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Has anyone updated their old articles?

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384 posts
Member since Jun 9, 2010

I was going through my content and found an article that I had written on the FIFA World Cup back in 2010 and I thought I would updated it for 2018.  Anyone else do this to their articles?  If so did you see any benefit in doing so?  Thanks!

508 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Yes, I do try to update my articles periodically. If you do, the potential benefit is that the article could get a higher score, which could bring it more views. On the other hand, I have also found that I don't seem to be able to access a lot of old articles for editing, maybe because of (yet another!) glitch in the system.

2,639 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010

I update my articles by season. I fix links, edit, and add a Pinterest graphic that I create on Canva. The new graphic is great not only for Pinterest, but for Twitter.

384 posts
Member since Jun 9, 2010

Thanks HLesley and mommy!  I use Canva as well for my social media posts, didn't think to use them for here. 

Lesley I believe you've had this problem for a while, no?  So far the articles I've accessed I haven't had any issues with editing them, I'm really sorry that you have.  However they still haven't deleted the articles that I asked them to delete several times.  I really do wish we had control over that.

508 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Yes, I have had this issue for a while. I have a fairly recent article that got a low score and I would really like to upgrade it, but every time I go there I just get an endlessly spinning circle.

Ryan did delete one of my articles recently. I explained that I had someone who wished to publish it elsewhere and pay me for it, and he did it right away.

However, I now have an issue with no looks or reads being recorded for my articles every since the earnings update a couple of weeks ago. I contacted Ryan. He told me to contact Kevin. I have since messaged Kevin twice (with a follow up e mail to Ryan) and have received no response from either of them.

117 posts
Member since Aug 20, 2014

Wouldn't mind starting up writing again but in a more niche driven way. That said, there's too much uncertainty at the moment and am trying to figure out what the admins plans are.

508 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Yeah, me too!

21 posts
Member since Aug 2, 2014

My two cents -- It's not really worth the time editing an old article. Over the past couple years I've attempted to edit old articles -- and in some cases, replace Youtube video links associated to my articles (I've found some video links are inactive). Unfortunately, none of those edits were excepted by IB. In two cases, I received rejection notices from IB for articles that have lived on the site for five years. After failing to get a response from Admin, I gave up. I stopped writing for IB over a year ago because it looked like the site was fading away. I'm glad to see that the site is still alive and rolling along; although I wish the contests were active since that is what attracted me to IB in the first place.   

2,639 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010
lebenlernen said:

My two cents -- It's not really worth the time editing an old article. Over the past couple years I've attempted to edit old articles -- and in some cases, replace Youtube video links associated to my articles (I've found some video links are inactive). Unfortunately, none of those edits were excepted by IB. In two cases, I received rejection notices from IB for articles that have lived on the site for five years. After failing to get a response from Admin, I gave up. I stopped writing for IB over a year ago because it looked like the site was fading away. I'm glad to see that the site is still alive and rolling along; although I wish the contests were active since that is what attracted me to IB in the first place.   

I have had edits rejected as well, and they were on old articles that, quite honestly, were not all that good. The standards were raised and what passed muster in the old SEO days would not pass now. I did manage to fix what was wrong.

While I no longer write new articles here, I have had success updating links and adding fresh images, especially ones that are going to look good on Pinterest. I do the same for my blogs and it does attract new traffic.

PM the admins on their personal Facebook pages. I have had articles removed that way.

And yes, a contest would breathe fresh life into this site!

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