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Do’s and Don’ts of Reposting Articles in your Blog

Dos and Don’ts of Reposting Articles in Your Blog

We’ll go over the dos and don’ts of reposting articles in your blog on today’s topic.

If you’ve known us for more than five minutes, you’re aware that we approve web material. As they say, content is king.

You need clear, appropriate, well-written content if you want your website to rank in Google searches and if you want your target market to regard you as an authority in your field.

Writing a blog is a great way to provide that content.

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Many of our clients get ideas from other relevant and useful articles they find on the internet. That’s wonderful! Why I argue, should the wheel be transformed?

Offering assistance to other trustworthy sources can really increase your own trustworthiness.

Regardless of the source, it demonstrates that you are educating yourself and staying current with new advances in your field, as well as providing value to your target market.

Without a doubt, we strongly oppose copying and pasting other people’s articles.

Not only may you be hit with a large lawsuit, but Google will see it as duplicate content— even if you link back to the original material— and that’s something you don’t want.

Google penalizes websites that have duplicate content.


Dos and Don’ts of Reposting Articles in Your Blog

So here are some dos and don’ts of reposting articles in your blog

Create your own quick run-through of the article instead of reposting a whole piece from someone else. Highlight a few key points, as well as why you found it beneficial.

Then make a reference to the article and include a link to it.

You can highlight the resource by stating something like, “According to the California DMV…” before the article or quote, or you can link to the brief article by saying, “Click straight here to discover more about [then mention some key phrases about the topic].”

Do both if you want to cover all your bases. Because you’re not attempting to pass it off as your own work, you can be generous with your citations.

For example, Adam McLane’s essay, Exactly how to Repost a Blog Piece with Design and Grace, provided inspiration for this article.

If you’re going to estimate some essential flows that are extremely important or that you couldn’t express any better yourself, keep the quote to two paragraphs or less.

If it’s more than that, you’re better off paraphrasing or rewriting the message entirely in your own words.

Use the blockquote function on your blog to make it clear that you’re directly pricing an estimate, indent and italicize the content, or both.


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This is how the blockquote function looks. Tyree Nelson, Muscle Mass Web Site

If you need to repost an entire article written by someone else, obtain their permission first.

Don’t just cite the source; include a link to it as well. Also, don’t just post it as if it were your own.

How do you go about getting approval? When you wanted to go to Johnny or Susie’s place, you did the same thing with your mother.

You’ve inquired. Send the author an email or leave a comment requesting permission to repost the piece, and he or she will most likely gladly grant it.

(Who doesn’t want free publicity?)

When you have permission to repost items on your blog, make sure to credit the author and provide a link back to the original post, as well as language stating that you have permission to do so.

(Something along the lines of Short article republished with permission from the Muscle Mass website.)

We put together a useful “Blog Site Creating Guide” book that includes ten recommendations on how to write the most successful article imaginable.

You can submit a form and download it here if you’re interested.

Good luck with your writing!


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