Copyright 2004 Priya Shah http://www.PriyaShah.com
Adding fresh, updated content to your website is surest way to get search engines engines to spider your site more often. Search engines are known to index sites updated on a regular basis more frequently.
Updating and adding to content on your website frequently will give you an advantage in search results and also help you expand number of search terms or key phrases you can get found for.
There are many tools and resources you can use to automate process of adding fresh, updated content and creating more spider-food on your website.
Here are six ways to add fresh content to your site:
- Weblogs or Blogs
A blog is an online diary or journal. Setting up a blog is easy and many free blogging services make it possible for just about anyone to get started.
Several blog programs allow your users to create an account and post their comments to your blog, thereby adding more fresh content for you.
I use Blogger.com to create my own blogs like Number One In Your Niche Blog. http://www.numberoneinyourniche.com/blog/
- Newsletters or Ezines
Publishing a regular newsletter or ezine is an excellent way to add content at regular intervals and get repeat traffic to your site. Archiving your newsletters online is one way of automatically updating your pages and adding new content.
As an example see archives of my newsletter online http://ebizwhiz-publishing.com/archives/
- Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems (CMS) allow you or your website visitors to add, edit or delete content to your website without having to create and format pages manually. Article exchange scripts are a type of content management system. There are many zero-cost or open-source content management systems like PHP-Nuke or Post-Nuke, that are often included with hosting packages and require no set up.