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Why Fresh Content is Important for Search Engine Optimization
The world of the internet is an ever evolving place where the old eventually loses its places with the passage of time. The phenomenon applies to everything available on the internet. It is vital to add fresh content on your website every now and then if you want to stay afloat in the cloud. Imagine a scenario where Google gives you the news about Bill Clinton when you search “new president” on it. You can imagine pretty well what this world would come to if such a time ever comes.
So then, the next question we ask ourselves is what is the importance of fresh content for SEO? Where do they fit in all this? The answer is simple. SEO is all about understanding what popular search engines and web users want. If both of them want fresh, new, relevant and compelling content, then it is SEO’s work to ensure that they get it. Thus, a company that offers everything latest that a user or a search engine wants, will definitely be ranked higher in search results and in turn would make more sales and will have the opportunity to best others in the business.
Search Engines love fresh content. When doing a web search on a popular search engine, the first thing you get to see is that the latest, are always at the top. That is because the new content is always given importance over the old one. When adding new content, one should keep in mind to place the content according to a specific theme that’s been running through your webpage so that it doesn’t seem out of the place and should be properly categorized. Adding product reviews, customer feedback, press release and other relevant information about some specific product is also a good practice. It would earn you a better ranking with the search engines and would get your website on top of the other competing searches. Just remember however, to update your content often so that it stays on top as well.
Another important practice is to incorporate keywords in the title of your webpage, on-page titles and in the short descriptive summary that depicts the main theme of your article. This technique also helps you in keeping your webpage, on top of others in search results. Remember that more the keywords matches higher will be your ranking in the search results. It is important to mention here that while adding keywords, one should always keep in mind not to disrupt the flow of the article. It is better to have no keywords in the article and have the article going in a perfect flow than to have keywords with a disrupted flow.
Always remember that your reader is the most important thing there can be on the reader. Avoid content that might bore your reader or make him loose his interest in your content and go someplace else. For this purpose, a good practice is to often add pictures or videos or other interactive content that would keep your reader interested in your content. Keeping the article/content short and to the point, is also another way of ensuring that but do make sure that you cover all the main points in it.
Keep these things in mind; keep adding new content; and overtime, watch as the major search engines begin to sit up and take notice of your website and the material that you add.