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Do we need to be constantly updating our Wizzleys?

 
petunia
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on 05/30/2011

Is it important to update Wizzleys or do we create and move on?  I know at squidoo updating is important but at hubpages, it does not seem to be encouraged at all.


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lakeerieartists
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on 05/30/2011

Ahh, my love, you have hit on one of the best things about a site like this.  A big fat no.  Updating should be done when you actually have something to add or change about the article, but on Squidoo it affects lensrank.  :)


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chefkeem
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on 05/30/2011

Isn't an occasional update also good to impress Google bots?

I thought this to be the reason why Squidoo rewards updated lenses with better lens rank. 


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crosscreations
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on 05/30/2011

Great news!  Just spent many hours updating lenses at Squidoo & glad to know this is not necessary here on wizzley.  Other site comparisons? 

lakeerieartists
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on 05/30/2011

Well, yes, within reason, but on Squidoo, I refresh pages to keep them in their lensrank spot only.  Editing a page to include more relevant info, take out obsolete info, or add new discoveries is all good.  But if you are just refreshing or republishing a page to keep it floating at the top of the charts, couldn't you be spending that time writing new content to impress your audience and google instead?  It is a much better use of your time.

As Bev showed in another thread, you can earn $6 or more from one click.  Why should I spend numerous hours on a one page to earn $5 or $6 per month if I can get that from just one click?  More pages equals more clicks as long as we keep in mind quality and keyword research.


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chefkeem
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on 05/30/2011

True, Paula. It's a question of balance and priority, IMHO. I want to take care of my money makers while I'm creating more of 'em.

Creating LOTS of QUALITY CONTENT is the niftiest of all strategies. But you've said that already.  Smile


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lakeerieartists
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on 05/30/2011

You are correct.  It is a balance.  But updating should involve updates that mean something, whether it is a better keyword or spelling correction, not just hitting a publish button to make something look republished.


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Jimmie
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on 05/30/2011

 

lakeerieartists: 30. May 2011, 16:41

Ahh, my love, you have hit on one of the best things about a site like this.  A big fat no.  Updating should be done when you actually have something to add or change about the article, but on Squidoo it affects lensrank.  :)

Ahh... big sigh of relief! Updating my lenses is such a burden.

petunia
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on 05/30/2011

What a huge relief!  Thank you!  


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BarbRad
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on 05/30/2011

Wonderful news. But I'm wondering if we need to wait for approval again before that Wizzley with the corrected spelling error is live again. I think I read something about revisions needing approval. 


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chefkeem
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on 05/30/2011

Barb - once your article has been published once, it wil stay published even after you've edited something, assuming you've saved the module.

The revision thing refers to marked and locked pages.

 


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Michey
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on 05/31/2011

Hi! All,

I read carefully all the answers. It is a great relief that we have to do changes only if we need them, as correct a typo, ad more useful info, sometime the comments suggest a useful addition.

More, a change here is very easy to do: edit, do the change, save the module – THIS IS IT, it is there, no re-publishing.

Thanks wizzley


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Susan52
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on 05/31/2011

Thanks for asking the question, Petunia.  I was wondering the same thing and now have not only an answer but great explanations!

vikksimmons
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on 06/12/2011

This has been at the back of my mind because, frankly, I still don't get why we have to do that at Squidoo. So I guess it's probably impacted my earnings. I've been more about creating content than fiddling with lenses. I know when I blog I don't have to fiddle and refiddle. So it just doesn't compute where Squidoo is concerned. I'll have to mend my ways, I guess. 

But here, I'm so relieved that I don't have to worry about that. I seem to like to work in round numbers so once I get my 100 at SQ, I'm aiming for 100 here. Who's got time to fiddle? 


bizilady
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on 06/12/2011

I like the option of updating at will..I have articles elsewhere and once they are listed, that's that!

Hupbapages lets us and here as well.

 

I will try suidoo again and see if I can have better luck.


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chefkeem
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on 06/12/2011

It doesn't matter where you publish your work...Squidoo, HP, blogs, Wizzley...updating has mainly one purpose: to tell the search engines that you have something new for your readers, and that they should send them to your page. Squidoo rewards frequent updating with (usually) better lensranks.

If you update often and with truly valuable content, Google will slowly begin to recognize you as an authority in your niche and place your respective pages higher in the SERPs.

However, serious online authors may be better off spending their time on creating new articles. The volume of your online "real estate" may have a more positive effect on your earnings than the high rankings of a few individual gems.

 

 

 


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lakeerieartists
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on 06/12/2011

It is my personal opinion that updating with new information is a good idea, but updating for no reason is a waste of your time.  You can link to other articles that are new or link new articles back to the original article or site.  Sometimes things do not change and stability is also good. 

Why not write new related articles and link them together to create updated information?  This is exactly how a blog works.  The old information may not be outdated, but the new information adds value to the old.  Most companies' websites work this way.  They have a core of unchanging information and then other pages that change periodically.


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