We are bloggers and most of us has been blogging for some time, written lots of post that generate thousands of comments and build up a great archive of posts. The big question here is Should we close commenting on our old post? This taught came about after looking at some analytics report where i have noticed that some of my old post are getting lost of attention and traffic. The money is in your archive, remember that post I wrote earlier now we can combine the two i never closed comments on any of my post am i doing the right thing? I would like to think so and this is just my instinct kicking in here.
Why We write new Post?
We all know why we write new articles keeping our blog update is one but when we compile a new post we do so because we have something to share with our audience and the wider web so we can generate revenue. When we create new post we expect to get comments from our readers and this is what shows proof of social interaction. Still no sure if you should close comments after your post has been active for a certain amount of time. Is this a good idea? should we keep them open? I never close my old post i leave them.
How optimized are Your Old Post?
This is another factor to take into consideration. We all know that Search Engines like Google changes their algorithm very often, that means sometimes your old post might just benefit from this change, what might seems like a post that was not optimise then might be benefiting from the change hence that is why this post suddenly start to catch the eye of new readers. Just take a look at the latest Google Panda/Farmer update.Have you ever taught about it?
Lets face it we need visitors new ones are sign that your blog is reaching a wider audience especially if those are from “Organic Search” then you know that you are getting something right. I am asking for your honest opinion here, tell me if you believe that we should close commenting on our blog post after a period of time or leave them open? I am not no expert in this matter! However from what i have notice over the past weeks it is in my best interest to keep this old post alive so that when they are picked up by search Engines and feature in Users search result pages you can continue to benefit form these visitors.
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