How many times should someone post on their websites ideally in a month

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How many times should someone post on their websites ideally in a month?
Does post frequency matter with how google perceives your site?
What role does it play to attract visitors?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    It has nothing to do with SEO.

    It depends on your site. If you are running a sports blog, your visitors would expect fairly frequent updates. On the other hand, if your site is about a more static topic, there is no need to post that often. You may not even need to post ever once the site is up.

    Either way, it has nothing to do with rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author spartonx
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      It has nothing to do with SEO.

      It depends on your site. If you are running a sports blog, your visitors would expect fairly frequent updates. On the other hand, if your site is about a more static topic, there is no need to post that often. You may not even need to post ever once the site is up.

      Either way, it has nothing to do with rankings.
      The thing is my niche is on "make money online" and when i see blogs in my niche i see a lot of diversity from bloggers who post every day to bloggers who post once a week, since i am not full time into this therefore i thought that may be my traffic and rankings had something to do with posting frequency.

      But as Yukon said the more i post the more keywords i will rank for and hence more traffic, i guess that sums it. Thanks for the help.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by spartonx View Post

        The thing is my niche is on "make money online" and when i see blogs in my niche i see a lot of diversity from bloggers who post every day to bloggers who post once a week, since i am not full time into this therefore i thought that may be my traffic and rankings had something to do with posting frequency.

        But as Yukon said the more i post the more keywords i will rank for and hence more traffic, i guess that sums it. Thanks for the help.
        Just remember that if your site is setup as a typical blog (like yours is), posting frequently can also screw up your internal linking and cause a lot of ranking problems.

        To be honest, if you are in the "make money online" niche, SEO should probably be one of the last places your are looking for traffic unless you found a really specialized sub-niche.
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        • Profile picture of the author MartieDread
          To be honest, if you are in the "make money online" niche, SEO should probably be one of the last places your are looking for traffic unless you found a really specialized sub-niche.[/QUOTE]

          Hey, I find it quite interesting that you say that, is it just because it's a competitive niche? or do you know something we don't?
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by MartieDread View Post

            Hey spartonx,

            You should check out quicksprout.com/blog and neilpatel.com (they are both by Neil Patel) but he has talked about this a good few times over the last year or so... he shows stats to prove that more content equals more love from the search engines.
            I had a quick look there on the quick sprout blog but ended up getting distracted, as far as I can tell, this guy knows what he is talking about!

            Anyway, hope you get the answer you want!
            He is one of the last people you should follow if you want to rank pages. His advice works great when you have a well established, nationally or internationally recognized brand. For the other 99.999999% of the internet, forget it.

            Originally Posted by MartieDread View Post

            To be honest, if you are in the "make money online" niche, SEO should probably be one of the last places your are looking for traffic unless you found a really specialized sub-niche.
            Hey, I find it quite interesting that you say that, is it just because it's a competitive niche? or do you know something we don't? [/QUOTE]

            It is competitive, something that a new marketer has zero chance of competing in or carving out a niche for themselves. Unless you have a decent budget to work with, and most of the people on this forum are cheap and trying to build a business with just about zero capital, you are never going to rank for any serious keywords in that niche.
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            • Profile picture of the author MartieDread
              Hey, I was literally referring to his info on more content = more search engine referral. I personally think he is decent, but he does have a budget.

              In regards to my question, I thought you probably meant that, just wanted to ask in case you knew another reason! :p
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              • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
                Originally Posted by MartieDread View Post

                Hey, I was literally referring to his info on more content = more search engine referral. I personally think he is decent, but he does have a budget.

                In regards to my question, I thought you probably meant that, just wanted to ask in case you knew another reason! :p
                More content really does not equal more search traffic if you do not know what you are doing. And where people really get it confused is more content does not mean you are going to rank better for your specific keywords.

                He is a great marketer, and a average SEO.
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                • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                  Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

                  More content really does not equal more search traffic if you do not know what you are doing. And where people really get it confused is more content does not mean you are going to rank better for your specific keywords.
                  Exactly, the pages still have to be ranked regardless of how much content exist.

                  Ranked pages are basically doorways for traffic, just make sure traffic exist or nobody is opening the door.

                  I have more metaphors.







                  Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

                  ... a average SEO.
                  You're very generous.
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        • Profile picture of the author spartonx
          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

          Just remember that if your site is setup as a typical blog (like yours is), posting frequently can also screw up your internal linking and cause a lot of ranking problems.

          To be honest, if you are in the "make money online" niche, SEO should probably be one of the last places your are looking for traffic unless you found a really specialized sub-niche.
          I think i am getting that, but can you explain a little more as what you mean by "SEO should probably be one of the last places your are looking for traffic unless you found a really specialized sub-niche." and also by:

          "It is competitive, something that a new marketer has zero chance of competing in or carving out a niche for themselves. Unless you have a decent budget to work with, and most of the people on this forum are cheap and trying to build a business with just about zero capital, you are never going to rank for any serious keywords in that niche."

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by spartonx View Post

    How many times should someone post on their websites ideally in a month?

    What role does it play to attract visitors?
    That's sort of like asking: How many Billboards do I need on the side of a highway to attract traffic?

    Rank more pages for more keywords & odds are more eyeballs will see your pages, same goes for billboards on a highway.






    Originally Posted by spartonx View Post

    Does post frequency matter with how google perceives your site?
    Google doesn't care when/If you post content on your site. Like Mike said, it has nothing to do with SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartieDread
    Hey spartonx,

    You should check out quicksprout.com/blog and neilpatel.com (they are both by Neil Patel) but he has talked about this a good few times over the last year or so... he shows stats to prove that more content equals more love from the search engines.
    I had a quick look there on the quick sprout blog but ended up getting distracted, as far as I can tell, this guy knows what he is talking about!

    Anyway, hope you get the answer you want!
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  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    I'm in the habit of building smaller sites and rely primarily on SEO, but most times I dump all of the content and pages onto it from day 1.

    I can't wrap my head around a truly "evergreen" project that actually needs to be updated regularly.

    Mike and yukon already summed up the rest for it -- amount of content only matters if you're able to rank it all and freshness doesn't mean jack 90% of the time. Sometimes, less is more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    Not trying to speak for Mike, but I think what he means is that a beginner is never going to rank for "make money online" or "make money blogging" -- AKA the money keywords.

    A beginner could rank for "how to bake quinoa cookies"
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    • Profile picture of the author spartonx
      Originally Posted by Synnuh View Post

      Not trying to speak for Mike, but I think what he means is that a beginner is never going to rank for "make money online" or "make money blogging" -- AKA the money keywords.

      A beginner could rank for "how to bake quinoa cookies"
      yeah i get that bro, but the thing is that i am ranking myself for smaller, long tail keywords, and have avoided competitive keywords so i am ranking on page 2 or 3 for quite a few of them but still not ranking on page 1 for for any keyword with monthly avg searches over 10,000 and that is my problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author acchao
    According to Neil Petal researched, he mentioned, the more you post your blog/article on to your website,
    the more traffic you are going to increase.

    I suppose it does have a factor when it comes into SEO ranking. Since google loves new content and to them, your website is updated with fresh content every time.

    So the conclusion for my opinion is --
    As much as you can (With Quality Post)
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      I stopped posting new content on one of my sites 8 months ago. I'm in 2 spots higher for my main keyword. How do you explain?

      Originally Posted by acchao View Post

      According to Neil Petal researched, he mentioned, the more you post your blog/article on to your website,
      the more traffic you are going to increase.

      I suppose it does have a factor when it comes into SEO ranking. Since google loves new content and to them, your website is updated with fresh content every time.

      So the conclusion for my opinion is --
      As much as you can (With Quality Post)
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      • Profile picture of the author acchao
        Hi DABK,

        I have similar experience too. Some of my 1 year old article gives me the best organic traffic and opts-in.

        I'm not a SEO expert, and I like to learn from others and the experts. From my learning, what I can think of your case could be few reason:

        1) Your keyword could be not highly competitive and you tap on the right keywords, and when people type in the search, they found yours before others.

        2) Traffic keep landing on your website with one of your article, in google eyes, it means that article has high value and it will make it easier for people to see your high value content.

        Is only one of the factor. Posting more content and keep it updated will always boost your ranking on your website. no doubt about it.

        Regards,
        Alexander Ang
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      • Profile picture of the author WareTime
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        I stopped posting new content on one of my sites 8 months ago. I'm in 2 spots higher for my main keyword. How do you explain?
        You got lucky
        Neil is wrong
        Your niche is different
        The laws of physics don't apply to you

        Pick all or none. There is nothing absolute on the internet. People that take something one person said and construe it to be gospel in each and every situation are idiots.
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          The way I explain it is this:

          Neil is wrong.
          I got to be on page 1 before I started posting anything on the blog. I moved up during and after the period I was posting. The only constant (before, during, and after posting) was, you guessed it: backlinks.

          Originally Posted by WareTime View Post

          You got lucky
          Neil is wrong
          Your niche is different
          The laws of physics don't apply to you

          Pick all or none. There is nothing absolute on the internet. People that take something one person said and construe it to be gospel in each and every situation are idiots.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by acchao View Post

      According to Neil Petal researched, he mentioned, the more you post your blog/article on to your website,
      the more traffic you are going to increase.

      I suppose it does have a factor when it comes into SEO ranking. Since google loves new content and to them, your website is updated with fresh content every time.

      So the conclusion for my opinion is --
      As much as you can (With Quality Post)

      That would make Neil an idiot considering creating pages alone isn't SEO. Anyone with one month of real SEO experience would already know this.

      No rank, no traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author dronehawk
    Google loves fresh content. At least have a regular schedule but don't appear to be posting at a specific time of the day and week. Otherwise it will appear like an automated site which is bad in Google eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmansoor
    As many times as it makes sense to your audience!
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