5 Sites Where You Can Republish Blog Content for More Traffic

 

Promoting your blog post is never a one and done deal. Despite how old your posts are, as long as their information remains relevant, you can promote them to different online channels to drive more blog traffic.

Marketing your blog content on social media and online communities are good places to start. However, where else can you push your content on channels where your readers are?

Another way of promoting your posts is to republish them on popular web 2.0 properties.

Content republishing is not a new practice. In fact, it was once considered an illegal tactic due to the reproduction of duplicate content.

By publishing the same blog post on different sites, you risk your site from getting penalized on search results. Sites like Google and Bing will only index a content and deindex other pages with the same content, if not get outranked. Therefore, there is a chance that your blog post might get deindexed even if you wrote and published the post.

However, content republishing has been used to great effects by bloggers like Ryan Battles and Chelsea Baldwin. Both have addressed that republishing your blog content on different platforms will not hurt your blog’s search rankings, but only if this is done for the purpose of reaching out to your audience and not spam-related.

The pros and cons of blog content republishing

PROS and CONS of CONTENT REPUBLISHING

As mentioned, republishing your blog content on web 2.0 platforms is an excellent way to drive more traffic. If people like your content, they can visit your blog to read similar posts.

Also, this tactic is a great method to increase awareness about your blog by tapping into existing readers from these platforms. But we will discuss this in depth later.

Lastly, you can link back to the original post as a way to inform search engines that the content is indeed republished. Consider this as a way of building backlinks to your blog, which is a valuable factor in determining your search rankings. However, keep in mind to not abuse this feature to prevent Google and Bing from penalizing your blog.

On the downside, content republishing can drown out your blog especially if you are just starting out. By republishing your blog content on established sites, your blog may not be disregarded on search results in place of these more reputable sites.

IMPORTANT: Jumping headfirst into content republishing can be a dangerous thing. Before, before we begin, make sure that:

  • Your blog has enough authority to proceed with content republishing – While there is no way to measure this, just make sure that your blog has some Domain Authority of at least 20 to prevent from your site from getting outranked. DA is indicative of your blog’s performance over time, which is a big factor in determining your search rankings.
  • You have promoted your blog content extensively on social media and online communities – The idea behind content repurposing is to get more audience to your blog. Therefore, you want to inform your existing readers from the aforementioned channels that your post is available for viewing.
  • The post has been published for more than seven days – Again, there is no actual data to support this claim. But a one-week window is enough for search engines to collect information about your blog content so they can index it for search.

That said, below are places where you can republish your blog content.

1. Medium

Why? Medium is a unique blogging platform because it does not focus on statistics and data. Instead, it encourages users to tell stories that people will read. If your post communicates something useful and different to Medium readers, then consider republishing your content on the site.

Sign up for an account and click on New Story.

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You will be brought to the text editor of the site. Just copy and paste the text from your blog onto the editor. Medium will apply the same formatting to your blog’s, but you will have to run through the content just to be sure.

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Before you publish, make sure that you link back to the link where the blog content was originally published to ensure proper attribution.

Republishing Blog Content on Medium

 

Once the content is ready, click on Publish and share the post on Twitter and Facebook.

You can track who read your story and the site that referred them to the story.

Medium Referrers

2. LinkedIn

Why: LinkedIn allows users to create articles that will appear on the notification of your connections.  The more connections you have on LinkedIn, the more chances they will read your post and become more aware of your blog.

Sign in your LinkedIn account and click “Write an Article” from your dashboard.

LinkedIn Dashboard

You need to upload a featured image that will introduce readers to the post.

LinkedIn Feature Image

Copy and paste your blog content into the text editor area. The images won’t be included once you paste the article, so you need to upload them one by one.

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Again, make sure that you attribute the post to your blog.

Once you click “Publish,” you will be asked to include a maximum of three tags to your post. The tags will help make your article searchable on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn tags

The benefit of republishing your blog content on LinkedIn is that your connections will be notified about your LinkedIn article. If they are not following your blog, this is a great way to introduce the kind of content you produce and encourage them to visit your blog.

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Therefore, it would really help if you have lots of connections on LinkedIn. The more professionals you are connected with, the more they will click and read your post on their notification page.

3. Kingged.com

Why: Kingged.com is a social networking site for business where users can share and syndicate their posts and comment on what other people shared. The site is also a great place to interact and collaborate with influencers within your industry so you can build and leverage relationships in the future. For this to happen, you need to syndicate your best posts.

Sign in your account and click on “Syndicate Your Post.”

A text editor will show on a new window where you can enter your post. Copy and paste the post in the body, select the appropriate category, and enter the most relevant tags.

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Since the editor will ask for the URL of the post you want to syndicate, you do not need to attribute the original post within the content of the republished on.

Make sure that the images are not more than 600px in width to maintain the layout and appearance of the post.

Over time, you can expect people to “king” your post and receive comments from them.

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4. WordPress.com

Why: Not to be confused with the self-hosted WordPress, WordPress.com is the online version of this blogging platform. You have immediate access to users where you can easily follow, like, and reblog their posts. What we want to achieve here is to reach out to like-minded users and republish our blog content here so we can build a dedicated following of your blog.

I am referring to the WordPress.com free account. If you do not have an account yet, you can create one now.

After logging in, write a new blog post.

Copy and paste the article into the text editor. Upload the image and enter the proper attribution within the content.

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Before publishing, connect your social media accounts to your WordPress’ so you can automatically share the post on those channels upon publication.

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You can check out the republished blog content here.

If your post is good, other users will like and/or reblog it.

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If your post is really good, some will even follow your blog!

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5. Tumblr

Why: While Tumblr caters to a younger audience, it is still a valuable place where you can republish your post and get found easier online, which could lead to more blog traffic.

Log into your account and create a text update.

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If you have the HTML copy of the post you want to republish, you can select HTML as your text editor.

Tumblr HTML

Make sure to revert back to Rich Text to edit and check if the formatting is correct.

Link back to the original article within the post and include tags to make your post searchable on Tumblr.

You can check out the republished blog content here.

BONUS: Quora

Why: Quora is the premier online Q&A site. With its blogging function, Quora aims to help users impose their knowledge on particular topics instead of just answering questions. By creating and writing on a Quora blog, they can build a following and refer more traffic to your actual blog.

Log into your account and go to the Blogs page.

Quora blog

If you do not have a blog yet, you can create one from this post. Choose an available name for your Quora blog and it will used as your subdomain for creating posts using this platform.

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If you have a blog already, create a post.

It is best to copy and paste the post in your text editor and make the necessary edits.

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After linking back to your original article, choose the topics to categorize the post. Choose topics with thousands of followers to increase your reach.

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You can check out the republished blog content here.

Conclusion

Content republishing can be a time-consuming activity. However, making it part of your blog marketing strategy will grant you rewards later on. As shown in the examples above, you can build a following of your target audience, which you can later engage further with more republished posts from your blog. This will eventually lead them to visit your blog and read more of your excellent content.

Also, you do not have to republish all of your blog content. You can focus on republishing only the best content you have so you only deliver exceptional content to your followers on these platforms. Play around with this tactic and see the kind of results you can get from republishing your posts.

THANKS FOR READING!

I really appreciate you reading through the entirety of the post. I hope you learned from the tactics I shared about content republishing. However, if you have more ideas about content republishing that I was not able to discuss and you would like to share, please feel free to comment below.

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Over time, too much stress will take a toll on the physical and mental health of employees.

Moreover, when their health suffers, productivity and the overall growth of the organisation suffer as well.

In the US, roughly 50 per cent of the 550 million lost working days annually are from stress-related absenteeism.

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15 Dead Simple Tips for Writing Powerful Web Content

15 Dead Simple Ways to Writing Powerful Web Content

Much has been said about using tools for writing better and faster articles and posts. However, at the heart of every great web content is a well-written article that communicates its ideas in a clear and concise manner.

Instead of focusing on gimmicks and tools to help you come up with compelling content…turn your attention to writing content that your audience will read from top to bottom.

What You Will Learn from This Post:

  • Craft headlines that will compel your audience and click the link and open your post.
  • Write introductory paragraphs that will hook them to read more.
  • Make easy-to-read sentences so scanners will still get the bigger picture of what you are saying in your post.

Compelling headlines

Tip # 1: Make readers care. If you want to develop headlines that your audience will want to click on and read, you need to answer the simple question:

“So what?”

Consider the following examples as blog titles:

  • Writing Tips for Freelancers
  • 8 Easy Writing Tips that Freelance Ought to Follow
  • 8 Easy Freelance Writing Tips That Will Keep Your Clients Happy

Among the three listed above, which one do you think is the most effective?

Tip # 2: Be descriptive. The first example is straight-forward enough for your audience to know what the article is about. But what about writing tips?  What kind of writing tips should I expect from the post? So what?

Tip # 3: Target a specific audience.  The second example is an improvement from the first by being more descriptive with the kind of tips that readers will expect from the article. However, so what? The title does not consider the different freelancers in the industry, so you’re not really sure if you are the type of freelancer the article is referring to.

Tip # 4: Emphasize the benefit of reading your article. The third example is not only descriptive, but it also tells what kind of freelancers the article is for. If you are having trouble retaining your clients, then the tips will help you solve this problem.

In fact, you can read the article by clicking here!

Use your intro sections as your hook, line, and sinker

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Just like fishing for sport, you need to prepare your best writing techniques to draw the attention of readers to your content.

Your introductory paragraph is a way to draw your readers to your article. Writing a weak one will force them to stop reading. Therefore, give your readers a reason to stay and read the whole content. By beefing up your introduction using any of the suggestions above, you can expect them to be more engaged as they read the rest of your article.

Taking cue from this post at Bid4papers, below are ways that you can write an interesting introduction for your article:

Tip # 5: Use anecdotes. Use a personal story from your experience or historical fact that can  help you seamlessly transition to your main idea.

Tip # 6: Mention statistics. Numbers don’t lie, which makes them perfect examples to establish your argument for your post.

Tip # 7: Reveal misconceptions. Debunking a myth or a well-known practice will help raise the interest level to your article and informs them what they should do.

Tip # 8: Set a scene.  Narrate an imaginary scenario related to your main idea that can help envision your points to readers.

Tip # 9: Include quotations. Using famous lines from popular people or authority figures in your niche can help you communicate your ideas, especially if your readers are big fans of the people you quoted.

Make it easy for readers to understand your point

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To truly write effective and powerful web content, take the chore out of reading.

The Nielsen Norman Group reported that users don’t read content on the web. Instead,they scan for keywords and phrases that grab their attention.

Instead of bloating your article with more words, you need to…simplify your content so readers will easily scan the words they are looking on your articles.

Tip # 10: Use bullet points. These grab the attention of scanners so they can read the major points even without reading the whole article.

Tip # 11: Format sections of your content that need emphasis. For example, use boldon proper nouns and subheadings and italics on  important sentences or phrases.

Tip # 12: Add visuals. Free stock photos from sites like Stocks.im or created images using Canva or PicMonkey help readers visualize your ideas.

Tip # 13: Make your sentences short and sweet. ‘Nuff said.

Tip # 14: Create a “What You Will Learn from This Post” and “Summary” section. Both will help readers get the gist of the content before reading and fill out the details at the end in case they missed anything.

Tip # 15: Do not use adjectives and adverbs. Compelling content is about getting your readers engrossed in your writing. Instead of saying something is “really, really good,” do not just say it – make them experience it. Describe the feeling of goodness so readers can relate to it on a more personal level.

Summary

Understand that you can only get the attention of your audience in a moment’s time. By making the most out of the title, introduction, and formatting of your content following the tips above, you will make an impact to your readers and communicate your ideas in the most effective way possible.

What other dead simple tips that will help others write web content that people will love to read? Share them in the comments!

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