Good News – We Have a News Archive

Thanks to our awesome library staff, we have a news archive in Scholarly Commons. It includes all UND RSS articles in OmniUpdate dating back to 2011. Check it out at https://commons.UND.edu/news-archive/.

We set up this archive because using our website as historical archive is “bad news”. Here’s why:

  1. Search engines (Google/Bing) like fresh sites with recently published content. Old content hurts our search rankings.
  2. Old news articles clutter search results and make it harder for people to find what they need.
  3. We frequently get requests to update old news articles for broken links, changes in unit names or people who have changed positions. We do not edit news. It should remain the way it was the day it was published.
  4. Now that we’re making drastic updates to the site, our old news articles contain several broken links. These broken links hurt our site authority with Google.

We’ll update the news archive on an annual basis.

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