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How to Get Visitors to Read Old Blog Posts and HubPages

Updated on October 31, 2016

How to Visitors to Read Old Blog Posts and HubPages

When posting a new blog post or HubPage most of us submit our links to Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon, search engines and other media outlets.

After that sometimes a post lives out a life of it's own and becomes lifeless and unread. After all the work a person puts into a blog post or HubPage article how do you get visitors to view old posts and continue to in the future? How do you avoid having old content that no one ever reads? Here are a few ideas.

For HubPages there are many ways of making posts interesting and getting return visits.

  • Refresh and update your Hubs from time to time. Some Hubs may get out of date and need some revisions and changes made to them.
  • Post a blog or article linking to your existing Hub and letting other know about it.
  • Re-Tweet your Hub with some additional information or questions
  • Submit your Hub to Google Ping, search engines and other places
  • Post your Hub link in forums when answering questions related to the hub.
  • Add your Hub link to Newsletters
  • Send your Hub links to friends and share with other Hubbers
  • Create a best of list and post it on Web site such as Best-reviewer.com and other sites.

How to Get Visitors to Read Old Blog Posts

After watching a video at Problogger.net there were many helpful ideas and information on receiving traffic to old blog posts.

  • Post a best of section on your blogs that links to other blog posts and lets readers know about great content articles on your site.
  • Place a suggested or related reading list at the end of a blog post and link to other articles, Hubs or blog posts you have written
  • Create a new post out of an old post by updating the post, rewriting some content, adding new ideas and posting it as a new blog article.
  • Create a top 5 blog posts of the month, year, etc. or create a must read or best articles list on your site.
  • Make a tab, side bar or navigation link on your front page of your site and link it to articles, blog posts, HubPages, etc. Letting others know where to read about other things you have written.
  • Make a Hot list and create a new blog post or a link on your front page to these posts or articles.
  • Write a Newsletter and provide suggested reading ideas on old blog posts. (Recommended reading, related reading, etc.)
  • Optimize your posts for keywords that may already be driving traffic to your site
  • Freshen up old content by removing signs that it is ageing.
  • Make old post titles more functional
  • Rewrite Old articles and add a new twist to them.
  • Post articles to EZaritcles, Hubpages, Squidoo, etc and link them to your blog posts for further reading and information
  • Don't forget to create backlinks to articles, and retweet them once in a while

Introduce new readers to your blog by making existing articles and guides available to them.

How to Receive More Traffic to a Blog

It takes time to get visitors to read a blog.  Creating a niche or blog about something that people follow will create more traffic to a blog or Web site.

Write about things you enjoy or create a fun topic that is marketable.  Writing reviews can be fun for you but they have to have something to offer like advice, what to look for and where to buy and item.  

Most people like to read articles and posts about "How to, Where to, Why," etc.  Entertainment articles can be popular if written correctly.  Not all blogs will attract readers.  Research popular blogs and find out what they did to corner the market.  Introduce your blog to new readers and ask them what they are looking for.

It takes time and patience to attract readers to blogs and HubPages.  If something is not working after writing for a while try and change directions and look for another niche.  

If you have a good idea and want to share it with the world a blog is a great way to represent ideas, information or write about a subject you are knowledgeable in and enjoy.

There are many subject ideas for starting a new blog here are a few suggestions:

  • Blog about Writing sites and how to earn money on them
  • Blog about Affiliate marketing
  • Medical and Health Blog
  • Craft Blogs
  • Eco-Friendly Blog ideas
  • Jewelry Blogs
  • Fashion Blogs
  • Entertainment and Media Blog
  • Political blogs
  • Photography blog
  • Scrapbooking blogs
  • Cooking Blogs
  • Pet Lover Blogs
  • Garden Blogs
  • Hobbies and Home Improvement Blogs
There are so many things to blog about that you may just become overwhelmed so try to stick to one topic and apply your expertise in that area.  Talk with other bloggers and read about blogging and writing before taking the plunge.  Just like any job blogging and writing articles for a living takes learning and time.

How to Get Visitors to Read Old Blog Posts

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      yes yes and yes, all these points are sooo valid. In fact getting a niche blog is the biggest way to make money, but it also allows you to be seen, but of course you need traffic and that is something which, as you rightly pointed out takes times and energy. Bravo and well done.

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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      You have some great information here...so much in fact i will nhave to keep rereading it to absorb it.

      You could give a seminar on all of the above. Great stuff here, very thorough. Thanks for the hub and the info. Just starting on the blogging thing and trying to get the hang of things.

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      Karen Metz 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for the great tips! I am definately going to try some of them.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      These are great ideas. I am still fairly new to HubPages, but I can already see my hubs aging, and want to make sure they stay fresh for as long as possible.

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      scentualhealing 5 years ago from Georgia

      marvelous article loaded with ideas thank you

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      Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Lots of information here! I will use these tips to help with some of my older and low read blogs.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Good information here. I have only been here 4 months, so I am still learning. I am also returning to some of the people I follow, reading and sharing some of their hubs also. I like to share and bring older hubs back up to the "front". You have some very useful information here! I am voting this up, useful and sharing this! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      resumewizard 4 years ago

      I want to freshen up some of my older hubs, but am worried they will be flagged as duplicates and removed. How do I get around this? If I rewrite something, how much different does it have to be to be considered new? Do I delete the old one first and then post the updated one? Thanks for your help. -g

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