday, I decided that instead of just having a table with 10 items and links, I would write a brief paragraph description about each item - I figured this would help it score higher, and at the same time, would make it a nicer, more resourceful post to the end user. Whilst doing this, I determined that 3 of the 10 items were not very good and so I got rid of them and changed the title of my post from "top 10 <item name>" to "top 7 <item name>". I also changed the wordpress slug to match.

    After this, I went into Google Webmaster Tools and updated my sitemap. All looks good. This morning, I noticed that when I search for my keywords, Google still displays the old info - position 11. How long does it normally take for Google's cache to clean? Did I go about this the correct way?

    Thanks!
     
  2. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes you did go the correct way. You should also fetch your URL as Google to speed up the process.
     
  3. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    Thank you. Just wanted to make sure. And I did go back and manually fetch the new page. Thanks!