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What is your # 1 struggle in maintaining an updated content for your website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ContentWriter, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. ContentWriter

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    Hi, fellow BHW members!

    I'd like to write and publish an engaging article that tackles the x number of problems that you face with when it comes to maintaining an up-to-date content for your website(s). I have an idea of the common challenges, such as hiring a reliable writer who knows what he is doing or the lack of budget, perhaps.

    Nonetheless, I'd like to hear it directly from my fellow BHW users. For those who are willing to participate, may I know your # 1 struggle in keeping your content updated and consistent? Feel free to mention more than 1 if you're willing. I will mention your BHW ID in the article (please let me know if you don't like me to do that).

    Thank you.
     
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    1. Scale... once your content library gets to a certain size going back to update things gets harder and harder to do with the time you have.
    2. Priority... why update things that didn't produce decent value on the first go around? Trying something new usually wins in terms of priority.
    3. Pruning... if it never performs why not prune it by deleting it so you don't have to waste time updating it in the future.
    4. Spin or Update... sometimes the information is still just fine but it isn't a fresh page in google's mind... in cases like these I port the article to intelligently crafted spintax and schedule to respin it every few months and modify the last update date.
    5. Update versus new article... sometimes a new article is better... can target current year and talk about new developments without editing the history. Then cross linking the posts as related posts bumps up both posts. Why not have two listings if it is all honest and above board?
    6. Redirecting to new versions... going back and pruning by redirecting to the latest article for the topic.
    7. Promotion... Remembering to promote updated content... what is the point if you don't let people know it has been updated.
    8. Change Tracking... Somehow you should indicate what is new information on the page and what if anything was removed.
    9. Updating tags too... they change as well.
    10. Re-syndicating updated content.
    I might think of more later, but that is what is top of mind for me.
     
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    Hi, @validseo. You've poured in time to come up with that list. Thank you!