Are Your Old Blog Posts Damaging Your Blog? How To Stop It Happening

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Should bloggers delete, update or republish old blog posts?

That’s a question I had from Michelle, who blogs atBoomer, Eco Crusader.

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Your old blog posts could be damaging the health of your blog

Here’s Michelle’s questions:

As I move into my fourth year of blogging, sometimes I look back on my early posts and cringe. It’s great that I’ve come a long way as a writer, but I’d love to refresh some of those old posts. Is it better to delete them and republish as a new post, or just go in and update them? Also, does deleting old posts impact SEO rankings?

I’m going to tackle Michelle’s last question first.

Many blogging professionals agree that keeping old, out-of-date blog posts reduces your blog’s overall SEO (search engine optimisation)rating. Even if you regularly publish new blog posts, your blog will suffer if you have old, out-of-date information…

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