This week’s challenge task (#8 so far – how are you keeping up?) is to Interlink Old Posts. You can do this either at the end of a post as “Further Reading” section or through linking to old posts using key words in your current post. Darren shares the following tips:
1. Try to build this task into your daily posting schedule. It takes a little discipline to get into the rhythm of it but it can have some real benefits if you do (as outlined in this post).
2. For bloggers with large archives who can’t remember every post they’ve ever written, one way to help you find your previous posts is to have a “related posts” plugin on your blog. These will often present you with suggestions on older posts that might be relevant to link to within your post.
3. Also, if you have a lot of content that you’ve never interlinked before, start with the most popular posts. If you look at your blog’s metrics make a list of the posts that receive the most traffic from Google. Once you have the list, go through each post one by one, specifically searching for other posts on your blog on similar topics to your popular posts.
As for me, I’ve started doing this at the end of every post. I didn’t know there were plug-ins to do it for you, so I might investigate that since the “Further Reading” is sometimes a bit time consuming for me. I do interlink within most posts, so glad I’m on the up and up with something!
What’s been your favorite tip so far?