It’s that time of year again. “The Beginning of the year,” “The New Year”. It’s that time of year when people want to make a fresh start, make changes, or just throw everything out and start over. As you’re cleaning out and making that fresh start you might decide that it’s time to include all of those old posts lying around on your website.
You have some golden nuggets deep in the bowels of your WordPress site that haven’t seen the light of day since Elvis was alive. Okay, maybe not THAT long, but you get my meaning. You want those babies to be seen! So, you go in and dust them off, change some wording and then what?
Well, I’m going to show you how to make those golden nuggets shine with the promise of new life! The first thing you’re going to do is go to your plugin tab on your dashboard and hit “Add new” in the search bar type in “Revisionize” make sure that it is compatible with the theme you are currently running and hit install. You’ll be prompted to activate and then you’re set to go!
After you have installed the plugin you want to go to JetPak back on your dashboard. Go to “Site Stats”. Scroll halfway down and to the right you will see “top posts & pages” click on summaries and then “all time”. This will give you a list of every post that has been published along with the page views for each individual post.
First go to your top ten posts and make a note of them. When you’ve done that then scroll to the bottom of the list and see which posts were the least performing. These are the ones that you want to work on first. Go into each post and update any changes that have occurred. Things like:
- technology that has changed
- a recipe that could be made healthier
- an image that is old and dated
- tips that could be added to
Once you have the post ready hit update and then right above the publish button you will now see a button that says revisionize. You’re going to want to click on that. Now, you can either publish it or schedule it for a date in the future. It’s like a brand new post now.
The way revisionize works is that it automatically creates a 301 redirect so that anytime someone clicks on an old link it will automatically take them to the new post. So, if say you had a pin on Pinterest for the original post and someone clicks on it, they will end up right on your brand new post!
I love this program and it’s made a huge difference in my page views. I did this with the 10 posts that have the least page views. I also went to the top ten and made any changes that I could. Freshened them up.
After, I’ve done that I use my CoSchedule plugin to schedule all of my social media posts for a whole year! I schedule for the day I publish, the day after, the week after, the month after, and then every other month for a whole year! It’s a great way to fill your calendar and build your page views at the same time!
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