I’ve been doing some article renovation of my blog articles and it got me thinking about how Article Forge can help keep your current blog content fresh. So, here’s a short article with some thoughts on how to take advantage of article forge to liven up your existing content.
Here are a few concepts to get you started
Here are a few basic thoughts that will probably drive this article and may be helpful: a quick checklist to jumpstart your article refresh process using Article Forge.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
This may sound counterintuitive to the general guidelines that you should keep your site content fresh. This is a bit of a golden rule, I strongly recommend you do not mess with blog articles that are highly successful on your site. While this general rule is a good idea, there is a lot of risk to messing with a working page. If the page is driving a lot of traffic to your site, there is probably more risk than the value of trying to change it up and freshen it up unnecessarily.
Which articles to renovate
Here’s a quick list that may help you decide which blog articles are best suited to renovation with Article Forge.
- Short articles. Primarily, short articles are previously written with an older version of Article Forge or blog articles which may be excessively short even if originally written by hand. One can find a lot of noise in the blogosphere about the proper length of an article, but for my purposes, I consider an article to be too short if the article is less than a thousand words. Generally speaking, a well-written article between 1,000 and 3,000 words is a solid range for most readers and search engine rankings.
- Older articles. Older blog articles are always prime candidates for being refreshed, and this is doubly true if the older article is also very short. When considering older blog articles to rejuvenate, it is generally best to rejuvenate the oldest articles first unless the content of a more recent article has been obsolescent by events.\
- Blog articles that have been written with an older version of Article Forge. Using the current version of Article Forge to rewrite previously written articles with an older version of the forge. While a lower priority renovating these blog articles can be helpful given the current versions of article forge’s capabilities to exclude keywords and improvements in overall accuracy built into the newest version of article forge. However, from my point of view, these would be the last priority for renovation.
How Article Forge can help you renovate existing blog articles
Article Forge can help you rejuvenate an existing blog article in several ways:
- Length of the article. Article Forge can help rejuvenate older blog articles by increasing the size of those articles in one of two ways.
- Article Length. First is taking advantage of the increased length of blog articles that article Forge can generate simply by choosing the desired blog “Article Length” of up to 1,500 words.
- Combine Articles. You can have article Forge draft several articles about a specific portion of your blog post to be rejuvenated and use the “Combine Articles” functionality of the “My Articles” page of Article Forge. Admittedly, this does take some planning to structure and order the generated articles for the best results.
- Excluded Topics. You can use Article Forge’s “Excluded Topics” option to improve accuracy and focus when writing blog articles.
- Replace Keywords with Links. Since the original blog article was written, you may have generated other content within your site or found other external content that you would like to include as links to important keywords in your blog article. This improves your SEO (search engine optimization) and can also help drive views to other content within your site.
- Add article subheadings. Depending on how long ago your blog post was written, if written with article forge, you may want to use the ‘Auto-generate Section Headings” settings to help organize and focus your article and add an additional level of SEO.
when used properly, these features of article forge can help you quickly improve your blog article average word count and thus improve your SEO rating. Additionally, these features can supplement traditional blog renovation approaches and provide more opportunities for keywords to be expressed in your content.