5 TIPS TO GET VISITORS TO YOUR OLD BLOGPOSTS

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to write an article about how you can get new traffic to your old blogposts. Sometimes I feel like we create so much content and upload so often that not everyone gets to see it all and your most amazing articles can get lost along the way in all the noise. Sometimes when you’re having off days or don’t feel like posting it’s good to get some traffic to your old posts so your followers still get some updates. Or you just want to draw some attention to an amazing post you’ve done. Here are 5 tips on how to do it:

1. Re-share on your social media: Whenever you have day with no new content or you’re just too busy to upload something it might be fun for your readers to see an update of an old post. Post some pictures of an old blogpost to Instagram and Facebook and add the link of your blogpost. It’s always fun to ask a question to your readers such as ‘Remember this post….’?

2. Refer to them in new posts: Sometimes you might write an article that is about the same subject as something you’ve done before. Always link to that article so you will get more pageviews and the older posts gets new visits!

3. Throwback Thursday: Another thing that I like to do, especially in the summer, is to do a ‘throwback thursday’ on the blog. We all gain a lot of new readers that possibly weren’t following you around the time of some of your old posts so it’s always good completely reposts your favorite posts. I did this last August and I was surprised by the amount of people that hadn’t seen the original content yet!

4. Add a popular post widget to your sidebar: I haven’t done this one yet but I’m looking into the widgets right now! There are many widgest that show your most popular posts in the sidebar. This way the posts get more clicks as they’re always on your main post. Some of my most read articles are a bit older and I’m sure many of you haven’t read them yet!

5. Improve your SEO: In my first year of blogging I never used SEO and I’m sure many of you didn’t do this when started out blogging. I’m still not a SEO star but am starting to work on it. It’s very good to improve the SEO on your older articles so they can be more accurate for Google. Think of adding keywords, improving SEO titles etc.

I hope this helped and you enjoyed reading this post! How do you guys feel about this subject? Do you have old blog posts that still draw in a lot of traffic? Let me know!

46 Comments

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Natali

    Great tips, esp. the SEO one, it’s SO important for anybody who takes blogging seriously or wants to get somewhere with the whole “blogging thing”/ career.

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Kasey Lk

    This is very important to new bloggers! I will also make sure I do this for my blog!

    if you want to check out my blog:

    http://www.unknownkc.blogspot.com

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Fashion Petite

    Thank you, I love your posts about blogging beacuse I’m a new blogger! But what is SEO?
    Love Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.blogspot.com/

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Dishtales

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom lovely! Its indeed a waste to let old content just stay there without or with a small amount of traffic.

    http://www.dishtales.com
    http://www.dishtales.com/chocolate-crepes

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    MommyBlog PinkPress

    Exactly what I am working on this week!! Check the revive old posts plugin, it got me a huge traffic boost on old posts.

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Dagmara Piekutowska

    Great tips! I should start on my SEO right now. Now I am using speciall Plugin, but still I don’t really get it.

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Irene

    i’ll try to follow these tips! thanks for sharing!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    lauren stevens

    Love this post! So helpful too 🙂 I definitely need to start using some of these as I dont feel like all of my posts are recognised.

    Also, I have a quick question for you and your readers! I post every other day. Is that too much? I want to make sure that my content is good quality and worth reading but I also dont want to leave my readers waiting and waiting for new content? What are peoples opinions on this? Is it good to have a schedule of when you post? How much is too much?

    Thank you! xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply April 2, 2015

      Queen of Jet Lags

      I think it’s good to have a posting schedule so your readers know when to expect a new post but I also truly believe in quality over quantity. If you can’t keep up your quality because you want to post everyday you should rethink it. A good blogpost will draw in more traffic in the long run anyways. Hope this helps. x

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Lauren Pike

    My most popular post ever is my most popular every month and I wrote it around this time last year! I love the TBT idea, I’ll be utilising that today 🙂 Great post! xx

    http://www.tangibletreasures.co.uk/2014/04/fashion-dupes.html

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    (Retro) Sonja

    Handige tips! Ik heb een popular posts widget, maar sinds het moment dat ik die geïnstalleerd heb, geeft hij al dezelfde posts als populair aan. En als ik in m’n Google Analytics kijk, dan kan het ook gewoon niet kloppen dat die populair zijn zegmaar. Dus als je de ideale plugin vindt, dan hoor ik het ook graag 😉

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Ana-Maria

    Very usefull post ! I like every single article from this series “blogging tips” .
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    http://fashionsofa.net

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Eden Mint

    Great tips. Having a popular post widget in the sidebar is a good idea. I also like the throwback thursday suggestion!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Florentina Scusi

    Great ideas! Thank you for the tips

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Kirsty McCall

    Love your photo! Thanks for the tips 🙂

    Kirsty | http://www.kirsty.ws

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Macy

    Great article, will use some of these tips, thank you!!

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    coffeeslag

    Haha there are some wordings that I don’t get in this post, such as SEO or that widget thing. As I’m so new to blogging, these posts are super interesting. Thank you!

    coffeeslag

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    BittersweetRadio

    I remember adding a popular post on my sidebar which helped gain more traffic. Especially my posts when I use to college radio. I love the #tbt idea! I’m definitely going to use that idea for my blog!

    Thanks QOJL!

    geneticallyimpossible.com

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Joy

    Weer zulke fijne tips! Ik vind SEO ook lastig, vooral als fashion blogger. Ik merk dan ook dat er via zoekmachines ect weinig mensen bij mijn OOTD/fashion posts komen. Ik probeer wel altijd zoektermen te verwerken zoals trends, materiaal of shape van het kledingstuk enz. Af en toe doe ik beauty posts (alleen als ik een merk of product supergoed vind) en die hebben SEO technisch veel groter succes!

    Het is misschien heel specifiek, maar ik zou heel graag horen hoe jij de SEO tips ect verwerkt met je fashion blog!

    -X-

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Linda Libra Loca

    I have implemented a “Popular Posts” sidebar and somehow feel like they never change, because people just keep clicking these.

    LindaLibraLoca:
    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Reply April 2, 2015

      Deborah

      it’s possible with a widget that it shows the most popular posts from last week, month and year. I often change, so new visitors can see the older posts.

      http://www.fashzine.nl

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Linda

    These tips are all fantastic! I really need to work on my SEO game…

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Magpie Jasmine

    Throwback Thursday is a really good idea – maybe a bit too late to do it today but I’ll try it next week. Thank you 🙂 xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Ellen Smith

    These tips are super handy!
    I have a popular posts widget. I also sometimes reference to posts in similar posts.
    I will probably do some throwback thursday posts this summer. That’s a really good idea.
    Thanks.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    Tihana

    Great tips! I too feel I should finally learn about SEO.

    By the way, does anyone know a plugin that will automatically tweet links to the old posts? For WordPress it’s Tweetily, but I’ve been trying to find something similar for Blogger, and cannot seem to… if anyone has an idea, please comment on my comment! Thanks! <3

    Wandering Polka Dot

  • Reply April 2, 2015

    M&MFASHIONBITES

    Beautiful photo 🙂 M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr
    Maria V.

  • Reply April 3, 2015

    Mary Shoppings

    Thx for the tips! Love the #throwbacktuesday idea!

  • Reply April 3, 2015

    Julia

    My favorite one is simply linking it back! If it’s relevant to the current post, my readers will always click on it, and, before I know it, a post from nearly a year ago is one of the most viewed articles on my blog that day 🙂

    ExploresMore.com

  • Reply April 3, 2015

    Linda van Andel

    Dank je wel voor het delen van deze handige tips, aan puntje 5 kan ik nog wel wat bijschaven denk ik 🙂

  • Reply April 3, 2015

    Annelore Lehouck

    Bedankt voor de tips. Tot nu toe paste ik alleen het teruglinken toe, maar de andere tips ga ik zeker ook toepassen in de toekomst! groetjes, Annelore http://www.compleetgeluk.be

  • Reply April 3, 2015

    FAB le Frique

    Yeah, great post and also interesting tips from readers below. I might be giving that revive old post plugin a try next week. X 🙂 http://fablefrique.com

  • Reply April 4, 2015

    Sarah & Mel

    Top tips, much appreciated by these newbie bloggers, thanks.

  • Reply April 5, 2015

    Charlotte B

    Some great tips! Definitely need to put some of these into action 🙂

    C |atlantic-c.blogspot.ca/

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  • Reply April 6, 2015

    Elise Mans

    Great tip about the ‘popular post widget’, immediately added one to my blog!

    xo Elise
    https://bookscrapss.wordpress.com

  • Reply April 7, 2015

    ALINA IOANA

    I like especially tip number 3..very useful post ^^ tnx

    Alina| https://www.bloglovin.com/people/alinaioana2-11826613

  • Reply April 8, 2015

    Tina

    a great and helpful blogpost … I will scroll thru my wdget bar immediately! Thanks a lot!

    <3 Tina
    https://liebewasist.wordpress.com/

  • Reply April 8, 2015

    Harvey Nichols

    Thanks for sharing these very actionable tips i am just starting SEO so this came at a good time to add on

  • Reply April 9, 2015

    Anchored in Sweets

    Thank you for these tips. I’m a new blogger who needs all the advice she can get. =)
    http://www.anchoredinsweets.com

  • Reply April 10, 2015

    Megan Roisin

    Ooh I ought to do some of these! There are so many old posts I’m really proud of and it’s a shame they’re never visited!

    Megan x
    London Callings

  • Reply April 12, 2015

    Ella

    I like the throwback post idea! Also sharing the links on social media sounds good. Thank you for these great tips!

    Ella xx
    Kaleidoscope-of-Heartbeats

  • Reply April 15, 2015

    Miriam Goh

    Thanks for the tips! Love the idea of throwback Thursday!

    Xoxo
    Miriam
    http://www.miriammerrygoround.com

  • Reply April 16, 2015

    shariluxtravel

    Great tips, I think we will be seeing lots of “throwback” Thursdays. http://www.shariluxtravel.com

  • Reply April 20, 2015

    Serena Reidy

  • Reply April 22, 2015

    Stephanie Jane

    Great ideas here! I try to link posts as often as I can and find it helps draw traffic through my blog. We’re travelling so if somewhere is reminiscent of somewhere else, I trawl through my old posts to find the original. It does take a bit of time at the writing stage, but I think the extra effort is worthwhile.

    Thanks for the bloglovin follow 🙂

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