I have been busy these few days with endless number of things to do. And suddenly, this came to my mind. Many years back, I was crazy about gardening. It involves a lot of work.
Planting = writing new posts
Weeding = remove spams, useless ads, stuffs on sidebar and any posts that make not sense
Putting fertiliser = upgrade plugins, latest WordPress, new ways of boosting traffic etc
Trimming = improve on your old posts if they are driving traffic to your site
Fencing = LOL, like adding no-follow, if possible
Oh well…that’s about it.
One thing that some bloggers may have missed is the pot of gold buried in our old posts. That’s why we need to observe and analyze our traffic.
Know what are the few keywords that drive traffic to your site and improve on those pages. Do not leave the old pages as mere dead plants. They are the ones bearing fruits, i.e. bringing organic traffic which in turn translates into money.
Few days ago, an advertiser was being very frank in the PPP forum. He (or is it she) lamented about bloggers deleting post after 30 days of posting. Well, bloggers are not doing anything wrong as we are paid for the 30 days only. Howevever, this advertiser said that it is only after 90 days that our post will bring value to them. So, they are frustrated to see that lots of money were spent on mere 30 days.
Of course, I must repeat that I no longer have any paid posts on this blog. I am talking about my other PR 0 blogs. True enough, many of the paid posts I did for advertisers are appearing top on search engines even after a year. Do I delete them off? No, I leave them as I am too lazy to sieve through. Frankly, we do not owe the advertiser to keep the link. Some of my friends deleted off the links and leave the post. Again, it is our rights. After all how much do they expect for five bucks, right?
So, look at the overall health of your blog and do not just focus on the current ones. For example, I slept at 5 am yesterday because I suddenly have the urge to tend to one neglected site and went through upgrading, installing codes, add plugins, improve SEO with whatever knowledge I have and I submit the site to Google for reconsideration. It is a main domain which I have never used for paid posts but when my sub-domain was smacked, the whole thing went down together. Let’s see if I can get back the PR.
Oh, don’t forget to plant some new flowers for the next season = create new niche blogs