Once you publish a blog post, it doesn’t have to slowly fade away into your archives to be forever forgotten. With one simple plugin you can keep old blog posts alive and turn Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn into constant traffic driving machines.
I don’t recommend a lot of WordPress plugins. Mostly because the average WordPress blogger has way too many of them and it ends up hurting their blogs performance which can also effect your SEO ranking. That’s another blog post altogether.
However there are a few essential plugins that can dramatically boost your effectiveness. One such plugin is Revive Old Post. [Affiliate link]
Revive Old Posts is a plugin that can keep your blog traffic and Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn Group activity on cruise control. This is extremely helpful during those months where you just can’t publish as much as you’d like to but still want a consistent flow of social content for new and potential readers.
The plugin will randomly select a post from your blog archives and share it out at the timed intervals you select. It might be good to set them for the best times to tweet for maximum exposure. For instance, I’ve set up mine to tweet an old post once every 4 hours. So about six times per day.
You can set the frequency to as often as you like. You can even set the plugin to only share posts that are (x) number of days old, making sure that your newer posts aren’t reposted too soon.
Another great feature is that you can mark certain posts to not be shared. For instance if you have an event announcement, you wouldn’t want that shared out after it’s already passed. So you simply go into the plugin’s “Exclude posts” page and select the posts that you would want to exclude.
There are many other features that I haven’t mentioned, but these basic features are what I really love about it and why I recommend it for my clients.
I have found this to be a helpful tool to keep a constant flow of activity and traffic from Twitter, and it also helps me remember to update older posts that may be outdated and need to be revisited.
The plugin has both a free and Premium version. The free version will allow you to share from a single social account while the Premium version allows you to connect multiple accounts and share with an image! Sharing with an image has proven to be far more effective than just plain text, so in my opinion that one feature alone is worth the premium version.
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Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! You can leave a comment by clicking here.