When you started a website a year ago and wrote many contents for audience engagement which is good at that moment is a good idea to attract more visitors to your website.

And now when you look at your old content and feel like asking yourself, did I really write this content? Your content is often outdated after a few days, months or years due to technological advancements and new processes. So a question arises having that old content on your website will decrease the overall authority of your website? Your old content will also affect your blogger outreach campaign or strategy. 

Here, the answer is Yes. As your blog is a reflection of your company and if your old content is outdated or incorrect then it will affect or decrease the search engine ranking and potential liabilities. Then another question that arises is whether improving your old content?

Yes, this content helps you in, making the right decision in terms of organic search visibility (ranking, featured snippets and many more) traffic, links, and engagement.

Just think if someone visits your website, read the old posts with outdated or badly written information. Then, do you really think that the visitor will return to your website? The visitor will automatically suppose that you are either not knowledgeable about your industry or don’t care about the information you present to your blog audience. Now the first thing you have to do is start thinking about the content in a new way or use some new techniques. And you follow the process below:

Audit your old content

Firstly, you have to audit and analyze your content. Basically, there are three types of content

  • Content that helps you.
  • Content that does nothing entirely for you.
  • Content that harms you.

So, you have to figure out which category your content fits in.

Then you have to crawl your content and for that, you have to choose the best crawling process out of:

  • Botify
  • DeepCrawl
  • Screamingfrog
  • Sitebulb
  • Oncrawl

After that, you need to know about the things like Title, URL, Date of publication, Author, Word count, Number of reads, Number of links Trust flow and Citation flow.

Find out the content quality

Then you have to determine the quality or status of the content. As good content must have ” Accuracy, Informative, Mobile-friendly, Readable, visual, Educational and many more” and on the other hand, low-level content contains ” has no goal or purpose, has no any target audience, not optimized and many more”.

Determine, what to do next with your old content

Data-driven is the final and most important step where you have to decide whether you have to Update, Rewrite or Delete the existing content from the search engine. follow the following steps:

Step 1: No need to change anything

If your content works very well for you i.e has good traffic and engagements, attracted many good and quality links, and ranks well in search engines then you do not need to change anything you just have to target the points where you get more benefits.

Step 2: Content refresh or update

Here, you have to update the content by updating the accurate information, make it far better than your SERP competitors, and most importantly keep it on the same URL.

Step 3: Content Deindexing or deleting

Lastly, if your content is badly written, out of topic, stolen, has very few page views, low or few numbers of traffic, links or engagements, then your content needs to boot.

Your content strategy must be perfect, as content is the most important factor for blogger outreach or guest posting.