Hi, forum members!
Today I am just here to ask you some questions I have confusion in which. I am seeing these days that MBT isn’t publishing any posts. So I thought their traffic would get decreased. But, when I searched about some pointed queries, I got that the blog hasn’t lost most of the positions since ages (I mean from the time you stopped posting frequently). This forced me to ponder over the issue and then I remembered that few months ago, when my traffic was 1000+ page views per day, I had left my blog to prepare for exams and after almost a month, when I checked the stats, I got the result which was totally shocking for me - my traffic was still there, I mean organic traffic.
So, I again pondered and so, went to research about this issue. I searched at many places. The shocking thing I got is- In any of the page, I didn’t get the line that, a blog or website should frequently be updated to get traffic continuously (in every sentence in this email, I am talking about organic traffic). I searched over Google Webmaster blog (and other related blogs of Google), SearchEngineLand, Moz, Backlinko and some other trusted blogs. But, I, in every place, got that “page updating frequency” is a ranking factor and not “blog updating frequency”. Listen, I understand that a blog with 1000 posts is better than 100 posts not because of its rank but because the blog with 1000 posts can get more opportunities to rank. But, if the blog with 1000 posts stopped posting, then will its traffic go down?
I’ve read that:
- Historical Updates Page Updates: How often has the page been updated over time? Daily, weekly, every 5-years? The frequency of page updates also plays a role in freshness.
- Recency of Content Updates: Google Caffeine update favors recently updated content, especially for time-sensitive searches.
- The magnitude of Content Updates: The significance of edits and changes is also a freshness factor. Adding or removing entire sections is a more significant update than switching around the order of a few words.
These all the points also, tells that you need to update “page” but “not the blog” and about Caffeine, the blog posts we write aren’t time-sensitive (according to what I think).
Note: I admit, that posting posts frequently can increase my traffic, but I am not sure if its opposite thing is true, i.e., posting posts slowly will lead to reducement of traffic, and that’s what I want to clear.
Would like to receive what you all personally think about this. Have you ever left your blog for months? What did you observe? Didi traffic increased or decreased? What else have you to share here?