View Poll Results: To update or not to update? - That is the question

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  1. #1
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    Is it better to spend time updating product links which expire or to spend that time creating new pages.

    He who laughs last thinks slowest.

    [edited for stupid typos]

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    Or is there some magic thing to do which satisfies this question?

    He who laughs last thinks slowest.

    [edited for typos again - as you can see im not the best at typing]

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    [English Major alert!]

    Yes or No can't give an answer to the "either-or" question: "Is it better to spend time updating product links which expire or to spend that time creating new pages."

    For instance, if I said "yes", would that be "Yes, spend time updating" or "Yes, spend that time creating new pages?"

    In other words you have two opposite questions in the sentence. Therefore it can't be answered with just a "yes" or a "no".

    Anyway, to give a meaningful answer to the questionS--No, don't spend time updating stuff if you can avoid it.

    Yes, spend the time making more pages.

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    Manually updating product links is a time-waster.
    Best solution = product data feeds with a regular regen of 1000's of product links, yummy

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    I don't update links that I know will continue to track. At least not until they are dead. And especially not during trout season.

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    I'll only update the link only if it points to a product or service that has performed ok in the past, or is an in demand niche product that is on a page that gets some traffic.

    But, this all depends on if I can find a suitable replacement merchant/link of the identical or similar product/service so I don't have to update the information or adcopy.

    That for me is the time waster because it would be better just to create new pages instead.

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