Old Posts with Yoast SEO

by elsoar
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I recently used Yoast SEO .. but I have thousands of old posts, and the amendment to those posts will take a long time may take up to several months.

Now, if I skip that step, is there any harm to indexing, the power of articles in Google, will back down from the past In search ranking?
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  • Profile picture of the author geatartist
    Yoast SEO will automatically generate sitemap of your all posts (old + new) and will generate a new sitemap. All you should do is to submit new sitemap url to webmaster tools. Yoast sitemap url is different than others. it is www.yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml
    Login to your google webmaster tools and submit new sitemap.
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    • Profile picture of the author elsoar
      Thank you sir for your reply.
      But I mean in terms of configuration of posts, like the keywords, description .. etc ! I will only prepare in the following posts, but the past I will leave it as is, is there a problem?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    There is no problem with only doing it for future posts. The worst that will happen is you will rank the same as you ever did for the non-optimized posts. It would be better to optimize them, as well, so that they stood a slightly better chance of ranking well, but it won't hurt you not to do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author elsoar
      Oh, thank God, I'm already the leader in most of those posts, the fact that it's exclusive, so these articles are in the forefront of search results.

      But, Sir, are you sure?
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      • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
        Originally Posted by elsoar View Post

        Oh, thank God, I'm already the leader in most of those posts, the fact that it's exclusive, so these articles are in the forefront of search results.

        But, Sir, are you sure?
        Yes, I am sure. On-page SEO is a tiny portion of the entire rankings picture. The SEO Yoast tool is OK, but it is by no means perfect in any sense. Your old posts are ranking fine. Don't touch them!

        Having better on-page optimization is ideal but there is no need to mess with things that are already ranking well. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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        • Profile picture of the author elsoar
          This words is very cool, I am very happy, I was tensed and sad and worried about edit the past.

          Thank you, Professor
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  • Profile picture of the author Kumar Rahul 13
    Give some time and optimise the articles. The time it will take is worth it as the number you are showing is huge. And I guess it will drive insane traffic if done using proper keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author xeniux
    Most of articles that posts in google coming from past years too, for some keywords even back to 2010 or 2011, so i don't think it would do any harm to repost it.

    It might be a good traffic source for your website if you had great articles.

    Best,

    xen
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