How often do you post new content to your blog?

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Hey everybody. Been a little while since I've added any post and thought I would hop on here and start a new discussion. I was mostly wondering how often should you post new content to your blog? I post once a week and have been making 2000+ word posts for the last few months. I usually get some increased traffic when I share them with social media and usually get at least a few shares of them as well. I plan on increasing this to 2-3 times a week once I receive my 1st check with adsense but I read somewhere that you should only post once a week to get a more engaged audience. That might have been with using an autoresponder though? All well, I just wanted to see what you guys thought about this and how long it took you to start making extra money with adsense too. I made a couple bucks tonight and I know that it's not much right now but it is kind of cool to see that this does work and it is really just a matter of having a ton of posts and good content to build up your ranks in Google and to increase traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Fingertips
    Hi
    The way it works for me is that I use the blog as the hub of the business. Everything I do online leads people back to the blog. But I don't try and sell on the blog. This is where we build a relationship of trust with people and engage with them. So I tend to post to my blog whenever I have something useful to give people. Sometimes that is two times in a day. I always post on FB and Twitter with a link back to the bog post and a catchy title. The real point is to try and see what people need from you and get in their heads and provide the solution. Targeting. Everyone has their own view about these things, so whatever works for you, and my tip is to try and get all the various things working together like a harmony, so that people see consistency in what you do. Everything fits together and seems reliable. Hope there was something useful in that ...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheAdsenseGuy
    Looks like you're trying to make money with adsense and you are blogging.


    I build 15-25 page adsense sites and I never add any more content. I SEO the pages and rank them.


    If you properly structure your website you don't have to keep adding new content. That's a myth. So you might want to find some SEO courses and learn more about that.
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    • Profile picture of the author kianjenn
      Originally Posted by TheAdsenseGuy View Post

      If you properly structure your website you don't have to keep adding new content. That's a myth. So you might want to find some SEO courses and learn more about that.
      I don't think that it's an entirely good idea. Of course working on your SEO would be great as it would give you more traffic, and eventually more money, but you have to keep adding new content.

      Maybe keep the pace at which you're adding content to your website (once a week) but work on SEO. If you want to, you can add content more often, it will also help, but that requires more time.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    Yeah. I don't really try and sell my blog either. Just been writing short stories about treasure hunting and basically been trying to show people the right ways to make money blogging. The site is only about 6 months old right now but will continue adding content for as long as it takes to build up an audience. I got my inspiration from Pinch of Yum - A food blog with simple and tasty recipes. and even though it is a food blog they just show people how to do the same thing. They have about 600 posts I believe and have been around 5 years but get over a million hits a month and this is their income report for April April Traffic and Income Report - $25,496.19 - Pinch of Yum. Hope to reach a 1/8th of this one day but it is about building up your traffic with content and eventually you'll start making sales
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    I used to post frequently.

    However, after reading up on Brian Dean's experiences, I focus on PROMOTING more than POSTING.

    I still post though.
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiesfromhome
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    We use blogs related to our website for website promotion and keyword ranking.

    Hope it will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    only twice in a week and that is enough to stay on top pages of google.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    The first times you can post as many as you can,
    after that also 1 - 2 a week could be ok!
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  • Profile picture of the author ideasman
    I try to moderate it and just post when I've got value to provide and share.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
      Originally Posted by ideasman View Post

      I try to moderate it and just post when I've got value to provide and share.
      Not a bad idea. But I think better if you can create new content always. Which will drive lot's of traffics for your webpages/blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author zuberr
    I am very irregular with my blogging actually. It can be 2-3 times a week, once a week, 2-3 times a month, once a month and sometimes once in several months. Even when I don't update my site in months, the traffic keeps coming. Adding new content might get you a little surge of traffic. And also, it is important to keep promoting your blog posts, even older ones. Revive your older posts by linking them within new blog posts.

    Keep blogging and be patient.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    I blog for my audience, some of the content ends up high in SEO, some not - but primarily I build readers and subscribers and have approached our many blogs this way for years now with predictable results. I find that at least 2-3 times a week is necessary to keep your audience attention and stay engaged. Some weeks I do 5-6 while other weeks 2-3. The more you blog, the more you put out there for your audience, the more chance you get of hitting it big with engagement on one post. When this happens you can see a post stay on top of Google for years as your readers continually update the content with comments.

    Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      I blog for my audience, some of the content ends up high in SEO, some not - but primarily I build readers and subscribers and have approached our many blogs this way for years now with predictable results. I find that at least 2-3 times a week is necessary to keep your audience attention and stay engaged. Some weeks I do 5-6 while other weeks 2-3. The more you blog, the more you put out there for your audience, the more chance you get of hitting it big with engagement on one post. When this happens you can see a post stay on top of Google for years as your readers continually update the content with comments.

      Jeff
      I agree with this plan of attack, too. I have a topic-based blog; each day, Mon-Fri, is a different topic focus. I do a video, transcribe it for the blog post, embed the video, send it to my list and share it on social media.

      I also plan to go back through my old posts to do some rewrites and freshen them up a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author namehero
    Originally Posted by NeedBucksNow View Post

    Hey everybody. Been a little while since I've added any post and thought I would hop on here and start a new discussion. I was mostly wondering how often should you post new content to your blog? I post once a week and have been making 2000+ word posts for the last few months. I usually get some increased traffic when I share them with social media and usually get at least a few shares of them as well. I plan on increasing this to 2-3 times a week once I receive my 1st check with adsense but I read somewhere that you should only post once a week to get a more engaged audience. That might have been with using an autoresponder though? All well, I just wanted to see what you guys thought about this and how long it took you to start making extra money with adsense too. I made a couple bucks tonight and I know that it's not much right now but it is kind of cool to see that this does work and it is really just a matter of having a ton of posts and good content to build up your ranks in Google and to increase traffic
    I recommend one post per day Monday - Friday. Use the weekend to mass produce posts and schedule them up.

    I've been following this routine for the last 8 years and have built some very profitable websites over time.

    Make sure your posts are unique content, add value, and share the crap out of them!
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  • Profile picture of the author rmacklyn
    Blog being the backbone and a support to any sort of business helps maintain an optimal plan so as to magnify the value in the market. May not be that is effective in selling a product or service but the influence it would make in the customer is no where going to be waste.
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  • Profile picture of the author kk075
    Ideally I try to post two to three times a week, but I also plan my blogs around my clients. For example, if a client asks how to get more likes on social media then I'll explain it in detail, and then blog about it that night and send the link to the client. So I sort of use blogging for a dual-purpose...for coaching reminders and for SEO/future readers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      A few thoughts . . .

      Blogging frequency doesn't lend itself to the "one size fits all" model. Everything depends upon
      • How often you have something new and relevant to say
      • How long and researched your posts are (obviously a 300 word post can be made a lot more easily and frequently than a 2,000 word post)
      • What expectations you have set with your audience
      How often others post on their blogs doesn't have any bearing on the optimum frequency of your blog posts. They shouldn't be compared.



      I have seen successful blogs that are posted to multiple times a day and other successful blogs that probably only receive 2-3 posts a month. Every business model is different, every niche is different, and the personality (voice) of the blog owner is unique.


      It's fine to ask what others are doing . . . but really you need to take control of your own business and do what is best and most effective for your business. Some folks are in markets where the action is fast and furious (the stock market, for instance). Other folks are in businesses where the market changes infrequently (candle making, maybe). So you need to judge your posting frequency by what you have to say and by what will provide the best value to your audience. As in all marketing, you should test and track to see what works best for your own situation.


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      • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
        I agree and it really does depend on what kind of niche you are in to begin with. I'm currently working as well and usually spend my nights and free time updating my site and just checking on questions here. I was also reading an article last night that said to create viral content, posts should be 3000-10000 words to get way more social media shares 7 Proven Strategies to Increase Your Blog I may eventually just increase the size of them, but stick with 1-2 times a week. I figure that it is going to take 1-2 years to really get traffic from Google anyways but wish me luck
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        A few thoughts . . .

        Blogging frequency doesn't lend itself to the "one size fits all" model. Everything depends upon
        • How often you have something new and relevant to say
        • How long and researched your posts are (obviously a 300 word post can be made a lot more easily and frequently than a 2,000 word post)
        • What expectations you have set with your audience
        How often others post on their blogs doesn't have any bearing on the optimum frequency of your blog posts. They shouldn't be compared.



        I have seen successful blogs that are posted to multiple times a day and other successful blogs that probably only receive 2-3 posts a month. Every business model is different, every niche is different, and the personality (voice) of the blog owner is unique.


        It's fine to ask what others are doing . . . but really you need to take control of your own business and do what is best and most effective for your business. Some folks are in markets where the action is fast and furious (the stock market, for instance). Other folks are in businesses where the market changes infrequently (candle making, maybe). So you need to judge your posting frequency by what you have to say and by what will provide the best value to your audience. As in all marketing, you should test and track to see what works best for your own situation.


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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisNosal
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    I browse the internet a lot on topics that naturally interest me, so I end up getting inspirations multiple times a day, and excitedly end up writing sometimes 3-4 posts a day.

    Excessive? Probably.

    But I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zdebx
    NeedBucksNow, can you please start using paragraphs, because your posts are almost impossible to read? Hope you don't write your articles the same way...

    Post as often as your like, there are no rock-solid guidelines on how often you have to do it. You don't want to abandon your blog for a week and you don't want to post 20 articles/day either, because that will bore everyone to death. And of course, it's different from a niche to niche, so it would be wise to check out your top competitors and see what they're doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Guzman
    Throughout the numerous blogs that I work with, I makes sure to add new content of some sort every day, 365 days a year. Google loves fresh, relevant content so I am constantly writing my own and also supplement that with a few quality hired writers. I have found one amazing writer as of late on I-Writer, so that might be an option you may want to consider as you go along and expand.
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  • Profile picture of the author ranksonic
    I think it's upon to purpose)
    Some people make blog just for themselves. So they post new content when they really have thoughts to share with others.
    But for a lot of us blogging works like an addition to our website. As for me, I post as much as I can))
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      for me like " addicted " to post new contents.

      one day I can managed to post 3 contents.

      Seo WISE I not so good....

      yes that why I didn't get much traffic ....

      I don't know because is " suggestive debate here "

      SEO vs Content.

      As some WR mentions is better to have both.

      without much daily new contents....( how google crawl your site etc )
      without SEO how to get traffic

      hmmm
      some WR mentions contents is King
      some claim SEO...
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  • Profile picture of the author flyingskill
    If you have well engaged audience then 2-3 times a week is ok.

    Online users tend to get entertained more when they are online. If your topic is narrow then you have to be creative to get repeat visitors.

    Regards!
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  • Profile picture of the author mohdbd
    There is no posting schedule for me. But I make minimum 1 post per week in any day. Some week I make 2 post. there is no fixed work here. Whenever I have no enough time to do this work, I use a freelancer to work for me. Most of the time, I work myself. I hired the freelancer at a fixed price for per article. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
    I try to post something EVERY DAY...but it all depends on what you goal is and many other factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author dustychimes
    I choose to post daily but ONLY if the content is very high quality. I will mainly write myself, but will also outsource through a handful of third party copywriting sites.

    Google loves fresh relevant copy where people spend lots of time lingering. So I keep the good posts coming
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  • Profile picture of the author RecessionPROOF
    Weekly updates, even if small seems to work well along with other SEO strategies most use. Too many variables, so competition and similar content blogs may need to be updated more often, so simply put, it depends on many factors as does everything when working the internet.

    Success to all,
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  • Profile picture of the author James 0
    You should concentrate on the quality of the content rather than its quantity. Even posting once a week is enough if your content serves
    high quality information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I try to post once per day. Sometimes "life" happens and i missed consecutive days of posting. But nevertheless i keep the time-span short. I love writing, so i can do it all day. I personally think you should post as much GOOD content for your repeat subscribers than to satisfy a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliatez
    On a weekly base, I oftens publish at least 1 articles on the blog, the article should be quality enough with the length around 700-1000 word and other multimedia such as video and graphic. I look for interesting topic to write in detail, this helps both seo and buiding brand.
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  • Profile picture of the author RR4111
    I post new content every 2-4 days for my new sites and about once in 10 days for my established sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fingertips
    I personally do a similar strategy to Randall.

    I do a blog post every other day, and promote the posts everywhere all day long. Twitter, FB, and LinkedIn. I also email my list with an update on every new post. I completely agree with only posting content, but I seem to have plenty of good stuff to share - often things I have learned or mistakes I have made in my business. Maybe a piece of new software I am trying out. I also leverage every small success and comfort zone break through - like the first time I tried this or that, and how well it worked. I am also very transparent and honest about my progress, and people seem to like that I think they find it refreshing. I also believe you should contact your list several times a week - if you don't somebody else will! Hope that helps Richard
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  • Profile picture of the author John Moore
    Used to focus mostly on content creation but try to focus more on promoting the content. The most time should definitely be spent on the secound part.
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