When running a website its vital to keep your content up to date, fresh and exciting to pull in your viewers! A site that contains out dated information can appear to an audience to be neglected and may give off the impression that the website is no longer in action.....below are my 5 favourite tips on how to keep your website bang up to date: -
1) Have a social media (Facebook & Twitter in particular) present on your website: - A live feed will enable you to fetch a stream of up to date real time content to your website, this will give a feeling of 'life' to your website and fetch you much closer to your audience
2) Have a blog attached to your website: - Again an up to date blogging platform will connect you to your audience and allow you to impart your own unique blend of knowledge and content onto your followers (and hopefully they will also impart some of theirs!)
3) Setup and run a forum: - A forum will invite feedback and contribution from your audience and will keep a constant flow of fresh content moving through your website (as well as this your audience are actually writing your up to date, real time content for you!)
4) Run a daily feature on your website (this could be a fact or thought for the day and could tie in with real time world events): - A daily feature will keep you on top of your content on a day to day basis, you will get into a routine of constantly updating your content without noticing. If you want to do this another (lazy) way there are plenty of plug ins you can use that will automatically update your content for you......
5) Update your old content: - This one is a bit of an obvious one but can be easily overlooked, time flies and sometimes its easy to forget to keep your older content up to date and fresh.........an article can be easily 'brought up to date' by changing the title of an original article to something else and updating information such as dates and times. Obviously this will not work for some articles as the information will only pertain to a given time or event but many articles can be given a fresh spin - the most difficult part is to keep an eye on your content and spot when content needs freshening up!
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