Promote Old Blog Posts Automatically to Generate Traffic! – WordPress Solution

Some time somewhere in your blogging career you might feel the urge to promote your old blog posts which can be very helpful to your new readers. And in this way you can promote your ever green post more often to your readers and the search engines to have a great domain and page authority. But if you have to do it manually by changing the dates then it will be tiresome and in most case you will give up.

Besides, if you choose to re-post then as duplicate content , even if it is on your own domain – you will be penalized by major search engines like Google. Plus it won’t reflect to your feed which might be connected to your newsletter so your subscribers wont get any updates at all.

If you think there is no solution for this issue,  ah well I have good news, nothing is impossible in this world! There are many different methods you can use for promoting your old blog posts.  I am going to share 2 of them with you now! This handy dandy tutorial shows you two different methods for promoting your old blog posts automatically. Let us get started folks.

Old Post Promoter (OPP)

Old Post Promoter is a free WordPress plugin that automatically promotes your old blog posts. It randomly selects an old post and resets the publication date to now and hence promotes older posts from back to the front page and also in your RSS feed. So your post automatically notifies your subscribers and gets shared on connected social media accounts.

After activating the plugin go to its options page from within the admin area. The plugin lets you set minimum interval between old posts promotion, randomness interval, post age and more. You can even set the post position where the old blog post appears after promotion.

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 Tweetily – Tweet Your Posts Automatically!

Second best plugin you can use for promoting you old blog posts is “Tweetily – Tweet Your Posts Automatically!“. It allows you to promote old posts by tweeting them to Twitter automatically with hashtags. It provides you many useful options where you can set it and forget about it.

banner-772x250Install and activate the plugin, then go to Dashboard -> Tweetly. Connect your Twitter account to the plugin and select your options. It lets you set tweet interval time, number of tweets to do, maximum and minimum age of post, categories to exclude, additional text before or after the actual text (you may use this for adding ‘RT’ and ‘via’ etc),  you can even set it to automatically create hashtags from post tags or categories.

I hope you liked my post. Please share with me your favourite tool that does the same. Feel free to ask me any question regarding this.

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9 thoughts on “Promote Old Blog Posts Automatically to Generate Traffic! – WordPress Solution

  1. Hi Miz, great post, i will definitely be looking into installing one of these posts in my own site once the relaunch happens – i think this is a great way of sharing old content – and like you say if you have to manually do this, more often than not, you wont – its laborious looking for old posts to share, so a great way of automating some things and improving productivity is installing plugins like these. sharing the post now …

  2. Mizanur, Appreciate the post. Quick question related to the OPP plugin. If I wanted to experiment with this concept, could I start just doing this by hand. In other words, find an old post and simply repost with the current date. Would this work?

    1. Thank you for your question. Yes it is possible to do that. In fact, that OPP plugins is actually doing that for you automatically. You can do the same manually though that won’t be an effective solution in long run.

      After you change the post date, it will be added to the rss feed also and will be delivered to your rss feed reader too.

      I hope this answer will help 🙂

      Keep visiting our blog

  3. Hi, This plugin sounds very interesting and could be helpful on a blog with many many posts but then there might also be an issue with some of the older content not being relevant anymore, so how could you setup this plugin to work around that?

    1. If your website is focused to post latest news and trends then this plugins isn’t suitable at all. If your site has some section/category that void with time in contrast of freshness of content then you just can omit those category from the plugin setting. In this way you can server your ever green post with your audience.

      This solution is good for Blogging niche, tips and tricks niche, Online marketing niche where contents are always fresh.

      I hope this answer will help

    1. Hello Karen, glad to know that you liked the idea. In fact , OPP is helping some of my blog to get traffic thru my old blog posts. I hope it will do the same for you too 🙂

  4. This is a very useful plugin that I have used in the past. However it should be noted that there is a warning on the download page that this plugin has not been updated for two years. This means that not only is this possibly not supported and more importantly could represent a security risk, leaving your site vulnerable to hacking. You will need to weigh the advantages against the risks.

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