Barry Schwartz over at SEO Roundtable had a post today on something I have been testing for quite some time … and that is, fresh content and getting “Google Love” with increased indexing patterns.
Sites which I update frequently get spidered on a daily basis, and often multiple times per day. Blogs? Those I post to everyday get spidered within minutes of writing a new post. However, those that are “hit and miss” have the same effect with Google. In fact, this Blog I have ignored on purpose during this testing period and it shows consistent behavior with my other blogs.
Show it Love and the Bots come. Ignore it, and so do the Bots.
While it makes sense, people like me can’t accept it until we actually see it happen – consistently across lots of blogs.
So, you’re probably asking yourself what is the minimum you can post and still get the love you want? Of course, if you want complete love, just blog everyday. Just make sure it is meaningful, or while you may get love from Google, your readers will think you suck.
Don’t do that.
Here is the minimum schedule:
- Blog three times a week.
- Don’t go longer than three days without a post.
- Backdating posts doesn’t count.
- “Stacking” posts in the queue to be posted in sequence works very well and is recommended.
Now, get back to blogging for the betterment of your business.