Kathy from Texas Writes:
Is there a “life” to an article (i.e., do people look at only the most recently submitted articles) and is it worth doing a “refresh” to get the article back out there? If so, how often should I do it?
From my experience, the life cycle of an article is directly related to how evergreen the content of the article is. Example: If you wrote an article about “The Best Customer Service Strategies In 1996”- you might find that your content has become less valuable today than it was a decade ago… but, most authors who send me stories every single week about the success they’ve had with OLD articles confirms my belief that ONCE YOU WRITE IT, SUBMIT IT; LEAVE IT ALONE.
If I was reading further into your comment, I think what you’re really asking me is this: Since my article gets the BOOSTER ROCKET effect because that’s part of your EzineArticles system (designed to bring a higher profile level of our own traffic to new articles), should I blow away the article (delete it) and resubmit it to get the sugar insulin traffic spike?
Answer = NO! That’s the fastest way to lose credibility and trust with us. Why would you want to lose all of the traffic that your OLD articles are pulling for you? Instead, invest your energy in quality new article creation.