Got a blog you’ve kicked aside because it’s never made you a cent? Discover how you can make an older blog work harder and deliver cash.
Here’s a secret: the older your blog gets, the better. As your blog ages, it wins more trust from the search engines, and therefore gets more traffic. This means that a blog you created a year ago can boost your income, starting today.
I discovered this secret a few months ago when a blog I’d ignored because it wasn’t making sales suddenly started making a sale a week. I checked, and one of the posts was getting a lot of traffic because other people had linked to it. (The post reviewed an affiliate product.)
So, I decided to add affiliate links to several older posts on the blog. Not expecting anything much, I forgot about it.
Imagine my surprise when the blog’s sales went from one sale a week to two sales, then three sales…
You Can Turn Your Old Blog Into a Performer Too
This technique works best on older blogs, which are at least a year old, and which have been indexed in the search engines. I’ve tried it on a newish blog that was just six months old, and it worked on that blog too, because all the posts (pages) were indexed.
Here’s how to make your blog work harder.
1. Go back through your archives, and identify blog posts you could update with a short affiliate product review, and your affiliate links.
Write the review, and add it to the end of the blog posts.
Tip: create a spreadsheet, and add your posts’ URLs to the spreadsheet, with the date you updated the posts. This enables you to track the results. You should start seeing results within a couple of weeks.
2. Next, you need to get links to those specific posts. The easiest way that I’ve found is to write an article, and offer it exclusively to a site in the niche. Site owners are always eager for content. In each article you write, include a link to one of your posts which you’ve updated with a short review.
3. Remember to track your progress – you’ll be delighted with the results.
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